Sunday, January 11, 2009

Beatles Solo Discography

The individual Beatles produced an amazing body of work following their breakup in 1970.  Many of their early solo efforts came from a backlog that had been written while the band was still together.  Some of these songs may be heard on both the Beatles Anthology series (1,2,3) and their solo LPs.  Harrison probably had the biggest backlog, although McCartney also had many songs written during his Beatles years that were then recorded solo.  "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Teddy Boy" can be heard on many bootleg versions of Let It Be.

McCartney has by far been the most prolific, still writing, recording, and performing as of this writing in 2014.  Although the Beatles were concerned about Ringo's future when the group split up, and whether he could find and present songs consistently and successfully, Starr proved to be a formidable presence in the recording industry, at times outselling the other Beatles.  He did receive production and songwriting assistance from George Harrison on "It Don't Come Easy" and Photograph" in his early solo career.  Like McCartney, Starr still tours today in 2014.

The following lists refer to studio and compilation albums only.

John Lennon

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: 1970
Imagine: 1971
Some Time in New York City: 1972
Mind Games: 1973
Walls and Bridges: 1974
Rock 'n Roll: 1975
Double Fantasy: 1980
Milk and Honey: 1984

Lennon Compilations

Shaved Fish: 1975
The John Lennon Collection: 1982
Menlove Avenue: 1986
Imagine: John Lennon: 1988
Lennon: 1990
Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon: 1997
John Lennon Anthology: 1998
Wonsaponatime: 1998
Accoustic: 2004
Working Class Hero: The Definitive Lennon: 2005

Paul McCartney

McCartney: 1970
Ram: 1971
Wild Life: 1971
Red Rose Speedway: 1973
Band on the Run: 1973
Venus and Mars: 1975
Wings at the Speed of Sound: 1976
London Town: 1978
Back to the Egg: 1979
McCartney II: 1980
Tug of War: 1982
Pipes of Peace: 1983
Give My Regards to Broad Street: 1984
Press to Play: 1986
Flowers in the Dirt: 1989
Off the Ground: 1993
Flaming Pie: 1997
Run Devil Run: 1999
Driving Rain: 2001
Chaos and Creation in the Backyard: 2005
Memory Almost Full: 2007

McCartney Compilations

Wings Greatest: 1978
All the Best: 1987
Wingspan: Hits and History: 2001

George Harrison

Wonderwall Music: 1968
Electronic Sound: 1969
All Things Must Pass: 1970
The Concert for Bangladesh: 1971
Living in the Material World: 1973
Dark Horse: 1974
Extra Texture: 1975
Thirty Three $ 1/3: 1976
George Harrison: 1979
Somewhere in England: 1981
Gone Troppo: 1982
Cloud Nine: 1987
Brainwashed: 2002

Harrison Compilations

The Best of George Harrison: 1976
The Best of Dark Horse 1976-1989: 1989

Ringo Starr

Sentimental Journey: 1970
Beaucoups of Blues: 1970
Ringo: 1973
Goodnight Vienna: 1974
Ringo's Rotogravure: 1976
Ringo the 4th: 1977
Bad Boy: 1978
Stop and Smell the Roses: 1981
Old Wave: 1983
Time Takes Time: 1992
Vertical Man: 1998
Ringo Rama: 2003
Choose Love: 2005
Liverpool 8: 2008

Starr Compilations

Blast From Your Past: 1975
Starr Struck: Best of Ringo Starr, Vol. 2: 1989
The Anthology ... So Far: 2001
Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr: 2007
Ringo 5.1: The Surround Sound Collection: 2008

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