All This And World War II is a musical documentary with newsreel footage from the 1940's and songs from the Beatles as the soundtrack. The songs were performed by different artists, including Ike & Tina Turner’s Come Together. Although only Tina is mentioned in the credits, it's a different Ike & Tina version with an orchestra background instrumentation. The movie wasn’t very successful, lasted only two weeks in cinemas and has never been officially released on home video.
Director: Susan Winslow
Release: November 12, 1976 (Movie) / 1976 (Album) / 2007 (CD)
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Label: 20th Century Fox (USA) / Warner (Germany) / Riva (UK)
Format: 2 Vinyl (Gatefold) / Cartridge / CD
Time: 88 Min.
Charts: UK: #23
Billboard - 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 II 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.