I’m not a huge fan of The Beatles, especially their more pop sounding stuff and particularly not their acid-induced gibberish they produced and called music.
However, I can’t discount their contribution to music as a whole and there are certainly some gems within their hundreds of songs they recorded. I’m especially keen on their more poetic side.
And I’ll admit that even that aspect of their music is pretty extensive.
I’ve picked a few of my favorite Beatles songs to share with a more poetic feel.
First: Eleanor Rigby (Look At All the Lonely People)
And another beautiful lyric they created: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Honestly, I never even cared for The Beatles until I watched the movie “Across the Universe”, a musical set entirely to Beatles music. I think some of the remakes of their songs outdid the originals, particularly While My Guitar Gently Weeps, sung in this version by Martin Luther McCoy and Jim Sturgess.
This version just has too much soul to not mention.
And while I’m at it, I have to throw in another favorite version of a favorite Beatles song of mine, again from the Across the Universe soundtrack. This version of Let it Be is so gospel-inspired it’s hard not to want to get up and clap and dance to it. It’s sung by Carol Woods and a young Timothy T. Mitch:
A little music for your soul. Enjoy.