After years of waiting, on 09-09-09 a little Liverpool combo called The Beatles finally reissued their back catalog and launched a new edition of the hugely popular game “Rock Band”. The biggest benefit this all brought about is that (hopefully) a new generation of kids will get introduced to The Beatles music and, the songs themselves finally got the attention they deserved and were remastered for the new releases.
Why should you even care? Well, this is important because for the last 20 years people who have been listening to the band on CD have been listening to very inferior sounding recordings. When The Beatles were finally put on CD in the late 80’s the technology was not available to properly translate the analog recordings to the new digital format, so things like bass and drums were lost in the mix. These new releases fix that and the songs sound much cleaner and punchier.
I’ve picked tracks from the new remastered releases, plus my favorite period of the band, 1965-1966 and ending with the “Revolver” album.
The Beatles – Hey Bulldog
The Beatles – Rain
“Three promotional films were made for the song “Rain”. These videos sparked…sparked George Harrison to say “So I suppose, in a way, we invented MTV.”
The Beatles – She Said She Said
“Lennon described (She Said She Said) as “an ‘acidy’ song”, with lyrics inspired by actor Peter Fonda’s comments during an LSD trip.”
The Beatles – We Can Work It Out
“Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher described (We Can Work It Out) as “the song that defines The Beatles”