The Art of McCartney
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|The Art of McCartney|
|Compilation album by Various Artists|
|Released||November 18, 2014|
|Label||Arctic Poppy via Kobalt|
The Art of McCartney is a tribute album to musician Paul McCartney and was released on November 18, 2014. The 42-song set, which covers McCartney's solo work and work with The Beatles and Wings, features a wide range of artists such as Barry Gibb, Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Alice Cooper, Smokey Robinson, and Kiss. According to producer Ralph Sall, the project has been in the works for over 11 years.
Sall originally came up with the project in 2003 when he worked with McCartney on reviving the song "A Love for You" from McCartney's sessions for the 1971 album, Ram, for the In-Laws soundtrack. Sall got the approval from McCartney to begin work on the project and began recording songs with McCartney's backing band which includes guitarists Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray, keyboardist Paul "Wix" Wickens and drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr.. It was then that Sall started to seek out other artists to cover McCartney's work with; the Beach Boys' founding member Brian Wilson was the first to come on board, with his cover of McCartney's "Wanderlust".
The compilation is available in a variety of formats, ranging from standard 34 track CD, vinyl and digital releases to a 42 track deluxe set with hardbound books, a DVD documentary about the making of the album and more. A limited edition deluxe box set, which has been limited to 1,000 copies was also released and includes signed artwork by Beatles associate Alan Aldridge, a USB drive designed to look like McCartney's signature Hofner bass, the aforementioned DVD documentary, an audio documentary, an illustrated guide to the release, art cards, CDs, vinyl and a certificate of authenticity.
|1.||"C Moon" (Amazon exclusive)||Robert Smith|
|2.||"Can't Buy Me Love" (iTunes exclusive)||Booker T. Jones|
|3.||"P.S. I Love You" (iTunes exclusive)||Ronnie Spector|
|4.||"All My Loving" (Target exclusive)||Darlene Love|
|5.||"For No One" (Best Buy exclusive)||Ian McCulloch|
|6.||"Put It There" (Amazon exclusive)||Peter, Bjorn and John|
|7.||"Run Devil Run" (Target exclusive)||Wanda Jackson|
|8.||"Smile Away" (Best Buy exclusive)||Alice Cooper|
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