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The Beatles arrive in New York City TODAY!!
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16 February 2017
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One day to go until the single is released here!

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16 February 2017
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You'll love it.

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16 February 2017
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AARGH I was switching between radio stations just moments ago and missed hearing all but the closing seconds of (that unmistakable voice) Paul singing "...Penny Lane, she's in my ears and in my eyes"  and the DJ blabbing on drowned out much of it...My FIRST time hearing (part of) the song and it was RUINED!! 🙁 

Oh well, at least I have proof the radio is playing it now. I'll stay tuned in! What little I heard sounded nice but surprising - I kinda expected it would be a guitar song. (It's been a while since "Paperback Writer" and they've done no guitar rocking singles since! Maybe "Strawberry Fields Forever" will be different? DON'T ANSWER THAT if you've heard it! )

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17 February 2017
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Just popped to the record shop to get it. How they have changed!

I like Penny Lane a lot! Very jaunty little song. 

I found Strawberry Fields Forever a little slow at first, but it gets more interesting towards the end with all the reversed and tape loop type stuff. The fade out / fade in made me jump!

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17 February 2017
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William Shears Campbell
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Uhg I really want to hear strawberry fields. If they don't have the 45 at the shop I'm gonna be so sad.

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17 February 2017
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My parents called me in sick so I could get to the record store right when it opens. I bought the new Penny Lane single with that funny fruit song on the B-side. Now I have to go back to school, so I'll get to hear it when I get home today. 

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17 February 2017
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I'd keep those parents if I were you, Sir Walter. heart

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SgtPeppersBulldog said
Just popped to the record shop to get it. How they have changed!

I like Penny Lane a lot! Very jaunty little song. 

I found Strawberry Fields Forever a little slow at first, but it gets more interesting towards the end with all the reversed and tape loop type stuff. The fade out / fade in made me jump!  

Aw no fair describing it to those of us who haven't heard it yet! 🙁  Don't be a "spoiler"!

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17 February 2017
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Pablo Ramon
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I heard Strawberry Fields Forever in the car - my dad almost shut the radio off saying "what the hell is that?" It was great, When "Good Vibrations" came out last year I felt like it was really out there. But this is even more out there but even better. The Beatles have done it again and everyone else will have to follow them now.

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17 February 2017
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Been counting down to this day ever since I first caught wind of the release. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Excited jitters all day, didn't hear a thing any of my teachers said; went by the shop as soon as school let out and bought it; raced home, was happy to find the family all out and I had the house and turntable all to myself; put the record on and -- beatlemaniacs_02_gif 

It's AMAZING. I love Penny Lane especially, though SFF is strangely intriguing; the recording is so complex. And what's with all that barmy stuff at the end? 

My mum is going to go round the bend, though, when she hears it. Penny Lane she mightn't mind, but I can already hear her lecturing me on drugged-up burdens to society and the corruption of young souls by those outrageous Beatles. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

She needn't bother -- my soul is Rubber! a-hard-days-night-john-1 

I have no idea what fish and finger pie is -- though I did ask mum to make fish pie for supper, in honour of the song. a-hard-days-night-john-6 I'm going to ask my cousins up north if they know anything about it; it sounds a Liverpool thing. 

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17 February 2017
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Yay, finally heard "Penny Lane" in full! Twice, in fact, on two different radio stations since I last showed up here. (And realize during the second hearing that it's about a street - all this time I was assuming it was a girl's name.) Also, believe it or not, my grandma actually heard it before I did! Says she heard it downtown yesterday while shopping and thought it sounded nice. Seriously, she can't believe that the same "yeah yeah yeah"-screaming, messy-haired boys are now singing nice songs like "I Believe in Yesterday" and "All The Lonely People" and she hopes they keep it up. 

What do I  think of it?  It's...nice, really tuneful. Beautiful, in fact. Reminds me a bit of "Good Day Sunshine" mixed with "Got To Get You Into My Life" and "For No One" - it would fit in nicely on side two of "Revolver". Very typical of the kind of songs Paul sang on the album. (I assume "Strawberry Fields Forever" will have John taking the lead?) I wasn't able to make out all the words yet (is Paul really singing about fish sticks??) but for now, I can't get "Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes!" out of my head! (And ears, and eyes...) Further listenings will surely reveal more layers. (And really, there's so much good stuff on the radio now, like "Good Vibrations" and "Ruby Tuesday" and "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Mellow Yellow" and "I'm A Believer", it's a pleasure to wait for the next airing.) 

(I don't even know if the single's available in the stores yet, but I'm gonna wait to buy it even if it is. I don't know when we'll get another Beatle record - it may be another long time! - so I'm gonna stretch my enjoyment of this one out. I've waited this long for "Penny Lane", I can wait a little longer for "Strawberry Fields")

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17 February 2017
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I bought the record today! I got home and immediately played it. I think Strawberry Fields Forever is my new favorite song! What is that bit at the end of the song though? It kind of sounds like John is saying "I buried sauce" or "Cranberry Paul". Either way it's a quirky beautiful song that reminds me of the Revolver album(Which I found out has 3 extra tracks in the UK) greatly.

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