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 Joel, Ian 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,
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