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 v.— «The soundtrack album “All This and World War II”…is made up solely of Beatle songs performed by heavyweights like Elton John, Leo Sayer and the Bee Gees. It stiffed.» —“‘Beatlemania’: More Mania Than Beatle” by Mark Kernis Washington Post Apr. 7, 1978. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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