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Extended Analysis

Revolver Super Deluxe Edition (5CD)

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The five CDs in The Beatles' Revolver Super Deluxe Edition reaffirm a fundamental verity regarding the group's work. The Liverpudlian quartet was never more unified in its creativity than in writing, recording and producing the sixteen tracks that comprise the box in collaboration with producer George Martin, engineer Geoff Emerick and the additional musicians and technicians who participated. The curators of this set in turn have channeled the remarkably pragmatic and disciplined approach of the Beatles and company. ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Beatles, Popin’ Jazz

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There are two things I've always avoided in my explorations of the music. Beatles covers and Christmas jazz. But lately, I've noticed that Beatle jazz has been accumulating in the collection and I'm having a hard time ignoring it. So tonight, let's explore a bunch of Lennon/McCartney tunes as well as other pop tunes of the '60s, '70s and '80s as interpreted along the Jazz Continuum. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) ...

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Film Review

The Beatles: Get Back

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The Beatles Get Back Apple2022 Following Thanksgiving weekend 2021's much-ballyhooed Disney+ streaming premiere of Peter Jackson's The Beatles: Get Back, the announcement of its physical release came off slightly anti-climactic. The prospective excitement was further dampened by the fact no additional content was to be included over and above the original eight-hours or so, then further muffled by the delay of issue by technical glitches in the first run of duplication. Thus, ...

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Film Review

The Beatles And India

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The Beatles The Beatles And India Renoir Pictures/MVD 2022 The Beatles And India is not an authorized piece of film approved for release thru the current Apple organization, but perhaps it ought to be. This feature-length documentary collects in one place the various story lines arising around the iconic British band's abiding interest in all things Indian over the years, focusing on the late '60s. More importantly, this multiple-film-festival selection adds to and clarifies the ...

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Extended Analysis

Let It Be - Super Deluxe Special Edition

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It's perfectly reasonable to state that the Beatles' Let It Be Super Deluxe Special Edition is the iconic group's third attempt to release music from their (three weeks of) January 1969 recordings. Originally set to be released as an album titled Get Back Don't Let Me Down and 12 Other Songs (as emblazoned on a contemporary cover photo replicating that shot on their very first long-player from 1963), that collection morphed into Let It Be (Apple, 1970), the initial foray ...

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Book Review

The Beatles: Get Back

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The Beatles: Get Back The Beatles 240 pages ISBN: # 978-093511296 Callaway Arts & Entertainment 2021 Upon its original release, the Beatles' Let It Be (Apple, 1970) album was issued in a deluxe box set package in at least a dozen different countries—notably not the United States—that limited edition set including a 160-page book with text plus color photos by noted photographer Ethan A. Russell. Now, some half a century plus later, a ...

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Book Review

Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road And The End of The Beatles

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Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road And The End of the Beatles Kenneth Womack 288 Pages ISBN: #978-1501746857 Cornell University Press 2019 Reverberating with all manner of interpretations, Solid State is a magnificently ironic title for a book purporting to tell The Story of Abbey Road and The End of the Beatles. Or is it simply to be read at face value? Author Kenneth Womack proffers the technical advancement at Abbey Road ...


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