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Do the Beatles sound better in public?
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29 September 2012
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It appears all of us have a recent story of hearing the Beatles when we've been out and about - at stores, cafes, or, as with me, at restaurants. My question is simple: Does hearing them out in public, when you didn't choose to play them, make it more appealing?

I'm going to say yes. And I'm going to use my restaurant example. The three songs were A Hard day's night, Ticket To Ride and Across The Universe. 3 good songs, none of which I'm crazy for. In fact, when those 3 songs come one, I typically skip them. When I heard them yesterday at that restaurant (while eating that excellent burrito - it was so good), I had to use all my self restrain not do belt them all out. 

So, I put it to you guys: Does it matter where you hear the Beatles?

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29 September 2012
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On the in store speakers layout in stores was in whatever HMV is known as nowadys (Zavvi?) when the remastered Blue and Red cds were released and they were playing Nowhere Man. On one side of the store you got the instruments, the other the vocals. Quite a strange experience.

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Imagine being in a place like that and just hearing John´s heavy breathing in 'Girl'.... 

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Do the Beatles sound better in public places?

Good question!

I don't think they sound better, but like everyone else on this forum, I get a real kick out of hearing a Beatle song in a store, in a restaurant,...

No question, my pulse quickens.

Thanks mr Sun King CT for getting me to think about why.

- The element of surprise. My mind is usually not on music when I enter a store or restaurant or airport

- Hearing a familiar song in a totally different setting. Takes a song I might have gotten tired of and makes it exciting again; like a new sauce on a favorite dish.

- Looking around to see if anyone else seems interested.

- Finding my mood suddenly elevated  (do patrons shop more when Beatle music is played? - another good question).

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
Do the Beatles sound better in public places?

Good question!

I don't think they sound better, but like everyone else on this forum, I get a real kick out of hearing a Beatle song in a store, in a restaurant,...

No question, my pulse quickens.

Thanks mr Sun King CT for getting me to think about why.

- The element of surprise. My mind is usually not on music when I enter a store or restaurant or airport

- Hearing a familiar song in a totally different setting. Takes a song I might have gotten tired of and makes it exciting again; like a new sauce on a favorite dish.

- Looking around to see if anyone else seems interested.

- Finding my mood suddenly elevated  (do patrons shop more when Beatle music is played? - another good question).

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Yeah, it's always exciting (or at least pleasant) to hear music like that in a surprising context. I was thrilled back in May when Don Draper played "Tomorrow Never Knows" on "Mad Men", but of course that was partly because it's practically unprecedented to hear the Beatles on a fictional TV program.

Also, back in October of '09 I was in the full bloom of my re-re-re-revived personal Beatlemania, which meant it was the perfect time for me to hear "I Saw Her Standing There" while attending a wedding reception. "One, two, three, FAW!"
I was so overcome, I almost got up and danced (an occurrence practically unthinkable without several drinks beforehand.)

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