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Your Imaginary Dream Reunion Concert Set
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2 December 2010 - 11.45pm

That would be fantastic

I think it should open with

1.Come together

2.Hello Goodbye

3-8. Revolver songs

9-13-Sgt Pepper Songs

14-16. White Album

17.Abbey Road Medley

18.Free As A Bird

19.Real Love

20.Now and Thena-hard-days-night-ringo-6

John, Paul, George and Ringo= The Beatles

And i buried Tulio!

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mr. Sun king coming together
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2 December 2010 - 11.50pm

You need to remember until 1994 Free As A Bird, Real Love and Now and Then were solo John Numbers

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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3 December 2010 - 12.15am

I had a large, well thought out post that just disappeared, but oh well, it's probably for the best. But I took MrBigs advice and put Paul on the drums, George on bass, John on lead guitar, with Ringo as the lead singer. The other three would basically be a backing group for the real Starr!

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3 December 2010 - 3.51am

Bj said:

rockmusicnut said:

in some order:

If I Needed Someone

Think For Yourself

taxman

I Want To Tell You

Old Brown Shoe

I Me Mine

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (bring eric clapton)

not guilty

it's all too much

don't bother me

For You Blue

i need you

Love You To

Within You Without You

Savoy Truffle

long,long,long

don't pass me by

everybody's got something to hide except me and my monkey

something

A Day In The Life


No Blue Jay Way or Piggies?
 

needed to put 1 ringo song, 1 lennon, & 1 lennon/macca song (well my list would be over 20 but the limit is 20.)

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vonbontee
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3 December 2010 - 6.05am

OK, Ive never been the biggest fan of rock concerts, because I think they're about something other than music, mostly. We're talking about songs that were done to perfection in the studio, and the only additional factor live concerts add to the mix is the "Wow, they're performing "-------" right here FOR REAL, live in front of my eyes!" How much better could "Blackbird" or "Norwegian Wood" be performed, live? Not much, if at all. How much worse could the performance be? A lot, what with imperfections and the lousy in-concert sound quality. Those songs depended a lot on intimacy, which is nonexistent in a stadium full of people. But energy is easy to transmit, so my setlist would consist largely of energetic rockers, including a lot of unexpected stuff like "Me and My Monkey" and "The Word" and "It's All Too Much" and "Hey Bulldog".

Other stuff I'd like to see:

-Opening number: "One, two, three, FAW!" Curtain lifts. "Well, she was just 17..."

-Performing with the Beatles throughout: Billy Preston! He can handle all keyboards throughout so Paul and John can stick to guitar and/or bass in songs which require keyboards. He can fill in on tambourine and other percussions when appropriate. And for "Tomorrow Never Knows" he can create random electronic noises on an ARP 2600 in place of the tape loops (which would be impossible to recreate perfectly anyways, and what would be the point of even trying to replicate something that was entirely random in the first place?) Also, he gets a solo spot of his own, (probably "Will It Go 'round in Circles?" although my personal preference would be "Space Race".)

-Unrecorded songs! Who wouldn't like to hear "Come And Get It" or "A World Without Love" or "That Means A Lot"?

-Classic covers! Not of those moldy 50s oldies, but of their contemporaries. Imagine The Beatles (and their inimitable harmonies) taking on "Mr. Tambourine Man" or "Good Vibrations" or "The Weight" or Hendrix's "Crosstown Traffic" or Pink Floyd's "See Emily Play"! Or "Last Train To Clarksville": The Beatles sing the Monkees!! Awesome.

-Solo spots for George & Ringo! Maybe three numbers for George, two for Ringo. I'd rather hear selections from their respective solo careers for the sake of uniqueness but that'd be their decision.

-Closing number: "The End", in an absolutely show-stopping version that lasts upward of 5-6 minutes. Ringo plays a solo just like on the record, except lasting for a full minute or more, keeping time throughout, assisted by Billy's tambourine; meanwhile, Paul unstraps his Rickenbacker (or Hofner if you prefer) and picks up an Epiphone Casino, and then George, Paul and John (and Billy on Hammond organ too, what the heck) trade off a series of two-bar mini-solos, just like on the record, except everybody gets 12 or 16 turns apiece instead of only three. "And in the end, the love you make...is equal to...the love you take...Thank you, Goodnight!" Cheers, applause...

-Inevitable encore: "Twist And Shout" (and we all clap our hands and rattle our jewellery)

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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3 December 2010 - 6.50am

Right as I posted this response, this masterpiece appeared above mine. Yes I agree with starting with the "One, Two, Three, Faw!" and I Saw Her Standing There. With my list I was trying in 20 songs to represent all their albums, milestones, biggest numbers, and the message of the Beatles but really to do this properly you would need to have a huge concert with an intermission to play through most of their stuff. Billy Preston in it was a good idea. Covers would be sweet but would strain from the idea of the beatles reunion but with a huge setlist sure why not. It would be awesome. What about the Beatles cover the anti-beatles? Beatles doing "Paint it Black" or "Wild Horses". Solo stuff from everybody would be awesome. Imagine, Maybe I'm Amazed, Photograph, All Things Must Pass would be needed to support all. Possibly more would be cool. The End extended was a good idea and would be awesome and should be done. As for ending with "Twist And Shout", while I believe that the song is just what you need to have fans just lose their minds. I think ending on a note that the Bealtles supported all throughout their careers would be best. I chose Hey Jude because while it is Paul singing and everyone else on back up. I think that it has the most energy and the best message plus the ending could go on forever with a crowd. It would be a great moment of release with the Beatles but I am open to opinions.

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3 December 2010 - 2.26pm

So let's put an angle on this - we've been listing our dream set - but let's consider the set THEY would want to play - again, no solo stuff, assume all songs could be reproduced live on stage - and of course adding Billy Preston, Eric Clapton or whomever, is fine.

But would they play Hey Jude? George has hard feelings about that song. Would they play the Abbey Road medley when John didn't like that bit so much? Or would feelings have changed?

Maybe they would compromise some stuff out - and they would add the songs they really seemed to enjoy - including covers like "You've really got a hold on me".

What set do you think would THEY want to play?

"She looks more like him than I do."

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Necko
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3 December 2010 - 5.10pm

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

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3 December 2010 - 5.33pm

since we're allowed to do encores:

Only A Northern Song

Blue Jay Way

helter skelter

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The Walrus
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4 December 2010 - 6.29pm

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band (Pete Best/Zak Starkey on drums)

With A Little Help From My Friends (I've always imagined Ringo walking on stage and taking up lead vocals during the "Billy Shears" bit at the start)

Taxman (a modified McCartney guitar solo beginning before Ringo stops singing, giving Ringo time to resume drums)

Norwegian Wood (again, no pause)

*brief break for John to work the crowd a bit*

Hard Day's Night

Revolution (Hey Jude's b-side version)

Helter Skelter (half an hour long)

I Want You (She's So Heavy) (slightly longer than the Abbey Road version)

*longer interval- Dylan playing "Like a Rolling Stone" to give George's hands a rest*

Back In The USSR (Macca drumming and singing, Ringo on rhythm guitar)

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Doctor Robert

Lady Madonna

I Am The Walrus

You Won't See Me/I'm Looking Through You/For No One (medley)

Octopus's Garden (McCartney to drums)

Here Comes The Sun

Get Back

Real Love

All You Need Is Love

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)

Abbey Road Medley (beginning with Because, or even SPLHCB(r))

 

Encore:

Yellow Submarine (McCartney drumming)

Something

Free As A Bird

Hey Jude

 

Running time: 129 minutes plus a 16/17 minute encore. That's about an hour and a half.

I'd give my life savings to go to that concert.

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time

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4 December 2010 - 8.26pm

Wow.. those concerts are awesome.. Ok guys so who in here understands those Einstein theories?? Because we need to work in a time machine NOW!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

 

You know something VonBontee? When I went to Paul's concert in May I
felt quite intimate Blackbird and those songs... even though I was with
other hundred or thousand people.But of  course I don't see any flaw on
that concert. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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

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

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

Beware of Darkness… 

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4 December 2010 - 9.46pm

mithveaen said:

Wow.. those concerts are awesome.. Ok guys so who in here understands those Einstein theories?? Because we need to work in a time machine NOW!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

 

You know something VonBontee? When I went to Paul's concert in May I

felt quite intimate Blackbird and those songs... even though I was with

other hundred or thousand people.But of  course I don't see any flaw on

that concert. a-hard-days-night-paul-11


General Relativity is simple, speed of light= no movement in time. Faster than light= movement in time.

 

However, faster than light movement requires a negative mass. You'd also be left 30 light years away.

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time

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4 December 2010 - 9.50pm

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Wow. Then we just need to build a Tardis...

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

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

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

Beware of Darkness… 

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5 December 2010 - 1.19pm

mithveaen said:

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Wow. Then we just need to build a Tardis...


I love the Dr. Who reference. A friend of mine used to have a bumper sticker that read "My other car is a Tardis". The other sticker on his car read "I think he's dead, Jim. You grab his Taser, I'll grab his wallet".

Back on topic...

I admire all of the lists I've seen so far on this thread. I've tried to come up with one, but can't seem to be able to leave any songs off of the list. I would just end up copying and pasting the entire Songs section of this site and be done with it.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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5 December 2010 - 1.25pm

My list would be every single Lennon-McCartney or Harrison dong released by the Beatles with Ringo singing some of his Solo numbers

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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Necko
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6 December 2010 - 1.56am

A twelve-hour concert?  I'd imagine the costs would run very high...

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

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Necko
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6 December 2010 - 1.57am

It'd be worth it, though.

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

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vonbontee
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6 December 2010 - 3.09am

mithveaen said:

 

You know something VonBontee? When I went to Paul's concert in May I
felt quite intimate Blackbird and those songs... even though I was with
other hundred or thousand people.But of  course I don't see any flaw on
that concert. a-hard-days-night-paul-11


Glad you enjoyed Paul's concert Mithvaeaen!  Me, I'm just making excuses for my personal opinion on concerts. In my experience, the bigger the venue, the less enjoyable the proceedings. (I've only ever been to one stadium show of more than 20000 people, and in truth I had less fun than seeing my cousin's band play in his basement. Of course, they let me sit in on bass...) But I'd still try to see the Beatles, of course, even though It would be the biggest show of all time, practically...

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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mithveaen
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6 December 2010 - 3.28am

Well actually the stadium was quite small now I think about it. I mean it was big but it was not a huuuuge stadium. And I was close to the stage.

 

Anyway I think if I were in a Beatle concert I'd be shouting and crying like those girls in the 60s. paul-mccartney

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

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

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

Beware of Darkness… 

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