Tag: The Beatles

The Beatles: Abbey Road: Super Deluxe Edition (Apple Records)

A superb box set released to honor the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest swan songs ever made, and one of the greatest rock and roll albums ever released.

Song Of The Day: Joel Paterson, “Because”

Taken from the Bloodshot Records release, Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays The Beatles.

Various Artists: Movie Goer: Pop Cinema And The Classics/Fellini Masterpieces (él Records)

Two superb three-disc collections from the esteemed él Records offer up superb examples of the use of classical music and classical styles in modern cinema–one collection offers an overview of familiar music used in a variety of films, whilst the other documents the interplay between composer Federico Fellini and his primary orchestrator, Nino Rota.

Song Of The Day: The Beatles, “Something” (Studio Demo)

Taken from the Apple Records release, Abbey Road: Super Deluxe Edition.

Various Artists: Come Join My Orchestra: The British Baroque Pop Sound 1967-73 (Grapefruit)

This excellent three disc set offers up an amazing treasure trove of Baroque pop from the late 60s and early 70s, offering up killer harmonies and lush orchestral arrangements from bands and artists both familiar and obscure.

Song Of The Day: Yoko Ono, “Imagine”

Taken from the Chimera Music release, Warzone.

Cilla Black:Cilla: All Mixed Up/Beginnings: Revisited (SFE)

In 2009, two digital-only releases from legendary British pop singer Cilla Black appeared–a remix album and a reconfiguration of a 2003 collection––to mixed results. They would prove to be her final releases, and are compiled in a physical format for the first time as part of an extensive career reissue campaign.

Song Of The Day: Paul McCartney, “I Don’t Know”

Taken from the forthcoming Capitol Records release, Egypt Station.

If You Don’t Underestimate Me, I Won’t Underestimate You: Bob Dylan’s John Wesley Harding At 50

Fifty years ago this past December, Bob Dylan emerged from his exile with a startling new album–the simple, direct, no-frills John Wesley Harding. Ron Hart approached a handful of musicians to share their thoughts on this seminal–and sometimes under-appreciated– comeback album.

Song Of The Day: Atlantic Bridge, “Dear Prudence”

Taken from the Esoteric Recordings release, Atlantic Bridge.