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  •  Once again, who can argue with Revolver, (1+ / 0-)
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    Sgt. Pepper's and Abbey Road.  And while Revolver probably was actually the bigger break from tradition, it was Pepper and Abbey Road that I wore the grooves off of.

    •  Sgt. Pepper's and Abbey Road excel at what became (1+ / 0-)
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      Pink Floyd's trademark in the '70s: album flow and shape. It fits perfectly that Alan Parsons graduated from engineering Abbey Road to producing Dark Side of the Moon.

      Revolver is no more than The White Album: a hodge podge of unrelated songs and styles. They differ, to my ears, in that all 14 songs on Revolver are among the Beatles' best work.

      Of course, side 2 of Abbey Road started as a hodge podge, until George Martin and Paul matched tempos, merged tapes, echoed scales, and polished their suite until it glistened like a symphony. An Everest in recording history, with some of the first synthesizers in mainstream rock.

      "Problems can't be solved by the same level of thinking that created them" Einstein

      by Brecht on Mon Sep 06, 2010 at 11:01:37 AM PDT

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