The crew went to bed at 10:23 p.m. EDT last night...less than an hour before the craft entered the Lunar sphere of influence! How can you go to sleep when you're entering the Lunar sphere of influence? Wake-up was earlier than usual today...6:42 a.m. But then, they've got a big day ahead of them--Lunar Orbit Insertion starts at 1:21 p.m.! Status at wake-up: An instrumental piece from the American version of the soundtrack album...I was considering getting this when the time came, and could swear that the American albums had previously been available on iTunes...but if they were, they're not anymore. I have the contents of the two American album CD box sets that came out years back, but the American AHDN wasn't in them. "Ringo's Theme" was featured in one of the most memorable sequences of the film, when Ringo wanders away from the TV studio to "go paradin'" (take a walk). Alas, I couldn't find a particularly good video of it. I'll try this one...maybe it won't look so crappy at embedded size: Indeed, and particularly enjoyable to me as the first song in the film after the title song in the opening credits. Alas, I couldn't find a video of the scene that was good enough to bother sharing. Yeah, this one's a little weak...but Paul couldn't give away his A-game. Yeah, they're still putting out covers as singles, but with this one they seem to be slipping into their early sound groove. Not surprising, as the coming few years will be the weakest stretch of his career. Apparently this was a cover of a song previously done by the Drifters and Johnnie Ray, both in 1954. Now I've always enjoyed this one! A striking song for its instrumentation alone...John on acoustic rhythm guitar, George on classical lead guitar, Ringo on bongos and claves. Apparently John once described this as Paul's "first 'Yesterday'"! It was also featured in a particularly striking film sequence: You should have gone before lift-off!