If you Love Beatles and Brass, you will love this CD!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have played my CD no less than 100 times. Jens Lindeman plays the Picc solo on Penny Lane so precise and beautiful, it is hard to believe someone can play that high that well. Articulation and tonality for a Picc is superb. One of the best albums I have ever purchased. I saw them do this live and they are just as good live . Go get it!"
A cry for help?
fluffy, the human being. | forest lake, mn | 03/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"ANYBODY OUT THERE GOT A PROBLEM WITH ME LIKING THIS CD! well, you may have a point. i know it looks bad on paper: a group of geeky looking canadian guys playing beatles tunes on brass instruments. but i really enjoy this album. the tone here is not cheesy. it really isn't! well, at least not too much. there is an elegant classical feel to this band's delivery, and i have always felt that the beatles melodies lend themselves nicely to classical workouts. who knows: maybe this review is really a cry for help. i don't care. i am recommending this to you (that's right, you), and i really believe that i am not insane in doing so."
Great Concept, Ho-Hum Results
Robert Szarka | Norwich, CT USA | 05/30/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I loved the idea of this album... until I actually listened to it. Most of the tracks sound like aimless noodling, especially the original material (the "introductions" to several songs). On the few tracks that are well-suited to a brass band, such as "When I'm 64", the results aren't bad, though. If only Canadian Brass had chosen to cover more appropriate songs--"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite", perhaps, "Because", or even "Only a Northern Song"--they might really have had something."