See Article History Alternative Titles: Fab Four, the Silver Beatles The Beatles, formerly called the Quarrymen or the Silver Beatles, byname Fab Four, British musical quartet and a global cynosure for the hopes and dreams of a generation that came of age in the s. The principal members were John Lennon b. October 9, , Liverpool, Merseyside, England—d. June 18, , Liverpool , George Harrison b. February 25, , Liverpool—d.
Beatles Midterm- Albums/Singles
Matt Blick Hey Kevin and Chris- thought provoking podcast as always! Hate to be the resident Beatles pedant but what Chris said about the Beatles albums being just collections of individual songs is a little confusing. They did record a song at a time as opposed to tracking ALL the drums, then ALL the bass etc but albums were always albums and singles and B sides were always singles. Singles were released in different markets by different labels simultaneously, album tracks were pulled for singles, tracks were held back from albums and added to different albums etc But what they DID do in the UK is highly instructive for your discussion.
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The Beatles is the ninth official British album and the fifteenth American album by The Beatles , a double album released in It is more commonly known as The White Album as it has no text other than the band’s name and, on the early LP and CD releases, a serial number on its plain white sleeve. The album was the first The Beatles undertook following the death of their manager Brian Epstein.
Originally entitled A Doll’s House, the title was changed when the British progressive band Family released the similarly titled Music in a Doll’s House earlier that year. From Across the Universe: This record was the first Beatles album release on their new label, Apple, and the record labels indicated that the album was manufactured by Capitol but issued by Apple. Finally, the albums were numbered, with each factory numbering differently.
There were reportedly 12 copies of 1 I know of two , and they numbered over 3, , of them, although not all three million numbers may have been used.
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Released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group’s first visit to America these albums are available in the UK for the first time, and provide a revelatory eye-opener to the differences with which the two countries regarded this musical phenomenon. America had been slow to latch on to The Beatles — EMI’s Stateside partner Capitol had passed on the opportunity to release their early singles, which consequently appeared on the independent Vee-Jay — and were suddenly forced to play catch-up when “I Want to Hold Your Hand” catapulted the group into the American limelight in Alongside a flurry of hit singles, they ransacked The Beatles’ back catalogue to create a completely new series of albums for this vast new virgin market, displaying a total disregard for the band’s original intentions.
By the end of that year, The Beatles had released a total of four albums in the UK, depicting a clear progression from the enthusiastic rock’n’soul covers and tyro songwriting efforts of Please Please Me and With the Beatles to the blossoming triumph of A Hard Day’s Night and the folk-influenced thoughtfulness of Beatles for Sale.
The Beatles’ White Album was their ninth UK LP, and their 15th in the United States. Commonly known as the White Album, the self-titled collection of 30 songs stands as a majestic cornucopia of styles, born from one of the group’s most creative periods.
A real downer record. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour and then a slow slide into decay. My friend was a stewardess for an airline company at the time and picked up one of the albums before they were either removed from the shelves, sold out or both. I saw the album and it strikes me as odd that no one ever mentions this piece of information. We all know that Europe, and that includes England is more comfortable with nudity than the US.
And I doubt that will ever change. I maybe dating myself but has anyone else seen this particular cover? The original picture was removed. The other Beatles didnt appear on the cover. Reply Wingwiper Sunday 21 December I remember it as I bought it here in the states and I think only about 10, copies were released before the U. Do you have any links for this?
#166: The singles vs. album release debate
December 27 by Jeff Slate The Beatles: The Beatles were no exception. And, as music fans themselves, who had felt gypped whenever a single they already possessed was included on an album by one of their heroes, they liked it that way. The song that began life as a slow, Roy Orbison-style ballad, became a catchy pop tune, complete with a harmonica hook from John Lennon, under the guiding hand of producer George Martin.
Stylistically similar to its predecessors, it was another hit, but barely hinted at what was to come.
In their native United Kingdom, between and , the Beatles released 12 studio albums, 13 extended plays (EPs) and 22 r, the band’s international discography is complicated, due to different versions of their albums sometimes being released in other countries, particularly during their early years with Capitol Records in North s:
This is how the table is arranged. Records are organised by the start of recording. Album start dates ignore tracks previously issued as singles. Release dates are the UK releases. Single A and B sides are shown in that order. Compilations EPs and LPs are not listed except 2. Events are placed chronologically between releases.
Singles – UK releases
Glad you excluded Ringo. The self-titled Ringo record is by far the best album start-to-finish. It makes me smile. It really pains me to put the Driving Rain album as one of his worst.
For a band that released its first single in , the Beatles have amazing longevity. The release of the Rock Band game today and a series of remastered albums has sparked renewed interest in the.
And straight away again, it was just weird vibes. You know, I found I was starting to be able to enjoy being a musician, but the moment I got back with The Beatles, it was just too difficult. There were just too many limitations based upon our being together for so long. Everybody was sort of pigeonholed. After the Breakup of the Beatles, Elliot J. It was just a dreadful, dreadful feeling at Twickenham Studio. You couldn’t make music at eight in the morning, in a strange place with people filming you, and coloured lights I was stoned all the time and I just didn’t give a shit.
John was with Yoko and had escalated to heroin and all the accompanying paranoias and he was putting himself out on a limb. I think that as much as it excited and amused him, at the same time it secretly terrified him. I thought it was good to let it out and show people what had happened to us, we can’t get it together; we don’t play together any more; you know, leave us alone. The bootleg version is what it was like, and everyone was probably thinking they’re not going to fucking work on it. There were 29 hours of tape, so much that it was like a movie.
Twenty takes of everything, because we were rehearsing and taking everything.
Beatles Different Record Labels
A real downer record. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour and then a slow slide into decay. My friend was a stewardess for an airline company at the time and picked up one of the albums before they were either removed from the shelves, sold out or both. I saw the album and it strikes me as odd that no one ever mentions this piece of information.
We all know that Europe, and that includes England is more comfortable with nudity than the US. And I doubt that will ever change.
In this list an overview of all Beatles singles, released in Holland with some other information, such as release date, highest position and number of weeks in Dutch Hitparades “Muziek Parade/Express” (till ) and xx “Veronica Top 40” (from ).
Instant Karma John Lennon, single, Technically Lennon was still in the Beatles when he recorded this exuberant, sloppy rocker. With Harrison on guitar and Lennon providing a rip-roaring vocal over a witty, polemical, philosophical lyric, it would make for an ear-catching, agenda-setting opening track. The message is simple and universal: A great, shaggy, joyful groove.
Produced by Harrison and featuring his distinctive guitar playing. Mind Games John Lennon, title track from his 4th solo album, To close side one, Lennon on soulful, philosophical form with a big, anthemic classic given an uncharacteristically for his solo career lush, Beatley production.