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"Alternate Hystery Tour, Side Two" - The Beatles' 2-LP psychedelic followup to "Sgt. Pepper"...
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OK Mr. sun King, just for you (and anybody else who wants it!), here it is! I'm not proud of the bits of sloppiness in "Penny Lane" and "Across The Universe" (which was pretty inevitable, considering that it consists of 4 different versions mashed together), but I have to say I LOVE the "extra lyrics" (which even managed to rhyme!) added to "Hey Bulldog", and I'm well pleased that "It's All Too Much" became such a psychedelic extravaganza, just as I intended. And "Baby You're A Rich Man" has some nice touches too.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/z6i6d3

As always, headphone listening is recommended. And although sides 1-3 are now inactive (and the links upthread are therefore no longer any good), I'll re-upload them if this revived thread revives interest.

(Really, though, I SO wish I hadn't completed this before Joe alerted us all to those multitracks...)

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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Thanks! There's a couple of sloppy edits, and a few bad ideas I wish I'd left out - they make me kinda cringe. But on the whole, I really like it, I must say. And I loved making it, except for the times I hated it, which occured every time I screwed up and had to redo a huge chunk.

Anyways...

Side One - http://www.sendspace.com/file/6mbgf8 - consists of five Beatles tracks plus the self-created "Dilrubas on 2"

Side Two - http://www.sendspace.com/file/ldwn3y - four Beatles tracks plus "Sgt. Pepper Taught The Band To Fly" and "Banjorowanya"

Side Three - http://www.sendspace.com/file/2ay19w - five Beatles tracks plus "A Splendid Time" and "I Am The Rooster/Two-Minute Pepper"

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

21 May 2011
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vonbontee said:

Thanks! There's a couple of sloppy edits, and a few bad ideas I wish I'd left out - they make me kinda cringe. But on the whole, I really like it, I must say. And I loved making it, except for the times I hated it, which occured every time I screwed up and had to redo a huge chunk.

Anyways...

Side One - http://www.sendspace.com/file/6mbgf8 - consists of five Beatles tracks plus the self-created "Dilrubas on 2"

Side Two - http://www.sendspace.com/file/ldwn3y - four Beatles tracks plus "Sgt. Pepper Taught The Band To Fly" and "Banjorowanya"

Side Three - http://www.sendspace.com/file/2ay19w - five Beatles tracks plus "A Splendid Time" and "I Am The Rooster/Two-Minute Pepper"

Hmmm... Intresting...

Anyway...

 

THANKS!!!paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartney

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22 May 2011
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Every famous artist is renowned for their use of a particular medium. Monet dazzled us with oils. Michelangelo amazed us with marble. Shakespeare touched our souls with the written word.

They were hacks.

Von Bontee has excelled with the music of The Beatles.

The time I spent listening to Alternate Hystery Tour was rife with “ear-to-ear smile” moments.

I’ve heard bits and pieces of the Love album. It is interesting. It is a novelty. Compared to Alternate Hystery Tour it is rubbish. Love was put together for a Las Vegas-type acrobatic circus stage show. Alternate Hystery Tour is for hardcore Beatles fans. It is real. It is real damned good. Here is why.

  • Von’s use of the flanging effect is brilliant – well used and well timed.
  • His collection of Beatles recordings (music and interviews/documentaries) used in this montage is astounding.
  • Just when he had me psyched up to hear a particular song, he played something else and I said to myself, “Whoa – that was cool!”
  • It features an awesome version of You Know My Name (Look Up The Number).

That's just side 1. The rest gets better and better.

Near the end of side 2, I was completely engrossed by his version of I Am The Walrus. My only criticism of the entire montage is, I wish side 2 had ended 1:05 before it did.

I quickly laughed off that lone shortcoming when I heard side 3 open with “Sugar Plum Fairy, Sugar Plum Fairy” wrapped up inside a guitar riff from the opening track of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.  That was followed by a wonderfully altered version of Inner Light (I felt the deep-voiced backing vocal in my chest).

Have I used the word brilliant in the past few sentences? No? Then let me use that word to describe the “Dueling Paulies” featured in His (did I really just capitalize that?) version of Fool On The Hill.

George Martin’s voice flanged while breaking down Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite, an incredible build-up to All You Need Is Love, a reprise of I Am The Walrus featuring the animal sound effects from Good Morning Good Morning, a wild mash-up of sounds from Pepper, and a neat little mash-up of a Beatles Christmas recording all highlight side 3.

The only thing I’ll say about side 4 is this; Hey freaking Bulldog. Wow.

Mr. Bontee – I doff my chapeau in your general direction. I truly enjoyed this recording. I am hooked. I am a fan. If you make more of these, I want them in my iPod.

As for the other artists mentioned at the onset of this review – Monet has been relegated to painting crosswalks, Michelangelo to carving Thanksgiving turkeys and Shakespeare to writing greeting cards. They pale in comparison.

george-martingeorge-martingeorge-martingeorge-martingeorge-martin

 

*side note – for maximum enjoyment, listen to all four tracks in one sitting through headphones*

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Absolutely genius remixes Von Bon!

 

"Sgt. Pepper TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY.

Sgt. Pepper TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY.

Sgt. Pepper TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY.

Sgt. Pepper TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY.

Sgt. Pepper TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY.

THE BAND BEGINS AT TEN TO SIX.

Sgt. Pepper TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY.

THE BAND BEGINS AT TEN TO SIX.

Sgt. Pepper TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY.

THE BAND BEGINS AT TEN TO SIX.

Sgt. Pepper TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY.

THE BAND BEGINS AT TEN TO SIX.

Sgt. Pepper TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY.

THE BAND BEGINS AT TEN TO SIX.

Sgt. Pepper TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY."

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
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