Tribute Album The Art Of McCartney Includes New Covers By Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, The Cure

It’s not like the world needed another Beatles tribute. There’s an entire industry devoted to letting you know that the Beatles were the most important band of all time and that Paul McCartney was one of the most important songwriters. But even with that in mind, the lineup of the new McCartney tribute set The Art Of McCartney is pretty staggering. The tribute album is coming out this fall, with 34 songs spread out over three CDs or four LPs. And many of the contributors are the type of people who routinely get their own tribute albums: Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, the Cure, Willie Nelson, KISS, Roger Daltrey, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King, Alice Cooper. (There are also younger performers like, um, Owl City. No Kanye, though.) McCartney producer and superfan Ralph Sall put the tribute together, and many members of McCartney’s backing band play on it. Below, check out the tracklist and watch the Cure recording a version of “Hello Goodbye” with McCartney’s son James on keyboards.


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 (Cat Stevens) – “The Long and Winding Road”
06 Harry Connick, Jr. – “My Love”
07 Brian Wilson – “Wanderlust”
08 Corrine 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 – “Hello Goodbye” (Feat. James McCartney)
18 Billy Joel – “Live And Let Die”
19 Chrissie Hynde – “Let It Be”
20 Robin Zander & Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick – “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 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”

Bonus tracks on the deluxe box set editions:

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 & John – “Put It There”
07 Wanda Jackson – “Run Devil Run”
08 Alice Cooper – “Smile Away”

The Art Of McCartney is available 11/18 in a number of different formats; check it out here.