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Which Beatle's Album Have You Listened To The Most?
12 July 2022
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I’ve been getting my thoughts together for a post on how the Get Back documentary has affected my impression of the Beatles. This process made me realize that the album Ive listened to the most since the breakup is Abbey Road (it’s not even close). It’s odd because in my album rankings, Abbey Road comes in at #5. Not sure how to explain this…

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Also curiously, the solo album I have listen to the most in the last 50 years is easily Band On The Run . In my rankings of all the solo albums combined, it ranks #4.

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Well, as far as playing full things start-to-finish,..possibly AR or Pepper, because they were the first actual two canon albums I found/owned (predated by Capitol’s Meet the Beatles). Rubber Soul /Revolver and even PPM are wY up there too…

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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It is difficult to say … Help ! and A Hard Day’s Night were the first 2 albums I bought, after buying the Red and Blue compilation albums in the mid 70s as a teenager, so I listened to those a lot, especially Help ! over the years.

In the last 10 years, it is probably Revolver .

Strangely, Sgt. Pepper would maybe the least played of the proper albums from Rubber Soul onwards, but when I do, I really enjoy it! So I should play it more often! 🙂

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Probably The White Album and Rubber Soul . I’ve been giving A Hard Days Night a good run recently though.

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1.The Beatles 2.Sgt. Pepper 3.Abbey Road 4.Magical Mystery Tour 5.Rubber Soul 6.Revolver 7.Help! 8.Let It Be
9.A Hard Day’s Night 10.Please Please Me 11.Beatles For Sale 12.With The Beatles 13.Yellow Submarine

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13 July 2022
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Its important to note that I heard/acquired/discovered/learned the Beatles discography piecemeal over a twenty year span, as fully documented on another thread….

And in the cases of “Revolver /Rubber Soul “, my first versions were the Capitol ones, which I were still trying to fully absorb when the Parlo discs arrived, and I soon began playing those instead: cassette copies dubbed from a digitized friend and then eventually my own after buying a CD player in 1990. And by that time, as often as not I’d be using the shuffle feature, especially for that astounding 1965/66 pair…and therefore maybe skipped a track or two, so maybe that negates/disqualify the entire listening session? Who knows…

I’m still pretty sure that ar/SPLHCB are the ones I’ve start-to-finished most frequently. Notably, I almost never shuffle either of those.

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13 July 2022
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Taking childhood into account, ‘Love Songs’, ‘Pepper’ or ’20 Greatest Hits’ as those are the albums my father had on cassette and we played them often when on holiday. 

Nowadays it would be ‘Abbey Road ‘ as it’s the one album I revert back to the beginning if ever wanting to play from a middle track. ‘Help !’ would probably be second as it’s the first studio album of theirs I bought and played repeatedly.

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I find this topic very interesting. When I asked the question, I didn’t take into account ones age and access to the LPs. Do you think in general that your ranking positions and listening habits are aligned? 

I think for me, most of the albums evoke emotions beyond enjoying the music. It is hard for me to listen to them all the way through without doing lots of thinking. For some reason, I can just get lost in Abbey Road until “Once there was a way to get back homeward…” knocks me upside the head.

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White Album , and it ain’t even close! apple02

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White Album , and it ain’t even close! apple02

  

I’ve played sides 2/4 significantly  less often than 1/3; rarely play(ed) all four in one huge 90-minute gulp.

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I couldn’t tell. When I was a kid I listened a lot to the last of their albums that I had bought. Until I had enough money to buy another one and then that would be the most listened to and so on…

Nowadays i think Live At The BBC and Please Please Me are my most listened to as i’m in an “early period” mode, kind of.

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Probably Abbey Road .

Followed by the White Album , Live At The BBC , and Let It Be , which tends to be underrated in my opinion – although the addition of Don’t Let Me Down would have helped.

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Shamrock Womlbs said
I couldn’t tell. When I was a kid I listened a lot to the last of their albums that I had bought. Until I had enough money to buy another one and then that would be the most listened to and so on…

Now I really think about it, until Rubber Soul I was mostly a needle dropper. I believe it started with the first Beatles album I owned because I played She Loves You obsessively for a year. beatlemaniacs_02_gifI couldn’t even tell you what the song that preceded it on the album was. Also AHDN and HELP were soundtrack albums in the US, so there was no choice but to listen to single tracks (unless you enjoyed the George Martin Orchestra). george-martin Rubber Soul , Revolver , & Sgt. Pepper were definitely more full listens than not. It was especially fun to enjoy these albums in group settings. MMT and White were again more in the needle drop group. I did have a few epic full listens to the White that were timed just right to fall asleep to; “Good night, good night, everybody/Everybody everywhere/Good night”.a-hard-days-night-ringo-7 I listened to LIB from start to end a lot due to an issue with my car stereo.  https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..e/#p342581

I don’t think I have played any of the post breakup releases all the way through (with the exception of the initial listen). The only Beatles CD my daughter owns is the Love soundtrack, which she plays whenever we drive somewhere. heartThat may be #2 after Abbey Road for full Beatles album listens since 1970.

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