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The Big Beatles Sort Out

The Big Beatles Sort Out

By Garry Abbott
Welcome to The Big Beatles Sort Out a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production.

I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated.

Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue.

Keep in touch on Twitter and Instagram @big_sort
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Ep 43C: Yellow Submarine Side 2 Special!
Welcome to a Big Beatles Sort Out special. We are staying under the Sea to deal with half an official Beatles album release that didn't appear in our Series 1 rankings! Why so, I hear you shout? Well, listen on to find out! Like our little podcast? Why not grab yourselves a Big Sort mug to support us here: Pablovich Shop and let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! Garry is also a musician and his latest song, 'Where Do I Fit In?' is available on Youtube and Spotify, now!  Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. We will be back soon with more specials before we start on Series 2 later this Autumn! Thanks for listening!
01:09:38
September 22, 2021
EP 43B: Head Ballet Yellow Submarine Special!
Welcome to a Big Beatles Sort Out mini bonus episode. While we are busily preparing for some specials and series 2, we thought it would be good to share this mini episode of Paul’s always excellent 'The Head Ballet' podcast that takes a deep dive into the sea of Green to look at the most novel of all the Beatle’s songs, Yellow Submarine. Paul has also been busy producing our first 'Big Sort' merch which can be found here: Pablovich Shop If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! Garry is also a musician and a lot of his songs can be found here on Soundcloud and here on Spotify Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series.
12:00
August 30, 2021
EP 43A: And In The End...
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out Series 1 Wrap-Up Episode!  We have finished our first task of rating all of the Beatles core catalogue releases, and now it just remains to make a few final adjustments and take a look at what it all means! PLUS a rambling discussion about what series 2 may hold, and of course 'On This Beatles Day'. I have created a final list in the order of the final chart, here: FINAL CHART PLAYLIST! Paul has also been busy producing our first 'Big Sort' merch which can be found here: Pablovich Shop If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! Garry is also a musician and a lot of his songs can be found here on Soundcloud and here on Spotify Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can find the updated final scoring chart here: Big Sort Ranking Table
01:06:29
August 16, 2021
Ep 43: Only A Real Skelter Girl
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! Garry is also a musician and a lot of his songs can be found here on Soundcloud. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: Only A Northern Song, Girl, Real Love, Helter Skelter.
01:21:50
August 2, 2021
Ep 42: Got To Get Da Moonlight Tomorrow
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! Garry is also a musician and a lot of his songs can be found here on Soundcloud. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: Got To Get You Into My Life, Ob La Di Ob La Da, Mr Moonlight, Tomorrow Never Knows. PLUS! Rutles Bonus - Joe Public!
01:17:24
July 26, 2021
Ep 41: Hey Flying Martha, It Won't Be A Week
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! Garry is also a musician and a lot of his songs can be found here on Soundcloud. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: Hey Jude, It Won't Be Long, Flying, Martha My Dear, 8 Days A Week PLUS RUTLES BONUS! Shangri La and Another Day.
01:15:50
July 19, 2021
Ep 40: It's All The Twist She's Leaving Boys.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! Garry is also an author, and all his books can be found on his Amazon Author Page. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: The End, Twist & Shout, Boys, It's All Too Much, She's Leaving Home PLUS RUTLES BONUS! Number 1
01:20:25
July 12, 2021
Episode 39A - A Mini Big Bonus!
Welcome to a mini Big Beatles Sort Out Bonus Episode! We've not had the time to do the full episode this week, so we've put together a mini bonus to keep you going! We still have 'On This Beatles Day', plus a radio interview with Paul and Garry, and a few bloopers! Hopefully we will back very soon with Episode 40!
21:24
July 5, 2021
Ep 39: Come, Love, Don't Go To Him Today.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! Garry is also an author, and all his books can be found on his Amazon Author Page. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: Come Together, All You Need Is Love, Don't Let Me Down, Anna (Go To Him), Things We Said Today PLUS RUTLES BONUS! Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik AND Love Life
01:10:06
June 28, 2021
Ep 38: Ask Me To Hide All Your Long Universe
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! Garry is also an author, and all his books can be found on his Amazon Author Page. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: Ask Me Why, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, Long Tall Sally, Across The Universe, All Together Now
01:06:58
June 21, 2021
Ep 37: P.S There Was Norwegian Friends I'll Get
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! Garry is also an author, and all his books can be found on his Amazon Author Page.  Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: Norwegian Wood, With A Little Help From My Friends, Till There Was You, I'll Get You, P.S I Love You PLUS RUTLES BONUS! Rendezvous. 
01:09:10
June 14, 2021
Ep 36: Back In My Golden Savoy Sun
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! If you would like to support Garry's music, please consider buying his new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and listening to the single 'Gotta Have a Slow One' here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: Sun King, In My life, Back in the U.S.S.R, Savoy Truffle, Golden Slumbers PLUS RUTLES BONUS! We've Arrived (And To Prove It WE're Here)
01:15:37
June 7, 2021
Ep 35: Help Every Little Revolution Mystery Eleanor!
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! If you would like to support Garry's music, please consider buying his new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and listening to the single 'Gotta Have a Slow One' here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: Eleanor Rigby, Magical Mystery Tour, Revolution, Help, Every Little Thing PLUS RUTLES BONUS! Ouch!
01:08:01
May 31, 2021
Ep 34: Love What Goes On Two Octopus's Honey
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! If you would like to support Garry's music, please consider buying his new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and listening to the single 'Gotta Have a Slow One' here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: Honey Pie, Love me Do, Octopus's Garden, Two Of Us, What Goes On.
01:11:24
May 24, 2021
Ep 33: Hold Me, Mr Kite, When I Get The Long Face.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! If you would like to support Garry's music, please consider buying his new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and listening to the single 'Right On' here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: Hold Me Tight, When I Get Home, The Long And Winding Road, I've Just Seen A Face, Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
01:05:51
May 17, 2021
Ep 32: For A Free, Wild, Misery Pie Life
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! If you would like to support Garry's music, please consider ordering his new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and/or listening to the single 'Right On' here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: Free As A Bird, A Day In The Life, Misery, Wild Honey Pie, For No One + Double Rutles Bonus! I Don't Know Why + Cheese And Onions
01:27:18
May 10, 2021
Ep 31: I Saw Blue Rocky Dance With Penny.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue. If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review! If you would like to support Garry's music, please consider ordering his new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and/or listening to the single 'Right On' here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: I'm Happy Just To Dance With You, Rocky Racoon, I Saw Her Standing There, For You Blue, Penny Lane + Rutles Bonus! Double Back Alley .
01:14:17
May 3, 2021
Episode 30 A Bonus 3 - Sgt Peppers Lonely TV Club!
Welcome to the 3rd Big Beatles Sort Out bonus episode! We like to do these every 10 episodes to take a deeper dive into listener questions and take a look at the Album stats so far! This bonus episode we tackle the TV listings on the day(s) of the Sgt Pepper release, a rapid fire listener question round and a sneaky look at some of the songs still left to appear. If for some insane reason you are listening to this without having heard any of the normal episodes, I would suggest you stop it and do that first! Good-Beatle!
47:45
April 26, 2021
Ep 30: I'm A Glass Back Hammer Down
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out Each episode we explore and score 5 songs drawn at random from the Beatles full recording catalogue.  If you are enjoying this podcast please let us know at @Big_Sort on Twitter and Instagram, and please leave us a review!  If you would like to support Garry's music, please consider ordering his new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and/or listening to the singles here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. Watch us on 'The Weekly Wheatley' podcast, talking about The Beatles, this show, and some other things! The Weekly Wheatley Youtube or listen here The Weekly Wheatley on Anchor You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table This Week's Songs: Glass Onion, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, I'm Down, I'll Be Back, I'm A Loser 
01:02:58
April 19, 2021
Ep 29: I wanna be your yellow night, anytime, without you.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. This Week's Songs: Hard Day's Night, I Wanna Be Your Man, Yellow Submarine, Anytime At All, Within You Without You PLUS RUTLES BONUS! I Must Be in Love AND Nevertheless Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. If you would like to support my music, please consider ordering my new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and/or listening to the singles here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. Watch us on 'The Weekly Wheatley' podcast, talking about The Beatles, this show, and some other things! The Weekly Wheatley Youtube or listen here The Weekly Wheatley on Anchor You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Big Sort Ranking Table
01:10:30
April 12, 2021
Ep 28: My Car Will Follow The Night Before Sun Doctor
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. This Week's Songs: I Will, The Night Before, Doctor Robert, I'll Follow The Sun, Drive My Car Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. If you would like to support my music, please consider ordering my new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and/or listening to the singles here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
58:39
April 5, 2021
Ep 27: You can't think, mean baby Lucy...
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. This Week's Songs: Think For Yourself, Mean Mr Mustard, Baby It's You, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, You Can't Do That PLUS RUTLES BONUS! See How The Good Times Roll! Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. If you would like to support my music, please consider ordering my new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and/or listening to the singles here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode 27 Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
01:04:60
March 29, 2021
Ep 26: I'm looking though the word piggies and your bird, naturally.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. This Week's Songs: Piggies, The Word, Act Naturally, I'm Looking Through You, And Your Bird Can Sing PLUS RUTLES BONUS! It's Looking Good! Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. If you would like to support my music, please consider ordering my new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and/or listening to the singles here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode 26 Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
01:00:46
March 22, 2021
Ep 25: I don't want what you're loving when I'm 909.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. This Week's Songs: I Don't Want To Spoil The Party, When I'm 64, What You're Doing, All My Loving, One After 909 PLUS DOUBLE RUTLES BONUS! Back in 64 and Hold Your Hand!  Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. If you would like to support my music, please consider ordering my new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and/or listening to the singles here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: Episode 25 Playlist Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: Charts
55:56
March 15, 2021
Ep 24: Rock a Pony, Little Blackbird Baby.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. This Week's Songs: Dig A Pony, Blackbird, Baby's In Black, Rock And Roll Music, Little Child Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk.  If you would like to support my music, please consider ordering my new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and/or listening to the singles here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6BC9m02pVc5g4DFHa1z1qU?si=3a0bac71cf614a24 Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
58:48
March 8, 2021
Episode 23: Getting to tell you she came in love please
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. This Week's Songs: I Want To Tell You, Getting Better, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Please Please Me, Words of Love Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk.  If you would like to support my music, please consider ordering my new EP 'Chapter And Multiverse' and/or listening to the singles here on Spotify. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/34GmsrN7o9NJcmcZnSiMKm?si=82a1efb7ddbf4155 Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
01:01:16
March 1, 2021
Episode 22: Tell Me I Should Reply If I Needed Chains.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favorite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. Episode 22 Songs: I should Have Known Better, No Reply, If I Needed Someone, Chains, Tell Me What You See Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1zqQTOtj8WTUksB6MkltuI?si=bf4057a091bb4d94 Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing Paul also mentions some 'Grandstand' footage of The Beatles homecoming. You can find that here: Grandstand : The Beatles at London Airport 1964 - YouTube
56:00
February 22, 2021
Episode 21: Because Sleeping Money Everywhere Darling!
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 21 Songs: Money (That's What I Want), Because, Here There and Everywhere, Oh Darling!, I'm Only Sleeping  Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series.  You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy spotify playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/65fA3rIki6RyVmjft4dLQ9?si=726209b68c7748be Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
58:32
February 15, 2021
Episode 20 A Bonus 2 - The Black Album Special!
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. - but not this week! No! Because this week is episode 20 A Bonus 2 Black Album Special! Yes, Paul has tried his hand at selecting and sequencing the mythical 'Black Album' or 13th Beatles LP from tracks recorded by Beatles solo or in other groups in the 5 years following their split.  As there are 14 songs to go at, I've not included the snippets in the episode itself due to length, but you can hear Paul's playlist in it's entirety here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Xe7HRUNwEUSsIKD8RAynt I did say in the episode I would list them out here too, but I think that might spoil it for fans of surprises, so even if you don't like Spotify, you can use the above link to get the list and then go listen somewhere else!  Also, there is the usual 'On this Beatle day' and I round off the episode with a look at the album chart and a few other interesting charts from the main episode scores so far.  Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. If you want to make charts of your own, you can view all the scores so far as of the previous weeks episode here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
48:56
February 8, 2021
Episode 20: Dear Taxman, We Can Work out Happiness Honey.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 20 Songs: Dear Prudence, Taxman, Happiness is a Warm Gun,  We Can Work it Out, Honey Don't PLUS RUTLES BONUS! Let's Be Natural.  Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/721DoSYkwNZA009X5DcQmy Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
01:02:28
February 1, 2021
Episode 19: Number 19. Number 19. Number 19. Forever.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 19 Songs: Revolution 9. Don't Bother Me. This Boy. Strawberry Fields Forever. The Inner Light. Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1FJav5BqqpRd4pacNA6dYfV Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing 7tEOCJJCCHZ2qNkhYMgb
01:11:28
January 25, 2021
Episode 18: Let it be love, my monkey ticket Sadie.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. Episode 18 Songs: Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my Monkey, Let it Be, Ticket to Ride, And I Love Her, Sexy Sadie plus Rutles Bonus - Between Us! Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, email at BigBeatlesSortOut@Gmail.com, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1VDEmVojfKq1zvxGduPtif Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
01:01:39
January 18, 2021
Episode 17: Slow down, my guitar, she loves a second taste of honey
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. Episode 17 Songs: She Loves You, Slow Down, Not a Second Time, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, A Taste of Honey Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, email at BigBeatlesSortOut@Gmail.com, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6xRR5thMtZzLQuZXwfYBhI Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
53:50
January 11, 2021
Episode 16: Hello, I Need You, Bulldog, Can't Buy Your Name...
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. Episode 15 Songs: Can't Buy Me Love, Hey Bulldog, I Call Your Name, Hello Goodbye, I Need You PLUS 'mini' RUTLES BONUS! Between us!. Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, email at BigBeatlesSortOut@Gmail.com, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7ErP3gYBCd5xHYaAdGcGRX Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
56:42
December 28, 2020
The Big Beatles Head Ballet Christmas Sort Out!!!
Welcome to a very special Christmas episode of The Big Beatles Sort Out that has collided in an explosion of tinsel and goodwill with Paul's 'The Head Ballet' novelty song podcast to bring you, our dear listeners, a crossover bonanza! We will be giving the Beatles fan-club released Christmas song 'Christmas Time is Here Again' the full Big Sort Out treatment before taking a Head Ballet deep dive into Dora Bryan's novelty classic 'All I Want For Christmas is a Beatle'. So come join us for the crossover event of the century in The Big Beatles Head Ballet Christmas special!!! Season 1 of The Head Ballet Podcast can be found here and on all your regular platforms! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-head-ballet-podcast/id15165469
51:16
December 21, 2020
Episode 15: Run for your dizzy Beethoven, there's a ballad!
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 15 Songs: Run for your Life, There's a Place, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Roll Over Beethoven, The Ballad of John and Yoko PLUS RUTLES BONUS! Blue Suede Schubert!.  Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, email at BigBeatlesSortOut@Gmail.com, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6bdTo8WIhXePPNZZlOMjg6 Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
58:18
December 14, 2020
Episode 14: Love you mine mother, all I got to dig it...
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. Episode 11 Songs:  Love You To \ I Me Mine \ Your Mother Should Know \ All I got to do \ Dig It + Rutles Bonus! Hey Mister! Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7nUSJWfmJdEohYocWFVoYA Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
56:24
December 7, 2020
Episode 13: You like Yer Matchbox Baby Madonna
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. Episode 11 Songs:  Matchbox / You Like me too Much / Yer Blues / Baby You're a Rich man / Lady Madonna Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7COmw6erNzQsEWd7S80JnA Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
54:24
November 30, 2020
Episode 12: You never give me your birthday rain, mother majesty
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. Episode 11 Songs:  Birthday / Mother Nature's Son/ You never give me your Money / Her Majesty / Rain Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4T48Ei2Y6VXtX42jEklGpE Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
54:39
November 23, 2020
Episode 11: Wait Maggie She's Got The Thank You Revolution
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. Episode 11 Songs:  Wait / Revolution 1 / Thank You Girl / She's got the devil in her heart / Maggie Mae Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5kxQUT5TBLlJWGG5DYJFkH Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
53:57
November 16, 2020
Episode 10A: The First Big Beatles Bonus!
Welcome to the first Big Beatles Bonus episode! With 50 songs ranked, we take a look at the aggregate album charts so far and take a listen to some interesting covers, plus a bonus 'On this Beatle Day' from Paul and live spreadsheets! If you are listening to this without knowing what it's all about, you might want to check out the first 10 episodes of the main podcast first! Listen along to Paul's recommended cover versions on this handy Spotify playlist! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0yt9ZpBz41c9imZ1pP3mLj You can find us on Twitter @Big_Sort to keep in touch. Thanks for listening! 
27:40
November 10, 2020
Episode 10: Hey Hey Nowhere Man, I Want to Hold Your Lonely Heart Instead
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 10 Songs:  Kansas City / Hey Hey Hey Hey, Nowhere Man, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, I Want to Hold Your Hand, I'll Cry Instead PLUS RUTLES BONUS! Major Happy's Up and Coming Once Upon A Good Time Band.  Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7FizGoVEYk9nZ7fJ6MIunL Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
57:52
November 9, 2020
Episode 9: Get back paperback Woman, it's only love everybody's trying...
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 9 Songs: Paperback Writer, It's Only Love, She's A Woman, Get Back, Everybody's Trying to be My Baby PLUS RUTLES BONUS! Get Up and Go.  Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/24f7LXRslA8qnipnnXeKnM Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
45:33
November 2, 2020
Episode 8: You Know I Want Long Blue Pepper
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles. Episode 8 Songs: Blue Jay Way, Sgt Pepper's Reprise, You Know My Name (Look Up the number), I Want You (She's So Heavy), Long Long Long. Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5WvezvXAyk8aEJPwmAoEzW?si=tNVCKuHnTw-nS4lztkzBhQ Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
47:38
October 26, 2020
Episode 7: She Said Tell Me Goodnight Bad Boy Rita.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 7 Songs: Goodnight Tell Me Why Lovely Rita She Said She Said Bad Boy Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6OwGXMDUY2es0QOWbzoU4n?si=Ye8aRyiZTG6aogNT8ymSzg Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
40:40
October 19, 2020
Episode 6: Why Don't We Pass Me By Yesterday Polythene Postman?
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 6 Songs: Why Don't We Do it in the Road? Please Mr. Postman, Yesterday, Polythene Pam, Don't Pass Me By PLUS RUTLES BONUS! Living in Hope! Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4xe0GDECz1vhXbu2aQ2pEK Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
43:56
October 12, 2020
Episode 5: Good Day, Michelle, Carry Another Girl From Me...
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 5 Songs: Good Day Sunshine, Carry That Weight, Michelle, Another Girl, From Me to You  Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0ntXnNIIkYizUONAAHFea6 Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
40:07
October 5, 2020
Episode 4: Good Morning Secret Cry Baby, I'm So Tired I Fell...
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 4 Songs: Good Morning Good Morning, Cry Baby Cry, I'm So Tired, Do You Want to Know a Secret, If I Fell  Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2B69VEjHxY7wlhZIpJlDWq Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
41:52
September 28, 2020
Episode 3: The Fool Walrus Got A Fine Feeling Julia.
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 3 Songs: Julia, I Am the Walrus, I Feel Fine, I've Got a Feeling ,The Fool on the Hill, Plus RUTLES BONUS - Piggy in the Middle!  Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0FUiC5Qj1j4RJqfRMtlgOc Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
38:27
September 21, 2020
Episode 2: Yes, the continuing brown sun is fixing a hole...
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 2 Songs: Here Comes The Sun, The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill, Yes It Is, Old Brown Shoe, Fixing a Hole. Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1vaR7Z4pjloHYq7ozms0vq Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
35:40
September 14, 2020
The Big Beatles Sort Out Series Trailer
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
00:51
September 13, 2020
Episode 1: Something got a hold to lose that day tripper won't see me...
Welcome to the Big Beatles Sort Out, a show in which I, author and musician Garry Abbott, attempt to finally decide my favourite Beatles recordings by scoring each and every one for lyrical content, musicality and production. I am assisted in this venture by my brother and resident Beatles expert, Paul Abbott, with a deep knowledge of the Beatles and the wider context in which they operated. Each episode we explore and score 5 songs from the Beatles full recording catalogue. The songs are drawn at random to try and avoid any album or era prejudices skewing the results. So please join us as we try and sort out, The Beatles.  Episode 1 Songs: Something ,Day Tripper, You're Going to Lose That Girl ,You Won't See Me, You Really Got a Hold on Me PLUS RUTLES BONUS! Now She's Left You.  Please let anyone know about this podcast who might be interested!  You can contact me on Twitter @big_sort or @Garry_Abbott, or via my website www.garryabbott.co.uk. Please listen out for Paul's other Podcasts, 'The Head Ballet' - all about novelty music, and 'Hark! 87th Precinct Podcast'  - all about Ed McBain's seminal police procedural novel series. You can listen along to the songs featured in this episode on this handy spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4Ikr8TW9ihgCuWtEDhstuV Keep up with the scoring charts, or start your own using the blank-master, with this handy google sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Qc7mHMeBBM9LSPUV0L6zrYrF2Rib9eX-Xssua-Wox3g/edit?usp=sharing
37:17
September 7, 2020