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Desert Island Discs: Cover Songs Edition

On this particular island, there will be sun and sand — but nary an original artist. Join us, as we query our intrepid panel on its must-have cover songs for their fateful journey.

Paul McCartney – Live Kisses (2012)

Paul McCartney – Live Kisses (2012)

This isn’t a ring-a-ding thing, a Rat Pack thing, a Sands hotel thing. And that’s a very good thing. What you’re struck by, as Paul McCartney cuts a quietly emotional figure on this live companion to his standards set Kisses on the Bottom is how un-dashing he is, how un-Sinatra.

New Music Monday: Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, the Rolling Stones, King Crimson, Frank Sinatra

New Music Monday: Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, the Rolling Stones, King Crimson, Frank Sinatra

Steven Wilson’s remaster of King Crimson’s Lark’s Tongues in Aspic, arriving on the 40th anniversary of its original release, is a don’t-miss opportunity to revisit one of that ever-evolving band’s most interesting periods.

Henry McCullough, guitarist with Paul McCartney and Joe Cocker, critical after heart attack

Henry McCullough, guitarist with Paul McCartney and Joe Cocker, critical after heart attack

Henry McCullough, whose searing first-take guitar solo was the centerpoint of Paul McCartney and Wings’ charttopping “My Love,” is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack. Early reports courtesy of the BBC incorrectly reported that he had died.

Best of October 2012: Readers pick Donald Fagen, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Beth Hart, Neil Young, Steve Hackett

Best of October 2012: Readers pick Donald Fagen, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Beth Hart, Neil Young, Steve Hackett

The Beatles rumbled through our October reader’s poll, placing in four different spots, but the month’s leader in the clubhouse was Donald Fagen — as the Steely Dan leader issued a long-awaited solo album.

Deep Beatles: “Oh! Darling” (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Oh! Darling” (1969)

The stereotype stands to this day: John Lennon wrote the rockers, Paul McCartney the love songs. But the Abbey Road track “Oh! Darling” challenged this notion by having McCartney write and sing the blues.

Deep Cuts: Paul McCartney’s ‘Get on the Right Thing,’ ‘See Your Sunshine,’ ‘To You,’ others

Deep Cuts: Paul McCartney’s ‘Get on the Right Thing,’ ‘See Your Sunshine,’ ‘To You,’ others

You’ve heard the hits, from the sublime (“Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Junior’s Farm,” “Band on the Run”) to the ridiculous (“Let ‘Em In,” “Ebony and Ivory,” the perfectly named “So Bad”). But what of those tucked-away gems by Paul McCartney?

Movies: The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

Movies: The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

1967 marked a crucial transitional period for the Beatles; they recorded the groundbreaking Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; performed “All You Need Is Love” on the Our World broadcast

The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour (1967; 2012 reissue)

The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour (1967; 2012 reissue)

Pity the poor Brits, who only received the first side of this album as an EP.

Gimme Five: Solo Beatles records that, well, sucked

For all of the promise that greeted their time apart — we’ll get four Beatles albums a year now! — the reality was far different as Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison embarked on solo careers.