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To all of you Beatles fans!

Mr.Webs

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I was wondering if any of you have any recommendations to a lowly man looking for a CD of there's that would be a good 'introduction' to their music.
 
Well, your best bet is "Beatles 1", that Beatles compilation from a few years ago that is a fairly comprehensive collection of their greatest hits.

But really, beyond that, any of their albums is good listening.
 
Understood. While I'm interested in their more poppy, earlier hits, I'm also interested in their later, more thoughtful stuff. Will 'Beatles 1' deliver that?
 
I have the Red Album, the Blue Album and the White Album. I recommend the first two. The "Red Album" is really "lovey dovey", with almost every song having "Love" in the title. The "Blue Album" is more general and my favourite. The "White Album" is when they start getting really strange with songs like "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" on it.
 
#1, Rubber Soul, The White Album, Revolver, Help

I still have my mothers copy of Revolver on vinyl, on the back of the sleeve it reads - this is a mono recording (also available in Stereo!!!)
 
I like the Beatles Anthology I, II, III just for the way it depicts the way the Beatles' sound developed through the years.
 
redmarvel said:
I have the Red Album, the Blue Album and the White Album. I recommend the first two. The "Red Album" is really "lovey dovey", with almost every song having "Love" in the title. The "Blue Album" is more general and my favourite. The "White Album" is when they start getting really strange with songs like "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" on it.
those are recopilations that came out in the seventies, and yes, those are the most comprehensive albums you can get for your buck, the red one is called 1962/1966 which includes all their best songs from the first, poppier part of their career, the blue one or 1967/1970 takes from their more psychodelic and artistically rich albums
Beatles #1 would be more like a compressed package of those two

if you're looking for an album from their first phase, get A Hard Day's Night, it features some of their best songs of that era

but the best way to listen to them is in chronological order, you appreciate their grownth as songwritters, group and people
 
I'd say Beatles 1 is best to start with.
 
Odin's Lapdog said:
urban spaceman>any beatle song.

:o
who?
I find it funny every time someone says this or that is better than the Beatles

I also remember back in 92 when they were saying that Ace Of Base was the next Beatles

who?
 
PLAS said:
who?
I find it funny every time someone says this or that is better than the Beatles

I also remember back in 92 when they were saying that Ace Of Base was the next Beatles

who?
:confused:

Urban spaceman, the song that goes like this


I'm the urban spaceman baby, I've got speed
I've got everything I need
I'm the urban spaceman baby, I can fly
I'm a supersonic guy




it's by the bonzo dog doo dah band.


it was done in the 70s.
 
The Beatles like Zeppelin and Pink Floyd whose music must be fully appreciated through their albums rather than a hits collection. That being said, if you only want one or two albums by them, get The Beatles 1962 - 1966 and The Beatles 1967 - 1970. Of all the many Beatles hits collections on the market, they are the ones that give the most comprehensive view of their music.
 
PLAS said:
I also remember back in 92 when they were saying that Ace Of Base was the next Beatles

holy muther****ing ****. :eek: :eek:

yeah... "i saw the sign" is a classic. :( :down :down
 
PLAS said:
I also remember back in 92 when they were saying that Ace Of Base was the next Beatles
I remember when the Spice Girls were supposedly the next Beatles also. . .and believed it:(

Personally, I started with Please, Please Me. I decided I'd experience the Beatles the way the world did when they were at their peak. Starting with their first album and eventually work my way to Let It Be. But if you want all of their greatest hits on a single disc. I highly recommend Beatles 1. But it wouldn't be a waste if you bought either of their albums, because they are all good. And even their "worst" is certainly better than most of the garbage put out today.
 
If you want an introduction that represents the entire career of the Fab Four, 1 is the way to go. However, when people list thier favorite albums released by them these are the albums that come to mind: (In order from the release date)

1.Rubber Soul
2.Revolver
3.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Clu Band
4.The Beatles (The White Album) (Would not recommend for those who want an introduction to the band. While there are some spectacular songs on this album, some of the tracks have to do with experimentation with new sounds)
5. Abbey Road

If you need anymore help with anything "just call on me and I'll send it along, with love from me to you." ;)
 
ANTHONYNASTI said:
The Beatles like Zeppelin and Pink Floyd whose music must be fully appreciated through their albums rather than a hits collection. That being said, if you only want one or two albums by them, get The Beatles 1962 - 1966 and The Beatles 1967 - 1970. Of all the many Beatles hits collections on the market, they are the ones that give the most comprehensive view of their music.
While I would recommend this as well, the price for both of these compliations are ridiculous. Buying both of these albums comes out to about $30.00 each and that is a bit much for a person who is just looking for an introduction to the band.
 
I don't much care for the beatles. Never really have. SO I would advise you to just stear clear of them completely.
 
Mr.Webs said:
Understood. While I'm interested in their more poppy, earlier hits, I'm also interested in their later, more thoughtful stuff. Will 'Beatles 1' deliver that?
For their early poppy stuff I'd agree that the best is "Hard Day's Night" for later I'd go with Abbey Road or Revolver.
 

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