The Cure with James McCartney – Hello, Goodbye

I was surfing youtube and found this odd combination of The Cure and Paul’s son James McCartney doing Hello, Goodbye. This song was on the album The Art of McCartney released in 2014. A tribute to Paul… I included the tracklist at the bottom and a couple of other songs. There were some interesting combinations. 

James McCartney Celebrates His Dad…With The Cure

Hello, Goodbye

You say yes, I say no
You say stop and I say go go go, oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello

I say high, you say low
You say why and I say I don’t know, oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
(Hello goodbye hello goodbye) Hello hello
(Hello goodbye) I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
(Hello goodbye hello goodbye) Hello hello
(Hello goodbye) I don’t know why you say goodbye
(Hello goodbye) I say hello/goodbye

Why why why why why why do you say goodbye goodbye, oh no?

You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello

You say yes (I say yes) I say no (But I may mean no)
You say stop (I can stay) and I say go go go (Till it’s time to go), oh
Oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello hello

Hela heba helloa
Hela heba helloa, cha cha cha
Hela heba helloa, wooo
Hela heba helloa, hela
Hela heba helloa, cha cha cha
Hela heba helloa, wooo
Hela heba helloa, cha cah cah [fade out]

 

The Tracklist

01 Billy Joel – “Maybe I’m Amazed”
02 Bob Dylan – “Things We Said Today”
03 Heart – “Band On The Run”
04 Steve Miller – “Junior’s Farm”
05 Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) – “The Long and Winding Road”
06 Harry Connick, Jr. – “My Love”
07 Brian Wilson – “Wanderlust”
08 Corrine Bailey Rae – “Bluebird”
09 Willie Nelson – “Yesterday”
10 Jeff Lynne – “Junk”
11 Barry Gibb – “When I’m 64″
12 Jamie Cullum – “Every Night”
13 KISS – “Venus And Mars / Rock Show”
14 Paul Rodgers – “Let Me Roll It”
15 Roger Daltrey – “Helter Skelter”
16 Def Leppard – “Helen Wheels”
17 The Cure – “Hello Goodbye” (Feat. James McCartney)
18 Billy Joel – “Live And Let Die”
19 Chrissie Hynde – “Let It Be”
20 Robin Zander & Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick – “Jet”
21 Joe Elliott – “Hi Hi Hi”
22 Heart – “Letting Go”
23 Steve Miller – “Hey Jude”
24 Owl City – “Listen To What The Man Said”
25 Perry Farrell – “Got To Get You Into My Life”
26 Dion – “Drive My Car”
27 Allen Toussaint – “Lady Madonna”
28 Dr. John – “Let ‘Em In”
29 Smokey Robinson – “So Bad”
30 Airborne Toxic Event – “No More Lonely Nights”
31 Alice Cooper – “Eleanor Rigby”
32 Toots Hibbert with Sly & Robbie – “Come And Get It”
33 B.B. King – “On The Way”
34 Sammy Hagar – “Birthday”

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

24 thoughts on “The Cure with James McCartney – Hello, Goodbye”

  1. wow, never heard of this album but it looks like it would be good…they got artists that would seem to fit the songs well from Billy Joel to Alice Cooper…shows how versatile a writer he was.

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    1. I’ve never seen it before…it does look interesting and I’d like to hear more. I didn’t have much info on it….it was meant to be just the top song and the article but it was pretty cool.

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    1. Yes he is… his eyes are just like his dads

      I love Rogers voice but I’ll take the Beatles version because it’s much more rawer

      Good stuff and interesting choices

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      1. That is really good. I saw the Foo Fighters cover this one before…it’s a fun song but not easy to cover…we did it in our teens and it was hard for us…but after working on it we did it.

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      2. Cheap Trick’s version of Jet isn’t bad.

        I’m disappointed that no one chose Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey. I love that song. LOL!

        I really enjoyed Heart’s Band on the Run and, The Cure’s Hello/Goodbye is really good…and I’m not all that fond of the song, in general.

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      3. LOL that would be a damn challenge because it’s pieced together…yea that would be really hard.

        Hello/Goodbye is one of my least favorites of the Beatles…not at the bottom but it’s just a pleasant pop song….that should have been the B side instead of I Am The Walrus.

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      4. I’ve been all over YouTube and it suddenly occurred to me just how prolific Paul was on the radio. He, by far, had the most music on the air of all the Beatles. I just dove into With a Little Luck, Take it Away (which shows his little bass and John Heard), Coming Up… And, no one tried Silly Love Songs and Goodnight Tonight, which I love.

        I love Live & Let Die but, Billy Joel…no. That hurt to listen to. Ditto Owl City. I love Yesterday but, I can’t stand Willie Nelson.

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      5. I love the Take It Away video…oh yes that is why he is the richest musician bar none. He wrote all of those also…that is another kicker.

        Oh I love Willie…. I don’t smoke pot but I would with Willie

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      6. I may have to change my mind on something. I thought George was my fave Beatle. It appears to be Paul…actually. I like more of the bulk of his work. Plus, if I ever played bass, like I wanted to, I would have played it left-handed, even though I am right-handed. Why a guitar or bass feels better backwards, to me. I don’t know. I must have played an instrument left-handed in another life. Or, being my mother’s child had some influence. She was left handed and all the scissors in the house were left-handed. I can write left-handed. I’m, roughly, 25/75 ambidextrous.

        You would fit in well in Austin. I had co-workers that adored him. I have never liked Willie. I can’t take his voice.

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      7. Give me Smartass Lennon. It might have been a natural for you to play left handed…there are pitchers who pitch with their right hand but bat left handed…it was just natural.

        I like all of them..without one…the magic is gone…Paul did the best pop songs….George did some fantastic stuff…Lennon was just as honest as you can get…he wrote off emotion more than storytelling like Paul.

        Either way Vic…they pushed each other to greater heights. Even Paul admitted in 1984 “I lost my edge…I’m too poppy….I need a push” well he wouldn’t let anyone push….Lennon was the one who could….and Lennon needed Paul to push him because Lennon was lazy….

        Well there is my Beatle lecture for tonight

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      8. It’s scary on how much I read about them…its such a perfect story…how Paul and John lost their moms at a young age…if that wouldn’t have happened it may never have happened.

        How they got good people to help them….Epstein who actually cared about them rather than Don Arden or someone like that…George Martin who let them be free in the studio and NOT pick a lead singer from the bunch…it’s like fate

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