The About - Iter Itineris

Published Tuesday 27th May 2008
The About - Iter Itineris
The About - Iter Itineris

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 45775-14129
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Iain Nash

'Iter Iteneris' (meaning The Journey) is the debut album from The About. Brought together by a love for God and The Beatles, America's Vic Morton and Tom Gordon have drawn upon these two passions throughout the recording. Even as early on as "Trip Divine", it's clear that this album comes straight from the swooping psychedelic chapter of Beatle-mania than those early pop years. All the trademarks of the fab four can be found from the famous McCartney howling on "Mesmerized" to the rock'n'roll guitar reminiscent of George Harrison's quiet genius. Even the audible pops and hisses added to the beginning of "Self" gives you the authentic feeling that you are putting on an LP. But please don't be fooled for this is certainly no "Sgt Pepper". "Breath" is as far removed as you can get from the straight drumming beat that became a staple of the Beatles sound and bizarrely clocking in at just over a minute long "Tomorrow Today" sounds nothing like the rest of the album at all. The cello on "As I Do Now" is a nice touch, echoing the tendency the Liverpool lads had for orchestral arrangements. But "I Recall" sounds like the real deal combining well written lyrics and a catchy tune. An interesting album that is clever in places but confusing in others.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Vic Morton in U S A @ 05:31 on Jul 19 2008

Check out this new CD! It sounds for the world like a new Beatles album with 11 new Lennon/McCartney/Harrison songs. This debut album by “The About”, titled “Iter Itineris” has received great reviews from Beatles fan clubs, Beatles radio stations, and even Beatles Apple Records manager Ken Mansfield. Click the link below for free sound clips and to read comments made about this amazing new Cd that is even causing some people to ask which Beatles album these songs appeared on. The actual CD sounds is much clearer and powerful than the mp3 sound clips, but you can get an idea of what The About is about.

Posted by Vic Morton in U. S. A. @ 05:50 on May 26 2008

Here are write ups, and the web page for "The About". Thanks! If you need to reach me, you can do so at my wife's email address above.

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