Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by PaulKTF, Jun 19, 2017.
Compleating the Beatles
The Compleat Singles
Besides The A-Sides
33 1/3 - and not a 1/3 among 'em
(To be pronounced in a bogus Irish accent)
But it isn't.
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
A Hard Day's Night
Long Tall Sally
I Call Your Name
Beatles for Sale
I Feel Fine
She's a Woman
Yes It Is
We Can Work it Out
The Inner Light
Across the Universe
Let it Be
Don't Let Me Down
The Ballad of J & Y
Old Brown Shoe
Something like that.
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.
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
Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand
Sie Liebt Dich
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.
Well with all those girls hanging around I guess that would be in the past, wouldn't it?
Take a BEATLES Song and Make it Better
A Collection of Assorted Non-Album Songs
The Beatles "More hits"
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:
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
The Beatles with Tony Sheridan and Their Guests, Minus Tony Sheridan and Any of Their Guests
Songs Your Parents Like
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)
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.
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.
^^ 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.
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.
Same here. I never got over it...
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