New Budget George Martin Collection

Wog Blog is reporting a new budget label release collecting some of Beatle producer George Martin’s output over his many years in the recording industry.

It is a double CD set and there are two Beatle songs included (‘Love Me Do’ and ‘P.S. I Love You’) plus thirty others by a wide range of artists. It’s a pretty good overview of his work:earlyworks_martin

Every track listed (except the two Beatle tunes) is also available on the 2001, six CD set Produced by George Martin. That box set contains 150 titles, but if you can’t find it (or can’t afford it!), this new release from Not Now Music looks like a bargain at just £5.99.

“Produced by George Martin” – We Have a Winner

Our competition to win a DVD copy of “Produced by George Martin” in the previous post asked the question:

George Martin was never just about one band. There was also comedy, and in 1965  he produced and arranged and conducted the accompaniment for a mock, spoken version of the Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night”.  Who was the performer? 

The correct answer was Peter Sellers, the famous British comedian and actor who in 1965  released a single which was a comedy version of the Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night”. In it Sellers recites the lyrics to the song in the style of Laurence Olivier in Shakespeare’s “Richard III”.  The Sellers version became a UK Top 20 hit:

There were lots of entries and the first person through with the correct answer  was Eric Leon in France. Congratulations to Eric (who is a huge Beatles fan), and thank you to everyone who entered the competition.

And a very big thank you to Eagle Rock Entertainment for providing the prize.

Produced by George Martin – Win Your Own Copy

In our last post we brought you the details of a terrific new documentary out now on DVD and BluRay about the life and work of George Martin.

The film is called simply “Produced by George Martin”.

It’s a fascinating journey through the amazing output and influence of a record producer who changed the world.

By answering the question below you could be the lucky owner of your very own copy, courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment. And the question is:

George Martin was never just about one band. There was also comedy, and in 1965  he produced, arranged and conducted the accompaniment for a mock, spoken version of the Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night”.       Who was the performer? 

The first correct answer to me at beatlesblogger@gmail.com will win a DVD copy of  “Produced by George Martin”.

By the way, there are two great reviews of “Produced by George Martin” here and here.