Post by jk on Dec 30, 2019 20:43:28 GMT
I grew up with The Beatles. Or rather they were rammed down my throat at school when they first broke in the UK in early '63. I was exclusively into US music at the time--in a tiny minority in other words. Since then I have come to love some of their work, particularly their debut album Please Please Me, Rubber Soul, Revolver and Abbey Road (UK versions where applicable).
My all-time favourite Beatles track is "The Word", for which I am occasionally ridiculed:
I think I've posted this opinion several times in the past (at least I'm consistent ), but Rubber Soul's (and also Revolver) greatness continues to escape me. Rubber Soul usually finishes very high on Greatest Albums polls, and over the years, Brian Wilson consistently mentioned the album's influence on him, but...I must be missing something. I just don't hear the greatness in the songs. Sorry.
Well, we're all different, Sheriff--and thank goodness for that!
The most recent (for me) unknown Beatles song I heard was a few years ago, in a version by Don Henley and others sung for a charity. I grew up with The Beatles (for better or for worse) and had never heard of this one before!! It's an absolute beauty--"Yes It Is":
This is now one of my top three Beatles songs, along with "The Word" and "There's A Place"...