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Old 07-27-2015, 09:03 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It may not be all that consistent musically, but I think every track (with the exception of Penny Lane. **** you, Penny Lane) on there is fantastic. She's Leaving Home and Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite are the only ones that stand up to most of the tracks on MMT imo. A Day In the Life is great as well but except for the end bit, it doesn't quite get up to that level for me.
Your Mother Should Have Known Better in my opinion does not even come close to anything that was offered on Sgt. Pepper nor does Flying, even Fool On The Hill is weak from a lyric and musical standpoint......Most of the songs presented on MMT were "singles". Six of the 11 songs were brought out as singles hardly a stellar writing commitment..........Don't get me wrong those 6 songs are probably the best on the entire album.....Strawberry Fields is a stunning song, but to be honest at one time the Beatles fully intended to have Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields included on the Sgt. Pepper album!
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See Flying and Fool on the Hill are a couple of my top Beatles tracks so we can chalk this one up to taste. Your Mother Should Know isn't as good as most tracks from Peppers so I agree on that.
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Your Mother Should Have Known Better in my opinion does not even come close to anything that was offered on Sgt. Pepper nor does Flying, even Fool On The Hill is weak from a lyric and musical standpoint......Most of the songs presented on MMT were "singles". Six of the 11 songs were brought out as singles hardly a stellar writing commitment..........Don't get me wrong those 6 songs are probably the best on the entire album.....Strawberry Fields is a stunning song, but to be honest at one time the Beatles fully intended to have Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields included on the Sgt. Pepper album!
^ Strictly speaking the MMT album, as released in the US, was a compilation album, which makes your comment a bit puzzling, neardeath. Are you complaining that a compilation album compiled old singles?

In England, MMT was released in a rather irritating double-EP format with six songs on it. The US record company quite sensibly fleshed it out with old singles to make a full album. But it means that in comparing Sgt. P to MMT, we are comparing an album that was composed and produced as an entity with an album that was patched together to suit marketing policy.
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Getting Better
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I agree it's not the best, in fact I think Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Abbey Road are all superior, but I feel as though nothing off it is forgettable. I can understand how you'd think most of those are, but I will stick up for Mr. Kite until the day I die.
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Mr Kite is genius as pop songs go, so inventive and interesting whilst being appealing and simple at the same time. A Day in the Life is also just one of the best album closes ever.

However, I prefer Revolver and it's mixture of sounds and styles, psychedelic overall, but with slow ballads and rockier stuff infused to form short, sharp songs that are really timeless. Pepper kind of loosely has a concept briefly, but it doesn't quite lead anywhere musically, so although I think every track on there is really good and works, I think the Beatles are best at their best when their albums are eclectic and concise, which is why Revolver, The White Album, and Abbey Road are all stronger in my opinion.
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^ Strictly speaking the MMT album, as released in the US, was a compilation album, which makes your comment a bit puzzling, neardeath. Are you complaining that a compilation album compiled old singles?

In England, MMT was released in a rather irritating double-EP format with six songs on it. The US record company quite sensibly fleshed it out with old singles to make a full album. But it means that in comparing Sgt. P to MMT, we are comparing an album that was composed and produced as an entity with an album that was patched together to suit marketing policy.
Actually I was pointing out that unlike Sgt. Pepper MMT was made up mostly of previously heard "singles" call it what ever you want I do not believe that the album was presented as a "compilation" or that would have been written somewhere on it. So in the end it is pure fiction in my opinion to think that MMT is anywhere close to Sgt. Pepper.
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So in the end it is pure fiction in my opinion to think that MMT is anywhere close to Sgt. Pepper.
Well I exist so it's not always pure fiction. Maybe it's more of a diluted fiction.
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I never hear any Beatles songs on the radio.
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Well I exist so it's not always pure fiction. Maybe it's more of a diluted fiction.
No just in my opinion it was pure fiction that MMT was better then Sgt. Pepper.
You still think MMT was better..............
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I never hear any Beatles songs on the radio.
And your point is?
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