28 January 2013
Considering that this song is probably one of the most underrated albums, this will be interesting to see the lists from everyone.
Heres my list
13. You Really Got To Hold On Me
12. Don't Bother Me
10. Little Child
8 August 2013
Oooh this looks like fun, i'll have a go!
14. Little Child
13. Hold Me Tight
10. All My Loving
That was a lot harder than I thought! I realised that I really really love this album!
14 September 2013
2. It Won't Be Long
3. All My Loving
4. All I've Got To Do
5. Please Mr. Postman
6. You Really Got A Hold On Me
7. Not A Second Time
8. Roll Over Beethoven
9. Til There Was You
10. Hold Me Tight
11. Little Child
12. I Wanna Be Your Man
13. Devil In Her Heart
14. Don't Bother Me
14 January 2013
1 November 2013
24 July 2014
28 March 2014
2 August 2014
4. Please Mr Postman
6. Money (That's What I Want)
11. Hold Me Tight
13. Don't Bother Me
14. Little Child
10 August 2014
I'm gonna add an "And why" to each song as well!
1. All My Loving – One of my favorite early Beatle songs, and though it doesn't hold a candle to I Saw Her Standing There, it's still absolutely incredible. John's triplet chords are as difficult as all hell to play correctly, George's awesome solo shows lots of country picking influence, and the bass line is very interesting from the bass man. The harmonies in the last verse are fun as well. Great tune all around.
2. All I've Got to Do – I would put this as one of the most underrated early Beatle tracks of all time. The linear drumming from Ringo and bass chords from Paul really shine as creative concepts which I felt should have been explored more. One of my favorite early Beatle tracks.
3. It Won't Be Long – This album had three brilliant songs up front. Full of explosive energy and driving force, plus a great guitar riff, this song punches you right in the face at the start of the album and doesn't let up for the entire 2:14.
4. Please Mister Postman – I've heard people say that this pro forma cover of the Marvellettes song is a bit by the numbers and thus unworthy of praise. I disagree. This song is great, and certainly the best cover on the album. John's vocals really conveys the angst one might feel, and the backing vocals by Paul and George are just great. I could listen to this song all day long.
5. You Really Got A Hold On Me – Smokey Robinson can write a song, and the Beatles can play a song. Winning combination all the way around. Even the off hand version from the Let it Be film captures the same vibe. Imagine if they had taken it seriously, re recording the track with Billy Preston on keys. Fantastic.
6. 'Till There Was You – Paul has the most beautiful voice of the band, and it shines through here. Such a pretty song, and George's solo takes it away.
7. Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry's version is better. Even so, the Beatles make it rock. Personally, the best version of this song I have heard comes from the Washington Coliseum show in '64. Technical difficulties aside, that one is even better than Chuck Berry's version, in my opinion.
9. I Wanna Be Your Man – Ringo rips it up on this rocker. Still, this one sounds dated, moreso than other tracks on the record.
10. Money – Not my favorite version of Barry Gordy's hit, but passable. If any track was done pro forma on this album, this is it. I prefer the version played by Lennon at the 1969 Toronto concert simply because it places the song in a different light, a much heavier, raunchier light. This version still features a great vocal performance by John, better than the Toronto one, by far.
12. Don't Bother Me – I hate to place this song so low, since I love George's compositions, but this one is just too early. There is no indication on this track that the author would eventually release Something, Here Comes The Sun, and All Things Must Pass. He probably should have worked on this one a little more.
13. Not A Second Time – I had to go back and listen to this one. It's just unmemorable to me, not necessarily bad, but nothing special either.
I hope I wasn't too hard on this record. I really do love it, and I consider it to be an early gem of the Beatles, often overlooked for its superior successor A Hard Day's Night. Great music from a great band.
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