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Ranking Past Masters
1 February 2013
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This topic is about ranking the two LPs indivudual or together. I find it easier indvidual. But sadly, I'll have to get back to on this. Right now my brain isn't in a good mood and it might wxplode if I do so right now.

 

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What are the two LPs, Mono Masters and Past Masters ?

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What are the two LPs, Mono Masters and Past Masters ?

 

No, I meant the two volumes of Past Masters . Sorry for the confusing, have an apple. apple01a-hard-days-night-john-5

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I'm sorry, I do not understand all these "list songs on album from best to worst" threads that are cropping up all over the forum. They just don't make sense to me. Discussions about the merits/demerits of an album, yes, but ranking, I just don't get it. Maybe a running poll of all songs officially released would be interesting, but I hate seeing this done to individual albums. And Past Masters is such a wide and varied collection because of it's nature. I won't be ranking it's contents, either as Vol. 1/2, or as a whole.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Yeah, especially with a compilation album like Past Masters .

I couldn't rank them even if I tried anyways, but I think there's a pretty good chance that Hey Jude would be first (I don't like the Past Masters version quite as much as I do the mono version, though).

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I don't like the Past Masters , I only listen to the Mono Masters with two stereo tracks namely Ballad of John and Yoko and Old Brown Shoe . Likewise I don't like ranking albums, songs and album covers because you just can't.

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I listen to the mono versions of every album preferably (except for the albums that were stereo-only: Abbey Road and Let It Be and the singles at the end of Past Masters )

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I ripped up Past Masters and Mono Masters and placed the songs into their time related albums. Also switch between the mono and stereo lps as many tracks have different mixes. Hardly ever play the '87 remixes of Help ! and Revolver tho.

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I ripped up Past Masters and Mono Masters and placed the songs into their time related albums. Also switch between the mono and stereo lps as many tracks have different mixes. Hardly ever play the '87 remixes of Help ! and Revolver tho.

Me neither. In fact, since I got the Beatles in Mono box set, I hardly ever listen to the stereo mixes of any of the albums until 1969 when they are only in stereo.

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Should have written Help ! and Rubber Soul . Revolver wasnt remixed in '87. Stupid boy.

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Considering that Past Masters contains all of the Beatles non British album singles from Love Me Do to Let it Be, I think it should be ranked very highly. The only things I skip are the German language versions. I'm part of the generation who cut it's Beatle teeth on the Red and Blue albums. It wasn't that hard of a transition

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Easy

 

33) I Call Your Name - trash. so derivative and uninventive it's painful. 1/10

32) Thank You Girl - again, early B side with no spark whatsoever. 2/10

31) I'll Get You - same. 2/10

30) Love Me Do - I get that it’s a classic but still. I really dislike it. 2/10

29) Long Tall Sally - Paul butchering an excellent song by Little Richard. a song composed for the voice of Richard, just doesn't fit the Beatles arrangement at all. 3/10

28) Matchbox - Ringo is decent but it also doesn't add nothing to the table. 3/10

27) Slow Down - a decent riff but it just lacks energy. 4/10

26) Bad Boy - this one does have energy, but doesn't have a good riff, you just gotta pick which one you prefer. 4/10

25) Across The Universe - sounds even worse than the original version. it doesn’t sound like what John wanted at all. 5/10

24) The Inner Light - I like how it starts and ends, but the slow harmonies throughout the song kills the mood for me. 5/10

23) Old Brown Shoe - reminds me of For You Blue , just a normal country pace interpreted by Harrison, again, nothing special. 5/10

22) Komm, gib mir deine Hand - why should I care about this? 6/10

21) She's A Woman - a decent rock tune, with a roughness to it. I like it. 6/10

20) From Me To You - a classic, but it has aged very poorly. 6/10

19) I'm Down - HOW COULD YOU LAUGH?! I mean the energy is there even if it's not that creative of a melody. 6/10

18) Lady Madonna - I always thought it was overrated, generally because I don't like the bridge at all. the overall vibe is something I approve of tho. 6/10

17) Revolution - very good, but very bloated. maybe it help the vibe but for a 3-minute song, it gets old pretty fast. 6/10

16) She libel dish - same as before, I just like “She Loves You ” better than “I Want To Hold Your Hand ”. 7/10

15) Day Tripper - a killer riff, with a decent verse and chorus. 7/10

14) Get Back - cool. 7/10

13) I Want To Hold Your Hand - this one aged as a good document of pop in the 1960s. a great hit that works as a document more than an actual song. 7/10

12) Yes It Is - This Boy , but not as good. 7/10

11) I Feel Fine - vocal melodies are sharp as hell. and this is not even one of my favourite tracks. 7/10

10) The Ballad Of John And Yoko - I find it creative, fun to listen to, and has a great hook. 7/10

9) She Loves You - maybe not a Revolver type of eight out of ten, but just a really energetic and stimulating rock tune by the Beatles. a classic in every sense of the word; imitated, never duplicated. just top notch 60s pop. the best from its era. 8/10

8) Let It Be - I prefer the album solo but it is still great. 8/10

7) We Can Work It Out - a great production point for the band. the harmonium adds a lot of personality to the song, as well as the 3/4 break. really innovative. 8/10

6) You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) - I don't know why tho. I've always felt this song gets a lot of hate from people who have never heard an avant-garde song in their life, and can't function musically outside of the normal conventions of pop structure instead of actually a good piece of sound. generally the same demographic that prefers early Beatles material. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) starts off with a freaky instrumental that sounds prophetic to 90s R&B, with claps that sound like pop from the 2000s. it's scarily futuristic. the melody of "you, you know, you know my name - look up the number" is great, and the break in the middle is funny, stimulating, it has great studio noise background and latin instrumentation, followed by a piano ending just as creative and careless. the studio chemistry is palpable, and I know it's just a play around but it is such an interesting one, and it actually gets me interested through the entire thing. and it's 4:20 minutes, come on, have a sense of humour. 8/10

5) Don't Let Me Down - even the studio version has grown on me. the rooftop version is easily a ten out of ten, but the studio version has its issues. it's slower, the organ work is a little lazier and the vocal melodies are not as passionate. still, the chillness of the track is very soothing, and the instrumentation follows it well. 8/10

4) This Boy - simple but great, just like this paragraph. 8/10

3) Paperback Writer - a unique and exciting piece of fast rock, with fantastic storytelling lyrics and orgasmic vocal harmonies. surely one of their best A sides. 9/10

2) Hey Jude - absolutely fantastic even though it is not that complex of a song. it compensates in scale. the lyrics are also simple, but are gorgeous. and as a song, it sounds like the feeling of knowing that after a long storm, you aren't alone anymore. the chant at the end of the song is one of the most memorable melodies of all time, and also, one of the best melodies of all time. perfect 7 minute song, that could be 20 minutes and it would be just as good. 10/10

1) Rain - a three minute miracle, and their best B side, just goes to show how good they could be to have a B side of the calibre. it evolves perfectly, and it is reflective of one of the most beautiful sounds on rock history. melancholic and sad, as well as hopeful. it is philosophical and it is accompanied by perfect instrumentation, drums and guitars are on point. I get chills every time I listen to it. 10/10

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