I have been a Beatles fan since I was a kid even though they broke up before I was really sentient. Certainly I know the officially-released music cold, and am more than conversant with the most commonly-bootlegged songs, most of which made their way onto various Anthology and/or Super Deluxe anniversary re-releases. Having said all that, there are dozens if not hundreds of people and blogs out there with more informed takes than what's seen below. Not that that is going to stop me. Note that I haven't actually read any of these takes other than one from They May By Parted, which agrees with one of the points I was already going to make.
With all of that, I've definitely been influenced by They May Be Parted (written by my brother!) and more lately by the first few episodes of the Another Kind of Mind podcast, which has definitely led me to look at Paul in a different way than I had been.
OK, going point by point!
- The visuals change everything.