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Your Imaginary Dream Reunion Concert Set
10 September 2014
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Ok, I’m going to stick to the original intent of the thread, which is to list our ideal setlist for a reunion concert the Beatles could have done before John’s death, with a 20 song cap and with no solo work. Note that this isn’t my 20 favourite Beatles songs, rather those that I think would work best in this context while at least touching on the different phases of their career (though admitedly the setlist is skewed towards their later work).

So here goes.

Main Set
1.  Come Together
2.  Drive My Car
3.  Help !
4.  While My Guitar Gently Weeps
5.  Can’t Buy Me Love
6.  Nowhere Man
7.  Octopus’s Garden
8.  Lady Madonna
9.  A Hard Day’s Night
10. Paperback Writer
11. Strawberry Fields Forever
12. Penny Lane
13. I Am The Walrus
14. Got To Get You Into My Life
15. Something
16. Please Please Me
17. Get Back

Encore
18. All You Need Is Love
19. Let It Be
20. The End

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1971 Setlist:

Get Back

Cry Baby Cry

I Saw Her Standing There

Act Naturally

Child Of Nature /Jealus Guy (John Begins Sing The Song With The Child Of Nature Lyrics But After The First Verse Change It To Jealous Guy )

Sour Milk Sea (With Jackie Lomax)

For No One

Yesterday

Day Tripper

Imagine

You Know My Name

Sgt Pepper Reprise/Help

Carry That Weight

The End

Encore:

Hey Bulldog

Lady Madonna

Hey Jude

From The Cavern To Candlestick Park
And From Sgt Pepper To Break Up

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 One thing I must ad, is although I’ve never seen the Beatle tour live, I’ve seen soooooo many Tribute Bands and I’d like to see the Beatles do a “Let It Be Comeback Tour”, without the costume changes like the early Beatlemania matching suits, then the Shea Stadium suits, then the Pepper costumes, etc….

Just them dressing individually like they did on the Rooftop!  Some Tribute acts should actually do this….

As to what songs they would play, there are just too many to chose from!!!paul-mccartney

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I’m going to do this as a possible reunion concert The Beatles could have done in 95-96 at the time of the Beatles Anthology, if John had lived. I’m also not going to stick to the 20-song limit, rather going with a 50-song concert.

Note that rather than pick all of my favorites, I tried to be representative of the Beatles career as a whole, their UK singles (except ‘Love Me Do ‘) and many of their other most important and popular songs.

First Set
01. Drive My Car
02. Come Together
03. Taxman
04. Can’t Buy Me Love
05. I Want To Hold Your Hand
06. All My Loving
07. Help
08. With A Little Help From My Friends
09. Hello, Goodbye
10. Revolution
11. Paperback Writer
12. From Me To You
13. A Hard Day’s Night
14. Lady Madonna
15. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
16. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
17. I Am The Walrus
18. Octopus’s Garden
19. Don’t Let Me Down
20. Nowhere Man
21. I’m Down
22. I Feel Fine
23. Ticket To Ride
24. Day Tripper
25. She Loves You
26. Twist And Shout
27. I Saw Her Standing There
28. Please Please Me
29. Get Back

Second Set
30. Strawberry Fields Forever
31. Penny Lane
32. Eleanor Rigby
33. Yellow Submarine
34. Norwegian Wood
35. Blackbird
36. Here Comes The Sun
37. Got To Get You Into My Life
38. Tomorrow Never Knows
39. Helter Skelter
40. Yesterday
41. We Can Work It Out
42. In My Life
43. Something
44. Hey Jude
45. Let It Be
46. All You Need Is Love
47. Give Peace A Chance
48. The End

Encore
49. Free As A Bird
50. Real Love

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That is a fantastic set-list, @Left Turn! 

Where is 29? May I suggest I Wanna Be Your Man or Octopus’s Garden , as you’ve only included one Ringo song?

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That is a fantastic set-list, @Left Turn! 

Where is 29? May I suggest I Wanna Be Your Man or Octopus’s Garden , as you’ve only included one Ringo song?  

I’ve added Octopus’s Garden at #18

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If they reunited Od have to see Sexy Sadie and All Things Must Pass

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-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today… The Beatles (one off) Reunion Concert 1984. This live show was performed at Madison Square Gardens on February 7 1984, the 20th anniversary of their arrival in America. The set list (consists of Beatles, some solo songs and Rock ‘N’ Roll covers) –

Get Back *

I’ve Got A Feeling *

Band On The Run  

Something *

Can’t Buy Me Love

Long Tall Sally (Paul with Little Richard, * )

I Wanna Be Your Man *

Be-Bop-A-Lula 

Bad Boy

INTERVAL

Here Comes The Sun *

Eight Days A Week

You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (John with Bob Dylan)

If Not For You (George with Bob Dylan)

Yesterday

Here, There And Everywhere

Strawberry Fields Forever

Sgt Pepper (similar to Reprise version)

A Day In The Life  

INTERVAL 2

All You Need Is Love

Photograph*

MEDLEY *

A Hard Day’s Night

Paperback Writer

I Saw Her Standing There

Ticket To Ride

I Want To Hold Your Hand

She Loves You

Twist And Shout

In My Life

Imagine

Hey Jude *

ENCORE:

Maggie Mae (as a joke)

Give Peace A Chance

* = With Billy Preston

I know it’s breaking rules as post 1980 and with solo songs… But I think this set list goes really well! a-hard-days-night-john-6

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robert said
OK – here’s the set-up.

 

The Beatles come back for a reunion concert (let’s say it’s pre-December 1980) – give us your dream set – say up to 20 songs – no solo numbers – only Beatle songs.

It’s a toughie!  

1. Paperback Writer

2. Help !

3. Ticket To Ride

4. Come Together

5. Something

6. Octopus’s Garden

7. Revolution

8. Let It Be

9. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

10. Yesterday

11. I Am The Walrus

12. Hey Jude

13. Norwegian Wood

14. Act Naturally

15. Here Comes The Sun

16. I Saw Her Standing There

17. Twist And Shout

18. I Want To Hold Your Hand

19. A Hard Day’s Night

20. Yellow Submarine

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I didn’t think about it too hard…I just noticed that I have more Ringo than George, though.

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SgtPeppersBulldog said

I know it’s breaking rules as post 1980 and with solo songs… But I think this set list goes really well! a-hard-days-night-john-6  

Plus, does John (have to) die in this universe?

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I don’t think so, though if we aren’t bound by reality, could give Paul some wings while we’re at it.

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I can see it now, The Beatles 1995 12 hour Anthology reunion concert:

Opening Act, The Beach Boys :

Wouldn’t It Be Nice

Surfin USA

I Get Around

California Girls

Kokomo

Good Vibrations

Barbara Ann

2nd Opening Act, Queen:

One Vision

Tie Your Mother Down

Another One Bites The Dust

I Want It All

Fat Bottomed Girls

Killer Queen/Bicycle Race/You’re My Best Friend/Don’t Stop Me Now

Who Wants To Live Forever

Brighton Rock Solo

Now I’m Here

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Hammer To Fall

The Show Must Go On

Bohemian Rhapsody

We Will Rock You

We Are The Champions

3rd Opening Act, Jimi Femdrix, an all female Jimi Hendrix tribute band:

Fire

The Wind Cries Mary

Spanish Castle Magic

All Along The Watchtower

Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)

Purple Haze

The Beatles:

Act 1:

Please Please Me album

From Me To You

Thank You Girl

With The Beatles album

She Loves You

I’ll Get You

Long Tall Sally EP

I Want To Hold Your Hand

This Boy

Act 2:

A Hard Day’s Night album

Beatles For Sale album

I Feel Fine

She’s A Woman

Help ! album

Bad Boy

Yes It Is

I’m Down

Act 3:

Rubber Soul album

We Can Work It Out

Day Tripper

Act 4:

Revolver album

Paperback Writer

Rain

Act 5:

Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band album

Strawberry Fields Forever

Penny Lane

Magical Mystery Tour EP

Hello, Goodbye

Baby You’re A Rich Man

Act 6:

5 new tracks from Yellow Submarine movie

Lady Madonna

The Inner Light

Intermission:

Metallica:

Enter Sandman

Sad But True

Wherever I May Roam

The Unforgiven

Nothing Else Matters

One

Stone Cold Crazy

Act 7:

The Beatles album

Revolution

Hey Jude

Act 8:

Abbey Road album

The Ballad Of John And Yoko

Old Brown Shoe

Let It Be album

Don’t Let Me Down

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Intermission:

Interviews/answer questions from the audience

Final act 1:

I Want To Hold Your Hand

All My Loving

Can’t Buy Me Love

She Loves You

Twist And Shout

Final act 2:

Help !

I Feel Fine

Eight Days A Week

A Hard Day’s Night

Ticket To Ride

Yesterday

Nowhere Man

Day Tripper

Final act 3:

Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band

With A Little Help From My Friends

Strawberry Fields Forever

Paperback Writer

Yellow Submarine

All You Need Is Love

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

A Day In The Life

Final act 4:

Come Together

Revolution

Let It Be

Get Back

Final act 5:

Free As A Bird

Real Love

Cry For A Shadow

Johnny B. Goode

Strawberry Fields Forever (take 1)

If You’ve Got Trouble

The End (Anthology)

Hey Jude

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1995 Queen and Beatles with no Lennon or Freddie Mercury? Or is it the dream concert so Dennis Wilson, John and Freddie never died? Either way I like your setlist. This is mine. It includes solo Beatles and happens in 1977. 

Set One

Because You Never Give Me Your Money Sun King > Mean Mr. Mustard > Polythene Pam She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

All Things Must Pass

Instant Karma !

Maybe I’m Amazed

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Help !

It Don’t Come Easy

A Hard Day’s Night

Yesterday

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

 

Set 2

I Saw Her Standing There

I Feel Fine

Dear Prudence

Something

I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band > A Little Help From My Friends.

Within You Without You

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Imagine

My Sweet Lord

I’ve Got A Feeling

Backseat of My Car

Sexy Sadie

Golden Slumbers > Carry That Weight > The End  

 

Encore 1

Get Back

For You Blue

Penny Lane

Strawberry Fields Forever

 

Encore 2 

Here Comes The Sun

Let It Be

All You Need Is Love

Helter Skelter

 

Encore 3

A Day In The Life  

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Julian plays John’s parts and an impersonator plays Freddie’s parts.

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I wrote all my favourite songs I wanted and there were a 50 song list so here’s a condensed version that wouldn’t make the concert last three hours (even though that would have been wonderful). The songs are in order of their career though, from babies to older. I’m also not counting Golden Slumbers , Carry That Weight and The End as separate songs because c’mon. I also really wanted to add In Spite Of All The Danger , but, I decided against it as I’m classing that as pre Beatles.

01. I Saw Her Standing There
02. Devil In Her Heart
03. And I Love Her
04. Things We Said Today
05. No Reply
06. I’ll Follow The Sun
07. The Night Before
08. Ticket To Ride
09. Norwegian Wood  
10. If I Needed Someone
11. It’s Only Love
12. Here, There And Everywhere
13. For No One
14. When I’m Sixty-Four
15. Strawberry Fields Forever
16. Your Mother Should Know
17. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
18. Oh! Darling  
19. I Me Mine
20. The Long And Winding Road

Encore: 
01. Let It Be
02. Don’t Let Me Down
03. Golden Slumbers , Carry That Weight , The End

Didn’t realise how much Paul is in this…Oops.

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Thought I’d have another go at this, conforming to the original rules. This concert would be pre-1980 (1976), only consists of 20 songs, and no solo material. 

John: Lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar

Paul: Lead vocals, bass, acoustic guitar on Yesterday  

George: Lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar on Here Comes The Sun

Ringo: Lead Vocals, drums and percussion

Billy Preston: piano and keyboard

 

1. Come Together

2. Taxman  

3. Got To Get You Into My Life (which segues into)

4. A Hard Day’s Night

5. Honey Don’t  

6. Let It Be

7. If I Needed Someone

8. Help !

9. And Your Bird Can Sing  

10. Yesterday  

INTERVAL 

11. With A Little Help From My Friends

12. Here Comes The Sun

13. Bad Boy

14. Lady Madonna  

15. I’ve Got A Feeling

16. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

17. Twist And Shout

18. All You Need Is Love

 

ENCORE 

19. Maggie Mae (as a joke)

20. Hey Jude

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