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With The Beatles - 50 Years
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meanmistermustard

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18 November 2013 - 3.05pm

With The Beatles turns 50 on Friday so what better way than to mark the event. 

A cracking LP that blows apart the idea of the difficult second album, it displaced Please Please Me at #1 in the UK album charts, which had held the top spot ever since its release back ion March 1963, and showed clear progression in the self-penned material (including the debut composition from George). Excellent covers also showed growth in the Beatles music.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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18 November 2013 - 3.16pm

One of my favourite Beatles albums, and by far one of the best ''pop'' albums of all time. I think it represents a move towards maturity - both musically and personally.

50 years - wow. And still we're talking about it. That speaks more volumes than anything.

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18 November 2013 - 9.02pm

I do love this album. It was born 16 days after me!

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18 November 2013 - 9.55pm

Zig said
I do love this album. It was born 16 days after me!

You two were "new" together. Sweet.

 

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When Im 64
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21 November 2013 - 11.37pm

Do not really know this thread was started yet, but on Nov 22 With the Beatles album turns 50 years old. Not really expecting this thread to last too long, but again just say what you want about it

 

 

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22 November 2013 - 12.56am

A pretty underrated album, takes time to know better - but also their first more consistent and self conscious one. I guess this is an important date. apple01

My favorite songs from it are "Not A Second Time", "All My Loving" and "Roll Over Beethoven".

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22 November 2013 - 1.38am

You actually brought up a good point about being an underrated album, but I have to say that my favorites are All My Loving, Roll Over Beethoven, Please Mr Postman, I Wanna Be Your Man, and money. I technically like the album, not the best, and do not understand why it is underrated. It is also the White Album's 45 birthday too.

 

 

 

 

 

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22 November 2013 - 1.48am

Highly underrated. I am still waiting for someone to write a song even close to Not A Second Time.

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22 November 2013 - 1.52am

robert said
Highly underrated. I am still waiting for someone to write a song even close to Not A Second Time.

Yeah, I  ever even heard a cover version either. If not that, good luck finding something similar.

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22 November 2013 - 2.10am

The Pretenders covered Not A Second Time in the early '90s, and in 2007 The Smithereens covered the whole of the Meet The Beatles as Meet The Smithereens, which - of course - included - Not A Second Time.

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meanmistermustard

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22 November 2013 - 2.22am

We have another thread for this, might be an idea to merge.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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22 November 2013 - 2.35am

What I do not get is that it is underrated. Why, it is such a good album.

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22 November 2013 - 2.38am

Thanks, I will just be replying to that. Quick question, will that be for all the 50th anniversaries or just With the Beatles album.

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22 November 2013 - 2.39am

mja6758 said
The Pretenders covered Not A Second Time in the early '90s, and in 2007 The Smithereens covered the whole of the Meet The Beatles as Meet The Smithereens, which - of course - included - Not A Second Time.

Thanks, I am going to have to hear that. Unless it is a bad cover, then second thoughts.

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22 November 2013 - 2.41pm

A fantastic album. As much as I love Please Please Me, With the Beatles is a far superior album both visually and sonically. The leap in maturity and confidence is huge.

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fabfouremily
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22 November 2013 - 5.42pm

^Yeah, I agree with that 100%. I can't believe the jump they made between the first two albums sometimes. Don't get me wrong, I love PPM, but artistically speaking, I think With is much more superior.

Today's been such a whirlwind, I almost forgot it's the anniversary a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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22 November 2013 - 5.46pm

"What I do not get is that it is underrated. Why, it is such a good album."

 

For quite a long time this was my less favorite album - that changed after discovering some of their middle-era albums (Revolver and Rubber Soul). I listened to this and PPM and I was quite surprised to realise now I prefer this one. Not A Second Time probably played a role in that, it's still my favorite song from this album.

Not as good as AHDN, but quite better than PPM.

"You say you'll change the constitution?

Well, you know

We all want to change your head." 

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fabfouremily
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22 November 2013 - 5.52pm

Just FYI, I merged the two threads as mmm created the same one a few days ago. Please, see if anyone has beaten you to it before creating new threads. Thanks.

 

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

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19 April 2014 - 3.56pm

Wasn't sure where else to put this, but someone at Reddit posted a pic of the Australian cover of the album that I thought was interesting.

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