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article imageThe Cure croon 'Hello, Goodbye' for 'The Art Of McCartney'

By Earl Dittman     Sep 12, 2014 in Music
The Beatles hit, "Hello, Goodbye," covered by The Cure, is the lead single from the upcoming collection 'The Art Of McCartney,' a celebration of the music of Sir Paul McCartney by such artists as Billy Joel, KISS, Yusuf, Jamie Cullum and Roger Daltrey.
The Cure (led by frontsman Robert Smith) have just released their take on The Beatles' classic ‘Hello Goodbye,’ which is the band’s first release in six years and also features Sir Paul McCarntney’s son James on keyboards. The track is available for download now for those who pre-order The Art Of McCartney NOW.
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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, many of his classic tracks have been recorded by some of the world’s greatest artists, such as "Maybe I’m Amazed" (Billy Joel), "My Love" (Harry Connick, Jr.), "The Long And Winding Road" (Yusuf/Cat Stevens), "When I’m 64" (Barry Gibb), "Let It Be" (Chrissie Hynde), "Helter Skelter" (Roger Daltrey), "Eleanor Rigby" (Alice Cooper) and "Every Night" (Jamie Cullum).
Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney
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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, Paul Rodgers, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Dr. John, 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 honor him. They came back with Paul’s own blessing and thumbs aloft for the project to go ahead.
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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 labor 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.
Paul Rodgers sings  Let Me Roll It  for  The Art Of McCartney
Paul Rodgers sings "Let Me Roll It" for 'The Art Of McCartney'
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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.
Alice Cooper records his version of  Eleanor Rigby  for  The Art Of McCartney
Alice Cooper records his version of "Eleanor Rigby" for 'The Art Of McCartney'
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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.
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Roger Daltrey covers The Beatles' "Helter Skelter"
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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.
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All 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.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.
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Sir Paul McCartney
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The Art of McCartney is the very definition of the universal appeal and timeless magic of Sir Paul McCartney’s songs and songwriting. It's an audiophile’s dream. It is available in five beautifully packaged formats for the McCartney fan in your life: The Art Of McCartney is available to pre-order now via The Art of McCartney Online Store, iTunes and Amazon.
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The Art Of McCartney will be available on November 17, 2014. The Deluxe Box Set - a limited run of 1,000 Deluxe Box Sets will include Alan Aldridge signed artwork exclusive to The Art Of McCartney Store - will be released on December 15, four weeks after the release of the other album formats. All customers who preorder the Deluxe Box Set will receive a free 34 track MP3 download of the album on November 17.
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