As expected, Paul McCartney has announced a full covers album of his recent one-man-band McCartney III collection. Personally curated by the former-Beatle, III (3) Imagined will be released on April 16th, and "features an A-List assortment of friends, fans and brand new acquaintances, each covering and/or reimagining their favorite McCartney III moments in their own signature styles."

Artists on the set are: Beck, Damon Albarn, St. Vincent, Josh Homme from Queens Of Stone Age, Anderson .Paak, Blood Orange, Dominic Fike, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien, Idris Elba, Khruangbin, 3D RDN from Massive Attack, and Phoebe Bridgers.

During a recent chat on his official PaulMcCartney.com website, "Macca" was asked whether his studio tracks are all mapped out in his head before he brings the songs into the studio: ["Y'know, when you're writing the song, you just get a feeling of how its going to sound, and then you record it and it changes. It kinda morphs into the record."] SOUNDCUE (:09 OC: . . . into the record)

While appearing on NBC's Today, McCartney was asked if early on his grandchildren had any idea how popular and recognizable he was: ["No, they didn't. Y'know, I say, 'People come to see me!' (Laughter) 'People pay to come and see me — I'm famous!' (They say) 'Yeah, yeah, we're watching TV.' They gradually get the fame thing. They get, like, people always wanting a photo of me — but they're very. . . they're very cool with it."] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . cool with it)

The tracklisting to 'III Imagined' is:

"Find My Way" – Beck
"The Kiss Of Venus" – Dominic Fike
"Pretty Boys" – Khruangbin
"Women And Wives" – St.Vincent (Remix)
"Deep Down" – Blood Orange (Remix)
"Seize The Day" – Phoebe Bridgers
"Slidin'" – EOB (Remix)
"Long Tailed Winter Bird" – Damon Albarn (Remix)
"Lavatory Lil" – Josh Homme
"When Winter Comes" – Anderson .Paak (Remix)
"Deep Deep Feeling" – 3D RDN (Remix)
"Long Tailed Winter Bird" – Idris Elba (Remix)

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