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Paul McCartney, Fionna Apple, My Morning Jacket guest on Buddy Holly tribute

on April 28, 2011, 10:19am

For a while, tribute albums appeared to be music’s favorite thing. Hell, even living artists were getting ’em. While that trend has since been replaced by film scores penned by notable electronic acts, there are still upcoming efforts honoring some of music’s all-time greats. The Rolling Stones recently paid tribute to Ian Stewart, and now comes word of a star-studded 19-track effort recognizing the achievements of rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly.

Due for release June 28th via Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group, Rave On Buddy Holly features contributions from Paul McCartney, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Nick Lowe, Fionna Apple, The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, My Morning Jacket, The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Florence and the Machine, Cee-Lo Green, She & Him, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O, and Karen Elson.

According to the Pop & Hiss, the project was supervised by Randall Poster and promises to steer clear of the “reverent re-creations typically found on similar projects.” Explained Poster in an issued press release: “As the tracks from various contributors were gathered for the album, we seemed to be gathering pieces of a complex and original puzzle … that traces back to the roots of rock and roll and shapes so much of the music that followed.”

The album’s tracklist is posted below. Yes, Kid Rock also makes an appearance on the album — because nothing says America rock and roll like Kid Rock covering Buddy Holly.

Rave On Buddy Holly Tracklist:
01. The Black Keys – “Dearest”
02. Fiona Apple and Jon Brion – “Every Day”
03. Paul McCartney – “It’s So Easy”
04. Florence and the Machine – “Not Fade Away”
05. Cee-Lo – “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care”
06. Karen Elson – “Crying, Waiting, Hoping”
07. Julian Casablancas – “Rave On”
08. Jenny O. – “I’m Gonna Love You Too”
09. Justin Townes Earle – “Maybe Baby”
10. She & Him – “Oh Boy”
11. Nick Lowe – “Changing All Those Changes”
12. Patti Smith – “Words of Love”
13. My Morning Jacket – “True Love Ways”
14. Modest Mouse – “That’ll Be the Day”
15. Kid Rock – “Well… All Right”
16. Detroit Cobras – “Heartbeat”
17. Lou Reed – “Peggy Sue”
18. John Doe – “Peggy Sue Got Married”
19. Graham Nash – “Raining in My Heart”

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