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attention, beatles fans

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by albert77, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Let's have some fun today and do something that I don't think has been done before. This is mainly for us old farts, who still remember where we were when they first saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, but the young can play along.

    Most Beatles fans know that George Martin tried desperately to talk the band into releasing the White album as a single LP, but they had so much material and couldn't agree on much of anything by then, so they ended up throwing everything in there and put it out as a double disc.

    But let's suppose that Martin got his way, and now you have the job of culling all that material down to one album. What stays and what goes?

    Here's how I'd play it:

    Side 1
    Back In the USSR
    Dear Prudence
    Glass Onion
    Obladi-Oblada
    Yer Blues
    While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    Julia

    Side 2
    Revolution (the electric version that wasn't on the album, but should have been)
    Blackbird
    Don't Pass Me By
    Piggies
    Rocky Raccoon
    Happiness Is a Warm Gun
    Helter Skelter
    Long, Long, Long
     
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Side 1:
    "Back In The U.S.S.R."
    "Dear Prudence"
    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
    "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
    "Happiness Is A Warm Gun"

    Side 2:
    "Blackbird"
    "Birthday"
    "Mother Nature's Son"
    "Helter Skelter"
    "Revolution 1"
     
  3. There are some pretty easy cuts on the White Album -- Wild Honey Pie, Martha My Dear, Don't Pass Me By, I Will, Birthday, Revolution 9, etc.
    The good songs on there are fantastic, but the lows are very low (it doesn't get lower than Revolution 9).
     
  4. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but you've got to have a Ringo song on there. Agree with you on Revolution 9. It's absolutely unlistenable.
     
  5. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Side 1:
    "Back In The U.S.S.R."
    "Dear Prudence"
    "Glass Onion"
    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
    "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
    "Happiness Is A Warm Gun"

    Side 2:
    "Blackbird"
    "Yer Blues"
    "Rocky Racoon"
    "Sexy Sadie"
    "Helter Skelter"
    "Revolution 1"
    "Good Night"
     
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Georgia Satellites did a great version of "Don't Pass Me By".
     
  7. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    Just reading the song title "Revolution 9" gives me the creeps... what an eerie track on an otherwise fantastic album. The White Album is always among my answers to "what albums would you bring to a deserted island" assuming, of course, that island has electricity.
     
  8. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Here's mine:

    Side 1
    Back In The USSR
    Dear Prudence
    Glass Onion
    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    Happiness Is A Warm Gun

    Side 2
    Mother Nature's Son
    I'm So Tired (mystified that I'm the first one to pick this - one of my top 5 Beatles songs)
    Helter Skelter
    Rocky Raccoon
    Don't Pass Me By
    Long, Long, Long
    Revolution 1
     
  9. Lack of love for "I Will" bothers me.
     
  10. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Wasn't Revolution 9 Lennon's way of saying FU to McCartney because he insisted Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da be included and Lennon hated the song?
     
  11. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    That was my toughest cut (well, that and Birthday). Went to an outdoor wedding last year where the musician was a solo guitarist playing Beatles songs. The couple left the ceremony to I Will, and it was really, really cool.
     
  12. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Great song. Honestly, I forgot all about it when making my list.
     
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