Apple - 1968
This meant of course that the members had greater opportunity to explore the musical genre they each found interesting, and this album is a clear expression of far their musical interests ranged.
Oddly enough this multifaceted album comes out as a coherent whole, which must be due to the exceptionally fine musical talents of producer George Martin and the four band-members.
Were people given the opportunity to pick out 12-14 numbers from the record for a single album with 35-40 minutes playing time, which was very common in these years, the result could be extraordinary different. Maybe it would progressive rock album, perhaps an almost psychedelic album, a standard pop album or maybe easy listening ballads album - of course depending of how the songs were chosen.
How about an album consisting of "Glass Onion", "I'm So Tired," "Birthday," "While My Guitar Gently Weep," "Happiness is a Warm Gun," "Revolution 1", "Yer Blues," " Everybody's Got Something to Hide "," Sexy Sadie, "" Back in the USSR, "" Dear Prudence, "" Helter Skelter "," Piggies "and" Cry Baby Cry "? 14 titles and playing time 44.45. This would really be classic progressive rock album with elements of psychedlia. The album as it is none the less a classic - only the category will be somewhat different. In any event, an excellent album that it's hard to tire of - there will be a song for any mood.
As it probably shows from my selected 14 numbers, Lennon is my clear favorite, but it must be acknowledged that McCartney also comes out very strong on this album - vocally of course but not least with his songwriting which is incredibly varied and inspired.