Sunday, August 27, 2017

If I Fell (The Beatles) (LP 136 - 137)

The Beatles A Hard Day's Night (CD/ Vinyl - Parlophone, 1964) *****
The Beatles Something New (Vinyl - Apple Records, 1964) ****

Genre: Beatles pop

Places I remember: A Hard Day's Night came from a trip to Sydney with the family in 1973; Something New from Real Groovy Records (Auckland)

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: A Hard Day's Night (From that first magic chord onwards - it's a perfect song!). Not sure how the whole film is on YouTube but there you go. Feel free to watch the whole kit and kaboodle.

Gear costume: Tell Me Why (oh, and all the other songs on A Hard Day's Night as well)

Active compensatory factors: Each song's a gem, but not only that - every song's a different kind of gem. An emerald here, a sapphire there.

Each song is seared into my consciousness, and has become a shortcut to scenes in the best rock 'n' roll movie of all time. 

Best. Of. All. Time.

Something New gets 4 stars because it's another weird Capitol version with some of the A Hard Day's Night songs, plus some EP tracks and the German vocal songs. Great great songs, but not a cohesive whole by any means. What were they thinking in that Capitol tower$$. Oh sorry. That should have been ??

Where do they all belong? Beatles For Sale/ Beatles IV/ Beatles '65/ Beatles No. 5

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