Articles tagged the beatles

George Harrison: Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison

Not quite the definitive tribute that rediscovered George deserved, Let It Roll is a patchy albeit always listenable collection

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The Beatles: Rock Band releases 9 September, “coincidentally” on the same day as the re-mastered Beatles CD catalogue drops. Think you can play these songs like

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Pete Townshend is selling (his soul), but who's buying? Not I.

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Back in the late ‘80s there was a great deal of excitement when the Beatles catalogue first came to CD. For many people, including me,

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11 Mar 2009 // 4:10 AM

When The Beatles come to “Rock Band” it may not be as different an experience as many had hoped, but what it lacks in new

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6 Mar 2009 // 9:00 AM

A new Beatles-themed “Rock Band” video game has been slated for an early September release, marking the first time the iconic band’s music will

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On February 9, 1964 the Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show fully launching Beatlemania in America and changing American pop culture forever. It

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I’ve now listened to “Do You Want to Know a Secret” many times, read of its origins, and taken ample notes. Even so, I

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Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon and McCartney 1966-1970

When the viewer is presented with portions of interviews with a panel of experts—including Beatles friends and biographers, journalists, broadcasters and eminent musicologists--things really pick up.

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One of the obvious delights of surveying the Beatles’ catalogue is coming across unheralded gems, like “Baby It’s You”. Written by Burt Bacharach, Luther

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Revolution None: The Beatles’ ‘Wide Album’

How the Beatles fell into avant garde hell with 1968’s unreleased Wide Album.

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25 Nov 2008 // 12:00 AM

Trying to cut "The White Album" down to size is ultimately like chasing that whale around all the continents and hunting him down: it can’t be done.

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Forty years ago the Beatles released a double album that changed our world

Call me daft, but every now and then I like to pick up one of those British pop music magazines. It’s not that I

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The White Album: Side Four

The potential breakthrough and the impending breakup, the final side celebrates the Beatles' artistic experimentation -- and the creative contradictions that signaled their eventual end.

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20 Nov 2008 // 6:30 AM

The Beatles: White Album - Side 3

Check out the PopMatters tribute to the 40th anniversary of the White Album. Side Three songs highlighted below posted today. Side Three Paul McCartney Birthday

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The White Album: Side Three

It's back to basics once again as the band finds the musical muscle memory to mesh all their influences into seven sensational tracks.

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19 Nov 2008 // 3:34 AM

The Beatles: White Album - Side 2

Check out the PopMatters tribute to the 40th anniversary of the White Album. Side Two songs highlighted below posted today. Side Two Andie Forgie from

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18 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

The White Album: Side Two

It's the Beatles 'unplugged' -- from stardom, from pressures, from the friendship that held them together -- while simultaneously reaching inward and outward.

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None More White: The Beatle’s White Album

The Beatles is called ‘the White Album’, of course, because of its cover, which is completely devoid of imagery save for the group’s name

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17 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

The White Album: Side One

It's all guitars and good times as the Fab Four rediscover the joys of jamming -- as well as the hidden pain and problems poised to tear them apart.

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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

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"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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