Arctic PoppyThe star-packed Paul McCartney tribute album, The Art of McCartney, won’t be released until November 18, but you can already preview a number of tracks from the project online. Audio snippets of Sir Paul’s compositions covered by Brian Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan and some other music greats have been posted on the album’s official website and YouTube channel.

The clips you can hear now include Wilson’s version of McCartney’s 1982 gem “Wanderlust,” Robinson’s rendition of Paul’s 1983 hit “So Bad,” and Dylan, Alice Cooper and Willie Nelson‘s respective takes on The Beatles classics “Things We Said Today,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Yesterday.”

Meanwhile, a video featuring Cooper’s full cover of “Eleanor Rigby” premiered on Monday morning exclusively at USAToday.com. The shock-rocker’s version of the classic 1966 song sounds very similar to the Fab Four’s original rendition, with Alice singing mournfully while accompanied by a string section. The video includes footage of Cooper working on the tune in the studio. If you pre-order the album at The Art of McCartney‘s official website, you’ll receive a free digital download of the track.

Among the many other well-known artists who recorded Sir Paul’s compositions for the album are Billy Joel, Barry Gibb, The Who‘s Roger Daltrey, Cat Stevens, Dion, KISS, Heart, Steve Miller, Jeff Lynne, Paul Rodgers, Chrissie Hynde, and B.B. King.

As previously reported, The Art of McCartney will be available in a variety of formats, including a limited run of 1,000 box sets featuring signed artwork, a DVD, an audio documentary, a 64-page book, and the full album on digital, vinyl and CD. There also will be a vinyl box set, a triple vinyl album, a deluxe CD package, a regular CD, a standard digital album, and an iTunes version with a couple of extra tracks.

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