Having enjoyed The Beatles - Red Album [DVD] I was looking forward to this, but was sadly disappointed. Like the previous DVD, this is basically a critical appraisal of the songs on the Blue Album, along with a few promo clips. The Red Album had four 'experts', including record producer Nick Tauber, Mojo journalist Phil Sutcliffe, Beatles expert Peter Doggett and Billy Harry, founder of Merseybeat. Sadly, only Nick Tauber survived to this volume, to be replaced by a 'Professor of Popular Music', various journalists and session musicians, none of which were familiar to me. The DVD just seemed to lack any of the warmth which the previous volume had - the personal knowledge of Billy Harry or Pete Doggett's obvious love for the music.
If you are interested in a really fascinating appraisal of the Beatles songs you might prefer The Beatles - Composing The Beatles Songbook [DVD]  and The Beatles - Composing the Beatles Songbook 1966 - 1970  [DVD]. Although I am not saying that a critical appraisal should not, obviously, be critical - you did feel that many of the experts in this DVD had no real feeling for either the Beatles or their music. With the stunning songs contained on the Blue Album you can hardly believe such a dull programme was produced about it and I think if it is a choice between the Red and the Blue DVD's, then fans should probably opt for the Red.
Disappointing, one of the talking heads adds nothing to the discussion and what happened to Lady Madonna, that gets missed off altogether! Again, a bit shoddy. The actual musical clips are also disappointing as they are poor quality.