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View Poll Results: Best Beatles Album Opener: and your choice is....?
I Saw Her Standing There
10.34%
It Won't Be Long
1.72%
I Want To Hold Your Hand
3.45%
Roll Over Beethoven
0
0%
A Hard Day's Night
24.14%
I'll Cry Instead
0
0%
No Reply
3.45%
Love Me Do
0
0%
Kansas City / Hey Hey Hey Hey
0
0%
Help!
13.79%
Drive My Car
5.17%
I've Just Seen A Face
1.72%
Taxman
3.45%
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1.72%
Magical Mystery Tour
5.17%
Back in the USSR
13.79%
Yellow Submarine
0
0%
Come Together
10.34%
Two Of Us
1.72%
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Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

Old 07-10-13, 10:45 AM
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
I'm actually surprised that Sgt. Pepper's didn't run away with this poll.
Pah. Too goofy / novelty. Taxman is where it's at... check out that guitar solo!
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
I'm actually surprised that Sgt. Pepper's didn't run away with this poll.
Doesn't everyone think the Sgt Pepper Reprise is a much better track than the opening number? I always did.

BTW : We need a Closing Track poll. I'd love to see who'd win that since "A Day In The Life" is so iconic (but I'd still vote for the mind-blowing "Tomorrow Never Knows')
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

Originally Posted by davidh777
The U.S. Rubber Soul is what really hooked me on the Beatles, and Sgt Pepper and Come Together are great openers, but I voted Hard Day's Night for the opening strum alone.
The first chord in Hard Day's Night gets my vote as well. Other songs on the list are better, but damn!
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

Back in the USSR but I couldn't argue with half of the options being the best. It's the jet coming in for the landing that gives USSR the edge for me; Awesome way to announce that a bad ass album is here.
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

I Saw Her Standing There
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

It Won't Be Long. I mean, they broke up like 7 years later. It's almost chilling in its prophetic nature.
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

Originally Posted by Decker
BTW : We need a Closing Track poll. I'd love to see who'd win that since "A Day In The Life" is so iconic (but I'd still vote for the mind-blowing "Tomorrow Never Knows')
A Day in the Life, Tomorrow Never Knows or Her Majesty. It would be an interesting poll.

I'm not surprised to see these votes spread out the way they are. The Beatles wrote so many great songs.
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

Originally Posted by Hiro11
Pah. Too goofy / novelty. Taxman is where it's at... check out that guitar solo!
Paul was always a more melodic and versatile soloist than George.
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

Originally Posted by Nesbit
Back in the USSR but I couldn't argue with half of the options being the best. It's the jet coming in for the landing that gives USSR the edge for me; Awesome way to announce that a bad ass album is here.
My favorite part of that song is how it fades into Dear Prudence, but yeah the whole song is awesome.
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

Come Together, though Back in the USSR is a close second.
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

With that one chord alone, A Hard Day's Night gets my vote.

Two of Us is my favorite songs amongst those, but not as strong as an opener. I've Just Seen a Face is another favorite, but I don't recall that opening an album.
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

Originally Posted by astrochimp
I've Just Seen a Face is another favorite, but I don't recall that opening an album.
The Capitol version of RUBBER SOUL. Killer opener to a great album.
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

A lot of great choices, but I have to go with "A Hard Day's Night" mainly because of that amazing iconic chord.


(BTW, in a 2011 reunion concert, here's Guadalcanal Diary playing the Hard Day's Night chord to open their show. Nothing else that night put a bigger smile on my face.)
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
The Capitol version of RUBBER SOUL. Killer opener to a great album.
Ah, ok thanks. I don't have that version.
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

Boy, tough choice between "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Help". Went with "Help".
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Re: Best BEATLES Album Opener (UK & US albums)

I can name that song in 1 note: "A Hard Day's Night"

There's go getting over that opening chord which sets the tone for what's to follow. Superb!

Many others are great openers but just don't have the oomph or instant recognition of that single chord.

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