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Old 08-23-2003, 10:18 PM   #1
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Now that I like the Beatles, which album should I get?

My best friend has turned me into a Beatles fan through watching a Hard day's Night, and listening to Help. I never realized how good they were- but not as good as U2! I want to buy one of their albums, but I don't know which to get first. What is a good "starter album" Thanks!
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Hmm...well Abbey Road is my favorite. But they're all great. I prefer their later work more than their early 60s stuff, just because I just find them more interesting in their experimental modes. Most people would probably tell you to start with Sgt. Pepper. Revolver is also an excellent place to start...regardless, I really don't think you can go wrong with any album you pick!
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The Beatles 1... I think
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There's two double CD sets you should get. The Beatles 1962-1966 and 1967-1970. You can't go wrong with those. I actually don't own any of the albums since I have both of the CD sets plus 1, which is great, so I can't help you as to which actual album to get.
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Past Masters, Vol. 1&2
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Old 08-24-2003, 06:41 AM   #6
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the only way to answer this question: all of them.

here's some more reasonable answers: help! was the first album i ever bought, and it worked for me as a good 'starting place'.

arw, you can go wrong with those two sets. they're rotten starting points. as is gettng the #1 hits compilation. past masters vol 1 &2 have more than just the big hits/singles, just don't start with the hits. it's like with u2, would you really want someone to start with the best ofs? of course not. they're missing far too much, best ofs are for very casual fans, or die hard fans who have to own EVERYTHING.

and if you've suddenly become a fan because of the movie a hard day's night, then may i suggest eiher the album by the same name or 'with the beatles'.
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you want Rubber Soul... it's accessible, catchy, and has substance.
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arw, you can go wrong with those two sets. they're rotten starting points.
I think they are great starting points because you get a little of everything and then when you find stuff you really like is when you'd go buy the individual albums. That's what I did with U2. Bought the first Best Of and found a few songs I really liked so I figured the whole album would be something I liked too, and I did. The only problem with the Beatles double CD sets is they are expensive because it's two CD's each.
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hey, if it works, then it works. i won't be the one to argue with you (arw) that it's bad for everyone if buying the best of 80-90 turned you into the huge u2 fan that you are today. maybe it's my music-snobbery talking, but i'm of the mind that best ofs are not the ideal place to start when you first start listning to a band. my feeling is that it just breeds countless quasi-fans who only like/know the big hits, and usually by the time they get around to finding another album, you've moved on and are asking for reccomendations for music by another band. and i'm not being sarcastic, arw, you're a far 'better' u2 fan than i am, you know that.
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THE WHITE ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This or possibly Pink Floyd's The Wall has to be the best double album of all time.
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I'd reccomend buying the Past Masters stuff or the the red and blue compilations. I'm pretty ambivalent about Best of albums but that's how I got started. Some of the experimental stuff can sound dated though and if you're starting from "Help," it's probably best to start simple b/c some of their albums can be quite out there. I mean I love the B-Side to Abbey Road but to many it sounds to chaotic... Nothing wrong with getting into the pop hits b/c they are all classics and you can build from there.
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THE WHITE ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This or possibly Pink Floyd's The Wall has to be the best double album of all time.
Not London Calling?

I would have never expected that from you!
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