Billy Joel covers Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed” — listen

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    Later this month, Paul McCartney will be honored with a whopping 34-song tribute album entitled The Art of McCartney. Among those renowned artists tapped to cover the Beatle’s prolific catalog? Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Barry Gibb, Heart, Alice Cooper, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens), and many others.

    Already we’ve heard The Cure’s take on “Hello Goodbye”, a surprisingly faithful rendition that also doubled as the band’s first new recording in six years. Now, the piano man himself, Billy Joel, has offered up an inspiring version of “Maybe I’m Amazed”, off Macca’s self-titled solo debut.

    Although the song was released back in 1970, Joel’s spirited take reminds us just how timeless both the classic rock anthem and McCartney really are. The piano chimes with crispness and power, and Joel’s vocals — at times so delightfully gruff and gravelly — pack a fiery zeal that could really only rival McCartney’s own. Listen in below (via Rolling Stone).


    The Art of McCartney arrives on November 18th and was organized by producer Ralph Sall. Check out the full tracklist below.

    The Art of McCartney Tracklist:
    01. Billy Joel – “Maybe I’m Amazed”
    02. Bob Dylan – “Things We Said Today”
    03. Heart – “Band on the Run”
    04. Steve Miller – “Junior’s Farm”
    05. Yusuf Islam – “The Long and Winding Road”
    06. Harry Connick, Jr. – “My Love”
    07. Brian Wilson – “Wanderlust”
    08. Corinne Bailey Rae – “Bluebird”
    09. Willie Nelson – “Yesterday”
    10. Jeff Lynne – “Junk”
    11. Barry Gibb – “When I’m 64″
    12. Jamie Cullum – “Every Night”
    13. Kiss – “Venus and Mars”/”Rock Show”
    14. Paul Rodgers – “Let Me Roll It”
    15. Roger Daltrey – “Helter Skelter”
    16. Def Leppard – “Helen Wheels”
    17. The Cure, featuring James McCartney – “Hello Goodbye”
    18. Billy Joel – “Live and Let Die”
    19. Chrissie Hynde – “Let It Be”
    20. Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen – “Jet”
    21. Joe Elliott – “Hi Hi Hi”
    22. Heart – “Letting Go”
    23. Steve Miller – “Hey Jude”
    24. Owl City – “Listen to What the Man Said”
    25. Perry Farrell – “Got to Get You Into My Life”
    26. Dion – “Drive My Car”
    27. Allen Toussaint – “Lady Madonna”
    28. Dr. John – “Let ‘Em In”
    29. Smokey Robinson – “So Bad”
    30. The Airborne Toxic Event – “No More Lonely Nights”
    31. Alice Cooper – “Eleanor Rigby”
    32. Toots Hibbert with Sly & Robbie – “Come and Get It”
    33. B.B. King – “On the Way”
    34. Sammy Hagar – “Birthday”


    The Art of McCartney Bonus Tracks:

    01. Robert Smith – “C Moon”
    02. Booker T. Jones – “Can’t Buy Me Love”
    03. Ronnie Spector – “P.S. I Love You”
    04. Darlene Love – “All My Loving”
    05. Ian McCulloch – “For No One”
    06. Peter, Bjorn and John – “Put It There”
    07. Wanda Jackson – “Run Devil Run”
    08. Alice Cooper – “Smile Away”

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