Who’s George Harrison? What’s vinyl?
If you pondered either of those questions for even a milisecond, please feel free to stop reading now.
However, if you’re a Beatles fan looking to add some new-old vinyl to your collection while everyone else is just now buying their albums on iTunes (don’t get me started!), read on.
On Nov. 29, better known as Black Friday, George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” vinyl set received a limited edition release in the form of 3 LPs to honor its original release 40 years ago. According to Harrison’s official site, the album was remastered at Abbey Road Studios.
“All Things Must Pass” features songs like “My Sweet Lord,” “Wah-Wah” and “Isn’t It a Pity.” Harrison’s debut solo album was originally released in 1970.
Track 21: A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Listen to this while you’re happy and everything is right with the world. Listen to it when you’re down, and in three minutes and seven seconds, all will be right with the world.
Track 22: A song that you listen to when you’re sad
This song is literally painful for me to listen to sometimes.
“I’m crippled and slow / for the agony / I’d rather know / cause blinded I am / blindsided”
Track 23: A song that you want to play at your wedding
Forget “At Last” and “Unchained Melody.” There will be no Celine, and plenty of this:
“You say it’s your birthday / it’s my birthday too, yeah.”
What’s happier than birthdays?
That’s what I thought. Nothing!
I challenge you to find a happier tune than “Birthday” by The Beatles. My general rule of thumb is that any song immediately followed by cake is definitely a good thing.
…then that’s where John Lennon belongs.
In the biopic film, “Nowhere Boy,” Lennon’s childhood story is unfolded, from his rocky relationship with his mother to his early bond with Paul McCartney.
“Kick-Ass” star Aaron Johnson portrays Lennon as he grows up in Liverpool and discovers a passion for music.
It’s also the directorial debut of Sam Taylor-Wood, Johnson’s real life fiancee. (Um, FYI, she’s 42, he’s 19. But that’s a different story entirely…)
I’m not so sure that it’s going to be a ground-breaking film or reveal anything we didn’t already know, but as an avid Beatles fan, I’ll definitely be seeing it. However, I pray that it doesn’t make people suddenly take a liking to the Beatles as “Across the Universe” did. They deserve so much more than that.
The film is set to debut in theaters on October 8. For now, check out the trailer:
That’s right…the iconic building where The Beatles recorded much of their music is on the market.
According to a CNN article, EMI is getting rid of the building it customized back in 1929 due to financial problems. The studios are fairly expensive to use and EMI is not seeing enough of a profit to keep them, as many artists use cheaper recording processes.
The Beatles aren’t the only famous musicians who have graced the studios…Radiohead, Oasis and Pink Floyd have all laid down tracks there.
As of now, it is unknown whether the Abbey Road brand name will be sold along with the building.
What do you think should be done with the building??
Feb. 22, 2009
EMI claims that Abbey Road Studios are not for sale. Read more here.