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post #16 of 26

to me, the white album does not sound much like any other beatles album. so, actually, if that is one's point of entry into their catalog, i could see where the next step might be a hard one to figure out... i'll stand by abbey road, though, as it shares the same ramshackle feel, in places. and the same forward-looking production (that presaged most 70s rock).

 

however, i'm with Sir George Martin on the shortening of the white album.

ya get rid of wild honey pie, revolution 9, martha my dear, and a couple others. all killer, no filler.

 

perhaps the white album is given such wide berth historically because of its length.  meaning, i'm not sure it would've been considered such a return to form if it were a single platter. (and by return to form, i'm simply saying that MMT was a letdown for some, after pepper.)


Edited by TheWuss - 8/6/10 at 11:12am
post #17 of 26

Let's not forget that MMT was originally a double-EP, not a standard LP like we saw in the US.

 

Bill

post #18 of 26
Right. The double a-side single was added, right? (penny / strawberry)
post #19 of 26


 

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For the record, I'm talking the UK version of Rubber Soul.  IMO it was a clear departure from their first four albums.

 

Bill

 

So am I, Revolver is an even larger departure again. I can hear a lot of Beatles for Sale and Help working towards a Rubber Soul sound but nowhere in Rubber Soul can I hear so much as a hint of the wild erraticism and heavy studio influence that permeates Revolver.
 

Regarding trimming down the White Album, I think that it's a very human statement as it is. It definately has it's lower points but I'm not sure many people can agree on exactly what they are. I love Revolution 9, but am less enthused about Birthday, Savoy Truffle and Julia. That said they have their place and I wouldn't want the album any other way.

 

To be honest I'de also thoroughly recommend John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band as well, but you want want to wait and see how the remaster turns out this October.


Edited by GiantSeaPanda - 8/6/10 at 11:24pm
post #20 of 26

I was 16 in the Summer of Love and 18 at Woodstock - with that lineage I recommend in the following order that you have not heard:

Revolver

Rubber Soul

Abbey Road

post #21 of 26
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So am I, Revolver is an even larger departure again. I can hear a lot of Beatles for Sale and Help working towards a Rubber Soul sound but nowhere in Rubber Soul can I hear so much as a hint of the wild erraticism and heavy studio influence that permeates Revolver.
 

Regarding trimming down the White Album, I think that it's a very human statement as it is. It definately has it's lower points but I'm not sure many people can agree on exactly what they are. I love Revolution 9, but am less enthused about Birthday, Savoy Truffle and Julia. That said they have their place and I wouldn't want the album any other way.

 

To be honest I'de also thoroughly recommend John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band as well, but you want want to wait and see how the remaster turns out this October.

 

I LOVE Savoy Truffle!!!!

 

In any event, I'm going to recommend Revolver since we just passed it's 44th Anniversary.
 

post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 

Well, I went to FYE yesterday and went a little crazy.. I bought Revolver, Magical Mystery Tour and Abbey Road..

 

I'm diggin Magical Mystery tour the best out of the three. Revolver close in second, and well.. I haven't given Abbey Road a full listen yet, but I have been pretty pleased with the bits and pieces I have heard from it.

 

I have a feeling at some point I will end up buying all of their studio albums.. Perhaps I should have just bought the Stereo Boxset? Haha..

post #23 of 26
Na. Look at it this way... Buying them one at a time, you're more likely to actually digest each album.
For me, box sets can be one heckuva information dump...
Take it slow and enjoy the beatles ride!
post #24 of 26

Abby Road then Let it Be I have always been fond of being thier last album..


Edited by rocknrolldoctor - 8/8/10 at 8:46pm
post #25 of 26
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Na. Look at it this way... Buying them one at a time, you're more likely to actually digest each album.
For me, box sets can be one heckuva information dump...
Take it slow and enjoy the beatles ride!


Good point…

post #26 of 26

Abbey Road.Their best album imho.

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