LOVE. I just can’t get enough of it.
This album is addicting – not something to be taken lightly. It is definitely not for someone who is not an avid Beatles fan (do those even exist?).
My dad, a great musician himself, is exceptionally taken with the album. He says it’s like this album is a new release for The Beatles – something to get excited about, almost as exciting as the time in 1968 when fans were going nuts for The White Album. I like that idea, considering I never got to be a part of Beatlemania way back when, due to the unfortunate circumstance of not existing.
When I try to pick a favorite, my first instinct is the remix of “Here Comes the Sun/The Inner Light Transition,” or “Get Back,” or “Octopus’s Garden,” or the mix of “Drive My Car/The Word/What You’re Doing” or, OK, any of them. The album begins with “Because,” which, especially for the first listen, builds the anticipation for the experience you are about to undergo. The album then jumps into the remake of “Get Back,” giving me instant gratification for owning the album, and thanks to my parents for sending it. By the 26th song, you’re probably thinking about how you want to go back to whichever song you can’t get enough of, but hold out because the last song takes the cake. Go buy it and see for yourself which song it is.
I may even go so far as to say that the remixes of some of these songs could be considered better than the originals. Yeah I said it: Better. Than. The. Originals. A bold statement, I know. But, this is a bold album created by a bold man, a Mr. George Martin – a man some call the unofficial fifth Beatle.
So what am I getting at? Well, what I’m saying is that this is the best thing anyone has heard since November of 1968. Buy it, borrow it, whatever it. Just get it. You won’t regret this decision,