The Cure, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson sing on The Art of McCartney — listen


A marquee cast of legendary musicians including The Cure, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Billy JoelIan McCulloch, Barry Gibb, Roger Daltrey, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens), and more assembled to cover selections from Paul McCartney’s discography for a massive new tribute album. In anticipation of its November 18th release, The Art of McCartney is streaming in full below (via The Guardian).

The project was originally conceived by producer Ralph Sall in 2003. McCartney not only gave the album his blessing, but provided his backing band to accompany the vast array of guest vocalists in the studio.

The album was preceded by covers of “Hello Goodbye”, which featured The Cure taking on the Beatles’ classic with McCartney’s son, James, along with Billy Joel’s rendition of “Maybe I’m Amazed”.

The Art of McCartney will be available in an array of formats, including digital, CD, and vinyl, as well as a deluxe box set featuring an exclusive documentary, a USB drive in the shape of McCartney’s Hofner bass, and a certificate of authenticity. The full package tacks on eight bonus tracks, including Robert Smith’s version of “C Moon” and “Smile Away” by Alice Cooper.

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”