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  • Five Favorite Beatles Albums

    1. Abbey Road
    2. Sgt. Pepper
    3. White Album
    4. Rubber Soul
    5. Revolver
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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  • #2
    Everyone loves the later albums more. I'm one of the rare ones who loves their early stuff more:

    1. Please Please Me
    2. With The Beatles
    3. A Hard Day's Night
    4. Rubber Soul
    5. Abbey Road

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    • JCOConnell
      JCOConnell commented
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      Please Please Me is full of covers, not even a real Beatles album

    • Analog21
      Analog21 commented
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      My favorite nonetheless

    • mep
      mep commented
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      Oh, it's a real Beatles album, trust me. They made those songs their own, and what I love about the early LPs is the driving beat they all have. That sound is what put the beat in the Beatles.

  • #3
    Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
    1. Abbey Road
    2. Sgt. Pepper
    3. White Album
    4. Rubber Soul
    5. Revolver
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    Sgt. Pepper
    Abbey Road[*][*]White Album[*]Rubber Soul[*]Revolver
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    • #4
      Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
      1. Abbey Road
      2. Sgt. Pepper
      3. White Album
      4. Rubber Soul
      5. Revolver
      ditto !
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      • #5
        I would say the 2009 remastered Beatles' CDs are among the best recordings and favorites in my collection. My wife likes their older songs. Here are my top 5:

        1. Revolver
        2. Help (my daughter's favorite movie growing up)
        3. Rubber Soul
        4. Abbey Road
        5. Hard Day's Night

        Then my top 5 favorite songs:

        1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
        2. Norweigan Wood
        3. Eleanor Rigby
        4. Something
        5. I Saw Her Standing There
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        • #6
          I listen to their later stuff a lot more than their early material, so my list is biased that way.

          1. Abbey Road
          2. The White Album
          3. Let It Be
          4. Magical Mystery Tour
          5. (tie) Rubber Soul, Revolver

          I was burned out on Sgt. Pepper by my early twenties, so that's why it's not in my top five. Artistically, it definitely deserves to be.
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          • #7
            Another ditto for:
            1. Abbey Road
            2. Sgt. Pepper
            3. White Album
            4. Rubber Soul
            5. Revolver

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            • #8
              I could probably DITTO every one of the comments so far, but I'll go with a slight difference:

              1. Abbey Road
              2. The Beatles
              3. Let It Be
              4. Magical Mystery Tour
              5. Beatles for Sale (UK) /Beatles '65 (US/CAN)
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              • #9
                I really can't pick only 5, I swear. It depends on the mood. I find myself listening more to the early LPs than the later ones. I would never pick Abbey Road to be in my top 5 though. Maybe if I could pick my favorite songs from it and put them all on an EP. I can do without Maxwell's Silver Hammer and Octopus's Garden.

                Not in any particular order:

                With the Beatles
                Hard Days NIght
                Revolver
                Sgt. Pepper
                Rubber Soul

                I could go on and on...
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                • #10
                  I'll just go with my Top Two.
                  Sgt. Peppers and Abbey Road.
                  I consider them equally excellent.

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                  • #11
                    My top five albums are all of them. And to be sacrilegious, I like Love too. And I like the mono and stereo versions...
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                    • jonathanb
                      jonathanb commented
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                      Love? Yeah, that's sacrilegious!

                    • Johnny Vinyl
                      Johnny Vinyl commented
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                      I'm not a big fan of remixes at all, but I must admit that LOVE was excellent and I quite enjoy it.

                  • #12
                    Love flowed really well, I thought.
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                    • #13
                      What bugs me about the early Beatles albums is the "ping pong stereo" versions.
                      Love the music, don't get me wrong but I just wish the drums and bass weren't confined to the L channel and the voices coming outta the R channel.
                      When that stopped in the later albums Abbey Road and The White Album sound quite good in the grand scheme of recordings.
                      Haven't seen any mono tapes of the early stuff.... yet.

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by Greg Beron View Post
                        What bugs me about the early Beatles albums is the "ping pong stereo" versions.
                        Love the music, don't get me wrong but I just wish the drums and bass weren't confined to the L channel and the voices coming outta the R channel.
                        When that stopped in the later albums Abbey Road and The White Album sound quite good in the grand scheme of recordings.
                        Haven't seen any mono tapes of the early stuff.... yet.
                        So here's the thing Greg, we grew up listening to the early Beatles LPs in 'stereo' with instruments in one channel and voices in the other and that was our 'normal.' I know people who prefer the stereo versions to the mono versions because if they hear the mono version, it doesn't sound right to them. With regards to the mono versions, I have the mono LP collection as well as the remastered CD collection, and I have to say for the most part, the stereo LPs simply sound better to me on my current system than the mono LPs. I reserve the right to change my opinion as soon as I mount another arm to my table and use a real mono cartridge. For the here and now, if I had to pick between keeping the BC-13 collection or the mono collection, I'm keeping my BC-13 collection. My favorite LP from the mono collection is the 3 LP mono masters.
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                        • #15
                          Yep, I think the early days of stereo were like the early days of 5.1 sound where guitars were coming from the rear channels and everyone was saying OOHH AAHHH, doesn't that sound huge and all. Those old stereo recordings put voices and instruments in right and left channels to make the sound bigger for people who were buying those new fangled stereo devices to impress their friends.
                          Hey it all worked on us didn't it, made us catch the audio bug didn't it.

                          Yes I may lament a bit about the tapes I have being ping pong stereo, but lord have mercy the way they captured cuddly mop top's voices are damn perfect, so textured and in the damn room!
                          Especially Lennon's voice on those old recordings, what an awesome layered and detailed capture of such an iconic voice!

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