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GniknuS
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23 September 2010 - 9.06pm

I don't know if you guys are like me, but sometimes on my way to work I'll listen to two songs that are back to back on an album as like an A-side and B-side type thing. So what do you guys think are some of the best consecutive songs from the albums? The White Album is just filled with good pairings and trios (which I like to call corners), but my favorite from that album would be Happiness Is A Warm Gun followed by Martha My Dear. My other favorite right now would be No Reply followed by I'm a Loser.

On the flip side, what songs do you think don't go well together? I've always disliked Piggies coming out of Blackbird.

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23 September 2010 - 9.23pm

Wow choose one? It's really hard because I always listen to the Beatles in album order.. because of that, I love how the songs are ordered in the albums.

 

My favorites :

How would you call a pairing of 4? Taxman-Eleanor Ribgy-I'm only sleeping-Yellow submarine. And you have the 4 there!!!

Actually I listen to the music in release order, so I have PaperBack Writer and Rain together. So my favorite pairing is Rain with Taxman. Rain is like the delicious warmup to the awesomeness of Revolver.

 

A call corner : While My Guitar Gently WeepsHappiness Is A Warm GunMartha My Dear.

All I've got to do – All My Loving.

Please Please MeLove Me Do

Come TogetherSomething

I want you (she's so heavy) – Here Comes The Sun. (The opposites!!)

It's all too much – All You Need Is Love (from YS album)

Sexy SadieHelter Skelter.

 

There are so many I think I might end up writing the whole albums a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

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23 September 2010 - 9.49pm

While they aren't from the same album, I've always liked listening to Martha My Dear with Lovely Rita directly after it. For some reason the intro of Lovely Rita just refreshes everything.

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MissLizzy
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23 September 2010 - 10.33pm

My favorite trio has always been: No Reply-I'm a loser-Baby's in black... For me, that's the Beatles For Sale album( and is one of my favorites).

GniknuS, we must have some kind of "telephathy" because I was thinking today of "mirror pair songs" like Penny Lane-Strawberry Fields, Nowhere Man-The Fool On The Hill... Are there any others?


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GniknuS
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23 September 2010 - 11.02pm

mithveaen said:

How would you call a pairing of 4?


Excelente cuatro! That might be wrong, but that's all I can remember from my high school spanish. I just tried Rain and Taxman and you're right, it's awesome, especially the great bass lines following one another.

 

MrBig said:

While they aren't from the same album, I've always liked listening to Martha My Dear with Lovely Rita directly after it. For some reason the intro of Lovely Rita just refreshes everything.


That's a pretty interesting one, I see what you mean with the aaaahhh's refreshing everything.

 

MissLizzy said:

 

My favorite trio has always been: No Reply-I'm a loser-Baby's in black... For me, that's the Beatles For Sale album( and is one of my favorites).

GniknuS, we must have some kind of "telephathy" because I was thinking today of "mirror pair songs" like Penny Lane-Strawberry Fields, Nowhere Man-The Fool On The Hill... Are there any others?


We must have telepathy because I was thinking of that trio when I started this thread. I think Rock n' Roll music kind of ruins that album though, not that it's a bad song, it's just they probably should have thrown in some Paul at that point. As for mirror pair songs, I think You Can't Do That and Run For Your Life are pretty close, both very, ummm, threatening.a-hard-days-night-john-2
 

 

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23 September 2010 - 11.46pm

Not really on-topic; but on the subject of good consecutive song-title pairings, it's hard to beat these:

"I'll Follow The Sun"/"Mr. Moonlight"

"Another Girl"/"You're Going to Lose That Girl"

"Tell Me What You See"/"I've Just Seen a Face"

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24 September 2010 - 1.25am

MrBig said:

While they aren't from the same album, I've always liked listening to Martha My Dear with Lovely Rita directly after it. For some reason the intro of Lovely Rita just refreshes everything.


I completely agree with you on this one here. I thought I was the only one. My mother hates both of the songs, especially when they're played consecutively.

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MrBig
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24 September 2010 - 1.47am

For No One/And I Love Her

Yer Blues/Helter Skelter

Eleanor Rigby/Good Night

Sgt. Pepper (Reprise)/Why Don't We Do It In The Road

Within You Without You/The End/Tomorrow Never Knows

 

There's something unexplainable about the last one. It's magical. Especially backwards. 

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mithveaen
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24 September 2010 - 3.35am

GniknuS said:

mithveaen said:

How would you call a pairing of 4?


Excelente cuatro! That might be wrong, but that's all I can remember from my high school spanish. I just tried Rain and Taxman and you're right, it's awesome, especially the great bass lines following one another.

 

 

I love that! Excelente cuatro. Now, is it ok to pair songs that are not in order in an album?? That'd be weird for me, I'm not used to listen to the Beatles in "random" a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

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24 September 2010 - 4.19am

I've always liked Back In The USSR and then Dear Prudence. When I play Back In The USSR on Rock Band, I always half expect that to follow straight after.

(For those that saw this before I edited it, yeah, I did just mix up While Your Guitar Gently Weeps and Dear Prudence. I don't even know how :|)

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24 September 2010 - 4.49pm

I always find 'I Feel Fine', 'Run For Your Life' and 'Doctor Robert' go together nicely, as they have a similar guitar parts and structures. I also to put all the Asher-related Macca tunes together, ending with 'For No One'.

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24 September 2010 - 8.00pm

If you are looking for consecutive songs as they appear on an album, I've always liked Think For Yourself and The Word back-to-back on Rubber Soul.

I like how the fuzzy guitar ends on TFY and the crisp, clean piano begins on TW. Without the space between songs it's even better.

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mithveaen
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25 September 2010 - 11.10pm

You're right Zig, I just paid attention to that and it sounds quite nice.

 

Actually I like the "gasp" (or whatever it is) at the ending of Bungalow Bill and then the guitar of While My Guitar Gently Weeps.. I like that transition.. a-hard-days-night-john-2

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

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25 September 2010 - 11.47pm

In my head (where I do all of my thinking), You Can't Do That could easily transition into A Hard Day's Night during the middle guitars solos of the two songs. But in reality? Well, I tried mashing them together, but I couldn't get it to work. So anyway, I link those two together.

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GniknuS
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26 September 2010 - 6.38pm

Zig said:

If you are looking for consecutive songs as they appear on an album, I've always liked Think For Yourself and The Word back-to-back on Rubber Soul.

I like how the fuzzy guitar ends on TFY and the crisp, clean piano begins on TW. Without the space between songs it's even better.


Yes, I've always thought these were two very underrated songs on that album, and I have no idea why but I always start Rubber Soul with Think For Yourself. I guess I just can't wait for the bass line of The Word to start.

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27 September 2010 - 12.10am

Day Tripper and i feel fine

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27 September 2010 - 3.27pm

skye said:

In my head (where I do all of my thinking), You Can't Do That could easily transition into A Hard Day's Night during the middle guitars solos of the two songs. But in reality? Well, I tried mashing them together, but I couldn't get it to work. So anyway, I link those two together.


Very interesting - transitioning from one to the other in the middle of each song. You Can't Do That is one of my favorite tracks from that album. I can definitely hear (in my own head - not yours) the transition you were talking about.

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27 September 2010 - 11.19pm

Gniknus, I tried to fit another song after the fab opening trio of Beatles For Sale... maybe the one I like best is Words Of Love... I follow the sun is a great, great song but too "sickly sweet" after that trio...

Well, at least they didn´t put Mr. Moonlight instead of Rock'n'roll music...a-hard-days-night-paul-11


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28 September 2010 - 2.04am

MissLizzy said:

Gniknus, I tried to fit another song after the fab opening trio of Beatles For Sale... maybe the one I like best is Words Of Love... I follow the sun is a great, great song but too "sickly sweet" after that trio...

Well, at least they didn´t put Mr. Moonlight instead of Rock'n'roll music...a-hard-days-night-paul-11


Ok well I'm going to cheat a little bit and replace Rock 'n Roll music with I Feel Fine. And then I'll replace Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby with Rock 'n Roll music. Sorry George.a-hard-days-night-george-4

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28 September 2010 - 9.41am

It has already been stated before, but I feel it can not ber overstated
how awesome the I Want You (She's So Heavy) and Here Comes The Sun
Collaboration is.  To me, the end of IWY(SSH) sounds like the theme song
to the end of the world, and then the beginning of Here Comes The Sun
sounds like the theme song for what I imagine a heaven would feel like. 
So every time the two songs play, I die and go to heaven.a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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