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Paul McCartney to release new CD

Dec. 20, 2011 at 8:45 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- British recording star Paul McCartney says he plans to release an as-yet-untitled album in February on Hear Music/Concord Records.

Billboard.com said the CD, due out Feb. 7, will be comprised of reinterpretations of songs that shaped McCartney's career.

"When I kind of got into songwriting, I realized how well structured these songs were and I think I took a lot of my lessons from them," McCartney, 68, said in a statement Tuesday. "I always thought artists like Fred Astaire were very cool. Writers like Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, all of those guys -- I just thought the songs were magical. And then, as I got to be a songwriter I thought it's beautiful, the way they made those songs."

The album will also contain the new tracks, "My Valentine," featuring Eric Clapton, and "Only Our Hearts," which reunites McCartney with his "Ebony & Ivory" collaborator, Stevie Wonder, Billboard.com said.

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