Saturday, March 02, 2013

The Beatles
"The Beatles" (Vinyl + CD)

Entire books have been written about the Beatles' eponymous ninth double-LP album which was originally released in 1968.

The stark album cover is their most ground-breaking (though probably not their most memorable) and symbolized the disjointed, dysfunctional nature within the band at the time they recorded the album.

While their greatest achievement still lay ahead (1969's 'Abbey Road') the "white" album is often cited by musicians to be amongst the most influential bodies of work the Fab Four ever put out.

Personally, it's among the column of Beatles' music that I'm least familiar with.  Yes, I'm familiar with the highlights like 'Back in the USSR' and 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' but there are so many songs on the four sides of this album - it's worth listening to over and over again.

Some days this vinyl neuroticism pays off: I found a vinyl copy of this guy in a Goodwill for 70 cents.

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