Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ticket to Ride by The Beatles – ****

First released: 1965

The performance of "Ticket To Ride" in "Help!" contains the first Beatles animation. Its music notes on a telegraph line, but hey, it does predate "The Beatles" cartoon show and "Yellow Submarine"! This chugging song is a great example of something Lennon would compose with ease during the early to mid-60s. It was a hit single as well and of course on the "Help!" album. Later it appeared on 1973's "1962-1966". It's also on 2000's "1". A 1964 radio version appears on 1994's "Live at the BBC".

A live version appears on "Anthology 2" in 1996.

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