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Beatles and Post Beatles
22 January 2013
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I dont know. Its so pleasing to see the 3 together again below, even tho they all look relaxed, Ringo especially looks he's having the most fun but im sure that out of the three Ringo is the one who misses hanging out with them all together the most as he was closest to all the others. 

Its just impossible to watch and forget that John is missing and why. Maybe thats why i havent seen the Anthology in so long. (Yeah im procrastinating but its more fun watching the beatles on youtube than doing work.a-hard-days-night-paul-11)

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26 January 2013
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For me it´s quite bittersweet watching clips from Anthology when they are together. I feel like John should be there too a-hard-days-night-john-4

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26 January 2013
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I think George's biggest problem with the Anthology was he didn't want to do it without John there. I remember reading that at one point Paul wanted to play Let It Be , but George refused to do it without John, so they didn't. He was after all the one to say, "As far as I'm concerned, there won't be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead." While John was alive, he had said in the mid 70's that if the other three got together, he just hoped they'd invite him too.

Also, I think people exaggerate what was going on between George and Paul after The Beatles split. There's plenty of evidence to suggest they still loved each other dearly, but they were the Beatles with the most "brotherly" relationship, which is why they probably fought more (and obviously had clashing personalities).

As for George's bitterness...after reading transcripts from the tapes of the Get Back /Let It Be sessions and reading a lot about the relationship between George, John and Paul, I can't say I blame him. Those wounds were probably very deep and went beyond just the getting songs on an album issue. I'm sure being in that environment again and still being treated like the little brother brought back some unpleasant memories.

26 January 2013
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Well imo it didn't change in solo career. My ranking is paul-john-george-ringo solo and non solo. I only think george got better but not better than john (although IMO john hasn't got a solo album as good as All Things Must Pass )

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26 January 2013
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Yip the brother type of relationship has always worked for me as a way of describing their relationship. Didnt always get on and there were issues best kept away from but when it came down to it they were there for each other. Despite everything they both loved each other. There are certainly times in the Anthology where you can sense a tension but there are other times when they are having a laugh. Same goes for thru-out the 70's and 80's. George would get pissed off with Paul, usually feeling that Paul kept using a possible reunion to sell his latest album, and then the press would jump all over it reporting that they were either close to a fight or deliberately avoiding each. More often than not garbage.

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27 January 2013
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Yip the brother type of relationship has always worked for me as a way of describing their relationship. Didnt always get on and there were issues best kept away from but when it came down to it they were there for each other. Despite everything they both loved each other. There are certainly times in the Anthology where you can sense a tension but there are other times when they are having a laugh. Same goes for thru-out the 70's and 80's. George would get pissed off with Paul, usually feeling that Paul kept using a possible reunion to sell his latest album, and then the press would jump all over it reporting that they were either close to a fight or deliberately avoiding each. More often than not garbage.

Yeah, exactly. For instance, when George's mother had a tumor, Paul was the only one he told, even though they weren't on the best terms. He even said that the whole Paul/George feud the media was trying to create in the 80s was rubbish and that Paul and Linda came over for dinner many times.

27 January 2013
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The one i remember is that in the 80's George was at a some event, a film festival i think, and left and then the next day Paul arrived. The newspapers wrote it up that they couldnt bear to be around each other and George fled when he found out Paul was coming. Turned out George had to be elsewhere and didnt know Paul was arriving.

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7 years later, I stand by my rankings of post-Beatles. Paul had the most hits (and there are quite a few that I really like), but many of them were in his granny-music style. John and George are standouts. Imagine (pardon the pun) if John hadn't dropped out of music making for 5 years. What would he have produced?

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Even with his extended absence, he recorded enough music near the end of his life for several posthumous releases, including the official Beatles releases. 

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John had mellowed following Sean's birth and was no longer the tortured soul that had created so much genius. This is reflected in his later music that, whilst there are some moments of brilliance like "Woman ", most of the songs are, in my opinion anyway, John just going through the motions of writing a pop song. They lack the emotional rawness of Don't Let Me Down or the clever imagery of Strawberry Fields. I still like his later stuff, but I don't think he would have produced genius like he did prior to 1975.

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I totally disagree. John has such control over the energy in his voice and songwriting. The dynamic expression is what makes it so gratifying. You hear the same inflections and quirks that made you fall in love with The Beatles in the first place. 

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JW OBoogie said
John had mellowed following Sean's birth and was no longer the tortured soul that had created so much genius. This is reflected in his later music that, whilst there are some moments of brilliance like "Woman ", most of the songs are, in my opinion anyway, John just going through the motions of writing a pop song. They lack the emotional rawness of Don't Let Me Down or the clever imagery of Strawberry Fields. I still like his later stuff, but I don't think he would have produced genius like he did prior to 1975.

  

He had the aggression in I’m Losing You. “Can’t even get you on the telephone” is as good as anything he’s done in that tone.

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1) Paul

2) John

3 George

 

5) Ringo

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