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The Beatles, 1962-1966

Beatles (Music CD - 1993)
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The Beatles, 1962-1966
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Authors: Beatles
Title: The Beatles, 1962-1966
[sound recording]
Publisher: [New York] : Apple ; EMI, pc1993, [1973]
Notes: Composed by Lennon and McCartney
Rock and popular songs
Contents: CD 1: Love me do
Please please me
From me to you
She loves you
I want to hold your hand
All my loving
Can't buy me love
A hard day's night
And I love her
Eight days a week
I feel fine
Ticket to ride
Yesterday. CD 2: Help!
You've got to hide your love away
We can work it out
Day tripper
Drive my car
Norwegian wood (This bird has flown)
Nowhere man
Michelle
In my life
Girl
Paperback writer
Eleanor Rigby
Yellow submarine
Local Note: 33.00 2 discs (c.3 1/02); 35.00 (c.4 10/07)
Branch Call Number: CD 781.66 Bea
Statement of Responsibility: Beatles
Current Frequency: s
Organization of Materials: d
Performers: Performed by the Beatles.
Subject Headings: Music Rock music Popular music
Topical Term: Music
Rock music
Popular music
Publisher No: CDP 0777 7 97036 2 3
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List - On This Day: April 4th by: PrincetonPL Apr 04, 2012

1964: The Beatles become the first act to hold all of the top five positions on the US Billboard charts.


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there live in our hearts and mind for ever long live the beatles yah!!!!!!!

In 1968, the band that was “more popular than Jesus” reached its peak. The Beatles released their album titled “The Beatles” (or as it’s more commonly known; “The White Album”). The album provides a tremendous mixture of The Beatles unique musical styles, which ultimately presents their complete versatility. The first track on the album, “Back in the USSR” is a song celebrating the ‘beauty’ (perhaps as a subtle satire) of Western civilization. The song itself contains terrific work from Harrison on the guitar. “Dear Prudence” is one of the many showcases of Lennon’s vocal abilities. Due to Lennon’s hypnotic voice, this is one of the album’s many highlights. “Glass Onion” is interesting in how it connects to other Beatles songs, but the song itself isn’t particularly inspired. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” is a song about class comparison. It also shows a more unique side to McCartney’s songwriting skills. “Wild Honey Pie” is a useless song that shouldn’t have made its way onto the album. “The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill” is a representation of Lennon’s dark sense of humor. The song is very clever and uses several instruments to bring everything together. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is one of Harrison’s greatest triumphs. From the mesmerizing simplicity of the lyrics to the astonishing complexity of the guitar, Harrison creates a classic. “Happiness is a Warm Gun” is one of the greatest Beatles songs ever recorded. It’s yet another dark satire from Lennon, as it bounces from blues to hard rock. The lyrics are an anti-violence commentary, and a very effective one. “Martha My Dear” is McCartney doing what he’d done over the course of his career. It’s nothing genius, but as a simplistic song; it works. “I’m So Tired” is a great combination of anger and melancholy sadness. It’s yet another reason as to why Lennon makes this album great. “Blackbird” is considered a classic, but despite being very serene, it lacks impact. “Piggies” is a societal commentary, yet it’s too quirky for its own good. “Rocky Raccoon” is a tradition folk song tribute, and it works in that respect. “Don’t Pass Me By” is one of Starr’s few songs. Although his voice was never great, it works within the boundaries of the song, and helps the album vary its texture. “Why Don’t We do it in the Road?” is McCartney at his worst. “I Will” comes across as McCartney trying to impersonate Lennon, and failing to do so. Yet the song is delicate and soft, and an enjoyable experience for the ears. “Julia” is a beautiful song used as a way for Lennon to connect to his mother. It’s filled to the brink with sadness, and beauty. “Birthday” is mindless entertainment, un-worthy of The Beatles. “Yer Blues” is a unique song that contrasts faith with nihilism in an aggressive style. “Mother Nature’s Son” seems to be heavily influenced by McCartney’s understanding of spirituality, and for that reason, is very intelligent. “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey” is the mindless babbling of Lennon on heroin. “Sexy Sady” is a fun song, with Lennon playing around. “Helter Skelter” is a heavy song with intense guitar rhythms and lots of screaming. “Long, Long, Long” is Harrison sounding somber, and yet very sweet. “Revolution 1” is a societal observation that sounds better without the acoustics. “Honey Pie” is McCartney’s soft love songs at their very best; easily the most ‘catchy’ song on the album. “Savoy Truffle” is Harrison fooling around, and not quite succeeding. “Cry Baby Cry” possesses a charming harmony that is just shy of greatness. “Revolution 9” is a representation of what LSD can do to musicians. It’s not a great song, but an interesting experiment. “Good Night” is a lullaby sung by Ringo Starr. He succeeds quite sweetly. When “The White Album” ends, it’s versatility proves it to be that greatest album The Beatles ever reordered.

Dec 13, 2013
  • Blue_Cat_1606 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Too good. Loved it and not ashamed to say that I am a Beatles fan even at 13 years old.

Sep 29, 2013
  • anthonybencivengo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is what music sounds like with no rules. And it's absolutely heaven.

Jun 19, 2013
  • GerryD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Definitely one of the Top 10 greatest pop/rock albums. Each song on this double CD is unique. It is a wild ride. See my GerryD List for more great albums.

These wise people seem to be talking about the White Album. Note to all you wise guys. There are numerous albums titled "The Beatles." The particular one here in question is a compilation album, hence the (1962-1966) subtitle. It is famously known as the "Red Album" and it will cost you a lot of money on vinyl even though it shouldn't. It was put out after the Beatles broke up in order to cash in on their early days.
It was released simultaneously with "The Blue Album" (1966-1970). Which inspired me to rock and roll.

The "The Beatles" is not a compilation but a fully realized double album recorded in 1968 at EMI Studios in London.
Called the White Album due to the cover it was groundbreaking in it's day.
The songwriting duo of Lennon/McCartney gave the world more listenable and covered songs then any other song writers since or before.
Any fan of music should treat themselves to a spin of the White Album and Sgt Peppers.
And preferably on vinyl.

Mar 01, 2012
  • deisenach rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'll agree that this is a must-have (for anyone with ears), but I wouldn't call it a compilation. It is actually a double album of songs written on the Beatles' retreat in India. Yes, there are a couple songs that the world could go on revolving without, but who would be doin' it in the road if it wasn't for the White Album?

Nov 14, 2011
  • mitzi1999 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

These guy's are so creative and smart how the heck could you name 250 SONGS!? Anyways I am a big Beatles fan and just wanted to say how great they are. I mean who wouldnt love them!?

Apr 12, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thought this was a very good compilation. This is a must for all Beatles fans.

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A compilation of songs from The Beatles.

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Apr 12, 2011
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From Birthday....

You say its your birthday
Well its my birthday too yeah!!!

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