June 2, 2017

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107: Sgt. Pepper at 50 – A Conversation

In what’s likely to be the first of a series of Sgt. Pepper discussions, Robert and Richard attempt to sort out their feelings toward a most complicated and singular Beatles release

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May 30, 2017

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106: Deconstructing The Beatles – Revolution 9

Before you roll your eyes, take a second: in this special episode, Richard and Robert dissect what is easily the most polarizing recording of The Beatles’ entire canon: the musique concrète produced by John, with assistance from Yoko and George, issued on their wildly expansive 1968 self-titled double album.

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May 22, 2017

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105: Marshall Crenshaw, The Beatles and Power Pop

Said Allmusic about our guest: “He writes songs that are melodic, hooky and emotionally true, and he sings and plays them with an honesty and force that still finds room for humor without venom.

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May 13, 2017

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104: Paperback Writer / Rain

Are The Beatles on their way out now?,” asked The Daily Sketch. Said a critic at The Sunday Mirror: “They have, to put it bluntly, goofed.

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May 6, 2017

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103: Solo Beatle Covers

Setting aside the thematic full album works like Run Devil Run, Rock ‘n’ Roll or Sentimental Journey, the former Beatles recorded a fair amount of material written by others.

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April 29, 2017

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102: Compiling The Beatles

In this episode, Richard and Robert examine the myriad ways their work was re-imagined and compiled: from Greatest to Rarities to 1, from Alpha-Omega to Reel Music.

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April 20, 2017

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101: Beatle Guest Stars

Throughout the course of their career, The Beatles freely tapped the talents of a number of outside musicians to add color to their musical palette.

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April 14, 2017

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100: Something About The Beatles’ Humour

Comedy was an aspect of The Beatles’ personas that came through loud and clear from day one. In this milestone episode, Richard and Robert discuss the comedic influences on the group

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April 4, 2017

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99: Autumn ’74 – Walls and Bridges and Dark Horse

Ten years after The Beatles’ North American debut, at least three former members of the group battled an array of personal challenges.

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March 25, 2017

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98: I’ve Seen That Road Before – Beatle Influencers and Inspirations

Like all successful artists, The Beatles drew from sources all over the place, some obvious; some not so much. In this detailed discussion

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