As 1988 turned into 1989, I had just finished my first holiday season where people were buying, listening to, and hopefully enjoying my album A Christmas Collection. Part of this was thanks to some nice folks at Lifedance Distributing who saw fit to help get it into some gift and book stores around the country.
As I thought about making a non-holiday album to follow up, looking at Beatles tunes was a bit of a no-brainer. The hard part was picking enough for just one CD.
Just about every day I would sit down with the guitar and play through about 35 songs, experimenting with different ways of arranging the chords and melodies, and then combining them into medleys.
In early June I went into my friend, Joe Weed's studio and just started playing, without much of a real plan. I spent about 3 hours on a Friday and another 3 the next day, pretty much improvising around the songs I had been messing with. A few days later we put the songs in order and sent the tape off to be mastered.
Even now, 20 years ago today, I am still very proud of A Beatles Collection.