...artists give many of the songs more of a blatant energy than even McCartney first gave. -- Hybrid Magazine (cont'd)
...steers away from hits, so the songs, like the bands, are not only less familiar but more fresh. -- Creative Loafing (cont'd), October 24, 2001
Coming Up has a more upbeat and modernized feel. But maybe that's simply because this compilation... -- Creative Loafing, October 24, 2001
One of the most satisfying things about this tribute is how the personality and style of each of the... -- Hybrid Magazine, September 2001
These new versions give these classic songs a new vibrant flare. -- Hybrid Magazine (cont'd)
Coming Up: Independent Artists Pay Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney, is the companion to the recently released, Listen to What the Man Said: Popular Artists Pay Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney. While Listen offers up selections from more established artists such as Barenaked Ladies, They Might Be Giants, Sloan and Matthew Sweet, among others, Coming Up serves to showcase a group of equally talented, yet lesser-known performers, such as Starbelly, Kyf Brewer (the voice behind VH1's Behind The Music) and The Andersons (featuring LA power-pop scenester Robbie Rist who also played the role of Cousin Oliver on TV's The Brady Bunch.) Among the highlights of Coming Up is a track by LA power-pop favorites, Cockeyed Ghost, who do a remake of the little known McCartney/Elvis Costello collaboration called, "Back on My Feet," which up until now has only been featured as a British B-side.
The common factor among the artists chosen for Coming Up, is that all were heavily influenced by McCartney and highly respected his work. Each of the artists that participated graciously agreed to waive their studio costs and royalties to ensure that a larger portion of the proceeds would be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (both albums donate a large portion of proceeds to this charity). This project is truly a labor of love for the producers and all of the participating musicians.
In tandem with the release, Oglio Records (along with Boosey and Hawkes) has announced a Hofner Electric Bass Giveaway in which two lucky winners will nab a Vintage Hofner similar to the one McCartney himself uses. The guitars are valued at $2,695 each. Entrants can register by logging on to Oglio.com. The contest ends Thanksgiving Day 2001 and winners will be announced the week after.