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5.0 out of 5 stars Beatles STILL For Sale, 17 Oct. 2009
This review is from: Beatles For Sale (Audio CD)
So much has been written about the Beatles' music, that I'm going to review this CD on a personal level. I'm time travelling back to 1964 when I was 13. It was Christmas time and I had just seen my first view of a girl in a mini-skirt and white boots as I trudged through the miserable weather in Clacton-on-Sea to buy the latest Beatles single, "I Feel Fine". In the shops I saw the new Beatles LP, "Beatles For Sale" but being a schoolboy they weren't for sale to me as I couldn't afford it. After several not too subtle hints about what I would like for Christmas, I remember the joy of receiving the disc at last. All over the festive season that LP was played so many times that it drove other people mad. In later years I was disappointed that the CD release was in mono only as I was so used to hearing the album in that format. At last, after 45 years (ulp), I can hear this great music again, remastered in stereo for the first time. Not only are the songs so good and still sound fresh, but it takes me back to that dismal out-of-season seaside town where the Beatles helped to make Xmas 1964 so memorable. Hard to pick favourite tracks, but as a Paul McCartney track I'd go for "I'll Follow The Sun", and John Lennon would definitely be I'm A Loser". Some things in life should be preserved and shall never die.
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Initial post: 20 Oct 2009 10:30:50 BDT
LPpsb says:
Great atmospheric description of those far-off days !

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2009 10:45:06 GMT
Thanks. Glad i'm not alone.....

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 23:47:36 BDT
KaleHawkwood says:
I was the same age, know just how you felt, Dodger. Still one of my fav Beatles albums. Can`t understand why, of all their records, it`s still so often underrated.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2012 12:37:58 BDT
Possibly underrated because after A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, this album was not composed entirely by Lennon and McCartney. Didn't bother me though! Lennon's opening voice on MR. MOONLIGHT.....Powerful!!!

Posted on 7 Nov 2013 14:05:23 GMT
I'm buying lots of Beatles CDS, but choosing very carefully, i only want Lennon/ McCartney compositions, the ones i've picked so far, have all been picked after reading reviews, i'm really very pleased with them, listening to the Beatles, makes me very happy, they were the greatest band of all time, and i love your review for Beatles For Sale, i will buy it, for the music and the fabulous cover, thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2013 16:05:35 GMT
Thank you for your comments Shirley. I'm sure you will enjoy the CD.

Posted on 28 Dec 2013 15:40:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Dec 2013 15:41:38 GMT
K. Harvey says:
Lovely review, Dodger! I am exactly the same age and after some uncharacteristic begging had managed to secure a "With the Beatles" LP for a very expensive present (30/- !! "Does she think we are made of money?") the previous Christmas in the Wirral (MUCH duller than Clacton-on-Sea) for which I was thought very precocious. I still have it. Not all the tracks were Lennon/McCartney songs but it didn't seem to matter in those days. Whatever they gave us it was the best!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2014 10:16:07 GMT
Glad you liked the review. I played the CD over Christmas for the _____ time. We move on since then, but we must have nostagia too!
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