All-Star Lineup Contributes To 'The Art Of McCartney,' Coming November 18th
September 9, 2014 at 11:55 AM (PT)
BOB DYLAN, BILLY JOEL, THE CURE, BRIAN WILSON, ALICE COOPER and THE WHO's ROGER DALTREY are just some of the artists who have contributed to "The Art Of McCARTNEY," a tribute album featuring backing from SIR PAUL's longtime band, scheduled for release in multiple formats NOVEMBER 18th via KOBALT LABEL SERVICES.
Among the other artists who contribute covers are THE CURE, DEF LEPPARD, DR. JOHN, YUSUF, BARRY GIBB, JAMIE CULLUM, KISS, CHRISSIE HYNDE and JEFF LYNNE, among others.
"The Art Of McCARTNEY" is the brainchild of L.A. producer, BEATLES and McCARTNEY fanatic RALPH SALL, who has driven this project from conception to delivery. SALL met and worked alongside PAUL in 2003 when they revived a song from the 1971 "Ram" sessions for a movie soundtrack. RALPH then asked PAUL and his publishing company if they would support his making this album to honor him, and got their blessings.
RALPH recruited PAUL’s gifted backing guitarists, RUSTY ANDERSON and BRIAN RAY, keyboard player PAUL 'WIX' WICKENS, and drummer ABE LABORIEL, JR., making this the first time they have recorded his songs with anyone else since they first started working together with McCARTNEY over 12 years ago.
Legendary BEACH BOY BRIAN WILSON was the first to take up the challenge with his rendition of "Wanderlust" from the underrated 1982 album "Tug Of War."
BOB DYLAN's choice was "Things We Said Today," a track from "A Hard Days Night."
Other highlights: WILLIE NELSON’s heartfelt "Yesterday," DALTREY’s frenzied "Helter Skelter," B.B.KING’s atmospheric "On The Way" and THE CURE’s "Hello Goodbye," which is the first single. It's the band’s first release in six years and also features SIR PAUL’s son JAMES on keyboards. The track is available for download now for those who pre-order the album.
"The Art Of McCartney" is available in five separate physical packages: Limited Deluxe Boxset, Vinyl Boxset, Triple Gatefold Vinyl, CD Casebook and CD Remus as well as standard digital album and iTunes album,.
Here's the full track listing:
1. Maybe I’m Amazed - BILLY JOEL
2. Things We Said Today - BOB DYLAN
3. Band On The Run - HEART
4. Junior’s Farm - STEVE MILLER
5. The Long and Winding Road - YUSUF/CAT STEVENS
6. My Love - HARRY CONNICK JR.
7. Wanderlust - BRIAN WILSON
8. Bluebird - CORINNE BAILEY RAE
9. Yesterday – WILLIE NELSON
10. Junk – JEFF LYNNE
11. When I’m 64 – BARRY GIBB
12. Every Night – JAMIE CULLUM
13. Venus and Mars/ Rock Show – KISS
14. Let Me Roll It – PAUL RODGERS
15. Helter Skelter – ROGER DALTREY
16. Helen Wheels – DEF LEPPARD
17. Hello Goodbye – THE CURE ft JAMES McCARTNEY
18. Live And Let Die – BILLY JOEL
19. Let It Be – CHRISSIE HYNDE
20. Jet - ROBIN ZANDER & RICK NIELSEN
21. Hi Hi Hi - JOE ELLIOTT
22. Letting Go - HEART
23. Hey Jude - STEVE MILLER
24. Listen To What The Man Said - OWL CITY
25. Got To Get You Into My Life - PERRY FARRELL
26. Drive My Car - DION
27. Lady Madonna - ALLEN TOUSSAINT
28. Let ‘Em In - DR. JOHN
29. So Bad - SMOKEY ROBINSON
30. No More Lonely Nights - THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT
31. Eleanor Rigby - ALICE COOPER
32. Come And Get It - TOOTS HIBBERT with SLY & ROBBIE
33. On The Way - B. B. KING
34. Birthday - SAMMY HAGAR
The limited edition vinyl boxset and deluxe boxset features the following eight extra tracks;
1. C Moon - ROBERT SMITH
2. Can’t Buy Me Love - BOOKER T. JONES
3. P.S. I Love You - RONNIE SPECTOR
4. All My Loving - DARLENE LOVE
5. For No One - IAN McCULOCH
6. Put It There - PETER, BJORN & JOHN
7. Run Devil Run - WANDA JACKSON
8. Smile Away - ALICE COOPER