Post by Sheriff John Stone on Aug 11, 2019 21:50:24 GMT
Tempting. It really is. As its easily my most listened to Beatles album of 2019. Maybe if you led with "Baby It's You" and "Anna (Go To Him)"! I love those songs.
It's funny, back in January on EHF, you had Sgt Pepper and Please Please Me flipped (#6 and #9), which was nearly identical with my ranking (#6 and #10). The reason I find that "funny" is because this is the one area of my list that I wasn't 100% confident with 6 months later. The reason? Well, you said it back in January - your affection for Sgt Pepper comes and goes. I feel the same way. It's strange, because when I do listen to it (which isn't nearly as often), I think nearly every song is great and enjoyable. Mostly, 9s and 10s!
Very good research, and very good points. And I'll tell you exactly why I changed - for now. First, I was on one of those kicks where I re-sequenced Sgt. Pepper in an attempt to improve it, and I was enjoying it a lot, which is probably why I ranked it so high. Next, I tried to improve it even more by adding "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" to the mix. I thought, "This is gonna be great." Obviously it was better (how could it not be with those two additions), but not in the way I thought it would be. There's a couple of weak songs on Sgt. Pepper - "Within You Without You" and "When I'm 64" - which really brings down Side 2 for me. So, my like/love for the album then faded, although, over time, it could change again.
Then, I was reading an article on Andy White, and it prompted me to dig out Please Please Me. I was really digging the rawness and youth of the performances, but what struck me was the quality of the songs. Is there a bad song on that album? There's a lot of good ones, very good ones.