Review: The Art of McCartney

The Art of McCartneyTribute albums can be dicey affairs – just look at 1999’s Clash tribute Burning London. Fortunately, The Art of McCartney largely steers clear of a similar fate as artists including Heart, Billy Joel, Cheap Trick, Bob Dylan, Yusuf, Brian Wilson, Kiss and many more pay tribute to McCartney’s catalogue of music from his days with The Beatles, Wings as well as his extensive solo career. There are more than a few gems found here: Willie Nelson lends a whole new dimension of sadness to “Yesterday.” Barry Gibb manages to make “When I’m Sixty-Four” even more whimsically fun than the original while The Who’s Roger Daltrey knocks it out of the park with “Helter Skelter.”