The Beatles | Discography, Interviews, Reviews

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THE BEATLES, ‘PLEASE PLEASE ME’ (1963)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Boys
Misery

Related content:
The Beatles’ Paul McCartney Remembers Discarded Initial Work with John Lennon

THE BEATLES, ‘WITH THE BEATLES’ (1963)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
All I’ve Got to Do
Chains
Devil in Her Heart
Don’t Bother Me
It Won’t Be Long
I Wanna Be Your Man
Hold Me Tight
Please Mr. Postman

Related content:
‘I Want to Tell You: The Definitive Guide to the Music of the Beatles Volume 1: 1962/1963,’ by Anthony Robustelli

THE BEATLES, ‘BEATLES FOR SALE’ (1964)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Baby’s in Black
Eight Days a Week
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party
I’ll Follow the Sun
Mr. Moonlight
No Reply
You Know What You’re Doing

Related content:
‘The Beatle Who Vanished’ by Jim Berkenstadt

THE BEATLES, ‘A HARD DAY’S NIGHT’ (1964)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Any Time at All
I’ll Be Back
I’ll Cry Instead
Things We Said Today
When I Get Home
You Can’t Do That

Film review:
The Beatles’ ‘Hard Day’s Night’ Was a Revolution in Black and White

Related content:
The Link Between the Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and Several Legendary Films
‘The Beatles and Me on Tour,’ by Ivor Davis
‘A Hard Day’s Night’ … with Jimmy Page?

THE BEATLES, ‘HELP’ (1965)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Another Girl
I Need You
Tell Me What You See
The Night Before
You’re Going to Lose That Girl
You Like Me Too Much

Related content:
‘The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert,’ by Dave Schwensen
Act unnaturally: The Beatles’ Ringo Starr in the movies

THE BEATLES, ‘RUBBER SOUL’ (1965)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Run For Your Life
The Word
Think For Yourself
You Won’t See Me
Wait

Related content:
‘Rubber Soul’ and the Plot to Kill the Beatles
‘1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music,’ by Andrew Grant Jackson

THE BEATLES, ‘REVOLVER’ (1966)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Dr. Robert
I’m Only Sleeping
I Want to Tell You
She Said She Said

Album review:
The Beatles – ‘Revolver’ (1966): On Second Thought

Related content:
Paul McCartney on the Beatles’ Breakthrough with ‘Revolver’: ‘Me and John Were Starting to Really Cook’
Robert Rodriguez Makes the Case for ‘Revolver’ as the Beatles’ masterwork
Steve Cropper on the Beatles’ Flirtation with Stax: ‘Didn’t Happen For a Lot of Different Reasons’
‘The Beatles Invade Cincinnati,’ by Scott Belmer
The Beatles – Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years

THE BEATLES, ‘SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND’ (1967)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Getting Better
Good Morning Good Morning
Lovely Rita
She’s Leaving Home
Within You Without You

Related content:
David Crosby Never Got Over an Early Preview of the Beatles’ ‘Day in the Life’

THE BEATLES, ‘MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR’ (1967)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Baby You’re a Rich Man
Blue Jay Way

Film review:
The Beatles – ‘Magical Mystery Tour’

Related content:
How the Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ Was Almost, But Not Quite, Saved


THE BEATLES, ‘THE WHITE ALBUM’ (1968)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Cry Baby Cry
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey
Martha My Dear
Piggies
Revolution 1
Savoy Truffle
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road

Related content:
Yoko Ono on the Making of the Beatles’ Avant-Garde “Revolution 9”: ‘We Just Did It’

THE BEATLES, ‘YELLOW SUBMARINE’ (1969)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
All Together Now
Hey Bulldog” (For another take, click here.)

Album review:
The Beatles – ‘Yellow Submarine’ (1969): On Second Thought

THE BEATLES, ‘ABBEY ROAD’ (1969)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Because
Carry That Weight
Golden Slumbers
Her Majesty
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Mean Mr. Mustard
Polythene Pam
She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
Sun King
The End
You Never Give Me Your Money

Album review:
The Beatles – ‘Abbey Road’ (1969): On Second Thought

Related content:
The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Wasn’t Just a Showcase for Paul McCartney

THE BEATLES, ‘LET IT BE’ (1970)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Dig a Pony
For You Blue
I’ve Got a Feeling

Related content:
The Beatles’ Still-Flawed ‘Let It Be … Naked’ Adds Detail to Their Journey
Glyn Johns Lashes Out at Phil Spector’s Work With the Beatles: “Let It Be’ is a Bunch of Garbage’

THE BEATLES, ‘PAST MASTERS’ (1988)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Don’t Let Me Down
I Call Your Name
I’ll Get You
Paperback Writer” (For another take, click here.)
Rain
Slow Down
The Inner Light” (For another take, click here.)
Thank You Girl
The Ballad of John and Yoko
You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

Related content:
Julian Lennon on Inspiring the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’: ‘Someone Was Thinking About You’
Paul McCartney’s Dad, On Hearing the Beatles’ ‘She Loves You’: “Couldn’t You Sing ‘Yes, Yes, Yes?'”

THE BEATLES, ‘LIVE AT THE BBC’ (1994); ‘LIVE AT THE BBC, VOL. 2’ (2013)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Honey Don’t
Nothin’ Shakin’ [But the Leaves on the Trees]
Some Other Guy

Album review:
The Beatles – ‘On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2’

Related content:
‘The Beatles: The BBC Archives,’ by Kevin Howlett

THE BEATLES, ‘ANTHOLOGY 1-3’ (1995-96)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Song reviews:
Ain’t She Sweet
Cry for a Shadow
Free As a Bird
Hello Little Girl
In Spite of All the Danger
Like Dreamers Do
One After 909
Three Cool Cats

Related content:
Tony Sheridan, Early Collaborator with the Beatles (1940-2013): An Appreciation
ELO’s Jeff Lynne Remembers Signature Moments with the Beatles: ‘Just a Fantastic Time’
Vintage Yoko Ono Film Helped Kevin Godley Make Beatles Video Magic for ‘Real Love’
Jeff Lynne on the Beatles Reunion’s Tense Initial Moments: ‘There Was Just Them Three, and Me’

THE BEATLES, ‘LOVE’ (2006)

George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Album review:
The Beatles’ ‘Love’ Was a Worthy Concept Not Taken Far Enough

Related content:
Elvis Presley Helped Spark the Beatles’ ‘Love’: ‘I’d Been Getting a Little Bit Jealous’


RARE AND UNRELEASED BEATLES

• “Ask Me Why (Star Club, 1962)
• “Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Decca audition, 1962)
• “I Saw Her Standing There (Star Club, 1962)
• “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Cavern Club, 1962)
• “Love of the Loved
Remembering the Beatles Christmas Albums
• “The Hippy Hippy Shake (Star Club, 1962)
The Beatles Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany 1962

REMEMBERING GEORGE MARTIN

George Martin (1926-2016), An Appreciation
George Martin’s Lasting Contribution to the Beatles: He Let Them Be
George Martin’s Death Apparently Wasn’t All That Interesting to ‘Entertainment Weekly’
George Martin Built His Legend With the Beatles, Then Branched Out

BEATLES LISTS

Sick of the Beatles? Rekindle Your Fading Fandom with 10 Lesser-Known Gems
Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016
The Beatles – ‘1962-1966 (The Red-acted Album)’: More Perfect Playlists
Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2015
Songs We Do Not Like By the Beatles
The Next Beatles Album (‘All Things Must Pass,’ ‘McCartney,’ ‘Plastic Ono Band,’ 1970): More Perfect Playlists
Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2014
Ringo Starr Singing Songs By the Other Beatles: Gimme Five
Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2013
More Songs We Do Not Like By the Beatles
Desert Island Discs: Beatles Cover Tune Edition
Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2012