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This review is from: A Hard Day's Night (Audio CD)
This is a great CD. It is the first Beatles' album released in which all the songs were composed by the McCartney/Lennon duo. From rock to pop to ballads, they did it all. Coupled with their stylized vocals and the band's signature sound, it is quintessential Beatles' music. Without a doubt, this was a landmark album, as The Beatles were at the high point of their popularity and Beatlemania was rampant. All you baby boomers out there know what I am talking about.
This CD showcases The Beatles' versatility as they rock through "A Hard Day's Night" and then segue into a great pop tune, "I Should Have Known Better". This is followed by the romantic "If I Fell", and for those who love a beautiful ballad, there is the haunting and melodic "And I Love Her", sung only as Paul can. Likewise, those who love a gritty, pulse pounding rock beat will be thrilled by John's raspy vocals on "You Can't Do That". These songs are just the tip of the iceberg, however, as there is not one bad track on this CD.
It was with this CD that The Beatles took a pivotal role in the shaping of pop music in the twentieth century. No music collection should be without it.