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12 February 2014
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If all the officially released Beatles songs were played in a row, how long would that music marathon be? There may be issues of methodology (maybe??) of which songs and/or albums are counted, so if you respond let us know what you decided to include in your count.

I did find one q&a from Yahoo! Answers, but I'm thinking there might be some more insight to be gained on the topic from asking the folks on this forum.

12 February 2014
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If we are talking about the official core of their discography in stereo (14 albums - including Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine and Past Masters, some repeated songs due to the Yellow Submarine compilation and different versions of the same songs) the runtime is:
10 hours 20 minutes 43 seconds (Kind of the same length as the marathon recording of 10 songs for Please Please Me ahdn_george_08)

With Volumes 1 and 2 of BBC:
14 hours 44 minutes 52 seconds

All of the above + Anthology's 1, 2 and 3:
21 hours 21 minutes 28 minutes

I have yet to hear On The Air - Live At BBC volume 2, though much of the material I already heard it on The Complete BBC Sessions bootleg (the most complete up to now, with some shows still missing).

Even so, we are still missing some stuff that was released officially: The Tony Sheridan records, Star-Club, Live at Hollywood Bowl, and alternate mixes spread everywhere.

Let me take you down 'cause I'm going to...Strawberry Fields.

12 February 2014
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When the Beatles remastered catalog came out in 2009, my dad and I listened to the whole thing in one marathon session, and I want to say it took us from about 7:00 p.m. until 1:00-2:00 a.m., give or take. We skipped the instrumental pieces on "Yellow Submarine," and repeats, I think. We would have also skipped things like "Revolution 9."

On second thought, that's not possible. I just pulled that entire catalog into WinAmp, removed all the songs I'm sure we skipped, and it still comes out at 9 hours and 49 minutes. We may have only made it through the core catalog, not including the Past Masters singles, which would have put us closer to 8 hours. We may have opted out of a few early cover songs, like "Chains" or "Boys" as well.

Anyway, yeah, I'd say you're looking at anywhere from 8 to 10 hours of listening time. Sounds like a sweet way to pass an evening. :)

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PeterWeatherby said

When the Beatles remastered catalog came out in 2009, my dad and I listened to the whole thing in one marathon session, and I want to say it took us from about 7:00 p.m. until 1:00-2:00 a.m., give or take. We skipped the instrumental pieces on "Yellow Submarine," and repeats, I think. We would have also skipped things like "Revolution 9."

On second thought, that's not possible. I just pulled that entire catalog into WinAmp, removed all the songs I'm sure we skipped, and it still comes out at 9 hours and 49 minutes. We may have only made it through the core catalog, not including the Past Masters singles, which would have put us closer to 8 hours. We may have opted out of a few early cover songs, like "Chains" or "Boys" as well.

Anyway, yeah, I'd say you're looking at anywhere from 8 to 10 hours of listening time. Sounds like a sweet way to pass an evening. :)

I did heard their entire catalog (from Please Please Me to Past Masters + The Anthology 1 & no skipping) around 5 years ago, while doing a long final homework. I sat down at around 6 pm and ended the homework at around 6 am, barely had some sleep (like an hour).

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TheOneBeatleManiac said

PeterWeatherby said

When the Beatles remastered catalog came out in 2009, my dad and I listened to the whole thing in one marathon session, and I want to say it took us from about 7:00 p.m. until 1:00-2:00 a.m., give or take. We skipped the instrumental pieces on "Yellow Submarine," and repeats, I think. We would have also skipped things like "Revolution 9."

On second thought, that's not possible. I just pulled that entire catalog into WinAmp, removed all the songs I'm sure we skipped, and it still comes out at 9 hours and 49 minutes. We may have only made it through the core catalog, not including the Past Masters singles, which would have put us closer to 8 hours. We may have opted out of a few early cover songs, like "Chains" or "Boys" as well.

Anyway, yeah, I'd say you're looking at anywhere from 8 to 10 hours of listening time. Sounds like a sweet way to pass an evening. :)

I did heard their entire catalog (from Please Please Me to Past Masters + The Anthology 1 & no skipping) around 5 years ago, while doing a long final homework. I sat down at around 6 pm and ended the homework at around 6 am, barely had some sleep (like an hour).

That sounds like murder.

Lovely, lovely murder.

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What if you want to include the different versions of songs such as mono and stereo?

Do we include all three official releases of "Across The Universe?" Both versions of "Penny Lane," with and without the piccolo trumpet tag ending? Do we toss in George Martin's instrumental music for "Yellow Submarine?" We need someone to step in and establish some guidelines for this marathon. :)

 

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Bungalow Bob said

Ahhh Girl said
What if you want to include the different versions of songs such as mono and stereo?

Do we include all three official releases of "Across The Universe?" Both versions of "Penny Lane," with and without the piccolo trumpet tag ending? Do we toss in George Martin's instrumental music for "Yellow Submarine?" We need someone to step in and establish some guidelines for this marathon. :)

 

I wish I were knowledgeable enough to make the guidelines. Perhaps we could play around with different lists/combinations.?.?

What got me to thinking about creating this conversation was the project going on that was thought up by Into the Sky With Diamonds and is being managed by Faceo to rate all the songs and see if we can come up with a "best of" list. How long would it take someone to listen to all those songs if they wanted to refresh their memory on all of them?

 

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Ahhh Girl said

Bungalow Bob said

Ahhh Girl said
What if you want to include the different versions of songs such as mono and stereo?

Do we include all three official releases of "Across The Universe?" Both versions of "Penny Lane," with and without the piccolo trumpet tag ending? Do we toss in George Martin's instrumental music for "Yellow Submarine?" We need someone to step in and establish some guidelines for this marathon. :)

 

I wish I were knowledgeable enough to make the guidelines. Perhaps we could play around with different lists/combinations.?.?

What got me to thinking about creating this conversation was the project going on that was thought up by Into the Sky With Diamonds and is being managed by Faceo to rate all the songs and see if we can come up with a "best of" list. How long would it take someone to listen to all those songs if they wanted to refresh their memory on all of them?

 

Using the criteria from that, it's 211 songs, for 9 hours and 30 minutes.

Speaking of which, are you going to do that?

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

Ahhh Girl said

Bungalow Bob said

Ahhh Girl said
What if you want to include the different versions of songs such as mono and stereo?

Do we include all three official releases of "Across The Universe?" Both versions of "Penny Lane," with and without the piccolo trumpet tag ending? Do we toss in George Martin's instrumental music for "Yellow Submarine?" We need someone to step in and establish some guidelines for this marathon. :)

 

I wish I were knowledgeable enough to make the guidelines. Perhaps we could play around with different lists/combinations.?.?

What got me to thinking about creating this conversation was the project going on that was thought up by Into the Sky With Diamonds and is being managed by Faceo to rate all the songs and see if we can come up with a "best of" list. How long would it take someone to listen to all those songs if they wanted to refresh their memory on all of them?

 

Using the criteria from that, it's 211 songs, for 9 hours and 30 minutes.

Speaking of which, are you going to do that?

My brain bleeds at the thought. But, what is the deadline? I might can be persuaded to do it -- for a sugar-free Irn Bru and Curly Wurly. I think I'd work on it better under pressure. I'd have to make my decision quickly and not second guess myself.

 

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I'd suggest setting aside 3 days, 23 hours and 53 minutes and going with A/B Road instead (the Get Back rehearsals). You'll learn a lot and then can tell us about it.a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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