This is Paul's best album in years. After a slight opener, this elegiac release kicks in with songs that dwell on memory, confusion and loss. While a melancholy air hangs over even upbeat tunes such as "Only Mama Knows" and "See Your Sunshine," Macca fills the set with warm memories of his working-class English youth and an acknowledgment of life's gifts. An extended song cycle on life, growing and the specter of death is uniformly strong, and two of the bonus cuts belong on the proper album. Heavy stuff, but the warmth is real and the melodies undeniable.