The cover of “Let It Be” is featured on “Rockstar”, the 49th album by American star Dolly Parton. The latest opus from the queen of country is expected in stores on November 17.
The two surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, play a cover of their famous let it be on the next album by American country megastar Dolly Parton, the 77-year-old musician announced on Friday August 18. The singer will release her 49th album on November 17, Rockstar, composed of nine original titles and 21 covers of rock and pop songs, including let it beaccording to a press release on its official website which offers a preview of the streaming recording of the famous composition taken from the Beatles.
“What’s better than singing let it be with Paul McCartney who wrote the song? Plus, he plays the piano! Even better when Ringo Starr joined on drums, Peter Framton on guitar and Mick Fleetwood on percussion.”rejoiced Dolly Parton on her site and social networks, after the specialized media Billboard And variety revealed the information on Friday. “Seriously: how can we do better? Thanks guys!”added Parton, also greeting Briton Mick Fleetwood, 76, drummer and co-founder of the rock band Fleetwood Mac and American-British Peter Framton, 73.
A new feat for Dolly Parton
According to Billboard, bringing together Paul McCartney, 81, and Ringo Starr, 83, for a lively cover of a title from their legendary group is a feat. The first also reacted to his post on X (ex-Twitter) by thanking her. “I love your version and I’m very happy to be with you on this one”he added. The two former Beatles indeed rarely meet: in 2020 on a piece of Starr and in 2019 during a McCartney concert.
The piece let it be is taken from the eponymous album of May 1970, the last opus of the “four boys in the wind” who had announced their separation on April 10 of the same year. The ten-year common career of Paul McCartney, John Lennon (murdered in December 1980 at age 40), George Harrison (died in November 2001 at age 58) and Ringo Starr changed the history of music, with a dozen best-selling albums selling close to a billion units and several films.
The disc Rockstarwith its 30 original tracks and covers by Dolly Parton, marks, according to Billboard, the entry into rock of this “national treasure” of the country, born in a poor environment of Tennessee. With 3,000 titles and 100 million records sold, she entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in November, the American pantheon of rock and popular music. On Rockstar, Parton invited among others Elton John, Sting, John Fogerty, Pat Benatar, Lizzo, Steven Tyler from Aerosmith or Simon LeBon from Duran Duran. She has also already previewed Queen covers on her site (We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions).