The Beatles
1962 - 1966



by the_accents USER (11 Reviews)
May 23rd, 2006 | 13 replies

Release Date: 1973 | Tracklist

What's the worst thing you can say about the Beatles? During the British Invasion, at the height of "Beatlemania", they're wasn't much. They made the most kick ass tunes, they made girls scream and parents blush. They had hair like no one else, long and all over the place. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the heavy accent. If you hadn't heard a Beatle song, you had to be pretty much on an island somewhere.

The Beatles are one of those bands that recorded great music year after year, until their demise. However, to see them in their early years (1962 - 1966) was something really special. They were young and loving it, and made songs that people in love - or out of it - could relate to. They had been together for so long, and so their early effort really showed them trying to prove themselves in the mainstream. And it worked.

Now, I’m not even going to being start rating Beatle songs. They have a cult following, and I have my life to consider. But if you’re checking this disk out and haven’t heard the Beatles before, here are some you should check out. (All of them are available on the album)

“From Me to You”
From the beginning “da da da da da da da da”, you’re glued to the snappy beat and uplifting chorus. It’s catchy, and you’ll find your self nodding your head to it. Paul does this thing with his voice that’s so Paul. The vocals are smooth and the instrumentals are spot on.

“I Want to Hold Your Hand”
The Beatles said they wouldn’t go to America until they had a decent hit. This was it. It shot to number one, and pretty much started the British Invasion. The claps are so brilliantly live, as they make the entire song flow smoothly.

“Can't Buy Me Love”
You’ll find your self singing along, especially the part that goes “my baby tells me so!” They’re a great snare courtesy of Ringo Starr (hence the reason Pete Best “left” the group)

“Eight Days a Week”
This is just sexy. A great song that shows the desperation of trying to go after you loves. Plus it begins like a track should; kicking in slowly.

“Ticket to Ride”
I was listening to this song in a car with my friend, and he told me this is "the Beatle's greatest love song." I don't know how true that is, but the instrumentals and lyrics on this tune bled so perfectly, it'll make a heart melt. The last lines, "my baby don't care", should have been dragged on for more than just a few seconds, so lovely and smooth they are. Brilliant tune.

“We Can Work It Out”
Definitely check this out. Shows both Lennon and McCartney playing around with chords. Although barely years apart in production, the Beatles slowly started to leave old styles behind and quickly tried to adopt to new production strategies.

A tune wrecked on this disk perhaps because the sound quality is poor, but still shines as one of Paul’s most unique efforts. For Christ’s sake it’s a Rubber Soul classic. What more can you want? Just listen to the chorus and you’ll know what I mean …

“In My Life”
Indian sitars, John drugged perhaps, and a mood so somber, it’ll make rainy days cry. Great tune.

There are so many more. Literally, this disk is packed with songs, all of which are produced by Lennon-McCartney, and chosen by the group as a whole.

The only flaw is the sound quality. We have people in space, but we can't make "Eight Days a Week" sound better than a live feed from a radio. Sad thing is, the songs on Disk 1 (which were REAL early for the Beatles) are not graced with good quality, although any media player will signal a 320 kbps. Which is sad, because the songs just so fine.

Also Recommended:
The Beatles - The Beatles 1967 – 1970
The Beatles – Rubber Soul
The Beatles – Please Please Me (And Twelve Other Love Songs)
The Beatles – With the Beatles / Help

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May 24th 2006


Album Rating: 4.0

i'm sorry if this isn't up to standards. rough week ...

May 24th 2006


It's an okay review. You started off rather strong and gradually deteriorated in effort. You should re-do the last half and this would be pretty decent. Also, descriptions like "Great fucking song" don't say much about the song itself.This Message Edited On 05.23.06

May 24th 2006


You seem to be working Norwegian Wood into your description of In My Life.

May 24th 2006


What's the name of the album? I'm guessing that it isn't "Other"...

The Jungler
May 24th 2006


Considering the blue conerpart to this is 1967-1970, I would guess this is like 1962-1966.

May 24th 2006


Album Rating: 4.0

How do i edit a review?

May 24th 2006


Title edited to 1962-1966. The review's a bit short on detail perhaps, but as an album this looks pretty good. Lots of Beatles songs anyway, which is always a good thing, although it's better just to buy all the albums.

John Paul Harrison
May 25th 2006


Album Rating: 3.5

“In My Life”

Indian sitars, John drugged perhaps

Is this the same "In My Life" that I'm thinking about? Sitars?

All the same though, a fairly nice review. More details make good? Yes. Bad review? No.

May 25th 2006


A pretty solid compliation. I like the second disc better I think.

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May 25th 2006


These compilations are much better than 1 for people who want the well-known Silver Beetles.

May 25th 2006


ahh the record that originally go me into the many fond memories...

May 25th 2006


Album Rating: 4.0

Is this the same "In My Life" that I'm thinking about? Sitars?

Oh you know what, maybe it's not a sitar, eh. (It's something that sounds like one - around 1:30 - 1:32 into the song.)

August 29th 2006


Album Rating: 4.5

The Beatles were some of the better music I grew up with listening to oldies stations and what not. This album is just so amazingly nostalgic to me. It rules

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