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1962-1966

The Beatles

 

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars This is a compilation album which has polarised opinions in PA, I can see.

In my view, all homes should have both this compilation CD and in particular the blue 1967-1970 box. Why ? Because both double CDs are the blueprint for the modern music. To be able to understand the western culture; you need this knowledge. Yes, I know my opinions are controversial. But just have a look around and you may come to the same conclusion. Another reason for the purchase of this and the blue box/double CD is that the music here are mostly superb.

This double CD, the red one, is a collection of the pop stuff from The Beatles. These songs were all pioneering songs. Thankfully, there is no cover songs here. Just their own compositions. That include some songs not released on their albums.

There are some really gems and icons of the western civilisation here (I am again controversial). These are She Loves You, a song debated in many parlaments around the world as a danger to the youths in their respective countries and therefore ought to be banned outright. Yesterday, the most covered song on this planet and a wonderful song. Norwegian Wood with it's sitar. Help which was the title track of a movie that set new standards. Eleanor Rigby with it's serious theme and Yellow Submarine which is a hit in all nursery schools among the 4-5 six years old kids. All these songs are truly wonderful. Add songs like Paperback Writer, A Hard Day's Night, Eight Days A Week, Ticket To Ride, Drive My Car and Michelle to the mix and those are a good reason to purchase this album. The rest of the songs are also very good.

Those alone are the reasons to own this album. Everything properly considered makes this a four star compilation album. Store this double CD together with the Bible, your favorite food recipes, the backup of your harddisk, your insurance details, the pictures of your family, your passport and The Fawlty Towers DVDs.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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