- Capitol Records, Apple Records
The Beatles US-released soundtrack album for their rather clunking and self-consciously avant-garde TV movie, made up of EP songs and some stray singles and B-sides.
So, while it is not particularly cohesive, it still makes an intriguing psychedelic companion piece to Sgt Pepper, containing some fantastic material from the Beatles’ hippy heyday, including the lovely Fool on the Hill (with an endearingly amateurish tin-whistle solo), the delicately woven tapestry of Strawberry Fields Forever, the glorious anthem All You Need is Love and mad, surrealist epic I Am the Walrus, in which Lennon takes the concept of lyrical and musical nonsense and just explodes it all over the speakers. For an album of bits and bobs, there is genius in these grooves.
Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork. Includes 24-page full color picture book in gatefold sleeve. Taken from 2009 EMI digital remaster.