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The Beatles' Movie Medley (1982 single)

In 1982, Capitol Records released a Beatles compilation album called Reel Music , which assembled 14 songs which the Fab Four recorded for their five films: A Hard Day’s Night (1964), Help! (1965), Magical Mystery Tour (1967), Yellow Submarine (1968), and Let It Be (1970). Reel Music was one of numerous compilations – following Rock ‘N’ Roll Music (1976) and Love Songs (1977) – which collected selections of Beatles songs and tied them together through common themes. Like those two earlier compilation albums, Reel Music is out of print, but all of its tracks are currently available on the proper Beatles albums. The LP is a nice collectible item to own, offering 14 classic tracks plus a 12-page booklet – titled The Beatles Souvenir Program – which contains pictures and commentary related to those five Beatles movies. But the most interesting thing about Reel Music was the single which was released to promote the album. "The Beatles' Movie Medley" was a four-min

Gun Club “Live At The Hacienda ‘83” (2022 Record Store Day LP)

The recent spate of Record Store Day vinyl LP releases from The Gun Club continues on RSD 2022, with the first appearance on vinyl (or any audio medium) of Live At The Hacienda ’83 . This concert by the long-defunct American punk band – led by the late Jeffrey Lee Pierce – at the Manchester venue was first documented on a 1994 VHS release called Live At The Hacienda (Visionary Communications JE248), and later on a U.K.-only DVD called Live At The Haçienda 1983/84 (Cherry Red CRDVD122) in 2006. This exclusive RSD LP edition of the concert is limited to 2,000 copies, and is pressed in clear-and-black split-color vinyl. This concert took place on April 20, 1983, years before the Haçienda club acquired some notoriety as an ecstasy den. The lineup consisted of Pierce (vocals), Jim Duckworth (guitar), Patricia Morrison (bass), and Dee Pop (drums). This LP should not be confused with the 2010 digital-only album Live At The Hacienda, 1984 , which was recorded 18 months later at the same ve