Rabu, 12 September 2007

Film-The Beatles

From www.beatles.com

The second Beatles’ feature film is a comedy adventure, which follows the exploits of the group as they attempt to escape the clutches of an evil mysterious cult. Will The Beatles survive being eaten by tigers, being shrunk, gassed, blown up, or kidnapped?

The film was directed by Dick Lester and combines the Beatles’ own sense of humour with antics from a leading cast of actors including Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti and Roy Kinnear.

The film includes a host of classic tracks such as Ticket To Ride, You’re Going To Lose That Girl, and the title track, Help! (These are all featured on the soundtrack album).

Help! has been regarded by many as a parody of contemporary Bond films, complete with power crazy despots, mad inventors, and a caper through exotic locations including the Bahamas and the snowy mountains of Austria. It has also been credited as being the forerunner to contemporary rock musicals and pop videos.

Ringo's evil jewellery / John on the beach / Filming the cage capture scene / George relaxing on set / Singing 'Another Girl' on the rocky shore / Convincing disguises / Film artwork / Learning to ski

John Lennon:John / Paul McCartney: Paul / George Harrison: George / Ringo Starr: Ringo / Clang: Leo McKern / Ahme: Eleanor Bron / Foot: Victor Spinetti / Algernon: Roy Kinnear / Superintendant: Patrick Cargill / Bhuta: John Bluthal / Doorman (Restaurant): Alfie Bass / Abdul: Warren Mitchell / Jeweller: Peter Copley / Lawn Mower: Bruce Lacey

Credits: Producer: Walter Shenson / Director: Richard Lester / Screenplay: Marc Behm and Charles Wood / Lighting Cameraman: David Watkin / Art Director: Ray Simm / Colour Consultant and Titles: Robert Freeman / Editor: John Victor Smith / Musical Director: Ken Thorne / Costume Designer: Julie Harris / Make-up: Freddie Williamson / Hairdresser: Betty Glasow / Production Manager: John Pellatt / Assistant Director: Clive Reed / A Walter Shenson-Subafilms Production. / Released by United Artists.

The Beatles

The Beatles
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about the band. For their self-titled album also known as The White Album, see The Beatles (album).The Beatles

(left-right) Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon perform on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.
Background information
Origin Liverpool, England
Genre(s) Rock/Pop[1]
Years active 1960–1970
(Partial reunion: 1994–1995)
Label(s) Parlophone, Capitol, Apple
Vee-Jay, Polydor, Swan, Tollie
acts Tony Sheridan, The Quarrymen, The Plastic Ono Band, The Dirty Mac, Wings, Traveling Wilburys, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Ringo Starr All-Starr Band, Billy Preston
Website www.beatles.com
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Ringo Starr
Former members
Stuart Sutcliffe
Pete Best

The Beatles were an English musical group from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music.[2]

The Beatles are the best-selling musical act of all time in the United States of America, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.[3] In the United Kingdom, The Beatles released more than 40 different singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one. This commercial success was repeated in many other countries: their record company, EMI, estimated that by 1985 they had sold over one billion discs and tapes worldwide.[4] In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked The Beatles #1 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[5] Their innovative music and cultural impact helped define the 1960s,[2] and their influence on pop culture is still evident today.

The Beatles led the mid-1960s musical "British Invasion" into the United States. Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll and homegrown skiffle, the group explored genres ranging from Tin Pan Alley to psychedelic rock. Their clothes, styles, and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.

Introducing... The Beatles

Introducing... The Beatles
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Introducing... The Beatles[1] is the first Beatles album in the United States. Originally scheduled for a July 1963 release, the LP finally came out on 10 January 1964, mere days before Capitol's Meet the Beatles. It was the subject of much legal wrangling, but ultimately, Vee-Jay Records was permitted to sell the album until the fall of 1964, by which time it had sold more than 1.3 million copies.[2]

Studio album by The Beatles
Released 10 January 1964 (version one)
10 February 1964 (version two)
Recorded Abbey Road Studios 1962–1963
Genre Rock and roll
Length 27:38 (version one)
27:39 (version two mono)
27:33 (version two stereo)
Label Vee-Jay
VJLP 1062 (mono)
VJLPS 1062 (stereo)
Producer George Martin

Initial non-release

When it issued the "Please Please Me" single in the United States, Vee-Jay Records signed a licensing agreement with Transglobal, an EMI affiliate that worked to place foreign masters with U.S. record labels, giving it the right of first refusal on Beatles records for five years.[3] As part of that agreement, Vee-Jay planned to release the Please Please Me album in the U.S., and received copies of the mono and stereo master tapes in late April or early May of 1963.[4]

Originally, Vee-Jay considered releasing Please Please Me as it appeared in England. A surviving acetate made by Universal Recording Corporation of Chicago, probably in May 1963, contains all 14 songs in the same order as on the UK album, with the title still listed as Please Please Me.[5] But in keeping with the American norm of a 12-song album, Vee-Jay chose instead to delete "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why" and change the album's title to Introducing... The Beatles.[6] Also, the engineer at Universal in Chicago thought that Paul McCartney's count-in at the start of "I Saw Her Standing There" was extraneous rather than intentionally placed there, so he snipped the "one, two, three" from Vee-Jay's mono and stereo masters.[7] Except for those deletions, the order and contents of the album were untouched, resulting in a U.S. album that bore the closest resemblance to a British Beatles LP until Revolver in 1966.[6]

Preparations for the LP's release continued in late June and early July 1963, including the manufacturing of masters and metal parts and the printing of 6,000 front covers.[8] But, despite the claims of many older books that Introducing... The Beatles was first released on 22 July 1963[9][10][11], no paper trail exists to suggest that the album was released at any time in 1963.[12]

After a management shake-up at the label, which included the resignation of company president Ewart Abner after he used company funds to cover gambling debts[13], Vee-Jay canceled Introducing... The Beatles as well as albums by Frank Ifield, Alma Cogan and a Jewish cantor.[13]

Version one

Vee-Jay's financial problems forced it to take care of its most pressing debt first. Because the Beatles and Ifield were low priorities, the label chose not to report royalties on their sales. As a result, Transglobal declared its contract with Vee-Jay null and void on 8 August 1963.[14]

On 14 December 1963, Billboard magazine mentioned that Capitol Records planned an all-out promotional campaign for the Beatles in the United States.[15] On 7 January 1964, Vee-Jay's board of directors met for the first time since that announcement, and it discussed the Beatles' material it had in the vault. Desperate for cash, the board decided to release Introducing... The Beatles, even if it meant legal trouble in the future.[15]

Metal parts were already at Vee-Jay's three primary pressing plants, and 6,000 front covers were already printed. But it had no back cover prepared. So, as a stopgap, the label used a back cover slick made from one side of its standard inner sleeve, consisting of full-color reproductions of the covers of 25 "other fine albums of significant interest".[16] This cover is known by collectors as the "Ad Back" version and is highly sought-after. A second stopgap back cover was used when the "Ad Back" slicks were exhausted; because it is all-white with no printing at all, it is known by collectors as the "Blank Back" edition and is also very rare. Finally, third editions contain Vee-Jay's official back cover, with Introducing the Beatles (no ellipsis) near the top and the song titles in two columns underneath. All of these were available on the market within days of the 10 January release date.[16]

But on 16 January 1964, less than a week after Introducing... The Beatles was released, Vee-Jay was served with a restraining order stopping further distribution. Beechwood Music, Inc., Capitol Records' publishing subsidiary, owned the American publishing rights to "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You", and because the two songs had not yet been officially released in the U.S., Beechwood refused to issue a license for Vee-Jay to release them.[2] Approximately 80,000 copies of Introducing... The Beatles had been released with the two songs on them, with only 2,000 or so in stereo.[2]

Version two

In order to circumvent the restraining order, Vee-Jay quickly reconfigured Introducing... The Beatles. It removed "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" and replaced them with the previously deleted "Ask Me Why" and "Please Please Me". The new versions were prepared in late January and began appearing in stores approximately 10 February 1964.[2]

Because of the initial restraining order, Introducing... The Beatles did not enter the Billboard album charts until one week after Meet the Beatles!. Once it did, it quickly rose to the #2 spot, where it stayed for nine straight weeks.[17] It also peaked at #2 in Cash Box, and it got to #1 in Record World magazine.[18]

Even with the replacement of the two Beechwood Music songs, Vee-Jay and Capitol battled in court throughout the early part of 1964. Injunctions against Vee-Jay's album were issued, lifted and restored more than once.[19] Because the album was often pressed quickly between restraining orders, there are almost two dozen different label variations, including mono and stereo copies, manufactured at numerous pressing plants.[20] Finally, on 9 April 1964, the two labels settled. Vee-Jay was granted a license giving it the right to issue the 16 Beatles songs it controlled, in any way it saw fit, until 15 October 1964. At that time, its license expired, and all rights would revert to Capitol.[21] During the time Introducing... The Beatles was available, it sold approximately 1,300,000 mono copies and approximately 41,000 stereo copies. Because only 3.1 percent of all of the LPs were in stereo[22], true stereo copies are rare.

Other versions

Twice before its license expired, Vee-Jay repackaged Introducing... The Beatles. Although neither album contained any new music, both of them made the Billboard album charts.

One of these was Songs, Pictures and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles (Vee-Jay VJLP(S)-1092), which featured a three-quarters gatefold cover. The record inside the cover didn't even contain the new name; it still stated Introducing the Beatles on the label.[23] Songs, Pictures and Stories was released either in late July 1964[23] or 12 October 1964[24], with the latter the more likely date, because it entered the Billboard album chart on 31 October.[17] It eventually peaked at #63.[24]

The other one was the two-record set The Beatles vs. the Four Seasons, which contained copies of Introducing... The Beatles in one pocket of the gatefold cover and Golden Hits of the Four Seasons (VJLP 1065) in the other.[25] This Vee-Jay creation spent three weeks on the Billboard chart in October 1964 and peaked at #142.

Though Vee-Jay could not manufacture or distribute any Beatles product after 15 October 1964, it took a long time for the records to vanish from retail stores. Both Introducing... The Beatles and Songs, Pictures and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles remained on the Billboard LP chart until 9 January 1965.[26]

On 22 March 1965, Capitol issued The Early Beatles, which contained 11 of the 16 tracks that had previously been issued on Vee-Jay. "Misery" and "There's a Place", two songs on Introducing... The Beatles, would not make their Capitol Records LP debut until 1980, on the US version of Rarities.

Sabtu, 01 September 2007

I Want To Hold Your Hand Lyrics

I Want To Hold Your Hand Lyrics
Artist(Band):The Beatles

Oh yeah, I´ll tell you something
I think you´ll understand
When I say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

Oh, please, say to me
You´ll let me be your man
and please, say to me

You´ll let me hold your hand
Now let me hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

And when I touch you i feel happy, inside
It´s such a feeling
That my love
I cannot hide
I cannot hide
I cannot hide

Yeah you, got that something
I think you´ll understand
When I say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

And when I touch you I feel happy, inside
It´s such a feeling
That my love
I cannot hide
I cannot hide
I cannot hide

Yeah you, got that something
I think you´ll understand
When I feel that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand.

Notice Book-Penulis-

Saya hanya memasukan lyric yang lumayan atau bahkan terkenal saja,mungkin alasan saya karena keterbatsan waktu,dan untuk NOSTALGIA saja!!!


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