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White Album as a single disc?
15 March 2010
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There's a contest with this at mojo4music.com - Towards A One-Disc White Album!

GEORGE MARTIN FAMOUSLY said The Beatles would have made an even
better single album. We’ve resolved to test that idea – and there’s a
prize (namely, a framed, original proof of MOJO’s White Album magazine
cover) for what judges think is the best 15-tracker. Have a look at some
of our efforts – and those of some of our favourite Beatle-obsessed
artists – and have a go yourself in the comment area.

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28 April 2010
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Here's my pick:

1) Revolution

2) Helter Skelter

3) While My Guitar Gently Weeps

4) Birthday

5) Back In The USSR

6) Dear Prudence

7) Happiness Is A Warm Gun

8) Yer Blues

9) Rocky Racoon

10) Blackbird

11) Everybody's Got Something To Hide...

12) Piggies

13) Cry Baby Cry

14) Hey Jude

 

I think it's solid. Good ol' iTunes was a big helper with this!

28 April 2010
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For the curious, here are the results so far ranked by most-to-least popular:

 

While My Guitar Gently Weeps,  16 votes

Back In The USSR   14

Helter Skelter   13

Dear Prudence   12

Happiness Is A Warm Gun   12

Blackbird   12

Revolution   11.5  (deducted half-a-point to compensate for "fast version" substitutions)

Glass Onion   10

Sexy Sadie   10

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da   9

Julia   9

Birthday    9

Mother Nature's Son   9

Cry Baby Cry   9

I'm So Tired  8

Piggies  8

Rocky Raccoon   8

Don't Pass Me By   8

Everybody's Got Something To Hide...  8

Yer Blues   7

Savoy Truffle   7

I Will   5

Martha My Dear   4

Long, Long, Long   4

Why Don't We Do It...  3

Honey Pie   3

Good Night   3

Bungalow Bill   2

Revolution #9   2

Wild Honey Pie   1

 

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I changed my mind. I went side A electric, side B acoustic… here's my pick:

A 1 – Revolution (single version)

A 2 – Helter Skelter

A 3 – Not Guilty (anthology version)

A 4 – Back In The USSR

A 5 – Happiness Is A Warm Gun

A 6 – I'm So Tired (anthology version)

A 7 – Yer Blues

B 1 – Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (anthology version)

B 2 – Piggies (anthology version)

B 3 – Rocky Racoon

B 4 – Blackbird (anthology version)

B 5 – While My Guitar Gently Weeps (anthology version)

B 6 – I Will (anthology version)

B 7 – Cry Baby Cry (anthology version)

I went with mostly anthology cuts on the b side to give it more of a loose feel. I think it flows real nice!

8 May 2010
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This is almost an impossible question because I've grown to love nearly every song on the album, but here goes:

1) Birthday

2) Dear Prudence

3) Honey Pie

4) Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

5) While My Guitar Gently Weeps

6) Mother Nature's Son

7) Happiness Is A Warm Gun

8) Blackbird

9) Martha My Dear

10) I'm So Tired

11) Long, Long, Long

12) Revolution 1

13) Don't Pass Me By

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

Then they would have to release, as Ringo suggested, The Whiter Album.

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8 May 2010
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Sorry if this is unrelated, but yeeeeeeeesh, Good Night. What a horrible vocal from Ringo. Should've been John with his guitar. Also, what Ringo said at the end was unnecessary and unappreciated. a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

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9 May 2010
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MrBig said:

Sorry if this is unrelated, but yeeeeeeeesh, Good Night. What a horrible vocal from Ringo. Should've been John with his guitar. Also, what Ringo said at the end was unnecessary and unappreciated. a-hard-days-night-ringo-4


My- seems to me you have a lot more hate for the band than love.

"Unappreciated" is obviously your own opinion... I quite like the humility of it all. Perhaps not one of their greatest, but you can definitely see the diversity in John's writing ability. 
And that's good enough for me! a-hard-days-night-john-4 

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9 May 2010
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Plus it's Ringo! I mean what could he possibly do wrong?

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9 May 2010
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GnikNus said:

Plus it's Ringo! I mean what could he possibly do wrong?


 

Yeah, I love Ringo – no matter he does, he's Ringo bloody Starr! He isn't the greatest singer in the world, but he's better than Bob Dylan and that man's a legend too. Although, I must say, Good Night is my least favourite Beatles song (apart from Revolution 9). I still like it though.

9 May 2010
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Don't get me wrong, it's an excellently written song. I just wish that John would've done it instead of Ringo.

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9 May 2010
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Marcelo said:

PaulRamon said:

The point was to pick 14 songs Marcelo, Where did you get 17 from? How can you dislike so many songs from The White Album? Maybe a U2 forum would better suit you!! a-hard-days-night-paul-5


Damn! They told me "Maybe a Beatles forum suit you" back there!
 

 

LOL!! I was told the same thing.

 

Ok, here's my list. I'm used to listening the whole White Album, but now I find myself skipping some songs. So here it is, including the rule of 1 Harrison/ 1 Starr.

 

1. Back in the U.S.S.R

2. Dear Prudence 

3. Glass Onion

4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Not because there must be a George song, but it's one of George's best. Awesome, awesome song.

5. Happiness Is A Warm Gun.

6. Martha My Dear. (Personal reasons. My niece's name is Martha. She was named after her grandmother, but still, we sing her that song)

7. BlackBird

8. Don't Pass Me By. Ringo's song. And I don't know why, but I remember my late Mom while singing the song. And it's Ringo!!

9. Julia

10. Mother's Nature son.

11. Everybody's got something to hide but me and my monkey. (I need the handbell)

12. Sexy Sadie

13. Helter Skelter

14. Number Nine.

 

Man that was HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I left out some songs I truly like.... but I can say the ones I left out without thinking twice:

Ob-la-di Ob-la-da. Please don't kill me, but I'm not fan of that song.

Wild Honey Pie.

Piggies.

Rocky Racoon.

Why Don't We Do It In The Road??, I mean it's ok.. but I don't like people repeating me things once and all over. Not even Macca.

Good Night. I don't hate the song perse. I hate the fact that it's was on Mexican TV, and the cover was.. well... horrible. That ruined it for me. Everytime I listen to it I'm like "Oh God.. that Chavo song".

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 May 2010
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Tell me that after listening to this, you don't want to kill El Chavo for messing with that song.I know it's not The Beatles best.. but this version is like..... geeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzz

 

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Believe it or not, Rev#9 was my favorite song on the whole album. I really admire what John was trying to do at the time.

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9 May 2010
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I asked my nephew Jojo (that's his nickname, his name is Jose Joaquin, Jo-jo) and he said "Interesting question". He thought for a few minutes and this is his choice : 

Dear Prudence, Yer Blues, while my guitar, Hapiness, helter skelter,  birthday, blackbird, back in ussr, I will, julia, dont pass me by,

and to make the album 14, he chooses, Sexy Sadie,savoy trufle, and Martha My Dear.

Again, Revolution 9 is out. I thought he was going to choose it...

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10 May 2010
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mithveaen said:

Tell me that after listening to this, you don't want to kill El Chavo for messing with that song.I know it's not The Beatles best.. but this version is like….. geeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzz

 


 

I don't recognise the song at all. The tune seems different and it's in Spanish. I don't like it. I guess translating a song takes some skill though, to make it rhyme in another language.

12 May 2010
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I checked my iTunes, and since iTunes doesn't lie I suppose I have a different list according to play count.

1) Happiness Is A Warm Gun

2) Dear Prudence

3) Birthday

4) Wild Honey Pie

5) The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

6) Cry Baby Cry

7) Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da

8) Yer Blues

9) Long, Long, Long

10) Revolution 1

11) Why Don't We Do It In The Road??
12) While My Guitar Gently Weeps

13) I'm So Tired
14) Helter Skelter

 

 

 

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12 May 2010
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McLerristarr said:

mithveaen said:


 

I don't recognise the song at all. The tune seems different and it's in Spanish. I don't like it. I guess translating a song takes some skill though, to make it rhyme in another language.


 

 

You're right, the rhythm in this song is a bit different from the original, but it's the same song. I'm not sure if credit was given to the Beatles, but this is a known fact in Mexico. I know Wikipedia isn't that reliable but here's the info about it

"A later cover version appeared in the Mexican TV '70s show El Chavo
del Ocho
, on the Acapulco special sung in Spanish by Chespirito and titled "Buenas noches, vecindad"
(literally, "Good night, neighborhood")."

 

And here's a blog in Spanish talking about it.

http://sievcat.blogspot.com/20.....atles.html
 

Now this is not surprising. Beatlemania in Mexico was (and still is) HUGE!

 

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13 May 2010
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mithveaen said:

Now this is not surprising. Beatlemania in Mexico was (and still is) HUGE!

 


 

This is completely unrelated but I thought I'd throw it out there: I've noticed that there seems to be a lot of Beatle fans in Argentina. I've never understood why they were so big there (I know they were big everywhere [except the Philippines] but they seem to be bigger there compared to other non-English speaking countires). I think there is at least one person on this forum from Argentina – do you know why?

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This is a really hard. If it would been a 14-track LP with the official releases it would be in my opinion like this:

 

Side One

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

2) Dear Prudence

3) Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

4) While My Guitar Gently Weeps

5) Happiness Is A Warm Gun

6) I'm So Tired

7) Don't Pass Me By

Side Two

1) Birthday

2) Yer Blues

3) Helter Skelter

4) Sexy Sadie

5) Savoy Truffle

6) Cry Baby Cry

7) Revolution 1

 

But, if i include the outtakes, singles, unreleased songs the order will change like this:

SIDE ONE:

1) Not Guilty

2) Revolution

3) Back In The U.S.S.R.

4) While My Guitar Gently Weeps

5) Happiness Is A Warm Gun

6) Yer Blues

7) Helter Skelter

SIDE TWO:

8) Dear Prudence

9) Cry Baby Cry

10) Mother Nature's Son

11) I Will

12) Julia

13) I'm So Tired

14) What's The New Mary Jane

 

Well i loved the double album, but i may put the rest out of the songs in their continuation: The Whiter Album as Ringo said it on Anthology

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McLerristarr said:

mithveaen said:

Now this is not surprising. Beatlemania in Mexico was (and still is) HUGE!

 


 

This is completely unrelated but I thought I'd throw it out there: I've noticed that there seems to be a lot of Beatle fans in Argentina. I've never understood why they were so big there (I know they were big everywhere [except the Philippines] but they seem to be bigger there compared to other non-English speaking countires). I think there is at least one person on this forum from Argentina – do you know why?


 

Ok maybe Marcelo should answer this. but I'll give it a try.

 

I guess that's because there's a huge influence of Europe in Argentina. I'm not that sure, but some of them are Italian immigrants. (that's why you have names like Messi, Kempes, etc). So the rock expanded there more quickly than in other countries in Latinoamerica. Actually the greatest rock band in Spanish language is Soda Stereo, from Argentina. 

 

I was aware since a child that the Beatles are big there because Mafalda, the main character from one of the most popular comic strip in the world, is Argentine and a huge Beatle fan. 

 

http://escarabeatle.blogspot.c.....atles.html

 

And maybe I'm wrong, but the countries I have seen the Beatles are huge are Argentina, Peru and Mexico. Actually there's a guy in Mexico, Manuel Guerrero that knows about the Beatles a lot. There's a story that one day in a tour Paul did in Mexico, he was asked "What did you do on this day?" and Paul said "I dunno… Manuel (who was in the press conference) What happened that day?" and Manuel just asked "In the morning.. or in the afternoon?" He has a radio show called La Hora de los Beatles.

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