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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2014, 06:31:29 PM »

I'm pretty sure that Strawberry Fields is one of the most over-rated pieces of music ever. Really. Maybe I don't get it, I don't know, but it never impressed me at all. I just gave it a listen a few minutes ago to see if my opinion would change, but with no succes. The first minute of the song is allright, but then the lyrics are becoming repetitive and non-interesting. It is a good track, okay lyrics, good music and drumming, far from being bad but I wouldn't call it the best Beatles song in a million years.It's just my opinion though.

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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2014, 01:42:46 AM »

Just noticed on Baby You're a Rich Man, a throwaway bit of fun overall, that Ringo is doing some nice drumming. Buried a bit behind the other instrumentation
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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2014, 09:10:58 AM »


I really like 'Baby You're a Rich Man'. Classic, innovative psychedelia. Loaded with vocal, instrumental, and recording technique treasures. No throwaway for me.

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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2014, 09:27:33 AM »

I've got a soft spot for 'Baby You're A Rich Man' (with a comma on the UK 45, see also 'Paint It, Black'!) as it was the last Beatles song that I actually heard, having elected to buy the British double-EP rather than the US LP.
I well remember fantasizing about it for about three months before I eventually tracked down the 45 one summer.

I still think it's fabulous, and would love to see a Beatles' UK A and B sides 2-CD release in the style of the Dusty Springfield release from a few years ago.
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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2014, 06:24:41 PM »

I still think it's fabulous, and would love to see a Beatles' UK A and B sides 2-CD release in the style of the Dusty Springfield release from a few years ago.

How would you prefer those CDs? One CD with the A-sides and the other CD with the B-sides or each A-side followed by its B-side?
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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2014, 08:22:58 AM »

Good question!
The Zombies As/Bs collection which came out on Big Beat opted for A/B/A/B/A/B/A/B.
Dusty's collection on Decca Eclipse had all the As on CD1 and all the Bs on CD2.
I'd be inclined to go the Dusty route, as the sheer familiarity of the likes of 'She Loves You' and Help!' would jar against the obscurer songs.
That way you could put out a 'Hits' collection (i.e. just CD1) if that's all some people would want.

Another question. Which songs would constitute the A or B sides of the four double A-sides?

 
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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2014, 03:03:42 AM »

Good question!
The Zombies As/Bs collection which came out on Big Beat opted for A/B/A/B/A/B/A/B.
Dusty's collection on Decca Eclipse had all the As on CD1 and all the Bs on CD2.
I'd be inclined to go the Dusty route, as the sheer familiarity of the likes of 'She Loves You' and Help!' would jar against the obscurer songs.
That way you could put out a 'Hits' collection (i.e. just CD1) if that's all some people would want.


There's also another Zombies' A's & B's collection, on See For Miles Records, where the first half are the A-sides and the second half are the B-sides. But it only includes the 11 singles released prior to Odessey And Oracle.

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Another question. Which songs would constitute the A or B sides of the four double A-sides?


Taking into account that it would be an UK singles collection...

A: We Can Work It Out; B: Day Tripper.
A: Yellow Submarine; B: Eleanor Rigby.
A: Strawberry Fields Forever; B: Penny Lane.
A: Something; B: Come Together.

I used the same criteria used in these picture discs:







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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2014, 07:10:08 AM »

Looks like we've done Apple's job for them.

Using these pairings, CD2 would read:
P.S. I Love You
Ask Me Why
Thank You Girl
I'll Get You
This Boy
You Can't Do That
Things We Said Today
She's A Woman
Yes It Is
I'm Down
Day Tripper
Rain
Eleanor Rigby
Penny Lane
Baby, You're A Rich Man
I Am The Walrus
The Inner Light
Revolution
Don't Let Me Down
Old Brown Shoe
Come Together
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Erm, 'quite' good!
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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #48 on: March 10, 2014, 07:12:45 AM »

That would look like a "Best of" for anyone else. There's some terrific songs on them b sides
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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2014, 07:09:51 AM »

They're also an almost perfect sampler to the rest of the catalogue.
Two George compositions, Merseybeat until '65, ballads (in particular two by John, rather than the more obvious balladeer Paul), raucous Rock 'n' Roll (in particular two by Paul, rather than  by rocker John!), pysch, blues.....it's pretty much all there.
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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Magical Mystery Tour
« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2014, 03:31:51 AM »

That would be a very good CD, indeed.
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