For our final episode of 2016, we present one more song under the microscope; this time it's the Beatles' 1994-95 "reunion" song "Free As A Bird," recorded for the Anthology project. Hear about the recording process of bringing John into the group again, Jeff Lynne's contributions, the music, lyrics, and where the song fits into the Beatles' catalogue.
Thanks for all your support in 2016, and we look forward to many more episodes in 2017!
Happy Thanksgiving! Just in time for the shopping season, check out our annual episode where we discuss all sorts of Beatles-related recordings, DVDs, books, and much more. We also share our favorite classic reissue, as well as a non-Beatles track that you might like.
In this episode we discuss and review Paul McCartney's 1986 album Press To Play. The album was Paul's attempt to find a "current" sound with producer Hugh Padgham, but the results and critiques were very mixed. We found some songs worth a listen, so check out what we had to say!
In this episode, we discuss and evaluate the greatest hits collections for the solo Beatles. We talk about "Shaved Fish," "Blast From Your Past," "Wings Greatest," "The Best of George Harrison," and many more. Which one(s) should you buy? Listen and find out!
In this episode, Chris interviews first-generation Beatles fan Brenda and her daughter Hillary as they drive back from seeing Paul McCartney in July in Cincinnati at US Bank Arena. Enjoy hearing Brenda's remembrances growing up as a Beatlefan as the trio also discusses the Macca concert they just saw.
Check out our review of the new Ron Howard documentary about the Beatles' touring years. We'll discuss our favorite parts and scenes, as well as how the movie works overall. Go see it if it's in your area now!
This is the conclusion of Dave's interview with Lennon expert and author Jude Southerland Kessler, author of "The John Lennon Series." See Jude at "Beatles at the Ridge" in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas on September 16-17, 2016.
There probably isn't a more controversial figure in the Beatleworld than Yoko Ono. But people mostly discuss her in reference to the Beatles, and not as a musical artist. In this episode, Dave and Chris talk about and play their favorite Yoko songs, and present a more diverse and fascinating picture of her music that goes beyond the stereotypes.
Dave interviews historian and author Jude Southerland Kessler, author of several books about John Lennon including Shoulda Been There about her background, her work, and her thoughts about a variety of topics related to John Lennon. Part 2 of the interview will be released in the near future.
(apologies for some Skype echo on Jude's voice during part of the interview)
We've had some requests to discuss songs by the Traveling Wilburys for some time now, so here we go! In this episode, we talk about "Handle With Care," probably the supergroup's most famous song. Hear about the contributions from Harrison, Dylan, Petty, Lynne, and Orbison on this terrific song.