Various Artists / Minnesota Beatle Project Volume 4
Album: Minnesota Beatle Project Volume 4   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Dec 2012
Label:Vega Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-03-31 Pull Date: 2013-06-03
Week Ending: May 26 Apr 21 Apr 14 Apr 7
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 23, 2024: Traditions
Baby's In Black
4. May 23, 2013: Sunflower Sutra: Crying
Cry Baby Cry
2. Aug 02, 2016: Clean Copper Radio - SUMMER BLAST
You Never Give Me Your Money
5. Apr 17, 2013: Green Copper Radio
Mean Mr. Mustard
3. Oct 02, 2013: Sunflower Sutra
Baby's In Black, Cry Baby Cry
6. Apr 12, 2013: FOLKTRONICA

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2013-03-24
BEATLES TRIBUTE. Eclectic collection of Beatles tunes by various Minnesota-based acts: some notable (eg, Trampled by Turtles), some oddball (high school marching band).

No FCC issues.

1 * “A Day in the Life” mid-tempo. Male lead singer is faithful to John’s original. “I read the news” verses have acoustic piano & strings. “Woke up, got outta bed” bridge gets more electric & fun. Adds a soulful saxophone. (4:55)
2 ** “Mean Mr Mustard” mid-fast. Female lead vocal. Classic-rock lineup: electric guitar, bass, drums. Highlight is a good lead guitar. (2:36)
3 “Girl” slow, sad ballad. Male vocal. Guitar & keyboard. A bit of strings. (3:17)
4 “For No One” mid-slow. Folk-rock guitar, banjo, bass. Hoarse female vox. (2:26)
5 ** “Baby’s in Black” mid-tempo. Alt-trad country string band: guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle & bass. Two male voices in harmony with that “high lonesome sound.” (2:14)
6 “For the Benefit of Mr Kite” mid-tempo. True to original; turns up the dial on that circus organ thing. Lots of voice parts: singing, speaking, sounds. (4:19)
7 “Misery” mid-fast. Soft-rock treatment of fairly obscure tune. Pleasant male voice backed by soft organ and drums. (1:56)
8 * “Think for Yourself” mid-tempo. Sheryl Crow-like singer on a sad George Harrison song. Backup is wha-wha elec guitar, good keyboards. Old-school sound. (3:23)
9 * “You Never Give Me Your Money” mid-tempo. Good, faithful interpretation. Three male singers in harmony plus backing singers. Electric guitar, keyboard, drums. (4:22)
10 * “Back in USSR” fast. Hoarse vox, guitar, bass, drums. Punk style. Noisy, lo-fi. (2:40)
11 ** “Cry Baby Cry” mid-slow. Strong, bluesy female vocal with female backing singers. Guitar, organ, drums. (3:06)
12 “Baby You’re a Rich Man” mid-tempo. Emotional Rob Thomas-like vocal. Instruments are guitar, organ, bass & drums. (3:53)
13 “She Loves You” fast. High school marching band: lots of brass, winds, drums. (1:45)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. John Mark Nelson A Day In The Life
2. Haley Boner Mean Mr. Mustard
3. Devotchka Girl
4. Chastity Brown For No One
5. Trampled By Turtles Baby's In Black
6. Van Slee For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
7. Halloween, Alaska Misery
8. Molly Maher And Her Disbelievers Think For Yourself
9. Big Trouble You Never Give Me Your Money
10. Astronautalis Back In The Ussr
11. Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps Cry Baby Cry
12. Mark Joseph W/Reed Grimm Baby You're A Rich Man
13. Bloomington Jefferson High School She Loves You