The Beatles
Beatles for Sale


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Review

by BaturTogay USER (1 Reviews)
June 30th, 2011 | 33 replies


Release Date: 1964 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Beatles For Sale is an album of The Beatles' inexperienced times. It has simple, zippy songs but also it is an essential part of The Beatles' evolution.

The Beatles was a band that changed it's music in time. The years took their inexperience, and brought complexity to their songs. If we look at their first albums Please Please Me, A Hard Day's Night and Beatles For Sale we can find some similarities. We can understand that in their first professional years of music, they were more into simple and happy love songs, and they wrote simple lyrics unlike their last albums.

People look at Beatles For Sale with bias, because they aren't able to understand that this album is a part of their evolution. It's ordinary to think simple, write lyrics simple, and write songs simple when you are young. Also, if this album and their other simple albums never existed, The Beatles probably wouldn't be as popular as now. And maybe they will break up earlier and we wouldn't be able to listen their last albums Abbey Road and Let It Be.

Before we start the song reviews, I want you to clean your mind and forget your prejudices about this album.

"No Reply" is an emotional but a zippy song. It's simple melody is easy to grasp. It's lyrics are about a boy's love; the boy loves a girl but the girl doesn't love him, she tries to move away from him because she has a boyfriend, but the boy loves her so much that he doesn't give up. 4.5/5

"I'm A Loser" is a song that has a changing beat. In normal parts of song, John sings and Paul, Ringo and George plays with him, but in the chorus part Paul joins John in singing, also George and Ringo plays stronger to make the chorus part stronger. When we look the lyrics, we understand that "I'm A Loser" is a song of regret. A boy does funny things, and loses a very special girl. He mentions his regret. 4/5

"Baby's In Black" is a song that goes on with the same beat until the end. So it's not a song that is very creative but the melody is okay, actually, it's fun. Lyrics are about a girl. The girl loves a man, but the man is goes away, but the girl can't forget him, he misses him so much that she only can think of him. But she has a lover, there is a boy who loves her, but she misses the man which is gone away so much that she doesn't care about the boy who loves him. 3.5/5

"Rock and Roll Music" is probably the most active and zippy song. It's melody is fast and swinging, also the piano at the background makes the song better. It's lyrics are about a man who loves Rock and Roll Music so much that he always listens to it. He says to a lady: "It's gotta be Rock and Roll Music, if you wanna dance with me." 4.5/5

"I'll Follow The Sun" is the slowest and the most emotional song in this album. It goes on with a calm melody. It's about a boy who loved a girl but the girl couldn't understand his love or didn't think that the boy is good for her. He goes away and he bets that she will understand his value. 4/5

"Mr. Moonlight" is a simple song. But also it's kind of a different song, the voice of John Lennon is very powerul, but the instruments are calm and slow. It's lyrics are about a moonlight. A night, a boy and a girl loved eachother when there is a moonlight. So, the boy believes that his girl loved him because of the moonlight and the boy prays Mr. Moonlight to come again. 4/5

"Kansas City" is the second most zippy song in the album. It's melody is a kind of country music. Lyrics are about a man who is going to Kansas to take his girlfriend or wife back to his city. 3.5/5

"Eight Days A Week" is the most popular song in this album, also it is the only single in this album. It's simple. It's happy. It's effective. It's about love. It's powerful. It's wonderful. 5/5


"Words Of Love" is a calm song if you look at Lennon's voice, but zippy song in instrumental melody. This song is about a lover, the lover wants his lover to tell him she loves him. 3.5/5

"Honey Don't" is a happy and fun song. Everbody says that this song is the weakest one in Beatles For Sale, whereas, this is one of the most fun songs of the Beatles. Also it's simple melody commits to the hearts. It's about a lover who complains about his love. 4.5/5

"Every Little Thing" has a kind of boring music. It doesn't have a good taste of music actually, but also it is an important part of the album because it is the first(not the only) positive song about love in Beatles For Sale. It's about a boy's perfect girlfriend/wife. Everybody around him says that he is lucky for having that girl. She does every little thing for her boyfriend/husband. 3.5/5

"I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" is not a unique song from the first look. But if we look closer, there is a musical masterpiece inside it. From 1.28th minute to 1.50th minute there is a guitar solo which was written by George Harrison. It may look simple, but in simple songs like Beatles songs, guitar solos attract a lot of attention and if there is an incompatible note, it will make people disturb. If we look at the lyrics, it's about a boy in a party, he is waiting for his girlfriend to come to the party, but she doesn't show up and he wants to leave the party or look around for her. 4/5

"What You're Doing" is a musical feast. It starts with a wonderful drum solo. It continues with fresh guitar melody. It's a colorful song with a fast rhythm. If it had better lyrics it could be a single. Lyrics are very weak for this perfect instrumental music. A boy is complaining to a girl... 4.5/5

"Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" is a great way to conclude this album. Song starts with vocals and guitar only, then it gets faster and it makes you swing. Lyrics are positive. Everygirl likes the same guy, he is cool and has a lot of dates, he has a lot of lovers too. 4.5/5

If you have never listened to Beatles For Sale, I reccomend the starters to start with the most popular song in this album: Eight Days A Week.

To conclude, never forget: This album may have simple songs in it, but it is an essential part of The Beatles' evolution.


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WashboardSuds
June 30th 2011


5101 Comments


oooo what a zippy album

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
June 30th 2011


16328 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album rules

Butkuiss
June 30th 2011


4551 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Love this album, purely cause it has Eight Days A Week on it.

Butkuiss
July 1st 2011


4551 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Zippy longstockings?

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2011


56207 Comments


Beatles lighter:
Zippy Zippo

Digging: Lil Peep - Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 2

Bron-Yr-Aur
July 1st 2011


4405 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

no reply is awesome as fuck as fuck is awesome

BloodSweatandBeers
July 1st 2011


1035 Comments


tbt!!

RobbaqPL
July 1st 2011


187 Comments


Typos and tons of repetitions, track by track - this is not a good first review. I won't neg, but be more careful next time.

BaturTogay
July 1st 2011


164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hello guys,



thank you for all your comments, I will try to fix my mistakes next time, but I want to mention that

I just used zippy four times. Also I haven't read the review after I wrote it, so I realized the

typos after I published the review.



About the repetations... If you are reviewing a Beatles album, and you are explaining every track

seperately, you have to use some repetations, because they are all very similar.



Besides, I am not English or American, I am Turkish, so my English level is not as high as you. I

kindly invite you to be respectful to my English.

omnipanzer
July 1st 2011


21823 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The second paragraph makes it pretty clear that English is not your native language. I don't think you are going to be able to write a good and naturally flowing review for a predominantly English user-base at your current level. There are other regulars on Sputnik that are not from English based countries that do very well but I'm afraid you are not quite up to par. You are leaving it up to the reader to infer a lot of your meaning and that just makes for a very harsh and jarring experience IMO.

BaturTogay
July 1st 2011


164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Okay, thank you... It's not just in your opinion, I reread my review and I believe that my

repetitions make the writing hard to understand. Also you are totally right about the second

paragraph. It was hard for me to explain what I thought. I tried to tell that Beatles For Sale was a

big part of the Beatles' rising in the music industry...



It was hard for me to write this review because I avoided using "I, me, mine, my" to make my first

writing objective.



But some people didn't dislike my review and I am thankful to them.



I am more into Dream theater and Pink Floyd actually, but they need more attention to make a review,

so I decided to start with a less complicated band, and here we are... My second review will

probably be about "Let It Be".

Bron-Yr-Aur
July 1st 2011


4405 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

just keep trying dude you'll get better

BaturTogay
July 1st 2011


164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thank you for your positive comments, I will work harder next time.



@nullpoint: Actually, I love both of them, but Dream Theater is an active group, and I like the feeling of the excitement of waiting for a new album. Also probably you haven't listened to their greater songs, try listening to Take The Time or Metropolis Part 1.(from the same album; Images and Words)

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
July 4th 2011


16328 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i'm a loser's chorus has great drumming

MrGunslinger
July 4th 2011


267 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Beatles for sale get yer beatles

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
July 4th 2011


16328 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

why did they end this album on that perkins cover (the other one, "honey don't", isn't very good either) ugh

Bron-Yr-Aur
July 4th 2011


4405 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cus george harrison loved that shit, dk why they chose that to be the closer though they probably just

didn't give a fuck



and i guess they had no original material

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
July 4th 2011


16328 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i just wish, at the very least, it was somewhere else in the album. the first three ended really well and this one just goes out on a fart



i also think it's here that it becomes SO obvious how much better the beatles were at writing songs than the people they covered

Bron-Yr-Aur
July 4th 2011


4405 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

dear girl what are you doing? would it be so much to ask of you that you cease doing this? to me?



sincerely paul

MrGunslinger
July 4th 2011


267 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Some say that if he ever divorced Paul McCartney, he'd keep his damn mouth shut!



All we know is, he's called The Stig



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