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A song that blew you away when you first heard it
15 June 2021
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No Reply ‘ is one I played endlessly upon first hearing; being the first track on ‘BFS’ helped as it was on cassette so easy to find the start of the song. That would have been about 28 years ago and I still adore it.

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meanmistermustard said
No Reply ‘ is one I played endlessly upon first hearing; being the first track on ‘BFS’ helped as it was on cassette so easy to find the start of the song. That would have been about 28 years ago and I still adore it.

  

My initial hearing of that song was tainted, because by the time I finally heard the real full song in the mid-80s (on “Beatles ’65”), I’d already heard the first verse sung 90000 times (by fake Dutch moptops) in the godawful “Stars on 45” medley five years previous. 

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10 July 2021
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When it comes to mind, Let it Be is the song I first listened to when I was young! 🙂

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What You’re Doing. The harmonising and solo are just out of this world.

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This period has some great little Byrds style riffs as well, but the Beatles’ feel stronger and heavier while the Byrds’ riffs are almost lingering into the clouds. George was surely taking influence from McGuinn during Rubber Soul , yet Beatles For Sale predate Feel A Whole Lot Better by a couple of months. Interesting connection if there is one, as What You’re Doing is very Byrds-esque

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Rain because of Ringo’s drums, the vocals and the lyrics.

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I’ve said this before, I think, but hearing In My Life for the first time hit me for six. It was like an epiphany, a life affecting experience. I sat down thinking about it afterwards for a good while. I don’t post lies. This is all true.

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Timothy said
I’ve said this before, I think, but hearing In My Life for the first time hit me for six. It was like an epiphany, a life affecting experience. I sat down thinking about it afterwards for a good while. I don’t post lies. This is all true.

  

You are in good company, @Timothy

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As I recall, I Want You (She’s So Heavy) blew my mind when I heard it. I couldn’t imagine that a band from the sixties could’ve made a song so cosmically epic and heavy. 

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