There have been many tributes to Paul McCartney in many form already. That happens when you’re responsible for writing and performing some of what many consider to be the greatest music of all time. Still, the minds behind an eleven-year-long project have seen it fit to pay tribute to McCartney’s genius, and they got some of the biggest–and weirdest–names in music to do it.
The album, titled The Art Of McCartney, features contributions from legends (Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson), the somewhat expected (Billy Joel, Barry Gibb), the contemporary (Peter Bjorn & John, Corinne Bailey Rae), and the surprising (The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCullogh). The album also features contributions from McCartney’s current backing band, as well as his son James, who can be seen in this recently-premiered video performing “Hello Goodbye” with The Cure.
No official tracklist for The Art Of McCartney has been released yet, but Rolling Stone revealed that, along with The Cure’s contribution, Bob Dylan will give his take on “Things We Said Today”; Brian Wilson will try his hand at “Wanderlust”; Willie Nelson will give “Yesterday” a go, and Roger Daltrey will cover “Helter Skelter”, obviously.
The Art Of McCartney comes out on November 18th on Arctic Poppy Records. Fans can pre-order the album now on the project’s website.