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THE BEATLES

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

4.15 | 541 ratings

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Chris S
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5 stars The quintessential Beatles album. If there was any of their reportoire that justified progressive labels then ' Double White' definitely fits the bill. Conceptual by nature, damn challenging and demanding at times. Listen to ' Revolution nine' it is really experimental. There is no doubt these guys lay down a lot of ground roots for the the real pioneers of progressive sounds but then again one always needs at least one band or personality to start the ball rolling. Elvis Presley was another liberator of expressionism.

Double White is a richly textured album which from host to post delivers excellent music. There is no point discussing the mastery of the musicians because they were never brilliant, what they were brilliant in was the mastery of experimentalism and two fingers up to the critics or unbelievers at the time. In terms of material there are too many good songs to mention and it would be far easier dissecting a Porcupine Tree album instead! However these ones shine out as the best from an overall masterpiece of it's genre. ' Back In The USSR', ' Helter Skelter", " Wild Honey Pie", " Happiness Is A Warm Gun" and the irrepressible " Rock Roccoon". Recommended to anyone who felt that the Beatles were below progressive music. Any Beatles fan would arguably have this and ' Revolver' at the top of their list.

Chris S | 5/5 |

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