By Leah Greenblatt
Updated October 31, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST

On the pleasant but extremely redundant collection This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles’ Rubber Soul, tracks vacillate between the needlessly faithful (the Donnas’ ”Drive My Car”) and the deliberately kooky (the Fiery Furnaces’ thoroughly trippy ”Norwegian Wood”). The artists who find a happy, creative medium — Nellie McKay (”If I Needed Someone”), Sufjan Stevens (”What Goes On”) — are regrettably few. This bird is still airborne, but it never really soars like the original album.

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