8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Clever and enjoyable Beatlish settings of Christmas songs,
This review is from: Have yourself a FAB-ulous Little Christmas (Audio CD)
I am glad I noticed this delightful little CD while bored out of my skull in line at 7:20 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving--had I not, I'd have missed some wonderful settings of Christmas standards (plus a neat original song).
Herein a Beatles tribute band does these standards in the style of various Beatles songs. The musicianship is impeccable, and the skill, taste, and respect with which this improbable merging occurs has my admiration. The original song***BZZZZT! Thanks to the reviewer who pointed out that I didn't know what I was talking about here! "Dear Santa" is the work of the esteemed Mr. Starkey himself.***, "Dear Santa," is well done, faithful to the style, and got not only a smile from me, but a laugh at its gentle ribbing of "Happy Christmas/War is Over" in the line "Dear Santa/Well, I've heard it all before/From 'Jingle Bells' to 'No more war'".
If you're a Beatles fan, or even if you were just conscious during the 60s and early 70s, you'll recognize the Beatles tunes being paraphrased here, and I think you'll enjoy the disc as much as I do. (Say, about that cover artwork...Santa's barefoot on Abbey Road. Is this the start of a "Santa is dead" rumor?)