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  • 13 under-appreciated Beatles songs

    Nice little column for mophead fans:

    http://musosguide.com/listen-do-you-wan ... songs/7958

  • #2
    I think ALL the songs from Rubber Soul are underappreciated, but it's their own fault for not releasing them as singles, except Michelle, which I think is one of the weaker songs of the album!

    Dear Prudence . . . that is hauntingly lovely!

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    • #3
      Thats a great list. Of those my favs would be, I'll be back, No Reply and Dear Prudence. Of course they are all masterpieces-wink
      phsstt!

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      • #4
        My older brother was a pretty good singer (semi-lead singing part HS musical as soph and lead in Annie Get Your Gun as senior, so he was the teachers star in a HS of over 3000) and in HS his choral teacher did not care much for the Beatles but had not paid much attention. He took that album to his teacher (Mr. Sheridan) and really changed the guys mind.

        I might have a little memory problem and it might have been the next album, Revolver. It was almost 45 years ago, and memory....

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 26mi235
          My older brother was a pretty good singer (semi-lead singing part HS musical as soph and lead in Annie Get Your Gun as senior, so he was the teachers star in a HS of over 3000) and in HS his choral teacher did not care much for the Beatles but had not paid much attention. He took that album to his teacher (Mr. Sheridan) and really changed the guys mind.

          I might have a little memory problem and it might have been the next album, Revolver. It was almost 45 years ago, and memory....
          In my view the golden years started with Rubber Soul and ended with Abbey Road, any one of those should impress Mr. Sheridan.
          phsstt!

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          • #6
            Ahhh, but define Rubber Soul!

            Remember that the 12-cut U.S. vinyl was this:
            I've Just Seen A Face*
            Norwegian Wood
            You Won't See Me
            Think For Yourself
            The Word
            Michelle
            It's Only Love*
            Girl
            I'm Looking Through You
            In My Life
            Wait
            Run For Your Life
            (* = not on Brit version)

            But the 14-cut Brit vinyl (and the eventual U.S. CD 20 years later) was this:
            Drive My Car*
            Norwegian Wood
            You Won't See Me
            Nowhere Man*
            Think For Yourself
            The Word
            Michelle
            What Goes On*
            Girl
            I'm Looking Through You
            In My Life
            Wait
            If I Needed Some One*
            (* = not on U.S. version)

            Two fairly different animals, but both great.
            Run For Your Life

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gh
              Ahhh, but define Rubber Soul
              Either/or, but the US version is more than enough to cement it as A (if not THE) GOAT.

              BTW, the Kings of Leon 2008 album, Only By the Night, is my favorite of this DECADE - it harkens back to the 'Classic Rock Era' of Beatles/Stones/Who/LedZepp, etc.

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              • #8
                Here is a great Beatles album that was only a U.S. offering, no real British version whatsoever. Pretty decent though.

                Side one
                "Drive My Car" – 2:30
                "I'm Only Sleeping" – 3:01
                "Nowhere Man" – 2:45
                "Doctor Robert" – 2:15
                "Yesterday" – 2:08
                "Act Naturally" (Morrison-Russell) – 2:33

                Side two
                "And Your Bird Can Sing" – 2:01
                "If I Needed Someone" (George Harrison) – 2:24
                "We Can Work It Out" – 2:15
                "What Goes On" (Lennon-McCartney-Richard Starkey) – 2:51
                "Day Tripper" – 2:50
                phsstt!

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                • #9
                  My 2 favorites that get little ink:

                  If I Fell

                  This Boy

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
                    Here is a great Beatles album that was only a U.S. offering, no real British version whatsoever. Pretty decent though.....
                    Yeah, Capital was a bit ahead of its Brit counterparts in cranking up the money machine, downsizing the originals and adding some single-only stuff from the UK and coming up with a whole new product to market.

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                    • #11
                      In the early recording sessions of Pepper the Beatles recorded Penny Lane and Strawberry fields. The record company, BMI, wanted another single so these song were released. When Pepper was finished they felt they couldnt possibly put a "previous" single on the new album.

                      So my point is Pepper by all rights should have had these 2 singles, making the album even more incredible!!

                      Side One
                      # Title Lead vocals Length
                      1. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" McCartney 2:02
                      2. "With a Little Help from My Friends" Starr 2:44
                      3. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Lennon 3:28
                      4. "Getting Better" McCartney 2:47
                      5. "Fixing a Hole" McCartney 2:36
                      6. "She's Leaving Home" McCartney with Lennon 3:35
                      7. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" Lennon 2:37
                      8.Strawberry fields

                      Side two
                      # Title Lead vocals Length

                      9. "Within You Without You" (George Harrison) Harrison 5:05
                      10. "When I'm Sixty-Four" McCartney 2:37
                      11 "Lovely Rita" McCartney 2:42
                      12 "Good Morning Good Morning" Lennon 2:41
                      13. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" McCartney, with Harrison and Lennon 1:18
                      13. "A Day in the Life" Lennon with McCartney 5:33
                      14. Penny Lane
                      phsstt!

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                      • #12
                        It has occurred to me in recent months that the song Tax Man is more relevant than ever.

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                        • #13
                          Messers Wilson & Heath are back?

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                          • #14
                            Things we said today-very much underappreciated IMHO.

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                            • #15
                              Is Here, There and Everywhere one of the prettiest songs ever written?

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