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Changes you would make to each album?
1 June 2017
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I saw a post recently where somebody talked about how they would perfect With The Beatles (adding in I Want To, She Loves You etc) and it got me thinking how I would perfect all of their albums, if I had been Sir George Martin back in the day. I'm only going to Rubber Soul onward for now.

Rubber Soul :

Get rid of What Goes On , Run For Your Life and Drive My Car . Use Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out to open each side and close the album with In My Life .

Revolver :

Pretty much perfect, though I would swap Doctor Robert for Rain maybe.

Sgt Pepper :

Get rid of Lovely Rita , and include All You Need Is Love (Yes I know it was written/released after) at the start of side 2. And have some more reminders what the album is about, maybe just sounds of instruments tuning up between songs or something.

The White Album :

I would include Lady Madonna , The Inner Light and the acoustic version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps , possibly swapping out for Bungalow Bill, Rocky Raccoon and Piggies . Though I would find some other spot for BB's Spanish guitar and Piggies ' harpsichord. 

Abbey Road :

I would get rid of Maxwell and Octopus, then shunt Here Comes The Sun and Because onto side 1, leaving side 2 for the medley alone.

Let It Be

Keep The Long And Winding Road as a single, or perhaps as the closing track. Present the album as more of a live album. Cut out Maggie Mae , Dig It and For You Blue and include the rooftop version of Don't Let Me Down . Have the album version of Let It Be as the opening track rather than Two Of Us . As with Sgt Pepper I would include reminders of what the album is about, i.e snippets of conversation between songs to give a sense of cohesion.

And there we are. What would your perfect versions be?

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I'll just post a whole dream discography:

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Please Please Me

Release Date:

22 March 1963

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

32:45

Tracklisting:

Side A:

I Saw Her Standing There

Misery

Anna (Go To Him)

Chains

Boys

Ask Me Why

Please Please Me

Side B:

Love Me Do

P.S. I Love You

Baby It's You

Do You Want To Know A Secret

A Taste Of Honey

There's A Place

Twist And Shout

Releases:

Mono LP (22 March 1963)

Stereo LP (22 March 1963)

Reel to reel (5 May 1963)

8 track (31 January 1968)

Cassette (31 January 1968)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

Love Me Do * b/w P.S. I Love You (5 October 1962)

Please Please Me b/w Ask Me Why (11 January 1963)

Twist And Shout b/w I Saw Her Standing There (2 May 1963)

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Non-album single:

From Me To You b/w Thank You Girl

Release Date:

12 April 1963

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Non-album single:

She Loves You b/w I'll Get You

Release Date:

23 August 1963

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With The Beatles

Release Date:

22 November 1963

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

32:24

Tracklisting:

Side A:

It Won't Be Long

All I've Got To Do

All My Loving

Don't Bother Me

Little Child

Till There Was You

Please Mister Postman

Side B:

Roll Over Beethoven

Hold Me Tight

You Really Got A Hold On Me

I Wanna Be Your Man

Devil In Her Heart

Not A Second Time

Money (That's What I Want)

Releases:

Mono LP (22 November 1963)

Stereo LP (22 November 1963)

Reel to reel (22 December 1963)

8 track (31 January 1968)

Cassette (13 January 1968)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

All My Loving b/w It Won't Be Long (17 October 1963)

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Non-album single:

I Want To Hold Your Hand b/w This Boy

Release Date:

29 November 1963

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Long Tall Sally

Release Date:

19 June 1964

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

36:42

Tracklisting:

Side A:

Long Tall Sally

How Do You Do It

From Me To You

Thank You Girl

Besame Mucho

She Loves You

I'll Get You

One After 909

Side B:

I Want To Hold Your Hand

My Bonnie

Ain't She Sweet

I Call Your Name

Slow Down

Matchbox

Cry For A Shadow

This Boy

Releases:

Mono LP (19 June 1964)

Stereo LP (19 June 1964)

Reel to reel (19 July 1964)

8 track (31 January 1968)

Cassette (31 January 1968)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

From Me To You b/w Thank You Girl (11 April 1963)

She Loves You b/w I'll Get You (23 August 1963)

I Want To Hold Your Hand b/w This Boy (29 November 1963)

Long Tall Sally b/w Cry For A Shadow (1 June 1964)

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A Hard Day's Night

Release Date:

10 July 1964

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

30:13

Tracklisting:

Side A:

A Hard Day's Night

I Should Have Known Better

If I Fell

I'm Happy Just To Dance With You

And I Love Her

Tell Me Why

Can't Buy Me Love

Side B:

Any Time At All

I'll Cry Instead

Things We Said Today

When I Get Home

You Can't Do That

I'll Be Back

Releases:

Mono LP (10 July 1964)

Stereo LP (10 July 1964)

Reel to reel (10 August 1964)

8 track (31 January 1968)

Cassette (31 January 1968)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

Can't Buy Me b/w You Can't Do That (26 March 1964)

A Hard Day's Night b/w I Should Have Known Better (10 July 1964)

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Beatles For Sale

Release Date:

4 December 1964

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

34:13

Tracklisting:

Side A:

No Reply

I'm A Loser

Baby's In Black

Rock And Roll Music

I'll Follow The Sun

Mr. Moonlight

Kansas City *

Side B:

Eight Days A Week

Words Of Love

Honey Don't

Every Little Thing

I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

What You're Doing

Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

Releases:

Mono LP (4 December 1964)

Stereo LP (4 December 1964)

Reel to reel (4 January 1965)

8 track (31 January 1968)

Cassette (31 January 1968)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

Eight Days A Week b/w I'll Follow The Sun (15 November 1964)

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Non-album single:

I Feel Fine b/w She's A Woman

Release Date:

4 December 1964

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Help !

Release Date:

6 August 1965

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

39:20

Tracklisting:

Side A:

Help !*

The Night Before

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

I Need You

Yes It Is

Another Girl

Ticket To Ride

You're Going To Lose That Girl

Side B:

Act Naturally

It's Only Love

Bad Boy

I've Just Seen A Face

Yesterday

Dizzy Miss Lizzy

I'm Down

Releases:

Mono LP (6 August 1965)

Stereo LP (6 August 1965)

Reel to reel (6 September 1965)

8 track (31 January 1968)

Cassette (31 January 1968)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

Ticket To Ride b/w You Like Me Too Much (9 April 1965)

Help ! b/w You're Going To Lose That Girl (23 July 1965)

Yesterday b/w The Night Before (13 September 1965)

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Rubber Soul

Release Date:

3 December 1965

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

34:46

Tracklisting:

Side A:

Drive My Car

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

We Can Work It Out

Nowhere Man

Think For Yourself

The Word

Michelle

Side B:

Day Tripper

Girl

I'm Looking Through You

In My Life

Wait

If I Needed Someone

Run For Your Life

Releases:

Mono LP (3 December 1965)

Stereo LP (3 December 1965)

Reel to reel (3 December 1965)

8 track (11 March 1966)

Cassette (31 January 1968)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

Day Tripper /We Can Work It Out (3 December 1965)

Nowhere Man b/w Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (21 February 1966)

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Live At The NME

Release Date:

8 May 1966

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

28:03

Tracklisting:

Side A:

Drive My Car

Nowhere Man

I Feel Fine

We Can Work It Out

Baby's In Black

In My Life

Side B:

Help !

Yesterday

If I Needed Someone

Act Naturally

Day Tripper

I'm Down

Releases:

Mono LP (8 May 1966)

Stereo LP (8 May 1966)

Reel to reel (1 June 1966)

8 track (1 June 1966)

Cassette (31 January 1968)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

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Non-album single:

Paperback Writer b/w Rain

Release Date:

10 June 1966

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Revolver

Release Date:

5 August 1966

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

34:43

Tracklisting:

Side A:

Taxman

Eleanor Rigby

I'm Only Sleeping

Love You To

Here There And Everywhere

Yellow Submarine

She Said, She Said

Side B:

Good Day Sunshine

And Your Bird Can Sing

For No One

Doctor Robert

I Want To Tell You

Got To Get You Into My Life

Tomorrow Never Knows

Releases:

Mono LP (5 August 1966)

Stereo LP (5 August 1966)

Reel to reel (5 August 1966)

8 track (5 August 1966)

Cassette (31 January 1968)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

Eleanor Rigby /Yellow Submarine (5 August 1966)

Got To Get You Into My Life b/w Love You To (28 September 1966)

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A Collection Of Beatles Outtakes

Release Date:

8 December 1966

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

33:34

Tracklisting:

Side A:

Paperback Writer

I Feel Fine

You Won't See Me

She's A Woman

What Goes On

Side B:

Leave My Kitten Alone

You Like Me Too Much

If You've Got Trouble

That Means A Lot

Rock And Roll Blues*

Rain

Releases:

Mono LP (8 December 1966)

Stereo LP (8 December 1966)

Reel to reel (11 December 1966)

8 track (12 December 1966)

Cassette (14 December 1966)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

I Feel Fine b/w She's A Woman (4 December 1964)

Paperback Writer b/w Rain (10 June 1966)

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Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Release Date:

26 May 1967

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, 4 track, PlayTape, CD, MiniDisc, Digital download

Length:

39:52

Tracklisting:

Side A:

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

With A Little Help From My Friends

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Getting Better

Fixing A Hole

She's Leaving Home

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

Side B:

Within You Without You

When I'm 64

Lovely Rita

Good Morning, Good Morning

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

A Day In The Life

Releases:

Mono LP (26 May 1967)

Stereo LP (26 May 1967)

Reel to reel (26 May 1967)

8 track (26 May 1967)

Cassette (1 June 1967)

4 track (1 June 1967)

PlayTape (1 June 1967)

CD (21 July 1987)

MiniDisc (26 May 1997)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

A Day In The Life b/w Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (26 May 1967)

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Magical Mystery Tour

Release Date:

27 November 1967

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

40:38

Tracklisting:

Side A:

Magical Mystery Tour

Your Mother Should Know

I Am The Walrus

The Fool On The Hill

Flying *

Blue Jay Way

Side B:

Hello, Goodbye

Strawberry Fields Forever

Penny Lane

Baby You're A Rich Man

All You Need Is Love

Releases:

Mono LP (27 November 1967)

Stereo LP (27 November 1967)

Reel to reel (27 November 1967)

8 track (27 November 1967)

Cassette (31 January 1968)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

Strawberry Fields Forever /Penny Lane (13 February 1967)

All You Need Is Love b/w Flying (7 July 1967)

Hello, Goodbye b/w I Am The Walrus (27 November 1967)

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Yellow Submarine

Release Date:

5 June 1968

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

28:20

Side A:

Only A Northern Song

All Together Now

Hey Bulldog

It's All Too Much *

Side B:

Lady Madonna

The Inner Light

Across The Universe *

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Releases:

Mono LP (5 June 1968)

Stereo LP (5 June 1968)

Reel to reel (5 June 1968)

8 track (5 June 1968)

Cassette (5 June 1968)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

Lady Madonna /Hey Bulldog (11 March 1968)

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The Beatles

Release Date:

22 November 1968

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, MiniDisc, Digital download

Length:

74:52

Tracklisting:

Side A:

Back In The U.S.S.R.

Dear Prudence

Glass Onion

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill *

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Martha My Dear

I'm So Tired

Blackbird

Don't Pass Me By

Why Don't We Do It In The Road?

Side B:

Birthday

Yer Blues

Mother Nature's Son

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

Sexy Sadie

Helter Skelter

Revolution

Honey Pie

Savoy Truffle

Cry Baby Cry *

Hey Jude

Releases:

Mono LP (22 November 1968)

Stereo LP (22 November 1968)

Reel to reel (22 November 1968)

8 track (22 November 1968)

Cassette (22 November 1968)

CD (21 July 1987)

MiniDisc (26 May 1997)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

Hey Jude b/w Revolution (30 August 1968)

Birthday b/w While My Guitar Gently Weeps (22 November 1968)

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Get Back

Release Date:

11 April 1969

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

55:06

Tracklisting:

Side A:

Two Of Us

Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Across The Universe *

For You Blue

Rock And Roll Medley*

Dig It

The Long And Winding Road *

Let It Be *

Side B:*

Get Back

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Don't Let Me Down

One After 909

Dig A Pony

I've Got A Feeling

Get Back (Reprise)

Releases:

LP (11 April 1969)

Reel to reel (11 April 1969)

8 track (11 April 1969)

Cassette (11 April 1969)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

Get Back b/w Don't Let Me Down (11 April 1969)

Let It Be b/w Two Of Us /Maggie Mae (4 July 1969)

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Abbey Road

Release Date:

26 September 1969

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, MiniDisc, Digital download

Length:

47:49

Tracklisting:

Side A:

Come Together

Something

Cold Turkey

Oh! Darling

Octopus's Garden

Old Brown Shoe

The Ballad Of John And Yoko

Side B:

Here Comes The Sun

Because

You Never Give Me Your Money

Sun King

Mean Mr. Mustard

Polythene Pam

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Golden Slumbers

Carry That Weight

The End

Releases:

LP (26 September 1969)

Reel to reel (26 September 1969)

8 track (26 September 1969)

Cassette (26 September 1969)

CD (21 July 1987)

MiniDisc (26 May 1997)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

Singles:

Come Together /Here Comes The Sun (26 September 1969)

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The Last Waltz

Release Date:

10 April 1970

Format:

LP, Reel to reel, 8 track, Cassette, CD, Digital download

Length:

35:10

Tracklisting:

Side A:

I Me Mine

What's The New Mary Jane

Not Guilty

Piggies

Wild Honey Pie

Rocky Raccoon

Side B:

Long Long Long

I Will

Julia

Revolution 9

Good Night

Releases:

LP (10 April 1970)

Reel to reel (10 April 1970)

8 track (10 April 1970)

Cassette (10 April 1970)

CD (21 July 1987)

Digital download (9 September 2009)

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Non-album single:

Free As A Bird b/w Real Love /Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

Release Date:

21 July 1995

*Love Me Do on everything except for the original single is the 9/11 version, Flying and It's All Too Much use their extended versions, The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill has it's intro solo removed, Cry Baby Cry has no Can You Take Me Back, no songs have Phil Spector orchestration, Get Back Reprise is the outro of Get Back that is only on the single version.

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I think you do a pretty good job there - very thorough! Until the Get Back /Abbey Road era. No I Want You on Abbey Road ? I would make a few minor improvements to both Abbey Road and Let It Be but I do think you go too far. Maxwell's Silver Hammer and I Want You are far too produced and precise to fit in there.

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Here's my perfect versions of a few album plus greatest hits.

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My 'perfect' Let It Be :

The above image would be the cover, though with a red background and obviously saying Let It Be instead of 1966-70.

Side 1

1. Let It Be

2. I've Got A Feeling

3. Old Brown Shoe

4. Dig A Pony

5. Across The Universe

6. Don't Let Me Down

Side 2 

7. I Me Mine  

8. Two Of Us

9. One After 909

10. Get Back  

11. The Long And Winding Road

Singles: Let It Be //The Ballad Of John & Yoko

           Get Back //The Long And Winding Road

My 'perfect' Rubber Soul :

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Side 1:

1. Day Tripper

2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

3. You Won't See Me

4. Girl

5. Think For Yourself

6. I'm Looking Through You

Side 2:

7. We Can Work It Out

8. Nowhere Man

9. Michelle

10. Wait

11. If I Needed Someone

12. In My Life

Singles: Day Tripper //We Can Work It Out

           In My Life //The Word

My perfect Beatles live EP:

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'The Beatles Live In Concert 1963-66'

Released after they finished touring in 1966.

Side 1:

1. Ticket To Ride (Live At Wembley Stadium, 1965)

2. Yesterday (Live In Blackpool, 1965)

3. Day Tripper (Live In San Francisco, 1966)

4. I Saw Her Standing There (Live in Stockholm, 1963)

5. She Loves You (Live on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1964)

6. Twist And Shout (Live in Stockholm, 1963)

My 'perfect' Beatles Greatest Hits:

Released in 1970.

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'The Beatles: Greatest Hits'

Side 1: 'The Early Years'

1. I Saw Her Standing There

2. She Loves You

3. I Want To Hold Your Hand

4. A Hard Day's Night

5. Can't Buy Me Love

6. Eight Days A Week

Side 2: 'Beatlemania'

1. Help !

2. Ticket To Ride

3. Yesterday

4. Day Tripper

5. We Can Work It Out

6. In My Life

Side 3: 'The Summers Of Love'

1. Paperback Writer

2. Eleanor Rigby

3. And Your Bird Can Sing

4. Strawberry Fields Forever

5. With A Little Help From My Friends

6. A Day In The Life

Side 4: 'Don't Make It Bad'

1. Hey Jude

2. Lady Madonna

3. Something

4. Come Together

5. Let It Be

6. The Long And Winding Road

My 'perfect' Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Side 1:

1. Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

2. With A Little Help From My Friends

3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

4. She's Leaving Home

5. Hello, Goodbye

6. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite !

Side 2:

1. All You Need Is Love

2. Getting Better

3. Within You Without You

4. When I'm Sixty Four

5. Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

6. A Day In The Life

Hidden Track: Good Morning Good Morning

Singles: Strawberry Fields Forever //Fixing A Hole

          Penny Lane //Lovely Rita

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Another one - Unreleased tracks

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'The Beatles Never Heard Before'

Released hopefully sometime soon!

Side 1:

1. Helter Skelter (27 Minute Version)

Side 2:

1. Carnival Of Light

Side 3:

1. Full Set From The Cavern Club

Side 4:

1. It's All To Much (Extended version)

2. Dig It (Extended version)

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There's a reason why I put those there. Maxwell's Silver Hammer was in the Let It Be film, so I think that it should be on it's respective album. As for I Want You (She's So Heavy), they played a brief piece of it during the rooftop concert, so I thought it should be on the album as well, although I can understand you here. Also, since I'm adding an element of fantasy with this, in my version of the rooftop concert, they play the full song.

The main change I would make though is replacing Revolution 9 and Good Night with Hey Jude , I sure wish The Beatles didn't have that stupid rule about not putting singles on albums and releasing album tracks as singles.

Tell you what, I'll make 2 perfect discographies, 1 that has some fantasy involved and 1 that's realistic:

Fantasy:

"Please Please Me " (1963)

Side A:

I Saw Her Standing There

Misery

Anna (Go To Him)

Chains

Boys

Ask Me Why

Please Please Me

Side B:

Love Me Do

P.S. I Love You

Baby It's You

Do You Want To Know A Secret

A Taste Of Honey

There's A Place

Twist And Shout

"With The Beatles " (1963)

Side A:

It Won't Be Long

All I've Got To Do

All My Loving

Don't Bother Me

Little Child

Till There Was You

Please Mister Postman

Side B:

Roll Over Beethoven

Hold Me Tight

You Really Got A Hold On Me

I Wanna Be Your Man

Devil In Her Heart

Not A Second Time

Money (That's What I Want)

"Long Tall Sally " (1964)

Side A:

Long Tall Sally

How Do You Do It

From Me To You

Thank You Girl

Besame Mucho

She Loves You

I'll Get You

One After 909

Side B:

I Want To Hold Your Hand

My Bonnie

Ain't She Sweet

I Call Your Name

Slow Down

Matchbox

Cry For A Shadow

This Boy

"A Hard Day's Night " (1964)

Side A:

A Hard Day's Night

I Should Have Known Better

If I Fell

I'm Happy Just To Dance With You

And I Love Her

Tell Me Why

Can't Buy Me Love

Side B:

Any Time At All

I'll Cry Instead

Things We Said Today

When I Get Home

You Can't Do That

I'll Be Back

"Beatles For Sale " (1964)

Side A:

No Reply

I'm A Loser

Baby's In Black

Rock And Roll Music

I'll Follow The Sun

Mr. Moonlight

Kansas City *includes Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

Side B:

Eight Days A Week

Words Of Love

Honey Don't

Every Little Thing

I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

What You're Doing

Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

"Help !" (1965)

Side A:

Help! *with James Bond intro

The Night Before

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

I Need You

Yes It Is

Another Girl

Ticket To Ride

You're Going To Lose That Girl

Side B:

Act Naturally

It's Only Love

Bad Boy

I've Just Seen A Face

Yesterday

Dizzy Miss Lizzy

I'm Down

"Rubber Soul " (1965)

Side A:

Drive My Car

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

We Can Work It Out

Nowhere Man

Think For Yourself

The Word

Michelle

Side B:

Day Tripper

Girl

I'm Looking Through You

In My Life

Wait

If I Needed Someone

Run For Your Life

"Live At The NME" (1966) *live album

Side A:

Drive My Car

Nowhere Man

I Feel Fine

We Can Work It Out

Baby's In Black

In My Life

Side B:

Help!

Yesterday

If I Needed Someone

Act Naturally

Day Tripper

I'm Down

"Revolver " (1966)

Side A:

Taxman

Eleanor Rigby

I'm Only Sleeping

Love You To

Here, There And Everywhere

Yellow Submarine

She Said, She Said

Side B:

Good Day Sunshine

And Your Bird Can Sing

For No One

Doctor Robert

I Want To Tell You

Got To Get You Into My Life

Tomorrow Never Knows

"A Collection Of Beatles Outtakes" (1966)

Side A:

Paperback Writer

I Feel Fine

You Won't See Me

She's A Woman

What Goes On

Side B:

Leave My Kitten Alone

You Like Me Too Much

If You've Got Trouble

That Means A Lot

Rock And Roll Blues *AKA 12 Bar Original

Rain

"Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1967)

Side A:

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

With A Little Help From My Friends

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Getting Better

Fixing A Hole

She's Leaving Home

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

Side B:

Within You Without You

When I'm Sixty Four

Lovely Rita

Good Morning, Good Morning

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

A Day In The Life

"Magical Mystery Tour " (1967)

Side A:

Magical Mystery Tour

Your Mother Should Know

I Am The Walrus

The Fool On The Hill

Flying *extended version

Blue Jay Way

Side B:

Hello, Goodbye

Strawberry Fields Forever

Penny Lane

Baby, You're A Rich Man

All You Need Is Love

"Yellow Submarine " (1968)

Side A:

Only A Northern Song

All Together Now

Hey Bulldog

It's All Too Much *extended version

Side B:

Lady Madonna

The Inner Light

Across The Universe *acoustic guitar and vocals, speed unaltered

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

"The Beatles" (1968)

Side A:

Back In The U.S.S.R.

Dear Prudence

Glass Onion

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill *no guitar intro

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Martha My Dear

I'm So Tired

Blackbird

Don't Pass Me By

Why Don't We Do It In The Road?

Side B:

Birthday

Yer Blues

Mother Nature's Son

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

Sexy Sadie

Helter Skelter

Revolution

Honey Pie

Savoy Truffle

Cry Baby Cry *no Can You Take Me Back

Hey Jude

"Get Back " (1969)

Side A:

Two Of Us

Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Across The Universe *everything except Phil Spector overdubs

For You Blue

Rock And Roll Medley *Rip It Up/Shake Rattle And Roll

Dig It *film version

The Long And Winding Road *film version

Let It Be *film version

Side B: *Rooftop concert

Get Back

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Don't Let Me Down

One After 909

Dig A Pony

I've Got A Feeling

Get Back (Reprise) *single version outro

"Abbey Road " (1969)

Side A:

Come Together

Something

Cold Turkey *this version includes all 4 Beatles

Oh! Darling

Octopus's Garden

Old Brown Shoe

The Ballad Of John And Yoko

Side B:

Here Comes The Sun

Because

You Never Give Me Your Money

Sun King

Mean Mr. Mustard

Polythene Pam

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Golden Slumbers

Carry That Weight

The End

"The Last Waltz" (1970)

Side A:

I Me Mine

What's The New Mary Jane

Not Guilty

Piggies

Wild Honey Pie

Rocky Raccoon

Side B:

Long Long Long

I Will

Julia

Revolution 9

Good Night

Realistic:

"Please Please Me " (1963)

Side A:

I Saw Her Standing There

Misery

Anna (Go To Him)

Chains

Boys

Ask Me Why

Please Please Me

Side B:

Love Me Do

P.S. I Love You

Baby It's You

Do You Want To Know A Secret

A Taste Of Honey

There's A Place

Twist And Shout

"With The Beatles " (1963)

Side A:

It Won't Be Long

All I've Got To Do

All My Loving

Don't Bother Me

Little Child

Till There Was You

Please Mister Postman

Side B:

Roll Over Beethoven

Hold Me Tight

You Really Got A Hold On Me

I Wanna Be Your Man

Devil In Her Heart

Not A Second Time

Money (That's What I Want)

"Long Tall Sally " (1964)

Side A:

Long Tall Sally

How Do You Do It

From Me To You

Thank You Girl

Besame Mucho

She Loves You

I'll Get You

One After 909

Side B:

I Want To Hold Your Hand

My Bonnie

Ain't She Sweet

I Call Your Name

Slow Down

Matchbox

Cry For A Shadow

This Boy

"A Hard Day's Night " (1964)

Side A:

A Hard Day's Night

I Should Have Known Better

If I Fell

I'm Happy Just To Dance With You

And I Love Her

Tell Me Why

Can't Buy Me Love

Side B:

Any Time At All

I'll Cry Instead

Things We Said Today

When I Get Home

You Can't Do That

I'll Be Back

"Beatles For Sale " (1964)

Side A:

No Reply

I'm A Loser

Baby's In Black

Rock And Roll Music

I'll Follow The Sun

Mr. Moonlight

Kansas City /Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

Side B:

Eight Days A Week

Words Of Love

Honey Don't

Every Little Thing

I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

What You're Doing

Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

"Help !" (1965)

Side A:

Help!

The Night Before

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

I Need You

Yes It Is

Another Girl

Ticket To Ride

You're Going To Lose That Girl

Side B:

Act Naturally

It's Only Love

Bad Boy

I've Just Seen A Face

Yesterday

Dizzy Miss Lizzy

I'm Down

"Rubber Soul " (1965)

Side A:

Drive My Car

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

We Can Work It Out

Nowhere Man

Think For Yourself

The Word

Michelle

Side B:

Day Tripper

Girl

I'm Looking Through You

In My Life

Wait

If I Needed Someone

Run For Your Life

"Live At The NME" (1966) *live album

Side A:

I Feel Fine

Nowhere Man

Day Tripper

If I Needed Someone

I'm Down

Side B: *selections from Budokan

Rock And Roll Music

She's A Woman

Baby's In Black

Yesterday

Paperback Writer

"Revolver " (1966)

Side A:

Taxman

Eleanor Rigby

I'm Only Sleeping

Love You To

Here, There And Everywhere

Yellow Submarine

She Said, She Said

Side B:

Good Day Sunshine

And Your Bird Can Sing

For No One

Doctor Robert

I Want To Tell You

Got To Get You Into My Life

Tomorrow Never Knows

"A Collection Of Beatles Outtakes" (1966)

Side A:

Paperback Writer

I Feel Fine

You Won't See Me

She's A Woman

What Goes On

Side B:

Leave My Kitten Alone

You Like Me Too Much

If You've Got Trouble

That Means A Lot

12 Bar Original

Rain

"Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1967)

Side A:

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

With A Little Help From My Friends

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Getting Better

Fixing A Hole

She's Leaving Home

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

Side B:

Within You Without You

When I'm Sixty Four

Lovely Rita

Good Morning, Good Morning

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

A Day In The Life

"Magical Mystery Tour " (1967)

Side A:

Magical Mystery Tour

Your Mother Should Know

I Am The Walrus

The Fool On The Hill

Flying *extended version

Blue Jay Way

Side B:

Hello, Goodbye

Strawberry Fields Forever

Penny Lane

Baby, You're A Rich Man

All You Need Is Love

"Yellow Submarine " (1968)

Side A:

Only A Northern Song

All Together Now

Hey Bulldog

It's All Too Much *extended version

Side B:

Lady Madonna

The Inner Light

Across The Universe *acoustic guitar and vocals, speed unaltered

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

"The Beatles" (1968)

Side A:

Back In The U.S.S.R.

Dear Prudence

Glass Onion

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill *no guitar intro

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Martha My Dear

I'm So Tired

Blackbird

Don't Pass Me By

Why Don't We Do It In The Road?

Side B:

Birthday

Yer Blues

Mother Nature's Son

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

Sexy Sadie

Helter Skelter

Revolution

Honey Pie

Savoy Truffle

Cry Baby Cry *no Can You Take Me Back

Hey Jude

"Get Back " (1969)

Side A:

Two Of Us

Maxwell's Silver Hammer *film version

Across The Universe *everything except for Phil Spector overdubs

For You Blue

Blue Suede Shoes/Rip It Up/Shake Rattle And Roll

Dig It *film version

The Long And Winding Road *film version

Let It Be *film version

Side B: *Rooftop concert

Get Back

Don't Let Me Down

One After 909

Dig A Pony

I've Got A Feeling

Get Back (Reprise)

"Abbey Road " (1969)

Side A:

Come Together

Something

The Ballad Of John And Yoko

Oh! Darling

Octopus's Garden

I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Side B:

Here Comes The Sun

Because

You Never Give Me Your Money

Sun King

Mean Mr. Mustard

Polythene Pam

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Golden Slumbers

Carry That Weight

The End

"I Me Mine " (1970)

Side A:

I Me Mine

What's The New Mary Jane

Not Guilty

Jubilee

Wild Honey Pie

Old Brown Shoe

Side B:

Revolution 1

Long Long Long

I Will

Julia

Revolution 9

Good Night

Her Majesty

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I actually just got around to compiling The Beatles discography for use with an mp3 player. I did 2 versions, UK and US.

For the UK, i used mono for everything except Abbey Road and The Ballad Of John And Yoko single and did minimal changes. The only pre-Pepper change i did was use Matchbox as the 14th track on A Hard Day's Night , since the album needs a 14th track and a Ringo song and this one fits the bill perfectly.

For Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine , i made an 11 track album, with Side A being the UK MMT EP and Side B being the 5 tracks from Yellow Submarine that have yet to make a UK album appearance.

Instead of having Let It Be being the closer, i used Glynn John's original tracklisting of Get Back (minus the songs not featured in the film) but using the mixes featured on Let It Be (or in the case of Let It Be , Get Back , and Don't Let Me Down , Past Masters ) followed by Abbey Road .

Since it's safe to assume that had it been released on time there would've been a mono version (or at the very least a fold down), i folded down most of the tracks to mono with 3 exceptions. For Get Back and Don't Let Me Down (as well as Get Back (Reprise) which is just the finale from the single version of Get Back ) i used the original mono mixes and for The Long And Winding Road , i isolated the center channel so Phil's orchestra can't be heard.

For Abbey Road , i left it in stereo since this was recorded with stereo in mind and the stereo is great. I also placed Her Majesty in it's original position and removed the silence after The End , so now The End is The End .

As for the US versions, i went nuts:

For starters, i used stereo unless otherwise noted since stereo was more popular in America at the time. Also, all tracks are UK versions, that means no false start on I'm Looking Through You or surf intro on Help !. Finally, i decided to pretend that The Beatles didn't forbid Capitol from screwing with their releases so i could make more fantasy albums.

Meet The Beatles is unaltered. I Want To Hold Your Hand and This Boy in mono.

Twist And Shout is Please Please Me but opens with From Me To You and removes Misery and There's A Place . From Me To You , Love Me Do , and P.S. I Love You in mono.

Long Tall Sally is The Beatles Second Album but with Can't Buy Me Love in You Can't Do That 's original position and You Can't Do That before She Loves You . Can't Buy Me Love and She Loves You singles in mono.

A Hard Day's Night but with Can't Buy Me Love , You Can't Do That , and I'll Be Back replaced with Matchbox .

Beatles '65 is unaltered. She's A Woman and I Feel Fine in mono.

Beatles VI is unaltered. Yes It Is in mono.

Help ! is a 7 song EP that contains only the 7 movie songs. Ticket To Ride in mono.

Rubber Soul is unaltered from it's US version.

Yesterday And Today but with the 3 Revolver tracks replaced with Rain , Paperback Writer , and I'm Down . I'm Down in mono.

Revolver is unaltered.

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band is unaltered.

Magical Mystery Tour is unaltered. Tracks 9-11 in mono.

Yellow Submarine 's side A is unaltered (albeit using the Real Love version of Yellow Submarine ), side B consists of Across The Universe (charity version but at the correct speed and without the intro), Revolution 1 (which would've been titled Revolution ), Lady Madonna , The Inner Light , and You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (complete version). Lady Madonna and The Inner Light in mono.

Beatles '69 is the first 7 tracks of The Beatles for side A, and Blackbird , Revolution (which would've been titled Revolution 1 ), Hey Jude , Cry Baby Cry , and Good Night for side B.

A Doll's House is Birthday and Yer Blues followed by tracks 12-15 of The Beatles for side A, side B is Monkey, Mother Nature's Son , tracks 8-10, and Julia .

Abbey Road but the side openers are replaced with Sexy Sadie and Long, Long, Long and Oh! Darling and Because are also removed.

Come Together is Come Together , Don't Let Me Down , Oh! Darling , Helter Skelter , Let It Be (single version), Here Comes The Sun , Because , Old Brown Shoe , Get Back (single version), and The Ballad Of John And Yoko .

Let It Be but no Across The Universe or Get Back . For You Blue and The Long And Winding Road switch places.

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I've made a couple of 'new' albums to listen to on the computer recently.

One would be a hybrid of 'Please Please Me ' and 'With The Beatles ' and the other would be a hybrid of 'Beatles For Sale ' and 'Help '. I wouldn't have any cover versions at all on any of the albums, just let the best covers be on EPs or something? Although it was important in 1960s and early 1970s not to have singles on albums, to make the albums as good as possible, I would put the singles on the albums. To make the albums as good as possible I would only have 10 albums, all with self-penned songs. The early albums would follow the UK 14 song makeup with a song for Ringo if possible.

The first 5 albums!

Album 1 - Please Please Me / With the Beatles 1963

Album 2 - A Hard Day's Night 1964 (no change)

Album 3 - Beatles For Sale / Help 1965

Album 4: Rubber Soul 1965

Album 5: Revolver 1966

 

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Interesting thread

I'll see what I can do

 

Please Please Me & With the Beatles - I'd leave them as they are. Not that they are perfect but both names and covers are really memorable. And there is no track that it's atrocious.

A Hard Day's Night - Meh. I think I'd release two singles instead: And I Love Her /If I Fell - A Hard Day's Night /I Should Have Known Better. The rest would be on a soundtrack album or something. Don't really an album I adore.

Beatles For Sale - Not that it's perfect but I'd leave it as it is. The cover and name would follow up With the Beatles nicely. Most of the songs are okay. Close with I'll Follow The Sun this time.

Help ! - Same as A Hard Day's Night , I would leave most of it for an unofficial soundtrack album and I would make singles out of the most beloved songs such as Yesterday , Help !, Ticket To Ride and I've Just Seen A Face . I don't think the material is good or varied enough to fill a great album. Otherwise I would just take Dizzy Miss Lizzy out and make a 13 track album instead, if it was absolutely necessary.

Rubber Soul - Some time ago I discovered that there's some bad music in this album. Particularly What Goes On , and maybe Run For Your Life I would take out as well. Add We Can Work It Out and Day Tripper . Make In My Life the closer. Done.

Revolver - I wouldn't change the tracklist because I like every song but maybe get rid of fade-outs. This album is full of fade-outs every other song and they aren't even 4 minutes long. Adding some resolution to the tracks would make it even better.

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band & Magical Mystery Tour - Well it's tricky because I love MMT more than Sgt. Pepper but Pepper can't go y'know it's more influential. The cover and name stay of course. So take out When I'm Sixty-Four and Within You Without You , add Strawberry Fields Forever opening side B, followed by Penny Lane and Blue Jay Way (for George). Hello, Goodbye /I Am The Walrus and All You Need Is Love /Baby, You're a Rich Man stay as mad singles and you make an EP/soundtrack out of the remaining tracks just like originally and there is no MMT (I still love that album thougha-hard-days-night-paul-7)

White Album - I TURNED MYSELF INTO A SINGLE, MORTY. BOOM, BIG REVEAL, I'M A SINGLE. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? I TURNED MYSELF INTO A SINGLE! I'M SINGLE DIIIIIIIISC!!! And the rest just unreleased, who wants to actually hear Bungalow Bill anyway? For more information go to my single White Album post. I wouldn't change While My Guitar Gently Weeps because even though I prefer the acoustic version, I think the electric version following up Blackbird fits better. But I'd change Yer Blues for the Dirty Mac version. Dear Prudence would be better edited as the 2018 version, with the swirling guitar on both channels instead of just the right one.

Yellow Submarine - Unnecessary. Release it, but it shouldn't be cannon.

Abbey Road - Nothing, I think it's perfect. Love it.

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I would get rid of Maxwell and Octopus, then shunt Here Comes The Sun and Because onto side 1, leaving side 2 for the medley alone.

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NO NO NO NO DON'T YOU GET IT?!

I've always considered Here Comes The Sun and Because a part of the Medley. I know that they aren't but that's stupid. There is no connection between You Never Give Me Your Money to Sun King whatsoever, nor between Sun King to Mean Mr. Mustard & She Came In Through The Bathroom Window to Golden Slumbers . Why do we call it a Medley anyway? There are two Medleys actually and the first one starts with Mean Mr. Mustard cut it out. Sun King has the phrase "Here Comes The Sun ... king" and it has vocal harmonies reminiscent of Because and those harmonies are even referenced in the bridge of You Never Give Me Your Money . Side B (entirely) is just an endless cycle of self-reference, and Here Comes The Sun and Because would never fit Side A just as good. NO. Side B of Abbey Road is perfect cause very track compliments each other and Side A is perfect cause it's a mini-version of the White Album (think about it: 2 serious badass tracks for Lennon, 2 corny pretty songs for Paul, a stunning track for George and a good track from Ringo, miles away better than Don't Pass Me By if you ask me).

Let It Be - Prolly a lot like Naked. Just take out Maggi Mae, add Don't Let Me Down , fix Across The Universe and maybe (just maybe) add the full version of Dig It . Call it "Get Back " instead and put in the photo of the "old" Beatles imitating Please Please Me . You got yourself a realized discography. Fuck you Spector.

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If i were to do a no covers discography, i'd probably look something like this:

Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), Magical Mystery Tour (US, 1967), The BEATLES (1968), and Abbey Road (1969) would remain untouched

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Please Please Me With the Beatles - I've always felt this two albums are really similar, so I would just take out There's a Place (because it sounds like Chains but bad) out of Please Please Me and add All I've Got To Do . I'd use the With the Beatles cover and name but 13 of the songs would be from Please Please Me and the other 13 songs from With the Beatles I would just leave (if they're good, eg All My Loving ) for singles and (if they are bad) unreleased.

Please Please Me With the Beatles - I'd leave them as they are. Not that they are perfect but both names and covers are really memorable. And there is no track that it's atrocious. 

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I'd leave Please Please Me  the exact way it is, but I'd maybe switch around With the Beatles a bit-- take out "Little Child " and "I Wanna Be Your Man " and replace them with "She Loves You " and "I'll Get You " or "I Want To Hold Your Hand " and "This Boy ", but leave everything else. 

 A Hard Day's Night - Meh. I think I'd release two singles instead: And I Love Her /If I Fell - A Hard Day's Night /I Should Have Known Better. The rest would be on a soundtrack album or something. Don't really an album I adore.

*gasps in shock* 

I'd leave AHDN the exact way it is. The entire thing is a bop, I love every single track, and I see no point in trying to fix something that doesn't need to be fixed. 

Beatles For Sale - Not that it's perfect but I'd leave it as it is. The cover and name would follow up the fictional With the Beatles nicely. Most of the songs are okay. Close with I'll Follow The Sun this time. 

hmmm.....I would take out "Mr. Moonlight" and put in "I Call Your Name ". That would fit nicely, I think. I was gonna say we could slip in "Long Tall Sally " in there as well but Paul already has his Little Richard number and "Kansas City " does just fine in Beatles For Sale

*Edit: I agree. Close with "IFTS" 

Help ! - Same as A Hard Day's Night , I would leave most of it for an unofficial soundtrack album and I would make singles out of the most beloved songs such as Yesterday , Help !, Ticket To Ride and I've Just Seen A Face . I don't think the material is good or varied enough to fill a great album. Otherwise I would just take Dizzy Miss Lizzy out and make a 13 track album instead, if it was absolutely necessary.

*double gasp* tho I don't care too much for Dizzy Miss Lizzy  either tbh she can go but like leave everything else don't butcher my baby!

Rubber Soul - Some time ago I discovered that there's some bad music in this album. Particularly What Goes On , and maybe Run For Your Life I would take out as well. Add We Can Work It Out and Day Tripper . Make In My Life the closer. Done.

I would just leave everything on Rubber Soul the way it is and just slip in "We Can Work It Out " somewhere-- it can be done, I think. Also, I don't think that there's any bad music on Rubber Soul -- it's my favorite album, and though "What Goes On " is weaker than everything else on it, it's not bad, just incomparable

Revolver - I wouldn't change the tracklist because I like every song but maybe get rid of fade-outs. This album is full of fade-outs every other song and they aren't even 4 minutes long. Adding some resolution to the tracks would make it even better.

love Revolver  don't get me wrong but like there are a few tiny problems I'd like to address....

First, I'd fix the canon mix of "Eleanor Rigby ". Then, I'd take out "Yellow Submarine " and "Doctor Robert ," release them as a weird single deal, and then add in "Rain " and "Paperback Writer ." Boom! Done. Perfect. 

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band & Magical Mystery Tour - Well it's tricky because I love MMT more than Sgt. Pepper but Pepper can't go y'know it's more influential. The cover and name stay of course. So take out When I'm Sixty-Four and Within You Without You , add Strawberry Fields Forever , Penny Lane and Blue Jay Way (for George). Hello, Goodbye /I Am The Walrus and All You Need Is Love /Baby, You're a Rich Man stay as mad singles and you make an EP/soundtrack out of the remaining tracks just like originally and there is no MMT (I still love that album thougha-hard-days-night-paul-7)

Hmmmm..... I disagree. I would just leave them the way that they are. I can't imagine not having Pepper the way it is now-- "WI64" and "WYWY" has to stay, for me! 

White Album - I TURNED MYSELF INTO A SINGLE, MORTY. BOOM, BIG REVEAL, I'M A SINGLE. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? I TURNED MYSELF INTO A SINGLE! I'M SINGLE DIIIIIIIISC!!! And the rest just unreleased, who wants to actually hear Bungalow Bill anyway? For more information go to my single White Album post.  I wouldn't change While My Guitar Gently Weeps because even though I prefer the acoustic version, I think the electric version following up Blackbird fits better. But I'd change Yer Blues for the Dirty Mac version. Dear Prudence would be better edited as the 2018 version, with the swirling guitar on both channels instead of just the right one. 

No. Leave White Album the way she is-- she don't need to change. And would like to "actually hear" "Bungalow Bill" thank you very much! White Album  shouldn't be touched. Period. 

Yellow Submarine - Unnecessary. Release it, but it's not cannon.

Hmmmm....release George Martin's score for it on its own. But then take Side 1, cut out "Yellow Submarine " and "All You Need Is Love " and then release that as some sort of weird psychedelic EP called Hey Bulldog

With this track listing:

Side 1

1. Hey Bulldog

2. Only A Northern Song

Side 2

3. It's All Too Much

4. All Together Now

Abbey Road - Nothing, I think it's perfect. Love it.

I agree, except shorten "IWY(SSH)" 

Let It Be - Prolly a lot like Naked. Just take out Maggie Mae , add Don't Let Me Down , fix Across The Universe and maybe (just maybe) add the full version of Dig It .

Hmmmmm.....I actually don't know what I'd do with LIB .....prob just leave it the way it is? 

  

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A Hard Day's Night - Meh. I think I'd release two singles instead: And I Love Her /If I Fell - A Hard Day's Night /I Should Have Known Better. The rest would be on a soundtrack album or something. Don't really an album I adore.

But what's the point of a soundtrack album if half of the musical numbers (including the title track) are missing?

I've always considered Here Comes The Sun and Because a part of the Medley. I know that they aren't but that's stupid. There is no connection between You Never Give Me Your Money to Sun King whatsoever, nor between Sun King to Mean Mr. Mustard & She Came In Through The Bathroom Window to Golden Slumbers . Why do we call it a Medley anyway? There are two Medleys actually and the first one starts with Mean Mr. Mustard cut it out. Sun King has the phrase "Here Comes The Sun ... king" and it has vocal harmonies reminiscent of Because and those harmonies are even referenced in the bridge of You Never Give Me Your Money . Side B (entirely) is just an endless cycle of self-reference, and Here Comes The Sun and Because would never fit Side A just as good. NO. Side B of Abbey Road is perfect cause very track compliments each other and Side A is perfect cause it's a mini-version of the White Album (think about it: 2 serious badass tracks for Lennon, 2 corny pretty songs for Paul, a stunning track for George and a good track from Ringo, miles away better than Don't Pass Me By if you ask me).

YNGMYM connects to Sun King with sound effects, Sun King connects to Mean Mr. Mustard with a drum fill over Sun King 's final guitar chord, only SCITTBW and Golden Slumbers have silence in-between them.

Also, while their final 3 albums have a more straightforward rock sound, Abbey Road sounds really polished compared to the other 2.

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Please Please Me With the Beatles - I've always felt this two albums are really similar, so I would just take out There's a Place (because it sounds like Chains but bad) out of Please Please Me and add All I've Got To Do . I'd use the With the Beatles cover and name but 13 of the songs would be from Please Please Me and the other 13 songs from With the Beatles I would just leave (if they're good, eg All My Loving ) for singles and (if they are bad) unreleased.

I'd leave Please Please Me  the exact way it is, but I'd maybe switch around With the Beatles a bit-- take out "Little Child " and "I Wanna Be Your Man " and replace them with "She Loves You " and "I'll Get You " or "I Want To Hold Your Hand " and "This Boy ", but leave everything else. 

 A Hard Day's Night - Meh. I think I'd release two singles instead: And I Love Her /If I Fell - A Hard Day's Night /I Should Have Known Better. The rest would be on a soundtrack album or something. Don't really an album I adore.

*gasps in shock* 

I'd leave AHDN the exact way it is. The entire thing is a bop, I love every single track, and I see no point in trying to fix something that doesn't need to be fixed. 

Beatles For Sale - Not that it's perfect but I'd leave it as it is. The cover and name would follow up the fictional With the Beatles nicely. Most of the songs are okay.

hmmm.....I would take out "Mr. Moonlight" and put in "I Call Your Name ". That would fit nicely, I think. I was gonna say we could slip in "Long Tall Sally " in there as well but Paul already has his Little Richard number and "Kansas City " does just fine in Beatles For Sale

Help ! - Same as A Hard Day's Night , I would leave most of it for an unofficial soundtrack album and I would make singles out of the most beloved songs such as Yesterday , Help !, Ticket To Ride and I've Just Seen A Face . I don't think the material is good or varied enough to fill a great album. Otherwise I would just take Dizzy Miss Lizzy out and make a 13 track album instead, if it was absolutely necessary.

*double gasp* tho I don't care too much for Dizzy Miss Lizzy  either tbh she can go but like leave everything else don't butcher my baby!

Rubber Soul - Some time ago I discovered that there's some bad music in this album. Particularly What Goes On , and maybe Run For Your Life I would take out as well. Add We Can Work It Out and Day Tripper . Done.

I would just leave everything on Rubber Soul the way it is and just slip in "We Can Work It Out " somewhere-- it can be done, I think. Also, I don't think that there's any bad music on Rubber Soul -- it's my favorite album, and though "What Goes On " is weaker than everything else on it, it's not bad, just incomparable

Revolver - I wouldn't change the tracklist because I like every song but maybe get rid of fade-outs. This album is full of fade-outs every other song and they aren't even 4 minutes long. Adding some resolution to the tracks would make it even better.

love Revolver  don't get me wrong but like there are a few tiny problems I'd like to address....

First, I'd fix the canon mix of "Eleanor Rigby ". Then, I'd take out "Yellow Submarine " and "Doctor Robert ," release them as a weird single deal, and then add in "Rain " and "Paperback Writer ." Boom! Done. Perfect. 

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band & Magical Mystery Tour - Well it's tricky because I love MMT more than Sgt. Pepper but Pepper can't go y'know it's more influential. The cover and name stay of course. So take out When I'm Sixty-Four and Within You Without You , add Strawberry Fields Forever , Penny Lane and Blue Jay Way (for George). Hello, Goodbye /I Am The Walrus and All You Need Is Love /Baby, You're a Rich Man stay as mad singles and you make an EP/soundtrack out of the remaining tracks just like originally and there is no MMT (I still love that album thougha-hard-days-night-paul-7)

Hmmmm..... I disagree. I would just leave them the way that they are. I can't imagine not having Pepper the way it is now-- "WI64" and "WYWY" has to stay, for me!

White Album - I TURNED MYSELF INTO A SINGLE, MORTY. BOOM, BIG REVEAL, I'M A SINGLE. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? I TURNED MYSELF INTO A SINGLE! I'M SINGLE DIIIIIIIISC!!! And the rest just unreleased, who wants to actually hear Bungalow Bill anyway? For more information go to my single White Album post.

No. Leave White Album the way she is-- she don't need to change. And would like to "actually hear" "Bungalow Bill" thank you very much! White Album  shouldn't be touched. Period. 

Yellow Submarine - Unnecessary. Release it, but it's not cannon.

Hmmmm....release George Martin's score for it on its own. But then take Side 1, cut out "Yellow Submarine " and "All You Need Is Love " and then release that as some sort of weird psychedelic EP called Hey Bulldog

With this track listing:

Side 1

1. Hey Bulldog

2. Only A Northern Song

Side 2

3. It's All Too Much

4. All Together Now

Abbey Road - Nothing, I think it's perfect. Love it.

I agree, except shorten "IWY(SSH)" 

Let It Be - Prolly a lot like Naked. Just take out Maggie Mae , add Don't Let Me Down , fix Across The Universe and maybe (just maybe) add the full version of Dig It .

Hmmmmm.....I actually don't know what I'd do with LIB .....prob just leave it the way it is? 

@lovelyritametermaid I edited my post because I didn't feel comfortable with some of the things I previously wrote so you might wanna revisit some of your responses.

Also White Album needs a serious changea-hard-days-night-paul-11

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But what's the point of a soundtrack album if half of the musical numbers (including the title track) are missing?

No no, they would be there, I never said otherwise. For example, I believe Can't Buy Me Love /You Can't Do That was already a single before A Hard Day's Night (the album) came out. So it would just be singles plus the album that has the singles inside of it. Although now that I'm thinking about it, it would probably be better as en EP, yeah, that would be prefect for me A Hard Day's Night "soundtrack EP"ahdn_george_08with non of the other borring shit on the original LP (I'm Happy Just To Dance With You - Tell Me Why - Any Time At All - I'll Cry Instead , I hate this track - When I Get Home - You Can't Do That - I'll Be Back )

YNGMYM connects to Sun King with sound effects, Sun King connects to Mean Mr. Mustard with a drum fill over Sun King 's final guitar chord, only SCITTBW and Golden Slumbers have silence in-between them.

I'm aware, but that's not a medley. That's a vague sound that transits from one to another. Not only it could easily be removed but it also could be very easily added to Because and Here Comes The Sun as well. Those sounds between YNGMYM and Sun King are just studio magic, the songs aren't connected, that is not a medley. As for Sun King /Mean Mr. Mustard, I GUESS you're right but they work as separated track just as well so I don't feel they are too intertwined to actually be called a medley. The way Mean Mr. Mustard transitions into Polythene Pam , now that is a medley.

Also thanks to the nameless moderator that erased that weird post that I had to edit outahdn_george_06

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I'd leave most as they were but certainly remove 'Dizzy Miss Lizzy ' as it simply does not work as the album closer after 'Yesterday ' and the other gentler numbers on side two. 'AHDN ' had 13 tracks, I'm happy for 'Help !' to do so as well. I'm also happy with the singles being stand-alones where applicable. 

If going solely to please my desires, I'd remove 'Hold Me Tight ' and throw in 'One After 909 ' (tho it may require a shuffling of the tracklisting) as well as ditching 'Kansas City ' on 'BFS' for 'Long Tall Sally '. 'Kansas' could then be added to the EP which is renamed 'Slow Down '. Suppose the Spector mix of 'ATU' would be replaced with either a completely different mix (the Glyn Johns one?) or simply adjust Spector's to the normal speed. 

Everything else I have no major issues with despite there being some tracks I'm not that enamoured with. 'The Beatles' is a sprawling mess but that's what makes it so brilliant, change that and you lose so much of its appeal. 

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Please Please Me With the Beatles - I've always felt this two albums are really similar, so I would just take out There's a Place (because it sounds like Chains but bad) out of Please Please Me and add All I've Got To Do . I'd use the With the Beatles cover and name but 13 of the songs would be from Please PleaseMe and the other 13 songs from With the Beatles I would just leave (if they're good, eg All My Loving ) for singles and (if they are bad) unreleased.

Please Please Me With the Beatles - I'd leave them as they are. Not that they are perfect but both names and covers are really memorable. And there is no track that it's atrocious. 

*Edit: paul-mccartney-thumb_gifpaul-mccartney-thumb_gifpaul-mccartney-thumb_gif 

I'd leave Please Please Me  the exact way it is, but I'd maybe switch around With the Beatles a bit-- take out "Little Child " and "I Wanna Be Your Man " and replace them with "She Loves You " and "I'll Get You " or "I Want To Hold Your Hand " and "This Boy ", but leave everything else. 

Actually I would like to see This Boy (and some of the other singles) on With the Beatles so yeah, sure. But I Wanna Be Your Man isn't that bad, it has energy. If I were to take a track off With the Beatles it would be Don't Bother Me (sorry George that melody sucksa-hard-days-night-paul-3) and some of the covers, Roll Over Beethoven mostly (it was overplayed even for the time and the performance ain't that gooda-hard-days-night-paul-3a-hard-days-night-paul-3).

 A Hard Day's Night - Meh. I think I'd release two singles instead: And I Love Her /If I Fell - A Hard Day's Night /I Should Have Known Better. The rest would be on a soundtrack album or something. Don't really an album I adore.

*gasps in shock* 

I'd leave AHDN the exact way it is. The entire thing is a bop, I love every single track, and I see no point in trying to fix something that doesn't need to be fixed. 

No, baby, that album is flooding with filler especially on side B. Make it an EP.

Beatles For Sale - Not that it's perfect but I'd leave it as it is. The cover and name would follow up the fictional With the Beatles nicely. Most of the songs are okay. Close withI'll Follow The Sun this time. 

hmmm.....I would take out "Mr. Moonlight" and put in "I Call Your Name ". That would fit nicely, I think. I was gonna say we could slip in "Long Tall Sally " in there as well but Paul already has his Little Richard number and "Kansas City " does just fine in Beatles For Sale

*Edit: I agree. Close with "IFTS"

I'm glad you agree with some of what I said, but

NO. Absolutely not. I think Mr. Moonlight is overhated and it's not the worst track off Beatles For Sale . I Call Your Name is one of their ugliest singles, what? no. If you want to take Mr. Moonlight out do it (not that it's fantastic or anything) but change it for something else, I don't know. What do we got? I Feel Fine ? She's A Woman ? Yes It Is ? Just not I Call Your Name , yuck.

Help ! - Same as A Hard Day's Night , I would leave most of it for an unofficial soundtrack album and I would make singles out of the most beloved songs such as Yesterday , Help !, Ticket To Ride and I've Just Seen A Face . I don't think the material is good or varied enough to fill a great album. Otherwise I would just take Dizzy Miss Lizzy out and make a 13 track album instead, if it was absolutely necessary.

*double gasp* tho I don't care too much for Dizzy Miss Lizzy  either tbh she can go but like leave everything else don't butcher my baby!

The filler on this album is worst than on A Hard Day's Night . Make it an EP x2

Rubber Soul - Some time ago I discovered that there's some bad music in this album. Particularly What Goes On , and maybe Run For Your Life I would take out as well. Add We Can Work It Out and Day Tripper . Make In My Life the closer. Done.

I would just leave everything on Rubber Soul the way it is and just slip in "We Can Work It Out " somewhere-- it can be done, I think. Also, I don't think that there's any bad music on Rubber Soul -- it's my favorite album, and though "What Goes On " is weaker than everything else on it, it's not bad, just incomparable

That Ringo song is annoying af and it ruins the album.

Revolver - I wouldn't change the tracklist because I like every song but maybe get rid of fade-outs. This album is full of fade-outs every other song and they aren't even 4 minutes long. Adding some resolution to the tracks would make it even better.

I love Revolver  don't get me wrong but like there are a few tiny problems I'd like to address....

First, I'd fix the canon mix of "Eleanor Rigby ". Then, I'd take out "Yellow Submarine " and "Doctor Robert ," release them as a weird single deal, and then add in "Rain " and "Paperback Writer ." Boom! Done. Perfect. 

MMMMMM tough decision because I kinda agree with you... Paperback Writer and Rain ARE amazing and they do sound Revolver -ish. Maybe Rain could close side A, Paperback Writer open side B. But I don't think Doctor Robert and Yellow Submarine are bad, I like those tracks. But maybe they could be singles...a-hard-days-night-ringo-13I dunno, I don't hate any song you just mentioned. Maybe a 16 track album? I mean, the album would still be under 40 minutes. Sure, it wouldn't totally fit with the Beatles' previous 14-track album tradition but maybe it would make it more... unique? UGH this is hard. Don't know, anything goes. Still, get rid of the fade outs.

As for the Eleanor Rigby mix, sure, why not, it could use some re-mixing.

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band & Magical Mystery Tour - Well it's tricky because I love MMT more than Sgt. Pepper but Pepper can't go y'know it's more influential. The cover and name stay of course. So take out When I'm Sixty-Four and Within You Without You , add Strawberry Fields Forever , Penny Lane and Blue Jay Way (for George). Hello, Goodbye /I Am The Walrus and All You Need Is Love /Baby, You're a Rich Man stay as mad singles and you make an EP/soundtrack out of the remaining tracks just like originally and there is no MMT (I still love that album thougha-hard-days-night-paul-7)

Hmmmm..... I disagree. I would just leave them the way that they are. I can't imagine not having Pepper the way it is now-- "WI64" and "WYWY" has to stay, for me! 

It's just that Within You Without You and When I'm Sixty-Four don't sound PEPPER y'know. They stick out like sore thumbs too much. Some of the MMT tracks would ease that feeling for me.

White Album - I TURNED MYSELF INTO A SINGLE, MORTY. BOOM, BIG REVEAL, I'M A SINGLE. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? I TURNED MYSELF INTO A SINGLE! I'M SINGLE DIIIIIIIISC!!! And the rest just unreleased, who wants to actually hear Bungalow Bill anyway? For more information go to my single White Album post. I wouldn't change While My Guitar Gently Weeps because even though I prefer the acoustic version, I think the electric version following up Blackbird fits better. But I'd change Yer Blues for the Dirty Mac version. Dear Prudence would be better edited as the 2018 version, with the swirling guitar on both channels instead of just the right one. 

No. Leave White Album the way she is-- she don't need to change. And would like to "actually hear" "Bungalow Bill" thank you very much! White Album  shouldn't be touched. Period.

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Yellow Submarine - Unnecessary. Release it, but it's not cannon.

Hmmmm....release George Martin's score for it on its own. But then take Side 1, cut out "Yellow Submarine " and "All You Need Is Love " and then release that as some sort of weird psychedelic EP called Hey Bulldog

With this track listing:

Side 1

1. Hey Bulldog

2. Only A Northern Song

Side 2

3. It's All Too Much

4. All Together Now

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Abbey Road - Nothing, I think it's perfect. Love it.

I agree, except shorten "IWY(SSH)" 

Agree, that ending is too long-winded.

Let It Be - Prolly a lot like Naked. Just take out Maggie Mae , add Don't Let Me Down , fix Across The Universe and maybe (just maybe) add the full version of Dig It .

Hmmmmm.....I actually don't know what I'd do with LIB .....prob just leave it the way it is? 

Maybe. I don't know, it's imperfectness might be appealing in some way, but if I were George Martin and I WAS working in Let It Be that's how I would do it.

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Please Please Me With the Beatles - I've always felt this two albums are really similar, so I would just take out There's a Place (because it sounds like Chains but bad) out of Please Please Me and add All I've Got To Do . I'd use the With the Beatles cover and name but 13 of the songs would be from Please PleaseMe and the other 13 songs from With the Beatles I would just leave (if they're good, eg All My Loving ) for singles and (if they are bad) unreleased.

Please Please Me With the Beatles - I'd leave them as they are. Not that they are perfect but both names and covers are really memorable. And there is no track that it's atrocious. 

*Edit: paul-mccartney-thumb_gifpaul-mccartney-thumb_gifpaul-mccartney-thumb_gif 

I'd leave Please Please Me  the exact way it is, but I'd maybe switch around With the Beatles a bit-- take out "Little Child " and "I Wanna Be Your Man " and replace them with "She Loves You " and "I'll Get You " or "I Want To Hold Your Hand " and "This Boy ", but leave everything else. 

Actually I would like to see This Boy (and some of the other singles) on With the Beatles so yeah, sure. But I Wanna Be Your Man isn't that bad, it has energy. If I were to take a track off With the Beatles it would be Don't Bother Me (sorry George that melody sucksa-hard-days-night-paul-3) and some of the covers, Roll Over Beethoven mostly (it was overplayed even for the time and the performance ain't that gooda-hard-days-night-paul-3a-hard-days-night-paul-3).

 A Hard Day's Night - Meh. I think I'd release two singles instead: And I Love Her /If I Fell - A Hard Day's Night /I Should Have Known Better. The rest would be on a soundtrack album or something. Don't really an album I adore.

*gasps in shock* 

I'd leave AHDN the exact way it is. The entire thing is a bop, I love every single track, and I see no point in trying to fix something that doesn't need to be fixed. 

No, baby, that album is flooding with filler especially on side B. Make it an EP.

Literally I--- *sighs*

It just pains me to just dismiss all those great tracks on Help ! and AHDN as filler. And you just throw around the word "filler" too without actually, y'know, talking about the songs individually. They're good ass songs. Like-- literally there are so many great songs that would've freaking made a whole entire career for any other band! 

Geez-- Can someone else please back me up on this?? a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-paul-10

 

Beatles For Sale - Not that it's perfect but I'd leave it as it is. The cover and name would follow up the fictional With the Beatles nicely. Most of the songs are okay. Close withI'll Follow The Sun this time. 

hmmm.....I would take out "Mr. Moonlight" and put in "I Call Your Name ". That would fit nicely, I think. I was gonna say we could slip in "Long Tall Sally " in there as well but Paul already has his Little Richard number and "Kansas City " does just fine in Beatles For Sale

*Edit: I agree. Close with "IFTS"

I'm glad you agree with some of what I said, but

 

NO. Absolutely not. I think Mr. Moonlight is overhated and it's not the worst track off Beatles For Sale . I Call Your Name is one of their ugliest singles, what? no. If you want to take Mr. Moonlight out do it (not that it's fantastic or anything) but change it for something else, I don't know. What do we got? I Feel Fine ? She's A Woman ? Yes It Is ? Just not I Call Your Name , yuck.

I am a firm fan of "ICYN"-- it's not terrific or astounding, but, IMO, it's a good-enough, catchy track. I don't find it ugly-- maybe it needs a bit of polishing in the production area but still. And yeah you could put "She's A Woman " or "I Feel Fine " on there, but they, for me, would seem more out of place on BFS than "ICYN" mccartney-shrug_01_gif

Help ! - Same as A Hard Day's Night , I would leave most of it for an unofficial soundtrack album and I would make singles out of the most beloved songs such as Yesterday , Help !, Ticket To Ride and I've Just Seen A Face . I don't think the material is good or varied enough to fill a great album. Otherwise I would just take Dizzy Miss Lizzy out and make a 13 track album instead, if it was absolutely necessary.

*double gasp* tho I don't care too much for Dizzy Miss Lizzy  either tbh she can go but like leave everything else don't butcher my baby!

The filler on this album is worst than on A Hard Day's Night . Make it an EP x2

<<See what I wrote for AHDN >>paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

Rubber Soul - Some time ago I discovered that there's some bad music in this album. Particularly What Goes On , and maybe Run For Your Life I would take out as well. Add We Can Work It Out and Day Tripper . Make In My Life the closer. Done.

I would just leave everything on Rubber Soul the way it is and just slip in "We Can Work It Out " somewhere-- it can be done, I think. Also, I don't think that there's any bad music on Rubber Soul -- it's my favorite album, and though "What Goes On " is weaker than everything else on it, it's not bad, just incomparable

That Ringo song is annoying af and it ruins the album.

I don't think it necessarily ruins the album-- that's too harsh. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

Revolver - I wouldn't change the tracklist because I like every song but maybe get rid of fade-outs. This album is full of fade-outs every other song and they aren't even 4 minutes long. Adding some resolution to the tracks would make it even better.

I love Revolver  don't get me wrong but like there are a few tiny problems I'd like to address....

First, I'd fix the canon mix of "Eleanor Rigby ". Then, I'd take out "Yellow Submarine " and "Doctor Robert ," release them as a weird single deal, and then add in "Rain " and "Paperback Writer ." Boom! Done. Perfect. 

MMMMMM tough decision because I kinda agree with you... Paperback Writer and Rain ARE amazing and they do sound Revolver -ish. Maybe Rain could close side A, Paperback Writer open side B. But I don't think Doctor Robert and Yellow Submarine are bad, I like those tracks. But maybe they could be singles...a-hard-days-night-ringo-13I dunno, I don't hate any song you just mentioned. Maybe a 16 track album? I mean, the album would still be under 40 minutes. Sure, it wouldn't totally fit with the Beatles' previous 14-track album tradition but maybe it would make it more... unique? UGH this is hard. Don't know, anything goes. Still, get rid of the fade outs.

 

As for the Eleanor Rigby mix, sure, why not, it could use some re-mixing.

Yep. And I'm not at all saying that "Yellow Submarine " and "Doctor Robert " are bad tracks (I do like them)-- it's just I think they're the weakest on the album, and that "Rain " and "PW" would fit better. So, yeah-- singles. 

Hmmm.....but, as you proposed, a 16-track Revolver would be kinda cool....

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band & Magical Mystery Tour - Well it's tricky because I love MMT more than Sgt. Pepper but Pepper can't go y'know it's more influential. The cover and name stay of course. So take out When I'm Sixty-Four and Within You Without You , add Strawberry Fields Forever , Penny Lane and Blue Jay Way (for George). Hello, Goodbye /I Am The Walrus and All You Need Is Love /Baby, You're a Rich Man stay as mad singles and you make an EP/soundtrack out of the remaining tracks just like originally and there is no MMT (I still love that album thougha-hard-days-night-paul-7)

Hmmmm..... I disagree. I would just leave them the way that they are. I can't imagine not having Pepper the way it is now-- "WI64" and "WYWY" has to stay, for me! 

It's just that Within You Without You and When I'm Sixty-Four don't sound PEPPER y'know. They stick out like sore thumbs too much. Some of the MMT tracks would ease that feeling for me. 

welp to me that sound PEPPER-- very much so, and I can't imagine Pepper any other way *hurrumph* and I can't imagine MMT any other way either-- well, actually, if the opener was made a bit better that would be nice, now that I think about it......

White Album - I TURNED MYSELF INTO A SINGLE, MORTY. BOOM, BIG REVEAL, I'M A SINGLE. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? I TURNED MYSELF INTO A SINGLE! I'M SINGLE DIIIIIIIISC!!! And the rest just unreleased, who wants to actually hear Bungalow Bill anyway? For more information go to my single White Album post. I wouldn't change While My Guitar Gently Weeps because even though I prefer the acoustic version, I think the electric version following up Blackbird fits better. But I'd change Yer Blues for the Dirty Mac version. Dear Prudence would be better edited as the 2018 version, with the swirling guitar on both channels instead of just the right one. 

No. Leave White Album the way she is-- she don't need to change. And would like to "actually hear" "Bungalow Bill" thank you very much! White Album  shouldn't be touched. Period.

 

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But what's the point of a soundtrack album if half of the musical numbers (including the title track) are missing?

No no, they would be there, I never said otherwise. For example, I believe Can't Buy Me Love /You Can't Do That was already a single before A Hard Day's Night (the album) came out. So it would just be singles plus the album that has the singles inside of it. Although now that I'm thinking about it, it would probably be better as en EP, yeah, that would be prefect for me A Hard Day's Night "soundtrack EP"ahdn_george_08with non of the other borring shit on the original LP (I'm Happy Just To Dance With You - Tell Me Why - Any Time At All - I'll Cry Instead , I hate this track - When I Get Home - You Can't Do That - I'll Be Back )

Sorry about that, i thought when you said that you'd release those 4 songs as singles and put the rest on a soundtrack album, i assumed you meant that those 4 weren't going to be included.

But i like the album the way it is.

YNGMYM connects to Sun King with sound effects, Sun King connects to Mean Mr. Mustard with a drum fill over Sun King 's final guitar chord, only SCITTBW and Golden Slumbers have silence in-between them.

I'm aware, but that's not a medley. That's a vague sound that transits from one to another. Not only it could easily be removed but it also could be very easily added to Because and Here Comes The Sun as well. Those sounds between YNGMYM and Sun King are just studio magic, the songs aren't connected, that is not a medley. As for Sun King /Mean Mr. Mustard, I GUESS you're right but they work as separated track just as well so I don't feel they are too intertwined to actually be called a medley. The way Mean Mr. Mustard transitions into Polythene Pam , now that is a medley.

Ironically, the transition from Mean Mr. Mustard to Polythene Pam is the real example of studio magic, as it's just a straight jump cut.

But in all seriousness, most medleys are recorded separately. Hell, This Boy , I'll Cry Instead , Another Girl , Strawberry Fields Forever , and many other Beatles songs actually consist of multiple takes spliced together.

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I'd leave most as they were but certainly remove 'Dizzy Miss Lizzy ' as it simply does not work as the album closer after 'Yesterday ' and the other gentler numbers on side two. 'AHDN ' had 13 tracks, I'm happy for 'Help !' to do so as well. I'm also happy with the singles being stand-alones where applicable.

Better yet, i think they should've also removed Act Naturally , as well as Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You from Please Please Me and You Can't Do That from A Hard Day's Night . This way, you would've had 12 track albums in the summer and 14 track albums in the fall, Help ! would be all original, and their 1st (and worst) single would be left as just a single.

Everything else I have no major issues with despite there being some tracks I'm not that enamoured with. 'The Beatles' is a sprawling mess but that's what makes it so brilliant, change that and you lose so much of its appeal.

Agreed, while i don't like it nearly as much as i used to, the stripped and clustered vibe is what makes the album as good as it is.

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Revolver - I wouldn't change the tracklist because I like every song but maybe get rid of fade-outs. This album is full of fade-outs every other song and they aren't even 4 minutes long. Adding some resolution to the tracks would make it even better.

I love Revolver  don't get me wrong but like there are a few tiny problems I'd like to address....

First, I'd fix the canon mix of "Eleanor Rigby ". Then, I'd take out "Yellow Submarine " and "Doctor Robert ," release them as a weird single deal, and then add in "Rain " and "Paperback Writer ." Boom! Done. Perfect.

MMMMMM tough decision because I kinda agree with you... Paperback Writer and Rain ARE amazing and they do sound Revolver -ish. Maybe Rain could close side A, Paperback Writer open side B. But I don't think Doctor Robert and Yellow Submarine are bad, I like those tracks. But maybe they could be singles...a-hard-days-night-ringo-13I dunno, I don't hate any song you just mentioned. Maybe a 16 track album? I mean, the album would still be under 40 minutes. Sure, it wouldn't totally fit with the Beatles' previous 14-track album tradition but maybe it would make it more... unique? UGH this is hard. Don't know, anything goes. Still, get rid of the fade outs.

I think a 16 track album would sound bloated. Instead, we could replace the 3 Revolver tracks on Yesterday ...And Today with Rain , Paperback Writer , and I'm Down .

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Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band & Magical Mystery Tour - Well it's tricky because I love MMT more than Sgt. Pepper but Pepper can't go y'know it's more influential. The cover and name stay of course. So take out When I'm Sixty-Four and Within You Without You , add Strawberry Fields Forever , Penny Lane and Blue Jay Way (for George). Hello, Goodbye /I Am The Walrus and All You Need Is Love /Baby, You're a Rich Man stay as mad singles and you make an EP/soundtrack out of the remaining tracks just like originally and there is no MMT (I still love that album thougha-hard-days-night-paul-7)

Hmmmm..... I disagree. I would just leave them the way that they are. I can't imagine not having Pepper the way it is now-- "WI64" and "WYWY" has to stay, for me!

It's just that Within You Without You and When I'm Sixty-Four don't sound PEPPER y'know. They stick out like sore thumbs too much. Some of the MMT tracks would ease that feeling for me.

Sgt. Pepper is the last album i'd want to alter but if i were to, i'd use Only A Northern Song instead of Blue Jay Way since the former was recorded during the sessions.

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A Hard Day's Night - Meh. I think I'd release two singles instead: And I Love Her /If I Fell - A Hard Day's Night /I Should Have Known Better. The rest would be on a soundtrack album or something. Don't really an album I adore.

*gasps in shock*

I'd leave AHDN the exact way it is. The entire thing is a bop, I love every single track, and I see no point in trying to fix something that doesn't need to be fixed.

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No, baby, that album is flooding with filler especially on side B. Make it an EP.

Literally I--- *sighs*

It just pains me to just dismiss all those great tracks on Help ! and AHDN as filler. And you just throw around the word "filler" too without actually, y'know, talking about the songs individually. They're good ass songs. Like-- literally there are so many great songs that would've freaking made a whole entire career for any other band! 

Geez-- Can someone else please back me up on this?? a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-paul-10

I'm in the middle on this. While i love almost every track on A Hard Day's Night , i can't say the same for Help !. Don't get me wrong, every Beatles song is at least 3 stars by non-Beatles standards but by Beatles standards, Help ! isn't that good IMO (although You're Going To Lose That Girl and the title track are amazing).

hmmm.....I would take out "Mr. Moonlight" and put in "I Call Your Name ". That would fit nicely, I think. I was gonna say we could slip in "Long Tall Sally " in there as well but Paul already has his Little Richard number and "Kansas City " does just fine in Beatles For Sale

*Edit: I agree. Close with "IFTS"

I'm glad you agree with some of what I said, but
NO. Absolutely not. I think Mr. Moonlight is overhated and it's not the worst track off Beatles For Sale . I Call Your Name is one of their ugliest singles, what? no. If you want to take Mr. Moonlight out do it (not that it's fantastic or anything) but change it for something else, I don't know. What do we got? I Feel Fine ? She's A Woman ? Yes It Is ? Just not I Call Your Name , yuck.

I am a firm fan of "ICYN"-- it's not terrific or astounding, but, IMO, it's a good-enough, catchy track. I don't find it ugly-- maybe it needs a bit of polishing in the production area but still. And yeah you could put "She's A Woman " or "I Feel Fine " on there, but they, for me, would seem more out of place on BFS than "ICYN" mccartney-shrug_01_gif

As much as i love I Call Your Name , I Feel Fine and She's A Woman were recorded during the sessions for Beatles For Sale whereas I Call Your Name was recorded during the sessions for A Hard Day's Night .

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Ironically, the transition from Mean Mr. Mustard to Polythene Pam is the real example of studio magic, as it's just a straight jump cut.

But in all seriousness, most medleys are recorded separately. Hell, This Boy , I'll Cry Instead , Another Girl , Strawberry Fields Forever , and many other Beatles songs actually consist of multiple takes spliced together.

I mean, yeah, technically, sure, but if you listen to Mean Mr. Mustard alone it sounds incomplete, it just cuts without any type of ending. You Never Give Me Your Money and Sun King could be cut there and it would be totally fine is what I mean.

I think a 16 track album would sound bloated. Instead, we could replace the 3 Revolver tracks on Yesterday ...And Today with Rain , Paperback Writer , and I'm Down .

One of these is not like the others...a-hard-days-night-paul-4

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