Friday, 8 October 2010
The Beatles "Movie Medley" 2010 upgrade
The songs included in the medley are "Magical Mystery Tour", "All You Need Is Love", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "I Should Have Known Better", "A Hard Day's Night", "Ticket to Ride" and "Get Back". The medley was the first of two singles charting in the 1980s credited to the group (the other being a recharting of "Twist And Shout" in 1986).
Capitol Records first issued the single in conjunction with the album Reel Music and was inspired by the success of the "Stars On 45 Medley", a recording which included numerous Beatles songs sung by a John Lennon soundalike. The song was released in the US as Capitol B-5107.
Parlophone Records initially refused to issue the single in the UK, regarding the medley as "tacky". But after the import demand for the U.S. release grew, it was finally issued as Parlophone R6055. The original flip side was an interview with the Beatles about the making of the movie A Hard Day's Night. Later, it came out with "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You." The single with the former flip side is considered quite rare and valuable.
To promote the single and album, a video was produced (above). That video is now rare and in average quality. Presented here is a 2010 upgraded version of that video using the same or similar footage but in remastered quality and upgraded audio.