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What song/single/LP did The Beatles peak with artistically?
13 March 2015
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Penny Lane is wonderful on imagery (and trumpet!) and I think Rain is pretty fab lyric-wise (basic summation: It doesn't matter what the weather is like, you can just choose to not care-- it's all in ya mind). But I agree otherwise-- good choices, @Mr. Kite. a-hard-days-night-george-9apple01

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30 March 2015
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Song:  It's very difficult to pick up just one song. Although for different reasons I adore Strawberry Fields Forever and Hey Jude , I think their peak is A Day In The Life , which has all those little thing that make it really unique: the melody, the reverb on vocals, the way the section by Paul fits with the rest, the orchestration, Ringo counting the bars, the alarm clock, the final chord... 

Single: Strawberry Fields Forever Penny Lane wins hands down. Two masterpieces, perfect counterparts of each other. By the way, yesterday I bought this at a street market...

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Album: Probably Abbey Road. Other albums have a stronger tracklist intended as collection of songs, but their last recorded album is artistically the best from an overall point of view. More polished and better balanced than Sgt Pepper , more diverse than Revolver .

31 March 2015
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I think it was Mal Evans counting the bars of in A Day In The Life , wasn't it?

I would argue that they never peaked.  There were times when they trod water for an album or so (With The Beatles , Beatles For Sale , Help !, Magical Mystery Tour , Let It Be ), but apart from those, every album showed some sort of progression from what had preceded it.

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