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    Posted: April 30 2013 at 21:55
I've been on a little Beatles kick today and sense I'm a massive nerd I made this list

1.Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (5/5)
2.Magical Mystery Tour (5/5)
3.Rubber Soul (5/5)
4.Let it Be... Naked (5/5)
5.Abbey Road (5/5)
6.Revolver (5/5)
7.Yellow Submarine (4.5/5)
8.The Beatles (4.5/5)
9.Past Masters (4.5/5)
10.A Hard Day's Night (4.5/5)
11.With the Beatles (4.5/5)
12.Help! (4/5)
13.Please Please Me (4/5)
14.Beatles for Sale (4/5)


Edited by smartpatrol - May 08 2013 at 23:16
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^ That's a lot of fives. My favourites are probably Magical Mystery Tour and Abbey Road. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2013 at 23:18
Originally posted by irrelevant

^ That's a lot of fives.

ik they're so good
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I love the Beatles! But, sometimes I prefer the U.S. versions on Capitol to the original U.K. versions. Also, some albums were only American releases. My faves are as follows:

1-Rubber Soul (U.S. version)
2-Revolver (Original U.K. version)
3-Beatles '65 (U.S. only release)
4-Let It Be ('Naked' version, 2003)
5-"1" (Compilation)
6-Past Masters Vol. 2 (1966-1970)
7-Live At The Hollywood Bowl

These are really the only ones I listen to. I know that I'm strange in that Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road, and the White Album are not on my list. I loved 'em when I was very young, but found that they lost their appeal as I got older. That's not to say they're bad, just not my favorites.
One great thing is that the live album has no overdubs. Many folks don't know that bands cheat and re-do parts in the studio on live albums. The Hollywood Bowl album and David Bowie's Stage album are the only 2 I own that I know are absolutely live, no fixing up after the fact.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2013 at 00:31
I'm not a massive Beatles fan, but my top 3 are :  Magical Mystery Tour
                                                                                         Revolver
                                                                                         Sgt. Pepper's
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I.
The Beatles

II.
Rubber Soul
Magical Mystery Tour

III.
A Hard Day's Night
With the Beatles
Please Please Me

IV.
Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Revolver

V.
the rest

A very unpopular arrangement, ey?


Edited by Dayvenkirq - May 01 2013 at 00:52
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Originally posted by smartpatrol

I've been on a little Beatles kick today and sense I'm a massive nerd I made this list

1.Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (5/5)
2.Magical Mystery Tour (5/5)
3.Rubber Soul (5/5)
4.Abbey Road (5/5)
5.Let it Be (5/5)
6.The Beatles (5/5)
7.Revolver (5/5)
8.Yellow Submarine (4.5/5)
9.Past Masters (4.5/5)
10.With the Beatles (4.5/5)
11.Please Please Me (4/5)
12.Help! (4/5)
13.A Hard Day's Night (4/5)
14.Beatles for Sale (4/5)

Don't know how you could leave out the White Album, despite it being largely the combination of three solo artists' efforts (my favourite John Lennon songs are found in the White Album). Also, I think Revolver should be higher up on your list. It would be number one on my list. 
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^ It's at no. 6, man. I know ... sometimes when I look for the album, I look for those specific words too. But then ... they named it after themselves.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2013 at 07:02
Discounting compilations my list would look something like this
 
1.The Beatles
2.Revolver
3. Abbey Road
4. Sgt Pepper
5. Rubber Soul
6. A Hard Days Night
7. Help
8. Beatles For Sale
9. Let It Be
10.Yellow Submarine
11.With the Beatles
12.Please Please Me

I'm not counting MMT as it wasn't originally an album, it was 2 EPs. As an "album" it would be at 3.
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Top 3 in no particular order:

Abbey Road
Revolver
Magical Mystery Tour
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1. Revolver
2. The Beatles
3. Abbey Road
4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely hearts Club Band
5. Magical Mystery Tour
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2013 at 07:22
It's funny how my absolute favourite Beatles tune, A Day In The Life, comes from an album that I am somewhat indifferent toConfused
I recognise Pepper's importance and the huge influence it has had(still more than ever actually), but I can't get into it as a whole... 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote humor4u1959 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2013 at 00:47
Originally posted by Guldbamsen

It's funny how my absolute favourite Beatles tune, A Day In The Life, comes from an album that I am somewhat indifferent toConfused
I recognise Pepper's importance and the huge influence it has had(still more than ever actually), but I can't get into it as a whole... 


I couldn't agree more. I loved it as a kid when it came out. But, to me, time has not been kind to Sgt. Pepper. Yet, I think the songs on 'Let It Be...Naked' sound timeless. So does the material from 1965-1966. Funny how that works, eh?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2013 at 02:32
Originally posted by Guldbamsen

It's funny how my absolute favourite Beatles tune, A Day In The Life, comes from an album that I am somewhat indifferent toConfused
I recognise Pepper's importance and the huge influence it has had(still more than ever actually), but I can't get into it as a whole... 
Nothing really funny about that because the other songs that are not on your list are probably throwaways. Like some kind of a 50/50 deal.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2013 at 04:18
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by Guldbamsen

It's funny how my absolute favourite Beatles tune, A Day In The Life, comes from an album that I am somewhat indifferent toConfused
I recognise Pepper's importance and the huge influence it has had(still more than ever actually), but I can't get into it as a whole... 
Nothing really funny about that because the other songs that are not on your list are probably throwaways. Like some kind of a 50/50 deal.
I reckon there are quite a few bands that would be glad of throwaways such as "She's Leaving Home" and "L in the S with D".Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2013 at 08:04
^ Nah, ... "She's Leaving Home" is one of my absolute favorites from them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zravkapt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2013 at 18:25
Abbey Road
Revolver

Magical Mystery Tour
Sgt. Pepper

Rubber Soul
"The White Album"
A Hard Days Night



...the rest
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Faves

Let it Be
Rubber Soul
MMT



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2013 at 06:46
As far as Beatles compilations go, 'Hey Jude' is a real winner, great collection of tunes there.
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