I'm sorry, but I cannot give this album a It's a whole. So it was an EP with singles added, that doesn't make it any worse.
By the way, that's John right there, playing the jazzy guitar solo on "Honey Pie". Townshend, Moon and Entwistle were better at their respective instruments than Messrs. Revolver and Rubber Soul do not contain anything that meanders as aimlessly as 'Within you without you',no i don't just hate indian influenced music,'love you to' on Revolver is a great and i believe 'The inner light' is one of Harrisons top 5 compositions another one of those great lost Beatles b-side.
So appraising this collection often depends on how you approach the subject matter.
As it stands, it only tugs on them sporadically. Is it because of the grandiose orchestration? The Beatles Encylopedia of Popular Music. I'll admittedly say I was disappointed by Sgt. However, I agree very much with your choice of best song - George does the best overall on this album - he's my favourite Beatle in fact I'm not that familiar with his solo output.
When one experiments, there are going to be failures. Better than Sgt. Sgt Pepper isn't the only album to feature an intentional crack at the end! The other six songs are from the "Strawberry Fields Forever" single Feb. Pepper reader comments page, and I can't believe what I am reading.
Secondly, I feel that Paul's little ditty in the middle is somewhat subpar - and yet I would still rate 'A Day In The Life' as one the greatest songs ever written - by anybody.