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Old 08-26-2003, 03:23 AM   #16
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Not London Calling?

I would have never expected that from you!
I've never seen London Calling being sold as a double album, so I've never considered it one.

I guess it was a double originally on vinyl? I have no clue.
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I guess it was a double originally on vinyl? I have no clue.
Yes it was. Just like Rattle & Hum (and 1999 and some others).

But anyway, back to The Beatles. At the moment I only have 1 and Live At The BBC. I think 1 is a good starter. Not just because it has many of their popular songs on it, but also because it has non-album tracks (it collects their #1 singles) and it gives a good overview of their whole carreer, including the experimentation.
As for 'regular' albums, I would go with A Hard Day's Night (the only Beatles album where all songs are Lennon/McCartney compositions) or Rubber Soul. But all their other albums are great too.

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Don't bother with any compilations (except the two essential Past Masters volumes). The Beatles made albums. Get the albums.

My favorite (and my first) is Revolver. McCartney becomes a master of melodies with that album. The White Album is also great (and so much better than The Wall that it's silly to even compare them as if they were on the same level) if you want something more experimental and from the psychedelic half of their career. Rubber Soul is a good choice if you want something catchy and accessible.
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Don't bother with any compilations (except the two essential Past Masters volumes). The Beatles made albums. Get the albums.

My favorite (and my first) is Revolver. McCartney becomes a master of melodies with that album. The White Album is also great (and so much better than The Wall that it's silly to even compare them as if they were on the same level) if you want something more experimental and from the psychedelic half of their career. Rubber Soul is a good choice if you want something catchy and accessible.


The Past Masters are great...I especially love Lennon's vocal on Slow Down, which was a cover. Great performance.
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For your first Beatles album, you should pick one that is accessible, while also in their top 3 or 4. For this reason, you should go with Rubber Soul. This is the album that started the revolution. This is the album that introduced pop sophistication to the world, and started a quantum leap of sorts by spurring competition with the likes of The Beach Boys.

As for the best Beatles album, it's debatable, but Revolver constantly makes the top of the "Best Album of all Time" lists.
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For your first Beatles album, you should pick one that is accessible, while also in their top 3 or 4. For this reason, you should go with Rubber Soul. This is the album that started the revolution. This is the album that introduced pop sophistication to the world, and started a quantum leap of sorts by spurring competition with the likes of The Beach Boys.

As for the best Beatles album, it's debatable, but Revolver constantly makes the top of the "Best Album of all Time" lists.
It sounds like you basically summed up what everyone else was saying. I think I'll try to get Rubber Soul, revolver, or The White Album. Thanks for the help everyone!
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The White Album and Revolver will take a bit of digestion, a bit of getting used to - as they are more complex. Rubber Soul, however, is more of an instant pop/rock classic. Rubber Soul includes 'In My Life', one of my favourite all time Beatles songs. Bono said the album was the blue print for ATYCLB. Good luck!
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Most definitely The White Album!
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I have "Help!" and "Rubber soul" albums (I think "Help" was my starting album). Used to have Revolver but didn't do much for me.

I enjoy the "Anthology" double CDs too.
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I have Let It Be, Abby Road and 1967-1970 on vinyl, I recommend those albums plus you should get Revolver, Rubber Soul, The White Album and Sgt Peppers.
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you should go with Rubber Soul. This is the album that started the revolution. This is the album that introduced pop sophistication to the world, and started a quantum leap of sorts by spurring competition with the likes of The Beach Boys.
or just get into the Beach Boys instead

even Paul Mc Cartney knows that the beatles never reached the heights of Pet Sounds
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Sgt. Peppers or 1967-1970 would be good starts.
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Ah, Abbey Road. My Mom used to play it when I was a little girl and it was new. Good memories...
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even Paul Mc Cartney knows that the beatles never reached the heights of Pet Sounds
Paul M. must be a very modest man.
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he is

+ he has great taste

and a lot of music knowledge


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