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Let's not get carried away!
on 26 January 2011
Ah, Yes! The Fab Four! They were the centre of the 60s pop culture universe. The world turned around them, you know! I know... I was there! Then after the Magical Mystery Tour movie.. well, most of us remembered that they were only mortal. Still, these were exciting times when we all thought that anything could happen.. and that when it did happen, it would all be good.
I knew about half the tracks on this cd and they have never sounded better, but there is a fair share of ho-hum here as well. Quite frankly, after (and including) the Ronnie Spector track, I felt that I had had enough of the world of Apple. Of all the singles released on this Beatles-owned label, about half of them did well in the charts. This is the boast they make on the inner sleeve notes of the cd, but keep in mind that many of these singles were by The Beatles themselves and none of those songs are present on this compilation. Aside from Mary Hopkin, Badfinger, Billy Preston, Doris Troy and the Jackie Lomax's "Sour Milk Sea", I thought this collection was only "okay". About half of these tracks I was hearing for the first time when I bought this cd, and I found that I could dismiss them quite easily.. dismiss them as quite ordinary 60s pop.
The set comes in a very thin digi-pak cover. There is also a booklet giving song and artist details along with a few pics.
The GOOD news: "Don't Worry Kyoko" is not on this collection. The BAD news: "King Of Fuh" is!