In this June 8, 2013 file photo, Paul McCartney performs during a concert at the Barclays Center in New York. | AP
NEW YORK — Bob Dylan, Billy Joel and Willie Nelson are among the artists performing Paul McCartney songs in a massive tribute to the former Beatle due out in November.
Up to 42 songs are featured in “The Art of McCartney,” available in various formats including a two-CD package and box set. Organizers said Tuesday that it’s due out Nov. 18, the brainchild of Los Angeles producer Ralph Sall. He’s been working on it since 2003, and on many of the cuts, the artists are backed by McCartney’s current band.
McCartney’s son James plays keyboard with the Cure in the cover of the Beatles’ “Hello Goodbye.”
Dylan performs the Beatles’ “Things We Said Today,” Nelson sings “Yesterday,” while Joel performs two solo McCartney songs, “Maybe I’m Amazed” and “Live and Let Die.” —AP