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The Family Way Soundtrack CD
15 December 2013
Canberra, ACT
Apple rooftop
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29 August 2013

No - I'm not pregnant! :)

Just noticed there is a CD of this at a decent price here and there - just when I thought my plastic was safe.

16 December 2013
The Toppermost of the Poppermost

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14 April 2010

I wouldn't mind seeing it just for the soundtrack. Is Amazon offering it, or was it listed elsewhere?

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5 January 2014
Canberra, ACT
Apple rooftop
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29 August 2013

Got this one last week and as it was recorded in 1966 I had to backtrack to catch up.  It's a short CD (around 26 minutes even with a bonus track) but nicely mastered with a good bright sound (mine is dated 2011) from Varese Saraband.

The music is basically a theme and variation on the main film theme; the variations being horns, twangy guitars, orchestra etc.  The theme itself is not bad, but it does get a little repetitive even with the short running time, but it is pleasant enough.  My favourite track was #12 which had a nice acoustic guitar variation.

Not essential in my mind, but worth it for McCartney completists.

[EDIT] Oh, and George Martin had a significant hand in orchestration etc.

5 January 2014
Carnegie Hall
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18 March 2013

Is it instrumental or is there singing too?

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5 January 2014
Canberra, ACT
Apple rooftop
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29 August 2013

TwoAfter908 said
Is it instrumental or is there singing too?

It's purely instrumental.  Paul didn't do a full soundtrack, just a theme for the film, and as noted the CD is the theme and a lot of variations on it.  In a way it's a very early precursor of some of his classical work.  It cost me around A$12 new delivered off ebay which is OK for what it is.

As an aside, I think Wonderwall is still credited as the first solo Beatles album as George was more actively involved in making it, but this may be the first album of solo Beatle music?


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