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On November 9th, 2018, the second Beatles deluxe box set was released to great fanfare. Despite the heavy press and positive pre-reviews, the six-disc edition of 'The Beatles' ... a.k.a. 'The White Album' did not sell as well as its recent predecessor, the 'Sgt. Pepper' expanded box. Rumor is rampant that an 'Abbey Road' box is now in the works. But there are some questions about these post-'Pepper' deluxe editions, particularly with regards to the remixes themselves: Are they 'necessary'? Do they improve upon the originals? And if not ... well ... are they at least as interesting as the originals? In this episode, the guys take a close look at remixes (only!) of 'The Beatles' deluxe box, and try to answer some of these questions.
“ … And we are back!” And so are YOU! The Fab 4 Free 4 All crew always enjoys hearing from you, our listeners, and since the first four installments of our ‘Answers Your Calls’ series were a lot of fun, we figured that it’s time to do it again. Five of the (many) questions that have been coming in to our Google phone line were randomly selected for this episode and, as always, the guys hear the questions for the first time at the recording session. We hope you have as much fun as we did as your fellow fans lay the groundwork for this episode of Fab 4 Free 4 All.
What makes a song a ‘classic’? What makes a song a ‘standard’? Perhaps the answers to these questions are totally subjective! And when the three co-hosts of Fab 4 Free 4 All try to figure out the answers, wouldn’t it make sense for them to bring the music of the Beatles and solo Beatles into the question?! In this VERY spirited episode – based on a question posed by Mitch to Facebook – the guys try to apply the guidelines of ‘standard’ and ‘classic’ to the Beatles’ catalog. The guys’ comments … and the additional questions that the conversation promotes … may surprise you!
The end of 2018 was a VERY busy period for the Beatles organization … and a potentially costly time for Beatles fans! Paul McCartney released a new album, ‘Egypt Station’ (which is reviewed in Episodes 195 & 196) and added two more titles to his ongoing Archive Collection. The expanded editions of ‘Red Rose Speedway’ and ‘Wild Life’ were released in multiple formats and configurations. For the first time, two titles were combined to make a ‘Super Deluxe’ box. In these two episodes, the guys review and analyze the audio and video discs included in the ‘Red Rose Speedway’ deluxe edition.