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Best times to listen to Beatles
1 June 2011
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I know, I know. Your immediate thought was "All the time!" 

What I mean is things like listening (or not listening) to "Revolution 9" at night. 

Which songs/albums do you think are best listened to in the morning, afternoon or evening? (You can also include weather-- I've seen people (Zig?) saying that it's great to listen to Revolver on a sunny day.) 

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1 June 2011
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Damn it, my reply got lost.

 

I said that yeah anytime is great for listening to the Beatles. I listen to them any time in the day. But I love Abbey Road in sunny days.

 

Someone here said it was a great summer album, and yeah, it is.

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1 June 2011
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Well, there are the obvious ones, like listening to "Rain" when it's pouring... 

But I've always thought of Abbey Road as an album to listen to at night (I used to do it every night before I went to sleep), Revolver is an album to play when driving in the afternoon, and "A Hard Day's Night" is the album I listen to when I'm (supposed to be) doing my homework.

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Rubber Soul has a late afternoon feel, but the early ones are best for mornings, upbeat and carefree. But Pepper, with its fake concert, is the quintessential evening album.

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2 June 2011
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Abbey Road is best listened to on the road on sunny days. Let It Be when you feel down. When you listen to it when you are down you can either come out feeling the same, sadder (Let It Be album makes me sad), or feel better.

 

For students: if you are having trouble concentrating while, for example, writing an essay, listen to Rubber Soul. Do not listen to Led Zeppelin. Rubber Soul has soothing capabilities and can make you feel smarter. (Caution: album listening can result in dancing, singing, no concentration, and a failing grade. Don't blame me.)

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2 June 2011
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PennyLane said:

For students: if you are having trouble concentrating while, for example, writing an essay, listen to Rubber Soul. Do not listen to Led Zeppelin. Rubber Soul has soothing capabilities and can make you feel smarter. (Caution: album listening can result in dancing, singing, no concentration, and a failing grade. Don't blame me.)

At the risk out going off topic, I found that listening to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers helped me write my story, so yes. (Sorry, on a major Petty Kick.)

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2 June 2011
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I like to listen to Magical Mystery Tour at night when I'm falling asleep, especially songs like Flying, Blue Jay Way, and The Fool On The Hill. I also like listening to Venus and Mars, Electric Arguments, and London Town. All four albums have songs with great relaxing sounds in them.

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2 June 2011
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I can't sleep with the Beatles because I'm singing or thinking in stuff with the songs.

 

But they're the best to work with my projects.  When I need to focus I listen Beatles, classical or opera. Or Soundtracks. a-hard-days-night-john-2

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2 June 2011
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With The Beatles is good for listening to at night, or when you're down because it always makes me pretty happy, I should think. And Revolver's good when you listen to it in the wintertime I'd say. It's always good to listen to though, just it seems like a winter album for myself!

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2 June 2011
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Rubber Soul is perfect for the overcast cloudy days in life that could go either way, either pour down rain or be very sunny. It's a versatile album, with many different types of songs, and for me more of the angry songs stand out to me. (E.g. I'm Looking Through You, Think for Yourself, What Goes On, Run for Your Life) And there are also more upbeat songs (Drive My Car, The Word, Michelle, If I Needed Someone…)

 

The sunny summer days in life are great for listening to Help! I can lay in a chair in the sun and fall relax with that album playing in the background any time. Now for evenings I listen to the White Album. With all the experimental songs and more serious stuff, it fits the evening/night life for me. At night so many different things you never expected come out, and the White Album was basically that for the Beatles. Many things that showed up on that album where different and at times very out there.

 

And Revolver is great at anytime. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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2 June 2011
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Rubber Soul: To me it has a wintery feel, and I enjoy it most listening to it in evening time.

Revolver: Any Time At All (though evening and late night really enhance it)

White Album: A summer album, because this is when I got into the White Album. Songs like Dear Prudence can only be associated with summer. A daytime album methinks.

Abbey Road: Another summer album, but specifically on a holiday. That's the kind of album you need blaring out on your car stereo as you ride across sunny plains.

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2 June 2011
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All Things Must Pass is my favorite morning wake up album. Other than that, any of their solo albums serve the same purpose.

During my workday, including the commute to and from, I prefer anything from Please Please Me through HELP!.

Rubber Soul through Abbey Road are ones I prefer to listen to at night through headphones but I'd have them any time.

Live At The BBC and Anthology are also albums I could hear any time. I guess one knows they're a hardcore Beatles fan when they impersonate the speeches in those albums.

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And yeah, M3, I really do enjoy Revolver on a sunny day while in a lounge chair or hammock.

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2 June 2011
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MotherNaturesDaughter said:

Rubber Soul is perfect for the overcast cloudy days in life that could go either way, either pour down rain or be very sunny. It's a versatile album, with many different types of songs, and for me more of the angry songs stand out to me. (E.g. I'm Looking Through You, Think for Yourself, What Goes On, Run for Your Life) And there are also more upbeat songs (Drive My Car, The Word, Michelle, If I Needed Someone…)

 

The sunny summer days in life are great for listening to Help! I can lay in a chair in the sun and fall relax with that album playing in the background any time. Now for evenings I listen to the White Album. With all the experimental songs and more serious stuff, it fits the evening/night life for me. At night so many different things you never expected come out, and the White Album was basically that for the Beatles. Many things that showed up on that album where different and at times very out there.

 

And Revolver is great at anytime. a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

MotherNaturesDaughter said:

Rubber Soul is perfect for the overcast cloudy days in life that could go either way, either pour down rain or be very sunny. It's a versatile album, with many different types of songs, and for me more of the angry songs stand out to me. (E.g. I'm Looking Through You, Think for Yourself, What Goes On, Run for Your Life) And there are also more upbeat songs (Drive My Car, The Word, Michelle, If I Needed Someone…)

The sunny summer days in life are great for listening to Help! I can lay in a chair in the sun and fall relax with that album playing in the background any time. Now for evenings I listen to the White Album. With all the experimental songs and more serious stuff, it fits the evening/night life for me. At night so many different things you never expected come out, and the White Album was basically that for the Beatles. Many things that showed up on that album where different and at times very out there.

And Revolver is great at anytime. a-hard-days-night-george-10

That made sense!!!

It made good sense.

 

DoctorRobert said:

 

Abbey Road: Another summer album, but specifically on a holiday. That's the kind of album you need blaring out on your car stereo as you ride across sunny plains.

That is so true.

 

PennyLane said:

For students: if you are having trouble concentrating while, for example, writing an essay, listen to Rubber Soul. Do not listen to Led Zeppelin. Rubber Soul has soothing capabilities and can make you feel smarter. (Caution: album listening can result in dancing, singing, no concentration, and a failing grade. Don't blame me.)

Hihihihihi.a-hard-days-night-john-6 You guys are soooo  funny.

 

But... I know this is sounding off-topic what I am going to say right now; but I think Bob Dylan's 'Highway 61 Revisited' is perfect in the summer.

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2 June 2011
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Rubber Soul, Abbey Road and Love all have a summerishy (yes?) feel to them, all very flowy (mmmhmmm).

On my last big road trip (to see Paul in Pittsburgh) I listened to Anthology albums most of the way which helped because of how big they are. Pepper is a late night album for me, as is Revolver.

The White Album is great for a random time.

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2 June 2011
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Rubber Soul and Help! are great around mid-day.

2 June 2011
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*Semi Off Topic*

This thread is great, btw.

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2 June 2011
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I'm going to be totally contrary and say I find Abbey Road to be a winter album. I did get it when we had deep snow all around though.

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2 June 2011
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The Walrus said:

I'm going to be totally contrary and say I find Abbey Road to be a winter album. I did get it when we had deep snow all around though.

8<x<10

Yeah, I like Abbey Road in the wintertime too becuase it's a pretty happy one, I'd say and winter's the happiest time of the year!!!

And that was real crafty how you did that with the x and that. It's a trick though, becuase there's an infinite number of numbers between eight and ten, I should think!

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But... I know this is sounding off-topic what I am going to say right now; but I think Bob Dylan's 'Highway 61 Revisited' is perfect in the summer.

I'm going to test this theory out right...now. I think Blonde on Blonde is a nice springtime album, like with 4th Time Around and Just Like a Woman.

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3 June 2011
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Actually, recently I sat outside and listened to Highway 61 Revisited one evening and it just felt right. So I agree that it is a good summer album.

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