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The Official "Choosing between two Beatlethings" thread
21 July 2019
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Boys because I love the call and response thing.

George "Indian" songs: Love You To or The Inner Light ?

21 July 2019
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"Love You To " - it was such an innovation to fuse a rock song with a raga. 

Lead cello: "Walrus" or "Blue Jay Way "?

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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21 July 2019
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'Walrus'. What saves 'Blue Jay Way ' is Ringo who sounds like he's got fed up and decided to go and do his own thing during the recording session. If anyone should question Ringo's brilliance play them 'BJW' as it's easy to point to 'A Day In The Life ' only to have someone shrug and say 'meh. great song anyway', whereas Ringo turns a dire dirge into something far greater. 

'Walrus' is pure brilliance, plus it helps highlight idiots as they berate the song complaining the lyrics make no sense failing to realise they are meant to make no sense.

 

Going to the bathroom - 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window ' or 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)'?

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

21 July 2019
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Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown). I like how it's John admitting to having an affair,yet doing it in a very subtle way (apparently,he sung it in front of Cynthia, and she didn't realize that he was singing about himself). It's also my mum's favourite Beatles song,so yeah,it gets my vote.

 

Album openers: Help or No Reply ?

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21 July 2019
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No Reply is too epic with the narrative style and imagery and aggressive music, sorry Help ! It really sets up the album for a good start (whatever else you may say about the rest of the album).

Album openers: Magical Mystery Tour or Sgt Pepper ?

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21 July 2019
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Sgt Pepper . I like the audience chatter at the start, and hearing it always excites me in advance for the reprise. 

QMan's favourite backing vocals: the 'oohs' in the first chorus of Let It Be (album version) or the backing vocals from 'And any time you feel the pain, Hey Jude , refrain'? 

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22 July 2019
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Still writing the words to the sermon that no one will hear......

23 July 2019
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Baby's In Black

I like both songs, but I just like Baby's In Black more. Shout-out to Your Mother Should Know though for its MMT scene.

Second wives: Olivia or Yoko?

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25 July 2019
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Olivia definitely. Always had a bit of a thing for her. I reckon she's hot.

 

George vs Paul: Crackerbox Palace or Let Me Roll It ?

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25 July 2019
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not even a question, Crackerbox Palace. A much better song. And with the video it’s even better.

Acoustic Paul tribute songs, in terms of sadness: Here Today or Little Willow?

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25 July 2019
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Here Today . Little Willow has a note of consolation and the healing passage of time, while Here Today is pure, raw, heartbreak over an oft-rocky relationship cut short too soon. a-hard-days-night-paul-10ahdn_paul_01a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-paul-7 I'm not crying you are damn onion ninjasssssssss

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Paul songs that are not today: Yesterday or Tomorrow?

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26 July 2019
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Yesterday . Mainly becauste it was released in a Beatles record. I'm not a big fan of their solo stuff, anyway. Specially Paul's.

Song intros: Mother Nature's Son , or Dear Prudence ?

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26 July 2019
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"Dear Prudence " has an intro that is integral to the song - the way it emerges from the wake of a jet engine roar and gracefully descends to a village in Rishikesh and the proper key. "Mother Nature's Son "'s first eight seconds, by contrast, feel superfluous. Pru takes this one. 

"Ask Me Why " or "Tell Me Why "?

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26 July 2019
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Ask Me Why . It was always a favorite of mine, and the rhyming of “believe” and “conceive” is super cool.

You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away or Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) ?

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27 July 2019
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Norwegian Wood without doubt. It’s always one of my favorite songs on Rubber Soul . Great use of sitar, beautiful guitar playing, brilliant storytelling.

Since we’ on storytelling—Eleanor Rigby or Penny Lane ?

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27 July 2019
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Man, you’ve picked two of the very best Paul songs. What a tough pick. But....I give it to Penny Lane .

She Loves You or I Want To Hold Your Hand ?

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27 July 2019
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I'll go for I Want To Hold Your Hand , purely for the impact it had in the US. Probably THE song that kick started Beatlemania, and made them an even bigger band. Once they conquered America,they must have known they'd pretty much made it.

 

Album covers: Sgt Pepper or Abbey Road ? (I think we can all agree,the 2 most iconic)

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27 July 2019
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I think With The Beatles Revolver and the White equally iconic.

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27 July 2019
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Gotta go with Sgt Pepper , it’s so colorful and pretty.

Songs in which no Beatles play instruments— She’s Leaving Home or Eleanor Rigby ?

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I love Eleanor, but... She’s Leaving Home tops it by taking the classical aspect from Eleanor and building an even more descriptive, heartbreaking story around it.

Love You To or Within You Without You ?

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