Paul McCartney Announces ‘Tribute’ Album

9 September 2014, 16:10 | Updated: 9 September 2014, 16:40

Paul McCartney

Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson and more sing their favourite McCartney songs for the compilation album, The Art of Paul McCartney

50 years ago, Paul McCartney established himself as one of the most influential songwriters ever. The former Beatle is now reaping the rewards with compilation The Art of Paul McCartney, featuring covers of songs by McCartney during his time in the Beatles and Wings and as a solo artist.

A host of fellow influential singer-songwriters including Bob Dylan ("Things We Said Today"), B.B. King ("On the Way"), Smokey Robinson ("So Bad"), Barry Gibb ("When I'm 64"), Billy Joel ("Maybe I'm Amazed," "Live and Let Die"), Willie Nelson ("Yesterday"), among many others, have all put their unique spin on McCartney songs.

The first song to be released from the album is a take on the Beatles' "Hello Goodbye" – as recorded by the Cure and Paul's son James. The full compilation is set to come out on November 18th.

The album is available for preorder on The Art of McCartney site, iTunes and Amazon.

The Art Of McCartney Track List:

1. Billy Joel - "Maybe I'm Amazed"

2. Bob Dylan - "Things We Said Today"

3. Heart - "Band on the Run"

4. Steve Miller - "Junior's Farm"

5. Yusuf Islam - "The Long and Winding Road"

6. Harry Connick, Jr. - "My Love"

7. Brian Wilson - "Wanderlust"

8. Corinne Bailey Rae - "Bluebird"

9. 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: 

1. Robert Smith - C Moon"

2. Booker T. Jones - "Can't Buy Me Love"

3. Ronnie Spector - "P.S. I Love You"

4. Darlene Love - "All My Loving"

5. Ian McCulloch - "For No One"

6. Peter, Bjorn and John - "Put It There"

7. Wanda Jackson - "Run Devil Run"

8. Alice Cooper - "Smile Away"