chris wrote:eggman, if you want to like those fake beatles songs, go ahead.
back in the ussr, dear prudence, yesterday, blackbird, ballad of john and yoko are beatles songs because all four beatles listened to these songs when they were completed, and said...yes...these are good...we can release these. yep...all four beatles. thats what makes them beatles songs. because they got the okay from the four members of the band.
did john ever say free as a bird was ready? in fact, was it ever even more than a demo? the beatles broke up in 1970. and they never got back together. did you not get the news?
and i am all for a difference of opinion. as i had nothing negative to say about efghijiloveyou comments. but free as a bird is a masterpiece? do you eat with a cork on your fork to prevent you from poking an eye out? you need to reevaluate what is a masterpiece. because i have a spice girls album that will knock your socks off.
I was born in 1979, I`m 32 right now. I grew up listening to 80s music and some 50s rock and roll songs. Michael Jackson was the greatest for me at the time. I became a Beatles fan on (yes, I even remember the date) Saturday May 28 1994 when a friend of mine showed me two tapes he just bought. Those tapes were the Red and blue collection and those tapes made mad. Although I knew rock and roll, that was a kind of music I had never listened to until that day (specially songs like Strawberry fields forever or A day in the life). Since that day I became a huge Beatles' fan. I soon got all of Beatles' records. That year came out the Live at the BBC collection and a year later, the marvellous Anthology. I remember watching the transmition on mexican television in the early days of December 1995. Then I got the Anthology and heard, for the first time, Free as a bird. Sadly, my english is limited to explain what that song made feel but, bottom line, that's why I consider it a MASTERPIECE. I'm talking about feeligs, sensations, moments.
You can analize the song and it may not be the same for you. I don't know how old you are, maybe you lived the Beatles days and when you first heard Free as a bird it turned out to be disappointing to you, which is fine. To each his own, as you tried to say in your last post. Maybe I'm the only one who loves Free as a bird at the level I do. Just wanted to tell the reason why. For me is the closest we'll ever have as a Beatles' reunion. For me, that's what a masterpiece is. A song or an artwrok which makes me feel something. There are people who think Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga are the greatest, while I just can't stand them, but maybe these people feel the same way I do when hear their songs. If they do, is their oppinion, is their problem.
I've been blessed and lucky enough to see Paul McCartney two times and I already have my tickets for Ringo's concert next November 1st in Mexico City. Do you have any idea what that means to me? Those are artist who come here just two or three times in their lives. For me those concerts are the greatest ever, including the Shea stadium, The concert for George, etc. Why? Again, is a matter of feelings.
Sorry if you misunderstood my message, didn't mean to sound offensive or agressive. Got your point and I respect it. Regards!