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The Official "Choosing between two Beatlethings" thread
27 December 2020
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‘OANS’. The sound of Ringo’s drums is superb and all the weird oddities help make it into a fun track; if listening to ‘IATM’ give me the full 8-minute version as why listen to just 6 minutes, might as well go all-in and revel in it all.

Reworked/rejected solo albums – ‘Red Rose Speedway ‘ or ‘Somewhere In England ‘?

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If we’re talking about the rejected versions, definitely Somewhere In England .

 

Underrated Paul Albums:  Press To Play or Off The Ground

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I would say Press To Play , only because I have heard that Off The Ground is a little bit preachy, and Paul drops an F-bomb (to prove something?)

 

For Beatles For Sale , it was going to be either Mr Moonlight or Leave My Kitten Alone , so which would you have kept?

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While I do like Mr Moonlight , Leave My Kitten Alone couldn’t not be my choice; it’s got great energy, and it’s beyond catchy. I’m scratching my head at how it didn’t make it on in the first place.

 

Paul being upset with Jane on Rubber Soul showdown: I’m Looking Through You or You Won’t See Me ?

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I’m Looking Through you, that song gets better with each listen. 

Beatles posters or Beatles T-Shirts?

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I have Beatles Posters (some of course from albums, but my favorite is the Royal Command Performance advert in 1963), but I cannot say I have ever had a Beatles-related T-Shirt, even in my 20s or 30s, so I guess Poster wins for me.

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The Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Beatles Channel revealed the final votes for the top 100 Beatles Songs in 2021 this weekend. the 1990’s single releases both made it,

Free As A Bird at number 87

Real Love at number 82 

Agree or disagree? Which is better?

30 May 2021
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jamessick said
I have Beatles Posters (some of course from albums, but my favorite is the Royal Command Performance advert in 1963), but I cannot say I have ever had a Beatles-related T-Shirt, even in my 20s or 30s, so I guess Poster wins for me.

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The Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Beatles Channel revealed the final votes for the top 100 Beatles Songs in 2021 this weekend. the 1990’s single releases both made it,

Free As A Bird at number 87

Real Love at number 82 

Agree or disagree? Which is better?

  

Are they expecting more Beatles.songs in 2022?

Depends on the mixes. If the ‘1+’ remix of ‘Real Love ‘ then that as the ’96 mix is lousy. 

 

Beatles idols. Chuck Berry or Carl Perkins?

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Carl Perkins made some fabulous records, but “…if you wanted to give rock n’ roll another name, you could call it Chuck Berry.” ahdn_john_08_gif After all.

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meanmistermustard said

Are they expecting more Beatles.songs in 2022? 

Sorry, I could have explained better. They do an annual poll of their paid listener-ship every April for a person’s top 10 favorite songs, and Peter Asher hosts a show in count-down style from 100 to number 1 for that year’s poll results.  Since he was actually a friend of the group, he had some interesting stories along the way.

As to the two Beatlethings, please overlook my response here and answer vbt

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