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Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982; 2015 reissue)

Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982; 2015 reissue)

‘Tug of War,’ an album that chronicled Paul McCartney’s journey from fond reminiscing to grief to artistic rebirth, has aged well.

The Beatles, “Within You Without You” from Sgt. Pepper’s (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Within You Without You” from Sgt. Pepper’s (1967): Deep Beatles

George Harrison established his songwriting skills on “Within You Without You,” an often-overlooked Beatles track that boldly explored Indian styles.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Live in Hyde Park (2015)

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Live in Hyde Park (2015)

Casual and longtime fans will enjoy revisiting – and reconsidering – the classics found on on ‘Jeff Lynne’s ELO Live in Hyde Park.’

The Beatles, “Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

During the late stages of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ sessions, Paul McCartney made a controversial decision to enter the studio by himself.

The Beatles, “Thank You Girl” from Past Masters (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Thank You Girl” from Past Masters (1963): Deep Beatles

Passed over as an A-side, “Thank You Girl” illustrated the foundational role the blues, R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll played in the Beatles’ early sound.

The Beatles, “Think For Yourself” from Rubber Soul (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Think For Yourself” from Rubber Soul (1965): Deep Beatles

With the Beatles’ “Think For Yourself,” it became clear that George Harrison’s skill as a songwriter was developing at an incredibly fast rate.

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole featured at Fest for Beatles Fans

Something Else! columnist Kit O’Toole featured at Fest for Beatles Fans

Kit O’Toole, who writes a regular column for Something Else!, is a featured speaker at this weekend’s Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago.

The Beatles, “Blue Jay Way” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Blue Jay Way” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

A kind of sibling to “I Am the Walrus,” George Harrison’s “Blue Jay Way” is a perfect snapshot of the Beatles’ most unusually creative artistic phase.

The Beatles, “I’m Only Sleeping” from Revolver (1966): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I’m Only Sleeping” from Revolver (1966): Deep Beatles

“I’m Only Sleeping,” with its hallucinogenic quality, vivid yet surreal lyrics, creative guitar solo and unusual recording effects, still sounds like no other song in the Beatles’ catalog.

Alan Parsons Project’s sci-fi rock triumph I Robot still asks prescient questions

Alan Parsons Project’s sci-fi rock triumph I Robot still asks prescient questions

Alan Parsons Project’s prophetic ‘I Robot,’ issued this month in 1977, focused on the uneasy relationship between human and machine.

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