Label: Apple Records - 50999 9099112 7 • Format: Box Set Compilation 2x, CD Compilation, Reissue, Remastered 2x, CD Compilation, Reissue, Remastered • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Add Alcatrazz - Dangerous Games. Add Styles. Add Moods. Add Themes. America's appetite for Beatles product, however, was insatiable at this point, and the bigger Largo E Pianissimo Sempre - Antonio Vivaldi - The Essential Vivaldi more affluent U. Although it made number one in the States, it is not one of the songs that first comes to mind when early Beatles classics are summarized.
That hardly means that it was forgettable; Eight Days A Week - The Beatles - 1962-1966 / 1967-1970 (Box Set) fact, it was damned good. There are few Lennon-McCartney songs that are bouncier and cheerier than "Eight Days a Week," although there's plenty of yearning grit in John Lennon's lead vocal, particularly at a point near the end of the song, where he breaks into a brief peculiar wordless melisma.
He's superbly supported by Paul McCartney's harmony vocals, and the necessary mixture of light and shade is supplied by the bridge, which suddenly goes into emphatic minor chords. At Eight Days A Week - The Beatles - 1962-1966 / 1967-1970 (Box Set) point during this bridge, all the instruments drop out, leaving the voices unaccompanied for a line; everything comes to a dead stop for a nanosecond.
Then a shoe-drop of Ringo Starr drums kicks the music into gear again, and the melody brightens as it explodes back into the verse; the Beatles' spirits could never be dampened for long. Becoming ever bolder in their studio experimentation even at this relatively early date, the track begins with a gradual fade-in, a device which had rarely been employed in rock music, and served to heighten the drama and immediately seize the listener's attention.
Although the lyric is for the most part a standard celebratory love song, the title phrase "eight days a week" like a previous Beatles title, "a hard day's night" betrays Lennon-McCartney's growing knack for unusual wordplay -- a trait that would soon become far more commonplace. Lennon, never the best judge of the Beatles' own work, was surprisingly disdainful of the song in a Playboy interview, claiming erroneously that "it was never a good song.
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