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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
not necessarily the beatles, and not necessarily sarah
on March 19, 2003
These arrangements of Beatles songs are really quite different from the originals. If you wanted to hear Sarah sing the orginals, you don't want the album -- then again, I'm not sure why you'd want to hear Sarah sing the originals since her voice wouldn't be appropriate.
As for these versions, which are something between r&b, soul, pop, and jazz and are quite creative in their own rights, Sarah does an appropriate job -- however, she has to sing down a notch to do it. In fact, on a couple of songs, she sounds like any old pop singer. Nevertheless, her musical sense is right on target, and her lyrical interpretation of otherwise not outstanding lyrics makes you overlook the words you're listening to. One disappointment; the tracklist shows Hey Jude as song 13, and it is sort of, but its just a shortened instrumental version of the song. I personally think Sarah could have done one heckuva rendition of this and that it might have been better suited for her than the other songs on the albumn. Strange she didn't sing it...but oh well. This is still an enjoyable album when you want a change. That is if you've been listening to Sarah all the time, but want a change, you can put this on, and hear a different Sarah.