… surely Hard Days Night?
I have it on right now. I found the vinyl going for a tenner at Tynemouth Flea Market a few months back and I play it an awful lot. IMHO “With The Beatles” sounded great but it’s not as good as “Please Please Me” is it?
And then along comes “A Hard Day’s Night” which not only had to keep the momentum going, it also had to soundtrack a damn film which was shot rapidly amongst tours and recording. It’s snatched from one of the most insane schedules a band ever had, it’s literally the only entirely Lennon and McCartney Beatles album there is and it’s just joy distilled. Surely it’s the moment where literally everything clicked? And surely its the album which demonstrated to The Beatles themselves that they could just do anything? Has an album done more than this one? Never mind a 3rd album?
Apologies for the list threads folks, somewhat time poor at the moment and trying to reconnect with music a bit…