Was 1967 his best year??

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Was 1967 his best year??

Postby EddieV » Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:34 pm

I think so. He was setting some new standards how music could be.

Strawberry Fields Forever, A Day In The Life, All You need is Love and I´m The Walrus, wow!!!
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Postby jules » Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:58 pm

Strawberry Fields was written in '66 in Almeria, Spain, while filming "How I Won The War". ADITL was also written in '66.
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Postby EddieV » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:17 am

jules wrote:Strawberry Fields was written in '66 in Almeria, Spain, while filming "How I Won The War". ADITL was also written in '66.


I know that, but the release was in 1967. I´ve changed the thread´s text.
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Postby Rene » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:02 pm

John's music was almost always great. I have to say that as much as I love all of the 66-67 whatever stuff, I think his Double Fantasy gave us a peek at what was still in him. Between Strawberry Fields...A Day In The Life etc. which are some of my favorite songs ever, and Starting Over, Beautiful Boy and I'm Losing You, I gotta go with his 1980 release. Am I now an outcast :?
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Postby jules » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:12 pm

I don't think his Double Fantasy stuff comes anywhere near She Said She Said, I'm Only Sleeping, TNK, And Your Bird Can Sing, Doctor Robert, Strawberry Fields, Lucy, ADITL, Mr. Kite, Walrus, AYNIL et al.
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Postby EddieV » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:38 pm

jules wrote:I don't think his Double Fantasy stuff comes anywhere near She Said She Said, I'm Only Sleeping, TNK, And Your Bird Can Sing, Doctor Robert, Strawberry Fields, Lucy, ADITL, Mr. Kite, Walrus, AYNIL et al.


I agree on that. He peaked in 1966-67. Don´t know what happened after that. Of course he still wrote great songs like Revolution, Come Together but not so many! Some people might say that his akbums POB and Imagine are which they are, but his songs with the Beatles were the best.
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Postby jules » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:27 pm

Agreed, Eddie. I think he had two peaks. One in '64 (AHDN and BFS) and one in '66/'67. I think he pips Paul to the post in the early days of The Beatles (just), then he kept his end up in '66/'67, then from '68 to '70 Paul got the better of him. Apres Beatles he lost his edge a bit; then again, they ALL did.
I don't mean that after The Beatles he never wrote a good song; they just weren't AS good.
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Postby Rene » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:45 pm

Yea, I know what you're saying. Maybe with the Beatles 66/67 stuff was the best. But I still think his 80 release was better than his other post Beatle stuff.
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Postby EwaldK » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:49 pm

Rene wrote:Yea, I know what you're saying. Maybe with the Beatles 66/67 stuff was the best. But I still think his 80 release was better than his other post Beatle stuff.


No, " Plastic Ono Band" and " Imagine" are his best efforts solo.
Always found Double Fantasy a bit dull sounding..
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Postby james1985 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:23 pm

Rene, he was certainly hitting his old stride in 1980, but to choose the best year of JL's career has a lot of competition!

For me either 1964, 1966 or 1968 (or....1973/4 for controversy's sake. Mind Games and Walls And Bridges anyone?)
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