BUT which album by The Beatles do you treasure the most in a sentimental sense..
Oh, goodness. Great question. I ask your indulgence:
First place: Beatles VI and Meet the Beatles. A tie. I've mentioned on other threads -- the harmonies on This Boy and Yes It Is -- I thought they were written by computers. Not a bright boy. But I couldn't conceive how that could be done by a mere person.
Then, in flawed order:
MMT -- the first album I ever bought (around 1970?) after I scratched the **** out of my brother's.
Help! -- Dwight Northrup had it, and we started our band because of it and the film.
Revolver -- Side 1 is sent from above.
I think I was then given 62-66 and 67-70 for Christmas and my birthday (weeks later) when they came out. My brothers didn't have all the old ones, so I heard "Drive My Car" and "Old Brown Shoe" and others for the first time.
Then my brother came home from the Army, bringing Pepper, Abbey Road, White Album, and Let It Be. Good Lord. Those years of discovery ... I've very seldom experienced anything so ... meaningful.
Amazing stuff. Thanks for the chance to go back through it. Peace, wal