Yesterday Once More?

Hmmm. A couple of weird things about that “rock” collection of Beatles songs “Tomorrow Never Knows”.

1RevolutionThe Beatles
2Paperback WriterThe Beatles
3And Your Bird Can SingThe Beatles
4Helter SkelterThe Beatles
5Savoy TruffleThe Beatles
6I’m DownThe Beatles
7I’ve Got a Feeling (Naked Version)The Beatles
8Back In the U.S.S.R.The Beatles
9You Can’t Do ThatThe Beatles
10It’s All Too MuchThe Beatles
11She Said She SaidThe Beatles
12Hey BulldogThe Beatles
13Tomorrow Never KnowsThe Beatles
14The End (Anthology 3 Version)The Beatles



The product page contains a bizarre, inaccurate and just plain BAD set of sub-radio-sports-reporter liner notes. Not good.


I’m amazed that this collection has not been really, REALLY slammed in the comments and reviews. A Beatles compilation like this in the 70s/80s/90s would be just MASSACRED by fans (with justified shouts of “cash-in” or worse…)

And third…

What’s missing and what’s the point?

This is ostensibly a collection that tries to make the Beatles look as cool as possible (in an not-ironic-ironic R*O*C*K kind of way) to a peculiar section of modern music fans. Look at the selection of artists that say how great the Beatles are…

First up is David Grohl (OK, fine and genuinely nice).

Then it gets a bit bonkers.

The Killers (hmmm), Arcade Fire (okay…), Band Of Heroes generic levitra with dapoxetine (Why?), Linkin Park (Oh my God), Maroon 5 (Jesus F*** My Eye Christ)

So who made this selection? What is it for? Why would you try to produce such a narrow collection of songs that attempt to paint the world’s greatest pop band as a mere one dimensional group of lad-rockers?

And why, when you’ve made a selection that tries to appeal to those rocking-punky-indie-fans, would you leave off Rain, Everybody’s Got Something To Hide, Come Together and (that rockiest of cheesy rockin’ rock that is) the Sgt Peppers Reprise?

Yes, I know we’re ALL going to choose different rock-tastic Beatles songs here, but if the idea is to appeal to a cross section of quirky indie-rock tastes with a “value” collection then why not just have a “randomly pick 14 tracks of that Beatles shit” button and be done with it.

Better yet, use the iTunes Genius selection system to mirror your own peculiar musical tastes in 14 tracks of great value Beatle goodness. Now that would be interesting (but difficult to sell and explain to the record companies!)

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