Diana Krall's upcoming album “Wallflower,” to be released Oct. 24 on Verve Records, will feature a never-before-recorded Paul McCartney song called “If I Take You Home Tonight.” The song was a leftover from the sessions for McCartney's “Kisses on the Bottom” album she did with him the night of Feb. 9, 2012 at the Capitol Records tower in Hollywood. Krall's band backed McCartney on the album. McCartney was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony at the tower that day.
Krall talked about the song in an interview with the Oregonian. “I still had a copy of the music and I asked him if he was O.K. if I did the song for my record and he said, 'Sure,' so we recorded that and it came out just gorgeous. It's a new Paul McCartney song that's never been recorded that I'm pretty honored to have.”
It was originally revealed in April that she was to record the McCartney song, but the title was not originally named. Besides the McCartney song, the new album “Wildflower” will feature Krall's covers of a variety of pop songs, many as duets with guest stars. The tracks include the Mamas & the Papas' “California Dreamin',” the Eagles' “Desperado,” “Superstar,” done by Delaney & Bonnie, the Carpenters and Rita Coolidge, Elton John's “Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word” and duets of “Feels Like Home” with Bryan Adams and Michael Bublé joining her on Gilbert O'Sullivan's “Alone Again (Naturally).”
A deluxe version with four added tracks will be available exclusively on Amazon.com. The bonus tracks will include her version of the Beatles' “In My Life” and the Georgie Fame song “Yeh Yeh” featuring Fame in a duet with Krall.
Krall will begin a U.S. tour to support the album in early November after several dates in Europe. The U.S. tour begins in Phoenix, Arizona, and will include stops in California, Arizona, New York and Florida among the shows.