Paul McCartney's nod to an early period in his life was just released (Tuesday, February 7) on a new album of standards.

The record, called "Kisses on the Bottom", is a collection of songs he remembers his father James singing and playing on the piano when he was growing up. 

Paul says the title is a line from the lead track, "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter", and not a reference to a part of the anatomy, although Paul joked that "The gay audience might like it", and "girls are gonna like that too" (according to some women he asked).

Ever the romantic, the album was originally titled "My Valentine", after the first single (which he wrote for his wife, Nancy) and was going to be released on Valentine's Day, but Paul thought the title might limit it's appeal.

Paul's in L.A. this week for an extremely busy week, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, being honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, and performing at the Grammys on Sunday.

Paul will also be performing at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in London June 4th.

The new album is available here.