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Solo Album Recommendations
14 May 2011
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This is for any solo albums that you would like to give a review for. I'll start with George Harrison. An absolute masterpiece, that, sadly, will never get the attention and praise it deserves. Another great solo one is Paul's Red Rose Speedway, featuring great hits like My Love, Big Barn Red (One of his best Album openers ever!), One More Kiss and Get On The Right Thing. But, of course, I must also tell you to avoid Paul's Pipes Of peace, which is mostly filler, with the occasional good son (The Michael Jackson duets are great).

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14 May 2011
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Me LOVE Pipes of Peace! Me think album good! What songs off Pipes of Peace you no like, Sun King?

 

To be back on topic I'd say not to get George Harrison's Live In Japan! Me think George sound not all that great in it, and me get confused when some songs are changed and made longer and such. The George album's you should get would be his first two! All Things Must Pass and Living In The Material World! Both these albums got many good song. Me like all songs off the later and prefer it. Most people prefer first one, though.

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Daniel, I dislike most of Pipes Of Peace's Side 2. Although Side 1 is solid Macca. Also, I agree on Live In Japan, his voice is pretty bad. But ATMP is much better then LITMW.

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14 May 2011
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Regarding the George Harrison album, this is one of my favorites. It was recorded during a very positive period in his life and the songs are filled with joy and spirit. Most of the songs were written in Hawaii and the songs have a tropical feeling to them.

Regarding 'Live In Japan' I disagree with Daniel. This is my favorite live album by any ex-Beatle. Once again, George was having a lot of fun and Clapton was right on with his guitar playing. It's pretty hard to beat having Eric Clapton as your backup band. George did all the slide guitar playing on the album except on 'Give Me Love' where he plays the acoustic. He also does all the lead guitar on 'Something' including the entire intro. Give this album a listen to. I know you will enjoy it. 

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15 May 2011
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Daytripper2009 said:

I love the George Harrison album. Very moving and beautiful songs. I'm blown away by George's music sometimes. I have to get Live in Japan and Concert for Bangladesh. I have all of his CDs except the live ones, or more accurately my husband had them. They're mine.... I mean ours. ;-) now.

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15 May 2011
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For Paul solo, I would say that the absolutely essential ones are Ram, Band on the Run, Venus and Mars, Flowers in the Dirt, Flaming Pie, Chaos and Creation, Memory Almost Full (the deluxe edition has really good songs added, as well), and Electric Arguments. Of course, I like all of them, but I am well aware that not everyone does. Currently, I'd have to say Ram and EA are my favorites.

For John, I'd recommend Walls and Bridges, and obviously, POB and Imagine, and Double Fantasy/Milk and Honey.

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15 May 2011
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a-hard-days-night-john-6 Imagine, Walls and Bridges, Rock 'n' Roll and Shaved Fish.

a-hard-days-night-paul-3 Ram, Band on the Run, Venus and Mars, Back to The Egg, Tug Of War, Memory Almost Full and Wingspan.

a-hard-days-night-george-4 The Best of George Harrison.

a-hard-days-night-ringo-2 Blast from Your Past and You're Sixteen.

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15 May 2011
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Well, Live In Japan is more enjoyable than I remember, but his voice is still weak. Thanks Inner Light!! Also, thanks Kedame for telling us about Electric Arguments, I love it. thanks to both of you!!!

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16 May 2011
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I agree with all those Lennon albums, plus add Wonsaponatime to the list. I even agree with Two Virgins although I think Life With the Lions is "better", actually I'm not sure how I'd classify it, but it's more listenable.

I'd add Brainwashed for George.

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16 May 2011
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The whole Lennon Abthology is great. Very important to have them in the public realm. It helps us understand a very complex man. But, I must ask, is in any way good about Two Virgins? I would need fantastic review for me to search it out.

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It's a bit odd, but I guess what I mean is the sound quality is slightly better. Whether you will like it more is truly a complete mystery.

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The whole Lennon Abthology is great. Very important to have them in the public realm. It helps us understand a very complex man. But, I must ask, is in any way good about Two Virgins? I would need fantastic review for me to search it out.

A fantastic review, eh, well here we go. For starters it's better than Dark Side of the Moon, Tommy, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Highway 61 Revisited and London Calling combined. a-hard-days-night-paul-1 John and Yoko both push the depth of music and capacities of the human spirit and mind to places never before seen. a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 Two Virgins is a triumph and advance for the consciousness of humanity, and is truly one giant leap for mankind. yoko-ono-01

As someone who is just coming around to Tomorrow Never Knows and isn't a fan of Revolution 9, I would not recommend Two Virgins for you because it doesn't sound like your cup of tea yet. If you ever enjoy Rev 9, then I'd give it a shot if I were you, but Two Virgins makes Revolution 9 look like Beethoven's 9th.

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16 May 2011
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Gnik, I hate you. In the last 3 weeks, you have single handedly made me admit I was wrong and that I now like songs I said I hated. I don't like to admit I'm wrong. First TNK and now R9.

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My baaaaad.

I recently saw some post by this guy named GnikNus (what a stupid name a-hard-days-night-ringo-12) and he said once upon a time that two of his least favorite songs were I Will and Two of Us. What nerve! Those are two of my favorites, so I think we all just grow in our musical tastes with the Beatles Bible, so it's no big deal if you used to dislike a song and now like it. I think that's how it works for everyone with Revolution 9 if they eventually come around to it.

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16 May 2011
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Okay, back on track, I really actually like McCartney 2 more then McCartney. McCartney 2 is a triumph.

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17 May 2011
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Daniel said:

…All Things Must Pass and Living In The Material World! Both these albums got many good song. Me like all songs off the later and prefer it. Most people prefer first one, though.

Right on, man. I thought I was the only person who likes Living In The Material World better than All Things Must Pass!

 

The John albums I'd most reccomend getting would be his first two, Plastic Ono Band and Imagine. They're both really good and Plastic Ono Band is really the only album of his where there's not one song off it I don't like (the only one of Imagine that I'm not so big on would be I Don't Wanna Be A Soilder Mama; it's too repetitive!). Walls and Bridges would probably be my third favorite John album, and there's only two songs on it that I don't really like all that much(Suprise, Suprise & Beef Jerky). I'd say all the other songs off it are pretty good though! Double Fantasy and Milk and Honey are also good, but I really only like half of them(John's half) Yoko's songs are okay, but I never really liked her voice all that much. So if you get your music from iTunes, you could skip Yoko's songs, I really don't think you'd be missing out on anything!a-hard-days-night-george-10

(some people like Yoko's music though, so if you're a Yoko fan and that offended you, I'm real sorry and my intentions was not to offend)

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17 May 2011
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paulsbass said:

kedame said:

For Paul solo, I would say that the absolutely essential ones are Ram, Band on the Run, Venus and Mars, Flowers in the Dirt, Flaming Pie, Chaos and Creation, Memory Almost Full (the deluxe edition has really good songs added, as well), and Electric Arguments. Of course, I like all of them, but I am well aware that not everyone does. Currently, I'd have to say Ram and EA are my favorites.

For John, I'd recommend Walls and Bridges, and obviously, POB and Imagine, and Double Fantasy/Milk and Honey.

You totally nailed it for Paul!

There a great songs on every album, but the ones you mentioned are the best and most consistent ones.

Personally I would miss Tug of war, Back to the egg and Press to play very much, but I guess they are not as essential (still worth buying of course!

 

GnikNus:

Wow, sounds as if Two Virgins is totally NOT my cup of tea, although TNK has been my favourite Beatles track since forever. But R9 will always be my least favourite, and I HATE Yoko's songs on Double Fantasy, so I guess there's not much to like for me there. And the ugly cover, urgh...

Thanks, paulsbass! I would really miss all of the rest of them, as well. I happen to love even Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway. London Town and Back to the Egg are fabulous, and I think I like Off the Ground as much, if not more, than Flowers in the Dirt (blasphemy, I know). I don't have Press to Play or Pipes of Peace yet. I think I'll wait for the rereleases...maybe I'll buy them on vinyl first (are there vinyls of them?). I even like most of the songs off of Wings at the Speed of Sound. Really, Paul can do almost no wrong in my book (except Grat-i-tude!). I'm sure there is some of his stuff that isn't really good to the casual listener, but I can find something to like about almost anything he does...even if I know it's technically bad. hearta-hard-days-night-paul-7

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17 May 2011
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Well, bad for McCartney is still great compared to most.
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