|1. Yellow Submarine|
|2. Hey Bulldog|
|3. Eleanor Rigby|
|4. Love You To|
|5. All Together Now|
|6. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds|
|7. Think for Yourself|
|8. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band|
|9. With a Little Help from My Friends|
|10. Baby You're a Rich Man|
|11. Only a Northern Song|
|12. All You Need Is Love|
|13. When I'm Sixty Four|
|14. Nowhere Man|
|15. It's All Too Much|
But then, four years late, i bought it and wow.
Yes, we all know the songs - i can't bear to listen to All you Need is Love anymore, and can barely face the title track another time - but this goes beyond. Every other beatles cd release sounds dated, not because of the quality of material, but the inexcusable lack of remastering. i have heard the Beach Boys, The Byrds, Dylan, Tim Buckley, all with fantastic remastering jobs that brings the songs out of themseleves and makes them feel not so much current, as timeless. The potential is there with the Beatles to be eternally wonderful, but time and again young fans are introduced to the band through tinny cd editions and can't see what the fuss is about. The supposed greatest band in the world sound flat.
Well, in that case, this is the sound of the Beatles - gone fat. The chunky guitars sounds like I have always dreamt it to sound in my head when humming the tunes back to myself. So clear and fine, so absolutely brilliant.
Yes, Bulldog sounds current, but it is Nowhere Man, Elanor Rigby, Baby Your a Rich Man that really shine.
EMI MUST REMASTER THE CATALOGUE. Why they don't is a mystery, their arogance is losing the Beatles a lot of credit and respect, and here they are on a clean, clear, soulful cd that puts them right back where they belong.
Surely the time is due for a re-issue of the catalogue with singles as bonus tracks? Are EMI too stingy to concieve of giving value for money? Well thank God they went and remixed this, because it sounds brilliant, even if at heart it is a little pointless and silly.
Surely the Beatles are the ultimate holiday car band, the music to listen to when the whole family are on a trip, to sing along to, to fall in love with? This album can do that just fine.
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