"The Art Of
McCartney" is available in five beautifully packaged formats :
THE ART OF McCARTNEY (Exclusive Deluxe 4CD / 1DVD / 4LP Box Set)
THE ART OF McCARTNEY (Exclusive Deluxe 4 LP vinyl Box Set)
THE ART OF McCARTNEY (2CD + 1DVD Casebook)
THE ART OF McCARTNEY (2CD album)
THE ART OF McCARTNEY (3LP vinyl album)
THE ART OF McCARTNEY (MP3 digital download)
Europe : Arctic Poppy - Exclusive Deluxe 4CD / 1DVD / 4LP Box
Set - APDELU1402
Europe : Arctic Poppy - Exclusive Deluxe 4 LP vinyl Box Set -
Europe : Arctic Poppy - 2CD + 1DVD Casebook - APCDBOOK1402
Europe : Arctic Poppy - 2CD album - APCDREM1402
Arctic Poppy - 2CD promo - APCDREMPRO1402
Europe : Arctic Poppy - 3LP vinyl album - APGATEV1402
USA : Arctic Poppy / Kobalt Records - 2CD + 1DVD Casebook -
USA : Arctic Poppy / Kobalt Records - 2CD album - 5060186924090
USA : Arctic Poppy / Kobalt Records - 3LP vinyl album -
USA : Arctic Poppy / Kobalt Records - 2CD album - 5060186924724
(Best Buy Edition)
USA : Arctic Poppy / Kobalt Records - 2CD album - 5060186924???
USA : Columbia Records / Sony Music Entertainment -
musicians on "Venus and Mars / Rock Show"
(CD1 Track 13)
the musicians actually are :
Gene Simmons : lead vocals on "Venus and Mars"
Paul Stanley : lead vocals on "Rock Show"
Dan Petty : guitars / bass
Doug Petty : keyboards
Tal Bergman : drums
Jason Paige : backing vocals
Maiya Sykes : backing vocals
: backing vocals
Produced by Ralph Sall.
Engineered by Peter McCabe and Greg Collins.
Additonal Engineering by Yossi Shakked and Scott Anderson.
Recorded at The Nook, Los Angeles, CA; Nightbird Studios, Los
Angeles, CA; and Tal Bergman Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Mixed at Tone Kings Studios, Los Angeles, CA by Peter McCabe.
August 2010 it was reported
that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons revealed during an
interview that the band spent time at a Los Angeles studio
recording a cover version of "Venus And Mars" for an upcoming
PAUL MCCARTNEY tribute album.
Produced by Ralph Sall for Bulletproof Recording Company, Inc.
Executive Producer : Ralph Sall.
Mastering Engineer : Louie Teran.
The Art Of McCartney is a long awaited and very special project
celebrating one of the most universally acclaimed songwriters of
all time, Sir Paul McCartney. With backing provided by
McCartney’s long time band, classic tracks such as Maybe I’m
Amazed, My Love, The Long And Winding Road, When I’m 64, Let It
Be, Helter Skelter, Eleanor Rigby, Live And Let Die have been
recorded by some of the world’s greatest artists.
The calibre of artists showing their respect to Paul’s
songwriting genius is truly staggering. Bob Dylan, Billy Joel,
The Cure, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, Brian Wilson, Alice Cooper,
Def Leppard, Dr John, Yusuf, Barry Gibb, Jamie Cullum, KISS,
Chrissie Hynde, ELO legend Jeff Lynne, and many more have
recorded McCartney songs exclusively for this album.
The Art Of McCartney is the brainchild of Los Angeles producer,
Beatles and McCartney fanatic, Ralph Sall, who has driven this
project from conception to delivery. Sall met and worked
alongside Paul in 2003 when they revived a song from the 1971
Ram sessions for a movie soundtrack. Ralph then asked Paul and
his publishing company if they would support his making this
album to honour him. They came back with Paul’s own blessing and
thumbs aloft for the project to go ahead.
Ralph became a man on a mission, first recruiting McCartney’s
gifted backing guitarists, Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray,
keyboard player Paul “Wix” Wickens, plus the larger than life
drummer, Abe Laboriel, Jr. They know Paul’s extensive back
catalogue intimately and this is the first time they have
recorded his songs with anyone else since they first started
working together with Paul over 12 years ago.
Ralph then set about approaching the world’s greatest performers
to invite them to step forward and make their mark. This has
been a labour of love, not only for Ralph but also for the
artists who gave their time to be part of it. All have spoken of
the importance of McCartney and his songwriting in their own
careers and wanted to show their appreciation.
A key strength of The Art Of McCartney is the way these world
class artists have got to grips with the sheer range and quality
of Paul’s work. From his groundbreaking recordings with The
Beatles, through to key moments with Wings and his solo
compositions, they are all featured on the album.
Legendary Beach Boy, Brian Wilson, was the first to take up the
challenge. Undoubtedly he set the bar very high with his
rendition of Wanderlust from the underrated 1982 album Tug Of
There are very few artists whose own work rivals The Beatles. So
when producer Ralph Sall approached Bob Dylan to take part, he
knew it was ambitious. Dylan’s choice was Things We Said Today –
a track from The Beatles’ soundtrack A Hard Days Night – and
audiences will be captivated as he growls his way through his
There are so many great interpretations here but look out for
Willie Nelson’s heartfelt Yesterday, Roger Daltrey’s frenzied
version of Helter Skelter, B.B. King’s atmospheric On The Way
and The Cure’s Hello Goodbye. Also Smokey Robinson who makes his
version of So Bad from Paul’s Pipes of Peace album his own, his
tender vocals taking the song in a new direction.
aspects of Paul’s peerless back catalogue have been explored
from The Beatles to his experimental early solo work, to Wings
and his latter solo output. Lesser-known hidden classics such as
Junk and Every Night are given a fresh outing and
The lead off track from the album is The Cure’s take on The
Beatles classic ‘Hello Goodbye’ which is the band’s first
release in 6 years and also features Sir Paul’s son James on
keyboards. The track is available for download now for those who
pre-order The Art Of McCartney.
Whether it is The Cure’s Robert Smith, Corinne Bailey Rae,
Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel or KISS, they each bring
their own special talent to Paul’s much-loved songs. In so
doing, they have created versions that are both new and classic
at the same time.
The Art of McCartney is the very definition of the universal
appeal and timeless magic of Sir Paul McCartney’s songs and