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Sloan, Steven Page on McCartney Tribute Album

JAM! Music, August 21st, 2001.

A tribute album to the music of Paul McCartney, featuring contributions from Canada's Sloan and members of Barenaked Ladies, is being readied for release next month.

Billboard reports that the album, "Listen To What the Man Said: Popular Artists Pay Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney," will benefit breast-cancer research. It features contributions from pop acolytes Matthew Sweet, Robyn Hitchcock, They Might Be Giants, and World Party.

BNL's Steven Page and Kevin Hearn team up with Stephen Duffy for their contribution, the report said.

"You really begin to appreciate what a truly great singer Sir Paul is when you try to cover one of his songs," Sloan's Jay Ferguson told Billboard. "Apologies ahead of time for any cracked notes".

Each of the artists waived their royalties and studio costs to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, in memory of Linda McCartney, who died from the disease in 1998.

Here's the track list, according to Billboard:

  1. Band on the Run  Owsley
  2. My Brave Face  SR-71
  3. Junk  Kevin Hearn and Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies / Stephen Duffy of The Lilac Time
  4. Jet  Semisonic
  5. No More Lonely Nights  The Merrymakers
  6. Let Me Roll It  Robyn Hitchcock
  7. Too Many People  The Finn Brothers
  8. Dear Friend  The Minus Five
  9. Every Night  Matthew Sweet
  10. Waterfalls  Sloan
  11. Man We Was Lonely  World Party
  12. Coming Up  John Faye Power Trip
  13. Maybe I'm Amazed  Virgos
  14. Love In Song  Judybats
  15. Warm and Beautiful  Linus of Hollywood
  16. Ram On  They Might Be Giants