Tribute albums are dicey propositions. It’s almost impossible to match the greatness of the artist being paid homage to. Or there is pressure to transcend the work: go deep inside and discover a place, meaning, nugget of inspiration to really make it more unique or different than original.
Eleven years in the making, the ambitious “The Art of McCartney” project has the illustrious honor of standing out from the pack by its sheer depth and scope showcasing 42 songs from Paul McCartney’s solo career and work from The Beatles. The box set will be released on November 18. An all-star lineup of musicians includes Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, Roger Daltrey, Chrissie Hynde, Billy Joel and Robert Smith are covering Sir Paul’s best loved material.