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The starting point for an index of all my musical sections.

 

Historic Album Reviews

I am gradually building up my reviews of historic albums from America to U2

 

The Music Years

Albums reviewed by years from 1963 until the present day.

 

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A list of concerts and gigs I have attended over the years with reviews when I can remember what they were like.

 

Music Writing

My music writing - both published and unpublished.

 

Here and Now

Details of Eastern Evening News Here and Now columns I was involved in.

 

2009 Album Reviews

Major 2009 albums reviewed and rated.

 

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The Music Years - 1965

The following albums were released in 1965 and have been reviewed thanks to the following legal music sites:

 

The Beatles - Help - 6

Help!/The Night Before/You've Got to Hide Your Love Away/I Need You/Another Girl/You're Going to Lose That Girl/Ticket to Ride/Act Naturally/It's Only Love/You Like Me Too Much/Tell Me What You See/I've Just Seen a Face/Yesterday/Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Same formula, but some subtle changes with seven songs appearing in the film Help. Primarily still songs about girls and relationships. Lennon's interest in the American folk scene is beginning to show through again. To me there is a slightly ramshackle feel about Help - the songs aren't quite as fresh as on some of the earlier albums. It all starts on a highpoint with one of the band's best compositions in the title track. It must be remembered that this was the Beatles' fifth album in three years and although they are by and large very short in length it is still an impressive output. I can't help wondering, however, whether the songs are becoming a little jaded. Of course that comment seems like so much bunkem when you realise Paul McCartney's classic Yesterday is included. In many ways. But standing alongside that Ringo's attempts to sing the novelty country song "Act Naturally" which is pretty average to say the least. There are a number of almost curio tracks like McCartney's "I've Just Seen a Face" with its huge nod to Simon and Garfunkel. Help was the last of a quintet of similar sounding and similar feel albums before the Lennon/McCartney songwriting partnership really began to blossom with the release of Rubber Soul

 

 

 

 
albums were released in 1965 and have been reviewed thanks to the following legal music sites:
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The Beatles - Help - 6

Help!/The Night Before/You've Got to Hide Your Love Away/I Need You/Another Girl/You're Going to Lose That Girl/Ticket to Ride/Act Naturally/It's Only Love/You Like Me Too Much/Tell Me What You See/I've Just Seen a Face/Yesterday/Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Same formula, but some subtle changes with seven songs appearing in the film Help. Primarily still songs about girls and relationships. Lennon's interest in the American folk scene is beginning to show through again. To me there is a slightly ramshackle feel about Help - the songs aren't quite as fresh as on some of the earlier albums. It all starts on a highpoint with one of the band's best compositions in the title track. It must be remembered that this was the Beatles' fifth album in three years and although they are by and large very short in length it is still an impressive output. I can't help wondering, however, whether the songs are becoming a little jaded. Of course that comment seems like so much bunkem when you realise Paul McCartney's classic Yesterday is included. In many ways. But standing alongside that Ringo's attempts to sing the novelty country song "Act Naturally" which is pretty average to say the least. There are a number of almost curio tracks like McCartney's "I've Just Seen a Face" with its huge nod to Simon and Garfunkel. Help was the last of a quintet of similar sounding and similar feel albums before the Lennon/McCartney songwriting partnership really began to blossom with the release of Rubber Soul