Monday, October 7, 2013

CD Review: Glee Takes On The Beatles With Success

Season 5 of Fox's hit TV show, "Glee" begins with the cast performing songs from the ultimate music catalog, The Beatles. In association with the beginning of a new season, Columbia Records released (back in September) the soundtrack, "Glee Sings The Beatles." It features 14 recreations of such Beatles' classics as "Drive My Car" and "I Saw Her Standing There."

The album begins with Rachel Berry performing a heart-wrenching rendition of "Yesterday" that seems more like a tribute to the recently departed cast member Cory Monteith, than a rehearsal for a Broadway show. Many of the songs are spot on renditions like "Got To Get You Into My Life," while the entire cast gives their all to a rocking version of "Help." The highlight of the album is Blaine Anderson taking the lead on the perfect cast recreation of the classic "All You Need Is Love." Sam Evans does an outstanding job with George Harrison's "Something," before the album closes with the one-two punch of "Hey Jude" and "Let It Be" as the cast pour all they have into their best performances of these two songs.

The album debuted at #34 on the Billboard album chart and is sure to stick around on the charts while the show is airing new episodes weekly. To find out more about this release and about the new season of "Glee," please visit and

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