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White Album as a single disc?
9 June 2010
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robert
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OK - I understand the thinking behind the "White Album as a single disk" discussion. So I'm just going to add this as a side comment - something I am sure we all realize anyway.

 

At the very least from Rubber Soul on, Beatles albums were more than just a collection of songs - they were musical photographs of where the band was at - with the world, with each other, with their fame, with their experience as Beatles, etc.

 

So to cut out anything for the White Album is to truncate the point that was being expressed - and in fact in my opinion - the point being made by the White Album is that The Beatles as a group could no longer contain the expanding creative needs of the four artists who made up the band.

 

In that context, to me, Let It Be and Abbey Road make perfect sense.

 

Not trying to  be a drag - just expressing myself - which is of course teh cool thign about this site.

 

 

 

 

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9 June 2010
4.17pm
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robert said:

So to cut out anything for the White Album is to truncate the point that was being expressed - and in fact in my opinion - the point being made by the White Album is that The Beatles as a group could no longer contain the expanding creative needs of the four artists who made up the band.

 

In that context, to me, Let It Be and Abbey Road make perfect sense

 

 

 


 

I agree with you 100% robert.  I was just going from the standpoint that george-martin was wanting the band to release it as a single disk.  I thought it would be cool if we could play george-martin for a day.

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14 June 2010
2.33am
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Dear Prudence

Glass Onion

The Continuing Story of Bungelow Bill

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

I'm So Tired

Piggies

Rocky Raccon

Don't Pass Me By

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

Birthday

Savoy Truffle

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Yer Blues

 

Why these arn't in:

Back In The U.S.S.R - Great song, but I've heard it to many times.

Wild Honey Pie - It's short.

Martha My Dear - Not one of my favorites.

Blackbird - I've heard it to many times.

Why Don't We Do It On The Road? - I don't feel very comfortable listening to this in front of my dad while in the car.

I Will - Never really paid attention to the song.

Julia - There are better sad songs, by The Beatles.

Mother Nature's Son - It's pretty good, and I considered it, but spaces are limited.

Sexy Sadie - I just don't love it.

Helter Skelter - I've heard it a lot, but it almost made the list.

Long, Long, Long - Maybe if I had to add another by George.

Revolution 1 - I already have Revolution on The Past Masters.

Honey Pie - Just not the greatest.

Savoy Truffle - It was close.

Cry Baby Cry - I thought about adding it.

Revolution 9 - Maybe, if it was backmasked.

Good Night - It's not amazing, or anything.

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".
14 June 2010
2.47am
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"Martha My Dear – Not one of my favorites."

 

It's possibly my favorite song EVER. Why can't your mind fathom the awesomeness? (AKA Why didn't you like it?)

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14 June 2010
3.19am
Alissa
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MrBig said:

"Martha My Dear – Not one of my favorites."

 

It's possibly my favorite song EVER. Why can't your mind fathom the awesomeness? (AKA Why didn't you like it?)


Atta boy, it's excellent, eh? One of Paul's best grooves. a-hard-days-night-paul-8
 
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18 June 2010
6.22am
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I feel like I'll never have a complete list, which is what's so cool about this album, there are so many songs. I can't believe George Martin would want to get rid of Beatle songs, it would have been such a waste! We would have had to discover those songs on Anthology cd's or maybe youtube videos. Imagine waiting around for Revolution 9 instead of Carnival Of Light! It would have been such a disappointment, which is why there's no way that Carnival Of Light will be good, but I bet it will be at least a little bit interesting...this was before Yoko so John would have been more involved with the group plus Paul put it together. Anyway, getting off subject, but I just think it would have been a shame if this would have been made into a single album.

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25 June 2010
11.26pm
MeanMrsMustard
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Darn! This is going to be hard.

1."Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey"

2."Blackbird"

3."The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill"

4."Piggies"

5."Back In The USSR"

6."Revolution 1"

7."I Will"

*flip*

8."Savoy Truffle"

9."Glass Onion"

10."Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"

11."Yer Blues"

12."While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Yes, I know I have a George song on this side already. I just want another.)

13."Martha My Dear"

14."Good Night"

Sort of on-topic... does anyone else absolutely LOVE the transition from "Revolution 9" to "Good Night?"

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25 June 2010
11.36pm
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Sort of on-topic... does anyone else absolutely LOVE the transition from "Revolution 9" to "Good Night?"


 

I love all the transitions in this album, the flamenco guitar solo between Wild Honey Pie and Bungalow Bill, the "HEY OH" right between Bungalow Bill and While My Guitar Gently Weeps, the nonsense between I'm So Tired and Blackbird, the "cheeky bitch" right before Revolution 9. The album just flows really well.

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26 June 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Sort of on-topic... does anyone else absolutely LOVE the transition from "Revolution 9" to "Good Night?"


 

Yeah! Totally!

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26 June 2010
3.13am
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Yes! People who agree with me!a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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27 June 2010
6.59pm
The Fool on the Hill
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1.Back in the U.S.S.R

2. Dear Prudence

3.Piggies

4.Cry Baby Cry

5.Long, Long Long

6. Revolution 1

7.Martha My Dear

8.Wild Honey Pie

9.Honey Pie

10.Revolution 9

11.Mother natures son

12.Happiness Is A Warm Gun

13.Everyones got to hide something except me and my monkey

14.Good night

  I've got a hole in my pocket!
27 June 2010
10.56pm
MeanMrsMustard
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Hmm... I was just wondering if anyone put songs they don't actually like on their albums. My least favorite song from my selection is "Yer Blues." I put it there because it sounded cool....

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16 November 2010
11.07pm
DragoNevermore
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Let me try this again, didn't see the 14 song rule...

 

Side 1:

Back In The USSR

Sexy Sadie

Wild Honey Pie

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (again, the single version, it's more powerful)

Martha My Dear

I'm So Tired

Cry Baby Cry

 

Side Two:

Yer Blues

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey

Helter Skelter

Revolution (The single version, makes sense with two heavy songs next to each other)

Savoy Truffle

What's The New Mary Jane (Should have been on The White Album)

Revolution 9 (The Avant-garde fades out)

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16 November 2010
11.18pm
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DragoNevermore said:

Let me try this again, didn't see the 14 song rule...

 

Side 1:

Back In The USSR

Sexy Sadie

Wild Honey Pie

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (again, the single version, it's more powerful)

Martha My Dear

I'm So Tired

Cry Baby Cry

 

Side Two:

Yer Blues

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey

Helter Skelter

Revolution (The single version, makes sense with two heavy songs next to each other)

Savoy Truffle

What's The New Mary Jane (Should have been on The White Album)

Revolution 9 (The Avant-garde fades out)


What single version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps
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
17 November 2010
1.16am
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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
17 November 2010
5.41pm
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

What single version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps


Possibly one of these?

http://rateyourmusic.com/relea.....tly_weeps/

http://rateyourmusic.com/relea.....blackbird/

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17 November 2010
9.38pm
DragoNevermore
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Not the single version, I meant the slower acoustic version George had on Anthology 3

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17 November 2010
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Ah. The eligibility of "Anthology" versions (as well as "Hey Jude"/"Revolution") makes this into a different task altogether! (LOTTA folks would definitely choose "Revolution" over "Revolution 1")

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18 November 2010
4.06am
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Ok I'm going to derail this thread... well kind of.

 

I did something with the White Album today… I listened to John's songs only.. and holy cow I was totally blown away. I haven't really checked if you can make a single album out of his songs, but it would have been a solid one.

 

What do you think? a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

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18 November 2010
7.38pm
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Here is my W.A:

Back In The USSR

Glass Onion

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Martha My Dear

Blackbird

Piggies

*Flip*

Julia

Helter Skelter

Rev. 1

Mother Nature's Son

Cry Baby Cry

Good Night

Dear Prudenceapple01apple01apple01apple01apple01


Anyone else laugh out loud when he or she read the flip?

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