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With The Beatles - 50 Years
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18 November 2013
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With The Beatles turns 50 on Friday so what better way than to mark the event. 

A cracking LP that blows apart the idea of the difficult second album, it displaced Please Please Me at #1 in the UK album charts, which had held the top spot ever since its release back ion March 1963, and showed clear progression in the self-penned material (including the debut composition from George). Excellent covers also showed growth in the Beatles music.

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22 November 2013
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"You say you'll change the constitution?

Well, you know

We all want to change your head." 

22 November 2013
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You actually brought up a good point about being an underrated album, but I have to say that my favorites are All My Loving, Roll Over Beethoven, Please Mr Postman, I Wanna Be Your Man, and money. I technically like the album, not the best, and do not understand why it is underrated. It is also the White Album's 45 birthday too.

 

 

 

 

 

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22 November 2013
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Highly underrated. I am still waiting for someone to write a song even close to Not A Second Time.

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22 November 2013
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robert said
Highly underrated. I am still waiting for someone to write a song even close to
Not A Second Time.

Yeah, I  ever even heard a cover version either. If not that, good luck finding something similar.

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22 November 2013
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The Pretenders covered Not A Second Time in the early '90s, and in 2007 The Smithereens covered the whole of the Meet The Beatles as Meet The Smithereens, which - of course - included - Not A Second Time.

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22 November 2013
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We have another thread for this, might be an idea to merge.

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22 November 2013
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mja6758 said
The Pretenders covered
Not A Second Time in the early '90s, and in 2007 The Smithereens covered the whole of the Meet The Beatles as Meet The Smithereens, which - of course - included - Not A Second Time.

Thanks, I am going to have to hear that. Unless it is a bad cover, then second thoughts.

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22 November 2013
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A fantastic album. As much as I love Please Please Me, With the Beatles is a far superior album both visually and sonically. The leap in maturity and confidence is huge.

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22 November 2013
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^Yeah, I agree with that 100%. I can't believe the jump they made between the first two albums sometimes. Don't get me wrong, I love PPM, but artistically speaking, I think With is much more superior.

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22 November 2013
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"What I do not get is that it is underrated. Why, it is such a good album."

 

For quite a long time this was my less favorite album - that changed after discovering some of their middle-era albums (Revolver and Rubber Soul). I listened to this and PPM and I was quite surprised to realise now I prefer this one. Not A Second Time probably played a role in that, it's still my favorite song from this album.

Not as good as AHDN, but quite better than PPM.

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Wasn't sure where else to put this, but someone at Reddit posted a pic of the Australian cover of the album that I thought was interesting.

parlance

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