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Beatles songs you love now that you used to dislike
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Starr Shine?
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8 August 2014 - 2.07pm

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Fixing A Hole- i didn't like this song because i thought it was boring but it grew on me.

 

Blue Jay Way- I thought it was rubbish but later i ended loving it for i don't know for what reason, maybe George's acid vocals.

That song Blue Jay Way seems to eventually grow on everyone

 

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8 August 2014 - 2.33pm

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Ringo's drums. That's just become my play next track.

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8 August 2014 - 6.38pm

The Fool On The Hill and Let it be.

Now are one of my best songs.

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9 August 2014 - 7.02pm

I'm still not a big fan of The Fool On The Hill. I like everything about it except for the flutes. They give me a migraine!

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9 August 2014 - 7.03pm

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The Fool On The Hill from Anthology 2 doesn't have the flutes (Though it has the recorder)

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10 August 2014 - 1.12am

Hope I haven't mentioned it so far on this thread, but "You Know My Name" is probably the most dramatic example. I rarely played it when I only owned it as a scratched-up B-side of a "Let It Be" single, and I didn't like the chord changes or the way J&P shout out the title at the beginning. But it grew on me over the years, especially after I could hear it clearly on "Past Masters", and I grew to appreciate it and then like it. But I didn't LOVE it until assembling the full version out of the two released-yet-incomplete versions, and could appreciate the entire conception and craftsmanship and drugged inspiration that resulted in such an ultimately wonderful and unprecedented highlight (Top 30 for me, probly) of the whole damn catalog.

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10 August 2014 - 1.30am

vonbontee said
Hope I haven't mentioned it so far on this thread, but "You Know My Name" is probably the most dramatic example. 

Yeah, I didn't care for You Know My Name the first time I heard it, but it grew on me pretty quickly. Actually, my favorite part of it was the shouting, and probably still is. That said, I find it all an entertaining, fun listen.

 

Within You Without You - "boring" would have been an adequate description of my thoughts on this one a while ago. Very long with not much excitement of any sort in it. However, I love it now - brilliant lyrics, actually quite a nice melody sung by George, and I now appreciate the relaxed instrumentation.

Dig A Pony - The first time I heard this one was on YouTube, not too long before I got the actual album. I thought it was kinda... eh. Great riff, but I disliked how the chorus builds up quickly before fizzling out completely. Now, I have no clue why I thought that was a problem before, because I love the song now.

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10 August 2014 - 3.54am

It's All Too Much is a song I didn't really notice much when I first heard it, but now I absolutely love it.

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10 August 2014 - 5.54am

vonbontee said
Hope I haven't mentioned it so far on this thread, but "You Know My Name" is probably the most dramatic example. 

Haha OK, I just took a look, and I did say almost exactly the same thing on page one four months ago!

But that was under the "Von Bontee" persona, so I guess I'll just leave it as it is.

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10 August 2014 - 6.09am

I used to always skip Within You, Without You but now I love that song.

Yesterday was the first time I actually listened to I Want You (She's so Heavy) in full. I used to think it was repetitive, but I love John's solo.

Strangely enough I didn't used to like Come Togethera-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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10 August 2014 - 2.44pm

Within You Without You - When I first listened to Sgt Pepper this was the song I never really liked. It took me 3 years for me to really get into the song, and now it has to be one of my favourite songs by The Beatles.

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10 August 2014 - 3.47pm

So many people are mentioning Within You Without You! I'm surprised. Well not really, but you know what I mean.

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13 August 2014 - 3.33am

I used to dislike Doctor Robert, but I've come around on it a bit. Wouldn't say I love it, but I do like it now.

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14 August 2014 - 3.36am

Because was a song I didn't like growing up. I could never figure out why exactly, just that I didn't like the sound. Now I know why; the distorted harpsichord wasn't exactly the most pleasing thing. However, as I've grown up more, I come back to it as being one of the prime examples of both the Beatles talents as excellent singers (Pete Townshend once said if you take the vocals out of the music, it sounds "flippin' lousy." I don't agree, but I like plugging useless facts ahdn_george_06) but also of John Lennon's touch for the far out lyrics that are strangely beautiful. 

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14 August 2014 - 10.25pm

Within You Without You was over my head when I was a kid.  I used to carefully place the needle on to When I'm 64 when I flipped over the record to avoid it.

Now it is one of my favorites on Sgt. Pepper.  What really helped me get into it was reading Geoff Emerick's account of recording it in his book.  I love behind the scenes stories on how a song is created; it adds to my appreciation when I understand and hear all the efforts involved.  I was amazed that George Martin created able to create a score for the western orchestral instruments when he only had the Indian instruments to go by.  He should get a writing credit on that song.  Now I hear the song as a wonderful amalgamation of eastern and western music, and the lyrical message reinforces. 

 

Sun King used to scare me as a kid for some reason.  Once I saw the guitar chords written out its beauty came to me.

I hope some day I could appreciate Blue Jay Way.  I hate to think there is a Beatles song out there that I don't like, but that's still one.  I would love to know what others see in that song. 

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14 August 2014 - 10.50pm

When i was in Primary school, so about 10 years old, and got punished exercises (you had to write out that you wouldn't do what you had done but shouldn't have x amount of times depending on what it was you had done) Pepper side 2 was always my listening choice and i always carefully placed the needle at the start of 'When I'm Sixty-Four' as 'Within You, Without You' was too weird. Adore 'WYWY' now.

As for 'Blue Jay Way' i see Ringo's drumming in it, saves the whole track for me does Richie and his drum kit.

Was hearing it today and remembered that for years i didn't care for 'Michelle' at all, now i really like it due to Paul's wonderful vocal. And i can't remember if it posted it but another was 'Till There Was You', love it now mainly because of George's incredible solo. Worth the admission fee just to hear that.ahdn_george_01

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14 August 2014 - 11.00pm

I love George's solo on that too. It's one of the nicest and warmest guitar solos I've ever heard.

Michelle is one of those mediocre songs that I like but don't really get what all the fuss is about. Love the solo at the end though. Hate the intro.

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14 August 2014 - 11.43pm

ohthatmagicfeeling said
Within You Without You was over my head when I was a kid.  I used to carefully place the needle on to When I'm 64 when I flipped over the record to avoid it.

Now it is one of my favorites on Sgt. Pepper.  What really helped me get into it was reading Geoff Emerick's account of recording it in his book.  I love behind the scenes stories on how a song is created; it adds to my appreciation when I understand and hear all the efforts involved.  I was amazed that George Martin created able to create a score for the western orchestral instruments when he only had the Indian instruments to go by.  He should get a writing credit on that song.  Now I hear the song as a wonderful amalgamation of eastern and western music, and the lyrical message reinforces. 

 

Sun King used to scare me as a kid for some reason.  Once I saw the guitar chords written out its beauty came to me.

I hope some day I could appreciate Blue Jay Way.  I hate to think there is a Beatles song out there that I don't like, but that's still one.  I would love to know what others see in that song. 

I didn't love Blue Jay Way at first either, but I came to appreciate it because it's a sleepy, relaxed song, but at the same time it has this subtle, almost dark or creepy, kind of tension below the surface. 

I love how that little tinge of creepiness sets off the rest of the song.

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15 August 2014 - 12.17am

I didn't get George's "indian" songs before, but now I'm absolutely amazed with them. My favorite is "The Inner Light".

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15 August 2014 - 1.14am

@StrawberryWalrus I think a lot of people feel that way about George's Indian songs. I know I certainly do. It's kind of nice, actually. Sort of like uncovering lost gems that you never really noticed before.

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