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7 July 2011
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MeanMrsMustard
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Long Version: Let's pretend that you live in the future. You discover an iPod, or MP3 player, or whatever, that has the entire Beatles catalogue on it. The studio albums, Anthology, everything. However, it does not have any of the albums listed and all the songs are on shuffle. You give it a listen, and, since you are a Beatles fan by nature, you like it. You decide to organize some songs into an album, just for fun.

Short Version: If you could make an album out of any Beatles songs (from any time period), what would the track listing look like? 

You can make as many albums as you want. I'm going to refrain for right now, mostly because I have no clue (well, maybe a little clue) what I'd do. I'm going to try to have as few songs from the same album as possible. 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

7 July 2011
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This is a cool idea…  It would go something like this:

1. Something

2. Hey Jude

3. Across The Universe (I like the Blue Album version better than Past Masters)

4. If I Fell

5. I Need You

6. Strawberry Fields Forever

7. Let It Be

8. This Boy

9. Eleanor Rigby

10. I'm Looking Through You

11. She's Leaving Home

12. Happiness Is A Warm Gun (I would put on more White Album stuff, but since each song is the beginning of the end) 

13. Come Together

14. The End (kind of obvious)

I don't know how it would work out, but those songs I would choose for an album.  Not because they are my favorites, they just make an album complete.  It's about 10:30 in CT now, and I'm a little weary, so I will rearrange the order if something doesn't sound right.  I'm not that knowledgeable on Anthology (a-hard-days-night-ringo-6I know, I know, bad Jill), so I will check it out and probably make changes.

*9-You're right John, I shouldn't pester myself.  I'm Only Sleeping*

"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?" –John Lennon
7 July 2011
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1. I Saw Her Standing There (Even though this is the whole thing, going without this countdown seems, sacrilegious.)
2. Think For Yourself (GEORGE!! Your argument is invalid.)
3. Rain (Rain, I don't mind)
4. Not Guilty (I like my George sarcastic, okay?)
5. Michelle (Paul's French is like Jack Layton's. So cute.)
6. A Day In The Life (NO EXPLANTION NEEDED.)
7. Anna (I love this song; even if you hate it, I still love it)
8. Come Together
9. Something
10. Long and Winding Road (again, another favourite. I'll explain more after the list.)
11. Good Night
12. Strawberry Fields
13. Eleanor Rigby
14. For No One (sans last chorus)

Okay, I added two offbeat choices. I love Anna simy because it brings back this fleeting memory of my old house, and that memory makes me happy. With the LAWR, I just like the song, even with Spector's production. I think I actually prefer Spector's over LIBN or Anthology 3. So there is my list.

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
7 July 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

 For No One (sans last chorus)

That means that it ends at "You won't forget her," right? 

(YAY I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE!) 

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7 July 2011
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Now that's a fantastic idea M3 apple01apple01apple01

 

But  I have no freaking idea which songs to play. I'll think about it .. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

 

Edit : And if I let my mp3 player choose??? a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

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7 July 2011
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M3, you brought that idea up a while back. That seems like a great line to end an album with, don't you agree?
(Okay, I am going to the States tomorrow. If I don't make it back alive, it's Texas' fault. Okay?)

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
7 July 2011
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OK. This is my first attempt.

1. "I Want To Tell You

2. "Nowhere Man"

3. "Octopus' Garden" 

4. "There's a Place" 

5. "Strawberry Fields Forever" (Anthology version but with the Mellotron beginning)

6. "Tomorrow Never Knows"

7. "For No One" (Sun king version)

8. "Rain"

9. "Glass Onion"

10. "I've Just Seen a Face"

11. "You're Going to Lose That Girl"

12. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Anthology. If only there was a way to work in Paul's piano intro…)

13. "Think For Yourself

14. "A Day In The Life" (Seriously. Is there any other way to end an album? [hears responses of "Twist And Shout," "Money," "I'll Be Back," "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby," "Dizzy Miss Lizzy," "RFYL," *shakes fist* "Tomorrow Never Knows," "All You Need Is Love," "Good Night," "Get Back" and "The End"/"Her Majesty"] OK, OK, I get it.) 

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7 July 2011
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Ok lets try this:

  1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (always a good introduction)
  2. With a Little Help From My Friends (obligatory after SPLHCB)
  3. Twist And Shout
  4. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  5. I'll Follow the Sun
  6. Revolution (single version)
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  8. Hello, Goodbye
  9. All My Loving
  10. Yellow Submarine
  11. Here Comes The Sun
  12. Helter Skelter
  13. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  14. A Day In The Life (obligatory ending after obligatory beginning)
Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.
7 July 2011
5.02am
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She was a working girl…north of England way.

1) Taxman
2) Norvegian Vood
3) Mother Nature's Son
4) Rain
5) And I Love Her
6) Walrus
7) Here Comes The Sun
8) Strawberry Fields
9) Martha My Dear
10) Honey Don't (typo)
11) Blackbird
12) I've Just Seen A Face
13) If I Needed Someone
14) Tomorrow Never Knows

Well I limited myself but it was still fun.

I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine
7 July 2011
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1) Here, there and Everywhere.

2) Michelle

3) A Day In The Life

4) Honey Pie

5) Help!

6) Cry Baby Cry

7) Within you, without you

8) Another girl

9) Not A Second Time

10) The Long And Winding Road

11) Old Brown Shoe

12) For You Blue

13) Why don't we do it in the road

14) And I Love Her 

 

I don't want only fourteen songs, though! a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

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7 July 2011
4.17pm
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Ok I let my mp3 choose for me. This is the result.

 

1. I'm happy just to dance with you.

2. Free As A Bird.

3. Sie Liebt Dich

4. Yer Blues

(at this point I'm laughing hysterically, my mp3 player is nuts)

5. Mr. Moonlight. (Anthology version)

6. Martha My Dear

7. I Wanna Be Your Man (Live at BBC version)

8. Penny Lane

9. I'm a loser (Live at BBC version)

10. Any Time At All

11. I feel fine

12. My Bonnie (ROFL)

13. The Word

14. Taxman

 

Hey this mp3 player is like its owner…. totally nuts but knows that we have to start with George and end with George. a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

Interesting.. it chose songs sung by the 4 of them.. and one written by the 4 of them… a-hard-days-night-george-1

 

edit : Darn it, the following song was Dig A Pony….

 

Edit 2 : BTW M3 I hope you don't mind but I'm posting this topic in another forum, it's quite good!

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7 July 2011
5.58pm
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I posted this one a while back. It's called "Revolution", and it features solo John and George songs plus Traveling Wilburys song mixed in with Revolution 9. It's a rock opera, starring George Harrison as The Fool On The Hill, John multi-rolling as William, the Sun King, the narrator and the general public and Paul as the narrator.

Side/disk 1:

The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows
The Beatles – Sun King

The Beatles- The Fool On The Hill
George Harrison – Beware of Darkness (demo version)
John Lennon – Oh My Love
The Beatles – Polythene Pam (Anthology version)
The Beatles – Run For Your Life
The Beatles – Happiness Is A Warm Gun
The Beatles – The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
The Beatles – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
The Beatles – I Am The Walrus
The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Anthology Version)

Tomorrow Never Knows is an introduction- you must turn off your mind and just focus on the music.

The Sun King is the evil ruler of Earth, blocking out the sun and hyponotising the inhabiants of Earth from realising that they are cold and in darkness (Sun King). Only one is immune from his hyponotism, the one that the inhabitants of Earth call The Fool, who lives on his hill, and often tries to convince the others that they, not he, are insane (The Fool On The Hill). One day, as the Sun King parades through town, followed by his devoted subjects, the Fool grabs the arm of a young man named William, and tells him to beware of the cold and the dark (Beware Of Darkness). William is overcome by emotion, as he too breaks free of the Sun King's spell (Oh My Love). 

William suggests contacting Polythene Pam, the Sun King's mistress, in order to assassinate the King (Polythene Pam). He heads to the King's palace, but the King notices him talking to Pam, and threatens her. William then attempts the assassination, but the Sun King hypnotises him (Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds), and he goes insane (I Am The Walrus). The Fool plays a sad song on his guitar, mourning the loss of William (While My Guitar Gently Weeps).

Side/disk two:
The Beatles – Come Together
The Beatles – Revolution
The Beatles – She Said She Said
The Beatles – All You Need Is Love
The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The Beatles – Think For Yourself
The Beatles – Norwegian Wood
The Beatles – She Came in Throught the Bathroom Window
The Beatles – Revolution 9/Traveling Wilburys- Heading For The Light
The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun

Word spreads of the attempt on the King's life, and people gather at the Fool's Hill (Come Together). The public don't see why they should revolt, and look to be turning on The Fool (Revolution), until the newly enlightened Pam speaks up (She Said She Said). A good vibe resonates around the crowd, who no longer feel dependent on the Sun King (All You Need Is Love). The Fool plays a call to arms on his guitar (While My Guitar Gently Weeps), but reveals he is incapable of killing the King himself due to an injury, and puts his faith in Pam to do the deed (Think For Yourself).

Whilst the King ponders about his time with Pam whilst lying in the bath late at night (Norwegian Wood), Pam sneaks in through a conviently located unguarded entrance and kills the Sun King with a wooden spoon (She Came In Through The Bathroom Window). The world descends into chaos  as the public experience withdrawal from the Sun King's hypnosis (Revolution 9), with the Fool the only unaffected person, who feels the change taking place and is optimistic that it will settle down (Heading For The Light). The Fool is proven correct when the sun rises in the morning (Here Comes The Sun). The people settle on their new life.

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
9 July 2011
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Ok I'll give it another try with songs I love. My method was simple : 14 songs / 3 songwriters = 4.6 songs. Since I can't choose 0.6 songs, so 4 songs per songwriter * 3 songwriters = 12 songs. 1 for Ringo and 1 Lennon/McCartney.

 

This is is the result. It was soo hard to choose an order, I felt like messing with the game of 2 chess masters.

 

 
1. Something.

2. In my Life.

3. Blackbird.

4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

5. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.

6. Here Comes The Sun

7. Things We Said Today.

8. I Me Mine

9. Don't pass me by

10. The Long And Winding Road

11. Across The Universe (Let It Be Naked version)

12. Strawberry Fields Forever

13.  Let it Be

14. A Day In The Life.

 

I think I did a good job. An apple to myself!! apple01

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9 July 2011
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Desmond Jones
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1. Only A Northern Song (I like it. I don't know why.)

2. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

3. Rocky Raccoon (Anthology) (Because Paul says 'sminking)

4. Hey Bulldog

5. Octopus's Garden (Had to have some Ringo)

6. Birthday

7. Mr. Moonlight (Not a great song, but a great Lennon vocal)

8. The Fool On The Hill

9. I'm So Tired

10. Within You, Without You/ Tomorrow Never Knows (I like the Love version better for some reason)

11. Your Mother Should Know

12. Lovely Rita

13. Baby You're A Rich Man

14. And Your Bird Can Sing (Anthology) (Because hysterical laughter is a great way to end an album)

 

So, I think this one would be called "The Beatles: The Oddball Album". Yep, that was pretty random. 

9 July 2011
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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
9 July 2011
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Sgt Pepper's Magical Lonely Hearts Club Mystery Band (On Tour) (songs written or released in 1967)

1. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends

2. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

3. The Fool On The Hill

4. Getting Better

5. Fixing A Hole

6. Penny Lane

7. All You Need Is Love

Brace Yourself…

8. Across The Universe (one verse LIB version, one verse LIBN version, one verse all four versions mixed in together (!))

9. Strawberry Fields Forever

10. I Am The Walrus (Love) (fading smoothly into…)

11. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)

12. A Day In The Life

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
9 July 2011
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Um, Walrus, SFF was neither recorded or written in 1966 (pedant, I know, but still). Nice list none the less.

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9 July 2011
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Changed to "written or released".

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
10 July 2011
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Ooh, I like this topic! Here's my attempt at it – weirdly enough, it took longer to put the songs in an order I was happy with than it did to actually pick the songs. I tried to do what M3 said, that is get a nice balance from all the albums, but I didn't do a very good job of that… What can I say? I'm bias. a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

 

1. Help! – Seems like a pretty fun way to start an album

2. I've Got A Feeling

3. You Never Give Me Your Money

4. For No One

5. All You Need Is Love

6. Lady Madonna

7. You Won't See Me

8. Penny Lane

9. Something – guiltily, the only George on the album

10. I Feel Fine

11. Julia

12. Hey Jude

13. Real Love – I really love this song, and I reckon it makes a nice closing to it alla-hard-days-night-john-6

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10 July 2011
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Bias? Really? That might be the most balanced list there is! (By the way, Admiral, I've very sarcastic {Same with M3}, so take most of what I say with that knowledge). But that's a nice list.

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