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« Reply #15 on: May 4th, 2017, 5:37pm »

on May 3rd, 2017, 12:05pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Strangely enough, this is the only Beatles album I've found in my parents' vinyl collection (from the original 1964/5 pressing too!) and I like it a lot, though not as much as Help!. I definitely prefer the Lennon-McCartney originals on here to the covers. "Every Little Thing" is one of my favourites; incidentally (and weirdly enough) Yes did a fun cover of it on their first album, which I do enjoy.


That's cool your parents have an original copy. Every Little Thing is a great song - somehow reminds me a bit of the Everly Brothers.
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« Reply #16 on: May 7th, 2017, 02:49am »

I love their early stuff. Hard Days Night is my favorite of those and it's my favorite overall after Revolver. Every song is a gem. It's the one album that never fails to bring me complete joy. Help is awesome too especially the first half. Also there is some amazing b sides for that era, I was listening to "Yes It Is" earlier today and that's one amazing song that's kind of out of the radar for most.
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« Reply #17 on: May 11th, 2017, 3:59pm »

A little update on this thread: I got carried away, thanks to the internet and its possibility to listen to any music ever released.

I've been wanting to listen again to these early Beatles albums - instead I checked out the 'Past Masters' compilation which was a nice way to get the full picture of all Beatles songs. I am still toying with purchasing the complete box set with all albums plus 'Past Masters', I'll have to save a little money though.

Then I looked further and had a listening session to "The Capitol albums" which unites all the American albums; it was quite interesting the American 'Help!' with the added film music.

Then I got curious about the Anthology series and made it through all three volumes. I really enjoyed that one! I added that for further purchasing as well, just like 'Let It Be... Naked' which I like too.

After all this I got more and more curious about the solo releases of the four. I started with George Harrison, so far I made it through all albums up to 'George Harrison'. I love his album 'Thirty Three & 1/3' smiley

So yea, this is still going to take me a while... a nice and enjoyable lesson of music history cool
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« Reply #18 on: May 12th, 2017, 11:58am »

Both Past Masters compilations are great as The Beatles were always strong with their singles. I find there is less reason to go for the Capitol releases as they disrupt the flow and song lists of the original releases.

Of the Anthology compilations, the best is the first one as there are some gems that were left off albums (e.g., Leave My Kitten Alone). The other two are interesting from a Beatles-nerd perspective (especially if you listen along with reading Mark Lewisohn's book on the recording sessions).

Let it Be... Naked is worth getting. I far prefer un-Spectored Across the Universe and The Long and Winding Road particularly.

I also think the re-released Live at the Hollywood Bowl is worth checking out. The sound quality of the additional tracks is much better than the bootleg I have. It is pretty remarkable to listen to how well they played and harmonized when they couldn't hear a thing onstage.
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