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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone else got this?

I received this on CD this week and have listened to it once.

Early impressions are that I like it; Helter Skelter, Yer Blues, Why Don't We Do It In The Road and Glass Onion in particular....

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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm...I like it, personally...I also got it not too long ago....First impression: Not bad...

I <3333 Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Back in the USSR, and Helter Skelter AND Glass Onion....I have to listen to it more to like it better. :-P :D

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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the most diverse albums in the Beatles discography. Simply stunning, I recommend the vinyl as the CD re-issues are utter trash. Harrison really shines through this one(Piggies, While My Guitar Gently Weeps). I dig Ringos vocals and song contribution(Don't Pass Me By) and Paul and Lennon just do what they do best, write and perform amazing songs. A near perfect album.

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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 22:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You only just got it???

DAMN! You've got some listening-quotas to fill...

It's a fantastic album. It's diverse - at times, it is so diverse that it's almost like listening to a compilation of solo songs from the 4 Beatles. If they'd been solo artists at that point, they'd easily have been putting out some of the songs on there.
But there's also some pretty together songs that feel like group products.

Great album.


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 00:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just have this to say: "Revolution 9" is retarded. Or massively drug-induced. Same thing.


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 03:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

While the White Album has a great collection of some of the best Beatles songs ever, it also has some of worse ones.


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 04:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

While the White Album has a great collection of some of the best Beatles songs ever, it also has some of worse ones.


I've never liked Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, and Revolution 9 is strange, to say the least.

Don't Pass Me By & Piggies are good though.

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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the bestest albums ever.


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 07:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

While the White Album has a great collection of some of the best Beatles songs ever, it also has some of worse ones.


i agree...it's diverse...and even the beatles and Goerge Martin admitted that they had aenough material for one great album...but decided to throw the lot in...this resulted in a lot of "filler"

imo - it's good but it ain;t no Revolver or Rubber Soul...and it's not a patch on Abbey Road


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agreed with Brenski.


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Side One and Two/Disc 1 is my favourite..I feel Side Three and Four/Disc 2 is..odder. Having said that some of my favourite songs are on Disc 2 - Mother Nature's Son, Helter Skelter and Long, Long, Long.

I don't like the album version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps...too...poncey. I rather the Anthology version and have had mass orgasms over the Love version. Just how I intended it when I gave it to George Harrison.

Still.. I love Help! over The Beatles and ... maybe Abbey Road too. Eee.


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, George on his own with an acoustic guitar is sublime, prefer it to the out of tune mess on the album.


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Long Long Long' is my second favorite George Harrison song ever ('It's All Too Much' is my first favorite. Or just favorite, I suppose). The White Album is such a diverse mix of songs that it's a lot to take in at first, but it's probably in my top five Beatles albums. It's certainly not as good as Abbey Road, but it's also much better than Let It Be and (dare I say it) Sgt. Pepper.

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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 13:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

for any would-be beatles buyers out there (as a beatles fan over 30yrs)- if i were to prioritise the purchases

1. abbey road - musical perfection all over this album)
2. revolver - (diveristy is unbelievable - lennon's finest hour)
3. rubber soul - (first genuine beatles experimentation - beautifully flowing pop songs)
4. white album - (having fun and playign catchup)
5. sgt pepper - (mccartney's finest moments)

some notes - that non-beatles fans might not know - abbey rd...was finished by macca and george martin...from bits fo tapes of incomplete songs...lennon was drugged to space and the finished album was the final beatles album where they worked as a group. revolver was lennon's album and sgt pepper was macca's....back in the ussr was the first time the beatles felt they were "not setting the pace" the inspiration for this song comes from the beach boys...and the back in the ussr title is a direct reference to the beach boys "surfin usa / california girls" tunes - the tune even sounds like the beach boys

hope this helps the uninitiated....


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Abbey Road is brilliant.

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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The best Beatles album. Easily.


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color =BrianJM> RollingBowieQueen wrote:

^I think you'll find several who'll disagree on Sgt. Pepper...


I meant in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, Sgt. Pepper is an iconic album, and it's definitely in my top five, but it's a bit overrated. To me, there are just a few weak tracks on there - 'Within You Without You' and 'Good Morning Good Morning' aren't particular favorites of mine - but, as a whole listening experience, it's a mindblast from start to finish. As for the White Album, there are definitely weak tracks on there, but they're fun and enjoyable (with the exception of 'Revolution 9', which should only be listened to when you're stoned off your gourd). So Sgt. Pepper is a great album, but it's not representative of what The Beatles were all about.

In my opinion, of course.

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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Revolution #9 is under-rated. Its John Lennon's version of Avant-Garde. His nod towards the Mothers Of Invention(John and Zappa would work together awhile later).

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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color =BrianJM> RollingBowieQueen wrote:

Lester Burnham wrote:

<font color =BrianJM> RollingBowieQueen wrote:

^I think you'll find several who'll disagree on Sgt. Pepper...


I meant in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, Sgt. Pepper is an iconic album, and it's definitely in my top five, but it's a bit overrated. To me, there are just a few weak tracks on there - 'Within You Without You' and 'Good Morning Good Morning' aren't particular favorites of mine - but, as a whole listening experience, it's a mindblast from start to finish. As for the White Album, there are definitely weak tracks on there, but they're fun and enjoyable (with the exception of 'Revolution 9', which should only be listened to when you're stoned off your gourd). So Sgt. Pepper is a great album, but it's not representative of what The Beatles were all about.

In my opinion, of course.
No, no don't worry I wasn't critisising you. I don't think Sgt. Pepper is the best album either, it just has the best cover design on any album by a mile. I don't own any Beatles albums but I've learnt from my dad about the status of Sgt. Pepper. From what I've heard 'Revolver' sounds like a great album, as does 'Abbey Road' not too sure about White Album though...


Yeah, I know you weren't criticizing me, I just thought I'd clarify what I meant so that I don't get rabid Beatles fans (excluding me) screaming "HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT ABOUT SGT. PEPPER!!!!!"

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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT ABOUT SGT. PEPPER!!!!!

I'm also fairly sure that Back in the U.S.S.R's title is a parody of Chuck Berry's Back in the U.S.A. Just sayin', is all.

I used to think that Sgt. Pepper was the be all and end all - and why not - bleedin' She's Leaving Home, A Day in the Life and my favourite of the album When I'm Sixty-Four! Then I realised it was just rock and roll at varying speeds (bar WISF which...is phenomenally awesome)

Funnily enough I used to shun the earlier Beatles albums but now they contain some of me favourite Beatles songs.

Anywho Ringo and George were right when they said they probably could have released it as two seperate albums - The White Album and The Whiter Album..yep, those were the days.


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