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New Paul McCartney tribute album features The Cure, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and more

on September 09, 2014, 8:41am

Paul McCartney has been honored with countless tribute albums over the years, though the one put together by producer Ralph Sall just might top them all. Due out November 18th, The Art of McCartney sees the likes of The Cure, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Billy JoelIan McCulloch, Barry Gibb, Roger Daltrey, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens), and more cover McCartney’s vast catalog of hits.

The project has actually been in the works since 2003. After receiving the approval of McCartney, Sall rounded together Macca’s backing band — guitarists Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray, keyboardist Paul “Wix” Wickens, and drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr. — and began recruiting potential singers.

The tracklist includes covers of “Things We Said Today” by Dylan, “Wanderlust” by Wilson, “Maybe I’m Amazed” and “Live and Let Die” by Joel, “When I’m 64” by Gibb, and “Helter Skelter” by Daltrey.

As our first taste, Rolling Stone has premiered an in-studio video of The Cure covering of “Hello Goodbye” with McCartney’s son, James. It marks the band’s first new recording since 2008. Watch below.

The Art of McCartney will be available in digital, CD, and vinyl formats, as well as a deluxe box set featuring a documentary on the project, a USB drive designed to look like McCartney’s Hofner bass, and a certificate of authenticity.

The Art of McCartney Tracklist:
01. Billy Joel – “Maybe I’m Amazed”
02. Bob Dylan – “Things We Said Today”
03. Heart – “Band on the Run”
04. Steve Miller – “Junior’s Farm”
05. Yusuf Islam – “The Long and Winding Road”
06. Harry Connick, Jr. – “My Love”
07. Brian Wilson – “Wanderlust”
08. Corinne Bailey Rae – “Bluebird”
09. Willie Nelson – “Yesterday”
10. Jeff Lynne – “Junk”
11. Barry Gibb – “When I’m 64”
12. Jamie Cullum – “Every Night”
13. Kiss – “Venus and Mars”/”Rock Show”
14. Paul Rodgers – “Let Me Roll It”
15. Roger Daltrey – “Helter Skelter”
16. Def Leppard – “Helen Wheels”
17. The Cure, featuring James McCartney – “Hello Goodbye”
18. Billy Joel – “Live and Let Die”
19. Chrissie Hynde – “Let It Be”
20. Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen – “Jet”
21. Joe Elliott – “Hi Hi Hi”
22. Heart – “Letting Go”
23. Steve Miller – “Hey Jude”
24. Owl City – “Listen to What the Man Said”
25. Perry Farrell – “Got to Get You Into My Life”
26. Dion – “Drive My Car”
27. Allen Toussaint – “Lady Madonna”
28. Dr. John – “Let ‘Em In”
29. Smokey Robinson – “So Bad”
30. The Airborne Toxic Event – “No More Lonely Nights”
31. Alice Cooper – “Eleanor Rigby”
32. Toots Hibbert with Sly & Robbie – “Come and Get It”
33. B.B. King – “On the Way”
34. Sammy Hagar – “Birthday”

The Art of McCartney Bonus Tracks:

01. Robert Smith – “C Moon”
02. Booker T. Jones – “Can’t Buy Me Love”
03. Ronnie Spector – “P.S. I Love You”
04. Darlene Love – “All My Loving”
05. Ian McCulloch – “For No One”
06. Peter, Bjorn and John – “Put It There”
07. Wanda Jackson – “Run Devil Run”
08. Alice Cooper – “Smile Away”

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