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Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« on: July 22, 2004, 12:47:52 AM »

I got this idea from the thread about best individual songs.  The question (or mission as Rowdy seems to prefer) is this:  What album (one for each Beatle) do you think best showcases that Beatles best work?
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2004, 12:49:06 AM »

for example

John-A Hard Days Night
Paul-Revolver
Ringo-With the Beatles
George-The Beatles

(these aren't my choices just examples.  I'm still thinking. 8)
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2004, 01:05:32 AM »

[quote by=Herecomesyoursun link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1090457272,s=1 date=1090457346]for example

John-A Hard Days Night
Paul-Revolver
Ringo-With the Beatles
George-The Beatles

(these aren't my choices just examples.
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2004, 02:25:50 AM »

yeah i just sort of knocked those off, but the more i look at it the more i think those are pretty good answers.  Except Ringo's, I'm sure there's a better drumming album.
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2004, 05:56:14 AM »

Hm.
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2004, 07:12:19 AM »

This is too hard to isolate one album each. You see, I think Lennon's "best work" is of several types, and is scattered through the albums, almost to the end. Macca is an early low player, and a late great player. Anyroad, here's my take:

John Lennon: A Hard Day's Night is his early massive showcase. In studio years, John's contributions to Rubber Soul, Revolver, Pepper and MMT are to be revered.

Paul McCartney: Until their studio years, Paul had no showcase album. John was either there too, or dominating. In their studio years, Paul's contributions to Rubber Soul, Revolver, Pepper and MMT are to be revered also.(That's why these albums are so brilliant.). Paul's showcase album is really Abbey Road, isn't it? All his qualities (plus & minus) are there.

George Harrison: I'll go with the White Album for George. He doesn't (sadly) have a showcase like Lennon & Macca do. However, George's guitar work is one of the pleasures of listening to the Fabs; in a sense all their album's are Harrison showcases.

Ringo Starr: He's in a similar position to George. Without the mortar of his playing, the Fabs would be not so fab! The albums where I enjoy his work most areprobably ... er, here we go again ... Rubber Soul, Revolver, Pepper and MMT!!
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2004, 07:27:10 AM »

For Ringo I'd go Peppers. also cause of his track on it :) (With a little help)
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2004, 11:03:01 AM »

John - Revolver (John's tracks on this are all groundbreaking and some of the band's best)
Paul - Rubber Soul (Lots of great tracks here)
George - White Album (with four George tracks, it's a hard one to top....next in line would obviously be Abbey Road with its two classics, and Revolver and Submarine)
Ringo - Abbey Road has "Octopus's Garden" which is better than the other song he wrote, "Don't Pass Me By"
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2004, 08:48:04 PM »

John - Revolver (or Sgt Pepper or Magical Mystery Tour)
Paul - Revolver
George - Abbey Road
Ringo - Abbey Road

I'd say George's best work was featured on ABBEY ROAD. I love his music on The White Album, but 'Something' and 'Here Comes the Sun' are classics and two of his all time best (his only 'classic' on THE BEATLES would be 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps').

I also agree about 'Octopus' Garden' for Ringo, and will also add that ABBEY ROAD contains his drum solo!

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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2004, 08:56:35 PM »

John- Rubber Soul/Revolver
Paul-Sgt Peppers/Abbey Road
George-White Album
Ringo-White Album
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2004, 09:50:57 PM »

I have pretty good reasons for all of the following:

Ringo: Abbey Road - Octopus's Garden is one of his best songs (if not THE best), and that featured his ONLY Beatles Drum Solo (The End).

George: Abbey Road - This featured two INCREDIBLE George songs (Something and Here Comes the Sun).  They were some of his first optimistic tunes at that, not to mention Something is the second most covered Beatles song ever.

Paul: Revolver - Has the most Paul tunes in here... really showcases him doing many different types of music and has the amazing Eleanor Rigby.

John: Magical Mystery Tour - Strawberry Fields, All You Need Is Love, and I Am the Walrus.  Three of the best Beatles songs, all by John, all on this album.  I'm surprised you all forgot MMT.
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2004, 10:21:48 PM »

Ringo abbey road
George Abbey Road
John Magical Mystery tour
Paul Rubber soul
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2004, 11:10:47 PM »

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Ringo: Abbey Road - Octopus's Garden is one of his best songs (if not THE best), and that featured his ONLY Beatles Drum Solo (The End).

George: Abbey Road - This featured two INCREDIBLE George songs (Something and Here Comes the Sun).  They were some of his first optimistic tunes at that, not to mention Something is the second most covered Beatles song ever.

Paul: Revolver - Has the most Paul tunes in here... really showcases him doing many different types of music and has the amazing Eleanor Rigby.

John: Magical Mystery Tour - Strawberry Fields, All You Need Is Love, and I Am the Walrus.  Three of the best Beatles songs, all by John, all on this album.  I'm surprised you all forgot MMT.

WOW, I just about completely agree with you! (I mentioned MMT, by the way). This nearly makes up for your feelings on JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND :D
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2004, 08:25:38 PM »

[quote by=Frightwolf link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1090457272,s=10 date=1090533057]Paul: Revolver - Has the most Paul tunes in here.[/quote]

I thought this was wrong at first, but then I realised you're counting Yellow Submarine as a Paul 'tune' right? :)

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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2004, 06:10:30 PM »

John: The White Album. The only Beatles album that could be described as sinister, largely thanks to some of Johns spookiest songs - Cry Baby Cry, Sexy Sadie, Happiness Is A Warm Gun. And Revolution 9 sums up the feeling of the whole album for me.

Paul: Sgt Pepper. He wrote so much stuff on it, devised the whole concept, it really is his album (with a little help from his friends...sorry). It's their most optimistic record, which is, of course, Paul's spirit.

George: Abbey Road. Finally, George's songwriting can compare to John and Paul's. Something is his masterpiece.

Ringo: Abbey road. His drumming is rock solid, and also creative in a way that compliments the songs perfectly - Come Together and Something are good examples. But in case I'm not allowed to use one album twice..... Revolver.
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2004, 07:24:50 PM »

John- A Hard Day's Night
Paul- Sgt Pepper's
George- Abbey Road
Ringo- White Album
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Re: Best Album for Beatles as Individuals
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2004, 10:40:28 PM »

John - Hard Days Night.
Paul - Sgt Peppers.
Ringo - Revolver
(this was chosen mainly beacuse of his fantastic drumming on Rain. - of the same year)
George - Abbey Road.
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