The Analog Kid blog has been featuring out-of-print ’80s albums on “The Lost Boys” series for quite a while, and now it’s time for the ’70s to join the party! “Lost In The Flood: Hard-To-Find ’70s Albums” will give you the chance to listen to some great music from the ’70s that can no longer be easily acquired on-line or at your local record store (especially since many of you probably no longer even HAVE a local record store!).
It’s Beatles week here on the Analog Kid blog! Tell my why, you ask? Because in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make…
My last blog post featured a glorious 320 kbps vinyl rip of The Beatles’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Volume 1, so you had to know that Volume 2 was on the way! If you didn’t read Tuesday’s entry, please do so now in order to properly appreciate today’s Beatle-related ramblings (I have thoughtfully provided you with a direct link):
Rock ‘N’ Roll Music Volume 2 is definitely my favorite of the two compilations. There are a few hits on the album, but for the most part it focuses on some deeper cuts that really show off the band’s growth over their final five years together. “I’m Down” was immediately a favorite of mine, and at the time I had no idea that the McCartney scorcher had never before appeared on a U.S. album before the release of Volume 2.
I have a confession to make: until that day back in September of 1986 when I first played this album, I always thought that “Got To Get You Into My Life” was a Wings song. It’s an understandable mistake– after all, the bouncy tune would have fit in nicely alongside “Let ‘Em In” and “Silly Love Songs” on the 1976 Wings album Wings At The Speed Of Sound. Like those two classic Wings tracks, “Got To Get You Into My Life” also cracked the Billboard Top 10 in 1976 after Capitol released it as a single to promote Rock ‘n’ Roll Music. No wonder the little nine-year-old Analog Kid was confused!
Like my post for Volume 1, I have included high-quality 320 kbps mp3s of Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Volume 2 for your enjoyment below. The George Martin mixes were unique to this 1976 release, and the album has never been released on CD. My advice to you is to play it LOUDLY.
The Beatles: Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Volume 2
Capitol Records, 1976
320 kbps vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid
1. “Dizzy Miss Lizzie” (Williams)
2. “Any Time At All” (Lennon/McCartney)
3. “Drive My Car” (Lennon/McCartney)
4. “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby” (Perkins)
5. “The Night Before” (Lennon/McCartney)
6. “I’m Down” (Lennon/McCartney)
7. “Revolution” (Lennon/McCartney)
8. “Back In The U.S.S.R.” (Lennon/McCartney)
9. “Helter Skelter” (Lennon/McCartney)
10. “Taxman” (Harrison)
11. “Got To Get You Into My Life” (Lennon/McCartney)
12. “Hey Bulldog” (Lennon/McCartney)
13. “Birthday” (Lennon/McCartney)
14. “Get Back” (Lennon/McCartney)
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
Paul McCartney & Wings: “Let ‘Em In” (Paul & Linda McCartney)
Paul McCartney & Wings: “Silly Love Songs” (Paul & Linda McCartney)
From the album Wings At The Speed Of Sound
Capitol Records, 1976
Paul McCartney: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)/The End [Live]” (Lennon/McCartney)
From the album Back In The U.S.: Live 2002
Capitol Records, 2003