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Your Imaginary Dream Reunion Concert Set
19 May 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Well, I'll trot this thread out. I also gave each one a cover of a contemporary hit

  1. Breakfast In America (Supertramp) sung by George
  2. London Calling (The Clash), sung by Paul
  3. Train In Vain (Also The Clash), sung by Ringo
  4. Michelle (This would be in Canada, after all)
  5. Hey Hey My My (Neil Young), sung by John (And featuring Clapton!!

 

Those are all pretty old, I thought and so I don't think they're actually called contemporary only I guess yeah, but how far back can that go to, becuase I always thought that meant current, like now, right?

Also, why does Michelle get sunged in Canada? Is it becuase your also dictated by the French? How does that work though, so does England get to dictate half of you guys and then the French get to dictate the other half, or do they comprmise on everything?!?!?!?!!? 

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Okay, well all 4 of the covers were comtemporary in 1979/1980, when the concert would have taken place. As for Michelle, he doesn't play it to much except for when he is on French speaking ground, like Canada.

Edit: Penny Lane, thanks!! I wanted a twist, and the fact I was listening to London Calling made it a good Idea.

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19 May 2011
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I see you have John singing Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black). I could definitely hear that sounding good.

I could also hear George singing its counterpart, My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue).

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Digging up this thread after two years in the cooler, I don't think it will hurt anybody's feelings all that much if I quibble with the basic premise: during their post-split years, all four Beatles were quite vociferous that one of the reasons they didnt' want to reunite was that they never wanted to become a jukebox/cover band, just mindlessly churning out the same old hits night after night with no variation or creativity, so my assumption has always been if the B's had ever reunited, they would have absolutely insisted on doing some 'new' material -- which in this case means solo songs -- along with the old classics.

They had kind of fallen into that routine during their later touring days in 1965-66; most of their setlists varied little from night to night, in many ways they were just going out and sleepwalking through the same old routine and banging out the same old 10 songs (on the 1966 tours, they did nothing from 'Revolver'). This has always been cited by all four Beatles as one of the main reasons they were fed up with touring.

So my feeling is if they had ever reunited, they would have insisted in doing some fresh material, so my imaginary Beatles reunion setlists include a few solo songs from each member, probably some new compositions, and as some others have mentioned, POSSIBLY some cover songs (although I certainly do not believe those would include Supertramp ... my god).

 

So, what the heck, let's go:

'COME TOGETHER' TOUR, 1980.

 

OPENING NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 14, 1980, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NYC

Onstage 7:59 p.m.

1. "(Just Like) Starting Over," John (with Paul)

2. "Getting Closer," Paul

3. "Photograph," Ringo (with George)

4. "We Can Work It Out," John (with Paul)

5. "Here Comes The Sun," George

6. "Yellow Submarine," Ringo

7. "Let Me Roll It," Paul (with John)

8. "How Do You Sleep?," John (with Paul)

9. "Isn't It A Pity?," George

10. "I'm The Greatest," Ringo (with John)

11. "You Can't Do That," John

12. "I Will," Paul

13. "Mother"/ "Julia," John

14. "Let It Be," Paul

15. "Back In The U.S.S.R.," Paul (with John)

Intermission - 10 minutes, 10:25

16. "Sgt. Pepper's Intro" (Paul/John)

17. "With A Little Help From My Friends," Ringo

18. "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," John/Paul (with guest vocals Elton John)

19. "Glass Onion," John

20. "Taxman," George (altered lyrics to reflect 1980 politics)

21. "Getting Better," Paul

22. "Nobody Told Me," John

23. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," George (guest soloist Eric Clapton)

24. "Savoy Truffle," George

25. "Gimme Some Truth," John (altered lyrics to reflect 1980 politics)

26. "Revolution," John

27. "Hey Jude," John/Paul (switching verses from original recording)

28."Good Morning, Good Morning," John

29. "Sgt. Pepper Reprise," Paul/John

30. "A Day In The Life," John/Paul

Fade to black and silence on final piano chord

ENCORE, 11:42 p.m.

31. "I Saw Her Standing There," Paul (leading jam including John, Elton John, and Clapton)

32. "Twist And Shout," John (leading jam including Paul, Elton John, Clapton and backstage guest Bruce Springsteen)

As final chord ends, band does the Brian Epstein Bow, then John grabs the mike: "There's been a lot of shit said over the past few years about a couple of people named Linda and Yoko, so Paul and I have something to say about that."

33. "She Loves You," John and Paul with full house lights up in front of full-throttle rebirth of Beatlemania.

OFF STAGE 11:59 p.m.

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Quibble away, friend. The key word in the topic title is "imaginary". Anything goes.

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EDIT: Now that you've edited your post by adding your set list, I'll edit my post.

Nice! I'd pay to see that. A cheeky one, that number 8. And the fade to black after ADITL gave me chills. Nicely done!

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2 August 2014
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In my fantasy world of how the "Come Together" tour would develop, I think the Sgt Pepper ending suite ("Good Morning/SP Reprise/ADITL") would probably be interchanged from show to show with the Abbey Road ending suite.

And after they shook the rust off with a few shows mainly based on conventional guitar-rock songs, the psychedelic Sgt. Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour stuff would start to be worked in.

2 August 2014
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The entire discography in order should do it. I  don't want to be too demanding, though, so they don't have to play Revolution 9.

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I almost posted the same thing, @IveJustSeenAFaceo - except for the bit about 'R9'. I know they couldn't duplicate it on stage though...or could they?

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2 August 2014
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@Zig I think they could... but I'm not sure it'd be the best live experience.

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I hear ya - it would not go down very well with many folk.

I can't get over how many people say that it scares them or freaks them out. For years, it bored me to no end. @vonbontee and @Von Bontee convinced me to give it more of a chance. Now, I find it very interesting and try to find a new (to me) sound with each listening. There have actually been times when I've reached for the iPod specifically to play that track.

Sorry for the slight derail, all.

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3 August 2014
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I have to agree with Robert back there: I really can't imagine them wanting to play "Hey Jude" (or don't want to imagine them playing it or wanting to; or both). Too much baggage; it feels too much like celebration of Paul and his backing band (the ultimate backing band, including tens of thousands of fans all encouraged to join in and sing along), especially if it's saved for the end of the night (as it certainly would be, because what else could follow it?)

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(and also, I admit it: I just HATE those "everybody-sing-along! first the red team! COME ON blue team you can do better than that!" stuff. This is supposed to be rock concert, not a bloody "Puss In Boots" revue! I'm paying YOU guys to sing/my throat hurts)

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I would want them to do a rendition of "John, Yoko" except that they would do"John, Paul, George, Ringo" For 72hrs straight 

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They could seque from 'Hey Jude' (na na) to 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' (la la) signalling the start of the solo sections.

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vonbontee said
I just HATE those "everybody-sing-along!" stuff. I'm paying YOU guys to sing/my throat hurts)

Zag feels the same way. "I'm paying you to sing to me". But then, if Bono asked her to sing...all bets would be off. 

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A perfect 4 hours @JStarStar!

As I was clicking the thread I was going to add that I wanted a live rendition of Revolution 9 (it's been done... [I think I've posted that before]) so it's funny that you guys were just talking about it!

So since this is imaginary, I want the Revolver-era Beatles to be performing, including songs they wouldn't have recorded yet. I'm also requesting Billy Preston for the later stuff he's on, and for times when there's piano but the Beatle that was on the recording needs to be playing their primary instrument.

I also like the guest soloist idea, so Clapton will be there. And mid-sixties (same era as the Beatles, 1966ish) Pattie will be there because... Why not? Is this my dream concert or what?

I'll come back with a set list later.

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This one is more of a "what people would want to hear" sort of list.  This is a LIKELY setlist if such a thing were actually to happen.  Maybe I'll do one later based more on what I'd want to hear.  This assumes that the concert were to take place in modern day, except with John, George and Billy Preston brought back from the dead.

 

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

2. Revolution

3. Day Tripper

4. I Want To Hold Your Hand

5. Taxman

6. A Hard Day's Night

7. Help!

8. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!

9. I Saw Her Standing There

10. Ticket To Ride

11. Helter Skelter

12. Paperback Writer

13. All My Loving

14. Eight Days A Week

15. Come Together (guest appearance by Billy Preston)

16. Band On The Run

17. In My Life

18. My Sweet Lord

19. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

20. Imagine

21. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (guest appearance by Eric Clapton)

22. This Boy

23. Get Back (guest appearance by Billy Preston)

24. It Don't Come Easy

25. Can't Buy Me Love

26. Twist And Shout

27. The End

 

Encore:

28. Free As A Bird (guest appearance by Jeff Lynne)

29. Love Me Do

30. Hey Bulldog

31. Money (That's What I Want) (guest appearance by George Martin on piano)

32. Real Love (guest appearance by Jeff Lynne)

33. All You Need Is Love (maybe a few guest appearances on backing vocals, George Martin on piano and Billy Preston on keyboards)

 

Looking this back over, maybe I was a bit too John-heavy in the song selection.

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For a dream concert I would like to have the pre-fame Beatles preform the late Beatles work and see how different it would be

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Necko said
This one is more of a "what people would want to hear" sort of list.  This is a LIKELY setlist if such a thing were actually to happen.  Maybe I'll do one later based more on what I'd want to hear.  This assumes that the concert were to take place in modern day, except with John, George and Billy Preston brought back from the dead.

 

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

2. Revolution

3. Day Tripper

4. I Want To Hold Your Hand

5. Taxman

6. A Hard Day's Night

7. Help!

8. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!

9. I Saw Her Standing There

10. Ticket To Ride

11. Helter Skelter

12. Paperback Writer

13. All My Loving

14. Eight Days A Week

15. Come Together (guest appearance by Billy Preston)

16. Band On The Run

17. In My Life

18. My Sweet Lord

19. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

20. Imagine

21. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (guest appearance by Eric Clapton)

22. This Boy

23. Get Back (guest appearance by Billy Preston)

24. It Don't Come Easy

25. Can't Buy Me Love

26. Twist And Shout

27. The End

 

Encore:

28. Free As A Bird (guest appearance by Jeff Lynne)

29. Love Me Do

30. Hey Bulldog

31. Money (That's What I Want) (guest appearance by George Martin on piano)

32. Real Love (guest appearance by Jeff Lynne)

33. All You Need Is Love (maybe a few guest appearances on backing vocals, George Martin on piano and Billy Preston on keyboards)

 

Looking this back over, maybe I was a bit too John-heavy in the song selection.

Now I'm sad that this can't happen.

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