Paul McCartney Tribute Album To Feature Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Barry Gibb, Roger Daltrey, And Steve Miller
A star-studded Paul McCartney tribute LP will feature performances by Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Roger Daltrey, Barry Gibb, Jeff Lynne, the Steve Miller Band, and Billy Joel, according to Beatles Examiner. The 32-song album, called The Art Of Paul McCartney, will also feature tracks by Willie Nelson, Jamie Cullum, and Corinne Bailey, and include such Beatles and solo staples as "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," "P.S. I Love You," "When I'm Sixty Four," "Listen To What The Man Said" and "Every Night" -- with Dylan’s contribution said to be the "Fab Four's" Revolver weeper, "For No One."
Beatlefan reported that the album, which is being issued via the Arctic Poppy Music imprint, will be released as both "box set and collectors editions" this summer, with the standard double album scheduled for release in the autumn.
Billy Joel admits that his songwriting career has been heavily -- if not almost entirely -- inspired by the Beatles’ output: "In a lot of ways, I was trying to recreate Beatle music. When the Beatles broke up, I thought, ‘Oh, we’re not gonna get any of that anymore — maybe I can try to do something like that.'"
The Beatles' Top Five chart entries on the Billboard Hot 100 for April 4th, 1964:
1. "Can't Buy Me Love"
2. "Twist And Shout"
3. "She Loves You"
4. "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
5. "Please Please Me"
Photo Courtesy of Linda McCartney