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Old 09-05-2013, 08:24 AM   #121
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shouldn't you be trolling a metallica site or something?
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:44 AM   #122
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So....I know "Love" is not highly regarded for good reason, but that mashup of Mr Kite/She's So Heavy is one of the coolest things I've heard.
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Love isn't highly regarded? It's amazing. I've seen the actual show three times, and that was amazing too.
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Love isn't highly regarded? It's amazing. I've seen the actual show three times, and that was amazing too.
I heard a lot of people were pissed at the album itself. Then again, I read a lot of the negativity towards it on Atease, so I guess I should have considered the source.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:38 AM   #125
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I don't know what they possibly could have expected that would have got them pissed off. It's an ecstatic celebration of all things Beatles, a true love letter.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:01 AM   #127
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So I'm ashamed to say that I never really dove into the solo careers after the Beatles broke up. Sure I know the big hits, but never really listened to any post Beatles albums.

Where you would all suggest I start out? I normally favored Lennon and Harrison over McCartney but I'm open to anything.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #128
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So I'm ashamed to say that I never really dove into the solo careers after the Beatles broke up. Sure I know the big hits, but never really listened to any post Beatles albums.

Where you would all suggest I start out? I normally favored Lennon and Harrison over McCartney but I'm open to anything.
Harrison's All Things Must Pass is essential. McCartney I has some sweet tracks as well.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:27 AM   #129
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Harrison's All Things Must Pass is essential. McCartney I has some sweet tracks as well.


Thanks. I was hoping someone would recommend a Harrison album first.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:59 AM   #130
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For my money, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is easily the best of the Beatles solo albums.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:59 PM   #131
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The five you need TODAY:

1. All Things Must Pass
2. Plastic Ono Band
3. Ram
4. Band on the Run
5. Imagine

McCartney I isn't great, and I wouldn't recommend it as a starting point, but I'm very fond of it. It's so sloppy and lovable.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:13 PM   #132
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McCartney I isn't great, and I wouldn't recommend it as a starting point, but I'm very fond of it. It's so sloppy and lovable.
It's a nice transition into his solo work given what ended up on The White Album, what demo'd there, and what made it onto McCartney I.
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On that note, I'd also recommend Anthology 3, if your goal is to frame the transition into the Beatles' respective solo careers. I find it to be the most interesting of the three anyway, though the music on 2 is probably of higher quality.
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Thanks guys. I shall be checking these out ASAP!
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On that note, I'd also recommend Anthology 3, if your goal is to frame the transition into the Beatles' respective solo careers. I find it to be the most interesting of the three anyway, though the music on 2 is probably of higher quality.
Anthology 2 is killer. Easily my favorite of the three.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:40 PM   #136
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From a quality standpoint, you really can't beat Rubber Soul + Revolver + Sgt. Pepper + Magical Mystery Tour. That's 2-5 in my top 5. Beatles from 1965-1967 were the absolute shit. Demo versions of that shit would still sound like a greatest hits.

White Album + Abbey Road + Let It Be + early solo work, while resulting in weaker material overall, also came from their most traumatic period and the leftovers are fascinating. It was also the closest thing we had to Let It Be Naked for a long time.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #137
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I love Abbey Road so much. Probably my favorite album of all time. It's bittersweet that the band literally hated each other while recording. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" is my favorite Beatles song and supposedly the last they every recorded together.

Agreed though LM, your lineup from 1965-1967 is the shit.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #138
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I've said many times before that I think Abbey Road is the greatest album ever made, and if one were to consider the Abbey Road medley (starting with YNGMYM) a single track, it would be the greatest song ever. The album is vibrant and loose yet immaculately produced and performed. Their instrumentation would never be better, particularly from Paul, whose bass lines on that album are a wonder. The End is obviously an example of top musicianship and nearly every track is an example of top songwriting. Maxwell and Octopus' Garden are silly but catchy and highly listenable. Everything else is 9/10 or 10/10.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:11 PM   #139
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I've come around to Revolver as my favorite Beatles album. John's tracks on there are spellbinding, and Paul's in a bit more somber mood than usual, which is a side of him I like. The only drawback is Taxman, which has about the most ham-fisted lyrics of any Beatles song.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:14 PM   #140
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Anthology 3 is the best, even if just for Not Guilty, which is better than almost everything else Harrison recorded, and most of what made it onto the White Album.

Plus what ElMel said.
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