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Old 09-01-2016, 12:00 AM   #201
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Agreed. Double Fantasy is my favorite of those others, though. The John tracks on there are really strong. Straightforward and catchy and inviting. The Yoko tracks...not so much.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:25 AM   #202
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I've always found Band on the Run (the song) pretty dumb and stylistically schizophrenic.
It definitely opens up after the first two little sections end and the third part...the real "Band On The Run" part of the song begins (after the big horn fanfare). But I like the previous two sections, too.

"All I need is a pint a day..." is a line I'm fond of.
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Old 09-01-2016, 03:01 AM   #203
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Temporary Secretary from McCartney II is such a weird Brian Enoesque song.


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Old 09-01-2016, 12:08 PM   #204
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Wow, what makes you put Mind Games ahead of both Imagine and Plastic Ono Band? I don't even think it's close to those two. Love the title track, though.
Tight A$, Intuition and #9 Dream are three of my top five Lennon solo songs, so that helps.
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But #9 Dream isn't on that album.
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:31 PM   #206
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The mention of Mind Games prompted me to bring the disc on the way to work today, and after about halfway through I think it's pretty damned solid. Personal stuff with a sense of humor and an ear for melody.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:55 PM   #207
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It's good, yeah. I just don't think it's near Plastic Ono Band or Imagine.

Just taking the former, I mean, songs like "God" and "Mother" are so powerful to me.
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:53 PM   #208
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But #9 Dream isn't on that album.
Ha! I was misremembering that one. Obviously haven't listened to it in too long. I think I threw it on a burned copy or a playlist with the rest of the album once so I made that association.
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Old 09-02-2016, 05:37 PM   #209
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Temporary Secretary from McCartney II is such a weird Brian Enoesque song.


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He played that live when I saw him, it was a highlight, so weird and interesting


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Old 09-02-2016, 09:55 PM   #210
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What's everyone's thoughts on latter-day McCartney? I thought "New" was a damn good album. I particularly loved "Queenie Eye," "Appreciate" and "Early Days."
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:30 PM   #211
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those are pretty good tunes. queenie eye has a cool video and early days is especially moving. haven't heard the rest of the album though, i should.

edit: yea i like this a lot.

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New is a really good album. Love Queenie Eye, Looking at Her and I Can Bet.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:32 PM   #213
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this thread reminded me to start rewatching the anthology series, like i've been meaning to for a long time. damn it's good, although i know it's less so during the last few episodes where it really glosses over some ugly things.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:44 PM   #214
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It's weird to think the anthology series was around the 30th anniversary of the band U2 is now at their 40th anniversary era.


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Old 09-04-2016, 08:57 PM   #215
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:38 AM   #216
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So, the recent bump to this thread has sent me on a Beatles kick as well. Been listening to all the records. This music never gets old.

I've been putting together playlists of some of the early records that omit all the covers and re-insert the appropriate Past Masters tracks while preserving the official running orders as much as possible. Here's what I've come up with:

Please Please Me

1. I Saw Her Standing There
2. From Me To You
3. Thank You Girl
4. Misery
5. Ask Me Why

6. Please Please Me
7. Love Me Do
8. P.S. I Love You
9. Do You Want To Know A Secret
10. There's A Place

I think this works well - ISHST and FMTY is a great one-two punch at the top, There's A Place works well as a closer, and the whole is a leaner product without the covers(six were dropped). Though I do miss Twist And Shout. It's the only cover I miss from any of these early records.

With The Beatles

1. I Want To Hold Your Hand
2. It Won't Be Long
3. All I've Got To Do
4. All My Loving
5. Don't Bother Me
6. Little Child

7. She Loves You
8. I'll Get You
9. Hold Me Tight
10. I Wanna Be Your Man
11. Not A Second Time
12. This Boy

I know some won't like It Won't Be Long being stripped of its place as the opener, but I Want To Hold Your Hand is such a shot of energy that it didn't really fit anywhere else. She Loves You and it's b-side I'll Get You give the record a boost of adrenaline opening the second side, while This Boy is a quiet closer. This was always a difficult record for me to get through because of all the covers(again, six, nearly half the record), so getting rid of them and adding in the iconic singles improves it for me.

Beatles For Sale

1. No Reply
2. I'm A Loser
3. Baby's In Black
4. I'll Follow The Sun
5. Eight Days A Week

6. Every Little Thing
7. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
8. She's A Woman
9. I Feel Fine
10. What You're Doing

I always regarded this as the weakest of the early records, because, again, the covers always took me out of it. 6 out of 14 again. But the original material is really solid, and I realize that i never gave it enough of a chance outside No Reply and Eight Days A Week. I think the placement of I Feel Fine gives the back end of the record an umph it was lacking, and its guitar fade-out flows really well into What You're Doing, which I think is a solid closer. She's A Woman isn't really that great of a song, so you could cut if you want, but I just put it there to bulk up the second side. I feel like I've re-discovered this record the most in doing this. Good stuff.

Hard Day's Night and Help have far fewer covers(HDN has none and Help only two) and less to add in(again, nothing for HDN, and only Yes It Is and I'm Down for Help, and I'm not sure either one is worth adding), so there doesn't seem to be much to do with them.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:59 AM   #217
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Beatles for Sale is underrated. That opening trio is stellar. Beef it up with some of the singles from the period and lop off a couple covers and you've got a sneaky great album.
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:32 AM   #218
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namkcuR, I don't care for the premise of your project and I disagree with many of your opinions on the subject but I love your passion. Keep it up. Long live the Beatles...
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Old 09-05-2016, 03:56 AM   #219
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I always thought Beatles For Sale was great.

I don't enjoy most of the covers either, but Rock and Roll Music was pretty well done. So was Please Mr. Postman.
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I have not heard a Beatles record older than Rubber Soul.
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