"The light, poppy, and melodic nature of much of The Beatles' writing makes it excellent fodder for instrumental treatment. This second volume of their work is very well done, and very enjoyable. I was most impressed with the gentle tracks on this release, which is opposite my usual preference. Susan and the Surftones have outdone themselves with this release." - Phil Dirt, Reverb Central (USA)
"What a perfect memory of the sixties! Susan has kept this set very simple and even manages to sound like the vocal Beatles through her guitars. So the SurfTones' instrumental memories bring it all back with lovely guitars, great melodies and an excellent tribute, as always, a fine album." -Davy Peckett, "New" Gandy Dancer (UK), Issue 92
"Susan's cleanly picked lead is enhanced by echo and supported by strong rhythm playing in a style reflecting the flavour of the originals, including the vocal harmonies. You thus get guitars replacing the vocal lines whilst still enjoying another two replicating George's licks and John's rhythm."- Alan Taylor, Pipeline Instrumental Review (UK), Issue 82 Spring 2010
"For a while there, the tracks on this disc could be heard only as downloads, but after much coaxing and encouragement from their many fans, Susan and The SurfTones finally issued a proper record. “S&ST Play The Beatles - The Dear Prudence Sessions Volume 2” logs in as a great follow up to the Oregon band’s prior salute to John, Paul, George and Ringo, as once again the performances are absolutely stellar and the selection of tunes are wise and diversified.
Staying faithful to the original structures and arrangements of the songs we all know and cherish, Susan and The SurfTones flex their instrumental biceps to great effects each step of the way. Aside from hit singles like “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Feel Fine,” “Ticket To Ride,” “Nowhere Man,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Please Please Me” and “Eleanor Rigby,” the band also revisits not quite as widely aired cuts such as “Every Little Thing,” “I’m Looking through You,” “Think For Yourself” and “I’ll Get You.” No Beatles tribute would be complete without a splash of psychedelic splendor, and that’s where “She Said She Said” and “Tomorrow Never Knows” enter the picture. Of course, “Dear Prudence” is included in the package, while “If I Needed Someone” and “The Night Before” deserve to be mentioned too. An A-grade instrumental band, Susan and The SurfTones channel the mood and melodies of The Beatles with nothing but integrity and respect." - Beverly Paterson, Lance Monthly (USA)
to visit the Beatles Hamburg Tour site, with lots of great Beatle nostalgia!