Boomkat Product Review:
Highlighting their beginnings as a covers band, this album draws together the songs that informed the early musical repertoire and eventual musical identity of The Quarrymen/The Beatles. The emphasis here is on the pre-rock & roll influences on the band members. "For too long the idea of covers CDs has been the province of freebie magazine cover-mounts and shoddy garage cheapies. No more. Because Rhythm And Blues Records are Doing It Right. Following on from well-received compilations covering the roots of rhythm and blues and rocknroll, we now shine a spotlight on the songs that shaped the Beatles. Jazz, rocknroll, blues, music hall, guitar instrumentals, tin pan alley, rockabilly, dance band, soul, bolero, skiffle, trad, R&B, country, old-time, Broadway, doo-wop, folk, high school pop, Motown - the Quarrymen - Beatles early influences are so wide-ranging that this series of discs could quite easily pass for an introduction to the history of twentieth century popular music."