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Old Jul 15, 2006, 05:07 AM   #1
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What album first introduced you to the Beatles?

Growing up, I had a cousin who was a true Beatles fanatic. Everytime we visited, I would always migrate towards his room and he'd always play me Beatle songs, trying to get me into them. Well, it eventually worked. I decided to explore them a bit myself. So the first album I bought was the 1967-1970 'Blue Album'. I had known a few Beatle songs, but after listening to track after track, I was surprised by just how many of their songs I really was familiar with, without really knowing it was them.

Then I went and bought the companion 1962-1966 'Red Album'. Again, and maybe even more so with this one, I was shocked by how many songs I was somewhat familiar with already, but again, had no idea they were Beatle songs.

By then I was hooked for life. Soon after I bought Love Songs and commenced to owning all of their standard albums. To this day, it still amazes me that they wrote so many great songs in such a short period in time.
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Old Jul 15, 2006, 05:13 AM   #2
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my first Beatles CD was the soundtrack to Yellow Submarine from 1999.
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Old Jul 15, 2006, 05:19 AM   #3
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Mine was "Meet the Beatles", since I'm one of the first generation fans that has been around since the beginning.
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The Capitol release "Hey Jude".
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I went and bought Sgt. Pepper after hearing "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on the radio.


Havent been the same since.
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Old Jul 15, 2006, 06:25 AM   #6
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Old Jul 15, 2006, 07:57 AM   #7
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My first was 1. I really like that album.
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Old Jul 15, 2006, 05:00 PM   #8
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I was sooo young that I don't quite remember, but it was either Revolver or Sgt.Pepper. I don't remember a time when I couldn't distinguish between the two and ask for one or the other. My mother got married to a classical fanatic in 1968 (my father) and dropped off the pop scene for a few years, so the Beatles later career passed her by, and I was introduced to that by my aunt.

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Mine was "Meet the Beatles", since I'm one of the first generation fans that has been around since the beginning.
Me too, Starry.
a very young teenager in 1964 and got each one as they came out.
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What album first introduced you to the Beatles?

Growing up, I had a cousin who was a true Beatles fanatic. Everytime we visited, I would always migrate towards his room and he'd always play me Beatle songs, trying to get me into them. Well, it eventually worked. I decided to explore them a bit myself. So the first album I bought was the 1967-1970 'Blue Album'. I had known a few Beatle songs, but after listening to track after track, I was surprised by just how many of their songs I really was familiar with, without really knowing it was them.

Then I went and bought the companion 1962-1966 'Red Album'. Again, and maybe even more so with this one, I was shocked by how many songs I was somewhat familiar with already, but again, had no idea they were Beatle songs.

By then I was hooked for life. Soon after I bought Love Songs and commenced to owning all of their standard albums. To this day, it still amazes me that they wrote so many great songs in such a short period in time.
It was a song, I was only 6 at the time and heard "Please please me" on the radio, I did like it alot, never changed my mind since then, 1963, album, I could not even know what an album was, anyway, I bought " A hard day's night" album in 1969, at 12 of age. I still have them all, bootlegs included.
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I went and bought Sgt. Pepper after hearing "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on the radio.


Havent been the same since.

I bought it after hearing "She's Leaving Home" on the radio. It still remains my favorite album.
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My cousin owned the American release "Beatles VI" and had it on display in her home. I thought that Paul looked pretty cute on the cover and told her so - she immediatelymade me list to that album as well as the Beatles 2nd album. I was hooked!
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Old Jul 15, 2006, 08:58 PM   #13
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That's a hard one to answer, as I first was introduced to The Beatles through my aunt... we'd go over her house, and go to her back room where her stereo was set up and listen to her Beatles albums. I can't possibly remember which one was the very first I ever heard playing.

However, I do have recollections of "Meet The Beatles", and "A Hard Day's Night" being some of the first.... "Sgt. Pepper's", as well. I think she may have played us the early ones first - to give us an idea of how their music progressed... held off on "The White Album" until we digested the early stuff!

I swear it was like magic listening to my aunt's old Beatles albums as a kid.
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It was Anthology I for me. Actually, it was after watching Anthology I on tv that I purchased the CDs, then got obsessed with them.
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Canada's "Beatlemania! Meet The Beatles". What an album opener "It Won't be Long" is! I was 13 at the time, first generation. We all love the quote from the Queen Mother..."they are so vital..." etc. The Aeolian bit in "Not A Second Time"...great stuff.

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Meet The Beatles - Then I bought "The Early Beatles" and from then on I got the albums as they came out here in the US
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Since I was brought up on them, I really don't have a specific album that was my first. I've just always been a fan. I do remember in the 80s when their albums were re-released on CD and my Dad bought a CD player, he bought every album, one by one. We'd listen to each a thousand times before he bought the next. For some reason, I particularly remember when he bought Please Please Me and The White Album. I also vaguely remember Yellow Submarine and Past Masters Volume 1. This is strange because today my two favorite albums are Abbey Road and A Hard Day's Night and I don't remember when he got them.
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My dad used to play the red and blue albums when I was very little.
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