The Beatles Song Tarot Project

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” – Lao Tzu “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” – Khalil Gibran “From one generation to the next, The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time.” – Dave…

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Baby You’re a Rich Man – 9 of Pentacles

Baby You’re a Rich Man – 9 of Pentacles (Lennon/McCartney) Magical Mystery Tour, 1967 “Baby You’re a Rich Man” is typical psychedelic-era Beatles; it has mystical lyrics and features an exotic, Indian-flavored arrangement. Its meandering instrumental introduction was made with a clavioline, a precursor to the synthesizer. The song was released as a B-side to…

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Slow Down – Knight of Wands

Slow Down – Knight of Wands (Williams) Long Tall Sally EP, 1964 Past Masters Vol. 1 There was such demand for Beatles music in 1964 that even two albums weren’t nearly enough. To fill the gap in anticipation of their third album, A Hard Day’s Night, the fab four hastily recorded a 4-song EP in…

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Mother Nature’s Son – Page of Pentacles

Mother Nature’s Son – Page of Pentacles (Lennon/McCartney) The Beatles (aka The White Album), 1968 “Mother Nature’s Son” perfectly captures the tranquility of communing with the wonders of nature. Take a deep breath and allow it to wash over you. Paul has said the song was influenced by an old favorite, “Nature Boy” by Nat…

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Baby’s In Black – Death

Baby’s In Black – Death (Lennon/McCartney) Beatles For Sale, 1964 On the heels of the cheerful A Hard Day’s Night album and movie, the Beatles made a conscious decision to write songs that were a little darker and more serious for their follow-up. The first song they recorded for their next album, Beatles For Sale,…

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Flying – The Fool

Flying – The Fool (Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Starr) Magical Mystery Tour, 1967 “Flying” is unique in the Beatles’ canon. It is the only instrumental the group ever released, and it’s one of just two Beatles compositions that gave all four members equal writing credit. The song is off the soundtrack to their psychedelic third film,…

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Eight Days A Week – 2 of Cups

Eight Days A Week – 2 of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) Beatles For Sale, 1964 …“Eight Days a Week” has the distinction as the first-ever pop song that begins with a fade-in. The song opens side 2 of their fourth album, Beatles For Sale, released in late 1964. The catchy tune was released as a single in…

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