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‘Kisses’ down McCartney’s memory lane
What do you do with an album that’s perfectly pleasant but ultimately unnecessary? That’s the puzzle of Paul McCartney’s lightweight new record, a jazzy salute to the songs he grew up hearing his father play on the family piano. He’s not calling it such, but “Kisses on the Bottom’’ is essentially McCartney’s foray into the Great American Songbook.