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Good time for a thread revival, since I totally forgot about this (misfiled) CD in my original reply

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Both the 2009 Stereo and Mono Boxsets. The 1987(?) CD Remasters were given to a friend.

Anthology 1 , 2 and 3.

Live At The BBC Volumes 1 and 2

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Let It Be … Naked

Love

Sgt Pepper and Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Boxsets

+ Some bootlegs on iTunes.

Lennon – Plastic Ono Band, Imagine and Legend

McCartney – Band On The Run and Pure McCartney

Harrison – All Things Must Pass

Starr – Zero, Zilch. FA.

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I bought all the UK LPs available in the late 70’s between aged 17-19 including persuading a local record shop that selling me “Rarities” with the blue box as selling the rest of the albums individually would be more financially beneficial to him, which he agreed. The moved onto filling gaps with A Collection of Beatles Oldies, Hey Jude , The UK and US versions of Live at the Star Club, Hollywood Bowl LP, and the low priced Tony Sheridan stuff and US version of Rarities. Many interview LPs like David Wigg interviews, Hear The Beatles Tell All, a counterfeit of The Christmas Album, and several bootlegs like Watching Rainbows which pre-You Tube were a revelation. Never owned the Red and Blue albums though, and got Rock n Roll but not Love Songs. Since also got most but not quite yet all of the standard stuff on CD and added the Anthology series, Love, Hollywood Bowl, Let It Be …Naked  

Solo I’ve got all John’s from Live Peace In Toronto as LPs except Rock and Roll which I’m afraid I thought was a cheap contract closer, and Milk And Honey – I hated Double Fantasy , finding it cloying despite buying a couple of days after release, particularly Beautiful Boy – pass the sick bucket…

Paul’s output I thought was more patchy so I cherry-picked McCartney, Ram , Red Rose Speedway , Band On The Run , London Town , McCartney II and nothing else. I’ve only got Ram on CD because its a great album. Wings I found to be a curate’s egg I’m afraid, many individual fine tracks but I want to skip several tracks on all the albums. 

George got all from Living In The Material World through to Somewhere in England and am aware that All Things Must Pass is a big gap, but I loathe Phil Spector’s production here, some great songs totally ruined in an echo chamber. Recently got Early Takes Vol.1 on CD and stripping the songs down it’s chalk and cheese to me, so much fresher, I wish Giles would get the chance to liberate the album.

Ringo got Ringo, Goodnight Vienna and compilation Blast From Your Past on LP, updating with Photograph: The Very Best Of in the last year.  

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Beeing quiet in the Forum didnt stop me from worshipping the Beatles. In fact my collection grew immensly since my last post. I’ve added the first Volume of the Capitol Records Set to my (I call it Beatlemania-) Collection. Also added the Single Collection from 2016 where they collect every released single as Vinyl. Adding the US Albums CD set and the Japan Box I feel rather complete. The Capitol Records Volume 2 wasnt easy to find but it is now on its way to me and should be at my place by next week.

Beside that I’ve got 2 books about the Beatles Songs, Lyrics, meanings and stuff as well as one Picture book. Beautiful big books with many great insights.

Most importantly I’ve started collecting the Solo LPs. Before the second lockdown in Germany last winter I started to listen to Best of Collections of John and Pauls Solo Songs during my work outs and really fell in love with them. So I decided to get into collecting the John Lennon and Paul McCartney stuff first. From John I’m missing only his first 3 experiemental works with Yoko and some Best Of Complications but own all the Studio recordings starting with John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (in fact I own the Signature Edition).

From Paul I started with McCartney III (in fact that was my first Solo Album from any Beatle) and now own almost all his Solo Albums and all Wings Stuff beside the last 2 LPs. I think Wanderlust is one of the greatest Songs Paul has EVER written. It is a masterpiece!

Today I should get the DvD from “The Beatles First US Visit” which I’ve been eyeing for some time now and finally ordered it. Should come with Venus & Mars from Wings.

All my Beatles Stuff is sealed and mint. I make sure to only get Stuff from eBay if its sealed (The Japan Box was hard to find in that condition). Only trouble I get now is space but I’ll solve that problem with a new shelf soon.

If you want to check out my collection and new addings check out my Instagram account. You’ll find me by the Name kylekartanmg. I post updates about my various Collections (mostly STAR WARS, Potter, Beatles, movies) regulary.

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Beeing quiet in the Forum didnt stop me from worshipping the Beatles. In fact my collection grew immensly since my last post. I’ve added the first Volume of the Capitol Records Set to my (I call it Beatlemania-) Collection. Also added the Single Collection from 2016 where they collect every released single as Vinyl. Adding the US Albums CD set and the Japan Box I feel rather complete. The Capitol Records Volume 2 wasnt easy to find but it is now on its way to me and should be at my place by next week.

Beside that I’ve got 2 books about the Beatles Songs, Lyrics, meanings and stuff as well as one Picture book. Beautiful big books with many great insights.

Most importantly I’ve started collecting the Solo LPs. Before the second lockdown in Germany last winter I started to listen to Best of Collections of John and Pauls Solo Songs during my work outs and really fell in love with them. So I decided to get into collecting the John Lennon and Paul McCartney stuff first. From John I’m missing only his first 3 experiemental works with Yoko and some Best Of Complications but own all the Studio recordings starting with John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (in fact I own the Signature Edition).

From Paul I started with McCartney III (in fact that was my first Solo Album from any Beatle) and now own almost all his Solo Albums and all Wings Stuff beside the last 2 LPs. I think Wanderlust is one of the greatest Songs Paul has EVER written. It is a masterpiece!

Today I should get the DvD from “The Beatles First US Visit” which I’ve been eyeing for some time now and finally ordered it. Should come with Venus & Mars from Wings.

All my Beatles Stuff is sealed and mint. I make sure to only get Stuff from eBay if its sealed (The Japan Box was hard to find in that condition). Only trouble I get now is space but I’ll solve that problem with a new shelf soon.

If you want to check out my collection and new addings check out my Instagram account. You’ll find me by the Name kylekartanmg. I post updates about my various Collections (mostly STAR WARS, Potter, Beatles, movies) regulary.

  

I checked the Instagram page, nice stuff, dude.

Three things: 

1) Thrawn trilogy. A true man’s novellia. 

2) The German Beatles picture book is nice. English title?

3) “Ringo” is pretty good, if you’re interested in getting another solo album. Here before the folks say “All Thing Must Pass”.

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Wanderlust is an amazing song. heart

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I haven’t read the Thrawn trilogy but I’m big into SW comics. The direction they go in Ahsoka and how they decide to characterize Thrawn will influence if I eventually read it. I know its good, but I do like when the story can play into canon, even if the quality might be slightly lower.  

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CakeMaestor said

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Beeing quiet in the Forum didnt stop me from worshipping the Beatles. In fact my collection grew immensly since my last post. I’ve added the first Volume of the Capitol Records Set to my (I call it Beatlemania-) Collection. Also added the Single Collection from 2016 where they collect every released single as Vinyl. Adding the US Albums CD set and the Japan Box I feel rather complete. The Capitol Records Volume 2 wasnt easy to find but it is now on its way to me and should be at my place by next week.

Beside that I’ve got 2 books about the Beatles Songs, Lyrics, meanings and stuff as well as one Picture book. Beautiful big books with many great insights.

Most importantly I’ve started collecting the Solo LPs. Before the second lockdown in Germany last winter I started to listen to Best of Collections of John and Pauls Solo Songs during my work outs and really fell in love with them. So I decided to get into collecting the John Lennon and Paul McCartney stuff first. From John I’m missing only his first 3 experiemental works with Yoko and some Best Of Complications but own all the Studio recordings starting with John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (in fact I own the Signature Edition).

From Paul I started with McCartney III (in fact that was my first Solo Album from any Beatle) and now own almost all his Solo Albums and all Wings Stuff beside the last 2 LPs. I think Wanderlust is one of the greatest Songs Paul has EVER written. It is a masterpiece!

Today I should get the DvD from “The Beatles First US Visit” which I’ve been eyeing for some time now and finally ordered it. Should come with Venus & Mars from Wings.

All my Beatles Stuff is sealed and mint. I make sure to only get Stuff from eBay if its sealed (The Japan Box was hard to find in that condition). Only trouble I get now is space but I’ll solve that problem with a new shelf soon.

If you want to check out my collection and new addings check out my Instagram account. You’ll find me by the Name kylekartanmg. I post updates about my various Collections (mostly STAR WARS, Potter, Beatles, movies) regulary.

  

I checked the Instagram page, nice stuff, dude.

Three things: 

1) Thrawn trilogy. A true man’s novellia. 

2) The German Beatles picture book is nice. English title?

3) “Ringo” is pretty good, if you’re interested in getting another solo album. Here before the folks say “All Thing Must Pass”.

  

Hey Bro! Ver much appreciated! I’ve been a collector of stuff since my teens. Collecting SW since 1997 before I knew what collecting really was. Its a Passion and I love doing it.

I remember hating to unpack things I really wanted to Keep safe when I was a kid. Nowadays things that very important to me I keep sealed and mint. It’s just how I like it.

 

To your list:

 

1.) YES! Thrawn Trilogy was the first ever trilogy of SW books I’ve read. We Germans are lucky. they made an audioplay with ALL of the german voices of the characters for all 3 books spanning over 13 Discs. Its an amazing Piece and was released shortly before Disney bought LFL. The Story is not Canon now but worth revisiting.

 

2.) about the book. I cant find a similar looking book in english unfortunatly. I found books by the authors though:

keywords=the+beatles+tim+hill+Marie+Clayton&qid=1621498638&sr=8-5

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Iam pretty sure ist one of those 🙂

 

3.) YES. After finishing John and Paul Iam going for George an Ringo. George wont take that long I guess, his catalogue is rather small compared to the other Fabs.

 

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Wanderlust is an amazing song. heart

  

OMG Yes. My girlfriend gets annoyed with me because I Play that song so much. I LOVE it. Have you guys checked out the Medley from Give my Regards to Broadstreet ? Its amazing with the little orchestra and is full of Beatles Magic because: 2 Beatles Songs before Wanderlust, George Martin producing and Ringo at the drums! The whole film is full of Paul and Ringo and Linda and there are some amazing versions of their Songs in the movie. So bad sounds amazing in the movie too!

Medley:

So bad:

 

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I haven’t read the Thrawn trilogy but I’m big into SW comics. The direction they go in Ahsoka and how they decide to characterize Thrawn will influence if I eventually read it. I know its good, but I do like when the story can play into canon, even if the quality might be slightly lower.  

  

If you like Comics they adapted The classic Thrawn trilogy into Comics back in the day. Dark Horse published it. Marvel rereleased it last year:

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I think Thrawn will Play a bigger role in the upcoming Ahsoka D+ Series 🙂

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I don’t have Instagram so I don’t know if you have Choose Love by Ringo yet. If you don’t, I highly recommend it.

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I don’t have Instagram so I don’t know if you have Choose Love by Ringo yet. If you don’t, I highly recommend it.

  

Nope. No Ringo or George Stuff yet. I will start with them after I finished John and Paul. Need to go step by step.

I’ve just checked my list:

Missing from Paul: Press and Play, Flowers In The Dirt , Cahos and Creation in the Backyard, Memory almost Full, London Town , Back To The Egg

Missing from John: Double Fantasy unplugged, Unfinished Music No1 and 2, Wedding Album , Yoko Ono/Plasitc Ono Band. (Honestly I dont know if I should get the last 4 titles beside having them to complete the Collection).

So not that much and some of the stuff isnt easy to find. So I probably will be at Richy and George sooner then later.

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Missing from John: Double Fantasy unplugged, Unfinished Music No1 and 2, Wedding Album , Yoko Ono/Plasitc Ono Band. (Honestly I dont know if I should get the last 4 titles beside having them to complete the Collection).

Unless you already have Yoko’s FlyApproximately Infinite Universe and Feeling the Space, the last four wouldn’t complete John’s work with Yoko.

Released a couple of weeks after Imagine , John co-produced Fly with Yoko, played guitar and piano on Mrs. Lennon and automated music machines on Airmale and Don’t Count the Waves.

Approximately Infinite Universe didn’t coincide with a John release, but was again co-produced by John and Yoko, with John (under the pseudonym Joel Nohnn) playing guitar and contributing backing vocals.

While Feeling the Space, released a few days after Mind Games , had John (as John O’Cean) playing guitar on She Hits Back and Woman Power.

There’s also the Walking on Thin Ice single (which is available on CD); they were mixing it the night John was murdered, which has blistering lead guitar from John, recorded on 4 December, his final work as a musician, and something he was proud of as he mentioned it in interviews over those last few days.

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Missing from John: Double Fantasy unplugged, Unfinished Music No1 and 2, Wedding Album , Yoko Ono/Plasitc Ono Band. (Honestly I dont know if I should get the last 4 titles beside having them to complete the Collection).

Unless you already have Yoko’s FlyApproximately Infinite Universe and Feeling the Space, the last four wouldn’t complete John’s work with Yoko.

Released a couple of weeks after Imagine , John co-produced Fly with Yoko, played guitar and piano on Mrs. Lennon and automated music machines on Airmale and Don’t Count the Waves.

Approximately Infinite Universe didn’t coincide with a John release, but was again co-produced by John and Yoko, with John (under the pseudonym Joel Nohnn) playing guitar and contributing backing vocals.

While Feeling the Space, released a few days after Mind Games , had John (as John O’Cean) playing guitar on She Hits Back and Woman Power.

There’s also the Walking on Thin Ice single (which is available on CD); they were mixing it the night John was murdered, which has blistering lead guitar from John, recorded on 4 December, his final work as a musician, and something he was proud of as he mentioned it in interviews over those last few days.

  

Thanks a lot for the information. Getting the Yoko Stuff isnt that high on my priority. I’ll consider that when I finished the Fabs main solo work. But anyway: good insights and informations for me to consider!

I also dont know what I do about “Best Of” Complications. Gimme some Truth was rereleased last year and I didnt get it because I own the Albums. I love the new Artwork and Stuff but beside new Mixes of the included songs and a neat Behind The Scenes look if I get the Deluxe Edition I dont see much value in it. Any tipps?

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My copy of the rather hard to find Capitol Albums Volume 2 arrived yesterday 😀 😀 😀 sealed and mint! YES! I’ve been looking for it for month and finally found a mint copy on amazon marketplace!

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I also dont know what I do about “Best Of” Complications. Gimme some Truth was rereleased last year and I didnt get it because I own the Albums. I love the new Artwork and Stuff but beside new Mixes of the included songs and a neat Behind The Scenes look if I get the Deluxe Edition I dont see much value in it. Any tipps?

The Gimme Some Truth  4CD box-set and last year’s 2CD best-of, to begin with, are not the same thing. The 72-track box-set is 4 themed CDs (Working Class Hero /Woman /Borrowed Time/Roots), while the recent 36-track release is a roughly chronological look at John’s solo career.

Is it worth getting? I would suggest it’s worth consideration from two points of view. Firstly, if you’ve got, or are planning to get, the Imagine  and Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collections, with their Ultimate Mixes, assuming the rest of his albums will get the same treatment, then it is part of the sequence of releases that will define John’s solo career, so why have a gap in the sequence? Secondly, it’s the first set where Sean has taken the lead on production, at the same time he is taking a more active role in Apple because of Yoko’s health issues – a changing of the guard is starting to happen, from those who were there to their children, and it starts to give some idea how the legacy, the weight they have to carry, will be carried forward.

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I have both of the ‘Imagine ’ and ‘POB’ deluxe sets but have never bothered with last year’s compilation as I’m not paying for songs I already have in slightly different mixes. As for Sean doing it being a reason, I really couldn’t give a crap who compiles it. It’s the content I’m interested in and there is very little new here. 

They also should have given the set another name unless every John compilation is going be called ‘Gimme Some Truth ’, which might be fun. 

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I have… nothing. Closest thing I got to a Beatles collection is my Beatles Spotify playlist for personal listens. 

This one time I came across the deluxe collection for the “Magical Mystery Tour ” film in an old shopping mall in the city. Complete with remastered movies + the double EPs, director’s commentary, behind-the-scenes, book, and many more. I did consider splurging on it, before I realized my wallet was near weightless. That, and, I didn’t own a CD. Also, it probably didn’t help that I’m considered by my dad to be ‘a cheapskate’, whatever that means.

To this day I still cry about what could’ve been (not really). The trailer on Youtube is entertaining enough, I suppose. 

If you want to decide if you wanna get those deluxe solo John compiliations/albums, you could always try listening to them in Spotify first to see if it’s worth buying.

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Ron Nasty said

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I also dont know what I do about “Best Of” Complications. Gimme some Truth was rereleased last year and I didnt get it because I own the Albums. I love the new Artwork and Stuff but beside new Mixes of the included songs and a neat Behind The Scenes look if I get the Deluxe Edition I dont see much value in it. Any tipps?

The Gimme Some Truth  4CD box-set and last year’s 2CD best-of, to begin with, are not the same thing. The 72-track box-set is 4 themed CDs (Working Class Hero /Woman /Borrowed Time/Roots), while the recent 36-track release is a roughly chronological look at John’s solo career.

Is it worth getting? I would suggest it’s worth consideration from two points of view. Firstly, if you’ve got, or are planning to get, the Imagine  and Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collections, with their Ultimate Mixes, assuming the rest of his albums will get the same treatment, then it is part of the sequence of releases that will define John’s solo career, so why have a gap in the sequence? Secondly, it’s the first set where Sean has taken the lead on production, at the same time he is taking a more active role in Apple because of Yoko’s health issues – a changing of the guard is starting to happen, from those who were there to their children, and it starts to give some idea how the legacy, the weight they have to carry, will be carried forward.

  

Curious! Thx for the Infos! I’ve got myself Imagine and John Lennon /PLastic Ono band rereleases fro 2018/2021 but I only bought myself the 2 Disc Editions. So I might get the 2020 Gimme some truth 2 Disc set too. I’ll check on that again. THX.

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I have both of the ‘Imagine ’ and ‘POB’ deluxe sets but have never bothered with last year’s compilation as I’m not paying for songs I already have in slightly different mixes. As for Sean doing it being a reason, I really couldn’t give a crap who compiles it. It’s the content I’m interested in and there is very little new here. 

They also should have given the set another name unless every John compilation is going be called ‘Gimme Some Truth ’, which might be fun. 

  

Thats why I thought last years release was a rerelease when in fact it was not. There are some LPs missing from Paul and John I’ll be getting first before considering getting Gimme

 

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I have… nothing. Closest thing I got to a Beatles collection is my Beatles Spotify playlist for personal listens. 

This one time I came across the deluxe collection for the “Magical Mystery Tour ” film in an old shopping mall in the city. Complete with remastered movies + the double EPs, director’s commentary, behind-the-scenes, book, and many more. I did consider splurging on it, before I realized my wallet was near weightless. That, and, I didn’t own a CD. Also, it probably didn’t help that I’m considered by my dad to be ‘a cheapskate’, whatever that means.

To this day I still cry about what could’ve been (not really). The trailer on Youtube is entertaining enough, I suppose. 

If you want to decide if you wanna get those deluxe solo John compiliations/albums, you could always try listening to them in Spotify first to see if it’s worth buying.

  

And thats perfectly fine. If you’re not into collecting thats fine and ok. As I said before I’ve been a collector and preserver all my life. Its in my blood. My girlfriend doesnt get it like AT ALL. She does not own a movie or Album on hard copy, she only streams her stuff. And thats fair. She respects my Passion and love for collecting the things I love. She met when I already had my STAR WARS room.

But if you’re happy with listening to the Beatles on Spotify thats totally fine and reasonable. Safes you loads of Money. I must say though…that Magical Mystery Tour boxset you mentioned is great! I got it for a really cheap Price last year 🙂

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I had the red and blue albums, which were kept in a case.

That is, until the case was left on top of a car, and… let’s just say it didn’t end well.

Hey, I have the records, though.

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After taking about a year and a half to get the British Canon (all imports for me, all ordered from the same record store) in vinyl (dating myself here; CD’s were just on the verge of being issued in the US in 1983), including the obscure Collection of Beatles’ Oldies and the EP’s, I decided to try one solo album from each:

Paul McCartney : Tug Of War (loved it)

George Harrison : All Things Must Pass (really loved it)

Ringo Starr : Sentimental Journey (had a good laugh, because I could sing better than him on some of the tracks)

John Lennon : Milk And Honey (Shocked by the nudity inside the album, couldn’t stand the Yoko songs)

 

Then, out came the CD’s, and at the turn of the century, I re-purchased all of them.

 

Since joining the forum, I decided to collect more McCartney, and tried George Harrison ‘s Living in the Material World.

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I find George’s body of work to be far more consistent than either of John and Paul’s but it can take a bit longer to get into it. Well worth it tho.

Yoko’s stuff i’d happily bury in a concrete tomb and dump in the deepest hole known to man. 

Ringo’s does improve from ‘SJ’ but starts to tail off after ’74 before plummeting to embarrassing levels of dreadful. Everything I’ve heard since ‘La De Da’ has been cringing levels of crap. 

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