Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Solo Beatles: 20 Top Picks

A good friend of mine, who is just beginning to explore the deep collective catalog of the Beatles' solo work, asked what my top 5 favorites were from each.  I didn't give it too much thought, choosing to shoot from the hip instead. Here's the result:

Instant Karma (single)
#9 Dream (Walls & Bridges)
(Just Like) Starting Over (Double Fantasy)
Tight A$ (Mind Games)
Crippled Inside (Imagine)

I’ve Had Enough (London Town)
My Brave Face (Flowers in the Dirt)
Live and Let Die (Wings single)
Getting Closer (Back to the Egg)
Fine Line (Chaos & Creation in the Back Yard)

What Is Life (All Things Must Pass)
All Those Years Ago (Somewhere In England)
Isn’t It A Pity (All Things Must Pass)
Tired of Midnight Blue (Extra Texture)
Wah-Wah (All Things Must Pass)

Photograph (Ringo)
It Don’t Come Easy (single)
Choose Love (Choose Love)
Anthem (Ringo 2012)
Weight of the World (Time Takes Time)

Of course, after I came up with this list I thought of songs I omitted (including two of my favorite McCartney songs, "This One" and "Cosmically Conscious"), but I liked the spontaneity of the selection process and made an iTunes playlist right away.

Thanks to my buddy Chuck for instigating this list. I look forward to hearing about your personal favorites as you start digging into the richness of these records.

Beatles 4evs.


1 comment:

ChuckO said...

Awesome, thanks for the list Jeff!