With a Little Help from My Fwends

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With a Little Help from My Fwends
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Studio album by The Flaming Lips
Released October 27, 2014 (2014-10-27)
Genre Psychedelic rock, neo-psychedelia
Label Warner Bros.
The Flaming Lips chronology
The Terror
(2013)
With a Little Help from My Fwends
(2014)

With a Little Help from My Fwends is the fourteenth studio album by the American rock band The Flaming Lips. It is a track-for-track tribute to The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.[1] It was released on October 27, 2014 through Warner Bros. Records.[2] All proceeds from record sales will go to The Bella Foundation, an organization in Oklahoma City that helps provide veterinary care to needy pet owners.[3] The lead single from the album, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", features vocals from Miley Cyrus.[4][5]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 59/100[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
Billboard 3.5/5 stars[8]
Consequence of Sound C[9]
The 405 8/10[10]
The Line of Best Fit 6.5/10[11]
NME 7/10[12]
Pitchfork Media 5.5/10[13]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars[14]
Robert Christgau A-[15]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Lennon–McCartney except "Within You Without You", by George Harrison

No. Title Featured Length
1. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"   My Morning Jacket, Fever the Ghost & J Mascis 2:45
2. "With a Little Help from My Friends"   Black Pus & Autumn Defense 3:33
3. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"   Miley Cyrus & Moby 5:41
4. "Getting Better"   Dr. Dog, Chuck Inglish & Morgan Delt 4:07
5. "Fixing a Hole"   Electric Würms 3:48
6. "She's Leaving Home"   Phantogram, Julianna Barwick & Spaceface 3:12
7. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"   Maynard James Keenan, Puscifer & Sunbears! 2:34
8. "Within You Without You"   Birdflower & Morgan Delt 4:39
9. "When I'm Sixty-Four"   Def Rain & Pitchwafuzz 3:19
10. "Lovely Rita"   Tegan and Sara & Stardeath and White Dwarfs 4:18
11. "Good Morning Good Morning"   Zorch, Grace Potter & Treasure Mammal 3:14
12. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"   Foxygen & Ben Goldwasser 5:14
13. "A Day in the Life"   Miley Cyrus & New Fumes 4:55
Total length:
51:24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flaming Lips to re-record Sgt Pepper with Miley Cyrus". BBC News. May 16, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Flaming Lips announce release date for 'Sgt. Pepper's' cover album, 'With A Little Help From My Fwends'". Music Times. May 16, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "First Listen: The Flaming Lips, 'With A Little Help From My Fwends'". NPR.org. October 19, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Flaming Lips' 'Sgt. Peppers' Tribute Album Out this Fall". Rolling Stone. May 16, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Flaming Lips Announce Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Tribute Album Release Date". Pitchfork. May 16, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "With a Little Help from My Fwends - The Flaming Lips". Metacritic. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "With a Little Help from My Fwends - The Flaming Lips". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Lynch, Joe. "Flaming Lips, 'With a Little Help From My Fwends': Track-By-Track Review". Billboard. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Comaratta, Len. "The Flaming Lips – With A Little Help From My Fwends". Consequence of Sound. Townsquare Music. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Meixner, George. "The Flaming Lips - With A Little Help From My Fwends". The 405. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Daniels, Joe. "The Flaming Lips - With A Little Help From My Fwends". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Perry, Kevin. "NME Reviews - The Flaming Lips – 'With A Little Help From My Fwends'". NME. Time Inc. (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  13. ^ Berman, Stuart. "Album Reviews: The Flaming Lips: With a Little Help From My Fwends". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  14. ^ Winograd, Jeremy. "The Flaming Lips: With a Little Help from My Fwends". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  15. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Expert Witness: Sam Cooke / Aretha Franklin / The Flaming Lips / Bette Midler / James Brown". Cuepoint. Retrieved 20 December 2014.