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THE BEATLES

The Beatles

 

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4.15 | 549 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars They had to make it a double album because Lennon, McCartney and Harrison insisted on having their songs on the record. They had three studios operating at the same time and of course the above mentioned trio were at times in their own studio doing their own thing. Ringo was so frustrated he quit for a short time, causing McCartney to play drums on the recording of one song. Yes, at this point it was every man for himself.

For me the first disc is far superior to the second disc. From the surprisingly good guitar on "Back In The USSR" to the fun songs like "Ob-la-di,ob-la-da" , "Piggies" and "The Continuing Story Of Bungalo Bill" which features mellotron. To my favourite BEATLES song of all time "My Guitar Gently Weeps". I love the psychedelic "Dear Prudence" as well as "Martha My Dear" and "Blackbird". "Rocky Racoon" is just a great song that tells a story. If they had just released disc one alone it would be a 5 star rating, but I have to give it 4 stars overall. In my list of BEATLES records I would put this behind "Magical Mystery Tour" , "Sgt.Pepper's..." and "Abbey Road".

This record reminds me in a way of LED ZEPPELIN's "Physical Graffiti", not musically of course but in that they were both double albums that were released late in their careers.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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