;DWell, Rick you and I had the same word to describe this one...it ROCKS!!!..I gave it 5 stars...i also love the Beatles version and can't seem to choose one as better than the other. I don't seem to hear a lot of discussion about Help!...and it doesn't seem to show up on many of the recordings in general. On the Live in Japan video..Karen really has a blast with the drums !! She did so like those drums! They really chose a great song. The organ part is superb too. I think it would be hard to play and sing at the same time, but Karen got it down to a tee. ;D
Post by BethMosior on Oct 15, 2005 12:44:04 GMT -5
O this is really a great arrangment of Richards the way he and Karen just bring the idea of the song out, in full force ' Help me if you can I'm feeling down ' like they are screaming for HELP coooooooool man
I love Karen's voice in this song. It is stronger than normal and has heart to it. There is angst and longing and real passion in Karen's delivery. I didn't give it 5 stars because it sounds a little dated, as do most Beatles' songs, and the music as the end of the song is too much, too busy, too noisy, for my taste.
Post by YesterdayOnceMore on Nov 9, 2005 10:32:00 GMT -5
I'm going with 4 stars on this one. I truly like this arrangement of this Beatles tune, and think it's a fun listen. I love Karen's vocals on it - she sounds strong and I think she's having fun singing yet another of her favorite artist's tunes - as they did love the Beatles.
"....all my best memories come back clearly to me, some can even make me cry...just like before, it's Yesterday Once More...."
Post by Prisoner_Walking on Feb 18, 2006 10:07:00 GMT -5
I don't listen to this song often - I'm not particularly fond of the song (performed by any artist) or this arrangement. I wonder how the Carpenters career would have been shaped differently if "Help" had been released as their second single, as was planned before Herb Alpert suggested "Close To You"? 2 Stars. L