Any Recent Homemade Compilations You Are Particularly Proud Of?

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  1. musik4chameleons

    musik4chameleons Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    North of 45
    I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to making my homemade compilations. The track listing, flow, and playing time has to be just right all the way through. When making these, I usually stick to albums or versions of albums that have only one or two good songs. I like to make my compilations 10 -12 tracks depending on the ‘theme.’ I use my home CD recorder so I can play the CD’s in my car or home stereo.

    Recently I finished making a Bowie Ryko Bonus Tracks compilation. Sure I enjoy the albums but don’t particularly care for the Ryko versions. However, I do like some of the bonus tracks available on the Ryko versions.

    1. Putting Out Fire (Cat People soundtrack)*
    2. Space Oddity ‘80
    3. I Pray Ole
    4. Some Are
    5. Who Can I Be Now?
    6. John I’m Only Dancing ‘75
    7. Dodo
    8. Growing Up
    9. Velvet Goldmine
    10. Holy Holy

    * - Yeah I know Cat People isn't a Ryko bonus track but it starts my compilation off beautifully. Flow over theme in this case.

    Any recent Homemade Compilations You Are Particularly Proud Of?
     
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  2. mschrist

    mschrist Forum Resident

    Location:
    Madison, WI
    Every Christmas I make a comp of mostly mid-tempo recent music for my wife. She always tells me she likes it, although I sometimes wonder if she's just trying to find something for me to do. I almost certainly end up listening to it myself. This is the 2011 comp:

    1. Wye Oak, "Remember, Above" (from Daytrotter)
    2. Fleet Foxes, "Lorelai"
    3. Acrylics, "The Catacombs"
    4. The National, "Pretty in Pink" (from Daytrotter)
    5. Beach House, "Take Care"
    6. Low, "Silver Rider" (from "Live at Eindhoven" EP)
    7. Vampire Weekend, "Bryn" (from Daytrotter)
    8. TV on the Radio, "Second Song"
    9. Dum Dum Girls, "Hold Your Hand"
    10. Air, "Seven Stars"
    11. Zola Jesus, "Sea Talk"
    12. Wilco, "Whole Love"
    13. They Might Be Giants, "Tubthumping" (from the Onion AV Club)
    14. Tune-Yards, "Gangsta"
    15. Sunbears, "They Think They're Soooooo Philosophical"
    16. Milagres, "Glowing Mouth"
    17. The Sea and Cake, "Up on the North Shore"
    18. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., "Nothing But Our Love" (from Daytrotter)

    "Daytrotter", by the way, is a super-cheap ($2 a month) subscription service for live-in-the-studio sessions from indie musicians. It's a great place to hear lots of new acts and get alternate versions of tracks you might already have.
     
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  3. RandyP

    RandyP Well-Known Member

    I recently did a four disc James Taylor collection entitled, "The James Taylor Studio Albums Collection (1967 - 2002)." It's the best tracks, IMHO, of all of his studio albums, save the Covers collections and Christmas collections. No live tracks, either, of course.

    I divided it up this way: Disc 1 is the WB Years (1970 - 1976), Disc 2 is the Columbia Years (1977 - 1988), Disc 3 is the Columbia Years (1991 - 2002), and Disc 4 is Rarities and Extras. That is where I put some Apple tracks, the special edition bonus tracks, a couple of soundtrack songs, and his only (I believe) non-lp B side, "I Can Dream of You," written by his brother, Livingston, which was the B side of "Shower The People." Unfortuately, the only version of this I could find was a vinyl rip on YouTube so it's not the best quality.

    I'm still working on the art work but I plan to use a collage of all the studio albums as the cover and a basic tracklisting on the back, with the track details being inside.
     
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  4. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Uh Huh

    Location:
    Northeast Ohio
    I did a Who compilation a few months ago. It took a few weeks to get it to my liking.

    Not perfect but I enjoy it, and that's all that really matters.

    1. Can't Explain - MBB&B (SH)
    2. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere - WBWB (US)
    3. My Generation - The Who Sing My Generation (Canadian MCA)
    4. The Kids Are Alright - Max R&B
    5. A Legal Matter - Max R&B
    6. Substitute - WBWB (US)
    7. I'm A Boy (stereo mix) - The Who Collection
    8. Happy Jack - WBWB (US)
    9. Boris the Spider - MBB&B (SH)
    10. Pictures of Lily - MBB&B (SH)
    11. I Can See For Miles - MBB&B (SH)
    12. Magic Bus (long version with alt. vocal orig on MB&B vinyl) - The Who Collection (folded)
    13. Pinball Wizard - Tommy (MFSL)
    14. Summertime Blues - Singles (Polydor)
    15. The Seeker - MBB&B (SH)
    16. Won't Get Fooled Again (single version) - Singles (Polydor)
    17. Let's See Action - The Who Collection
    18. Join Together - The Who Collection
    19. Relay - The Who Collection
    20. 5:15 - Quadrophenia (MCA orig mix)
    21. Love Reign O'er Me - Quadrophenia (MCA orig mix)
    22. Squeeze Box - Singles (Polydor)
    23. Who Are You (5:00 version) - Singles (Polydor)

    All sources from CD.
     
  5. thebeatles67

    thebeatles67 Forum Resident

    The British Invasion on 45s (1963-1966)--7 cdr collection I worked on for two years--consisting of nearly 200 tracks--all taken from original mono UK vinyl 45 sources in mint to NM condition. On several songs it took 3-5 copies to get one that was eithr in the NM to Mint to unplayed condition to include it. Nothing was extracted from an LP--nothing. No reissues were allowed.
     
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  6. Pureprairie1972

    Pureprairie1972 New Member

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    Now that sounds like one fine collection. :righton:
     
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  7. I recently made needledrops of the entire Smiths Complete vinyl boxed set and added all the tracks from The World Won't Listen and Louder Than Bombs as well as all the rarities that can be found on compilations like The Sound Of The Smiths, The Very Best Of The Smiths and various B-sides to the regular albums as bonus tracks. So now I have 6 discs which are basically expanded editions of the band's 4 regular albums, Hatful Of Hollow and the live album Rank. There's still a few things that couldn't fit on the 6 discs, but nothing that I care about. I think this is what last year's CD set should have been.
     
  8. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Many years ago I locked myself into a couple of radio production studios, and made some Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel comps, on cassette, all segued...one pass each side (that is, I hit "record" on the cassette deck, and then beat/chord-segued everything). I did some overlapping mixes of different versions, creative segues both from chord modulation and lyrical juxtaposition, flew-in some segments from 12" mixes and live versions to capture some great moments. They were awesome, if I do say so, and I do. Also did a nice 2-cassette version of my favorites of everything the Paul Winter Consort had done up to that point. Ran two turntables, three reel-to-reels, and at one point actually tied one studio to the other just to see if I could make it all work (at least, it did on the second attempt :D )!

    Recently however...I'm lucky if I can compile the coffee and the breakfast cereal in time for my morning "break" :hide:




    Now playing on Ariel Stream: Tina Dico - Your Waste Of Time
     
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  9. chodad

    chodad Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northern NY
    I made a whole cassette of just guitar breaks from mid '60s songs (Beach Boys, Beatles, etc.) . It was sorta cool but could drive you crazy after a few listens.
     
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  10. pocofan

    pocofan Forum Resident

    Location:
    Alabama
    My three disc set The Best Music You Never Heard. Updated it recently.
     
  11. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Forever Autumn Volume 2: Baroque pop rarities 1967-1973

    1 EDWARDS HAND – FRIDAY HILL (1969) UK
    2 KENSINGTON MARKET – IF IT IS LOVE (1968) CANADA
    3 RICHARD TWICE – IF I KNEW YOU WERE THE ONE (1970) USA
    4 THE MILLENNIUM – THERE IS NOTHING MORE TO SAY (1968) USA
    5 ITHACA – FEELINGS (EDIT) (1973) UK
    6 BERGEN WHITE – THE BIRD SONG (1969) USA
    7 NOEL HARRISON – THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND (1968) UK
    8 THE KLAN – AND I LOVE IT SO (1967) BELGIUM
    9 MARGO GURYAN – SUNDAY MORNING (1968) USA
    10 THE JOYRIDE – THE CRYSTAL SHIP (1967) USA
    11 BRIGITTE FONTAINE – IL PLEUT (1968) FRANCE
    12 THE LEFT BANKE – DARK IS THE BARK (1968) USA
    13 COLIN BLUNSTONE – SMOKEY DAY (1971) UK
    14 THE NEW YORK ROCK N’ROLL ENSEMBLE – MR. TREE (1968) USA
    15 SUMMERHILL – FOLLOW US (1969) USA
    16 PHILAMORE LINCOLN – THE NORTH WIND BLEW SOUTH (1970) UK
    17 CULPEPER’S ORCHARD – AUTUMN OF IT ALL (1972) DENMARK
    18 AXIS – LONG TIME AGO (1971) GREECE
    19 THE NEW WAVE – WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE (1967) USA
    20 LES IRRESISTIBLES – LANDS OF SHADOW (1968) USA
    21 MARK•ALMOND – TRAMP AND THE YOUNG GIRL (1971) UK
    22 DAVE BERRY – AND I HAVE LEARNED TO DREAM (1967) UK
    23 THE SMOKE – OCTOBER COUNTRY (1968) USA
    24 ETERNITY’S CHILDREN – MY HAPPINESS DAY (1969) USA
    25 EARTH OPERA – THE CHILD BRIDE (1968) USA
     
  12. Mark H

    Mark H Well-Known Member

    Location:
    upstate N.Y.

    Must be quite an interesting collection. Out of curiosity what record/reference chart did you use for this?
     
  13. JimC

    JimC Forum Resident

    Location:
    Illinois
    This sounds interesting.:righton:
     
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  14. DEAN OF ROCK

    DEAN OF ROCK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hoover, AL
    bumping THIS THREAD.

    BEATLES67 - any chance we could see your British Invasion track lists? TIA
     
  15. thebeatles67

    thebeatles67 Forum Resident

    Sure--Ill scan and post in the next few days.
     
  16. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    I remember when I heard riders on the storm first....That run during the intro. What is that sound? I love it. It was a fender rhodes electric piano.
    Ever since then I've loved the sound of the Rhodes. So far I've done up 3 volumes of spacey jazz fusion featuring the fender rhodes.

    Many Rhodes: Volume 1 - Spaced out jazz instrumentals featuring the fender Rhodes electric piano

    1 DUNCAN LAMONT - THE APARTMENT (1975)
    2 JOAO DONATO - ME DEXIA (1973)
    3 LONIE LISTON SMITH - ASPIRATIONS (1973)
    4 RUPERT COBBETT - AIN'T DONE NOTHING (1976)
    5 PHAROAH SANDERS - ASTRAL TRAVELING (1971)
    6 ALAN PARKER - BLACK LIGHT (1973)
    7 BENNIE MAUPIN - THE JEWEL IN THE LOTUS (1974)
    8 YUSEF LATEEF - MYSTIQUE (1976)
    9 JOE ZAWINUL - IN A SILENT WAY (1971)
    10 CHICK COREA - CRYSTAL SILENCE (1972)
    11 GEORGE DUKE - AU-RIGHT (1971)
    12 DUNCAN LAMONT - FLUTE IN FIVE FOUR (1975)
    13 GEORGE DUKE - PEACE (1971)
    14 FRANK STRAZZERI - CLOUDBURST (1976)
    15 ALAN TEW - THE PETERMAN (FROM THE OST THE HANGED MAN: PERFORMED BY BULLET) (1975)
    16 GEORGE DUKE - SWEET BITE (1971)


    MANY RHODES : VOULME 2 - MORE SPACED OUT JAZZ FUSION FEATURING THE FENDER RHODES ELECTRIC PIANO

    1 AZYMUTH - LIGHT AS A FEATHER (1979)
    2 PATRICE RUSHEN - BEFORE THE DAWN (1975)
    3 HERBIE HANCOCK - SUN TOUCH (1975)
    4 GEORGE DUKE - SOME TIME AGO (1973)
    5 AHMAD JAMAL - TUCSON (1976)
    6 HERBIE HANCOCK - YOU'LL KNOW WHEN YOU GET THERE (1971)
    7 ALAN TEW - SMOKEY JOE THE DREAMER (1975)
    8 JORGE LOPEZ RUIZ & FERNANDO GELBARD - ODA PARA MI NINA (1972)
    9 BAYETE (TODD COCHRAN) - EURUS (1972)
    10 JULIAN PRIESTER - PROLOGUE / LOVE, LOVE (1974)


    Many Rhodes: Volume 3 - further explorations in cosmic jazz

    1 MIKIO MASUDA - I SAW THE LIGHT (1976)
    2 BOB JAMES - NAUTILUS (1974)
    3 HIROSHI SUZUKI - ROMANCE (1975)
    4 ALAN HAWKSHAW & BRIAN BENNETT - 20 MILE HIGH SWINGER (1974)
    5 CLIVE HICKS - STORYTIME (1973)
    6 HYSEAR DON WALKER - CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT (1972)
    7 GEORGE DUKE - MANYA (1973)
    8 ALAN TEW - THE RUB (1975)
    9 MASARU IMADA QUARTET - SEA WEEDS (1978)
    10 MICHEL SARDABY - GAIL (1975)
    11 MASABUMI KIKUCHI - CITY SNOW (1980)
    12 HERBIE HANCOCK - BUBBLES (1975)
    13 JOHN CAMERON - LIQUID SUNSHINE (1973)
    14 NAT ADDERLEY - HOME (1976)

    Kudos to the never enough rhodes blog
     
  17. DEAN OF ROCK

    DEAN OF ROCK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hoover, AL
    Many thanks!
     
  18. DEAN OF ROCK

    DEAN OF ROCK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hoover, AL
    Bump hoping for the track list as I am about to add to my "Invasion" compilation discs. Thanks
     
  19. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Boulful Sallad

    Location:
    New Zealand
    A recent one I've made, the third Joe Meek themed one (the first two were various artists comps). This one focuses on Heinz. I filled it up with his best material (except Dreams Do Come True which is a guilty pleasure), although there is the odd track or two which were left off (I deliberately left off 'Just Like Eddie'), and there's probably another disc worth of the 'worst' material.

    [​IMG]

    Track List:
    Somebody To Love (live at The Cavern)
    Dreams Do Come True
    Been Invited To A Party
    Don't You Knock At My Door
    Country Boy
    You Were There
    No Matter What They Say
    Please Little Girl
    The Beating of My Heart
    Diggin' My Potatoes
    Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
    Big Fat Spider
    The End of The World
    Heart Full of Sorrow
    Don't Worry Baby
    Movin' In
    I'm Not A Bad Guy
    Come On, Let's Go
    I Get Up In The Morning
    Talkin' Like A Man
    Lonely River
    Live It Up
    Hush-A-Bye (Baby)
    (Sorry) I Ran All The Way Home
    Summertime Blues
    Come On And Dance
    Twenty Flight Rock
    I've Got A Woman (live at The Cavern).

    28 tracks total, remastered by myself.
     
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  20. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Boulful Sallad

    Location:
    New Zealand
    I just completed this one last night. In the style of Sony's Essential series. 2 discs, all digitally remastered by myself, mostly just getting a natural sound for each track, sounds great. Photo colorized by myself as well.

    The Essential Pat Boone
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    Disc 1:
    Two Hearts
    Tra-La-La
    Ain't That A Shame
    Tennessee Saturday Night
    At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)
    Gee Whittakers!
    I'll Be Home
    Tutti Frutti
    I Almost Lost My Mind
    I'm In Love With You
    Bingo
    Don't Forbid Me
    Why Baby Why
    Love Letters In The Sand
    Bernardine
    Remember You're Mine
    April Love
    A Wonderful Time Up There
    For My Good Fortune
    Good Rockin' Tonight
    The Wang Dang Taffy-Apple Tango
    Rock Boll Weevil

    Disc 2:
    (Welcome) New Lovers
    Words
    Walking The Floor Over You
    Candy Sweet
    Delia Gone
    Alabam
    Moody River
    Johnny Will
    Speedy Gonzales
    Ten Lonely Guys
    The Main Attraction
    Beach Girl
    July, You're A Woman

    Bonus Tracks:
    Rock Around The Clock
    Shot Gun Boogie
    Great Googa Mooga
    Love Letters In The Sand (1959)
    Don't Forbid Me (1959)
    A Wonderful Time Up There (1959)
     
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  21. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident

    I wish I would have kept a copy (I didn't), but sometime in the early 90s I created a compilation of "rock" songs that, interspersed with dialog from the film, loosely told the story of "It's a Wonderful Life" as a sort-of rock opera. I gave them to friends for Christmas. I can only remember some of the songs on there - I know it opened with the people of Bedford Falls praying for George Bailey, which gave way to Eric Clapton's "Holy Mother". When George was turned away by his mother (when he "had never been born") I used Bob Dylan's version of "Rank Strangers To Me". And of course Old Man Potter's "theme" was "Silas Stingy" by The Who.

    EDIT: Just noticed the word "Recent" in the Thread Title. I'm 25 years late to the party.
     
  22. hangwire13

    hangwire13 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pittsburgh
    Yes, I just made a pretty cool comp; the opening songs of various shows Ive seen over the years--

    smashing pumpkins - where boys fear to tread
    roxy music - remake, remodel
    rush - force ten
    prince - erotic city
    duran duran - a view to a kill
    aerosmith - toys in the attic
    the who - substitute
    rolling stones - not fade away
    U2 - zoo station
    REM - these days
    david bowie - space oddity
    Depeche mode - world in my eyes
    elvis Costello - accidents will happen
    psychedelic furs - midnight to midnight
    black Sabbath - war pigs
     
  23. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    I wanted to make an addendum to the 11-disc Simon and Garfunkel boxed set that came out recently, so I put together a disc of officially released studio songs not included on that (or the Pickwick Tom & Jerry compilation, which I burned a needledrop of).

    01) Baby Talk [Tom and Jerry]
    02) Bleecker Street - demo
    03) He Was My Brother - alternate take 1
    04) The Sun Was Burning - alternate take 12
    05) Blues Run The Game
    06) Comfort and Joy
    07) Star Carol
    08) Patterns - demo
    09) A Poem On The Underground Wall - demo
    10) You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies
    11) Old Friends - demo
    12) Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon demo
    13) Feuilles-Oh - demo
    14) Bridge Over Troubled Water - demo take 6
    15) Barbriallen - demo
    16) Rose Of Aberdeen - demo
    17) Roving Gambler - demo
    18) The Break-Up - sketch
    19) Down In The Willow Garden
    20) My Little Town
    21) (What A) Wonderful World
    22) In Cars
     
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  24. KinkySmallFace1991

    KinkySmallFace1991 Forum Resident

    Ian McLagan – Your Secret: The Best of Ian McLagan 1979-2014

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    Disc 1:
    1. Truly
    2. Movin’ Out
    3. Little Troublemaker
    4. Hold On
    5. Mystifies Me
    6. Little Girl
    7. Alligator
    8. So Lucky
    9. Last Chance to Dance
    10. Big Love
    11. Pictures Of Lily
    12. Best Of British
    13. I Only Wanna Be With You
    14. She Stole It!
    15. Don’t Let Him Out Of Your Sight
    16. Hello, Old Friend
    17. You’re My Girl
    18. Date With An Angel
    19. The Wrong Direction
    20. Your Secret

    Disc 2:
    1. Itchycoo Park
    2. Debris
    3. Show Me The Way
    4. You’re So Rude
    5. Glad And Sorry
    6. Never Say Never
    7. I Will Follow
    8. I’m Hot, You’re Cool
    9. Loverman
    10. Get Yourself Together [Live}
    11. Been A Long Time [Live]
    12. Cindy Incidentally [Live]
    13. Trapped [Live]
    14. Kuschty Rye [Live]
    15. All I Wanna Do
    16. Sha-la-la-la
    17. Mean Old World
    18. How Blue
    19. Love Letter

    I have a few I've done, but that's my most recent.
     
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  25. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Just made a "White Album II" - all of the outtakes/major alternate versions, with chatter trimmed to make it a more flowing album. :)

    [Side One]
    01) Mean Mr. Mustard - 1:57
    02) Polythene Pam - 1:25
    03) Junk - 2:20
    04) Child Of Nature - 2:29
    05) Circles - 2:11
    06) Revolution 1 (take 20) - 10:27

    [Side Two]
    01) Helter Skelter / Gone Tomorrow, Here Today - 3:20
    02) Sour Milk Sea - 3:54
    03) Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (take 5) - 2:50
    04) Revolution (take 15) - 3:25
    05) F*** A Duckie - 0:42
    06) Brian Epstein’s Blues - 2:13
    07) A Beginning - 0:48
    08) While My Guitar Gently Weeps (take 1) - 3:14

    [Side Three]
    01) When I Was A Robber - 0:18
    02) Las Vegas Tune - 0:15
    03) St. Louis Blues - 0:52
    04) Hey Jude (mono mix) - 7:19
    05) Not Guilty - 4:21
    06) Jam - 1:14
    07) What’s The New Mary Jane - 6:40

    [Side Four]
    01) Thingumybob (aka Etcetera) - 2:02
    02) Lady Madonna / While My Guitar Gently Weeps Jam - 2:20
    03) Can You Take Me Back - 1:57
    04) Down In Havana - 0:38
    05) Step Inside Love - 1:27
    06) Los Paranoias - 3:53
    07) The Way You Look Tonight - 1:14
     

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