View Poll Results: Deep Tracks - Choose your favourites - up to seven selections allowed...

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  • "I Saw Her Standing There"

    12 92.31%
  • "Misery"

    3 23.08%
  • Anna (Go To Him)

    3 23.08%
  • "Chains"

    2 15.38%
  • "Boys"

    1 7.69%
  • "Ask Me Why"

    2 15.38%
  • "Please Please Me"

    5 38.46%
  • "Love Me Do"

    5 38.46%
  • "P.S. I Love You"

    4 30.77%
  • "Baby It's You"

    1 7.69%
  • "Do You Want To Know A Secret"

    3 23.08%
  • "A Taste of Honey"

    3 23.08%
  • "There's A Place"

    3 23.08%
  • "Twist and Shout"

    7 53.85%
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Thread: Deep Tracks- The Beatles: "Please Please Me" - Choose your favourites...

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    Probably the first album I have any particular memory of. I went with my Dad to buy this for Mum. I'm not sure whether it was birthday or Christmas, though judging by its release date, probably birthday. She would have been 32, I was 4. It was obviously played non-stop, by Mum and my three older siblings (13, 10, 6 (with help)) as I remember all of the tracks (though obviously I've listened to it a lot since then).

    There's something about the production - probably the reverb - that gave some of the songs quite a melancholy feel, especially Anna and Taste of Honey. My favourite is PS I Love You, though I like them all. Great pop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    Probably the first album I have any particular memory of. I went with my Dad to buy this for Mum. I'm not sure whether it was birthday or Christmas, though judging by its release date, probably birthday. She would have been 32, I was 4. It was obviously played non-stop, by Mum and my three older siblings (13, 10, 6 (with help)) as I remember all of the tracks (though obviously I've listened to it a lot since then).

    There's something about the production - probably the reverb - that gave some of the songs quite a melancholy feel, especially Anna and Taste of Honey. My favourite is PS I Love You, though I like them all. Great pop.
    This is why I created the polls...

    I understand the derision directed towards polls - I don't think that they've been done particularly well - but I have made an effort to elevate the poll back to respectability as a means of generating discussion.

    When I create a poll I try to track down the highest quality image of an album or artist that I possibly can. I then try to add whatever interesting information that I can about the relevant topic as a result of the often extensive research that I've done. Finally, I felt that for the polls to really work I needed to provide access to the actual tunes themselves so that one merely needs to click on the link below the poll to hear the tune in its entirety - that way no one has to rely on memories that may have receded too far into the past to be recalled.

    I created the polls with the "public" option enabled so that each forum member can see how their choices compare to those of others. By clicking on the number of votes next to any of the tunes in any of the polls you will be able to see -

    - that "Elgar's Ghost" has absolutely superb taste in music and I'm not just saying that because our respective selections are almost always identical - (actually, that's exactly why I'm saying that).

    - that "Strange Magic" is an amiable contrarian - thoughtful and well-spoken - who apparently hears something different - something of value - in albums and artists that most of the rest of us seemingly don't because so many of his selections stand alone.

    I read through the comments written under the polls and especially enjoy clicking on the vote number to see who voted for what. As I go through the selections that members have voted upon I think to myself - "genius" - "brilliant" - "excellent taste" - "doesn't know what the hell he's talking about"...

    The polls are intended to inspire new threads with new posts and they're also intended as a way to reach out to three distinct audiences -

    - those members who habitually haunt "Non-Classical Discussion"

    - those members who habitually haunt "Classical Music" and "Opera" and who might be enticed to visit here on a regular basis. Many of them appear to be quite genial (although I'm fairly certain that in some instances appearances can be deceiving - don't try to pet any of them as they all seem to bite) and almost of them are first-rate writers who provide thoughtful and insightful posts.

    -those visitors to the forum who always outnumber the actual members by at least a 10 and often 20 time ratio and who for whatever reasons look in on a regular basis but who don't decide to join for reasons known only to themselves.

    At some point the poll numbers themselves will tell me whether or not I'm succeeding but until then I plan to continue. I'm casting a wide net musically in the hopes of enticing anyone and everyone I can to join in with us.

    Nice post - welcome! - and please continue to visit those polls which feature albums and artists that resonate within you with memories that can often be bittersweet but these are the songs that were sung by our lives...

    Regards,

    - Syd
    Last edited by Sydney Nova Scotia; Jul-21-2018 at 14:14.

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