Author Joe Maddrey shared this on Facebook recently and it is simply awesome. Randall Roberts, the L.A. Times Pop Music Critic, writing about the vocals-only tracks impacting on the ears of fans, old and new, of late:
“Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to experience the Beatles’ work with fresh ears, there arrives a reminder of their power, focus and vocal skill.
As the fantastic website Dangerous Minds pointed out, a trove of a cappela recordings are floating around YouTube, featuring the voices of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in perfect harmony. The best of them further reveal the untapped riches still to be discovered in the Beatles archives.”
Blown away I was after giving this a listen. If you’re a fan of The Lads, then this is must-read, let alone a must-hear. An a capella sneak to whet your appetite: