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    Posted: March 28 2013 at 18:33
I think the Beatles - and music in general - peaked at īthe White Albumī - and that subsequent albums The Beatles' 'the Worst Albumī(Let It Be) and īthe Best Albumī(Abbey Road) could have be augmented to that first album to form a quadruple - rather than double - album without changing music history.
 
What do you think? any developments in Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr music or music in general after the White?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2013 at 18:35
Let It Be is the worst?Shocked No way....
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Originally posted by earlyprog

The Beatles' 'the Worst Albumī(Let It Be)

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The Beatles never made a bad album, but even if they did, Let it Be is absolutely not one.

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Music peaking with the Beatles? I will make you listen to Monteverdi and Purcell, you uncouth barbarian!!! 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2013 at 18:51
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Music peaking with the Beatles? I will make you listen to Monteverdi and Purcell, you uncouth barbarian!!! 

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The White Album isn't even in my Top 3 Beatles records. Go figure.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote earlyprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2013 at 18:54
Originally posted by CPicard

Music peaking with the Beatles? I will make you listen to Monteverdi and Purcell, you uncouth barbarian!!! 
Nevr heard of them :-)
 
Heard of THe Beatles though :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2013 at 19:00
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Music peaking with the Beatles? I will make you listen to Monteverdi and Purcell, you uncouth barbarian!!! 

Nice one Thor.Approve


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2013 at 19:04
Let it Be is my favorite Beatles album.  Bar none. 

White Album I'd place near the bottom of my post Rubber Soul list.  Though there's a few tracks on it that I think are great. 

So that's what I think of your theory, earlyprog, sorry. Embarrassed  Though I realize I'm in the minority and everyone will agree with you.LOL


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Post Options Post Options   Quote earlyprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2013 at 19:09
Originally posted by CPicard

Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by CPicard

Music peaking with the Beatles? I will make you listen to Monteverdi and Purcell, you uncouth barbarian!!! 

Nice one Thor.Approve


Praying to a Viking god doesn't make one unable to enjoy opera.
Believing to be a direct decendant of a Viking god...and never enjoyed an opera...or whatever...
 
....but always enjoyed Beatles....
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Originally posted by smartpatrol

Originally posted by earlyprog

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Originally posted by earlyprog

Originally posted by smartpatrol

Originally posted by earlyprog

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I'm not sure, but I think that it's quite the contrary and that you just unleashed the fury of... Er, Winnie the Pooh?
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So "Let It B" is The Beatlesī13'th release and only 13'th best ever album in history...go figure....;-)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2013 at 19:23
The White Album can be considered a very elaborate homage to a wide variety of popular music styles from Blues, Calypso, Soul, Metal, Folk, Pop, Rock'n'Roll, Chanson etc

However, as brilliantly executed as these expert homages are, the very nature of pastiche means the Beatles are deliberately cribbing from existing styles and will of course be less groundbreakingly original than some of their other albums. That said, the likes of Julia, Dear Prudence and Sexy Sadie have no precedent in popular music in my view and represented freshly minted originals.

Let It Be ain't a great Beatles album but it's certainly not their worst (Yellow Submarine might qualify?)
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^Great hearing from you ExitTheLemming Thumbs Up
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^IMO the White Album sums up 1967-'68 and directs the music into the future.

(But please give my anothter īThe Beatlesī  to guide me!)


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Post Options Post Options   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2013 at 20:15
Originally posted by CPicard

Originally posted by earlyprog

Originally posted by smartpatrol

Originally posted by earlyprog

The Beatles' 'the Worst Albumī(Let It Be)

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I'm not sure, but I think that it's quite the contrary and that you just unleashed the fury of... Er, Winnie the Pooh?

It means i'm so infuriated that my minded exploded
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2013 at 20:44
My theory is that the oft-maligned Revolution 9 is the pivotal song on the whole album. Without it, it's just a bunch of unrelated tunes. With it, the whole package takes on an air of chaos leading to inevitable apocalypse, with the closing Good Night sounding almost macabre in that context.

Even so, it's far from my favorite Beatles album. That honor would go to Hard Day's Night or Mystery Tour, depending on my mood.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2013 at 20:58
^ the oft maligned Revolution 9 is such because a very bad imitation of Stockhausen will never cut it as far as innovation or pushing the boundaries go. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it was McCartney who had the avant garde wanderlust , not Lennon (whose first love was always very basic primal rock'n'roll)
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