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whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« on: October 05, 2007, 02:28:48 PM »

just interested in what everyones favorite Beatles albums and if you wanna add why thats all the better


1) Magical Mystery Tour
2) Abbey Road
3) Revolver
4) Rubber soul
5) SPLHCB
6) White album
7) Help
8) Please Please Me
9) HDN
10) LIB
11) With the beatles
12) Yellow Submarine
13) Beatles for sale
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 02:48:16 PM »

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just interested in what everyones favorite Beatles albums and if you wanna add why thats all the better

1) Magical Mystery Tour

Sorry, but I have to fight this battle every time it comes up. MMT was an  album compiled by Capitol Records, unsanctioned by the group, containing old hits, b- sides and songs from the UK EP. It's no more a Beatles album than Hey Jude or Something New. It's like saying Rock'n'Roll is better than A Hard Days Night.
This is why we never argue the merits of Yesterday or Nowhere Man as singles, because The Beatles never intended them to be as such. Nor did they ever intend I Am The Warus to appear on an album along with Penny Lane.
Phew. Sorry. This is a pet peeve of mine.
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 03:00:13 PM »


Not meaning to raise any dust at all here, but the official Beatles Web site does list 'MMT' among the official releases. Just wondering about this.

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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 03:15:29 PM »

Imports were  selling well, so it was released in 1976. But my point is those songs were never intended by the band to be heard together on an album. Love Songs is no doubt an official release, but we never argue its merits versus say Revolver.
MMT has been loaded with hits by some marketting exec in Capitol, so of course it's going to sound good. (it's a great piece of vinyl)
Yesterday was released in the US as a single in 1965 and in the UK in 1976. It's an official release. But we would never (I hope) waste our time putting it in some "favourite singles" list, because the band never intended it to be one. Likewise Back in the USSR/Twist and Shout (Parlophone R6016 released 29/06/1976) which got to #19 in the UK charts. An official release, but surely no one here considers it a Beatles single as they do Help! or Paperback Writer.
In all my thirty years of Beatle following, it has always been the UK released, band sanctioned material that warrant any serious discussion/listing, not the whims of american record company employees.  Otherwise releases from Argentina, Taiwan, Norway, Togoland etc would need inclusion, for they are as "valid" as US releases.
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 06:46:56 PM »

okay sorry i never knew that, would i get away with it if i changed it from favorite albums to favorite records ?  ::) or just exclude mmt from the list  ? also does yellow submarine not class as a album ? as it is more of a soundtrack if so ill take it out also



2) Abbey Road
3) Revolver
4) Rubber soul
5) SPLHCB
6) White album
7) Help
Please Please Me
9) HDN
10) LIB
11) With the beatles
12) Yellow Submarine
13) Beatles for sale
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007, 07:08:02 PM »

1. SGT Pepper
2. Revolver
3. Abbey rd
4. white album
5.Let It Be
6.Hard DAYS Night
7. Rubber Soul
8. Help
9.Please Please Me
10.With The Beatles
11.Yellow Sub.
12.Beatles For Sale  
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007, 08:24:49 PM »

Here's my list

1-Rubber Soul
2-Revolver
3-Abbey Road
4-A hard day
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007, 10:15:33 PM »

1. Sgt Pepper!!
2. Rubber Soul
3. Abbey Road
4. A Hard Days Night
5. With The Beatles
6. Help
7. Magical Mystery Tour
8. Please Please Me
9. Beatles For Sale
10. White Album
11. Revolver
12. Let It Be
13. Yellow Submarine

These are always hard on where to put the albums! :-/
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2007, 09:13:34 AM »

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okay sorry i never knew that, would i get away with it if i changed it from favorite albums to favorite records ?  ::) or just exclude mmt from the list  ? also does yellow submarine not class as a album ? as it is more of a soundtrack if so ill take it out also

You have my permission  :)
Yellow Submarine was a Beatle sanctioned UK release. It is a Beatle album, regardless of the George Martin score.
My whole point about MMT is that the track listing was decided by Capitol Executives, not The Beatles. It's a compliation album. Otherwise my Beatle rankings would be (based on strength of songs):
1. Blue Album
2. Red Album
3. Rock'n'Roll
4. Rubber Soul
5. Magical Mystery Tour.....etc

It makes any meaningful discussion pointless.
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2007, 09:47:32 AM »

yeah i was kinda thinking like that before i had started the topic or else it would have looked like so

1) past masters and then the rest of my list but i knew that past masters was like a compilation but now i know i took MMT off to.
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2007, 03:16:36 PM »

OK.

1) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2) The Beatles
3) Abbey Road
4) Revolver
5) Rubber Soul
6) Magical Mystery Tour
7) Help!
8) Please Please Me
9) With The Beatles
10) Let It Be
11) A Hard Day's Night
12) Beatles For Sale
13) Yellow Submarine
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2007, 04:10:29 PM »

I suppose to have a valid comparison, we'd have to rank the same albums, but I feel that's already being done in SSG.

Here are the albums I usually listen to:

1. Love
2. Live at the BBC
3. Abbey Road
4. Rubber soul
5. Revolver

Usually I just listen to individual tracks of most albums. Occasionally I'll play:

Past Masters Vol. 1
All the movie ones: Help, HDN, MMT, YS
Beatles for sale
With the beatles
Please Please Me
Anthology 3


Sgt Pepper is not high on my list, as I only like a few tracks from it. (The ones I do like, I really like, however.)
I actively dislike the White Album and LIB. I can tolerate a few tracks off either, but I don't care for the albums overall.
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2007, 05:32:13 PM »

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Sgt Pepper is not high on my list, as I only like a few tracks from it.

I'm not a huge Pepper fan either.

1. The White Album
2. Yellow Submarine
3. Rubber Soul
4. Revolver
5. MMT




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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2007, 01:30:56 PM »

1. A Hard Day's Night
2. Rubber Soul
3. Revolver
4. Abbey Road

and currently:

5. With The Beatles

The top 4 generally stay the same, but the others change with the season.
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2007, 01:23:26 PM »

hmmmmm
1. Rubber Soul
2. Revolver
3. Abbey Road
4. With The Beatles
5. White Album
6. A Hard Days Night
7. Let It Be
8. Help!
9. Pepper
10. BFS
11. Yellow Sub
12. Please Please Me (only because it's so old and I can't relate to it.)
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2007, 10:19:01 PM »

with little to no fanfare : (in order of personal preference)

1)Rubber Soul
2)Sgt. Peppers
3)Abbey Road
4)Revolver
5)TWA
6)Magical Mystery Tour                                      
7)Anthology 2
8)With The Beatles
9)Beatles For Sale

(the remaining albums I adore as well, but above are the creme de la creme...)
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2007, 10:43:36 AM »

I keep trying to do this , but i keep changing my mind so im going to pass  ::)

DaveRam :)
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2007, 09:11:32 PM »

1. Rubber Soul
2. Revolver
3. The White Album
4. Help!
5. Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
6. Abbey Road
7. A Hard Day's Night
8. With The Beatles
9. Please Please Me
10. Let It Be
11. Beatles For Sale
12. Yellow Submarine
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Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2007, 09:45:17 PM »

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Imports were  selling well, so it was released in 1976. But my point is those songs were never intended by the band to be heard together on an album. Love Songs is no doubt an official release, but we never argue its merits versus say Revolver.
MMT has been loaded with hits by some marketting exec in Capitol, so of course it's going to sound good. (it's a great piece of vinyl)
Yesterday was released in the US as a single in 1965 and in the UK in 1976. It's an official release. But we would never (I hope) waste our time putting it in some "favourite singles" list, because the band never intended it to be one. Likewise Back in the USSR/Twist and Shout (Parlophone R6016 released 29/06/1976) which got to #19 in the UK charts. An official release, but surely no one here considers it a Beatles single as they do Help! or Paperback Writer.
In all my thirty years of Beatle following, it has always been the UK released, band sanctioned material that warrant any serious discussion/listing, not the whims of american record company employees.  Otherwise releases from Argentina, Taiwan, Norway, Togoland etc would need inclusion, for they are as "valid" as US releases.

 I take a less rigid view of this, in that just because Parlophone or EMI or whatever didn't officially release it doesn't mean it doesn't merit serious discussion, etc.Sorry, just a difference in philosophy.
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« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2007, 11:52:40 AM »

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I take a less rigid view of this, in that just because Parlophone or EMI or whatever didn't officially release it doesn't mean it doesn't merit serious discussion, etc.Sorry, just a difference in philosophy.

I think the individual songs merit discussion, but not the album. In most peoples eyes, outside of the US it was not an album during the groups' lifetime. Therefore, not of their choosing.

Like most of these type of threads, the question has been too loosely worded. It should say official original UK releases from 1963-1970. Anything else is a compilation. If MMT as an album is going to be included, we might as well have 'Meet The Beatles', and all the other bastardised American releases. And let's throw in the Indian version of 'Pepper' while we're at it. ;)
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