Wow. A great game just got better. Thank you, Harmonix, for doing such a great job. Every one of these songs is a blast and the new tracks contain elements that totally surprised me. I love it all, but my favorites are:
A Day In the Life. Holy cow. Moody, somber, and then startlingly beautiful. I wondered how the orchestral build-up would be handled, and I've never been so caught up emotionally while playing a music game: It's unsettling and exhilarating at the same time (I played bass). Perfect and effective. And that final chord with the simple, effective image that accompanies it...Awesome.
She's Leaving Home. Besides the surprising fun of playing a string instrument part, I suddenly realized that I've never seen video game figures expressing emotions so vividly and believably. The in-game Beatles have shown emotion well before throughout the game, but this track takes it to a whole new level. A great, great visualiztion of the song.
When I'm Sixty Four. I've always had the film version (Yellow Submarine) of this song stuck in my mind, and wondered how the game's Dreamscape would handle it. I figured clocks or white-haired Beatles and was happy to be wrong. This staging is surprising, funny, and very effective.
Lovely Rita and the Pepper Reprise: Just plain fun to play...over and over and over.
Thanks again, Harmonix. I can't wait for Rubber Soul!