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Order you first listened to the albums in?
22 May 2019
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I’m curious. 

For me it was

2015 

Magical Mystery Tour

2017

Sgt. Pepper ’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The White Album

Please Please Me  

A Hard Day’s Night

Abbey Road

Yellow Submarine

Revolver

With The Beatles

Let It Be

Rubber Soul

Beatles For Sale

Help !

 

(Pointless Fact: this is the order I purchased them in. I listened to PPM , Sgt Pepper , Revolver and The White Album on a really long flight on one of those little entertainment systems on the back of the chairs back when I only had MMT.

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I listened to Sgt. Pepper first because I heard that it was like a concept album and it has to be heard as a full album (before this I just listened to new beatles songs as I heard about ones that a lot of people liked and came a lot).  At the time I was actually pretty disappointed, and I don't really get the whole concept alb thing even now.  It's grown on me a lot though, so now it's my second favorite album by them.

After that I listened to them in release order except I saved Abbey Road for last because I thought it would be a better way to end off and I had an inkling it would end up being my favorite album (I was right).

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22 May 2019
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Basically:

Sgt. Pepper

Revolver

Rubber Soul

Abbey Road

White Album

Magical Mystery Tour

Please Please Me

With The Beatles

A Hard Day's Night

Help !

Let It Be

Beatles For Sale

Yellow Submarine

When I first dug into the Beatles I natually chose the most acclaimed ones. Then I found myself obsessed with them and started covering their albums (mostly) in chronicle order.

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22 May 2019
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For me it was:

Revolver

Abbey Road

White Album

Magical Mystery Tour

Sgt Pepper

Rubber Soul

Beatles For Sale

Help

With The Beatles

Please Please Me

Let It Be

Yellow Submarine

 

I listened to most of them for the first time while studying for my finals last semester (which is also when I joined the forum).

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22 May 2019
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I can barely remember last week, let alone nearly 40 years ago.

EMI's budget label had just re-released several (group & solo) titles on their Music for Pleasure label at the time of John's murder (£1.99 an album compared to £5-ish for a standard price album).

Rock And Roll Music  they split into two volumes, using George Martin's remix which EMI hadn't used for the original 1976 release.

Volume One was my first purchase, from Woolworth's, the week of John's death, A Collection of Beatles Oldies the next, followed by Volume Two (or was that a Chrimble present?). Definitely for Chrimble 1980 I got the 126-track 8LP The Beatles Box which threw me in at the deep end, containing singles and big chunks of the albums as it did.

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I spent the first months of 1981 borrowing the studio albums in order from the local library and taping them, before heading into the Tony Sheridan and Star Club recordings.

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22 May 2019
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Holy crap, how do all you people remember this?!?

I have no idea what order I listened to their albums in. I know I listened to Live At The BBC and Past Masters after I finished the studio albums, but yeah, I have no idea what order the rest were in. 

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22 May 2019
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For me, I think the first Beatles albums I listened to in full were 1 and Sgt Pepper

After that, I think I listened to Revolver & Rubber Soul followed by the White Album and from there I just listened to everything. 

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22 May 2019
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For me, @50yearslate, John's murder changed my life. The first single I bought was (Just Like) Starting Over, at the same Woolworth's, on 6 December. I loved it for its Buddy Holly echoes. Two days later, the first person musically I'd invested in was dead.

When I got The Beatles Box for Chrimble that year, with it missing less than a hundred tracks of the canon, and having got used to listening to it in order, it made sense to get the proper albums out of the library in order to discover the tracks I was missing.

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22 May 2019
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For me, @50yearslate, John's murder changed my life. The first single I bought was (Just Like) Starting Over, at the same Woolworth's, on 6 December. I loved it for its Buddy Holly echoes. Two days later, the first person musically I'd invested in was dead.

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OK, how I came to acquire/hear the Beatles catalog piecemeal over a TWENTY YEAR period:

c. 1972 - In Kindergarten, I'm gifted with a bunch of my parents old singles, including Mom Bontee's "She Loves You "/"I'll Get You " on the Canadian Capitol label. (I also own 45s of "Uncle Albert ", "Hi Hi Hi " and "Bangla Desh")

1973-1979 - Grandparents buy me the "Listen To What The Man Said" single, and I buy "Goodnight Tonight" for myself. The Beatles are very much not forgotten by radio or anyone, so I know and enjoy many Beatles singles by decade's end (plus a few album cuts), but still only own the one actual 45.  

Early 1980 - First Beatles album! An aunt rescues a copy of "Meet The Beatles" from her church's rummage sale, thinking I might be interested. And I am, even though I only know the opening cut. Ultimately stunned at how enjoyable it all is - even their non-singles are great! - I decide I am *officially* a Beatles fan

Late 1980-1984 - In the wake of tragedy, and in the coming years, the radio is full of tributes, playing many, many hitherto-unfamiliar Beatles songs (and solo Lennon tracks) and I record much of them on cassette tapes. I devour "The Love You Make" and view "The Compleat Beatles" and "The Concert for Bangladesh" and smugly consider them "obviously" the most important band ever, and possibly the second-greatest (ZEP RULES!!), but I'm a cheap barsteward and buy nothing Beatlish except "Wings Greatest" and "Coming Up ".

1985 - Finally, my second full album! Pay a dollar for a scratched copy of "Abbey Road "

1986* - Floodgates open! Borrowed from library/cousin and dubbed to cassette: Beatles' 2nd Album, Something Else, Beatles '65, Revolver , Yellow Sub, Let It Be . Find used vinyl of Pepper, Hey Jude /Beatles Again, MMT and Help !, plus an 8-track "Rubber Soul ", and bought a brand new White Album new from the store (only Beatles vinyl I ever buy sealed)

 

(Zep now officially #2.)

 

Early 1987 - Yay, we finally get Parlophone LPS in Canada/worldwide! And CDs, for those with the tech! Uni friend/floormate is a Beatle freak who owns a CD player, and I'm happy to hear those first four UK albums proper for the first time along with him, after he buys them all at once. And I record cassette copies for myself, naturally. This is basically my introduction to PPM , the album; only the four most famous of the 14 tracks are known to me. 

Later in '87 - Parlophone releases much of the rest of the catalogue, and again my friend and I discover the original Rubbolver pair together properly for the first time. And again I'm happy to record analog copies. (Oddly, I have no recollection of hearing his "Help !", though I know he bought it.)

1988 - Past Masters i & ii released. I do hear my friend's copies but don't record them. 

1990-199x? - Buy my own CD player, dutifully buy my own formal Beatles CDs new & used over the next several years. I know that when I found the "Help !" CD used in 1993 I had the full catalogue in possession, but took a few more years to find used CDs to replace my cassettes of the 1963-64 albums. 

1995 - Hear "Free As A Bird ". Shrug.

Early 2004 - Let It Be ...Naked!

2009 - Buy the whole damn catalogue again, brand new, because why not?

2012? - ...and again, this time in MONO! ($10 at a yard sale! Possibly a bootleg; "Revolver " is faulty and clicks.)

(2010-2012 or so - Illegally download the Anthologies, the BBC sessions, Love, and a bunch of rarities)

 

*I can't completely recall in which order I heard all those 1986 acquisitions; I know I borrowed the early Capitols and "Let It Be " early in the year, "The Beatles" and "Revolver " were midsummer, and "Rubber Soul " was autumn. Oh, and around the time of that first batch of CDs, I'd found a copy of Y&T with an unblemished butcher sleeve, but the fake stereo was horrendous and I probably played it four times tops. In any event, I would've first heard "What Goes On " and John's missing "Revolver " trio on that album some weeks or months before hearing them in context on the proper Parlo CDs. 

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22 May 2019
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50yearslate said
Holy crap, how do all you people remember this?!?  

I remember crap like this. a-hard-days-night-john-6

TL;DR version:
Yellow Submarine Songtrack
Sgt Pepper
MMT
White Album
Abbey Road
AHDN
Rubber Soul
Revolver
WTB
PPM
BFS
LIB
Yellow Submarine (original)

Long story version:

First album: Yellow Submarine Songtrack . Spent many happy eight-year-old hours with the CD singing, playing badminton-racket-guitar, and drumming with chopsticks on furniture. heart

Then I discovered Sgt Pepper , Magical Mystery Tour , and the White Album (in that order) and began to revise my track-listing-memory to the track-lists of the albums that the YSS songs originated from. I also discovered Abbey Road but at the time it seemed a little too grown-up for my ten-year-old self to relate to... later, young Beatlebug!

A couple of years passed (the Dark Years of forgotten Beatlemania) and I was getting back into the band, this time the earlier stuff, and I think I heard A Hard Day's Night , Rubber Soul , Revolver , Please Please Me , With The Beatles , and Beatles For Sale in something like that order. I didn't hear Let It Be until later, and only heard the original YS album fairly recently.

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22 May 2019
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50yearslate said
Holy crap, how do all you people remember this?!?

  

To be fair I listened to all the albums only a few months ago all within the span of 3 weeks at most.  It also probably helped that it was in release order (mostly).

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22 May 2019
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Oh, I guess that probably helps. I don't remember much of my early childhood at all a-hard-days-night-paul-7 let alone the order in which I heard the Beatles albums...

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22 May 2019
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I mean if you asked me in what order I heard the beatles songs that I heard before the albums I would have absolutely no clue so in that sense I get it.

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22 May 2019
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Take all of the albums. Put it in reverse order. That's how I listened to them

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PurplishRain said
Take all of the albums. Put it in reverse order. That's how I listened to them

  

In order of recording or of release?

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50yearslate said

PurplishRain said

Take all of the albums. Put it in reverse order. That's how I listened to them

 

  

In order of recording or of release?

  

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First album I listened to was Please Please Me and then maybe Yellow Submarine .

I listened to the Red and Blue albums a lot before I heard any studio albums though. 

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@Von Bontee said
Early 1994 - Let It Be ...Naked!

Which came out in November 2003...

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23 May 2019
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^^Wow, VB, the time traveler!

tbh I have no idea the order I listened to the albums. I heard a lot of miscellaneous songs, so I can't really remember the order of the albums. I know that in 2009, when my mum bought the box set of CDs for my dad's 40th birthday, my dad showed them all to me and said 'pick one, we have a 30 minute car trip ahead of us so one of these will last us the whole way' and I chose Magical Mystery Tour because the cover was pretty cool.

After that, it's anyone's guess. Probably the canonical order because I did (and still do) A LOT of cherrypicking, as did (and still does) my dad. 

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First real Beatles release i ever listened to was Twist And Shout Ep. Then i got Rock And Roll Music vol.2 , then Past Masters and then the albums. Can not remember in what order...i just know let it be was the last one i got... untill their new bunch of special editions releases. I'm not interested at all in owning/listening to Love or 1

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