Friday, June 7, 2013

Not so Funky Friday - the BEATLES VI

BEATLES VI.   This is a BEATLES record.  Not much more to add on this one.

    However - my favorite Beatles record is HELP!  Which I do not own.  Help! is the fifth British (and tenth North American release) album by the Beatles, and is the soundtrack from their film Help!   Duh.  It was produced by (Sir) George Martin for EMI's Parlophone Records label, it contains fourteen songs in its original British form, of which seven appeared in the film. These songs took up the first side of the vinyl album and included the singles "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride."   Of which TTR is my all-time favorite Beatles song.  The second side contained seven other releases including "Yesterday".  The American release of the LP was a true soundtrack album, mixing the first seven songs with orchestral material from the film.  That's the issue I think my pal Bruce had.  Of the other seven songs that were on the British release, two were released on the US version of the next Beatles album, Rubber Soul, two were back-to-back on the next US single and then appeared on Yesterday and Today, and three had already been on Beatles VI.  _ Shown above.  In 2012, Help! was voted 331st on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

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