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« Reply #150 on: March 15, 2017, 11:22:04 AM »

Usually with the survivor pool, songs don't so much get voted out because they're not liked, it's just that the other songs are stronger.  Especially with these mid 60s Beatles releases. 

With the Beatles songs, picking the ones I really like or don't care for can't always be explained properly. I was around when these songs came out and remember in many cases what was taking place at the time.
For example, I really like "I've Just Seen a Face" from the Help! album. Not so much for the quality of the song but rather the "good vibe" that I associate with it. It was a hard decision to vote it out.
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« Reply #151 on: March 15, 2017, 11:51:22 AM »

Usually with the survivor pool, songs don't so much get voted out because they're not liked, it's just that the other songs are stronger.  Especially with these mid 60s Beatles releases. 

With the Beatles songs, picking the ones I really like or don't care for can't always be explained properly. I was around when these songs came out and remember in many cases what was taking place at the time.
For example, I really like "I've Just Seen a Face" from the Help! album. Not so much for the quality of the song but rather the "good vibe" that I associate with it. It was a hard decision to vote it out.

I feel the same way about It's Only Love, pretty simple song, and not some of Lennon's better lyrics, but I like the feel.  I can't believe it was one of the first to go.
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« Reply #152 on: March 15, 2017, 05:00:22 PM »

Usually with the survivor pool, songs don't so much get voted out because they're not liked, it's just that the other songs are stronger.  Especially with these mid 60s Beatles releases. 

With the Beatles songs, picking the ones I really like or don't care for can't always be explained properly. I was around when these songs came out and remember in many cases what was taking place at the time.
For example, I really like "I've Just Seen a Face" from the Help! album. Not so much for the quality of the song but rather the "good vibe" that I associate with it. It was a hard decision to vote it out.

I feel the same way about It's Only Love, pretty simple song, and not some of Lennon's better lyrics, but I like the feel.  I can't believe it was one of the first to go.

I know Lennon disliked the song, but I love it too. It's so fun to sing!
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« Reply #153 on: March 15, 2017, 08:17:10 PM »

Usually with the survivor pool, songs don't so much get voted out because they're not liked, it's just that the other songs are stronger.  Especially with these mid 60s Beatles releases. 

With the Beatles songs, picking the ones I really like or don't care for can't always be explained properly. I was around when these songs came out and remember in many cases what was taking place at the time.
For example, I really like "I've Just Seen a Face" from the Help! album. Not so much for the quality of the song but rather the "good vibe" that I associate with it. It was a hard decision to vote it out.

I feel the same way about It's Only Love, pretty simple song, and not some of Lennon's better lyrics, but I like the feel.  I can't believe it was one of the first to go.

I know Lennon disliked the song, but I love it too. It's so fun to sing!

John was often unkind about the songs from the early Beatles years.  I wonder if he would've softened on that stance had he lived beyond 40.
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« Reply #154 on: April 07, 2017, 04:02:05 PM »

My heart wants to give every original Beatles album 5 stars out of 5. My head wants The lowest rating to be 4 stars. No other band means more to me..... except The Beach Boys.
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« Reply #155 on: September 25, 2017, 04:59:48 PM »

Just found out that the PBS Network will be broadcasting Ron Howard's "Eight Days a Week" documentary on November 25 at 8:00 pm US Eastern Time (but check local listings for time in your area)
Assume this will be during a pledge drive, but nice to see it all the same.
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« Reply #156 on: October 02, 2017, 08:22:47 AM »

Just found out that the PBS Network will be broadcasting Ron Howard's "Eight Days a Week" documentary on November 25 at 8:00 pm US Eastern Time (but check local listings for time in your area)
Assume this will be during a pledge drive, but nice to see it all the same.

I was disappointed that the BluRay didn't include the Shea Stadium concert, which was apparently shown with the movie during the brief theater run.
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« Reply #157 on: October 02, 2017, 08:48:46 AM »

Just found out that the PBS Network will be broadcasting Ron Howard's "Eight Days a Week" documentary on November 25 at 8:00 pm US Eastern Time (but check local listings for time in your area)
Assume this will be during a pledge drive, but nice to see it all the same.

It's also on Hulu.

Edit: As is The U.S. vs John Lennon. Though, I haven't seen it myself...
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« Reply #158 on: October 02, 2017, 12:46:45 PM »

Just found out that the PBS Network will be broadcasting Ron Howard's "Eight Days a Week" documentary on November 25 at 8:00 pm US Eastern Time (but check local listings for time in your area)
Assume this will be during a pledge drive, but nice to see it all the same.

I was disappointed that the BluRay didn't include the Shea Stadium concert, which was apparently shown with the movie during the brief theater run.
That would have made it worth buying. As it is, the documentary is mostly footage I have seen elsewhere. There's nothing in that film that wasn't covered in the Anthology. The First US Visit is a good film to see, too.
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« Reply #159 on: October 02, 2017, 12:48:53 PM »

Just found out that the PBS Network will be broadcasting Ron Howard's "Eight Days a Week" documentary on November 25 at 8:00 pm US Eastern Time (but check local listings for time in your area)
Assume this will be during a pledge drive, but nice to see it all the same.

I was disappointed that the BluRay didn't include the Shea Stadium concert, which was apparently shown with the movie during the brief theater run.
That would have made it worth buying. As it is, the documentary is mostly footage I have seen elsewhere. There's nothing in that film that wasn't covered in the Anthology. The First US Visit is a good film to see, too.

I agree.   I thought overall that the doc was a little underwhelming.  After watching Anthology, there's not much that hasn't really been covered. 
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« Reply #160 on: October 07, 2017, 06:06:47 AM »

This infuriatingly brief snippet is from the utterly wonderful "Savoy Truffle", which has most cruelly been voted out at the "Survivor" topic. Great lyrics, fantastic sax lines, great ambience. Folks, please reconsider!   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNMLQlAO3rI

If it's good enough for Ella...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KmvANzwRWk
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« Reply #161 on: October 07, 2017, 04:27:33 PM »

This infuriatingly brief snippet is from the utterly wonderful "Savoy Truffle", which has most cruelly been voted out at the "Survivor" topic. Great lyrics, fantastic sax lines, great ambience. Folks, please reconsider!  

It hasn't been and it's not about to be.
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« Reply #162 on: October 08, 2017, 02:17:32 AM »

This infuriatingly brief snippet is from the utterly wonderful "Savoy Truffle", which has most cruelly been voted out at the "Survivor" topic. Great lyrics, fantastic sax lines, great ambience. Folks, please reconsider!  

It hasn't been and it's not about to be.

Well, that's a relief. Thanks, B.E. I don't usually follow the "Survivor" topic so it's all a bit over my head. Grin

Fingers and other appendages crossed that it stays not voted out...
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« Reply #163 on: October 24, 2017, 06:57:53 AM »

Has anybody watched the new doc "It Was 50 Years Ago Today" on Sgt Pepper? 

I think it's on Netflix.  After watching Anthology, it seems like any new Beatles documentary just pales in comparison.  I mentioned earlier that I thought Ron Howard's documentary on The Beatles was a little underwhelming.  I was hoping that doc would finally lead to official releases of such Beatles shows at Live at Shea or Live at the Buddokan, but that doesn't seem to be the case. 
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« Reply #164 on: October 24, 2017, 10:11:08 AM »

This infuriatingly brief snippet is from the utterly wonderful "Savoy Truffle", which has most cruelly been voted out at the "Survivor" topic. Great lyrics, fantastic sax lines, great ambience. Folks, please reconsider!  

It hasn't been and it's not about to be.

Well, that's a relief. Thanks, B.E. I don't usually follow the "Survivor" topic so it's all a bit over my head. Grin

Fingers and other appendages crossed that it stays not voted out...

Voted off today.  Cry  LOL
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« Reply #165 on: October 24, 2017, 10:50:20 AM »

This infuriatingly brief snippet is from the utterly wonderful "Savoy Truffle", which has most cruelly been voted out at the "Survivor" topic. Great lyrics, fantastic sax lines, great ambience. Folks, please reconsider!  

It hasn't been and it's not about to be.

Well, that's a relief. Thanks, B.E. I don't usually follow the "Survivor" topic so it's all a bit over my head. Grin

Fingers and other appendages crossed that it stays not voted out...

Voted off today.  Cry  LOL
Poop. I've used this emote once today so why not a second time...  Thud
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« Reply #166 on: October 24, 2017, 11:41:45 AM »

This infuriatingly brief snippet is from the utterly wonderful "Savoy Truffle", which has most cruelly been voted out at the "Survivor" topic. Great lyrics, fantastic sax lines, great ambience. Folks, please reconsider!  

It hasn't been and it's not about to be.

Well, that's a relief. Thanks, B.E. I don't usually follow the "Survivor" topic so it's all a bit over my head. Grin

Fingers and other appendages crossed that it stays not voted out...

Voted off today.  Cry  LOL
Poop. I've used this emote once today so why not a second time...  Thud

Not a Second Time.    There's an underrated Beatles number.
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« Reply #167 on: October 24, 2017, 12:08:11 PM »

This infuriatingly brief snippet is from the utterly wonderful "Savoy Truffle", which has most cruelly been voted out at the "Survivor" topic. Great lyrics, fantastic sax lines, great ambience. Folks, please reconsider!  

It hasn't been and it's not about to be.

Well, that's a relief. Thanks, B.E. I don't usually follow the "Survivor" topic so it's all a bit over my head. Grin

Fingers and other appendages crossed that it stays not voted out...

Voted off today.  Cry  LOL
Poop. I've used this emote once today so why not a second time...  Thud

Not a Second Time.    There's an underrated Beatles number.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJRdOhBvwN0

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I can appreciate their qualities much better now although no way are they ever going to take the place of Brian and co----or U2, for that matter. Or Beefheart. Or a whole bunch of others. But I'm much more comfortable with them now.
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