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Almoast as good as being there ...,
This review is from: The Beatles: 1962-1966 (The Red Album) (Audio CD)
What's the worst thing you can say about the Beatles? During the British Invasion, at the height of "Beatlemania", they're wasn't much. They made the most kick ass tunes, they made girls scream and parents blush. They had hair like no one else, with a heavy accent. If you hadn't heard a Beatle song, you had to be pretty much on an island somewhere.
The Beatles are one of those bands that recorded great music year after year, until their demise. However, to see them in their early years (1962 - 1966) was something really special. They were young and loving it, and made songs that people in love - or out of it - could relate to. They had been together for so long, and so their early effort really showed them trying to prove themselves in the mainstream. And it worked.
This album has all of that goodness packed in. It's got "Help", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "All My Loving", "Love Me Do", "Can't Buy Me Love", "I Want to Hold Your Hand.". I can go on, man, but what's the point. If you need the Beatles at their youngest, you NEED this album.
The only flaw is the sound quaility. We have people in space, but we can't make "Eight Days a Week" sound better than a live feed from a radio. Sad thing is, the songs on Disk 1 (which were REAL early for the Beatles) are not graced with good quaility, although any media player will signal a 320 kbps. Which is sad, because the songs just so fine.