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Disbanded in 1969. Many subsequent reissues and compilations
Wikipedia's entry on The Beatles
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NOTE: The Beatles are such a classic group we aren't going to do a great deal of focus on their work as we can leave that to the many, many other music sites out there. Below are just a few comments by ectophiles about their work. (The Editors)
They still are my faves and I believe the roots of Ectosounds. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Beatles. I just don't get it. I like their stuff okay. They make nice pop music—but I just don't get why people are so devoted to them. I'd say there's plenty of stuff that's come after them that's better written. I understand that they have been incredibly influential to music. But there's a difference between saying they are an important part of music's roots and saying the songs they produced are still better then most of what's come after them.
See, the thing is—I don't think being FIRST is enough. And I definitely think there have been a great number of pop tunes made since then. And I think music has evolved, if not pop music. I frankly find many of the Beatles' songs to be quite.... well, quaint. Not without merit, and certainly worthy of a great deal of respect... but some people act as though it's the pinnacle of music, never to be eclipsed. That strikes me as very sad.
I think they owe a lot of their popularity to nostalgia from people who grew up with them, and trickled down nostalgia passed onto kids who grew up their whole life being told how great they were. But that's just my opinion. I still don't get it. :) (email@example.com)
See Wikipedia's Beatles Discography for a complete listing
I forgot that "Here Comes the Sun," one of my favorite songs ever, was on this album. Other great songs include "Octopus's Garden" and "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," which is absolutely hilarious. (JoAnn Whetsell)
The definitive Beatles collection. Virtually every one of the fifty plus songs is a pop classic. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Just wanted to add my 2 cents. I loved the Beatles Anthology and the two new songs and it seems a fitting final chapter to the Beatles. What can I say? Maybe this will lead to Paul, George and Ringo recording some new material. Love "Real Love."(email@example.com)
I *like* 'Free As A Bird" and "Real Love". I know they were originally
John's tunes... and yeah... they have Jeff Lynne-does-Phil Spectre written
all over them... but I really like them. I would say I like "Real Love"
better than "Free As A Bird" but only because I think that the latter was a
more finished composition—the quality of John's vocal takes was much much
better—help me out guys—but wasn't that the tune that John was working on at the time of his death? ("Real Love" that is)... I've heard the
original "demos" for both tunes. (she sheepishly admits to having friends
who own copious amounts of Beatles b**tl*gs) and neither finished tune bears
too much resemblance to the sparse demos that John left behind. I think
that Macca is still (in spite of himself) a damn good composer/arranger...
and I don't think he did John any disrespect by the finishing touches he put
on the songs (okay... you purists can beg to differ with me and I won't take
offense!) George's guitar work is still beautiful... (if I had been a
teenager in the 1964-1968 era I would have SCREAMED for George... I jist
LOVE that guy!!!) Ringo's drumming—well—the drums on the new singles
unfortunately bears little resemblence to what Ringo is all about (the drums
sound way too processed!) but it's the thought that counts, ultimately. The whole Anthology thang made me dig out my Revolver CD, and the white album and play at high volume :-) (RedGtrGirl@aol.com)
The Beatles are my favorite group. I had a lot of these songs on
tapes from various bootleg albums, but it's nice to have them sounding so
clean. These songs are from the height of Beatlemania, and I think they clearly
demonstrate what an amazing group they were. (SANDOVAL@stsci.edu)
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