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30 December 2009
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Amphion
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This is nigh-impossible, but using only Lennon/McCartney, Harrison or Starr compositions, could you create a best of album featuring only 14 tracks.

Please Please Me,

Hey Bulldog,

She Loves You,

Get Back,

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Hey Jude,

 A Hard Day's Night,

 

Back In The USSR,

I Feel Fine,

I Am The Walrus,

Ticket To Ride,

Strawberry Fields Forever,

Yesterday,

We Can Work It Out,Help,

 

 To Be honest, this selection is greatly influenced by what were in fact single or double A sided tracks, not so many album tracks... but then 14 songs is such a limited number. There are probably as many album tracks that I would have preferred to use.

30 December 2009
8.02pm
Alissa
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Nearly impossible, I'm sure I'll leave out some of the best, but I'll give it a go.

Norwegian Wood (This Bird has Flown)

Tell Me Why

You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Every Little Thing

Yesterday

Nowhere Man

Please Please Me

She Said She Said

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Hey Jude

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

I Will

Because

A Day In The Life

I went in order of Please Please Me-Rubber Soul in the first half, and Revolver to the end on the second half, just for organizational purposes. I left out way too many classics and favourites of mine, but, that's the way it goes. And I went with more of a personal opinion other than just plain good songs. So, it may be the best album for me, but others would probably much rather throw in alternatives.

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
28 February 2010
10.21pm
Marcelo
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I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition. John Lennon
1 March 2010
12.07am
Alissa
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Ergh! It's funny how easily things change... because looking at my list now provokes so many changes! I'll leave it alone, but if you asked me the same question now I'd give you an entire different list, I assure you. 

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1 March 2010
12.15am
RufusWild
New York, NY
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An impossible question, of course, and I would also have a different answer every time I try -- but here, off the top of my head:

 

In My Life

Julia

Please Please Me

Why Don't We Do It In The Road?

Here Comes The Sun

All You Need Is Love

She's Leaving Home

 

Revolution

Yesterday

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

I Am The Walrus

Lovely Rita

Norwegian Wood

A Day In The Life

 

 

"We were just a band, who made it very very big, that's all."
12 April 2010
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Celebrated_Mr_K
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This is an almost impossible task and if I did this again tomorrow, the only two that I could guarantee would still make the list are A Day In The Life and Strawberry Fields Forever.

 

Help!

I Am The Walrus

I've Just Seen A Face

In My Life

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

And I Love Her

All My Loving

A Hard Days Night

Let it Be

Please Please Me

Strawberry Fields Forever

Here Comes The Sun

A Day In The Life

14 September 2013
8.10pm
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Casbah Coffee Club
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Wow, this is hard.  I'll attempt to choose representative tracks from each era:

I Saw Her Standing There
All My Loving
She Loves You
A Hard Days Night
Yesterday
In My Life
Eleanor Rigby
Strawberry Fields Forever
A Day In The Life
Blackbird
Hey Jude
Revolution
Here Comes The Sun
Let It Be

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