In My Life (George Martin album)

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In My Life
George Martin - In My Life.jpg
Compilation album by George Martin
Released 20 October 1998
Recorded March – August 1997
Genre Rock
Length 43:58
Label MCA (US), The Echo Label
Producer George Martin
Compiler George Martin
George Martin chronology
Beatles to Bond and Bach
(1978)
In My Life
(1998)
Produced by George Martin
(2001)

In My Life is a 1998 album compiled and produced by Sir George Martin.

The CD is composed almost entirely of cover versions of The Beatles songs which George Martin produced originally.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
PopMatters 2/10 stars [2]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Cub Koda wrote "The results are in the true George Martin orchestrated tradition, with several interesting twists and turns along the way."[1] Conversely, Sarah Zupko of PopMatters wrote Martin "has chosen to go out with a whimper instead of a bang" and of the album in general; "I don’t really have to tell you that Goldie Hawn impersonating a chanteuse on “A Hard Day’s Night” or Sean Connery literally reading “In My Life” is an embarrassing display, do I?"[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. "Come Together" – 4:37
  2. "A Hard Day's Night" – 3:24
  3. "A Day in the Life" – 4:44
    • An instrumental version, featuring Jeff Beck on guitar
  4. "Here, There and Everywhere" – 3:18
  5. "Because" – 3:18
  6. "I Am the Walrus" – 4:31
  7. "Here Comes the Sun" (George Harrison) – 3:30
  8. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" – 2:58
  9. "The Pepperland Suite" (George Martin) – 6:19
  10. "Golden Slumbers"/"Carry That Weight"/"The End" – 5:38
  11. "Friends and Lovers" (George Martin) – 2:24
  12. "In My Life" – 2:29
  13. "Ticket to Ride" – 3:56
    • Featuring the Meninas Cantoras de Petropolis on vocals, only included in the South American release
  14. "Blackbird" – 2:59
    • Featuring Bonnie Pink on keyboards and vocals, only included in the Japanese release

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Koda, Cub. "In My Life > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Zupko, Sarah. "George Martin, In My Life < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 16 September 2012.