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What Is Your Favorite Beatles Album!
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Revolver and Sgt Pepper . Love them both equally. Revolver is a great summer album, and Pepper is, well,THE masterpiece. I listen to the Beatles every day, and Sgt Pepper and Revolver are the 2 albums I listen to the most

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@Father McKenzie  said
Revolver and Sgt Pepper . Love them both equally. Revolver is a great summer album, and Pepper is, well,THE masterpiece. I listen to the Beatles every day, and Sgt Pepper and Revolver are the 2 albums I listen to the most 

These are also my favourites together with the White Album . I wonder though, what do you exactly mean by 'Revolver is a great summer album'? Does the whole album have a warm and carefree sound to you, just like summer? Or something else?

I hope you don't mind me asking, I'm just extremely intrigued by what other people think about Revolver 's overall atmosphere and 'summer' is a really new thought.a-hard-days-night-george-9 

For me, Revolver has always sounded like floating through a tunnel like that:

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Only that the tunnel's surrounding is somewhat wobbly and really colourful... a bit like my avatar, perhaps, now that I think about it.a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Not once does the diversity seem forced -- the genius of the record is how the vaudevillian "When I'm 64" seems like a logical extension of "Within You Without You" and how it provides a gateway to the chiming guitars of "Lovely Rita. - Stephen T. Erlewine on Sgt Pepper's

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Martha said

@Father McKenzie  said
Revolver and Sgt Pepper . Love them both equally. Revolver is a great summer album, and Pepper is, well,THE masterpiece. I listen to the Beatles every day, and Sgt Pepper and Revolver are the 2 albums I listen to the most 

These are also my favourites together with the White Album . I wonder though, what do you exactly mean by 'Revolver is a great summer album'? Does the whole album have a warm and carefree sound to you, just like summer? Or something else?

I hope you don't mind me asking, I'm just extremely intrigued by what other people think about Revolver 's overall atmosphere and 'summer' is a really new thought.a-hard-days-night-george-9 

For me, Revolver has always sounded like floating through a tunnel like that:

revolver.jpgImage Enlarger

Only that the tunnel's surrounding is somewhat wobbly and really colourful... a bit like my avatar, perhaps, now that I think about it.a-hard-days-night-george-10

Warm and carefree, yeah I'd go along with that. Songs like Here,There and Everywhere,Good Day Sunshine ,Got To Get You Into My Life , I'm Only Sleeping ....these songs just seem summery to me. I can imagine driving around on a hot summers day, and having Revolver playing. I don't know,maybe that's just me though. It's a really chilled and laid back album, really easy to listen to,if that makes sense

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Father McKenzie said

Warm and carefree, yeah I'd go along with that. Songs like Here,There and Everywhere,Good Day Sunshine ,Got To Get You Into My Life , I'm Only Sleeping ....these songs just seem summery to me. I can imagine driving around on a hot summers day, and having Revolver playing. I don't know,maybe that's just me though. It's a really chilled and laid back album, really easy to listen to,if that makes sense  

Interesting. I got an LP copy of Revolver last Christmas and listened to it over and over so for me Revolver is totally wintry. 

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Interesting. I got an LP copy of Revolver last Christmas and listened to it over and over so for me Revolver is totally wintry.   

I love that though,how we can listen to the same thing as fans,and get different things from the songs, different moods, different experiences, and how a certain track or album can make us think of something or someone in particular (for example, whenever I hear Norwegian Wood ,I think of my mum,as it's her favourite Beatles song). It's good for a forum though,as it gives different points of view, and makes for good debate

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The albums I tend to play the most are Revolver , Magical Mystery Tour and Abbey Road . All three are brilliant but its probably between Revolver and MMT for me, I think Revolver is their best but Magical Mystery was my first Beatles album, so maybe MMT, nah can't decide 🙂

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@iamthepaulrus: I think Magical Mystery Tour is underrated. I love that album too. Great avatar btwpaul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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@iamthepaulrus: I think Magical Mystery Tour is underrated. I love that album too.paul-mccartney-thumb_gif  

It contains John’s best songs on any Beatles album IMO. Or at least some of his most iconic. 

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I have said it before, and I will say it again, Magical Mystery Tour  is not a Beatles album, but rather a compilation of non-album material released in 1967 put together by Capitol because EPs never really took off in America, let alone a double-EP. Regarding it in the same way as something like Revolver , using the example above, is like comparing apples and bacon.

Don't get me wrong, it is a mighty fine compilation album, and an instance where Capitol got it right (unlike, say, The Beatles Again (Hey Jude - which is a bit of a bizarre hodgepotch), but it remains a compilation album of non-album tracks. The Beatles never went into the studio to record an album called Magical Mystery Tour , whereas Revolver  was an album that they went into the studio to record, that they planned as an album.

It's like being asked what your favourite pre-Pepper (the touring years) album is, and naming Parlophone's 1966 A Collection of Beatles Oldies...

I have no problem with people choosing a compilation as their favourite album, just with it being compared with their proper studio albums and being spoken about as if they put the same thought into it as they did with their studio albums when the only thought they put into it was to agree to it being released - and even that was probably more down to a business decision by Brian that they just nodded their heads to...

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