All Together Now

Music review by
Cynthea Riesenberg, Common Sense Media
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Group of covers butchered by teen cover bands.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Satirical view of the world in "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window".

Violence

No mention of violence.

Sex

There are no overt references to sex (but plenty to love and longing).

Language

No objectionable language.

Consumerism

Free of references to popular merchandise.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

No references other than a few suggestions.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the album is dedicated to the memory of John Lennon and George Harrison, but some may feel that the third-rate covers border on the disrespectful. And since plenty of young kids enjoy the verve and energy of the Beatles' original albums, why give them this inferior substitute?

User Reviews

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  • Kids say
Adult Written bycoolcat April 9, 2008

The Beatles Still Rock In 2007!

This is a great CD! I love the songs! I love the Beatles! What more can I ask for?
Kid, 9 years old September 20, 2009

What's the story?

Some things in life are hard to improve upon, and loyal Beatles fans will claim the Fab Four belong in this category. ALL TOGETHER NOW may be good proof ot this. The album presents 13 of the band's popular hits, but recorded by teens and preteens. Youthful voices sing \"You Won't See Me\" -- but without emotion and backed by synths set to a choppy rhythm. \"Can't Buy Me Love\" is belted out earnestly by what sounds like the struggling cover band from the garage next door. \"I Saw Him Standing There\" suggests a reunion of Josie and the Pussycats and the Spice Girls.

Is it any good?

Beatle fans are bound to disparage this album, but they aren't the only disgruntled listeners: 14- and 11-year-olds familiar with the Beatles describe various tracks as "a waste of money" and "rubbish," finding them embarrassing imitations of the originals. The only people this CD might please are those unfamiliar with the Beatles, and they would be better served by a helping of the originals.

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  • Families can talk about how this version compares with the originals and which one they prefer and why.

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