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Would any song start "Please Please Me" better than "I Saw Her Standing There"?
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14 April 2013
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I would like to hear people's opinions. Would any song start "Please Please Me" better than "I Saw Her Standing There"?

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
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Not in my opinion. The "1, 2, 3, 4" count-in sends off the LP, and the Beatles records when played in chronological order, perfectly, giving it a real energy and rawness that sums up the early Beatles sound.

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15 April 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Agreed.

Geometry, wisdom, tangerines... "The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say..."

Also known as Egg-Rock, Egg-Roll, E-George, Eggy, Ravioli, Eggroll Eggrolli...

Purple stuff... ellipses...

15 April 2013
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Yep, OTM. "One, two, three, FAW!"

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I agree. In fact, I can't think of many better ways to start an album (and the beginning of their music, album-wise.)

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15 April 2013
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It's probably my favourite first-song-first-album ever.

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16 April 2013
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Well actually, cassette versions of PPM start with Misery. But yes, I Saw Her Standing There is the best way to start it.

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RingoStarr39 said
Well actually, cassette versions of PPM start with Misery. But yes, I Saw Her Standing There is the best way to start it.

Not the 1987 remastered cassettes which adopted the  original proper running orders. All of the LPs except Pepper and Magial Mystery Tour had their tracklistings rearranged mainly to save EMI money by having the timings of each side as close together as possible and therefore using less tape. Revolver opened with Good Day Sunshine. Abbey Road had both of George's track at the beginning of side 1! - tho thankfully they only switched Come Together and Here Comes The Sun.

You can see them all here.

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17 April 2013
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Once you hear that "1, 2, 3, FAW!" You're hooked. You can't hear that beginning differently.

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^True that!

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
17 April 2013
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And to think that, between 1979 and '87, I never thought of it as anything but the second song (the second INCREDIBLE song) on Meet The Beatles!

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25 April 2013
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meanmistermustard said

RingoStarr39 said
Well actually, cassette versions of PPM start with Misery. But yes, I Saw Her Standing There is the best way to start it.

Not the 1987 remastered cassettes which adopted the  original proper running orders. All of the LPs except Pepper and Magial Mystery Tour had their tracklistings rearranged mainly to save EMI money by having the timings of each side as close together as possible and therefore using less tape. Revolver opened with Good Day Sunshine. Abbey Road had both of George's track at the beginning of side 1! - tho thankfully they only switched Come Together and Here Comes The Sun.

You can see them all here.

 

Mine is the remastered one: http://www.discogs.com/Beatles.....se/3185788

Unless you're talking about the UK cassettes, the remastered ones still have the rearranged tracklisting.

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I'm leery of proposing what may be blasphemous here; but I find the beginning song of Chicago VIII ("Anyway You Want") to be similarly cool in its own way -- and coincidentally it also starts off with a number count, though with a variation:  Peter Cetera says "Uh, one!" then seems to falter, almost like it was a false start, followed by "One, two, three, four!" segueing into a nicely relaxed rock piano comp.

 

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26 April 2013
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Funny Paper, you LOVE Chicago don't you? :D Me, I'm more partial to Chicago Transit Authority myself...

As for the thread topic, there's about 80 weird people who seem to think that "Helter Skelter" would be a better opener...

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
26 April 2013
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LOL! Von... But then wasn't one, other or both your alters voting for Helter Skelter just to put that limping dog of a game out of its misery...

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Hahaha, "limping dog of a game", I like that!

Yeah, the only way I could stay interested by the end was by screwing around, changing my vote, giving half a vote and other annoying disruptive shenanigans.

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26 April 2013
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It's a semi-quote from McCartney in a letter to either MM or NME, "In order to put out of its misery the limping dog of a news story which has been dragging itself across your pages for the past year, my answer to the question, 'will the Beatles get together again...' is no."

Edit: NME

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26 April 2013
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And then he drew a smile of some sort at the bottom (I think?).

Geometry, wisdom, tangerines... "The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say..."

Also known as Egg-Rock, Egg-Roll, E-George, Eggy, Ravioli, Eggroll Eggrolli...

Purple stuff... ellipses...

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Very toothy grin. Girl, you are fast! I hadn't even got back to the forum before you'd replied. You're on fire tonight/today/this morning/this evening/whatever time of day it is for you!

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

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:D

Geometry, wisdom, tangerines... "The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say..."

Also known as Egg-Rock, Egg-Roll, E-George, Eggy, Ravioli, Eggroll Eggrolli...

Purple stuff... ellipses...

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