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Favorite song from Live At The BBC?
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MrMoonlight
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7 May 2014 - 11.49am

I really love I'll Be On My Way, I Just Don't Understand, and the variations on All My Loving and Things We Said Today.

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7 May 2014 - 11.54am

Oh, and also a very special mention to Johnny B. Goode - I had a dream that the Beatles covered it and when I woke up I was depressed that they actually didn't.

Then I found this. I grin every time.

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5 June 2015 - 3.38am

It's got to be 'i just don't understand' .... a typical example of the beatles taking rare source material and transforming it into something amazingly powerful. Johns vocal performance is stunningly emotional.

'Live At The BBC' is a favourite of mine as it lets you hear the band in an almost live set up,communicating to their fans directly and having a whale of a time into the process.

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5 June 2015 - 3.57am

Soldier Of Love.  Blew my socks off when I first heard it.

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5 June 2015 - 5.09am

Both 'I Just Don't Understand' and 'Soldier of Love' are excellent examples of how not only John (and his bandmates) could take others material and make their version the definitive one but how incredible a vocalist John was. The hurt, angst, longing, pain etc on 'I Just Don't Understand' is incredible. And a notable shout to George's guitar work. 

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5 June 2015 - 8.34pm

It's very difficult to choose just one. I adore this whole collection.

castironshore said

'Live At The BBC' is a favourite of mine as it lets you hear the band in an almost live set up,communicating to their fans directly and having a whale of a time into the process.

I could not agree more.apple01

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7 July 2015 - 5.22am

Amen to everything... more or less...

Why don't you put it on the toast?

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Bongo
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7 July 2015 - 7.11am

Well, I'll just have to give them all a listen again.  It's been too long! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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7 July 2015 - 7.37am

'I Just Don't Understand' is so wonderfully amazing...

Why don't you put it on the toast?

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7 July 2015 - 7.59am

^ I just don't understand. 

Maybe I will if I listen to it?... a-hard-days-night-george-10 

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7 July 2015 - 3.53pm

I forgot to remember to forget her.

I relate to that song more than I should 🙁

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7 July 2015 - 4.37pm

'I Forgot To Remember To Forgot' is an amazing cover that destroys the rendition by Elvis.

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8 July 2015 - 1.43pm

ahdn_paul_06One of my favorites as well. Love George's voice on it.

Sometimes late at night, while listening to my iPod, I will manually shuffle through songs as I think of them. Last night, I played a song from this album and could not get off of it. I just let 'er rip!

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9 July 2015 - 8.46am

Zig said 
Sometimes late at night, while listening to my iPod, I will manually shuffle through songs as I think of them. Last night, I played a song from this album and could not get off of it. I just let 'er rip!

You just can't beat an iPod/iTunes/iPhone/iPad etc....  You don't even have to get up off the bed to flip or change a record anymore!
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9 July 2015 - 9.07am

Bongo said

Zig said 
Sometimes late at night, while listening to my iPod, I will manually shuffle through songs as I think of them. Last night, I played a song from this album and could not get off of it. I just let 'er rip!

You just can't beat an iPod/iTunes/iPhone/iPad etc....  You don't even have to get up off the bed to flip or change a record anymore!
I love our generation!  heart

iBongo

In my opinion the act of listening to music has gotten so dull and impersonal. It seems like every generation will get a little more boring... from records (a ton of fun) to tapes (less fun) to CDs (less fun, but still a physical presence) to mp3s (snore). 

As for what Zig said, I sometimes do that when singing the songs. It's an interesting challenge for me to get out of the usual track progressions which I tend to stick to. 

The downside of that is I only think of songs I know I know how to sing... if I'm singing an album through (or attempting to) I will give a whack to songs I can't really sing, which is fun. And it's sort of revealing as to which songs I don't know well and could know better. 

End of off-topic ramble... a-hard-days-night-john-6

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9 July 2015 - 10.00am

Vinyl is fabulous but cassettes were awful, worse than cd's; for one the artwork was even smaller, another that the tape would always end up needing re-spooled after being tangled - or worse had to be cut*. I'd happily take the ipod/phone over a cd or cassette, solely down to convenience (the argument against is that you download air and the sound quality is worse). Havent played a cd in years and have no desire to do so. I generally buy them then rip them to my iTunes. 

 

Going back to the topic in hand I have nothing to add.

 

*That happened to my pre-1993 long-play single cassette of the 'Blue Album' (aka '1967 - 1970'). Somehow by complete chance the cuts worked by omitting the last verse only of 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds', cutting back to the chorus perfectly, and the same with part of 'Octopus' Garden'; they came out as some kind of odd promo edits.

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10 July 2015 - 2.37pm

meanmistermustard said
Vinyl is fabulous but cassettes were awful, worse than cd's; for one the artwork was even smaller, another that the tape would always end up needing re-spooled after being tangled - or worse had to be cut*. I'd happily take the ipod/phone over a cd or cassette, solely down to convenience (the argument against is that you download air and the sound quality is worse). Havent played a cd in years and have no desire to do so. I generally buy them then rip them to my iTunes. 

Totally agree. I know I mentioned this before, but I happily sold my CD's and haven't looked back.  iTunes is were it's at, and when I get nostalgic, I'll either look at my mono Parlophone records while playing my iTunes, or go down to my basement and actually play the records on my old stereo with a turntable, but I tire of that fast.

And yes cassettes were great for making copies for the car, but that is all.  I made my own greatest hits, never bought pre-recorded cassettes.

I am presently and have been since yesterday, listening to the "BBC recordings", and they are fun, but will tire of them too soon enough. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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10 July 2015 - 3.09pm

A bit off-topic on the subject of cassettes: When I was in Germany about 2 years back, I'd picked up about 10 cassettes or so of Beatles/solo stuff (Double Fantasy, Wings yada yada) that were released in the late 80's to mid 90's because I hadn't them on CD and having it on cassette was better than nothing. I was expecting to pay maximum €20  to take the cassettes of the seller's hands, he wanted €80 for them. EIGHTY EURO FOR CASSETTES?!? I just looked at him and said "ahh...no" and slowly put them back down and walked out of his shop. Who the hell would spend €8 on a cassette? I'd pay €4 maximum for one and that would have to be basically brand new! I could have bought all of those records on good quality vinyl for less than €80.

But I did manage to get a new cassette of Extra Texture (Read All About It) for €1.50 in another shop so.... win-win?

 

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I stopped paying anywhere past £3 or £4 for a cassette before the end of the Twentieth Century, nowadays i wouldnt pay anywhere near £1. I dont normally pay more than a few quid for a CD nowadays unless its Beatles or solo and brand new off the expensive music shop floor and not available any cheaper online.

 

I first bought 'Live At The BBC' on cassette and didnt get the CD for a good few years. Still seems strange when playing the album that i dont have to turn over after 'Clarabella' or that i have to scroll down past 35 songs or so to get to 'Crinsk Dee Night'. And, going off topic, I cannot get the grasp of 'Help' opening with 'Help'; in my world it should open with 'I Need You' as that's how i grew up with it for years.

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10 July 2015 - 5.31pm

meanmistermustard said
I stopped paying anywhere past £3 or £4 for a cassette before the end of the Twentieth Century, nowadays i wouldnt pay anywhere near £1. I dont normally pay more than a few quid for a CD nowadays unless its Beatles or solo and brand new off the expensive music shop floor and not available any cheaper online.

 

I first bought 'Live At The BBC' on cassette and didnt get the CD for a good few years. Still seems strange when playing the album that i dont have to turn over after 'Clarabella' or that i have to scroll down past 35 songs or so to get to 'Crinsk Dee Night'. And, going off topic, I cannot get the grasp of 'Help' opening with 'Help'; in my world it should open with 'I Need You' as that's how i grew up with it for years.

Fool-money quickly part= me

I have a good few cassettes which I got for free including a cassette only manufactured in German featuring 20 of The Beatles' greatest hits- the sound is shoddy but there's something nice about listening to it for some reason. 

Here's a quick question about Beatles CDs, this thread has been completely derailed and I'm sorry Annadog40:

How much do the Anthology CDs cost over where ye live? Round here, they go for ridiculous amounts- I've seen upwards of €33/£24/US$36 for each album- it's just stupid prices that nobody would pay for. I wonder is it because they're slowly trying to cease producing the Anthology CDs (if they haven't already?) so they can rerelease  them along with the book and the documentaries (still have to read and watch them a-hard-days-night-paul-7) because they are going for expensive prices online as well and you can't get them in shops anymore (at least I couldn't). 

 

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