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Which is your favorite Beatle-period ?
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Early Beatles is best Beatles.

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I prefer the psychedelic era, not a very well kept secret but Revolver is just an incredible album, firing on all cylinders with an ambition matched by no other. 

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1962-1969

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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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So, what you got against 1970’s I Me Mine , @vonbontee? a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Psychedelic era all the way, love I Am The Walrus , Tomorrow Never Knows and Strawberry Fields

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Ron Nasty said
So, what you got against 1970’s I Me Mine , @vonbontee? a-hard-days-night-george-10

  

I like it fine on its own merits; but it depresses me too, knowing that John was effectively an ex-Beatle by that point. (I don’t consider “real love”/”Free As A Bird ” proper Beatles trax either)

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vonbontee said

Ron Nasty said

So, what you got against 1970’s I Me Mine , @vonbontee? a-hard-days-night-george-10

  

I like it fine on its own merits; but it depresses me too, knowing that John was effectively an ex-Beatle by that point. (I don’t consider “real love”/”Free As A Bird ” proper Beatles trax either)

  

They are not.

Let’s start a debate on what is a Beatles song which can flow into who sang the ahh’s!

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It’s time to reveal that it was me. I did the ahhs.

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I prefer mostly 1966-1968. Style and looks clearly 68, musically probably 67, even though the White Album is my favourite as a whole, but the best individual songs came from 67.

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1968 with the White Album .

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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Still the end of 1965. They looked incredibly cool, confident and together, knowing no one could touch them. This is when they strided off into the distance of their competitors who took 18 months or so to get near them again – and their competitors were Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, The Kinks etc, not your acts who had a few hits then faded away into obscurity.

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I love the ‘BFS’ photos but they were clearly knackered, in the above the energy is back.

 

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@meanmistermustard said
Still the end of 1965. They looked incredibly cool, confident and together, knowing no one could touch them. This is when they strided off into the distance of their competitors who took 18 months or so to get near them again – and their competitors were Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, The Kinks etc, not your acts who had a few hits then faded away into obscurity.

Ooo, that is just silliness including Dylan. After releasing Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited in 1965, end of 1965 into 1966, he’s recording an album that will make up one of rock’s Holy Trinities, and is generally regarded his greatest album, Blonde on Blonde. Bob was still very much giving them a run for their money and recording work considered equally as important as what the Boys were up to. And that’s without bringing in his live performances with The Hawks at the end of 1965, and their 1966 tour, which are considered some of the most important and influential live performances ever.

Yeah, he dropped off the map for a couple of years in mid-’66, using the motorcycle accident on 29 July 1966 to get off the treadmill Albert Grossman had him on, but up to that point they were very much running on a par with each other when it came to redefining what popular music could be and creating new paths for it to explore.

And Bob’s withdrawal was voluntary, you could call them his Watching The Wheels  years, but The Basement Tapes showed his still breaking barriers, even if it would take 8 years to officially scratch the surface of what he was doing in the Red Room and at Big Pink throughout 1967. Had he pulled an album, possibly a double, out of those sessions with The Hawks as they became The Band, it’d be considered as one of the great albums of 1967, with a lasting influence. Instead he chose to give many of the songs away, while his own versions would influence via the bootleg market.

There’s a reason his is only one of their contemporaries among the gallery of faces we find on the cover of Pepper (an album that was the antithesis of how he created and recorded music, with it involving more studio time than all of his ’60s studio recordings put together).

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meanmistermustard said
Still the end of 1965. They looked incredibly cool, confident and together, knowing no one could touch them. This is when they strided off into the distance of their competitors who took 18 months or so to get near them again – and their competitors were Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, The Kinks etc, not your acts who had a few hits then faded away into obscurity.

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I love the ‘BFS’ photos but they were clearly knackered, in the above the energy is back.

 

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It’s funny that they are standing in the same position/order in both photos.

65 and 66 for me. They were still enjoying being Beatles (apart from touring) and their music was cool and still act, record and played as a unit. 

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Starr Shine? said
Early Beatles is best Beatles.

  

I agree. The tracks they recorded after they quit being a touring band are great but in a different way.

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1967 & 1968 for me.

Pepper, MMT & the White Album , all within 1 year.  Mind blowing….

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All of it.

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1967 & 1968 for me.

Pepper, MMT & the White Album , all within 1 year.  Mind blowing….

  

I think Pepper was started in late ’66 with SFF, PL and WI64 and the White Album wasn’t completed and released until towards the end of ’68, so a 2 year period really? Still an amazing amount of brilliant music in that time though!

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I think my favourite period is ’65-67′. I would say from Rubber Soul to Pepper inclusive, but then two of my favourite songs … ‘A Ticket To Ride ‘ and ‘Walrus’ … are just outside that timescale, so I have to include those too! 🙂

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