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Get It: Art of McCartney

The Art of McCartney

After streaming this all for the past 4 days, I just ordered the new “Art of McCartney” 2 CD/1 DVD set from Amazon.

The list of artists doing covers of Beatles/Wings/McCartney songs is fantastic:

Disc 1
1. Maybe I’m Amazed Billy Joel
2. Things We Said Today Bob Dylan
3. Band on the Run Heart
4. Junior’s Farm Steve Miller
5. The Long and Winding Road Yusuf
6. My Love Harry Connick Jr.
7. Wanderlust Brian Wilson 4:17
8. Bluebird Corinne Bailey Rae
9. Yesterday Willie Nelson
10. Junk Jeff Lynne
11. When I’m Sixty-Four Barry Gibb
12. Every Night Jamie Cullum
13. Venus and Mars / Rock Show Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons
14. Let Me Roll It Paul Rodgers
15. Helter Skelter Roger Daltrey
16. Helen Wheels Def Leppard
17. Hello Goodbye The Cure feat. James McCartney

Disc 2
1. Live and Let Die Billy Joel
2. Let It Be Chrissie Hynde
3. Jet Robin Zander & Rick Nielsen
4. Hi Hi Hi Joe Elliott
5. Letting Go Heart
6. Hey Jude Steve Miller
7. Listen to What the Man Said Owl City
8. Got to Get You Into My Life Perry Farrell
9. Drive My Car Dion
10. Lady Madonna Allen Toussaint
11. Let ‘Em In Dr. John
12. So Bad Smokey Robinson
13. No More Lonely Nights The Airborne Toxic Event
14. Eleanor Rigby Alice Cooper
15. Come and Get It Toots Hibbert with Sly & Robbie
16. On the Way B. B. King
17. Birthday Sammy Hagar
18. C Moon (Amazon Exclusive) Robert Smith
19. Put It There (Amazon Exclusive) Peter Bjorn And John

I bet this will be a monster.

Source: Amazon.

Category: Music, Weekend

Stream: Art of McCartney

click for more album info     You can stream the entire new Paul McCartney album — 46 covers of the greatest Beatles, Wings and solo McCartney songs — below. The 2 CD + 1 DVD package is available at Amazon. You can stream individual tunes at YouTube, or stream the entire set below.  …Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Chrissie Hynde Sings The Beatles’ Let It Be

From Speakeasy: Released in 1970, the song was the last single the Beatles released before the band split. Hynde’s version echoes the original, opening with the iconic piano part and building into a symphony of backing vocals, guitars, bass and drums. Hynde shows the softer side of her tough-as-nails vocal style, the occasional catch in…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend


LISTENS NOT DOWNLOADS Who cares how many people downloaded the new U2 album, the only important thing is how many people LISTENED to it! This is a huge sea change that is getting little publicity and has been overlooked in the outcry about streaming payments. In the future, you will get paid for every play…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank, Web/Tech, Weekend

More Amateurs/Professionals

AMATEURS Ask permission. PROFESSIONALS Do. Amateurs are afraid they’re going to ruffle feathers, they’re afraid they won’t have success, they want everyone to feel good about them. Professionals know this is an impossibility. Sure, there are amateurs who don’t ask and do heinous things, but they usually don’t even see the landscape to begin with….Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank

Audio-Psychology: Why We Listen to Songs on Repeat

One of my favorite Sci-Fi books from my teen years was Alfred Bester’s 1953 novel, The Demolished Man. (It was the first Hugo Award winner). In Bester’s vision of the Future, telepathy is common, and the main character uses earworms — Pop tunes specifically developed to be an addictive, catchy, irritating nuisance to block out…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Psychology, Weekend

Abbey Road Turns 45

Billboard has published a track by track review of all of the songs on Abbey Road. They set the table as to what was going after the frenzy of the prior decade led to the band imploding: “On Sept. 26, 1969, 45 years ago today, the Beatles‘ Abbey Road entered the world and closed the…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Modern Rules

YOU WANT A HIT It anchors your career. There are hitmakers and everybody else. A hit just means something ubiquitous that everybody listens to, chart numbers are unnecessary. Hits can come in a flash via inspiration, but oftentimes they require a huge amount of effort and craft. Are you repeating the verses? Is the chorus…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank

30 Years of Music Industry Change

Source: Digital Music News

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Music, Weekend

Why Things Don’t Last

1. Channel Overload Used to be there were 5,000 albums a year and only a few got on the radio and if you didn’t get airplay or press, you were doomed. Now there are a zillion products, all easily promoted online, and unless your friend verifies quality and interest or a track becomes a phenomenon,…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank, Weekend