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"Alternate Hystery Tour, Side Two" - The Beatles' 2-LP psychedelic followup to "Sgt. Pepper"...
19 May 2011
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Well, get to it Von, and post the fourth side!!! I'm on the IPod now, so I'll have to wait for the first 3 sides, but it would be great to hear.
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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...)

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20 May 2011
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I CAN'T FIND THE FILES!!!
WHY!!! paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartney 

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20 May 2011
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I haven't re-uploaded 'em yet! I'll get to that tonight.

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20 May 2011
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Just started downloading side 4. I'll give a review at the end, but I can't see it being bad, as Von did it.

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21 May 2011
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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 just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
21 May 2011
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On a usual late Saturday night / wee hours of Sunday morning, after the rest of my world has gone to bed, you will find me stretched out in a recliner with headphones on and frosty beverages at the ready. That is a chunk of "me" time that I carve out for myself each week, during which I usually listen to my favorite music; the crème de la crème, if you will.

After hearing the first 30 seconds or so of each track to make sure it got downloaded into my iTunes properly, I am already thinking, "Is it midnight yet? What beer goes best with musical montages? Perhaps an amusing little I.P.A."

I can't wait, Von.

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Edit: I just noticed that Von's Alternate History Tour album consists of 4 tracks that total 1.3 hours. If I didn't know any better, I'd swear it was an Allman Brothers Band live album!

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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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21 May 2011
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Well, thanks for this Von. I really enjoyed side 4, but I have a feeling that Sides 1-3 will be even better.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
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).
  • It also features a flanged recording of George Martin breaking down elements of Within You Without You – as if that song needed more effects – and it works!

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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22 May 2011
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Holy mother of pearl!!! I think that was the biggest rave possible. I am inspired now.

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22 May 2011
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*writing a note to herself : Yourself, write that damn stupid U2's concert review because you're back in Beatlemania earlier than you thought*

 

I can't wait to hear those thanks Zig for your review.

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22 May 2011
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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.
22 May 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I hear ya, Doc. I can't get that part out my head. I had to wait for my wife while she went into a store earlier today and I listened to that part over and over on my iPod. Very cool stuff!

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!!!

Honest, Zig (and everybody for that matter), I'm touched...but really: Monet? Michelangelo!? (MichelangeLOL!) How am I supposed to respond to that?! It's taken me over a week to acknowledge such extravagant praise!

The 1.3 hour playing time was quite deliberate: I wanted to make it as long as I could while still making it short enough to fit on a CD-R. Even if it required speeding up the four long tracks by 1% or 2% to shave precious seconds. No plans to make any more of these, sorry - one of my rationales for making AHT was that I thought it was a Beatles album that should exist, and so I made it so. But for anyone demanding more - and how could they not, after Zig's breathless rave?! - here's an alternate version of Side Two - a later, improved version, which I mean to upload all along instead of the earlier rougher one.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/t1lpqm

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*facepalm*

 

Argh I need to download these..... damn it.

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Bloody brilliance - And I'm only on side 1!!!! I keep thinking I know what's happening, but I never do.

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By request, I've re-uploaded all four sides of this and made it available again. Please feel free to sample thereof if you haven't already - the links go dead after 60 days if nobody downloads 'em!

Side one: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4sqqaw

Side two: http://www.sendspace.com/file/idzha1

Side three: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xiaok3

Side four: http://www.sendspace.com/file/h0fi8s

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23 August 2012
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Yyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeesssssssssss!!

Can't wait to download these again when I get home - thank you, Von!

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Will give them a listen happily.

 

On an note of caution if folks do download these click on the blue box with the text "click here to start downloading from sendspace" and not the box above with the pic of the cd and the arrow. No idea what the heck that will put on your computer.

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