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WITH THE BEATLES

The Beatles

 

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2.90 | 374 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars As my brother convinced me that The Beatles contributed a lot to the development - in fact it was a revolution - of rock music, I started to collect the individual album of the band. Previously I had only some favorite albums like "Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Magical Mystery Tour" and a tribute compilation "All That World War II" (simply because Peter Gabriel sung "Strawberry Field Forever") and "White Album". I traced back the early albums of The Betales. Yes, the music is somewhat raw but I could see it had tremendous impact to rock music, overall.

This second album has nothing different with its predecessor. It has the band's hits and singles like "All My Loving", "Please Mr Postman". This second album reconfirmed The Beatles standing in their music direction. Through this album John Lennon and Paul McCartney demonstrated their talents in songwriting and music making even though the rest of the members did contribute as well. Some songs are enjoyable and uplifting including "It Won't Be Long", "All My Loving", "Roll Over Beethoven" which has become favorites of other bands to cover, "Hold Me Tight".

The unique thing enjoying the music of The Beatles in its inception days is its vintage recording quality and simplicity of its composition. This sounds strange if we compare with prog music which tend to be complex and challenging. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |

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