Hello, and welcome back to The Weekly Sound! This is part 2 of our look at The White Album, so if you haven’t read part 1 yet, click here! Let us continue now that you’ve read part one ( and I know if you did. I get daily stat updates).
The White Album is probably one of the most diverse albums put out by The Beatles. It’s a mix of emotions and ideas that calling it a concept album doesn’t really fit.
Sgt. Pepper is a concept album, and a remarkable one at that, but The White Album doesn’t have that same consistent flow or narrative.
Hello and welcome back to The Weekly Sound as we start off a month of Beatle-May-nia! A month long celebration of my favorite band, and one of the most influential bands of all times, The Quarrymen. I mean, The Silver Beatles. Wait, no just The Beatles. Of course this isn’t the first or even second time we’ve talked about The Beatles, but today we turn our attention to the penultimate album as a full band, Abbey Road.
Ah, the week before Valentine’s Day. If you listen closely you can hear the sounds of hundreds of thousands of people panicking to make last minute dinner reservations and purchase flowers online. It sounds quite a bit like a car crash, but with the most romantic of intentions.
While you’re out and wondering what to do to save the date, why not go with a classic and play them a song that you think helps describe how you feel for them. Who better to help with that then The Beatles, writers of some of the best love songs of all time.
I have this great book called 101 Essential Rock Records by Jeff Gold that lists, well, the 101 essential rock albums every album collector should collect. It’s great, I’m not being paid to say this, and I highly recommend it if you collect records. The very first album that this massive book suggests is Please Please Me by The Beatles. Guess what my first Beatles album was?