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The style of the Beatles evolved throughout their career from their early love songs ie Love Me Do to their solo endeavors ie Paul McCartney Wings and John Lennons Rubber Ono Band What I will be discussing is the songballad Eleanor Rigby which originally appeared on the Revolver album The song actually the entire albums style is the predecessor of the style heard on Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band The style I speak of is that psychedelicdeep thought that the Beatles evolved into As Mellers says The song proper is narrative ballad and the words are poetry evoking with precise economy Eleanor Rigby the middle-aged spinster who picks up the rice at somebody elses wedding lives in a dream keeps her face in a jar by the door and Father Mackenzie the priest who lives alone darns his socks in the empty night writes the sermon that no one wants to listen to wipes off his hands the dirt from the grave where hes buried Eleanor Rigby after administering the last rites by which no one was saved The words reverberate through their very plainness 70-71 That basically sums up the entire gist of the song but this is more of an analysis of the style so here we go The Beatles evolved from cute to artistic It took them a while to evolve but it was all the better in my opinion because they were much better after Revolver than they were before it The evolution to the artistic style is best summed up by Hertsgaard Revolver was the first album of the Beatles psychedelic period but the reason it qualifies as art is the indisputable quality and sophistication of song after song like Eleanor Rigby None of this was cute music176 Furthermore he speaks about the actual power behind the imagery starkly revealed his heroines character and thus suggested the rest of the story She was a lonely
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