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A sneak preview of Paul McCartney's next album

So, OK, this is a blog primarily for classical music and theater types, but who doesn't have a soft spot for Paul McCartney?

Seems like the Cute Beatle is making an album devoted primarily to the "standards he grew up listening to in his childhood," according to the press release.

"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 says in the release. "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."

It's great to find yet another rocker digging into that magic. The album, which does not yet have a title, but does have a release date (Feb. 7), also contains ... two new McCartney songs. Here's a preview:

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