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The Art Of McCartney
The Songs of Paul McCartney Sung By The World's Greatest Artists

Released : November 17, 2014
Produced by : Ralph Sall
Time CD 1 :
Time CD 2 : 57:27

disc 1  
01 Maybe I'm Amazed (5:06) Billy Joel
02 Things We Said Today (3:01) Bob Dylan
03 Band On The Run (5:14) Heart
04 Junior's Farm (4:17) Steve Miller
05 The Long And Winding Road (3:30) Yusuf/Cat Stevens
06 My Love (4:05) Harry Connick, Jr
07 Wanderlust (4:17) Brian Wilson
08 Bluebird (3:24) Corinne Bailey Rae
09 Yesterday (3:01) Willie Nelson
10 Junk (2:13) Jeff Lynne
11 When I'm 64 (2:40) Barry Gibb
12 Every Night (2:58) Jamie Cullum
13 Venus And Mars/Rock Show (6:40) KISS
14 Let Me Roll It (4:32) Paul Rodgers
15 Helter Skelter (4:02) Roger Daltrey
16 Helen Wheels (3:50) Def Leppard
17 Hello Goodbye (4:01) The Cure feat.James McCartney

disc 2
01 Live And Let Die (3:08) Billy Joel
02 Let It Be (3:48) Chrissie Hynde
03 Jet (4:11) Robin Zander & Rick Nielsen
04 Hi Hi Hi (3:10) Joe Elliot
05 Letting Go (3:59) Heart
06 Hey Jude (5:14) Steve Miller
07 Listen To What The Man Said (3:36) Owl City
08 Got To Get You Into My Life (2:41) Perry Farrell
09 Drive My Car (2:52) Dion
10 Lady Madonna (2:15) Allen Toussaint
11 Let Em In (5:12) Dr. John
12 So Bad (3:19) Smokey Robinson
13 No More Lonely Nights (3:36) The Airborne Toxic Event
14 Eleanor Rigby (2:08) Alice Cooper
15 Come And Get It (2:21) Toots Hibbert / Sly & Robbie
16 On The Way (3:19) B.B. King
17 Birthday (2:38)  Sammy Hagar

bonus tracks on Exclusive DeLuxe Editions
01 C Moon (0:00) Robert Smith
02 Can't Buy Me Love (2:18) Booker T-Jones
03 P.S. I Love You (2:14) Ronnie Spector
04 All My Loving (0:00) Darlene Love
05 For No One (0:00) Ian McCulloch
06 Put It There (0:00) Peter, Bjorn & John
07 Run Devil Run (0:00) Wanda Jackson
08 Smile Away (0:00) Alice Cooper

"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 (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 - APVINLP1402
Europe : Arctic Poppy - 2CD + 1DVD Casebook - APCDBOOK1402
Europe : Arctic Poppy - 2CD album - APCDREM1402

Europe : Arctic Poppy - 2CD promo - APCDREMPRO1402
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USA : Arctic Poppy / Kobalt Records - 2CD + 1DVD Casebook - 5060186924106
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USA : Arctic Poppy / Kobalt Records - 3LP vinyl album - 060186924113
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USA : Columbia Records / Sony Music Entertainment -
iTunes digital download

musicians on "Venus and Mars / Rock Show" (CD1 Track 13)
listed as
KISS 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
Kenna Ramsey : 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.

Recording NOTES :
August 2010 it was reported
here 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.

Extra Notes (promo letter) :
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 War.

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 remarkable version.

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 interpretation.

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 songwriting.

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