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Which Beatle solo career was your favorite?
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For me, Paul had the best solo career because I like almost all his albums, and listening to his music always makes me feel happy, and even his bad songs makes me happy because it's Paul and he's amazing. 

George comes after Paul because he made my favorite solo Beatles album as of right now which is Living In The Material World!

John is third right now I'd say, but he's second a lot too, probably. I got his signature box and most of it's real good, but there are a couple albums that I don't really care for so much.

Ringo's last, but I've got a few of his albums and they're mostly pretty good, although I wouldn't say they're as good as the other three, but some of it's just as good, like Ringo is a great album because I like that one!

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mithveaen said:

Inner Light.. that George interview you shared.. it's just

 

AWESOME!! I'm going a bit off topic here but wow.. it truly hit a chord on me. I want to read more about George's stuff and the ideas he embraced. You know, sadly, I think I have lost my faith in the church I was raised, I feel I have lost my link to God. Last year I started reading a book about the Dalai Lama, and his ideas made sense to me. And now when George says "All things must pass" that maybe they're going to blow up.. and the only thing that changes it's the body, what it matters is the soul. So that truly hit me.

 

I'm going to check more info about it. Thanks a lot Inner Light. apple01

 

Thanks for the nice comments. It was a very eye opening interview for me as well. I really enjoy listening to him do interviews. He is always so spiritual and to the point about life and what we all need to do regarding what is really important in life. I also loved his take regarding his musical ability. He was a most humble musician. 

Now stay-on-topic

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I almost forgot to ask. I mentioned this in the 'Concert For George' thread but have not seen a response.

Has anyone purchased the Blu-ray disc of the concert. I was wondering how much better the quality is compared to the standard DVD release that came out a few years ago.

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Well I've got the Blu-ray version and it looks real nice, I've never seen the DVD one though so I can't say it's any better.

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Paul is first because whenever I listen to his music, it's like I'm not even there and I escape from myself for however many minuted because he's just so amazing I can't even explain it and even when I'm down, listening to his music, it's like nothing is real anymore and the only thing is his music. Also, I think it might have something to do with the fact that Paul was always my mom's favorite too, so when I was little I heard more of Paul's stuff than any of the other three.

George is second mostly because of his first two albums, if he'd only made those two he'd still be second!

John is also second because his and George's music was so different and they're both so great so I couldn't pick, and John's first two albums were really good too, and I might even say they're better than George's first two.

and I haven't listened to enough of Ringo's albums to say where he is with this.

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For me I would have George first. Mainly because I think that mostly the majority of his solo songs had a lot of meaning in them. He didn't write or release a lot of songs that had no point to them. (Unfortunately Paul did not think like him.) And George's solo music has always gotten to me the most. His lyrics almost all the time hits a chord with me and stays. The meaning he packs into his songs most of the time is just so incredible, it sometimes leaves me wondering how he can do it.

 

Second would be John. His stuff is definitely more serious than Paul or Ringo's and I like that about his solo career. Once again most of his songs have great meanings and I hear them loud and clear. I also like his style a lot especially on Plastic Ono Band. It has to be one of my favorite albums of all time.

 

Third would be Ringo because his solo songs almost always make me feel light and happy inside. I haven't heard as much of his solo work as the other three but I still love the ones I've heard. They just give me a boost a lot when I'm feeling down.

 

And last would be Paul. Not that I don't like his solo work but it's just way too hit and miss for me. And I also feel his solo work was more geared to being popular than following his own feelings on the music. And that's one of the things that really turned me off on some of his solo songs. And I feel that a small percentage of his songs didn't really have any meaning in being released. But I do enjoy a lot of his songs. Like I love Tug of War and I really think it's Paul's own version of Imagine just not quite as resounding with the public. I also love My Love and Waterfalls too. But he's last on my list because to me Paul was more commercial with his solo career and went more with pleasing the popular style of the time than going with his own feelings.

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5 April 2011
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MotherNaturesDaughter said:

For me I would have George first. Mainly because I think that mostly the majority of his solo songs had a lot of meaning in them. He didn't write or release a lot of songs that had no point to them. (Unfortunately Paul did not think like him.) And George's solo music has always gotten to me the most. His lyrics almost all the time hits a chord with me and stays. The meaning he packs into his songs most of the time is just so incredible, it sometimes leaves me wondering how he can do it.

 

Second would be John. His stuff is definitely more serious than Paul or Ringo's and I like that about his solo career. Once again most of his songs have great meanings and I hear them loud and clear. I also like his style a lot especially on Plastic Ono Band. It has to be one of my favorite albums of all time.

 

Third would be Ringo because his solo songs almost always make me feel light and happy inside. I haven't heard as much of his solo work as the other three but I still love the ones I've heard. They just give me a boost a lot when I'm feeling down.

 

And last would be Paul. Not that I don't like his solo work but it's just way too hit and miss for me. And I also feel his solo work was more geared to being popular than following his own feelings on the music. And that's one of the things that really turned me off on some of his solo songs. And I feel that a small percentage of his songs didn't really have any meaning in being released. But I do enjoy a lot of his songs. Like I love Tug of War and I really think it's Paul's own version of Imagine just not quite as resounding with the public. I also love My Love and Waterfalls too. But he's last on my list because to me Paul was more commercial with his solo career and went more with pleasing the popular style of the time than going with his own feelings.

I know we are all entitled to our own opinions, but I just don't understand what is so wrong with every single song you've ever written not having a "meaning." Sometimes it's just good to put on a piece of music like C Moon or Monkberry Moon Delight and drift away to the quirkiness and hilarity of it. Too much meaning ruins it for me sometimes. Having said that, A LOT of Paul's songs do have "meaning." They are just less in your face than John and George's stuff. I can really appreciate Paul's subtlety in songs like "Little Lamb Dragonfly" and "Too Many People." They may seem like useless drivel upon the first listen, but when you look a little deeper, they have some really piercing parts. To me, Paul has ability to reach a multitude of people without being too specific about any one person. With songs like "Mistress and Maid" and "She's Given Up Talking," I feel he is able to give voice to feelings that many artists don't touch on. It's refreshing to me to listen to someone who doesn't just sing about his own life and own problems...he's able to relate to more people that way.

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She didn't say they never had meaning, but I agree about her assessment. Paul was subtle, he did this, he did that, it's all bull. He wrote pop songs. He did that with the Beatles. He followed the path he started with the Beatles. No surprises.

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mr. Sun king coming together said:

She didn't say they never had meaning, but I agree about her assessment. Paul was subtle, he did this, he did that, it's all bull. He wrote pop songs. He did that with the Beatles. He followed the path he started with the Beatles. No surprises.

It's not all bull. It's true, and I'm sorry that you can't see that. Just because he wrote pop songs doesn't mean they have no feeling to them is all I'm saying. Ever listen to Dear Friend, Some People Never Know, Somedays, Riding to Vanity Fair? I'm sure you have, and it is probably pointless for me to even list these or to respond to you because I know you'll just say the same old shit about Paul that is the party line to follow. He's just a pretty face who writes about sunshine and daisies and babies and the wife, while John and George sing about peace and politics and religion. Sometimes, I can do without the preachiness of peace, politics, and religion.

Not trying to start a fight here, but you really didn't have to say my opinions were "bull." It was slightly rude.

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kedame said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

She didn't say they never had meaning, but I agree about her assessment. Paul was subtle, he did this, he did that, it's all bull. He wrote pop songs. He did that with the Beatles. He followed the path he started with the Beatles. No surprises.

It's not all bull. It's true, and I'm sorry that you can't see that. Just because he wrote pop songs doesn't mean they have no feeling to them is all I'm saying. Ever listen to Dear Friend, Some People Never Know, Somedays, Riding to Vanity Fair? I'm sure you have, and it is probably pointless for me to even list these or to respond to you because I know you'll just say the same old shit about Paul that is the party line to follow. He's just a pretty face who writes about sunshine and daisies and babies and the wife, while John and George sing about peace and politics and religion. Sometimes, I can do without the preachiness of peace, politics, and religion.

Not trying to start a fight here, but you really didn't have to say my opinions were "bull." It was slightly rude.

We get back to the point I have made in some other threads. Each one of the Beatles had their own style that when they were all together like the sum of four parts, the music just came together. Paul was essential to the Beatles success do to his 'Pop' side. Paul was the optimist and John was the pessimist. George and Ringo had their input as well. It is all opinions as to who you like as a solo career. For me, depth, meaning and emotion means a lot to me regarding songs. There is no doubt that George and John wrote with a lot of emotion and intensity talking about what they felt in the inner self. Paul was more superficial with his songs but he did write and is still writing great songs with meaning.

 

 

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Kedame don't call me rude and be ruder. Hypocrisy is my hated feeling. So don't be stupid.

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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Kedame don't call me rude and be ruder. Hypocrisy is my hated feeling. So don't be stupid.

I don't want to get into an argument with you, but I was not being a hypocrite. It's not rude to call someone on being rude. It is hypocrisy to be rude and then point fingers at other people. You have had a very succinct way of being rude on a few things I have posted, so I feel I can point it out if I want. Also, I'm far from stupid. It's not nice to call people names when you don't even know them. It kind of shows immaturity on your part that you think I'm stupid just because I don't like the way you talk to me. I didn't need you to "explain" to me what MotherNature'sDaughter said earlier. I am perfectly capable of drawing my own conclusions, thank you.

If you want to continue to insult my intelligence, go ahead. I won't bother responding because I am not getting in a one-upping match with a kid.

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Inner Light said:

We get back to the point I have made in some other threads. Each one of the Beatles had their own style that when they were all together like the sum of four parts, the music just came together. Paul was essential to the Beatles success do to his 'Pop' side. Paul was the optimist and John was the pessimist. George and Ringo had their input as well. It is all opinions as to who you like as a solo career. For me, depth, meaning and emotion means a lot to me regarding songs. There is no doubt that George and John wrote with a lot of emotion and intensity talking about what they felt in the inner self. Paul was more superficial with his songs but he did write and is still writing great songs with meaning.

 

 

You are very true here. I guess we all just have our own likes and dislikes...they really were the best when they were together.

 

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kedame said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Kedame don't call me rude and be ruder. Hypocrisy is my hated feeling. So don't be stupid.

But I was not being a hypocrite. It's not rude to call someone on being rude. It is hypocrisy to be rude and then point fingers at other people. You have had a very succinct way of being rude on a few things I have posted, so I feel I can point it out if I want. Also, I'm far from stupid. It's not nice to call people names when you don't even know them. It kind of shows immaturity on your part that you think I'm stupid just because I don't like the way you talk to me. I didn't need you to "explain" to me what MotherNature'sDaughter said earlier. I am perfectly capable of drawing my own conclusions, thank you.

If you want to continue to insult my intelligence, go ahead. I won't bother responding because I am not getting in a one-upping match with a kid.

Being rude while stating rudeness of others is hypocritical. But that's beside the point. I love Paul, I saw him live, he was (is) great, but he did focus on the charts more, and wrote great, but sometimes, not always, but sometimes, a tad superficial. I love his 70's/80's hits (don't know all his work, especially his recent stuff) and outside of Dear Friend, and his songs for Linda, I don't get the feeling that deeper meanings are there. But, on a whole, I love the guy's work. What I take offence to is the fact that it matters that I'm a kid. That's way more rude and disrespectful than I even considered being.

Edit: Paul would probably go #2 on my list, behind John. But I haven't heard all the solo work.

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paulsbass said:

Hey, Kedame, I'm all with you here!

I mostly agree with that, Paulsbass. But I feel people connect more with 1st person stories then 3rd person. (Not saying they are right, just the facts bear that out.) The only reason I say John first is because I haven't heard all of Paul's work. When the rest of his work gets re-issued, I will fill in the catalogue.

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Can't we all just get along? We are not debating Creation vs. Evolution here. The thread asked for our favorites, which means there is no wrong answer!

Please, let's learn how to disagree without being disagreeable. If you don't agree with someone's favorite, for the love of Christ, ignore it and move on.

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Zig said:

Can't we all just get along? We are not debating Creation vs. Evolution here. The thread asked for our favorites, which means there is no wrong answer!

Please, let's learn how to disagree without being disagreeable. If you don't agree with someone's favorite, for the love of Christ, ignore it and move on.

Entirely correct, but I have something else to say: They were best as a group.

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Yep. I liked them as a group because all the talent was cOmbined.

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Yikes, I didn't mean to start a whole fight over my opinion. I"m sorry guys for that, I didn't know my comments would get things so out of hand. Paul's also last on mine cause I've heard very little of his solo work compared to the others. I haven't really ever bothered to look really deep into his stuff. (mainly because I can't find it anywhere here in Northern Indiana) But I wasn't saying he was superficial at all, that was not my meaning behind what I said. I just don't connect with Paul's music the way I do with George's and John's. I do enjoy songs at times that are funny and have no point, but I'm sorry if I'm not one for subtle meanings. I'm all more for the in your face way of getting meanings across.

Once again I'm so super sorry to everyone for my comments starting a huge fight on this thread. I really didn't mean to do that and I feel totally horrible that it happened that way. So I just say we get over it and all be friend again. Agreed?

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Look the real fight came over manners (or lack there of), really. Don't be hard on yourself. Also, Amazon should do the trick.

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