Favorite Beatles LP

Favorite Beatles LP

Created by Doc on Jan 30, 2014

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YESTERDAY AND TODAY

HEY JUDE

Greg

Athens, Greece

#1 Jan 31, 2014
I could have them all, anytime. Though some are more pleasant than others, doesn't change anything. Add some of their solo careers.
Chris

Pontiac, MI

#2 Jan 31, 2014
My favorite Beatles album is Abbey Road. Even though it was their last album, I consider it to be their best and also my favorite. That album proved that even though they were having problems, & were on the verge of breaking up. They could still come together & make great music whenever they wanted to. They went out at the top of their game, & not very many bands can say that their last album, was also one of their best.
Octopus

Albany, NY

#3 Feb 1, 2014
My favorite all around Beatles album is still The White Album because of the mix of excellent material from it. I would rate it one notch above Abbey Road because I like the rawness and the spirit of The White Album better overall. However, Abbey Road has my two all time favorite Beatle tracks, "Something" and "Here Comes The Sun" which are two of the strongest songs George Harrison did while still in the band. I love the song, "Old Brown Shoe" but it is a very under rated Beatle tune. It would have fit nicely on The White Album.
Denver

Rohnert Park, CA

#4 Feb 2, 2014
You can hear Old Brown Shoe on my personal favorite Beatles album Hey Jude. In my opinion it is their best Lp.
Chris

Clarkston, MI

#5 Feb 2, 2014
Yeah Octo, I agree with you, the White album is a great album. It seems like they touched on every musical genre on that album. Not many artists can do that, & do it successfully. The only other artist I can think of, that did that, was Elvis.
Octopus

Albany, NY

#6 Feb 2, 2014
Chris wrote:
Yeah Octo, I agree with you, the White album is a great album. It seems like they touched on every musical genre on that album. Not many artists can do that, & do it successfully. The only other artist I can think of, that did that, was Elvis.
I do not know if The White Album touched on every musical genre. That is taking it a little over the top, don't you think? It is still a masterpiece rock double album that had great performances and songs. It was more stripped down for the most part but instead of having tape loops and sound effects overdubbed into the recordings. I like George Harrison's songs the best on this. It was more of a return to a rock n roll sound overall for The Beatles but each band member was involved in the album's creation. It works because the concept still sounded good together as one piece. I like most of The Beatles later period work from 1966-1970 anyway but I really dig The White Album. It is up there with The Stones "Begger's Banquet" from 1968. In my opinion, the late sixties to early seventies produced the best rock music ever made. Elvis was quite different but he was also changing around that time with some more updated material that is sometimes overlooked. It evolved to him returning to Memphis at American studios in 1969 to do the best work he ever produced. The songs still sound amazing, not just the hit singles like "In The Ghetto" or "Suspicious Minds" A very creative period in rock history.
Chris

Sterling Heights, MI

#7 Feb 2, 2014
Ok, maybe they didn't touch on every musical genre, but it does have a lot of different songs that aren't necessarily straight up rock. The different genres I hear are, blues, vaudeville, country, folk rock, ballads, hard rock, metal, & of course experimental with Revolution #9.
Octopus

Albany, NY

#8 Feb 2, 2014
Chris wrote:
Ok, maybe they didn't touch on every musical genre, but it does have a lot of different songs that aren't necessarily straight up rock. The different genres I hear are, blues, vaudeville, country, folk rock, ballads, hard rock, metal, & of course experimental with Revolution #9.
There are a couple of songs that I really still do not care for on The White Album but that doesn't matter because the great stuff outweighs the weaker tunes. I think "Helter Skelter" is more hard rock than metal even if it was later covered by Motley Crue.

You should hear "Ms O'Leary's Cow" from The Beach Boys "Smile"

That is thrash metal in 1966.

"Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite" off Sargent Pepper was like weird vaudeville carnival music and I just think The White Album reflects whatever The Beatles had in songs at that time and they just did them in a mostly stripped down style. Of course I never cared for "Revolution #9" but it is towards the end of the album. Besides, the bootleg version of The White Album is what I listen to now. It is a masterpiece in that form. George Harrison songs shine. I wish The Beatles did more of his songs.
Chris

Lansing, MI

#9 Feb 3, 2014
Their are a couple of songs I don't like on the White album as well, but 90% of that album is damn good. I would consider Helter Skelter more of a metal song because of the way they play the guitars, plus Ringo's pounding drum beat & Paul's bass & vocals. I agree with you about George's songs, I really don't understand why songs like Sour Milk Sea & Not Guilty were left off the White album, & every other album after that. Their were a few songs by John & Paul, that could've been left off, so George could have room for more of his songs. George also presented My Sweet Lord & All Things Must Pass to the other Beatles, & they rejected them as well. So those are four excellent George Harrison songs, that got rejected by the others. Maybe they were a little jealous, & didn't want to have to give up space on the record, for one of George's songs, which were better than some of the stuff they were doing.
Octopus

Albany, NY

#11 Feb 4, 2014
I do not know why my post did not show up on the board so here it is again.

“PUNCH IN THE MOUTH”

Since: Sep 10

PUNCHVILLE, USA

#13 Feb 4, 2014
Denver wrote:
You can hear Old Brown Shoe on my personal favorite Beatles album Hey Jude. In my opinion it is their best Lp.
The Hey Jude album is a compilation.
Denver

San Mateo, CA

#15 Feb 10, 2014
THE PUNCHY CLOWN wrote:
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The Hey Jude album is a compilation.
Yes, I'm aware of that. It's a compilation album but it is still an album none the less.

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