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The Beatles, “Yes It Is” from Past Masters (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Yes It Is” from Past Masters (1965): Deep Beatles

Arguably one of the Beatles’ best B-sides, “Yes It Is” features sophisticated wordplay, deeply reflective lyrics, and unusual chord changes.

The Beatles, “Sexy Sadie” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Sexy Sadie” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ controversial visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi inspired one of the most bitter John Lennon compositions.

The Beatles, “Not a Second Time” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Not a Second Time” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Not a Second Time” may be a hidden gem off ‘With the Beatles,’ but it has also become famous for two other words: “Aeolian cadence.”

The Beatles, “You Know My Name” from Past Masters (1970): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “You Know My Name” from Past Masters (1970): Deep Beatles

It may not rank as an all-time fan favorite, but “You Know My Name” reveals the various sources the Beatles drew from in their music.

The Beatles, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” from Sgt. Pepper (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” from Sgt. Pepper (1967): Deep Beatles

A vintage poster and some cut-up tapes: these two elements play key roles in the Beatles’ “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!”

The Beatles, “One After 909” from Anthology 1 (1995): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “One After 909” from Anthology 1 (1995): Deep Beatles

If one wants to learn about the music the Beatles listened to in the 1950s, “One After 909” provides an instant lesson.

The Beatles, “Ain’t She Sweet” from Anthology 1 (1961): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Ain’t She Sweet” from Anthology 1 (1961): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ take on “Ain’t She Sweet” remains notable not only for being one of their earliest recordings, but also as a snapshot of their nascent days in Hamburg.

The Beatles, “Cry for a Shadow” from Anthology 1 (1961): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Cry for a Shadow” from Anthology 1 (1961): Deep Beatles

The first Beatles’ first original composition to be professionally recorded, “Cry for A Shadow” was an early step in the process of developing their creative skills.

The Beatles, “It Won’t Be Long” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “It Won’t Be Long” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“It Won’t Be Long” once again demonstrates the Beatles’ willingness to stretch the boundaries of conventional pop-song structures.

The Beatles, “Don’t Let Me Down” from Past Masters (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Don’t Let Me Down” from Past Masters (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles may have been in their final stages, but “Don’t Let Me Down” exemplifies how they could ultimately work together to create powerful songs.

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