I've been a Beatles fan since high school in the 1980s. Recently, I went through a period of about seven years or so where I didn't listen to ANY Beatles music at all; I actually avoided it. The news of the remasters in the spring made me take out my LPs & re-listen. I forgot how wonderful they really were. It's nice to have them back in my life again! Besides listening to the Beatles, Badfinger, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jellyfish, Jethro Tull, John Lennon, Jackie Lomax, Paul McCartney, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, Procol Harum, Ringo Starr, Traffic, the Traveling Wilburys & Frank Zappa pretty much sums up my musical tastes.
Strawberry Fields Forever (The Beatles 1967-1970)
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It's an incredibly beautiful song. It's the definitive Beatles song. It's perfect. From the very first note, you know that it's going to be something different. I listen to it, and I sigh, and I smile. Everything about that record is perfect: the production, the performances, the lyrics, the melody. I absolutely love the original, but, I also really enjoy the versions on Love & the Anthology. I will never tire of hearing this song.
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All those songs, the diversity, the creativity... I can listen to it over & over and never get bored. And I hear something new every time I listen to it. It's a perfect album, from beginning to end. Absolutely flawless. It was the first Beatles album I listen to. I guess you might call it, "love at first listen."