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supposed to be a song of comfort McCartney offers Lennon’s son Julian during his parentsdivorce. It was received as a universal song of comfort, making it easy and pleasant to listen to. Itended with 4 long minutes of “Na na na na”, which is meant to make it easy to sing-a-long towhile also giving it a similar sound to the repeated chanting in meditation. Revolution on theother hand starts with a guitar riff and has strong electrical instrumental presence throughout. Ithas a jauntier tune, which contributes to the feeling of the immediacy of a revolution. Thecombination of the electrical guitar and piano in the instrumental verse appear to be at odds witheach other and create a clashing effect. The electric guitar has a heavy overall presence in thesong and gives it a much edgier sound. Thus, we can see how the artists seem to be growing in their recording techniques and also in theinstruments they are using. Question 3: Describe and compare the experience for a listener of listening to four differentalbums: first, one of the Beatles’ first albums (Please Please Me); second Rubber Soul(1965); third, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967); and fourth, Abbey Road(1969). I believe all these albums are greatly different from each other. Please Please Me, released in1963, merely showcased the potential talent the Beatles had. The album concentrated more on aloud, rhythmic and energetic sound and did not showcase the various facets of their talents.Unlike their later albums it included a large number of covers. The result was that they soundedlike just another lively boy band. However their charisma and energy ensured the start of a hugefan base. They also largely recorded music that can be performed live. This changed in just a matter of two years. Rubber Soul released in 1965 represents a transitionpoint in the Beatles’ career, the result of which culminated in their next album, Revolver (1966).At this point, the Beatles having met Bob Dylan, were no longer performing streams of lovesongs, but were trying to create music with meaning. The second song on the album, “NorwegianWood” is the first song to have the sitar, which foreshadowed the extent Eastern music wouldcome to impact their own music. Listening to this album helped prepare me for their next albums.It was easy to notice the change in the depth of the music the Beatles were composing now. Thisalbum was recorded without having to pay attention to tour dates or film recordings and showsthe effect of spending more time in the studio. This also marks the first album with all originalcompositions, thus revealing a more complete picture of the Beatles musical style.
Sgt. Pepper’s is a concept album. It shows a time where the Beatles were tired of being theBeatles, with no privacy and constantly having to live up to their musical personas. It was gettinghard to draw a line between a Beatle as a person and as a musician, specifically one of the FabFour. So in this album all the Beatles adopted alter egos and acted as a different band all together.