All in all, this album a pretty easy recommendation for those who like Al Di Meola and/or the Beatles.
Mark Morris and Ethan Iverson chose songs from the famous album for reflection and extrapolation. What they made is an entertainment, a romp for the company’s terrific dancers.
Rob Sheffield seemed to have promised a whale of an original tale but delivered only a few goldfish.
Pepperland serves up the expected tie-dye nostalgia, keyed to a half-dozen Beatle tunes from the classic album.
Unlike any other Beatles documentary, this one succeeds in presenting the hysteria of the few years when the band played live and toured the world.
A Hard Day’s Night stands as a landmark in rock history because it exemplifies the Beatles’s joyously innocent starting point — today it delivers an irresistible sonic joy that comes from listening to songs that still rock after fifty years.
Arts Fuse writer Tim Jackson recalls the impact of being in the audience of the “Ed Sullivan Show” fifty years ago.
Before this turns into too much of a love fest, I should point out that Paul McCartney really needs to work on his between song banter.