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The Beatles: Rain (1966)

The Beatles created three promotional films for "Rain" which are considered among the early precursors of music videos.The films were directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. One features the ... See full summary »
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The Beatles created three promotional films for "Rain" which are considered among the early precursors of music videos.The films were directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. One features the Beatles walking and singing in a garden and a greenhouse (filmed 20 May 1966 at Chiswick House in London).

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Rolling Stone magazine ranks "Rain" 463rd in its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". See more »

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a respectable and simple music video for an incredible song
25 July 2018 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

If I was only rating the song, this would be an easy 10/10, but, I've decided to lower my rating slightly because I'd say the video it is accompanied with is deserving of a slightly lower rating, and the video is what I'm reviewing right now. The video is certainly very good and, in some ways, really matches the song. It's not much of a music video, it's really just edited footage of the band playing the song, but the overall mood and the black and white cinematography do fit the laxed mood of the song. It's extremely simplistic and isn't necessarily anything spectacular, but it fits the song perfectly well and by no means detracts from it. The song itself is, of course, a masterpiece as I have already expressed. It's the kind of song that would fit right in an album like 'Revolver', one of The Beatles' very best, somewhat psychedelic, very catchy but still injected with a great deal of real artistry. The entire construction of the song is brilliant, everything from Ringo's drums to Lennon's voice work together to make what may just be a perfect song.


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