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There are so many great little things going on Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood.” You might ask, How do the Beatles figure into this movie? No, none of their songs are in the film. (The price of a Beatles license is around the whole budget of this remarkable movie.)

Actually, in the film Mason, played by Ethan Hawke, makes a CD for his son, Mason Jr (Ellar Coltrane) of solo hits by members of the group. Not Beatles songs, but the best of their output after their 1970 breakup. Mason waxes on about the solo Beatles, and his CD set comes with a nicely printed sleeve.

Apparently Hawke himself made such a CD for his kids. I’ve heard he’s given it to friends, as well.

What would be on the CD? Mason mentions three songs he’s included, pointing out John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy.”

What would you include on such a CD? Here are my choices:

Lennon: Jealous Guy, Imagine, #9 Dream, Instant Karma, and Real Love.

Harrison: All Things Must Pass, Give Me Love, All Those Years Ago, What is Life, Got My Mind Set on You

Starr: It Don’t Come Easy, Photograph, Back off Boogaloo, Never Without You, No No Song

McCartney: Maybe I’m Amazed, Band on the Run, My Brave Face, Daytime Nighttime Suffering, Another Day.

Ethan Hawke’s BLACK ALBUM:

Disc 1:
1. Paul McCartney & Wings, “Band on the Run”
2. George Harrison, “My Sweet Lord”
3. John Lennon feat. The Flux Fiddlers & 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, “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)”
15. George Harrison, “Not Guilty (2004 Digital Remaster)”
16. Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney, “Heart of the Country”
17. John Lennon, “Oh Yoko!”
18. Wings, “Mull of Kintyre”
19. 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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