Magical Mystery Tour - Side B - Round 1

MMT - Side B - Round 1

Poll ended at 07 Jan 2021, 12:56pm

"Hello, Goodbye"
3
20%
"Strawberry Fields Forever"
0
No votes
"Penny Lane"
3
20%
"Baby, You're a Rich Man"
5
33%
"All You Need Is Love"
4
27%
 
Total votes: 15

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Magical Mystery Tour - Side B - Round 1

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In case you didn't already catch on ;), we're using the US version and not the British EP. This means we have some heavy hitters on the 2nd side.
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Goodbye to All You Need is Love, the obvious loser here.
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Penny Lane. It's weird to be that nostalgic at the age of 20 or whatever.
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"Penny Lane" to the end of time. Its sole virtue was being matched with SFF, which contrasted the perspectives of John and Paul. John looks at his childhood with a mix of confusion and horror, something to understand if only to be free of. Paul is ever wistful of the small happinesses, the smiles and kind details. John is relieved that he's no longer that vulnerable child (but fears that he's not actually free); Paul kind of wishes he still were. John sees history as a prison to escape, Paul as a garden to be cultivated. As a person and a historian, I'm with John.
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Melody's too damn good on Penny Lane for it to go before a non-song like AYNIL. Penny Lane's also got a spookier vibe than people tend to remember, as though played by a music hall ghost on a pub piano.
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Silent Majority wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 1:13pm
Melody's too damn good on Penny Lane for it to go before a non-song like AYNIL. Penny Lane's also got a spookier vibe than people tend to remember, as though played by a music hall ghost on a pub piano.
AYNIL's chief virtue is in summarizing the essence of the Beatles' philosophy. The song itself is neither here nor there.
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Silent Majority wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 1:13pm
Melody's too damn good on Penny Lane for it to go before a non-song like AYNIL. Penny Lane's also got a spookier vibe than people tend to remember, as though played by a music hall ghost on a pub piano.
Penny Lane is absolutely brilliant, I really can't get my head around people voting for it this early. Absolute diamond of a melody.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 1:19pm
Penny Lane is absolutely brilliant, I really can't get my head around people voting for it this early. Absolute diamond of a melody.
*phew* I'd like to add the above to my own argument against "Penny Lane."
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Voting for the antisemitic and homophobic Rich Man.
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Flex wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 1:07pm
Penny Lane. It's weird to be that nostalgic at the age of 20 or whatever.
He couldn't wait to be 64.
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JennyB wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 1:27pm
Voting for the antisemitic and homophobic Rich Man.
I voted “Love” first, but that one needs to go too, and would’ve voted both if I could.

Penny Lane has a great melody, unlike these. It should stay until 3rd in a just world.
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Wolter wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 1:47pm
JennyB wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 1:27pm
Voting for the antisemitic and homophobic Rich Man.
I voted “Love” first, but that one needs to go too, and would’ve voted both if I could.

Penny Lane has a great melody, unlike these. It should stay until 3rd in a just world.
I'd read about the slur in Rich Man but never heard it myself. Ive just read a thread on Steve Hoffman's board and most of the Beatles nerds are sceptical Lennon sang it. It seems to stem from an unsubstantiated story in a book by Ray Coleman.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Goodbye, "Hello, Goodbye," thanks to your never-ending inclusion on a cellphone commercial or whatever the hell it was.
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Heston wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 1:52pm
Wolter wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 1:47pm
JennyB wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 1:27pm
Voting for the antisemitic and homophobic Rich Man.
I voted “Love” first, but that one needs to go too, and would’ve voted both if I could.

Penny Lane has a great melody, unlike these. It should stay until 3rd in a just world.
I'd read about the slur in Rich Man but never heard it myself. Ive just read a thread on Steve Hoffman's board and most of the Beatles nerds are sceptical Lennon sang it. It seems to stem from an unsubstantiated story in a book by Ray Coleman.
Though I can believe it as the kind of thing Lennon would find funny.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 1:17pm
Silent Majority wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 1:13pm
Melody's too damn good on Penny Lane for it to go before a non-song like AYNIL. Penny Lane's also got a spookier vibe than people tend to remember, as though played by a music hall ghost on a pub piano.
AYNIL's chief virtue is in summarizing the essence of the Beatles' philosophy. The song itself is neither here nor there.
Well, I've no belief in their philosophy, Horatio. Love means nothing unless tide to action, continued action.
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