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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Then and Now...Australia Salutes The Beatles...various artists

This compilation sees some of Australia's finest artists covering classic Beatles songs.

"No single instance of Beatlemania throughout the globe ever came close to the intensity and sheer magnitude of the social upheaval which occurred beneath the southern cross. No street crowds, in New York or London or Liverpool ever eclipsed the antipodean hordes which, at times, comprised a third of the entire population of a city.  Not since the VE and VJ days which marked the end of WWII had the streets been filled with such celebration and abandon. No royal tour could match the displayed devotion - 350,000 in the streets of Adelaide alone, compared to 10,000 at Kennedy Airport in New York 4 months before. As tour press officer Derek Taylor once declared: "It was clear that many of eleven million people in Australia viewed the Beatles in a messianic light" - Glenn A Baker.

Disc 1

    From Me To You - The Bee Gees
    Yesterday - The Seekers
    For No One - Little Pattie
    It Won't Long - The Rajahs
    You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Ronnie Burns
    All My Loving - Johnny Young
    Obla-Di, Obla-Da - The Executives
    I Feel Fine - Masters' Apprentices
    With A Little Help From My Friends - Doug Ashdown
    Tomorrow Never Knows - Wendy Saddington
    Hey Jude - Max Merritt & The Meteors
    Come Together - The La De Das
    Dear Prudence - Doug Parkinson In Focus
    Eleanor Rigby - The Zoot
    Carry That Weight - Colleen Hewitt
    Nowhere Man - Sherbet
    Paperback Writer - Glenn Shorrock

Disc 2

    Help - John Farnham
    Oh! Darlin' - The Models
    Birthday - Sunnyboys
    I've Just Seen A Face - Jenny Morris
    Baby You're A Rich Man - Company Of Strangers (W/James Reyne)
    A Hard Days Night - The Hoodoo Gurus
    I'm So Tired - You Am I
    I'm Only Sleeping - The Vines
    Two Of Us - Josh Pyke & Bob Evans
    Girl - Glenn Cardier
    Blackbird - Katie Noonan
    Across The Universe - Rachael Leahcar
    Day Tripper/lady Madonna - Tommy Emmanuel
    Things We Said Today - Marty Rhone
    Like Dreamers Do - The Beatnix
    'Til There Was You - Harrison Craig
    Strawberry Fields Forever - John Waters 

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