I am talking about the record here, not the film. However, the film is worthy of discussion as well. I pulled out the LP a few days ago and have been playing it almost every night. I'm lucky enough to have it on Mobile Fidelity, a direct master done by Victor Corp. of Japan. It's quiet and the sound is very good. This is the first record where the boys wrote all of their own material. It is a marvel of Pop music, and quite possibly the best Pop record ever made. As much as I love Rubber Soul and Revolver, this is my favorite Beatles record. This illustrates why the Fab Four took America by storm. The record is robust, devoid of production gimmicks or outlandish ideas. This is a very straightforward representation of the Beatle's song craft. Each song is compelling and fun in it's own right. There is nothing heavy to ponder here, just wonderful joyous tunes of youth and exuberance.