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WITH THE BEATLES

The Beatles

 

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Mattiias
4 stars Rating: 7.5/10

Beatles' second release continues in the line of their debut in terms of number of songs (14, like most of the Beatles' first albums), separated in 6 covers and 8 self compositions.

In terms of musical quality, regarding songs, perhaps it doesn't fully reach the level of their previous release, but it isn't so far.

So, we find some of the most brilliant material of their earlier efforts here too.

"It won't be long" is simply brilliant;

"All I've got to do" is kinda sorrowed but still lovely;

"All my loving" is one of the greatest Beatles' pop songs ever featuring one of Mc Cartney's most achieved vocal chorus;

"Don't bother me" is a little bit souse but starts Harrison's songwriting performance,

"'Till there was you" shows Mc Cartney had definitively the most versatile and strong, powerful voice of the band, going from sweet and naive to strong, passionate and wholly deep either in ballads or rocky acts (in this case this is a ballad);

the covers are strictly average;

"Hold me tight" is another great, incredible tune for a pop song unfortunately mostly forgotten but that ranks as one of band's greatest;

and "I wanna be your man" shows The Beatles had such an amount of talent and songwriting inspiration that they could write a song for their nemesis at the time, the very Rolling Stones, let them do it at their own way and then perform it flawless with a completely different style for their own album.

Mattiias | 4/5 |

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