I’ve Got a Beatles Podcast!

An educational, informative, and irreverent analysis of all things Beatles with Dave and Chris.

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Dave and Chris discuss and review the Hulu series, "McCartney 3,2,1" with Paul and Rick Rubin. We walk through each episode, talk about the strengths and weaknesses, and give our recommendation at the end. Enjoy!

 

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In this episode, we talk about George Harrison's 1971 "The Concert for Bangladesh," one of the greatest rock concerts in history. We'll discuss the concert, the performances, the aftermath, and how it works as a movie and soundtrack. Join us as we discuss George, Ringo, Bob, Leon, Billy, Ravi, Eric, and so many more!

 

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Our new video venture: "Song Album Career!"

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClqNdoDpQxpj6QMNDmXYYog

 

With the flood of news about upcoming Beatles/Harrison/McCartney releases, we take a look at the Get Back movie info, the All Things Must Pass upcoming sets, and the McCartney/Rick Rubin documentary series coming out in July. We dig into the "controversy" about the Get Back release and everything else surrounding these items. A very exciting time for Beatlefans!

Also, stay tuned to the end of the episode for a special announcement from us about a new endeavor we want you to know about!

Paul McCartney and Wings's first album Wild Life, released 50 years ago in 1971, was panned on its release for being rushed, for its subpar song quality, and the playing. How does it hold up 50 years later? Were the critics right? Listen in as we dissect the album and give it a rating.

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Let's go into the lab for a Beatles cover, this time the 1964 #1 hit "A World Without Love" by Peter and Gordon. Paul McCartney gave this song to Peter Asher, the brother of his girlfriend at the time, Jane Asher. It has all the classic McCartneyisms, from the lyrics to the music. And of course, John Lennon didn't like the first lyric! 

We dig into the music, lyrics, and Chris finds his usual array of covers. Enjoy!

Here's a snippet of Paul McCartney's demo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNZmoLbrpLI

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In this episode, we present our review and analysis of the 6 CD/2 Blu-Ray John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection box set! The set is enormous and comprehensive, with enough listening and reading to keep even the most diehard Lennon fan occupied for a long time. We survey each disc, discuss the book, the sound quality, and much more. We end the episode with our predictions for upcoming Beatles-related releases for the rest of the year.

Pick up this set now!

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We return to a series we started (and then forgot about!) last year called Beatle Friends, where we look at people who played a part in group or solo music. In this episode, we look at Hamish Stuart, best known as a member of the Average White Band and for playing with Paul McCartney from ca. 1988-1993. Stuart played on Flowers in the Dirt and Off The Ground, the Unplugged show, and the two big world tours in 1989-90 and 1993. He also played with Ringo's All-Starr Band in 2006, 2008, and 2019. Quite a long and diverse career!

 

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In this episode, we analyze Ringo Starr's new five-song EP, Zoom In. Was it a good idea for Ringo to release the first of two EPs, or should he have just released an album? What about the many people playing on each song? How do these songs compare to his recent work?

We answer these questions, and discuss the whole EP in detail!

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To celebrate our 175th episode, we take audience questions from our listeners. You gave us some challenging questions, so we do our best to answer them! Thanks again for your support and for listening!

 

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Join us for a discussion of the 1991 film The Hours and Times, starring Ian Hart as John Lennon and David Angus as Brian Epstein. The movie looks at a much-discussed (and debated) trip John and Brian took to Barcelona in April 1963, and imagines what may (or may not) have happened. We thought the film was artfully done and thought-provoking, and worth your viewing time (it's only 60 minutes). An interesting film off the beaten path!

Also, send us your questions for our special 175th episode where we'll answer audience questions. You can ask on our Facebook page, Twitter, or email us at ivegotabeatlespodcast@hotmail.com.

 

Time to go back into the lab for an in-depth discussion of the Beatles' 1967 song (and A-side single) "Hello, Goodbye." We cover the music (with some music theory talk), the lyrics, cover versions, and more. 

We want to hear from you! For our upcoming 175th episode, send us your questions about anything and we'll answer them in that episode. Send us an email at ivegotabeatlespodcast@hotmail.com

You can also send a question by Facebook or Twitter as well. 

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"Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream" as Dave interviews author and professor William Echard (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada) about his book on psychedelic popular music. Dave and William discuss what psychedelic music is, how you can analyze it using the technique of topic theory, and dig deep into a discussion of the Beatles' psychedelic music. 

This may change the way you hear and think about psychedelic music! Here is the link to William's book:

https://iupress.org/9780253026453/psychedelic-popular-music/

Enjoy!

 

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Happy 2021! 

We're starting the year off with a fun episode about our favorite introductions to Beatles (not solo) songs. Some of the classics are here, but we also bring in a few other songs that have great intros that you might not think of. Thanks to friend-of-the-show Michael for suggesting the idea! Hope you enjoy the episode, and feel free to share your own "hot starts" at any of our contact places below:

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For our last episode of 2020, we present our review of Paul McCartney's latest album made in "rockdown," McCartney III. We talk about the packaging, marketing, and of course, the music within the grooves. We hope you enjoy our review, and feel free to share your opinion of our thoughts and your own at any of our contact locations:

 

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In this episode, we rank the 11 (+1) songs that Ringo sang lead on or wrote as a Beatle, featuring discussions about such songs as "Don't Pass Me By," "Yellow Submarine," and "Matchbox." We also throw the 1965 reject "If You've Got Trouble" into the mix as well. Here's a playlist with all the songs:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4h7SHHcyOQqbuB2W9j3VIJ?si=8ZUYnhtOT26Od6qfmwxMEA

 

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It's time for our annual holiday episode, where we go through our top picks for the Beatlefans in your life. We discuss the big years for Paul McCartney (especially the numerous variants of McCartney III), and John Lennon with several key releases, as well as play a game of "Price Is Right" Beatles Store edition, where Dave will try to guess the prices of various items from the Beatles Store. As always, we share our picks for non-Beatles releases and reissues, and speculate a bit on what's to come next year. 

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At long last, we complete our review of George Harrison's epic 1970 album, All Things Must Pass. We dig into parts two and three (including the "Apple Jam"), discussing such topics as Phil Spector's production, George's troubles with plagiarism, the value of the "Apple Jam," and much more. Enjoy!

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We're back with another deep dive into 1964's "If I Fell," one of the great early Beatles ballads from the movie A Hard Day's Night. We talk about the lyrics, music, and of course, Chris shares some of his favorite cover versions, some of which can be found here:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5ZLqYprIFBIiDF3LStP8KQ?si=HbsblBpXTZuHvbCpKM_VAQ

We end the episode by discussing the latest news on McCartney III, and speculating on what the music might be like.

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By popular demand, we review the 1970 Beatles compilation album, Hey Jude (The Beatles Again), which was a huge hit particularly in the US. This album features songs not available on standard US album releases, and is a good listen, but Dave and Chris discuss the album's strengths and weaknesses. Chris also laments several times that he no longer has a poster of the front cover! We hope you enjoy our tour through another American album.

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In this bonus news episode, we cover some of the events related to John Lennon's 80th birthday, upcoming releases (both verified and rumored), and end by celebrating the newest OBE, who is one of our favorite "friends of the show!"

New "regular" episode coming soon...

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In this episode, we take on an impossible task trying to rank our top 12 best solo Beatles albums. We talk about how many great albums we had to leave off, we disagree about some of each other's choices, and have a good conversation about our top few that were so hard to choose. 

What would be on your list? Do you agree or disagree with our choices?

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In this episode, we explore the new box set of Paul McCartney's Flaming Pie, complete with the remastered album, alternate takes, demos, home recordings, unreleased songs, and of course, some Oobu Joobu excerpts! We review the original Flaming Pie album from 1997 track-by-track, and bring in discussion of the other versions of those songs found on the box set. We also talk about Steve Miller, Linda McCartney, Jeff Lynne, Ringo, George Martin, and much more. Enjoy!

 

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Time to go back into the lab to dissect George Harrison's 1987 single, "When We Was Fab" from the Cloud Nine album. This song looks back at the Beatles in a variety of interesting ways, and leaves the listener with many feelings about what George thought about his "Fab Gear" days. Enjoy!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVu6nPTVbBQ

 

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How do you condense 6 CDs of the Beatles Anthology material into one? We take that challenge by creating our "best of" Anthology, making our own 80-minute CDs from the famed 1995-96 sets of outtakes, rarities, alternate versions, live performances, and new songs.

 

We also discuss the Anthology in general, the production and song selection choices, what we were doing when the sets came out, and much more. If you want to listen to each of our CDs as playlists, here they are:

 

Dave's "Best of Anthology"

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1gJCmuPz2pcEKQpaYu3ZmM?si=_WnRbPQbSuOFe51xml7xAg

 

Chris's "Beatles Anthology Best"

Beatles Anthology best

 

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With Cirque du Soleil in the news recently for reasons brought on due to the pandemic, (impending bankruptcy), in this episode we decided to discuss the soundtrack to their 2006 production Love, which has been performed at the Mirage in Las Vegas for 14 years now!

How does the soundtrack work and how was it created? What do we think of mash-ups, and the song decisions made by George and Giles Martin? Unfortunately, neither of us have either been to Vegas or seen the show, so we stick to a discussion of the music.

What do you think of the production and the musical soundtrack? Let us know at our email (ivegotabeatlespodcast@hotmail.com), on Facebook, or on Twitter (@ivegotabeatles).

 

We've been waiting for this one! Check out our episode about McCartney's 1984 flop movie, Give My Regards to Broad Street. Does the movie have a plot? How is the music? What's with the costumes and dream scenes? Does the movie deserve its terrible ratings and reputation?

We also discuss some recent Beatles news including the new release date for Peter Jackson's Get Back movie, as well as the new reissue of Flaming Pie.

Here's the link to the Broad Street album on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/2AtvtW3U8dv9C61S88M2w8?si=BQ8SVMsrSAWInA-yjurnww

And a link to the first part of the movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-nyOLvVD_w

 

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After getting lots of requests for us to discuss the American albums, here we are with an episode about 1966's Yesterday and Today! The album is most famous for its "Butcher Cover" showing the Beatles surrounded by disembodied babies and slabs of meat, but we also discuss the album itself. American listeners would have been treated to hearing three songs off the Beatles' upcoming album Revolver in advance of that album's release, as well as two Ringo songs on one album! This will be the first of what we hope will be future discussions about American Beatles albums.

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In this episode, we discuss the Beatles' trip to Australia and New Zealand in 1964, covering such things as: Jimmy Nicol, rainy weather standing in clothes from Hong Kong, press conferences, and the setlist from the filmed gig in Melbourne. This was at a high point of Beatlemania, where the group was in good spirits and playing well, and the fans all came out for the shows.

Thanks to our listeners in Australia and New Zealand who helped with information about these gigs! 

Here's a great performance of the Melbourne gig that we discuss:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EVtWKkMa9E

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In this episode, we go back into the lab to discuss both sides of Ringo's 1971 single: "It Don't Come Easy" and "Early 1970." The A-side became one of Ringo's biggest hits and most identifiable songs, and the B-side can be seen as an open letter to his bandmates and what he hopes will happen after their breakup.

As before, we've made a Spotify playlist that contains most of the cover songs discussed, as well as the two songs under the microscope:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2WfVc1GwfLaDKTHGqobhEB?si=yxz7t8jBTx6eO-RzXIiPGQ

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Thanks to everyone who sent in questions for us to answer -- we had a great time answering them! We talk about how we got into the Beatles, our favorite B-sides, why Chris doesn't (or does he?) like "The Word," and so much more. Enjoy!

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Ever heard of a clavioline? How about a jal-tarang or a wobble board? If not, then check out this episode where we choose our favorite notable non-rock instruments that appear on Beatles and solo Beatles songs. We've made a Spotify playlist in case you'd like to hear all these tunes in their entirety after listening:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0N1oCb99Gnh29wed33kAom?si=QvOFtqAQQB6hHKWdnvm68A

Also, for our next episode, we need your help! Send us any questions you'd like us to answer about the Beatles, our opinions about the Beatles, the show, or anything else you'd like to know. Send your questions to:

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by April 15 and we'll try to answer them!

 

We've danced around the topic before, but never dug deeply into the Beatles' 1964 album, Beatles For Sale. This album either gets overlooked, dismissed, or forgotten, but in our discussion we feel there are some songs that should definitely get a second look (and some that shouldn't). We hope you enjoy our discussion, and feel free to comment on our Facebook page, on Twitter @ivegotabeatles, or by email at ivegotabeatlespodcast@hotmail.com.

 

 

In between episodes, we'll share some of the latest Beatles news and analyze all the happenings. In this show, we talk about the postponement of the Fest for Beatles Fans, an upcoming auction, Record Store Day, and some (possibly) exciting George news!

Info on the auction: https://www.juliensauctions.com/about-auction?id=321

The Rolling Stone article about Dark Horse Records/George's material: 

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/george-harrison-dark-horse-label-olivia-harrison-dhani-harrison-interview-961427/

As of this recording, Record Store Day has been postponed to June 20, 2020 because of Coronavirus.

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In this episode we examine the life and contributions of Klaus Voormann, friend to the Beatles going back to the early 1960s. We discuss his bass playing, his famous artwork on Revolver and The Beatles Anthology, and talk about some of the varied and eclectic people he worked with.

Here are some links to info on Klaus, as well as a Spotify playlist of his great bass playing:

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Intro/Outro music: "For You Red" by David Thurmaier and Jacob Souders
 
 

In this episode, Dave interviews author and critic Tim Riley, who is best known for his books on the Beatles (Tell Me Why) and John Lennon, as well as his new Beatles textbook co-authored with music theorist Walter Everett. You will hear about each of Riley's books, including the new text, as well as his thoughts on other areas of interest for Beatles scholarship. Enjoy!

 https://timrileyauthor.com

https://www.amazon.com/What-Goes-Beatles-Their-Music/dp/0190213175/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=what+goes+on+beatles&qid=1582127195&sr=8-2

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In this episode, we reflect on our 150 episodes thus far, and discuss some new format changes that will be taking place in our desire to broaden the reach of the show. These changes will allow us to keep doing what we do, but with even more content and platforms.

Then, we rank the 13 canonic Bealtes albums and discuss how we came up with the rankings. Do you agree with us? Do you think we have it all wrong? 

Thanks for all your support and for listening all these years, and we look forward to continuing to connect with you in all our upcoming episodes!

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We're excited to share our discussion and analysis of George Harrison's 1970 album All Things Must Pass, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Because the album is so big and epic, we've decided to do our review in two parts, and this episode covers the first disc/record. We talk about the album, songs, the recording, the Phil Spector influence, and much more. Share your thoughts on All Things Must Pass here:

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Happy 2020! Join us in our first episode of the year as we dig into the last Wings tour of the UK in 1979, with a specific look at the set of gigs they played in Glasgow, Scotland. Paul and his "Back to the Egg" band are in great form, having fun and playing tightly together. We discuss the diverse setlist which includes some surprises, our disappointment that Wings basically ended after these gigs, and of course, we comment on Paul's usual hilarious pre-song banter.

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Go back to the late 1960s/early 1970s as Dave interviews Chris O'Dell, who worked for the Beatles at Apple Records beginning in 1968, and continued working through the 1970s with CSN&Y, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and many others. Chris is famous for inspiring George Harrison's 1973 song "Miss O'Dell" (The B-side of "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)), but she had many more fascinating adventures and experiences working closely with the Beatles including seeing the Rooftop Concert, helping with the Concert for Bangladesh, and much more.

Enjoy this interview!

Chris's book can be found here:

https://www.amazon.com/Miss-ODell-Nights-Beatles-Clapton-ebook/dp/B002QJZ9WW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=miss+o%27dell&qid=1571617408&sr=8-1

 

Thanks for all your support in 2019, and we look forward to more Beatles fun in 2020!

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Just in time -- if you're looking for a review of Beatles-related releases this year, look no further! We make our recommendations, and as usual, we suggest two non-Beatles releases each. Happy shopping!

 

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