50th Anniversary all things Beatles White Album

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by tinnox, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. EdwinM

    EdwinM Grumpy old man

    We have a band here in Holland called the Analogues that played the entire album note by note using the original instruments. Even had a mellotron restored. Added Visuals and it sounded great. For revolution 9 they simply made their own simular sound collage accompanied by a great video by a Dutch artist. They simply placed a tape recorder on stage and left for 9 minutes
    Here some examples

    Savoy Truffle
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  2. Josip

    Josip Forum Resident

    If it was recorded in Abbey Road, than it's probably somewhere in the vaults...

    They would take acetates home, but the master stays locked! :)

    If it was recorded at home, it's a different story...

    PIGGIES Forum Resident

    I'd like to hear more of the rehearsal version on Anthology 3 - just Ringo with piano accompaniment.
  4. Ern

    Ern Forum Resident

    There's also Ringo on vocal with John on electric guitar accompaniment.
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  5. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York
  6. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

    Revolution #9 performed live...

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    PIGGIES Forum Resident

    Good call, I'd forgotten that.
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  8. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member


    Except for Paul's "Etcetera", which supposedly is a version of "Thingumybob" with lyrics. Paul recorded it during the White Album and somehow took home the master copy---never to be seen again.
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  9. Beatlebug

    Beatlebug Forum Resident

    I'm not sure if that's true. I'm sure I've heard that they are two different songs and that the 'Etcetera' that was offered to Twiggy, if that's correct, was actually a ballad, unlike Thingumybob.
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  10. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    In any event, Paul called it "a bad song. I think it's a good job that it's died a death in some tape bin."
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  11. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    I have heard that too. But since Paul is the only one who might have the tape, we really don't know. Maybe the version of "Etcetera" with lyrics was a slowed down version of "Thingumybob" (music-wise). I sort of can hear a pretty ballad based on the melody of "Thingumybob".
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  12. paulmccartneyistheman

    paulmccartneyistheman Forum Resident

    Acted like a dust bin lid.

    I didn’t give a second thought
    To what the consequences might be
    Now everybody on the music forums
    Wants a piece of me!
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  13. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Please explain.

    I have no idea what you are talking about. :D
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  14. Sean Murdock

    Sean Murdock Apple Consigliere In Waiting

    Bergenfield, NJ
    It couldn't be any worse than "Women Kind," right? I mean, is that even possible?
  15. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Unfortunately "Woman Kind" is one of the songs on Egypt Station".

    Paul didn't even re-record it.
    It's his demo recording but they added cello to it. :p

    Just picture this with cello added.
    It will be great now.:D

  16. Wayfaring Stranger

    Wayfaring Stranger Forum Resident

    York uk
    I once saw an Apple single with What's The New Mary Jane on the B side. Someone had it at a record fair in Camden Town. I don't know if it was a counterfeit or the real thing. I think it had Let It Be as an A side. Does this ring any bells with anyone?
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  17. Sean Murdock

    Sean Murdock Apple Consigliere In Waiting

    Bergenfield, NJ
    It's a fake; "Mary Jane" was never considered for (let alone pressed on) a Beatles single. At one point, though, John wanted to release "Mary Jane" and "You Know My Name" as a Plastic Ono Band single.
  18. RMP1967

    RMP1967 Forum Resident

    It's actually su
    I'd like to think it's not possible but the fact that Macca allowed us to hear "Women Kind" and not "Et Cetera" might suggest otherwise. Also, anytime I've tried to imagine what the rather charming "Thingumybob" might have sounded like as a vocal number, I get a bad feeling - "dum dum et cetera/dah dah et cetera" and so on. Huge potential for cringeworthiness on a scale that "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" could only imagine. Possibly.
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  19. mikecarrera

    mikecarrera Forum Resident

    You're so welcome to join in on the upcoming Lennon project thread, not so many members over there, it's still way to early for any news regarding WA50th but on the other hand we will get news soon on the Lennon camp, hints already started.
  20. BuCo

    BuCo A Guy Who Can't Have Enough Super Deluxe Box Sets

    New York City

    Upcoming John Lennon Imagine release out 2018
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  21. Diamond Star Halo

    Diamond Star Halo Forum Resident

    Not bad, but I can’t justify including Rocky Raccoon, especially on the #3 spot. I like some of the sequencing though.

    Here’s my latest version:

    Back In The USSR
    Dear Prudence
    Ob La Di
    Everybody’s Got Something to Hide
    Mother Nature’s Son
    While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    Happiness Is A Warm Gun

    Martha My Dear
    I’m So Tired
    Savoy Truffle
    Cry Baby Cry/Can You Take Me Back
    Helter Skelter
  22. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

    A band called The Shazam recorded a cover of "Revolution 9" with recognizable elements rearranged and repurposed to make it into something more resembling a song.
  23. notesfrom

    notesfrom Forum Resident

    NC USA
    I would have the single album have shorter versions of all the songs that are already on the double album.
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  24. Diamond Star Halo

    Diamond Star Halo Forum Resident


    Really? I hope this is a joke. If it is, touché.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
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  25. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    Not sure why Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da is so unloved. A great pop song IMO - a number one in the UK & Australia (beatles version). Also with it's ska influence it's unique in The Beatles catalogue.
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