Boyhood is one of the most critically acclaimed movies of this year. It follows the life of a boy from the age of 6 to the age of 18. Richard Linklater, the director, succeeded in crafting a beautiful masterpiece. For an actual review, check out Anis Tabet’s here.

We’re here to discuss that scene in the car, the one where Ethan Hawke (the father) gives his son a triple volume Beatles album called The Black Album. If you’re a Beatles fan, you would know that such album was never released by the fab four. But the idea of it is brilliant. Based on an actual gift that Hawke gave to his 13 year old daughter, the album is a compilation of the songs released by each Beatle, post-breakup.

To quote Ethan Hawke:

“There’s this thing that happens when you listen to too much of the solo stuff separately – too much Lennon: suddenly there’s a little too much self-involvement; too much Paul and it can become sentimental (and) borderline goofy; too much George: I mean, we all have our spiritual side but it’s only interesting for about six minutes, ya know? Ringo: He’s funny, irreverent, and cool, but … you aren’t gonna go home and crank up a Ringo Starr album start to finish?

“(But) when you mix up their work … and let them flow – they elevate each other, and you start to hear it: THE BEATLES,” 

You can read more about it here.

We looked up the complete list of songs and created three YouTube playlists and the result is beautiful.

Disc 1

1. Paul McCartney & Wings, “Band on the Run”

2. George Harrison, “My Sweet Lord”

3. John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band, “Jealous Guy”

4. Ringo Starr, “Photograph”

5. John Lennon, “How?”

6. Paul McCartney, “Every Night”

7. George Harrison, “Blow Away”

8. Paul McCartney, “Maybe I’m Amazed”

9. John Lennon, “Woman”

10.Paul McCartney & Wings, “Jet”

11. John Lennon, “Stand by Me”

12. Ringo Starr, “The No No Song”

13. Paul McCartney, “Junk”

14. John Lennon, “Love”

15. Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney, “The Back Seat of My Car”

16. John Lennon, “Watching the Wheels”

17. John Lennon, “Mind Games”

18. Paul McCartney & Wings, “Bluebird”

19. John Lennon, “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)”

20. George Harrison, “What Is Life”

Disc 2

1. John Lennon, “God”

2. Wings, “Listen to What the Man Said”

3. John Lennon, “Crippled Inside”

4. Ringo Starr, “You’re Sixteen You’re Beautiful (And You’re Mine)”

5. Paul McCartney & Wings, “Let Me Roll It”

6. John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band, “Power to the People”

7. Paul McCartney, “Another Day”

8. George Harrison, “If Not For You (2001 Digital Remaster)”

9. John Lennon, “(Just Like) Starting Over”

10. Wings, “Let ‘Em In”

11. John Lennon, “Mother”

12. Paul McCartney & Wings, “Helen Wheels”

13. John Lennon, “I Found Out”

14. Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney, “Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey”

15. John Lennon, Yoko Ono & The Plastic Ono Band, “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)”

16. George Harrison, “Not Guilty (2004 Digital Remaster)”

17. Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney, “Heart of the Country”

18. John Lennon, “Oh Yoko!”

19. Wings, “Mull of Kintyre”

20. Ringo Starr, “It Don’t Come Easy”

Disc 3

1. John Lennon, “Grow Old With Me (2010 Remaster)”

2. Wings, “Silly Love Songs”

3. The Beatles, “Real Love”

4. Paul McCartney & Wings, “My Love”

5. John Lennon, “Oh My Love”

6. George Harrison, “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)”

7. Paul McCartney, “Pipes of Peace”

8. John Lennon, “Imagine”

9. Paul McCartney, “Here Today”

10. George Harrison, “All Things Must Pass”

11. Paul McCartney, “And I Love Her (Live on MTV Unplugged)”


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