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A limited series of podcasts exploring virtually every studio album by the Beatles, month by month featuring Graeme Burk and Rob Jones.

A Year With The Beatles Graeme Burk and Rob Jones

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    • 4.0, 20 Ratings

A limited series of podcasts exploring virtually every studio album by the Beatles, month by month featuring Graeme Burk and Rob Jones.

    Announcing... Deeper Cuts!

    Announcing... Deeper Cuts!

    Ten months after our year with the Beatles, Graeme Burk and Rob Jones are back with Shannon Dohar to talk about their new music podcast, Deeper Cuts. Every week on Deeper Cuts, Graeme, Rob and Shannon will listen to an album that meant something one to them and discuss what it means to them now. The show features albums from every genre, every era, just as long as the album is of importance to one of our panel. It's a podcast very much in the style of A Year With The Beatles and we hope you'll check it out.
    While we're here for a visit, Graeme, Rob and Shannon also discuss Graeme's abortive attempt to follow the band's post-Beatle career and the 50th anniversary remix of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Giles Martin.
    If you want to check out Deeper Cuts, visit our website at www.deepercutspodcast.com
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    • 7 min
    Episode 12 - Let It Be

    Episode 12 - Let It Be

    In the twelfth and final month of our year with the Beatles, Graeme Burk and Rob Jones are joined one last time by Shannon Dohar to discuss the Beatles final album (at least according to release date) Let It Be. The three get into a … spirited discussion of the merits (or lack thereof) of Phil Spector’s after-the-fact production of the album and talk about their favourite songs (with Graeme, again, taking on all comers about “The Long and Winding Road”!) as well as the less recommended but still notable tracks. And they talk about whether, under the strictest of definitions, this can be considered the Beatles’ swansong.
    For extra-credit homework, Graeme, Rob and Shannon look back on this past year with the Beatles and reflect on the Beatles’ journey and its pivotal moments and what this year meant to all of them.
    This is the final episode of A Year With The Beatles. We’d like to thank all the people who helped us in our discussions of the Beatles over the past year and to thank all of you good people for listening to us. We would like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and we hope we’ve passed the audition.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 11b - Leftover Singles and B-Sides 1966-1970

    Episode 11b - Leftover Singles and B-Sides 1966-1970

    As a further supplement to our eleventh episode, Graeme Burk and Rob Jones welcome back Bill Evenson to talk about all the singles and B-sides that never made it onto an album during the second half of the Beatles' career. The three talk about the singles that caught their fancy, their favourite B-sides, what surprised them and the lasting legacy of "Hey Jude" and "Paperback Writer" and what this well-prepared stew of leftovers say about the latter days of the fab four's work together

    • 28 min
    Episode 11a - The Animated Beatles

    Episode 11a - The Animated Beatles

    As a supplement to our eleventh episode, Graeme Burk and Rob Jones talk to Felicity Kuzinitz about the Beatles' career in animated cartoons during the 1960s: the first as the subject of a Saturday morning cartoon on ABC from 1965-1969; the second in the big-budget 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine. Graeme, Rob and Felicity discuss the TV version's bizarre choice of songs from the Beatles' catalogue and terrible (though familiar) voice work. They generally marvel at the achievements of Yellow Submarine in terms of its contribution to pop art and its portrayal of the fab four, even if they don't entirely get the plot! The three also discuss the original songs by the Beatles that make it into the movie.

    • 30 min
    Episode 11 - Abbey Road

    Episode 11 - Abbey Road

    In the eleventh month of our year with the Beatles, Graeme Burk and Rob Jones are joined by Steven Schapansky of the popular Doctor Who podcast Radio Free Skaro to discuss the Beatles penultimate or final (depending on whether you agree with Graeme or Rob) album, Abbey Road. The trio discuss whether Abbey Road should be considered the Beatles' final album before moving on to a discussion regarding the surprises the Beatles still demonstrated in this album, the standout tracks and the linked suite of songs. Graeme, Rob and Steven also delve into whether Abbey Road was a progenitor of 1970s music and what state the band was in at the end of their career together.
    For extra-credit homework, Graeme, Rob and Steven watch the sadly out-of-print 1982 documentary The Compleat Beatles and discuss why, even today, this is one of the best Beatles documentaries ever made, highlighting the strengths of the documentary, Malcolm MacDowell's narration and George Martin's gravitas. The three (who don't rule) examine why it is that perhaps the best Beatles documentaries are the ones where the Beatles aren't interviewed.

    • 54 min
    Episode 10 - The Beatles (aka White Album)

    Episode 10 - The Beatles (aka White Album)

    In the tenth month of our year with the Beatles, Graeme Burk and Rob Jones are joined once again by Reality Bomb co-producer, writer and musician Alex Kennard as they devote the entire episode to examining the White Album. Graeme, Rob and Alex discuss the White Album's strengths, the great tracks and the weird little tracks that they're rooting for all the same. There's a deep dive into several of the tracks, particularly "Helter Skelter" and "Revolution No. 9" and Graeme, Alex and Rob talk about how the album signals the beginning of the end of the Beatles. And, as they say, much more!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Cheeseburger mania ,

Pretty good

Although they should've done Yellow Submarine, even just as a supplemental episode. Also Revolver is not late beatles.

Darth nick ,

Some factual inaccuracies

This is an ok at best podcast. Very little context on each album and is mostly just opinions and “yea I love this song/album” conversation. When you do get some context/facts be wary of inaccuracies. The most glaring falsehood to me was when they were saying the Beatles discovered marijuana while writing the album A Hard Days Night which is not true. They discovered it after it was released and as they were about to get into Beatles for Sale recordings. It does some serious injustice to getting facts like this wrong.

Lewis Aisle ,

Fab

A great little podcast for Beatles fans looking for a couple people talking with their friends about each Beatle album.

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