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volume 1
january 1999

John LennonNotes on ... Series 1 - 28

 





  The first 28 song analyses
  by Alan W. Pollack
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  Pollack started his series with choosing 28 songs more or less arbitrarily from the songbook of the Beatles. These articles are especially interesting, because Pollack spices his analyses with some lucid explanations of his musicological insights and knowledge. If you are unknown in musicological territory, the best you can do is to read these pieces in numerical order. You'll find the index here down below. From the left to the right in the columns you'll see Pollack's number of the song, the title of the song, the year of publication and the number of the song in Ian MacDonald's book Revolution in the Head, as this last book gives some usefull information for those who want to know more about it than just the musicological aspects.

001 We Can Work It Out (1989; 2000) 68
002 Eight Days A Week (1989; 2000) 43
003 And I Love Her (1989; 2000) 25
004 Day Tripper (1989; 2000) 65
005 She Loves You (1989; 2000) 12
006 Help! (1989; 2000) 56
007 You're Going To Lose That Girl (1989; 2000) 55
008 No Reply (1989; 2000) 42
009 You Won't See Me (1989; 2000) 75
010 It Won't Be Long (1989; 2000) 14
011 Good Day Sunshine (1989; 2000) 90
012 She Said She Said (1989; 2000) 92
013 You Never Give Me Your Money (1989; 2000) 173
014 Hey Jude (1990; 2000) 137
015 I Should Have Known Better (1990; 2000) 26
016 Thank You Girl (1990; 2000) 11
017 Any Time At All (1990; 2000) 34
018 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (1990; 2000) 53
019 I'll Be Back (1990; 2000) 33
020 Birthday (1990; 2000) 146
021 Love Me Do (1990; 2000) 1
022 Please Please Me (1990; 2000) 3
023 Intro to 'Strawberry Fields Forever',
'A Day In The Life', and 'I Am The Walrus'
(1990; 2000) 93, 96, 116
024 Things We Said Today (1991; 2001) 35
025 While My Guitar Gently Weeps (1991; 2001) 136
026 I Saw Her Standing There (1991; 2001) 6
027 All My Loving (1991; 2001) 15
028 From Me To You (1991; 2001) 10
   
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  Copyright © 1989-2001 by Alan W. Pollack. All Rights Reserved. This article may be reproduced, retransmitted, redistributed and otherwise propagated at will, provided that this notice remains intact and in place.
  In case you want to quote these pages, please refer to the original sources. So for Pollack's remarks on "Free As A Bird" refer to: Pollack, Alan W. (1995), Notes on "Free As A Bird". Notes on ... Series no. 194, 1995. The 'Official' rec.music.beatles Home Page (http://www.recmusicbeatles.com).
  Conversion to HTML by Ed Chen, Mike Markowski, Bruce Dumes, and Maurizio Codogno. Indexed and adapted for Soundscapes by Ger Tillekens.
  The numbers in the last column refer to the second, updated edition of Ian MacDonald's book: Revolution in the Head. The Beatles' Records and the Sixties. London: Random House (Pimlico), 1997.