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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hey Jude - Vinyl Apple Records 1969


side 1
1. can't buy me love
2. i should have known better
3. paperback writer
4. rain
5. lady madonna
6. revolution

side 2
1. hey jude
2. old brown shoe
3. don't let me down
4. the ballad of john & yoko

my review: i have to admit that this quickly thrown together album of a & b sides is my favorite beatle compilation album. first of all the album cover is amazing. they look like they're from the 1800's. george especially looks cool with his red scarf and blue jeans. the back cover has john & paul sitting on the grass, with john looking like he is really over the whole beatle thing. ringo and george stand beside them with similar looks. as for the songs, i love every single one of them. for me side 2 is perfect. hey jude, THE greatest anthemic rock song of all time. old brown shoe, classic george song with amazing bass by paul. don't let me down, i believe THIS is my favorite john lennon song. he really screams parts of it with so much feeling, sometimes it makes me sick. the ballad of john & yoko, everytime i hear this song i just want to sing along to paul's harmony vocal on the line "eating chocolate cake in a bag!". plus paul & john are the only beatles on this track. john plays the guitars & sings lead, while paul plays the drums, bass, piano, & adds backing vocals. excellent late 60's rock & roll. find this on vinyl, it really bumps along nicely. big round warm sound. its the beatles. what more do you want?

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