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Beatles solo albums - the best ones and your favorites
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The Fool On The Hill said:

Mines is pauls wings over america tour


 

That was my first Paul album! It's pretty decent, but lately I've been listening to Memory Almost Full , and I like it a lot. I don't see how some people don't like it. I like John's Plastic Ono Band  and Imagine , but I prefer just The John Lennon Collection  along with POB  on my iTunes, because I tend to skip some songs on Imagine . I just bought Y Not  and it's cute, but it's not my favorite Ringo  album (cough). I've been listening to Concert for Bangladesh  lately too. It probably doesn't count as a George album, but I very much enjoy it. a-hard-days-night-john-1 My favorite of the four would probably be Band On The Run. If not, it's Tug Of War. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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I'd say Band On The Run is my fav solo album

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Beside this, I like Imagine, Plastic Ono Band and Flaming Pie.. All Things Must Pass is also  nice, like the Harrison sound.

Havent listened much to Ringo though!

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All Things Must Passa-hard-days-night-george-10and Plastic Ono Band a-hard-days-night-john-6 .

My favorite song on ATMP is Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp. It's so hauntingly beautiful. Fav song on POB is a tie between Love, God, and Working Class Hero.

I haven't heard enough of Ringo's or Paul's solo albums to say that I have a favorite.a-hard-days-night-paul-3a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

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Currently it's Mind Games a-hard-days-night-john-4

However, I haven't listened to any of the other three in any detail, because Paul has withdrawn from Spotify and George was never on it I hope to receive All Things Must Pass for Christmas, so then I'll have a substantial amount of George a-hard-days-night-george-10(plus Wilburys Volume 1). I won't waste money on Ringo, and Paul's post-Beatles stuff is generally considered rubbish. I like a handful of his songs (the obvious ones- Live And Let Die, Too Many People, Mull Of Kintyre, Maybe I'm Amazed, the two with MJ, a few lines of Band On The Run), but I don't like fairly popular songs amongst the Paul fanatics like Calico Skies, so I think buying McCartney, Ram or Band On The Run would probably be money down the drain. 

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At the moment I would say Walls And Bridges is my favourite, a nice blend of really upbeat and downbeat songs. All Things Must Past isn't far behind; and of course the rest of John's albums. I only know a little bit of Paul's post-beatles material and Ringo I haven't listened to.

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The Walrus said:

Currently it's Mind Games a-hard-days-night-john-4

However, I haven't listened to any of the other three in any detail, because Paul has withdrawn from Spotify and George was never on it I hope to receive All Things Must Pass for Christmas, so then I'll have a substantial amount of George a-hard-days-night-george-10(plus Wilburys Volume 1). I won't waste money on Ringo, and Paul's post-Beatles stuff is generally considered rubbish. I like a handful of his songs (the obvious ones- Live And Let Die, Too Many People, Mull Of Kintyre, Maybe I'm Amazed, the two with MJ, a few lines of Band On The Run), but I don't like fairly popular songs amongst the Paul fanatics like Calico Skies, so I think buying McCartney, Ram or Band On The Run would probably be money down the drain. 


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my list:

All Things Must Pass

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the travelling wilburys (collection volumes 1 & 3)

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John Lennon: Imagine

Paul McCartney: Ram

George Harrison: Cloud Nine

Ringo Starr: Ringo

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Joe said:

In honesty, and it's an opinion that's been voiced before, I think The Beatles were far greater than the sum of their parts. I've no real desire to hear Ringo's solo stuff, and most of McCartney's solo recordings seem quite variable in quality. The only person I'm pretty curious about hearing more of is George - I have All Things Must Pass (great) and Dark Horse (not so great).

I did listen to Good Evening New York City on Spotify. I thought it was actually quite rough-sounding in places; far less polished than I'd expect, even for a live album. It made me think twice about getting tickets for McCartney in Europe (though I probably will anyway). Some of the performances really were disappointing, at best average, which made me wonder why those particular recordings were chosen.

On the subject of McCartney live, I wish he'd vary his setlist a bit. He's got so many classic songs but he seems to perform largely the same ones at every concert.


I don't Know If This has been mentioned, But Cloud 9 and Living In The Material World (To an Extent; it's extremely religious) have Plenty to recommend, Joe.

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My favorite solo album of John's is Plastic Ono Band, A jus love that album an thats one of the too albums of his A can lisen to strait through (the othr one is Imagine)

My favorite solo album of Paul's would probably be Ram, A cant relly esplain why, but A just reelly like this album. Band On The Run is great to, although I'm not so keen on Picassos Last Words and Mamunia is good, but it goes to long, in ma opinyin. Another one A really like is Chaos And Creation In The Backyard, all tha songs are fantastic on this one, it's prolly a really close second.

My favorite album of George's is Living In The Material World. A love this album, and Give Me Love(Give Me Peace on Earth) is one of my favorite George songs, and the title track is really good to, A like all tha songs off ths album. All Things Must Pass is also one of ma favorit George albums, though so I'd say ma favorite is torn between those two albums.

My favorite Ringo album is Ringo, although I have yet to lisen to all his albums, as of now I've prolly only ever listened to about sevn of them or so, so it's my favorite of all the albums of his that I've heard. Anyroad, I relly like the album Ringo, and my favorite song on it as of right now would be I'm The Greatest, and A've been lisening to this song alot lately.

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John: Plastic Ono Band

Paul: Venus And Mars, Flowers In The Dirt and Chaos And Creation In The Backyard

George: Living in the Material World

Ringo: Ringo(the only one of his where I've listened to all the songs)

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I just noticed that I never answered the question at hand. The best solo album of any of them iss: All Things Must Pass. POB is close, but Pass just trumps. Although I'm most likely to listen to the Travelling Wilburys Volume 1 right now. Band On The Run and McCartney II come close, and I anxiously await Ram's rerelease, McCartney's work is still a bit of an unknown entity to me. But, I'm quickly correcting that. As for Ringo, my desire to hear more then Ringo and Goodnight Vienna is the same as jumping in the way of Zdeno Chara's slapshot. Which is none.

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I've been listening to All Things Must Pass a lot lately, and it's probably become my favourite solo album.

I know it's been said before, but it's amazing how much George was pissed on in the Let It Be sessions and even earlier. John and Paul rejected great songs like All Things Must Pass, Isn't It A Pity, Let It Down, I'd Have You Any Time, and even Something. They even pulled up songs like One After 909 ahead of Not Guilty. He had those six, plus the three they were recording (Old Brown Shoe, I Me Mine, For You Blue). Really, they should have been looking to record a concert which was half George songs, but they barely bothered with some of them and didn't bother with most of them. The fact that they did bother with For You Blue , probably the worst of the lot, cries "conspiracy" to me.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8That's a great point. How the hell did For You Blue get on an album and not Not Guilty or All Things Must Pass? Shocking.

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The Walrus said:

I've been listening to All Things Must Pass a lot lately, and it's probably become my favourite solo album.

I know it's been said before, but it's amazing how much George was pissed on in the Let It Be sessions and even earlier. John and Paul rejected great songs like All Things Must Pass, Isn't It A Pity, Let It Down, I'd Have You Any Time, and even Something. They even pulled up songs like One After 909 ahead of Not Guilty. He had those six, plus the three they were recording (Old Brown Shoe, I Me Mine, For You Blue). Really, they should have been looking to record a concert which was half George songs, but they barely bothered with some of them and didn't bother with most of them. The fact that they did bother with For You Blue , probably the worst of the lot, cries "conspiracy" to me.

I truly believe that the Lennon/McCartney deal which was in full force wasn't about to admit that George is possibly just as good of a song writer as they were especially at that point of their career as The Beatles.  I know they liked 'Something' (Lennon pushed that one to be the A side) and 'Here Comes The Sun' but what I think happened is George always had a spiritual message in all his songs and I think that songs like the ones you mentioned above got vetoed. I have said this before that George was always due to his humbleness, pushed aside. It is about selling records and when you have a hit team like Lennon/Mccartney, why fix something that isn't broken.

'Old Brown Shoe' should definitively been the A Side to 'Ballad Of John & Yoko'

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