Thursday, November 6, 2014

AUDIO: Billy Joel previews Maybe I’m Amazed from McCartney tribute

Billy Joel’s version of Paul McCartney’s classic, “Maybe I’m Amazed”, is the latest preview issued from the forthcoming tribute album, “The Art Of McCartney.”

The song originally appeared on McCartney’s 1970 self-titled solo debut; the bassist wrote the tune in 1969 just prior to the end of The Beatles, and dedicated it to wife Linda for helping him get through the breakup of the world’s biggest band.

Joel also covers McCartney’s 1973 James Bond theme, “Live And Let Die”, on the album, due November 17 (Nov 18 in North America).

The project features a variety of artists joining the former Beatle’s long time band to perform songs from the bassist’s legendary songwriting catalog.

Guests include Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Paul Rodgers, Def Leppard, Bob Dylan, The Cure, Brian Wilson, KISS and many more.

Several tracks have been previewed from the album:

* Alice Cooper – “Eleanor Rigby”
* Roger Daltrey – “Helter Skelter”
* Paul Rodgers – “Let Me Roll It”
* Def Leppard – “Helen Wheels”
* Steve Miller – “Junior’s Farm”
* Sammy Hagar – “Birthday”
* Chrissie Hynde – “Let It Be”

See also:

AUDIO: Chrissie Hynde previews Let It Be from McCartney tribute
AUDIO: Sammy Hagar previews Birthday from McCartney tribute
AUDIO: Steve Miller previews Junior’s Farm from McCartney tribute
AUDIO: Def Leppard preview Wings classic from McCartney tribute
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