“The Art of Paul McCartney,” a 32-track tribute album featuring covers of Paul McCartney songs both from his Beatles days and solo career by the likes of Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Roger Daltrey, Jeff Lynne and more, was announced April 3 by Arctic Poppy Records.
The company says the list of artists besides those already mentioned also include Billy Joel, Steve Miller Band, Willie Nelson, Barry Gibb, Jamie Cullum, and Corinne Bailey Rae. The songs to be covered include “Live and Let Die,” “Let It Be,” “Yesterday,” “All My Loving,” “Things We Said Today,” “The Long and Winding Road,” “Hello Goodbye,” “Drive My Car,” “Hey Jude,” “Let Me Roll It,” “Listen to What the Man Said” and “Every Night.”
The company says it has received final mixed tracks for the Paul McCartney album and said “design and marketing plans are in full swing.” The Dylan fan tribute magazine Isis reported that boxset and collectors’ editions of the album will be released in the summer, with the standard album version coming out later in the year, though this was not included in the company’s announcement.
The magazine reported Dylan’s contribution to the project as “For No One,” though it said this could not be confirmed. It said its April 1 report of Dylan’s involvement in the project was initially received with skepticism. “We trust those involved are enjoying their humble pie because Arctic Poppy Music has now announced the project.”