Monday, September 23, 2013

MUSIC - Good Listening Through the Year

We've had a few cold spells, and even now the nights are chilly. On those stiff mornings, I put in one of my favorite albums. The days are warm, but once the sun has set we need more than shorts and a tee-shirt. So I put in Revolver.

Every Beatles album - each one of course one of my favorite albums ever - sounds that much better if played during the appropriate season. Please see my musical calendar below.

  • Summer days: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Long, hot summer days: Yellow Submarine (the album, not just the title track)
  • Long, hot summer days, after sunset: the “White Album”
  • Summer turning into fall and fall days: Revolver
  • Fall before sunrise or after sunset: the “White Album” (can be listed here twice since it’s only a nighttime preference)
  • Fall turning into winter: Let it Be
  • Christmastime and before or after winter parties: Abbey Road
  • Dead of winter: the collection of singles (Past Masters, really Volume 2)
  • Winter into spring: Rubber Soul
  • Spring: Magical Mystery Tour
  • Spring turning into summer: Help!
  • When you’re just really bored: Please Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night, and Beatles for Sale

Try it out this year and let me know what you think.