All This And World War II is a musical documentary from 1976 with newsreel footage from the 1940's and Beatles songs in the background. The soundtrack was performed by different artists, including Ike & Tina Turner’s Come Together. Although only Tina is mentioned, it's a different Ike & Tina version with an orchestra in the background. The movie wasn’t very successful, lasted only two weeks in cinemas and has never been officially released on home video. The soundtrack album reached #23 on the UK charts.
Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney / Produced by Ike Turner / Additional Production: S. Lieberson, Martin J. Machat
November 13, 1976
The all-star roster of vocalists performing on this collection of classic Lennon-McCartney songs, for the soundtrack of a film collage of WW ll newsreel footage, is so mind boggling that it makes producer-coordinator Lou Reizner’s last big-name epic, "Tommy," look like a road company. To name some of the biggest surprises on this two-disc set, we have Ambrosia, the Bee Gees, Status Quo, Helen Reddy, the Four Seasons, Frankie Valli, Frankie Laine. Henry Gross, Leo Sayer, Bryan Ferry, Rod Stewart, Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne, Peter Gabriel, Tina Turner, Keith Moon and Elton doing a recap of "Lucy ln The Sky With Diamonds." The London Symphony Orchestra is apparent in force on many of the cuts, but the charts never seem to overwhelm the strikingly original interpretations of the vocalists. This is one of the most fascinating and artistically successful big concept albums ever brought off.
Best cuts: "I Am The Walrus," Get Back" "Magical Mystery Tour," "Fool On The Hill," "Hey Jude," "A Day In The Life"
Dealers: Twentieth Century president Russ Regan's far-out idea for using Beatles songs behind a surrealistic movie documentary has produced results perhaps beyond anyones expectations.