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    Posted: April 09 2013 at 06:56
Actually I heard all the covers were made out of brown cardboard and he painted them all white by hand.
 
Or was it Tippex?
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...if he embossed and numbered each one by hand


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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2013 at 06:22
Originally posted by dr wu23

Originally posted by Stool Man

One of my favourite stories about Lennon & McCartney is from the late 70s.  Paul was visiting John, and they were watching "Saturday Night Live" on TV.  On the show, an offer of $200 dollars was made for The Beatles to reunite and perform on the show.  Knowing the TV studio was local, Paul and John considered actually going down there and doing it, but decided they were too tired.  One of those little 'what if' moments in music history - if only they hadn't been too tired!
 
Back to The White Album - what does everyone think of Richard Hamilton's artwork?
 
What art work....?
 
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I like the poster and the photos. The cover must have taken him ages.
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^Naked is better....in more ways that one!  WinkThumbs Up


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 08 2013 at 19:01
^Naked is better....in more ways that one!  WinkThumbs Up


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I can't stand the Phil Spector-ized original release of Let it Be...those cheezy strings ruin some great songs.  I'll take the "Let it Be...Naked" release any day.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2013 at 17:54
Originally posted by Stool Man

One of my favourite stories about Lennon & McCartney is from the late 70s.  Paul was visiting John, and they were watching "Saturday Night Live" on TV.  On the show, an offer of $200 dollars was made for The Beatles to reunite and perform on the show.  Knowing the TV studio was local, Paul and John considered actually going down there and doing it, but decided they were too tired.  One of those little 'what if' moments in music history - if only they hadn't been too tired!
 
Back to The White Album - what does everyone think of Richard Hamilton's artwork?
 
What art work....?
 
Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2013 at 08:34
Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by Stool Man

meanwhile, back in 1968....Wink
3rd?  Behind Nirvana??
 
meanwhile, Back in the USSR... Tongue
The Model "T" is 3rd? Behind The Beetle??
 
meanwhile, back in the insect kingdom...Star
Beetles at Number 1!!!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2013 at 07:16
Originally posted by Stool Man

meanwhile, back in 1968....Wink
3rd?  Behind Nirvana??
 
meanwhile, Back in the USSR... Tongue
The Model "T" is 3rd? Behind The Beetle??


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meanwhile, back in 1968....Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2013 at 06:49
Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by earlyprog

Lennon and McCartney worked closely together on songs in the early years, rarely in the latter years. In fact they worked together more closely than often portrayed in public. This is documented in Lennon's first wife Cynthia's book "John".
Whatever - it was long time before November 1968 so your claim that "[t]he lack of development in Lennon's and Macca's music after The White Album coincides with the replacement of the Lennon/McCartney collaboration with the Lennon/Ono partnership" is not wholely accurate.
They'd pretty much stopped writing together in 1964 - A Hard Days Night is clearly Lennon's rocky songs and McCartney's more melodic ones. On occasions they contributed bits to one another's songs (such as We Can Work It Out) but generally they wrote separately.
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Admittedly, I announced a quadruple Beatles album (edit - for clarity:) . However, forgetting all the singles (gosh, they were really, really great.......hmmm), I probably should have made it a pentagon (?) album.
 
Hence, before annoucing my 5 albums, I would like to ask for yours? Or at least your conceptual pentagon (OR is that ""pentagle?) album (perhaps along the lines: 1 Rockers 2 Folk Rockers 3  Vaudeville and other Awkwards 4 Out of the extraordinary (prog?).
 
Assumption: exclude the Lady Madonna single! or what do you think? this is more like Magical Myszrey To (obviously, Im drunk by now!)...but very ...I forgot what I was going to say.....Chers!
 
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Edited by earlyprog - April 04 2013 at 18:56
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 07:49
Comments on this album by the Fab Four:
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 07:43
Originally posted by earlyprog

Lennon and McCartney worked closely together on songs in the early years, rarely in the latter years. In fact they worked together more closely than often portrayed in public. This is documented in Lennon's first wife Cynthia's book "John".
Whatever - it was long time before November 1968 so your claim that "[t]he lack of development in Lennon's and Macca's music after The White Album coincides with the replacement of the Lennon/McCartney collaboration with the Lennon/Ono partnership" is not wholely accurate.


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One of my favourite stories about Lennon & McCartney is from the late 70s.  Paul was visiting John, and they were watching "Saturday Night Live" on TV.  On the show, an offer of $200 dollars was made for The Beatles to reunite and perform on the show.  Knowing the TV studio was local, Paul and John considered actually going down there and doing it, but decided they were too tired.  One of those little 'what if' moments in music history - if only they hadn't been too tired!
 
Back to The White Album - what does everyone think of Richard Hamilton's artwork?


Edited by Stool Man - April 03 2013 at 07:33
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Lennon and McCartney worked closely together on songs in the early years, rarely in the latter years. In fact they worked together more closely than often portrayed in public. This is documented in Lennon's first wife Cynthia's book "John".
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Originally posted by earlyprog

The lack of development in Lennon's and Macca's music after The White Album coincides with the replacement of the Lennon/McCartney collaboration with the Lennon/Ono partnership. I guess Paul and John needed each other to progress individually and together.
 
Just an idea and for the record.
Except Lennon and McCartney was a financial partnership, not a colaboration - they rarely worked together on a song - the basic maxim with Lennon & McCartney songs is "whoever sang it wrote it" (who smelt it dealt it)


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The lack of development in Lennon's and Macca's music after The White Album coincides with the replacement of the Lennon/McCartney collaboration with the Lennon/Ono partnership. I guess Paul and John needed each other to progress individually and together.
 
Just an idea and for the record.


Edited by earlyprog - April 03 2013 at 06:53
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Originally posted by The Doctor

Revolver is my favorite and the pinnacle of their career as far as I'm concerned, with Magical Mystery Tour in second (yes, I prefer it to Pepper's), Rubber Soul, Pepper's, Abbey Road follow. 

I agree with all of this
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Originally posted by Dean

The "doubles" - The Beatles LP and Magical Mystery Tour EP - are, (without a shadow of doubt), my two favourite Beatles releases - the former because it is an unrestrained extravagance and the latter because it isn't.
 
THis is more or less what I think.  They are certainly my favourite Beatles albums.  The White Album has been my favourite for years and MMT has recently grown on me.  One difference is that I love Baby you're a Rich Man but because it reminds me of being very young and listening to my Uncle's single over and over and over again!  And not having heard the EPs i'm not over bothered about the inclusion of the singles.
 
I wouldn't change a thing about The White Album not a duff track on it.  I even love.... oh well I won't say as it doesn't matter.
 
(AND because what flipping right have I got to change it anyway)


Edited by akamaisondufromage - April 02 2013 at 13:14
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