Beatles producer George Martin is ready to release his last album (having recently announced that he’s retiring due to hearing problems), and as previously reported by MTV News (see “George Martin’s Last Production A Giggle” ), the record, called ’In My Life,’ is full of surprises.
The 73-year old Martin has rounded up an unlikely assortment of celebrities to cover various Beatles’ songs. The album, to be released next Monday in Britain and in the States on May 19, includes the likes of Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Sean Connery and Goldie Hawn as well as more traditional performers like Phil Collins, Celine Dion and Jeff Beck. The making of the album will also be the subject of a BBC documentary.
The complete track listing, courtesy of PA News, includes: “Come Together” by Robin Williams and Bobby McFerrin; “A Hard Day’s Night” by Goldie Hawn; “A Day In The Life” by Jeff Beck; “Here, There and Everywhere” by Celine Dion; “Because”
by Vanessa Mae; “I Am The Walrus” by Jim Carrey; “Here Comes The Sun” by John Williams; “Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite” by Billy Connolly; “Pepperland Suite” by The George Martin Orchestra; “Golden Slumbers” by Phil Collins; “Friends And Lovers” by The George Martin Orchestra and “In My Life” by Sean Connery.