38. Rubber Soul was my very first Beatles album. I picked it up at a thrift shop in Oklahoma City sometime in the mid-70s for maybe 50 cents. It was, of course, the US edition, and from the first chiming notes of the intro to "I've Just Seen A Face," I was hopelessly hooked, and have been ever since. Beatles 4-Ever!
"November pierces with its bleak remembrance Of all the bitterness and waste of war. Our silence tries but fails to make a semblance Of that lost peace they thought worth fighting for...." - opening lines of "Silence" by Malcolm Guite