Saturday, February 25, 2017

One two three four... (Macca) (LP 89)

The Beatles Please Please Me (Vinyl and various CD editions - Parlophone Records, 1963) ****

Genre: Beatles pop

Places I remember: The vinyl option is an Australian copy - orange Parlophone, that I got from the mighty Noel Forth.

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: I Saw Her Standing There (is there a better song 1, side 1, debut album track? That's a rhetorical question btw)

Gear costume: OMG - is there a better last song, side 2 debut album track than Twist And Shout?

Active compensatory factors: The stuff in between those two behemoths can be a little bit meh, sadly. But that's revisionism. Nothing was like this album when it came out.


Incredibly, (if we ignore all the USA versions) the albums grew exponentially better and better from this point onwards until Yellow Submarine which followed the jaw dropping genius of The Beatles (a.k.a. the white album), but they had to start somewhere, right?

Just listen to my fab and gear tracks again and marvel at Macca and Lennon's voices. Gob smacking!

Where do they all belong? Let's go back! With the Beatles comes next.

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