13 February 2013
30 March 2013
Random shocking fact: the first time I heard In My Life I wasn't very impressed – now this has changed, of course (what was I thinking?)
I didn't either when I first heard it, but eventually my musical tastes became better and I started to like the song, and now it's one of my favorites on the album.
11 July 2013
1 November 2012
As usual, for me the Beatles put together so many stellar songs, each one excellent in its own unique ways, that to choose one as the best would be like someone asking me to choose which of my children to exempt from being sacrificed by being thrown into a flaming volcano. I can grudgingly make lists of better and less better songs; but not pick out one "best".
30 December 2012
8 August 2013
6 August 2013
My favourites are "Girl" and "In my life". Depends on the moment. After that they would come "Run for your life", "Wait", "I´m looking through you" and "You won´t see me". Maybe "Norwegian good" too. I know it is not a popular opinion, but I like "Wait" and "Run for your life" is an awesome song in my opinion. Awesome vocals and guitar, and the lyrics show the real John. Maybe John´s best album, along with The White Album. Not a big fan of George´s songs on this one (I prefer "I need you" or "Taxman") but he was becoming a better guitar player. Paul songs were getting better, but I still prefer John´s.
This album is the end of an era. Awesome album, but they were keeping their best for the next years.
1 May 2011
Always a pleasure to see a fan of Run For Your Life, one of my faves from RS which is generally torn apart for its lyrics (no more Saintafter listening to that eh ).
Welcome to the site.
6 August 2013
11 September 2013
29 November 2012
Again, too many to choose from, but the 3 I ALWAYS have time for are Norwegian Wood, In My Life, and I'm Looking Through You. Not quite as flawless as Revolver, but damn close.
29 August 2013
10 June 2013
My favorite is actually "The Word", I consider it like a Beatles-themesong, it also has impeccable groove-thx Paul. It's right smack-dab in the middle of their career, so the I think concept of "love" was starting to change for them. It's a love song but its not about a relationship necessarily.
I'm all about "You Won't See Me" as well.
"P. P. P. P. S- L. P. Winner."
3 September 2013
14 April 2010
My favorite is actually "The Word"
- it's in my top 10.
Side note: I've posted before that the clean piano notes at the begining of 'The Word' contrast wonderfully with the fuzzy bass notes at the end of 'Think For Yourself'. Now, when listening to the album on my iPod or CD player I hit the "next" button the instant 'Think For Yourself' ends, eliminating any silence between songs. I just love it.
Try it, you'll like it!
To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.
16 September 2013
The August 2013 issue of the UK magazine Q features an article about Beatles' biographer Hunter Davies. Illustrating the article is a sheet of paper with John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for "In My Life," including verses that he later discarded. John's original idea for "In My Life" looked a lot like what Paul's "Penny Lane" turned out to be; a nostalgic travelogue, referencing many sights from Woolton to Liverpool. Here is one of John's unused verses:
(sung to the tune of "There are places I'll remember"…)
"Penny Lane is one I'm missing, up church and to the clock tower, In the circle of the abbey, I have seen some happy hours"…
The early, prototype lyrics don't scan with the melody very well, but then again the melody probably wasn't fully formed at that point, either. I'm glad he decided to scrap the phrase "happy hours," which makes me think of late-afternoon reduced-price drink and snack specials in pubs. Unless that's exactly what John was remembering.
These lyrics and drawings and postcards from Hunter Davies' collection are now on display at the British library. I'd go to see them if I lived there.
15 November 2013
1 May 2011
20 August 2013
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