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White Album as a single disc?
16 August 2011
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Finally, After struggling with the album, and had to remix around 40% of the album again because of sound and mixing errors, here's the Sour Milk Sea Outfake, stereo remixed & remastered by myself.

 

 

 

Enjoy!

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15 September 2011
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Sorry…Can't do it.

 

It's just not the White Album with only 14 tracks.

16 September 2011
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TheOneBeatleManiac said:

McLennonSon said:

COULD YOU MAKE ONE???!!!???a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

 

It has been already made, I'll upload it and put it over here so you and everyone can hear it; I'm actually making my version of The White Album; I'm currently mixing I'm So Tired with Paul more audible vocals from the mono version and some (partially) unused overdubs for the same song. a-hard-days-night-john-6

TheOneBeatleManiac said:

Finally, After struggling with the album, and had to remix around 40% of the album again because of sound and mixing errors, here's the Sour Milk Sea Outfake, stereo remixed & remastered by myself.

Enjoy!

a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-george-8a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

YAY!!!!!!! 

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3 October 2011
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Side 1

1. Dear Prudence (clean intro)

2. Ob-la-di Ob-la-da

3. Sexy Sadie

4. I'm So Tired

5. Long Long Long

6. Blackbird

7. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

 

Side 2

1. Don't Pass Me By

2. Cry Baby Cry/Can You Take Me Back

3. I Will

4. Why Don't we Do It In The Road

5. Yer Blues

6. Helter Skelter

7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

                                                 (Total Running time: 44 mins)

No idea what to do with the remaining tracks. I suppose add them in with the 4 new yellow submarine tracks and put another album together. But not Revolution 9, it wouldnt fit.

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11 December 2011
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That's tough. I like more than just 14 of the White Album's songs. But, I'll give it a try.

Side 1:

1: Back In The U.S.S.R

2: Dear Prudence

3: Glass Onion

4: Obla Di Obla Da

5: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

6: Happiness Is A Warm Gun

7: Blackbird

 

Side 2:

8: Rocky Raccoon

9: Don't Pass Me By

10: I Will

11: Julia

12: Helter Skelter

13: Honey Pie

14: Savoy Truffle (or Long, Long, Long)

24 January 2012
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I've been wondering about how that album as a single album for a while now. I've been playing around in iTunes trying to find a good tracklist. I will keep with the rules of the original post (14 songs…2 from George and 1 from Ringo) and this is what I came up with!

 

Glass Onion

Revolution 1

Obla Di Obla Da

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Martha My Dear

Everybody's Got Something Hide Except Me and My Monkey

I Will

 

Helter Skelter

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Piggies

Blackbird

Sexy Sadie

Julia

Don't Pass Me By

 

The 2nd side was harder than the first! I had to cut some of my favorites but I think this provides for a solid album! It flows very well. I just realized I have the 2 animal names and Sadie and Julia together! I like Ringo's song being last  cause it's kind of saying 'Hey guys I wrote a song, don't pass me by!'

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3 February 2012
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Sorry there are more than 14 tracks here, but this would be my ideal "White Album":

1- Back In The USSR

2- Dear Prudence

3- Glass Onion

4- While My Guitar Gently Weeps

5- Martha My Dear

6- Blackbird

7- Piggies

8- Rocky Raccoon

9- Don't Pass Me By

10- I Will

11- Julia

12- Mother Nature's Son

13- Helter Skelter

14- Long, Long, Long

15- Revolution 1

16- Honey Pie

17- Savoy Truffle

18- Good Night.

 

Interesting lists, people!

13 June 2012
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This took some thought, but I believe this would've made a respectable album.  It almost makes you wonder how many other songs may have been cut from previous albums.  This mix of songs balances the John and Paul songs 6 and 6 with the two George songs, and with one of John's songs going to Ringo. (I thing Ringo would've given the Bungalow Bill song a Yellow Submarinesque spin which might have worked well)

Side A

1) Revolution (the rockin' version)
2) The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (sung by Ringo)
3) Birthday
4) I Will
5) Glass Onion
6) I'm So Tired
7) While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Side B

1) Back In The USSR
2) Dear Prudence
3) Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
4) Blackbird
5) Helter Skelter
6) Long, Long, Long
7) Happiness Is A Warm Gun

13 June 2012
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That's my White Album but i don't know a running order
Back In The USSR
Piggies
Cry Baby Cry
Honey Pie
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Martha My Dear
Blackbird
Rocky Raccoon
Mother Nature's Son
Helter Skelter
Sexy Sadie
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey
Savoy Truffle

I didn't take revolution because a better version was released as a single. I think my 14 songs White Album doesn't miss many songs but of course I want to have every beatles songs so it wasn't a bad idea to release it as a double-album

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13 June 2012
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Had to think about this one but I think I know, here goes (in no particular order):

1.Hapiness Is A Warm Gun

2. Back In The U.S.S.R

3.While My Guitar Gently Weeps

4. Dear Prudence

5. I'm So Tired

6. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

7. Helter Skelter

8. Cry Baby Cry

9. Savoy Truffle

10. Glass Onion

11. Revolution 1

12. Julia

13. Birthday

14. Don't Pass Me By

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

23 July 2012
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Side One

 

01) Back In The USSR*

02) Dear Prudence*

03) Happiness Is A Warm Gun

04) Blackbird

05) While My Guitar Gently Weeps

06) Mother Nature's Son

07) Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

*I, too, would prefer the clean intro of "Dear Prudence"; but, considering "Back In The USSR" fades into "Dear Prudence", I feel I can't have one without the other.*

 

Side Two

 

01) Revolution

02) Long, Long, Long

03) Martha My Dear

04) Honey Pie

05) Sexy Sadie

06) Helter Skelter

07) Julia

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I'm just one of those people."
24 July 2012
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25 July 2012
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Side One:

1 Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da

2 Honey Pie

3 Birthday

4 Yer Blues

5 Revolution 1

6 Back In The USSR

7 Glass Onion

 

Side Two:

1 While My Guitar Gently Weeps

2 Happiness Is A Warm Gun

3 Why Dont We Do It In The Road?

4 Helter Skelter

5 Revolution (single version)

6 Im So Tired

7 Good Night

 

And then you wait like 5 or 10 minutes and all of a sudden!!!!!

Revolution 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 October 2012
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BatFan52 said
hmm. this is very difficult since i like all of the White Album (even Revolution 9… if you listen to the album without pause, it really fits with the flow of the album).

 

I agree with that, except I would say I actually LOVE all of the White Album, instead of 'like'…

 

11 October 2012
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30 October 2012
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It could do with a lot of songs taken off. If I had to pick 14 songs for one album…

(This isn't the order I would put them in, but it's the order in which they appear on the official album)

1. Back In The USSR

2. Dear Prudence

3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

4. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

5. Blackbird

6. Julia

7. Birthday

8. Yer Blues

9. Mother Nature's Son

10. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

11. Sexy Sadie

12. Helter Skelter

13. Long Long Long

14. Revolution 1

 

Yeah, I know, there's everything from Side 3. I think that it is the absolute highlight of the album. Not a single bad song.

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30 October 2012
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I think about this a lot. As I've written before, it always comes down to which songs to trim off.

Over the weekend I was listening to the album again and thought I was glad it was released the way it was. That is because 44 years later, we would all now be clamoring for the unreleased stuff to be released anyway.

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30 October 2012
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Zig said
 

Over the weekend I was listening to the album again and thought I was glad it was released the way it was.

It has been said before:

Trimming down the White Album??

 

It's MADNESS!!!

 

I listened to it the last days in mono in the car, and apart from "Revolution" which I only heard once in completeness in my almost 40 year lifetime and can peacefully die without ever listening to it again, EVERY song has EVERY right to  be there.

 

Wild Honey Pie??

It's BRILLIANT!

Of course it's not DEEP or anything, but it sounds totally cool – and come on, it lasts 57 seconds or something. It's a joke, and it's a good one, because it doesn't get boring.

The other Honey Pie?

Brilliant piece of work from start to finish.

Don't Pass Me By doesn't drag so much in the original mono version, so it's still bearable.

Good night?

This is a fantastic arrangement (yes, I still could have done with the high pitched sound at the beginning) and a really touching vocal performance by Ringo.

Why Don't We Do It In The Road??

How can anyone consider this one out? Fantastic instrumental and vocal work. John was totally angry because he didn't take part in this, because this is a totally cool song.

 

All these songs make the White Album the stylistic tour de force it is, from the hardest hard rock (nothing the Who or the Stones ever did ever touched Helter Skelter) to the most heartfelt ballads (Julia, Blackbird, I will…) and everything between.

 

So if you feel obliged to butcher this masterful album by cutting away integral parts, feel free to do so.

Maybe you would even enjoy the Mona Lisa with the smile cut out.

 

But THEN put in the whole two disc set and enjoy the FULL ride!

30 October 2012
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The Beatles were trying to exhaust their EMI contract, which means the more songs put out, the quicker the contract is satisfied. 

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