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12 February 2014
5.26pm
xskelterhelterx
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Paris Olympia
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1. In My Life

2. Norwegian Wood

3. Drive My Car

4. Girl

5. Think For Yourself

6. I'm Looking Through You

7. Nowhere Man

8. Michelle

9. The Word

10. If I Needed Someone

11. You Won't See Me

12. Run For Your Life

13. Wait

14. What Goes On

12 February 2014
6.01pm
Mincer Ray
Gainesville, Florida
Casbah Coffee Club
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1. In My Life

2. Norwegian Wood

3. Girl

4. I'm Looking Through You

5. If I Needed Someone

6. Nowhere Man

7. Drive My Car

8. You Won't See Me

9. The Word

10. Michelle

11. Run For Your Life

12. Wait

13. Think For Yourself

14. What Goes On

"I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil."  - Bobby Kennedy

12 February 2014
6.17pm
HeyTrud
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Candlestick Park
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1.  In My Life

2. Norwegian Wood

3. Drive My Car

4. Girl

5. Nowhere Man

6. Wait

7. The Word

8. I'm Looking Through You

9. If I Needed Someone

10. Michelle

11. Think For Yourself

12. You Won't See Me

13. What Goes On

14. Run For Your Life

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

12 June 2014
4.10am
Young lust
A Beginning
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Well,for  me,it  looks  so

!.Norwegian  wood

2.In  my  life 

3.Girl

4.Nowhere  man

5.Run  for  your  life

6.You  won't  see  me

7.Think  for  yourself

8.If  i  needed  someone

9.The  word

10.Drive my  car

11 Michelle

12.I'm  looking  through  you

13.Wait

14.What  goes  on

12 June 2014
10.19am
plastic
New Zealand
The Kaiserkeller
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1. If I Needed Someone

2. In My Life

3. I'm Looking Through You

4. Girl

5. The Word

6. Drive My Car

7. You Won't See Me

8. Nowhere Man

9. Wait

10. Michelle

11. Run For Your Life

12. Think For Yourself

13. Norwegian Wood

14. What Goes on

17 June 2014
11.36pm
nzbeatlefan
New Zealand
Paris Olympia
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1. If I Needed Someone

2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

3. You Won't See Me

4. Nowhere Man

5. Wait

6. Think For Yourself

7. In My Life

8. The Word

9. Drive My Car

10. Run For Your Life

11. I'm Looking Through You

12. Girl

13. What Goes On

14. Michelle

3 October 2014
7.59am
allstar_jason
Canada
A Beginning
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1. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

2. In My Life

3. You Won't See Me

4. I'm Looking Through You

5. Nowhere Man

6. Think For Yourself

7. Girl

8. Drive My Car

9. Run For Your Life

10. Michelle

11. If I Needed Someone

12. Wait

13. What Goes On

14. The Word

6 October 2014
2.13pm
StrawberryWalrus
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  1. What Goes On (yep, first place!)
  2. You Won't See Me
  3. Wait
  4. Nowhere Man
  5. Drive My Car
  6. Norwegian Wood
  7. In My Life
  8. Girl
  9. I'm Looking Through You
  10. If I Needed Someone
  11. Think For Yourself
  12. Michelle
  13. Run For Your Life
  14. The Word
6 October 2014
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@StrawberryWalrus, i adore 'What Goes On', its my favourite Ringo track, so delighted its at the top of someone's list instead of being shoved at the bottom.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
6 October 2014
8.33pm
StrawberryWalrus
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meanmistermustard said
@StrawberryWalrus, i adore 'What Goes On', its my favourite Ringo track, so delighted its at the top of someone's list instead of being shoved at the bottom.

It must be my fav Ringo track too, with Octopus Garden coming  to a very close 2nd place. Rubber Soul is one of my personal favorites too, but this song just blows them all off with sincere and simple Ringo perfomance.

6 October 2014
8.58pm
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meanmistermustard said

@StrawberryWalrus, i adore 'What Goes On', its my favourite Ringo track, so delighted its at the top of someone's list instead of being shoved at the bottom.

Conversely, my favorite track on the album (it's in my Beatles top 5) was "shoved at the bottom" by the previous two posters. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Ah well, one man's treasure...

All in all, a great album - hard to argue with any ranking of tracks on this one.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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7 October 2014
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For me the worst track on the album is 'Nowhere Man', have never got what others hear in it which makes it get a decent rating.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
7 October 2014
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StrawberryWalrus
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meanmistermustard said
For me the worst track on the album is 'Nowhere Man', have never got what others hear in it which makes it get a decent rating.

It's the little "PLLLIIINGGGG!" at the end of the solo. That's totally it ahdn_ringo_09

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7 October 2014
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Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

7 October 2014
5.37pm
georgiewood
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I wouldn't want to be in any of your Adidas when @Ahhh Girl sees where you placed her song. This is the real deal:

  1.  Girl
  2. In My Life
  3.  Norwegian Wood
  4. If I Needed Someone
  5. Drive My Car
  6. Michelle
  7. You Won't See Me
  8. Run For Your Life
  9. I'm Looking Through You
  10. Nowhere Man
  11. Wait
  12. What Goes On
  13. Think For Yourself
  14. The Word
I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'. Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake, 1997
7 October 2014
10.15pm
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:-)

Aw, I won't hold it against anyone if Girl isn't their top song. I won't take it personally

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Not until her bloodless coup is successful and she wrests full control of the site.  Then you non-believers will be quaking in your Adidas.a-hard-days-night-paul-4

I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'. Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake, 1997
19 October 2014
6.50am
Alex
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1. In My Life

2. Nowhere Man

3. Girl

4. The Word

5. Norwegian Wood

6. You Won't See Me

7. Drive My Car

8. If I Needed Someone

9. Run For Your Life

10. Michelle

11. I'm Looking Through You

12. Wait

13. Think For Yourself

14. What Goes On

14 January 2015
6.37am
ewe2
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To be honest I have great difficulty ranking this album, close as it is to perfect. But...

  1. Drive My Car Perfect starting song, this is proper riff-based and holy cow those harmonies.
  2. The Word Fantastic bounce from the bass and those guitar stabs. Just gorgeous singing. You are forbidden from unhappy!
  3. Think For Yourself This is a stunning song for an early George. Great backup vocals and zippy fuzz bass! Paul seems to have grown an extra octave from this period, he does some of the best singing of his life from here on.
  4. Nowhere Man It's brilliant. Suddenly John is writing poetry in his songs.
  5. In My Life And then John does it again. I'm reminded of All I've Got To Do where Ringo holds it together, its much trickier than it sounds.
  6. Norwegian Wood The sitar makes its famous entrance. John still channelling Dylan. Unusual 3/4 time signature but its not a waltz!
  7. Girl The metre of this song reminds me of I'm Only Sleeping, another big acoustic number.
  8. I'm Looking Through You It's a simple song but Paul puts his rave voice into it and it's a proper breakup song rather than a lovey one like Michelle
  9. If I Needed Someone Ok it isn't the greatest lyric on the planet, but its hella cruisey and fits that whole Byrdsy thing they had going with his other song.
  10. What Goes On This is the nice country song on the album. Sung by that nice Ringo.
  11. Michelle The tune is pretty but Paul didn't work too hard on the lyrics in contrast to John and it stands out.
  12. You Won't See Me I have to say Anne Murray did it better. The ideas are there, the execution just doesn't come off and becomes a trudge in the "Time after time..." sections.
  13. Run For Your Life I just hate the lyrics, and I wish the music wasn't that good.
  14. Wait This is filler.

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1. Nowhere Man

2. Think For Yourself

3. The Word

4. You Won't See Me

5. Run For Your Life

6. In My Life

7. Norwegian Wood

8. Wait

9. If I Needed Someone

10. Drive My Car

11. What Goes On

12. I'm Looking Through You

13. Girl

14. Michelle

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