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Beatles Top Album Openers List
« on: May 14, 2014, 10:12:54 PM »

I love them all, but this is my list:

1. Help!
2. Taxman
3. Drive My Car
4. A Hard Day's Night
5. Come Together
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
7. Back In The U.S.S.R.
8. I Saw Her Standing There
9. It Won't Be Long
10. No Reply
11. Two Of Us
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 11:56:56 PM »

1. Help!
2. A Hard Day's Night
3. It Won't Be Long
4. No Reply
5. Taxman
6. Back In The USSR
7. Two Of Us
8. Drive My Car
9. I Saw Her Standing There
10.Come Together
11.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
12.Yellow Submarine

Using the twelve original UK albums.
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 12:42:35 AM »

I didn't consider "Yellow Submarine" because the song had been released before, but it's ok for those who want to consider it. Same goes for "Magical Mystery Tour".
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 02:01:05 AM »

1. Help!
2. A Hard Day's Night
3. It Won't Be Long
4. No Reply
5. Taxman
6. Back In The USSR
7. Two Of Us
8. Drive My Car
9. I Saw Her Standing There
10.Come Together
11.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
12.Yellow Submarine

Using the twelve original UK albums.

^ this for me as well
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 02:53:31 AM »

Looks like Help is winning out.

I'd probably swap No Reply for Come Together in Hombres list and that'd be pretty much my order.
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014, 05:46:44 AM »

I really don't like lists but if I made one for this thread, I would put A Hard Day's Night as Number 1.  It's that opening chord!
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2014, 05:47:45 AM »

I still subscribe to the theory that my favorites Beatles anything is the last one I heard. (With a few exceptions.) I guess it's easier that way.  ;)
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 05:52:00 AM »

I really don't like lists but if I made one for this thread, I would put A Hard Day's Night as Number 1.  It's that opening chord!

Id heard you dont like lists Bazza 

ok, whats your 3 favourite Ringo (sung) songs  ha2ha
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 05:53:36 AM »

I still subscribe to the theory that my favorites Beatles anything is the last one I heard. (With a few exceptions.) I guess it's easier that way.  ;)

Thats very good Kelley, I like that.

For me though dont include Only A Northern Song or Blue Jay way...........or Rocky Racoon   ;sorry
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014, 05:59:00 AM »

Thats very good Kelley, I like that.

For me though dont include Only A Northern Song or Blue Jay way...........or Rocky Racoon   ;sorry

I can't like Revolution #9. I tried it again the other day and I was doing okay until I heard Yoko say, "If you become naked...." Not once but twice! But it's funny how subjective music is. I know Rocky probably isn't the greatest song but when I hear it I think of my brother singing it and playing his guitar. He had it right down to the twang!
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2014, 06:04:07 AM »

Id heard you dont like lists Bazza 

ok, whats your 3 favourite Ringo (sung) songs  ha2ha


OK.  I'll give it a try.

1.

Ringo Starr: It Don't Come Easy (Starr, 1971)




2.

The Beatles (Ringo Starr) - ''Act Naturally'' [Live]




3.

The Beatles - Boys - Live
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2014, 06:12:28 AM »

Thats very good Kelley, I like that.

For me though dont include Only A Northern Song or Blue Jay way...........or Rocky Racoon   ;sorry

I love that song!
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2014, 07:17:17 AM »

I love that song!

I was reading about the genesis of George's Miss O'Dell. Basically the same as Blue Jay Way. She'd stood him up and he was sitting around waiting for her. Quite a different musical approach to that old fav.

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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2014, 09:33:48 AM »

I can't like Revolution #9. I tried it again the other day and I was doing okay until I heard Yoko say, "If you become naked...." Not once but twice!

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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2014, 11:31:26 AM »

I can't like Revolution #9. I tried it again the other day and I was doing okay until I heard Yoko say, "If you become naked...." Not once but twice!

Better in the abstract than the reality. I'll resist posting the Two Virgins cover
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2014, 09:22:52 PM »

I'll resist posting the Two Virgins cover

Bless you Moog!
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2014, 06:18:31 AM »

In terms of immediate impact at the time, 'Help!' had already been out as a 45, as had 'A Hard Day's Night', so I'd have 'Two of Us' at 3, 'Back In The U.S.S.R' at 2, but, at a resounding no. 1, 'I Saw Her Standing There'.

That countdown.....1 - 2 - 3 - 4.....confirmed, in no uncertain terms, that something was about to change and, sure enough, by the end of the year, huge political and cultural changes ('March on Washington', Profumo, Kennedy's death) had taken place both in Britain and America.
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2014, 02:42:13 PM »

In terms of immediate impact at the time, 'Help!' had already been out as a 45, as had 'A Hard Day's Night'

Actually the "A Hard Day's Night" single was released the same day as the album: July 10, 1964 (UK).
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2014, 04:36:59 PM »

Fair enough, but the 45 would surely have had many airings on the radio before release.
It would be interesting to know if any tracks on 'Please Please Me', apart from the two 45s, had similar pre-LP airings.
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2014, 05:01:13 PM »

It would be interesting to know if any tracks on 'Please Please Me', apart from the two 45s, had similar pre-LP airings.
Anyone know?

Just those two 45s, oldbrownshoe...

Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You
Parlophone R4949 - 5 October 1962

Please Please Me / Ask Me Why
Parlophone R4983 - 11 January 1963


The Please Please Me LP was released on 22 March 1963
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