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Beatles For Sale

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Catalogue Number
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887895
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1
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Original Release Year
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1964
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CD
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George Harrison(Drums),  George Harrison(Guitar),  George Harrison(Vocals),  George Martin(Piano),  John Lennon(Guitar),  John Lennon(Guitar),  John Lennon(Vocals),  John Lennon(Vocals),  Paul McCartney(Guitar (Bass)),  Paul McCartney(Piano),  Paul McCartney(Vocals),  Ringo Starr(Drums),  Ringo Starr(Vocals),  Paul McCartney(Organ (Hammond)),  Ringo Starr(Tambourine),  Ringo Starr(Tympani [Timpani]),  George Martin(Producer),  Norman Smith(Engineer),  Alan Rouse(Liner Notes),  Derek Taylor(Liner Notes),  George Martin(Photography),  Guy Massey(Remastering),  Jerry Leiber(Composer),  Ken Scott(Assistant Engineer),  Kevin Howlett(Liner Notes),  Robert Freeman(Photography),  Steve Rooke(Remastering),  Aaron Bremner(Photo Research),  Alan Rouse(Project Coordinator),  Drew Lorimer(Redesign),  Aaron Bremner(Photo Editing),  Gavin O'Neill(Photo Retouching),  Kevin Howlett(Historical Research),  Wendy Day(Project Manager)

Product Description

It was inevitable that the constant grind of touring, writing, promoting, and recording would grate on the Beatles, but the weariness of Beatles for Sale comes as something of a shock. Only five months before, the group released the joyous A Hard Day's Night. Now, they sound beaten, worn, and, in Lennon's case, bitter and self-loathing. His opening trilogy (No Reply, I'm a Loser, Baby's in Black) is the darkest sequence on any Beatles record, setting the tone for the album. Moments of joy pop up now and again, mainly in the forms of covers and the dynamic Eight Days a Week, but the very presence of six covers after the triumphant all-original A Hard Day's Night feels like an admission of defeat or at least a regression. (It doesn't help that Lennon's cover of his beloved obscurity Mr. Moonlight winds up as arguably the worst thing the group ever recorded.) Beneath those surface suspicions, however, there are some important changes on Beatles for Sale, most notably Lennon's discovery of Bob Dylan and folk-rock. The opening three songs, along with I Don't Want to Spoil the Party, are implicitly confessional and all quite bleak, which is a new development. This spirit winds up overshadowing McCartney's cheery I'll Follow the Sun or the thundering covers of Rock & Roll Music, Honey Don't, and Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!, and the weariness creeps up in unexpected places -- Every Little Thing, What You're Doing, even George's cover of Carl Perkins' Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby -- leaving the impression that Beatlemania may have been fun but now the group is exhausted. That exhaustion results in the group's most uneven album, but its best moments find them moving from Merseybeat to the sophisticated pop/rock they developed in mid-career. [A bonus version added a Beatles for Sale documentary.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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  • 01. No Reply (02:17)
  • 02. I'm a Loser (02:33)
  • 03. Baby's in Black (02:07)
  • 04. Rock & Roll Music (02:33)
  • 05. I'll Follow the Sun (01:51)
  • 06. Mr. Moonlight (02:37)
  • 07. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley] (02:33)
  • 08. Eight Days a Week (02:45)
  • 09. Words of Love (02:14)
  • 10. Honey Don't (02:59)
  • 11. Every Little Thing (02:04)
  • 12. I Don't Want to Spoil the Party (02:36)
  • 13. What You're Doing (02:34)
  • 14. Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby (02:23)

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Beatlesの作品群のなかであまり人気がない...

投稿日:2013/08/07 (水)

Beatlesの作品群のなかであまり人気がないアルバムと言われていますが、T11、T12等隠れた名曲が沢山収録されています。

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1曲目のノー・リプライは、ジョンの曲の中...

投稿日:2013/08/03 (土)

1曲目のノー・リプライは、ジョンの曲の中でも傑作のひとつと言っていいと思う。本当にいい曲で、哀愁をおびた切なさがヒシヒシと伝わってくる。ベイビーズ・イン・ブラック、アイル・フォロー・ザ・サン、エブリー・リトル・シング、ホワット・ユア・ドゥーイング、エイト・デイズ・ア・ウィーク等々、オリジナル曲はどれもがいいじゃないですか。もちろん、日本では人気のロック・アンド・ロール・ミュージック、ミスター・ムーンライトなどアレンジ曲もベリーグッド。確かに地味な感じの作品ですが、そこはやはりビートルズ、これも名盤で間違いなしです。

johnbach さん | 東京都 | 不明

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一曲目の「ノーリプライ」のリマスターだけ...

投稿日:2013/02/21 (木)

一曲目の「ノーリプライ」のリマスターだけでも充分価値がありますね。とにかく音のクリアーさには驚きました。

だいはや さん | 神奈川県 | 不明

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