Various Artists

Beatles 101

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This 2004 compilation of Quebec artists covering classic Beatles songs displays a broad range of styles and hairdos, from les Bel-Canto's 1965 note-for-note rendition of "Love Me Do" to Lambert & Vanasse's decidedly more ambitious 2003 version of "Across the Universe." However, the focus is mainly on the late '60s, with highlights that include the Astrud Gilberto meets Petula Clark swing of Michèle Richard's "Can't Buy Me Love," Gilles Brown's Jacques Brel-inflected "Girl," and Anne Renee's delightfully Bowie-esque rendition of "You Won't See Me." Also included are extensive liner notes -- all in French -- and a photo booklet of the Beatles' August 1964 performance at the Forum de Montreal.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:31
2 2:03
3 2:26
4 2:14
5 2:26
6 2:16
7 2:27
8 2:35
9 2:50
10 2:38
11 2:33
12 2:51
13
2:24
14 2:42
15 3:01
16 2:23
17 5:18
18 3:16
19 2:50
20 2:03
21 3:25
22 4:04
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