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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Can’t Buy Me Love – 2 of Cups

Can’t Buy Me Love – 2 of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) A Hard Days Night, 1964 “Can’t Buy Me Love” was one of the Beatles’ all-time biggest hits, reaching number one all over the world. Notably, it was at the top of the Billboard 100 Chart the week that the Beatles held all the top five spots,…

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Wheel of Fortune

While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Wheel of Fortune (Harrison) The Beatles (White Album), 1968 By the time the Beatles recorded their self-titled album in 1968, George Harrison’s spiritual studies were starting to bear serious fruit in terms of his songwriting. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was George’s greatest composition up to that point…

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Another Girl – 2 of Wands

Another Girl – 2 of Wands (Lennon/McCartney) Help!, 1965 “Another Girl” was written by Paul while on vacation in Tunisia and appears in a scene of the movie Help! that was filmed in the Bahamas. The song is notable for its driving up-tempo rhythm and its country-flavored guitar fills, which are played by McCartney. Although…

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Magical Mystery Tour – The Fool

Magical Mystery Tour – The Fool (Lennon/McCartney) Magical Mystery Tour, 1967 Before Sgt. Pepper had even been released, the Beatles began work on their next project in the spring of 1967. Inspired by the free-spirited and LSD-fueled antics of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, Paul introduced his bandmates to the concept of leading a…

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This Boy – Knight of Cups

This Boy – Knight of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) Released as a single, 1963 Available on Past Masters “This Boy” is a beautiful showcase of the Beatles’ ability to sing in close 3-part harmony, with John providing the low part, George the middle, and Paul the high notes. It was recorded the same day as their smash…

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Revolution 9 – The Tower

Revolution 9 – The Tower (Lennon/McCartney) The Beatles (White Album), 1968 It is the strangest song the Beatles ever released. And it’s probably the weirdest recording that ever appeared on an album for a mainstream audience. Often ranking at the very bottom of fans’ favorite Beatles songs lists, “Revolution 9” is, in its own way,…

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