By James Keller

The prospect of an entire album of Fab Four covers will make any Beatles fan raise an eyebrow. Hearing that Eddie Vedder is on the bill covering "You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away" might make them want to just let it be.

However, as a well-versed Beatles fan, one shouldn’t discredit the Fab Four-driven I Am Sam movie soundtrack just so quickly. With diamonds such as Sarah McLachlan’s rendition of "Blackbird" and the Stereophonics’ "Don’t Let Me Down," the album draws in listeners to both the note-for-note facsimilies of the originals and the much more stylized, performer-specific tracks.

Whether or not you can find merit for the musicians involved and sounds rendered in the name of the greatest pop-rock band in music history, it’ll be an interesting trip, nonetheless.


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