The Beatles – Help

10 08 2010

Listened: Tuesday July 27

After I was blown away by A Hard Day’s Night on PBS as a teenager, the next week they showed Help. While A Hard Day’s Night is very much a “serious film”, Help is just pure 60s silliness and fun. It was a great experience to get both sides of the Beatles coin so quickly.

The album shows even more maturity than A Hard Day’s Night and it’s only a been a year between the two. John, Paul, and George are all getting super strong as songwriters and singers (the harmonies are infectious) and the Dylan influence is creeping in on songs like You’re Got to Hide Your Love Away.

I remember listening to this in the mornings as I was getting ready to go to school when I was 16. It’s a reminder of a simpler time in my life.



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