What is there to say about the Sgt. Pepper album that hasn’t already been said? Widely seen as the best album ever recorded, the songs found within contain the kind of musical magic that only comes around once in a lifetime. It’s difficult to think of another studio album that has last such a lasting impression on millions and millions of listeners the world over. What The Beatles did on this album was revolutionise music and it would never be the same again.
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.
As the tenth track on 1966’s Revolver, For No One is one of the highlights on the entire album due to the magnificence of McCartney’s songwriting. But the music itself is exquisite as well and what we have in this article are the isolated piano, clavichord and drum tracks from the song which sound fantastic.
Recorded between the 6th April and 21st June 1966 and released on the 5th August 1966, Revolver continues to be of the finest records ever made by any band. The wealth of music featured in it’s 34 minutes and 43 seconds running time is nothing short of magnificent, with Lennon and McCartney at their very best when it comes to songwriting. As it hits 50, I take a look back at this fantastic album for my CLASSIC ALBUM SERIES #5 instalment.
When it comes to drummers I don’t think there’s one as underrated as Ringo Starr, at least when it comes to public perception. However listening to Ringo’s drumming in the form of an isolated track is the best way to fully understand his ability and and contributions in The Beatles. What we have here is his isolated drum track from Taxman. Enjoy! Continue reading
Recorded on the 13th & 14th April 1966 and released as a non-album single a few months later, Paperback Writer is a McCartney number and features an incredible bass sound. What we have below is the isolated bass along with isolated backing vocals. Take a listen!