The Beatles are one of my favourite bands so I thought I’d have a go at ranking their studio albums. There were eleven in total, not including Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine which aren’t considered “proper” albums or the US only releases that many of you reading this will know. The eleven albums that follow are their major albums, and the ranking is my opinion only. I go from “worst” to best. Let me know your thoughts.
A few weeks ago I shared the isolated guitar track from Revolution and this time focus turns to the drums. As I’ve said countless times before, Ringo is an extremely underrated drummer and being able to hear his drumming in an isolated form really opens it up to the point where you can really appreciate his greatness. Take a listen:
Revolution 1 is one of my favourite songs on The White Album which was later reworked into a faster, rougher version for a single. The guitar found in the single version is as loud and raw as The Beatles ever played with a tone that can cut through anything. Below is the full guitar track(s) from the song in isolated form. Hold on to something and take a listen:
The previous two articles on the 1960’s and 1970’s were difficult but turning to the 1980’s brought on a new challenge. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t listen to a lot of 80’s music, so the number of albums I had to choose from was significantly smaller. However the following five albums are the albums I decided on as my favourites from that decade.
Pattie Boyd has been the influence of so many great rock songs over the years by George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Wonderful Tonight, released on his 1977 album Slowhand is certainly one of the most well known and you can now hear Clapton’s full isolated vocals from the song right here. Take a listen:
The opening song from Abbey Road is one of John’s finest moments on the album and I previously posted an isolated track article earlier this year featuring his isolated vocals from the song. However this article focuses instead on Ringo and his superb drumming. Below you can hear the full isolated drum track in its full glory. Take a listen: