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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For You Blue – Page of Cups

For You Blue – Page of Cups (Harrison) Let It Be, 1970 “For You Blue” is delightfully relaxed and playful. Recorded in January of 1969, this little ditty by George Harrison nicely captures the loose spirit of the Get Back project. It wound up as the penultimate track on the album that eventually became Let…

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Hold Me Tight – Knight of Wands

Hold Me Tight – Knight of Wands (Lennon/McCartney) With the Beatles, 1963 “Hold Me Tight” has been disparaged by critics and even both Lennon and McCartney as an uncharacteristically weak Beatles song, Paul, the primary composer, admitted it was a failed attempt to write a single but ultimately ended up as “acceptable album filler”. John…

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All Together Now – 3 of Cups

All Together Now – 3 of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) Yellow Submarine, 1969 The Beatles’ animated movie classic Yellow Submarine comes to a cheerful conclusion when the real-life Fab Four make an appearance to perform “All Together Now”. Composed mainly by Paul, it’s a jubilant singalong that’s likely to be stuck in your head for days afterward.…

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Devil in Her Heart – The Devil

Devil in Her Heart – The Devil (Drapkin) With the Beatles, 1963 Before managing the Beatles, Brian Epstein owned the biggest music store in Liverpool. NEMS – short for North End Music Stores – was where the four Beatles did their record shopping before they got famous. Brian took pride in having the greatest selection…

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Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? – Strength

Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? – Strength (Lennon/McCartney) “The White Album”, 1968 As the Beatles neared completion of the sprawling double-record that would be known as the “White Album”, Paul had one final track he wanted to record. John and George were busy working on other songs at the time, so McCartney…

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Don’t Bother Me – 5 of Cups

Don’t Bother Me – 5 of Cups (Harrison) With the Beatles, 1963 “Don’t Bother Me” is the first song composed by George Harrison and appears on the Fab Four’s second album With the Beatles. Before then, whenever he took lead vocal duties, he sang either cover versions or Lennon/McCartney originals that they had given to…

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