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    Was taking in the Sgt Pepper 50th birthday celebrations this week and thinking about what my favourite Beatles album is. It's an extremely tough choice as so many of their albums are just superb.

    I think I'd have to go for Rubber Soul, great songs that showed the change in their music and demonstrated their amazing songwriting skills more than any of their other albums for me, topped off with the beautiful In My Life.

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    I think I will go with rubber soul as well.

    When I am not doing my own art I teach oil painting at a university twice a week.

    I'll do a demo and then play my music while the students paint.


    Scottish man in his mid sixties. just dropped his brush when my guitar gently weeps came on my playlist.

    he told me about when he first heard the white album and how it just blew him away. He had never heard anything like it. No one had. Now thats impresssive.
    Not my favourite but probably their greatest. I was not around to experience it so hard to judge how powerful music can be.
    I grew up on grunge.

    Gotta love the Beatles though
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    It's got to be the Alan Partridge take on this .

    And , Wings , the band the Beatles could have been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhoops View Post
    It's got to be the Alan Partridge take on this .

    And , Wings , the band the Beatles could have been.
    I'd have to say...the best of The Beatles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gegenpressing View Post
    I'd have to say...the best of The Beatles.
    Jokes aside, they were not as good as Nirvana

    Never heard of them

    Kurt Cobain, killed himself

    Why, weren't they very good?

    They were brilliant

    Oh, someone should of told him
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    Quote Originally Posted by welshypool View Post
    Jokes aside, they were not as good as Nirvana

    Never heard of them

    Kurt Cobain, killed himself

    Why, weren't they very good?

    They were brilliant

    Oh, someone should of told him
    Who's this beautiful man with the lovely voice... it's Annie Lennox!
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    Revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gegenpressing View Post
    Who's this beautiful man with the lovely voice... it's Annie Lennox!
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    Quote Originally Posted by welshypool View Post
    "Bald chap, ripped up the pope"
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    Abbey Road for me

    edited cuz of spelling mistake
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    Quote Originally Posted by GivinItBifters View Post
    Abby Road for me
    Who's she, then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Who's she, then?
    I dunno, though she's not the meter maid, that'll be Rita
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    Not sure how anybody can have 'a favourite'. Too many to choose just one.

    The best band of all time for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Revolver.
    Revolver for me too! George starting to show he was a great song writer. I'm Only Sleeping - Lennon, sums up my teens!
    The Long and Winding Road
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    Quote Originally Posted by pablored1962 View Post
    Revolver for me too! George starting to show he was a great song writer. I'm Only Sleeping - Lennon, sums up my teens!
    I love the sitar intro to George's 'Love you to'... and the way it drops into the beat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pablored1962 View Post
    Revolver for me too! George starting to show he was a great song writer. I'm Only Sleeping - Lennon, sums up my teens!
    I think it was Frank Sinatra who said "Lennon and McCartney's Something was the greatest Love song ever written" Should have done your homework Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by GivinItBifters View Post
    I think it was Frank Sinatra who said "Lennon and McCartney's Something was the greatest Love song ever written" Should have done your homework Frank
    Yeah, I remember that. Twit.
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    Revolver
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    Quote Originally Posted by GivinItBifters View Post
    I think it was Frank Sinatra who said "Lennon and McCartney's Something was the greatest Love song ever written" Should have done your homework Frank
    George Harrison was a great songwriter in his own right, I guess people wouldn't of thought much about him just because of how incredible Lennon and McCartney were. No excuse for such an error though from somebody like Sinatra.
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    I loved all their albums, but as with a few of you on here Revolver was my favourite. I have all their albums on vinyl and CD and whenever I put Revolver on the car changer (I put 5 in and let what comes come), Revolver always gets me.

    Having said that I don't know anyone who has the same fav track as me: Got to get you into my life.

    I think I'll reload it today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edinburgher View Post
    I loved all their albums, but as with a few of you on here Revolver was my favourite. I have all their albums on vinyl and CD and whenever I put Revolver on the car changer (I put 5 in and let what comes come), Revolver always gets me.

    Having said that I don't know anyone who has the same fav track as me: Got to get you into my life.

    I think I'll reload it today.
    I know just what you mean. McCartney just putting it all out there, full tilt. It's the same with 'Back In The USSR.' Both are great car songs… singing along at top whack!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddes View Post
    Not sure how anybody can have 'a favourite'. Too many to choose just one.

    The best band of all time for me.
    Fully agree with this. They were and still are in a class of their own.

    The Smiths are my favourite band as they were around during my teenage years, wrote brilliant songs and are the soundtrack to my youth.

    However, The Beatles, in my opinion, are the greatest band of all time (hence my username). I cannot honestly think of any band in history that can be put on a par with them.
    They have so many songs which are just album tracks but are so well written that they are more famous and timeless than the big hit singles of most bands.

    John Lennon and Paul McCartney were both genius songwriters and George Harrison was also a great songwriter. There's never been a band with that much creative talent within its ranks before or since in my opinion.

    Long after we're all dead and gone I'm sure The Beatles will still (rightfully) be lauded as the greatest.

    I took my son to see Paul McCartney play live in Dublin a few years ago when he was just about 9 or 10. Brilliant concert.
    Part of the reason I took him along was I wanted him to be able to say to his grandchildren that he saw the genius Paul McCartney play live. I think it's something he'll take great pride in when he's old himself because Lennon & McCartney are to music what Stevie G is to football, the best there was, the best there is and the best there ever will be.

    John Lennon's murder, even though it happened when I was a young child in 1980, still haunts me today.
    It's one of those tragic events which I still find difficult to accept (I know that might sound a bit mad) but such a talent lost to the world and killed for no reason by some no mark still hurts. If I had a time machine New York City in December 1980 would be my first port of call to kick the living crap out of that loser Chapman before he could act. Ah well, I can always dream.

    Favourite album: Magical Mystery Tour (I know not considered to be a conventional album as it was a double EP in the UK but was released as an album in the US) but tracks include Fool on The Hill, Your Mother Should Know, Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane, Hello Goodbye, I am the Walrus, All you need is Love etc. etc. Bliss!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddes View Post
    Not sure how anybody can have 'a favourite'. Too many to choose just one.

    The best band of all time for me.
    I'm not entirely sure about the last statement Eddes, but they're certainly up there with any other band you could mention.

    An innate understanding of melody and sound dynamics, an ability to write beautiful, timeless songs which are as fresh today as when they were written, and one of the best voice combinations in history. You're right aswell because I simply couldn't choose a favourite either given that their catalogue of music is so breathtaking and vast. They will always remain amongst the pioneers of modern music and their extensive output has both breadth and depth.

    As good a band as has ever existed both musically and lyrically then, how could any self-respecting music fan not adore The Beatles...
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    Anything pre-Yoko
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    Revolver is easily my favourite followed by "white album" and Rubber Soul.
    Never have got the attention given to Sgt Pepper but watched a programme on it the other day and realised its an album for geeks..because of the techniques on it. For me its the songs and Revolver has it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Who's she, then?
    Crouch's missus? Oh no thats Abby Clancy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Star Line View Post
    Anything pre-Yoko
    I think the opposite is largely true
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    "The Beatles" or "White album" as she is better known. A strange one, considering this is largely 4 lads separate work by this point, but it is just an amazing , varied, collection of music.
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    An unpopular choice, but for me - A Hard Day's Night
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