Abbey Road - Leaner, Meaner and MUCH Better!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mike Reynolds, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. davers

    davers Forum Resident

    I've really got to disagree with the following statement from the OP: "Gone are the weakest tracks on the album in "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", "Oh! Darling" and "Octopus's Garden". C'mon... they really are."

    I love all three tracks and find them essential to Abby Road.
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  2. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    Talk about your epic fail.
  3. Willowman

    Willowman Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Those three are most of the reason I rarely listen to Abbey Road!

    Come Together, Here Comes The Sun and McCartney’s bits of the medley are top grade, though.
  4. Ivan

    Ivan Forum Resident

    Perth, Australia
    Probably a controversial opinion, but I've always personally considered YNGMYM to be the start of the Medley :) *shrug* (IMO Because can be excised without disrupting the flow of everything after - but the rest is interwoven/connected in a way that they cannot).
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  5. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    If Lennon trimmed his beard and McCartney put some shoes on it would be a better album. And of course, Harrison wearing double denim really dates the whole thing in my opinion.
  6. Kassonica

    Kassonica Forum Resident

    I agree with this :) Oh darling does it's place but the other 2 ruin side 1 for me...

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  7. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    C'mon people, Octopus's Garden is a joyful soundscape of Ringo goodness. With gobs of chunky instrumental tastiness. Listening to the cd in the car today I was even warming to Maxwell :hide: - George on bass? The bass lines pound away. It's almost passive aggressive bass playing :D
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  8. progrocker

    progrocker Forum Resident

    Oh Darling is great due to it's almost animalistic expression, it's power and emotion. Could never be construed as weak. Love that tune.
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  9. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    I felt like it was a classic the first time I heard it. I still feel that way.
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  10. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

    The second Capitol creation should feature the missed off songs plus Hey Jude/Revolution, and the 1969 singles!
    More product, bring it on!:winkgrin:
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  11. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    Next Thread:
    Let’s remove Back In The USSR, Birthday, and Revolution from The White Album
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  12. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Michigan, USA
    Come Together
    Here Comes The Sun
    Hey Jude
    Across The Universe
    You Never Give Me Your Money
    Sun King
    Mean Mr. Mustard
    Polythene Pam
    She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
    Golden Slumbers
    Carry That Weight
    The End
    I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  13. Nope. Nope. Nope.
  14. Mike Dow

    Mike Dow I kind of like the music

    Bangor, Maine

    Better yet, let's have One Direction re-record your truncated version of Abbey Road. Maybe they'll actually get it right for you. :rolleyes:
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  15. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo No music, no Life

    Why don't you throw in the white album and make it a triple album.... .....:D
  16. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Not that I would axe anything, but if I could get Beatles performed versions of Back Seat of My Car and All Things Must Pass, both of which had been composed, I would gladly shove I Want You off to POB to make room for them.
  17. dewey02

    dewey02 Forum Resident

    The mid-South.
    The return of Dave Dexter!
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  18. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Elliptical Envelopment

    East Bay, Ca
    Its perfect the way it is.
  19. billy1

    billy1 Forum Resident

    The Beatles aren't and never were the serious rock band some would like to pretend. Cutting to the chase, McCartney post revolver was responsible for the Beatles having such a wide fan base; many people like the aforementioned tracks; they like WI64, Martha, Your Mother should know etc and for purely musical reasons, they just like the melodies, the sentiments and, certainly for me, the sound of the young McCartney voice.
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  20. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Little Britain
    The OP is right about Octopus and Maxwell which let the album down but a 19 minute album isn't a solution.
    Their last three albums were all hampered by lacklustre filler. They were like a headless chicken without Brian at the helm and that is reflected in their music.
  21. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

    Mahwah, NJ
    Too bad J&P didnt duet on Oh Darling. I think as is it's an ok song, wouldn't chuck it but not earth shattering either.
  22. yarbles

    yarbles Too sick to pray

    You've definitely improved side one, so many kudus for that...but side two is still very weak. How about making it an EP?
  23. Is this some kimd of “Downsizing”joke?

  24. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    While we're at it, the Mona Lisa could really use a few little tweaks... :tiphat:
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  25. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    Nah, all their albums had 'filler' (some of which many bands would kill to have). When you crank out that many albums in 6 years it's gonna happen...
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