Friday, June 1, 2012


Nothing new here, but this collection is being reissued to coincide with the new version of the movie, coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray.  Back in 1999, the old soundtrack album was turfed in favour of this collection, which replaced the old George Martin orchestral score tracks with more actual period Beatles tunes used in the film.  So what you have is a 15-track set of some hits (Eleanor Rigby, All You Need Is Love, Yellow Submarine), some all-time favourites (Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, With A Little Help From My Friends), and some relative obscurities (Only A Northern Song, It's All Too Much).

This disc actually completes the remastered Beatles collection of 2009, as its home to such toss-offs as Hey Bulldog and All Together Now.  While they have their charms, they (along with Only A Northern Song and It's All Too Much) are among the weakest tracks in The Beatles collection, so you don't really need to own them, unless you are OCD about the B's.  As an album however, restored and revamped with all the extra stuff, it's an enjoyable listen, but this is The Beatles we're talking about.  But you probably have all the good stuff on your other discs.  No comment on the wacky film.

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