Just shnorred a copy of the new Paul McCartney tribute album.
Like most tribute albums, it's wildly uneven, existing on a scale somewhere between complete crap, meh, what were they thinking?, alright but what's the point?, and okay, that's actually pretty good.
Haven't had a chance to really digest the whole thing, but at this point here are my two faves.
1. Bob Dylan -- Things We Said Today
2. Jeff Lynne -- Junk
The Dylan cover, obviously, is pro forma except for the fact that Bob sings it in his current raspy death rattle voice; I can understand why some people might have a problem with that, but I find it weirdly compelling.
The Lynne track, however, is just exquisite; "Junk" is one of Macca's most beautiful (and inexplicably underrated tunes) and I think this version does it total justice.