Header

THE BEATLES

Proto-Prog • United Kingdom


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

The Beatles picture
The Beatles biography
It goes without saying that the Beatles were one of the most important, influential and progressive bands in the history of rock and pop music. There are many places on the Internet where a full biography may be found, and their history has been covered so many times that here we consider only their place as a progressive band.

The music of the Beatles was notable mainly for the songwriting partnership of Lennon/McCartney, which bucked the trend of bands going to songwriting houses for their material and helped to convince other bands to write their own songs. On their earliest albums, it was the quality of the Lennon/McCartney songs that stands out from the covers that were also included.

The other aspect of the Beatles music that remained a constant throughout their carreer as a band is the wide range of influences and styles that they assimilated into their own. Their hunger for experimentation in style and sound was to last and expand right up to their swansong album, "Abbey Road".

A frequent speculation is that it was the Beatles who finally swayed Bob Dylan in 1964/5 to use electric instruments, and in so doing brought about the fusion of folk and rock that would lead to the development of psychedelia, via the Byrd's "Eight Miles High" and the San Francisco music scene, "Swinging London" and other movements. In fact, many other factors led to the rise of those cultures, but the importance of the Beatles' music should not be overlooked.

The influences were mutual; The Beatles and the Byrds particularly not only exchanged a number of ideas, but also met several times - including one notable occasion which included Bob Dylan and Peter Fonda that resulted in the song "She said, she said" ("Revolver"). It was Roger McGuinn of the Byrds who turned George Harrison onto the sound of the sitar and led George to have lessons from Ravi Shankar.

Harrison also adapted the riff from The Byrds' "Bells of Rhymney" to write the song "If I Needed Someone", dedicating the song to Roger McGuinn who wrote it, and used the sitar in "Norwegian Wood", both songs appearing on the "Rubber Soul" album, an album that contains so many song writing styles that it can be difficult to believe that it's all the same band. "The Word" particularly seems to herald the off-beat musical and rhythmic style that would be prevalent in psychedelia, and the wider-ranging folk-like feeling and more introspective lyrics in many songs reflects the impact of th...
read more

The Beatles official website

THE BEATLES MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

THE BEATLES forum topics / tours, shows & news


THE BEATLES forum topics Create a topic now
THE BEATLES tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "the beatles"
Post an entries now

THE BEATLES Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all THE BEATLES videos (4) | Search and add more videos to THE BEATLES

Buy THE BEATLES Music


Abbey RoadAbbey Road
Remastered
EMI 2012
Vinyl$16.22
$17.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
THE BEATLES , SOMETHING . LISTEN TO BOTH SIDES . USD $13.27 [6 bids]
32m 33s
BEATLES JAPAN EP YESTERDAY + 3 AP-4578 P/S USD $24.99 Buy It Now 32m 50s
PAUL McCARTNEY II 180-gram VINYL 2xLP Sealed/New Wings John Lennon Beatles USD $35.99 Buy It Now 34m
Set of 3 original Beatles CD (compact disk) (music) collectors 1 CD gift USD $4.99 [1 bids]
37m 33s
BEATLES MICHELLE 33 7" EP APPLE JAPAN RED WAX AP-4160 DIFF JACKET USD $67.49 Buy It Now 45m 28s
JUN FUKAMACHI: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Rare BEATLES Japan LP USD $59.99 Buy It Now 53m 8s
Beatles Revolver LP Original Capitol ST2576 rainbow band B4/B4#3 matrix etch WOW USD $79.00 Buy It Now 53m 10s
BEATLES HELP EP 33 7" 4 SONGS JAPAN ONLY DIFF COVER AP-4110 RED WAX RARE USD $80.99 Buy It Now 54m 36s
BEATLES FOR SALE JAPAN USD $29.99 Buy It Now 56m 48s
THE BEATLES "LEAD" HAND PAINTED FIGURES IMAGINE JOHN & PIANO & MIC BACKING CARD USD $62.42 [1 bids]
59m 57s
THE BEATLES - REVOLVER LP RARE URUGUAY PRESS VG+ USD $40.00 Buy It Now 1h 2m
Badfinger Ass LP 1973 IN SHRINK Clean Vinyl!!!! Beatles Apple USD $21.55 Buy It Now 1h 3m
BEATLES A HARD DAYS NIGHT EP 33 7" JAPAN ORIGINAL APPLE RED WAX 4 SONGS USD $80.99 Buy It Now 1h 3m
BEATLES-THE U.S. BOX-JAPAN MINI LP 13 CD +BOOKLET BOX SET CI37 USD $303.50 Buy It Now 1h 7m
BILLY PRESTON THAT'S THE WAY 7" VINYL THE BEATLES APPLE 12 UK ORI USD $33.00 Buy It Now 1h 7m
El Topo soundtrack w/book lp Apple beatles '71 ost a. jodorowsky holy mountain!! USD $99.00 Buy It Now 1h 8m
Badfinger No Dice LP 1970 Clean Vinyl Beatles Apple USD $20.01 Buy It Now 1h 15m
BEATLES HEY JUDE RARE SWEDEN ONLY 7" "NEWSPAPER" SLEEVE 1968 NO RECORD USD $27.99 Buy It Now 1h 21m
BEATLES From Me To You/Thank You Girl 1st Press AUSTRALIA '63 Purple Label RARE! USD $89.99 Buy It Now 1h 30m
BEATLES ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC JAPAN EP 33 7" ORIGINAL APPLE RED WAX 4 SONGS USD $80.99 Buy It Now 1h 30m
THE BEATLES RUBBER SOUL 180GM LP NEW USD $22.89 Buy It Now 1h 34m
THE BEATLES PLEASE PLEASE ME 180GM LP NEW USD $21.36 Buy It Now 1h 38m
The Beatles Ticket to Ride / Yes it Is RARE 45 VINYL RECORD PIC SLEEVE USD $11.64 Buy It Now 1h 38m
The Beatles - Live at the BBC (Live Recording, CD 2001). Excellent condition USD $4.67 [0 bids]
1h 40m
The Beatles White Album Cassettes Part 2 4XWB-101 161 Paul McCartney USD $11.99 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Revolver Reloaded Mojo Beatles Covered CD NEW Handsome Family Neal Casal Belarus USD $9.29 Buy It Now 1h 41m
THE BEATLES WITH THE BEATLES 180GM LP NEW USD $21.36 Buy It Now 1h 42m
BEATLES TWIST AND SHOUT EP 33 7" JAPAN ORIGINAL APPLE RED WAX 4 SONGS AP-4016 USD $80.99 Buy It Now 1h 44m
THE BEATLES YELLOW SUBMARINE 180GM LP NEW USD $19.84 Buy It Now 1h 47m
The Beatles 1962-1966 Songbook orig 1978 Paperback USD $15.59 Buy It Now 1h 52m
The Beatles Rubber Soul LP Capitol Rainbow band t2442 mono F9/G12 matrix etch!! USD $33.00 Buy It Now 1h 53m
JOHN LENNON,LENNON LEGEND,VERY BEST OF,THE BEATLES,SALE OOP,SALE CD USD $1.17 [1 bids]
1h 56m
Keep calm listen to - Led Zeppelin - The Who - Quo - Pink Floyd - fridge magnets USD $3.82 Buy It Now 1h 58m
BEATLES SHE LOVES YOU / I'LL GET YOU 45 7" JAPAN ORIGINAL ODEON OR-1058 DIF. JKT USD $17.99 Buy It Now 2h 2m
Led Zeppelin - The Who - Quo - Pink Floyd - Keep calm listen to - Drink coaster USD $4.60 Buy It Now 2h 4m
BEATLES-YELLOW SUBMARINE-WHITE - Music Sticker USD $3.81 Buy It Now 2h 4m
The Beatles - Help! UK 1st 1965 Label Variation Original Parlophone PMC1255 EX USD $34.35 Buy It Now 2h 5m
RINGO STARR 45 * Wrack My Brain * 1981 CLEAN USA ORIG Boardwalk Sleeve * Beatles USD $12.00 Buy It Now 2h 8m
John Di Martino - Beatles In Jazz CD USD $34.29 Buy It Now 2h 9m
THE BEATLES A HARD DAY'S NIGHT 180GM LP NEW USD $21.36 Buy It Now 2h 10m
Beatlemania LATWG 1978 Arista AL-8501 Beatles Simulation 2 Vinyl LPs Strong VG+ USD $24.99 Buy It Now 2h 10m
Beatles Abbey Road Tin Plate USD $15.61 [0 bids]
2h 11m
The Beatles: Let It Be Die Cast Metal Spinner Keyring - New & Official With Tag USD $12.49 Buy It Now 2h 11m
John Lennon Mind Games SEALED 2nd Press 1980 UK MFP LP w/ Alt Cover The Beatles USD $38.95 Buy It Now 2h 14m
Paul McCartney Deliverance Steve Anderson Remixes SEALED 1992 UK EP The Beatles USD $32.95 Buy It Now 2h 14m
The Kinks ?- Word Of Mouth SEALED 1st Press 1984 USA LP Ray Davies Beatles Who USD $32.95 Buy It Now 2h 14m
The Beatles Anthology 1 SEALED 1st Press 1995 3LP Set Rolling Stones Kinks Who USD $83.95 Buy It Now 2h 14m
Beatles - Beatles Tapes 3: 1964 World Tour CD USD $14.59 Buy It Now 2h 15m
Cello Submarine - Cello Submarine: Beatles In Classics-The 12 Cellis CD USD $17.09 Buy It Now 2h 15m
Beatles First Single-Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You CD USD $14.09 Buy It Now 2h 16m
1966 Quartet - Help: Beatles Classics JPN CD USD $44.49 Buy It Now 2h 16m
Vaughan Sarah - Songs Of The Beatles JPN Ltd Rmst CD USD $15.79 Buy It Now 2h 17m
The Beatles 'A Hard Day's Night' RARE Australia 7" EP 1964 GEPO 8920 USD $37.40 Buy It Now 2h 21m
The Beatles 1962-1966 Red Album APPLE German Pressing Red Vinyl DCM: Master NEW USD $179.00 Buy It Now 2h 25m
The Beatles: Official Apple Corps Ltd Help! Logo Socks - New With Tag USD $10.93 Buy It Now 2h 26m
A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES /THE ENTERTAINERS /CHEESECAKE SEXY COVER /VINYL RECORD USD $11.44 Buy It Now 2h 30m
The Beatles book. "Images of an iconic band" RRP 30. Free Post USD $35.88 Buy It Now 2h 33m
The Beatles - LOVE (2006) USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2h 41m
THE BEATLES RARE* GIANT WALL POSTER 1985 EXC USD $7.63 Buy It Now 2h 44m
JULIAN LENNON * 45 * This * 1986 * DJ PROMO * MINT * USA ATLANTIC * Beatles John USD $5.00 Buy It Now 2h 45m
BEATLES With The Beatles LP Danish 1 BOX Stereo Parlophone PCS 3045 -2/-2 EX+ USD $46.81 Buy It Now 2h 46m
The Beatles-Abbey Road UK 1969 1st Press LP EX++ NO HER MAJESTY/MISALIGNED APPLE USD $312.14 Buy It Now 2h 46m
The Beatles: Official Apple Corps Ltd Apple Logo Mouse Mat - New In Pack USD $10.93 Buy It Now 2h 49m
THE BEATLES "HELP!" LP re-issue 1988/ EMI/PARLOPHONE PCS 3071*STEREO *BRILLIANT! USD $39.02 Buy It Now 2h 49m
The Beatles 1963 Caricatures Cards Complete Set 2005 USD $10.91 Buy It Now 2h 52m
MINT/M- 45~BEATLES~I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/I SAW HER STANDING~MFD APPLE~W/Sleve USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2h 53m
The Beatles: Official Apple Corps Ltd Drum Logo Mouse Mat - New In Pack USD $10.93 Buy It Now 2h 53m
SEALED MEX ROCK LP~HERMANOS CARRION~SURF BALADA~BEATLES~AND I LOVE HER USD $69.99 Buy It Now 2h 53m
BEATLES-REVOLVER-YUGOSLAVIAN PRESS-JUGOTON LSPAR 70760-1975- USD $21.00 Buy It Now 2h 54m
New The Beatles Signed Limited Edition Memorabilia Framed USD $53.42 Buy It Now 2h 57m
THE BEATLES 'In The Beginning' Ltd. Edition 5x Red Vinyl 7" Box Set NEW SEALED USD $41.97 Buy It Now 2h 57m
John Lennon Yoko Ono Double Fantasy LP geffen original beatles ghs2001 lyric '80 USD $18.00 Buy It Now 2h 58m
JOHN LENNON-Collection / PAUL McCARTNEY 2 ALBUMS ,Greek Cassettes , BEATLES USD $12.00 [0 bids]
USD $16.00 Buy It Now
2h 59m
LP Attitudes Good News 1977 Funk Dark Horse Beatles Ringo Drums USD $1.55 [0 bids]
3h
THE BEATLES The U.S. Albums 13 CD Box Set - MINT NEW! Free Priority Ship In U.S. USD $149.95 Buy It Now 3h 4m
Water Soundtrack LP George Harrison Beatles Related LP Wasser USD $49.99 [0 bids]
USD $85.00 Buy It Now
3h 8m
The PIPKINS - LP MONO BRAZIL == beat garage psych - pokora ==========NOT beatles USD $25.00 Buy It Now 3h 10m
BEATLES - Forever CD BRAZIL ONLY ==============This is NOT lp mono promo 7 45 12 USD $10.00 Buy It Now 3h 12m
The Beatles Help Vinyl LP - EX USD $39.78 Buy It Now 3h 12m
MUSIC MAKERS 1985 PROMO CALENDAR LINDA PAUL MCCARTNEY MPL BEATLES HENDRIX DOORS USD $15.59 Buy It Now 3h 13m
THE BEATLES - 20 Greatest Hits (UK Cassette Album) USD $10.93 Buy It Now 3h 13m
THE BEATLES Rubber Soul LP Danish 1st Press STEREO -2/-2 PCS 3075-2/-2 Rare!! USD $93.63 Buy It Now 3h 15m
The Beatles - 1962-1966 (1993) 2 c/ds box set USD $6.24 [0 bids]
3h 16m
BEATLES JOHN LENNON MONTAGE PRINT USD $18.73 Buy It Now 3h 17m
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night United Artists Mono Misprint USD $125.00 Buy It Now 3h 18m
(GEORGE HARRISON-Thirty Three & 1/3)-BEATLES-F5-LP USD $13.73 Buy It Now 3h 18m
Yellow Submarine Resurface cd album - Beatles cover version compilation USD $15.26 Buy It Now 3h 19m
(PAUL McCARTNEY-All the Best )-ex Beatles-F4-2xLP USD $11.44 Buy It Now 3h 20m
(THE BEATLES-The Beatles Ballads)-album a giant hit/spent 7 weeks at #1-F5-LP USD $19.07 Buy It Now 3h 22m
THE BEATLES - A HARD DAYS NIGHT PARLOPHONE R 5160 HOLLAND USD $18.99 Buy It Now 3h 23m
(THE BEATLES-With THE BEATLES)-an instant hit-F5-LP USD $26.71 Buy It Now 3h 25m
THE BEATLES The Early Years (Feat. Tony Sheridan 1962 U.K. Contour VG++/VG+ USD $15.27 Buy It Now 3h 25m
BEATLES Let It Be 1970 APPLE STEREO LP Ex/ExNM (Maggie Mae PD) Jacksonville USD $79.99 Buy It Now 3h 25m
THE BEATLES REVIVAL BAND The Beatles Revival Song German 45PS 1977 USD $12.00 Buy It Now 3h 32m
THE BEATLES - Reel Music Greek Edition Cassette USD $8.00 [0 bids]
USD $13.00 Buy It Now
3h 36m
++ THE BEATLES Sgt Pepper 4 Magnets - Lennon,McCartney,Harrison,Ringo ++ USD $14.03 Buy It Now 3h 43m
THE BEATLES A Collection Of Oldies LP DANISH 1st 1 Box Rare 1966 EX USD $46.81 Buy It Now 3h 44m
Beatles/cinecitta' - Pansanel,Gerard & An New & Sealed CD-JEWEL CASE Free Shippi USD $34.48 Buy It Now 3h 45m
172g! The BEATLES Please Please Me "ZKT" tax EJ DAY Lp UK 1963 PMC 1202 USD $26.46 [0 bids]
3h 46m
++ THE BEATLES Liverpool 4 Magnets - Lennon,McCartney,Harrison,Ringo ++ USD $14.03 Buy It Now 3h 47m
LP a hard day's night
BEATLES
~ USD $22.20
LP abbey road
BEATLES
~ USD $22.20
LP for sale
BEATLES
~ USD $22.20
LP help
BEATLES
~ USD $22.20
LP let it be
BEATLES
~ USD $22.20
LP magical mystery tour
BEATLES
~ USD $22.20
LP please please me
BEATLES
~ USD $22.20
LP revolver
BEATLES
~ USD $22.20
LP rubber soul
BEATLES
~ USD $22.20
LP sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band
BEATLES
~ USD $22.20
LP the beatles (white album)
BEATLES
~ USD $27.75
LP with the beatles
BEATLES
~ USD $22.20
LP yellow submarine
BEATLES
~ USD $18.66


More places to buy THE BEATLES music online Buy THE BEATLES & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for THE BEATLES DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

THE BEATLES shows & tickets


THE BEATLES has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

THE BEATLES discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

THE BEATLES top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.02 | 316 ratings
Please Please Me
1963
2.85 | 298 ratings
With The Beatles
1963
3.51 | 340 ratings
A Hard Day's Night
1964
2.71 | 294 ratings
Beatles For Sale
1964
3.41 | 359 ratings
Help!
1965
3.90 | 525 ratings
Rubber Soul
1965
4.37 | 688 ratings
Revolver
1966
4.33 | 782 ratings
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1967
4.13 | 545 ratings
Magical Mystery Tour (US Version)
1967
4.16 | 594 ratings
The Beatles
1968
2.51 | 282 ratings
Yellow Submarine
1969
4.49 | 753 ratings
Abbey Road
1969
3.25 | 416 ratings
Let It Be
1970
3.51 | 149 ratings
Let It Be - Naked
2003

THE BEATLES Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.88 | 30 ratings
The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl
1977
1.77 | 15 ratings
The Beatles Live! at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962
1977
3.11 | 47 ratings
Live at the BBC
1994
2.02 | 6 ratings
Last Night In Hamburg
1999

THE BEATLES Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

3.57 | 41 ratings
A Hard Day's Night
1964
3.11 | 34 ratings
Help!
1965
3.00 | 4 ratings
The Beatles At The Shea Stadium
1966
3.82 | 60 ratings
Yellow Submarine
1968
3.89 | 26 ratings
Let It Be
1970
3.00 | 33 ratings
Magical Mystery Tour
1978
5.00 | 1 ratings
Ready Steady Go! The Beatles Live
1985
4.44 | 9 ratings
The First U.S Visit
1991
5.00 | 2 ratings
Video Collection
2003
4.05 | 3 ratings
A Long And Winding Road
2003
4.00 | 1 ratings
In Washington D.C, Feb. 11th, 1964
2003
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Beatles With Tony Sheridan - The Beginnings In Hamburg
2004
0.00 | 0 ratings
Destination Hamburg
2007
5.00 | 1 ratings
Turn Left At Greenland
2008
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder
2008
0.00 | 0 ratings
In Performance
2008
0.00 | 0 ratings
Yesterday
2008
1.88 | 6 ratings
The Beatles At The Budokan
2008

THE BEATLES Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.83 | 6 ratings
Introducing The Beatles
1963
1.96 | 16 ratings
Meet the Beatles
1964
1.72 | 9 ratings
Something New
1964
1.43 | 9 ratings
The Beatles' Story
1964
3.70 | 10 ratings
Beatles '65
1964
2.61 | 16 ratings
The Beatles' Second Album
1964
2.18 | 30 ratings
A Hard Day's Night (US version)
1964
2.09 | 4 ratings
The Beatles' First
1964
2.63 | 30 ratings
Rubber Soul (US)
1965
2.24 | 27 ratings
Help (US version)
1965
3.50 | 6 ratings
The Early Beatles
1965
3.75 | 4 ratings
Beatles VI
1965
3.26 | 16 ratings
Yesterday and Today
1966
2.32 | 6 ratings
A Collection Of Beatles Oldies (But Goldies !)
1966
3.33 | 23 ratings
Revolver (US)
1966
3.68 | 33 ratings
Hey Jude
1970
3.19 | 80 ratings
1962-1966
1973
3.70 | 91 ratings
1967-1970
1973
3.15 | 14 ratings
Rock 'n' Roll Music
1976
3.50 | 2 ratings
The Beatles Tapes (From The David Wigg Interviews)
1976
3.85 | 18 ratings
Love Songs
1977
4.00 | 7 ratings
Rarities
1978
4.83 | 6 ratings
The Beatles Album Collections
1978
3.13 | 4 ratings
The Beatles Ballads
1980
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Beatles Box
1980
2.27 | 3 ratings
Rarities (US version)
1980
5.00 | 3 ratings
E.P. Collections
1981
5.00 | 1 ratings
Hear The Beatles Tell All
1981
5.00 | 1 ratings
The Beatles Talk Downunder (1964)
1982
5.00 | 2 ratings
The Beatles Singles Collections
1982
2.00 | 3 ratings
The Complete Silver Beatles
1982
0.00 | 0 ratings
First Movement
1982
2.50 | 2 ratings
Reel Music
1982
3.60 | 5 ratings
20 Greatest Hits
1982
5.00 | 1 ratings
The Beatles Mono Collection
1982
5.00 | 5 ratings
The Collection
1982
5.00 | 1 ratings
The Beatles Original Mono-Record Box
1986
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Beatles On Compact Disc - Help / Rubber Soul / Revolver
1987
2.04 | 8 ratings
The Early Tapes of The Beatles
1987
3.40 | 61 ratings
Past Masters Volume 1
1988
4.10 | 63 ratings
Past Masters Volume 2
1988
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Conversation Disc Series
1988
0.00 | 0 ratings
Talk Downunder Vol. II
1990
2.50 | 2 ratings
The Silver Beatles - Original Decca Tapes and Cavern Club Rehearsals 1962
1991
2.81 | 54 ratings
Anthology 1
1995
3.87 | 60 ratings
Anthology 2
1996
3.61 | 57 ratings
Anthology 3
1996
0.00 | 0 ratings
Words Of Love
1998
3.36 | 37 ratings
Yellow Submarine Songtrack
1999
0.00 | 0 ratings
Magical And Mystical Words
1999
0.00 | 0 ratings
Things We Said Today
2000
3.90 | 72 ratings
The Beatles '1'
2000
0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Beat Box
2001
4.44 | 9 ratings
Capitol Albums Vol 1
2004
4.50 | 8 ratings
Capitol Albums Vol 2
2006
2.92 | 69 ratings
Love
2006
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Beatles - 1967-69 - Acoustic Submarine
2006
4.93 | 37 ratings
The Beatles In Mono Box Set
2009
4.65 | 54 ratings
The Beatles Stereo Box Set
2009
4.73 | 37 ratings
Past Masters (Remastered)
2009
4.20 | 27 ratings
The Beatles 1962-1970
2010
3.00 | 2 ratings
Anthology Highlights
2011
2.36 | 5 ratings
Tomorrow Never Knows
2012

THE BEATLES Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

1.40 | 6 ratings
My Bonnie
1961
2.87 | 15 ratings
Love Me Do
1962
2.57 | 12 ratings
Please Please Me
1963
2.37 | 10 ratings
From Me To You
1963
3.64 | 13 ratings
She Loves You
1963
2.68 | 10 ratings
I Want To Hold Your Hand
1963
2.67 | 3 ratings
The Beatles Christmas Record
1963
3.50 | 10 ratings
Twist And Shout
1963
3.00 | 3 ratings
The Beatles Hits
1963
2.50 | 2 ratings
The Beatles No. 1
1963
2.65 | 8 ratings
All My Loving
1964
3.04 | 6 ratings
Long Tall Sally
1964
3.96 | 5 ratings
Extracts From The Film A Hard Day's Night
1964
2.00 | 1 ratings
Extracts From The Album A Hard Day's Night
1964
2.50 | 7 ratings
Beatles For Sale
1964
2.00 | 1 ratings
Souvenir of Their Visit to America
1964
2.00 | 1 ratings
Four By The Beatles
1964
3.55 | 11 ratings
Can't Buy Me Love
1964
3.55 | 11 ratings
A Hard Days Night
1964
3.42 | 12 ratings
I Feel Fine
1964
3.00 | 8 ratings
If I Fell
1964
2.00 | 1 ratings
Another Beatles Christmas Record
1964
3.82 | 11 ratings
Ticket To Ride
1965
3.85 | 13 ratings
Help !
1965
3.83 | 12 ratings
Day Tripper
1965
2.00 | 1 ratings
The Beatles Third Christmas Record
1965
2.00 | 1 ratings
4 By The Beatles
1965
2.00 | 1 ratings
Beatles For Sale No. 2
1965
2.00 | 1 ratings
The Beatles Million Sellers
1965
3.86 | 7 ratings
Yesterday
1966
4.09 | 11 ratings
Nowhere Man
1966
3.49 | 16 ratings
Paperback Writer
1966
3.63 | 18 ratings
Eleanor Rigby
1966
2.00 | 2 ratings
Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas
1966
4.87 | 25 ratings
Strawberry Fields Forever
1967
3.55 | 18 ratings
All You Need Is Love
1967
4.06 | 16 ratings
Hello Goodbye
1967
2.17 | 4 ratings
Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
1967
3.82 | 23 ratings
Magical Mystery Tour (UK Version)
1967
3.31 | 16 ratings
Lady Madonna
1968
4.27 | 24 ratings
Hey Jude
1968
2.00 | 1 ratings
The Beatles Sixth Christmas Record
1968
4.06 | 17 ratings
Get Back
1969
3.11 | 17 ratings
Ballad Of John And Yoko
1969
3.15 | 16 ratings
Something
1969
2.00 | 1 ratings
The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record
1969
3.06 | 12 ratings
Let It Be
1970
4.00 | 3 ratings
The Beatles Christmas Album
1970
3.50 | 2 ratings
From Then To You
1970
3.68 | 10 ratings
Yesterday
1976
3.60 | 10 ratings
Back In The U.S.S.R.
1976
3.00 | 5 ratings
Twist And Shout
1977
3.93 | 18 ratings
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends
1978
3.00 | 2 ratings
Movie Medley
1982
2.00 | 5 ratings
Love Me Do
1982
3.00 | 3 ratings
Baby It's You
1995
3.93 | 10 ratings
Free As A Bird
1995
3.96 | 8 ratings
Real Love
1996
3.80 | 5 ratings
Yellow Submarine Songtrack Sampler
1999
3.50 | 2 ratings
Within You Without You / Tomorrow Never Knows (promo)
2006
2.25 | 4 ratings
Love (promo)
2006
3.33 | 3 ratings
Help! (7 Song Radio Sampler)
2007

THE BEATLES Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 The Complete Silver Beatles by BEATLES, THE album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1982
2.00 | 3 ratings

BUY
The Complete Silver Beatles
The Beatles Proto-Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

2 stars I don`t have this album, but I have listened to all the songs from this album from other sources. in fact, they were broadcasted in a FM radio station in my city in a series of programmes dedicated to the history of the band. It was in late 1982, I think.

This album has 12 of the 15 songs that THE BEATLES (George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and then drummer Pete Best) recorded at the Decca Studios in London on the first day of January 1962. These recordings are as a whole also known as "The Decca Audition Tape". and as the very known old story says, they were rejected by Decca Records after this audition. But manager Brian Epstein anyway paid for the audition tapes to be owned by them, and he spent some months trying to get a recording contract for the band using these tapes with several record labels, until one day he was lucky and met a person who suggested to him to visit Parlophone Records to meet Producer George Martin, a then small record label which was part of the EMI Records label and that was mostly dedicated to the release of Comedy albums (which were also produced by Martin) . In fact, EMI also have rejected the band before that, but despite this Epstein tried again with Parlophone, and was lucky enough to find that Martin was interested to give the band a chance for an audition in June 1962. The rest is history.

These mono recordings from this "Decca Audition Tape" are well recorded and mixed but they sound really old, still showing the band playing well but not very well. In fact, they travelled all night from Liverpool to London for the audition with Decca. So, they sound a bit tired and maybe more after the New Year`s party (even the Decca producer and record executives arrived late to the audition). But anyway, the band tried to sound well. It is also known that Epstein selected the songs for the audition to try to show "their musical versatility". So, the songs show a variety of music styles, from ballads ("Till There Was You"), rockers ("Money", "Memphis"), Country and Western music ("Sure To Fall"), music more appropiate for Night Clubs ("Besame Mucho", a song which they also played in Hamburg in places like the "Star Club"), and even some theatre music ("Three Cool Cats", "The Sheik of Araby"). The band also recorded that day three original Lennon-McCartney songs (the unreleased "Love of the Loved", plus "Like Dreamers Do" and "Hello, Little Girl", with both of them being released in their "Anthology 1" two CD set compilation in 1995). It seems that these three Lennon-McCartney songs were not released in albums like this "The Complete Silver Beatles" compilation for some legal considerations. But these three original songs are the best from this "Decca Audition Tape". I think that due to his lack of experience managing bands Brian Epstein did not have the right vision to promote the band in the right way. He did it the best he could then, but obviously most of the material from this "Decca Audition Tape" did not show the real potential of the band as songwriters. Maybe it could have been better to include more songs from Lennon and McCartney as part of the repertoire for the audition. Also the lack of a better drummer showed the band still with some limitations. Pete Best was not the right drummer for the band, but fortunately the band later met Ringo Starr and the band became a much better band with him on the drums.

The title of this album "The Complete Silver Beatles" is not really good. The band at that time did no use that name. They were known then as The Beatles in Liverpool and in Hamburg. I don`t know why the record label used a title like that for this album. Maybe the rights for the use of the recordings were not very clear then, but I really don`t know the whole story behind the release of this album. But I saw it being sold in well established record shops and in supermarkets in my city in the early eighties, being sold with reduced prices.

For collectors and fans of the band.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Magical Mystery Tour (US Version) by BEATLES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1967
4.13 | 545 ratings

BUY
Magical Mystery Tour (US Version)
The Beatles Proto-Prog

Review by ridemyfacetochicago

5 stars I don't remember me listen to music and don't knowing Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane, in those days The Fab Four were the best, the most innovative and everybody listen to them. And they remained the best till today. For sure Magical Mystery Tour is belonging to this site of Prog, it is a Prog Music record, or at least Psychedelia record, which is the same. They have here some masterpieces that are way away of their time like Strawberry Fields, I am the walrus and All you need is love, well known songs by everybody that, really, deals with prog. Like all their albums of that era there is groundbreaking, there is influence on the others to come but, again, there is music that will stay with us a long, long time. Music is what counts, no? You don't have to be complicated to do music, and also, if you make complicated music it has to have melody, no? Else why do you write music, for the sake of writing it ?

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Revolver by BEATLES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1966
4.37 | 688 ratings

BUY
Revolver
The Beatles Proto-Prog

Review by ridemyfacetochicago

5 stars I don't understand why in the first 100 records of all time there is no single LP by the Beatles ! Not Revolver, Sgt Pepper, Abbey Road or the White. Revolver is the first record that brings The Beatles to another level of composition and expression. We have here a passage to Psychedelic Rock (which is for the 60's what is Progressive Rock for the 70's, and of course, the father of the Prog), but this move, to another level, is made using the main gift that The Beatles had : the power to write beautiful songs, eternal songs. And songs they wrote : from Taxman to Tomorrow Never Ends everything is perfect. Really perfect. There is no need to pass song by song and describe them...The record as a whole is perfect. I think also of the impact they made in 66' on the whole industry, on the artists and the huge influence they had on music yet to come... Viva the psychedelia and The Beatles !! Highly recommended, in fact I think that these are the very basic stones that someone must listen and know by heart before entering the gate of the Prog, it makes the understanding of this phenomena of Prog much easier. And one more thing : I have and know by heart every record by Yes, Genesis, Van Der Graaf, King Crimson, Floyd and so on, but I love Yellow Submarine....It makes me feel forever young...

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Rubber Soul by BEATLES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1965
3.90 | 525 ratings

BUY
Rubber Soul
The Beatles Proto-Prog

Review by ridemyfacetochicago

5 stars Rubber Soul-Drive my car, Norwegian wood, Nowhere man, Michelle, Girl, In my life are songs for ever. And the rest are also beautiful songs. I still look at this site and don't understand how The Beatles are so underrated, although I noticed their ratings are climbing steadily. Maybe in the end there will be justice done and they will be recognized as the Masters. They where not progressive music in their first period (1963-1965) as we understand today progressive music (Yes, Van der Graaf, King Crimson, Genesis, Pink Floyd and so on), but they made records for ever. As to say more : I think that many people will say about Beethoven : no, not Beethoven he is not progressive... But to stick to Rubber Soul, another fine one on the long strike of 12-13 records of geniality by the Beatles.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Love Songs by BEATLES, THE album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1977
3.85 | 18 ratings

BUY
Love Songs
The Beatles Proto-Prog

Review by thwok

4 stars If this album was released on CD at a reasonable price (not the absurd, almost $20 you have to pay these days), I would snatch it up in a minute. It contains many of my favorite Beatles songs, scattered throughout the band's original albums. The fact that this album does span the band's less-than 10 year recording career is one of its selling points. I think the inclusion of "I Will", a great song that I didn't even know existed until Alison Krauss' brilliant cover version, alone earns this album an extra star.

We all know the music, so discussing individual songs is mostly unnecessary. I think the deciding factor in rating Love Songs is the choice of songs. I don't own all of The Beatles' original albums, and I wouldn't want to. So, I think this is a great gathering of their songs in one place. The only suggestion (it's not exactly a complaint) I would make for Love Songs is to include more music. "Hey Jude", for instance, would fit here with a lot of breathing room left over.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Let It Be by BEATLES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.25 | 416 ratings

BUY
Let It Be
The Beatles Proto-Prog

Review by friso
Prog Reviewer

4 stars The Beatles - Let it be (1970)

The Let is Be album is a record made of pre-recorded material that was to be recorded for a live audiance. An album of new songs recorded live, a great idea - but it never happened. Calling these recordings demo's doesn't do them must justice, but the other late Beatles albums are recorded significantly more professional. The Beatles had enjoyed the best popmusic productions since 1966 and the band used the studio as an instrument. Because of them being unable to perform for regular audiances the necessity of being able to fully reproduce songs live had been removed from the artistic proces. The recordings of the Let it Be sessions where passed on to Phil Spector who gave some songs orchestral arrangements - the subject of many discussions still today.

This is actually one of my favorite Beatles records, simply because the band sound like a band playing music. The music lives, is in the moment, sharp and exciting. On this record the talent of the Beatles really shines threw, both as songwriters 'nd as performers. The album has both art rock songs and eclectic pop tracks, but I like all songs on this album.

Conclusion. Let is Be is the Beatles album in which they once again sounded like a band. I love it. Four stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Tomorrow Never Knows by BEATLES, THE album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2012
2.36 | 5 ratings

BUY
Tomorrow Never Knows
The Beatles Proto-Prog

Review by thwok

2 stars This was originally available only on iTunes as a limited edition. There were 1000 copies made in 2012. There are now 2 listings on ebay for $700 and $950! The folks at iTunes went through a lot of trouble to make this LP look "vintage". There are 4 other ratings of this on Prog Archives, and they all rated it highly. I sincerely hope that the other reviewers didn't pay nearly that much for this album. My issue here is not with the music, even though some of these songs are not the Beatles' best. We all know the Beatles were brilliant.

This compilation is simply unnecessary. If you wanted these songs on LP, even the two "alternative versions", I'm confident you could buy all the original records on the 'net a whole lot cheaper! Since this is the Beatles, and my fellow reviewers clearly liked it, I'll grant this two stars. There are a 100 better compilations than this one.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl by BEATLES, THE album cover Live, 1977
2.88 | 30 ratings

BUY
The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl
The Beatles Proto-Prog

Review by LearsFool

2 stars Good actual Lord. Here's a story for the ages. Right at the height of The Beatles' original zeitgeist, when they still played live to fans who wouldn't let anyone actually listen to the music, their record companies tried their darnedest to get a high quality taping of a live performance to ply to eager fans. Unfortunately for their plans, none of their recordings turned out in anywhere near decent quality, when venues and guilds even let them record. Back then, they had the good sense not to drop any of this on the world. But in the Seventies, with Beatlemania II still raging, a different company managed to kick out an even poorer recording of one of the old Hamburg shows. This led a panicked EMI to force George Martin to try and salvage two bad recordings of Hollywood Bowl shows, a year apart, into something they could sell to make up lost ground. And... well, he couldn't really salvage it. SQ remains in the dumps, and there's nothing here for lo-fi to make better. The fans are way too loud and annoying. The haphazard stitching together of the two shows results in both "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!" being the newest Beatles album. It's great to have another version of their cover of "Roll Over Beethoven", but this is worth very little. *sigh* We did need a good Beatles live record, but this wasn't it. Definitely a collectible for fans, but this comes out more like a Dada art project meant to critique the culture of pop music than anything else.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Beatles For Sale by BEATLES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1964
2.71 | 294 ratings

BUY
Beatles For Sale
The Beatles Proto-Prog

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

2 stars THE BEATLES were the hottest act in musical history at this point and Beatlemania was showing no signs of cooling off any time soon. Like many early 60s releases FOR SALE was the title for the UK release not seeing a US release until 1987 (but the US would see a slightly reworked version called BEATLES 65.) This was the point when the band was a victim of its own success. The constant touring and release of a new album every six months depleted the band's original songs and because of record company pressure the Fab Four were pretty much forced to cough up another album right after "Hard Day's Night." With very little original material to supply the band reverted back to covering 50s songs only unlike those on the first couple of albums, most of these tracks seem stale and like a retrograde instead of an energized attempt at refreshing their sound.

Personally I find this the weakest album in the entire BEATLES discography. It just feels forced. There are a few tracks like "No Reply" that are up to snuff, but even the single "Eight Days A Week" is one of my least favorite BEATLES hits. The covers are fairly boring and overall this album just feels unnecessary. There are some firsts in the BEATLES evolutionary path here. The band had their only cover song hit #1 in Australia with Chuck Berry's "Rock And Roll Music" and John Lennon was incorporating personal experience as the basis for songwriting as heard in "I'm A Loser" showing his influence from hanging out with Bob Dylan. This album isn't a total waste of time but it's nevertheless the one that I find myself rarely wanting to put on. Luckily things would only get better from here. 2.5 rounded down

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by BEATLES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1967
4.33 | 782 ratings

BUY
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles Proto-Prog

Review by drubella

5 stars Not much can be said about Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in a review that hasn't already been covered in great detail in books. The only thing left to do is throw in my 2 cents. This album changed the way people thought about popular music. Not just the average radio listener, but musicians and aspiring musicians as well. It made it possible for people to hear pop music as more than just throwaway singles, but as an album as a whole. None of the songs were ever released as singles. The first real concept album. Even the cover art reflects the content that lies within. In my opinion, no other album splintered the rock genre into so many other sub-genres. Obviously, other factors and bands were involved to form more specialized factions of rock, but, I believe this album was the catalyst. It opened up a lot of people's eyes to something possible beyond the two and a half minute pop song. It didn't hurt either that being the most popular band in the world made it easier to get a concept album out to a large amount of people. Some of who might not have listened to The Beatles otherwise, either because they listened to a more sophisticated style of music or because the "I Want to Hold Your Hand" crowd hated it..

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Thanks to Certif1ed for the artist addition. and to NotAProghead for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 2.20 seconds