A handful of veteran rock, pop, and folk performers pay homage to the most popular and influential rock band of all time on this album. Produced by Billy Sherwood, a former guitarist with Yes, Keep Calm and Salute the Beatles features subtle but powerful new renditions of some of the Beatles' best-known songs, with vocals from 16 noted artists of the '60s, '70s, and '80s. The performers include Todd Rundgren ("Hide Your Love Away"), Ann Wilson of Heart ("Across the Universe"), Helen Reddy ("All You Need Is Love"), Stephen Bishop ("All I Gotta Do"), Judy Collins ("I'll Follow the Sun"), David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears ("Yesterday"), and KC of KC & the Sunshine Band ("Let It Be"). Keep Calm and Salute the Beatles also features the final studio performance from Jack Bruce of Cream, who recorded his version of "Eleanor Rigby" shortly before his death in October 2014.
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AllMusic Review by Mark Deming