The Beatles Past Masters- come up with a better name.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by PaulKTF, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Lost Monkey

    Lost Monkey Forum Resident

    Compleating the Beatles

    Mass Pastors
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  2. marigoldilemma

    marigoldilemma Forum Resident

    The Compleat Singles
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  3. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

    Belfast, Ireland

    The A-Sides
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  4. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    33 1/3 - and not a 1/3 among 'em
    (To be pronounced in a bogus Irish accent)
  5. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    But it isn't.
  6. Gila

    Gila Forum Resident

    This is approximate:

    Please Please Me
    Love Me Do
    From Me to You
    Thank You Girl

    With the Beatles
    She Loves You
    I'll Get You
    I Want to Hold Your Hand
    This Boy

    A Hard Day's Night
    Long Tall Sally
    I Call Your Name
    Slow Down

    Beatles for Sale
    I Feel Fine
    She's a Woman

    Bad Boy
    Yes It Is
    I'm Down

    Rubber Soul
    Day Tripper
    We Can Work it Out

    Paperback Writer

    White Album
    Lady Madonna
    The Inner Light
    Hey Jude
    Across the Universe

    Let it Be
    Get Back
    Don't Let Me Down

    Abbey Road
    The Ballad of J & Y
    Old Brown Shoe

    Something like that.
  7. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

    The Midwest
    On my music server, there is
    • The Parlophone Singles, vol 1
    • The Parlophone Singles, vol 2
    • The Apple Singles
    The primary source being The Beatles in Mono. I've also got mono rips of all the US LPs from The Capitol Albums sets, so I'm pretty much covered with the remaining stray tracks.

    I've no desire to listen to Past Masters as an album. It's a valuable source for individual tracks, but it's not an enjoyable listening experience as a whole.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
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  8. MHP

    MHP Forum Resident

    I personally think they could have made a "Singles Collection" out of ALL songs released as A and B sides (stereo and mono). It doesn't matter with repetitions. The band did it themselves several times. There seems to be some kind of obsession that repetitions of are not allowed. Why? The album tracks released as singles, were just as much singles as those tracks that released as standalone tracks.
    There are 8 tracks left, that could be attatched as bonus tracks at the end of that Singles Collection:

    Long Tall Sally
    I Call Your Name
    Slow Down
    Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand
    Sie Liebt Dich
    Bad Boy
    Across The Universe

    "Magical Mystery Tour" should stand as the album we all know and love.

    Another idea could be to just let the Red and Blue collections be as they were, and then make "Rarities" the collection that could collect the rest of it.
  9. Jesse Reiswig

    Jesse Reiswig Well-Known Member

    Past Masterb***rs
  10. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Well with all those girls hanging around I guess that would be in the past, wouldn't it? :)
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  11. Digital-G

    Digital-G Forum Resident

    Dayton, OH
    Take a BEATLES Song and Make it Better
    A Collection of Assorted Non-Album Songs
  12. lobo

    lobo Music has always been a matter of Energy to me...

    The Beatles "More hits"
  13. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

    A microquibble about the chronological running order of Past Masters - they put "Bad Boy" before "Yes It Is," even though Yes It Is was released more than a month before "Bad Boy" was even recorded.

    A few ideas for alternate titles:


    Last Word.

    Rarities, Verities, and Singularities.

    What's Left of the Beatles.

    Because it fills all the gaps for completists, you could call it Fixing a Hole or All Together Now. (I know some people chafe at a compilation named after a song that is absent from the compilation. They can relax because that didn't happen here.)

    Put it in a featureless brown cover and call it The Green Album.

    Because the compilation includes some of the biggest hits, but also a lot of (relatively) obscure material, how about A Feast with All the Trimmings? Show a banquet table strewn with singles, EPs, and a doll's leg.

    Maybe a lyric from the compilation?
    Something I Think You'll Understand
    Words Inside a Letterbox
    When I Grow Up I'll Be a Singer
    I'll Get You in the End
    Have Some Fun Tonight
    It's Just a State of Mind
  14. Bullis

    Bullis Forum Resident

    Ognir rrats
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  15. teag

    teag Forum Resident

    Still Masters
  16. artfromtex

    artfromtex Forum Resident

    Fort Worth, TX
    Thank you.
  17. notesfrom

    notesfrom Forum Resident

    NC USA
    Already taken:

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  18. brianvargo

    brianvargo Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    The Beatles with Tony Sheridan and Their Guests, Minus Tony Sheridan and Any of Their Guests
  19. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

    New Jersey
    Songs Your Parents Like
  20. wildstar

    wildstar Forum Resident

    ontario, canada
    I have to disagree with this.

    White Album would add Hey Jude & Revolution

    Sgt Pepper would add SFF & PL

    MMT would be (after the removal of SFF/PL) reordered chronologically as:

    MMT EP (though I keep the side 1 order of the MMT LP - which keeps the sides of the HG single together - though in reverse order)
    Hello Goodbye

    and add:

    Lady Madonna/Inner Light

    The Unreleased YS EP which is the 4 "new" songs from the YS soundtrack album + Across The Universe

    Finish off with You Know My Name.

    So aside from some 1969 overdubs on You Know My Name everything recorded and/or released between Sgt Pepper & The White Album are collected in one place. The YS songs came out on album a couple months after the White Album, but the movie came out in IIRC July 1968 - the soundtrack album being delayed due to issues with George Martin's side two score.

    So that's 17 songs covering a full year of releases from approx mid 67 - mid 68.
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  21. autumn daze

    autumn daze I really don't belong here

    Milton Keynes, UK
    Lost Treasure
    The Farther One Travels, The Less One Knows
    And The Rest...
    Filling the Gaps
    The Beatles' Mix-Tape
    As, Bs & EPs

    I could play this game for hours.
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  22. ^^ The fact that You Know My Name features John and Paul doing all of the vocals together in 1969 is historically too important for this record not to belong to 1969 in my book.
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  23. Rich C

    Rich C Forum Resident

    Northbrook, IL
    Past Masters Minus 1967

    That big hole where 1967 gets glossed over still irks me. It's kind of jarring to hear Rain followed by Lady Madonna.
  24. Same here. I never got over it...
  25. tim185

    tim185 Forum Resident

    Mast Pasters.

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