Sunday, February 26, 2006

The Beatles Anthology

Austin Johnson
This week I listened to a Beatles Anthology with a compilation of various Beatles tunes. Being an avid Beatles fan, I enjoyed the time spent listening to this album quite thoroughly.
The CD starts out with "Birthday" and "Yer Blues" which are both variations on a simple 12 bar blues. Simple yes, but quite enjoyable (the analysis of the songs was easily computed in my head haha). Sometimes simplicity can be more enjoyable when you wish to relax. In addition, it feels comforting being able to pick out the chords of the songs without having to pay attention solely to the song.
"Revolution" is also another simple 12 bar blues. Looking back at it, it is somewhat amazing to think that some of these songs were given so much credit considering that they were simply variations on a simple 12 bar blues. I still love it though!
Overall, I am a big fan of ths album and of the Beatles. The songs are catchy and easy to sing along to. Though they may be simple at times, the songs have their own little aspects of genious. After all, they won over the hearts of millions of people around the world.

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