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« Reply #150 on: June 25, 2017, 10:45:40 PM »

We have a tie of  5 votes between With A Little Help and She's Leaving Home.

First new vote will decide the round the the tracks that move on to the final 3.

I will not count any votes after the decider.

Hey Lurker!

Vote!

Lurker, VOTE!!!!!
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« Reply #151 on: June 25, 2017, 11:35:09 PM »

CMON LURKER!!!!
kick that girl out!!  Grin
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« Reply #152 on: June 26, 2017, 04:37:12 AM »

With A Little Help from My Friends
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« Reply #153 on: June 26, 2017, 03:25:22 PM »

With A Little Help from My Friends

Boom. We have a winner. I'll post the start if the Final Round tonight.
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« Reply #154 on: June 26, 2017, 08:34:18 PM »

ahhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHH!

that's actually my favourite song on the album  Angry
the bass line alone is one of the most famous ever.
Ringo is at his A game vocally here, and it's just perfect
for him somehow.  The boys really do great backups around
the vocal.  beautiful recording, sad to see this one go
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« Reply #155 on: June 26, 2017, 09:22:34 PM »

We find ourselves at what many believe is the "Toppermost of the Poppermost".


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Sgt. Pepper is regarded by musicologists as an early concept album that advanced the use of extended form in popular music while continuing the artistic maturation seen on the Beatles' preceding releases. It has been described as one of the first art rock LPs, aiding the development of progressive rock, and credited with marking the beginning of the Album Era. An important work of British psychedelia, the album incorporates a range of stylistic influences, including vaudeville, circus, music hall, avant-garde, and Western and Indian classical music. In 2003, the Library of Congress placed Sgt. Pepper in the National Recording Registry, honouring the work as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[1] That same year, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number one in its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". As of 2011, it has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums in history. Professor Kevin J. Dettmar, writing in the Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature, described it as "the most important and influential rock and roll album ever recorded"


14 votes spread across 4 songs.

Who needs a little help from your friends when 6 smilers are voting against you?  

Here we go again. The FINAL ROUND!!!!

Vote for your FAVORITE TRACK!!!! Which of the tracks left in the final three is your FAVORITE!!??!!

Tally on June 28

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
She's Leaving Home
A Day In The Life

Round#1 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) May 30
Round#2 Lovely Rita June 1
Round#3 Good Morning Good Morning June 5
Round#4 Within You Without You June 8
Round#5 When I'm Sixty-Four June 11
Round#6 Getting Better June 13
Round#7 Fixing A Hole June 16
Round#8 Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite June 19
Round#9 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band June 21
Round#10 With A Little Help From My Friends June 26

When I was a  kid Lucy would have been my number 1. As I entered my teen years, A Day In The Life rose to prominence. That work still gets my #1 vote. But She's Leaving Home is a special case. It started off as a track that I would always skip over to it's current position as my #2 favorite song on the album.

But sorry, #2 doesn't survive in this game. That is why A Day In The Life gets my vote. It's a microcosm of every song on pepper in one track. It also is a fine showcase of how when Lennon and McCartney put egos aside they could achieve really important things.

I'd love to turn you on.

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PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP!
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE
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« Reply #156 on: June 26, 2017, 09:54:38 PM »

Was never a fan of She's Leaving Home.... it's not too bad, but it always bored me.... would have put it in the bottom half of the album IMO.

A Day In The Life is unquestionably a classic, and a high water mark for the Beatles. But although it's one of my favourites.....

My vote goes to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. Love everything about this song - in fact it might very well be my favourite track by them from their later years. One of the most psychedelic tracks they've ever done, and a real ear-worm. I couldn't pick any other track, not even A Day In The Life.
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« Reply #157 on: June 26, 2017, 10:13:28 PM »

A Day in the Life is one of the tracks that got me really interested in music in the first place, so of course it gets my vote.  It's one of the most modern sounding tracks on the album, and that last chord is sublime!  I flipped when I first heard it!
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« Reply #158 on: June 26, 2017, 10:36:39 PM »

A day in the Life.
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« Reply #159 on: June 26, 2017, 11:58:56 PM »

with the options left, only one of those shines above the rest.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
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« Reply #160 on: June 27, 2017, 02:25:31 AM »

A Day in the Life
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« Reply #161 on: June 27, 2017, 03:51:39 AM »

A Day in the Life

Easy pick here. In fact, I dont recall it getting a single cast off vote
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« Reply #162 on: June 27, 2017, 03:52:59 AM »

A Day in the Life
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« Reply #163 on: June 27, 2017, 04:13:56 AM »

I'm really surprised 'she's leaving home' made it to the end, in my mind,
'kite' and 'wahfmf' are way 'better'.  There ya go eh?
Even 'Sgt. Pepper' opening has the intense new energy that I thought
would push it through closer to the final's.
There ya go AGAIN eh?
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« Reply #164 on: June 27, 2017, 05:44:14 AM »

Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds
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« Reply #165 on: June 27, 2017, 07:34:56 AM »

A Day in the Life

PS - Once all of the albums have a winner, the results will make a great playlist!
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« Reply #166 on: June 27, 2017, 12:59:48 PM »

A Day in the Life

PS - Once all of the albums have a winner, the results will make a great playlist!

It will! You should check out the Beach Boys survivor winners. It makes for a really great playlist too!
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« Reply #167 on: June 27, 2017, 01:09:30 PM »

A Day In The Life.
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« Reply #168 on: June 27, 2017, 06:24:38 PM »

I'm probably going to be the only one to vote for this, but here it is: She's Leaving Home. It's probably in my top 3-4 on the album anyway.

I've always had an odd "relationship" with Lucy. The opening keyboard (which sounds completely awesome, both the melody/hook and the tone quality) and the vocals through the word "eyes" send shivers down my spine and, if I'm in the right mood, tears down my cheeks and is one of the most awesome vocal-keyboard interactions ever. But then starting with the word "cellophane" it goes downhill. The refrain is good, however, though not a knockout. So basically about 1/8 of the song is "world class" and the rest is "pretty good."

Day In The Life is good but was never one of my top songs on the album, usually in the middle of my personal ranking.
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« Reply #169 on: June 27, 2017, 10:20:57 PM »

It'll be a losing fight for sure, but my favorite track off of Sgt. Pepper's is definitely "She's Leaving Home". Such a sweet and heartbreaking song, John and Pauls' vocal exchanges during the chorus are certainly a highlight of the track. However, the mono version certainly has the stereo version beaten. The stereo mix is just too slow, so it's a little bit more of a chore to get through. The faster mono version is practically perfect in my eyes though, so it earns my vote!
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« Reply #170 on: June 29, 2017, 03:43:23 PM »

We find ourselves at what many believe is the "Toppermost of the Poppermost".


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Sgt. Pepper is regarded by musicologists as an early concept album that advanced the use of extended form in popular music while continuing the artistic maturation seen on the Beatles' preceding releases. It has been described as one of the first art rock LPs, aiding the development of progressive rock, and credited with marking the beginning of the Album Era. An important work of British psychedelia, the album incorporates a range of stylistic influences, including vaudeville, circus, music hall, avant-garde, and Western and Indian classical music. In 2003, the Library of Congress placed Sgt. Pepper in the National Recording Registry, honouring the work as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[1] That same year, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number one in its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". As of 2011, it has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums in history. Professor Kevin J. Dettmar, writing in the Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature, described it as "the most important and influential rock and roll album ever recorded"


13 votes spread across 3 songs.

She's Voted Off, after only getting 2 votes.
Lucy In The Sky with She's Voted Off. (2 votes)

and now,with 9 votes (I don't think this winner was a surprise to anyone.... hence probably why only 13 smilers voted...

A  D A Y  I N  T H E  L I F E

Round#1 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) May 30
Round#2 Lovely Rita June 1
Round#3 Good Morning Good Morning June 5
Round#4 Within You Without You June 8
Round#5 When I'm Sixty-Four June 11
Round#6 Getting Better June 13
Round#7 Fixing A Hole June 16
Round#8 Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite June 19
Round#9 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band June 21
Round#10 With A Little Help From My Friends June 26
Round#11 Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds June 28
Round#11 She's Leaving Home
Stay tuned for the next round.... are you ready to ROLL UP??!!!??!!!?!?!?!



PAST SURVIVOR WINNERS


The Beatles Survivor #1 Winner: TWIST AND SHOUT
The Beatles Survivor #2 Winner: ALL MY LOVING
The Beatles Survivor #3 Winner: IF I FELL
The Beatles Survivor #4 Winner: NO REPLY
The Beatles Survivor #5 Winner: HELP!
The Beatles Survivor #6 Winner: IN MY LIFE
The Beatles Survivor #7 Winner: ELEANOR RIGBY
The Beatles Survivor #8 Winners: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND & I FEEL FINE
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« Reply #171 on: July 04, 2017, 10:40:04 AM »

A Day in the Life

Easy pick here. In fact, I dont recall it getting a single cast off vote

Huh, I think you're right!

My personal rankings are as follows:

1) A Day In The Life
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2) With A Little Help From My Friends
3) Sgt Peppers/Sgt Peppers Reprise
4) She's Leaving Home
5) Good Morning Good Morning
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6) Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
7) Lovely Rita
8] Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
9) Fixing A Hole
10) Getting Better
11) Within You Without You
12) When I'm 64

I had to combine Sgt Peppers/Reprise to make it work and every time I attempted to rank this album the second tier songs (2-5) ended up in a different order. I feel bad about Getting Better being so low, that's a song that was more of a favorite when I was younger but other songs (Fixing A Hole and Good Morning Good Morning, especially) have really been growing on me in recent years.
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