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

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

  1. GregL

    GregL Well-Known Member

    West Chester, PA
    More of The Beatles.
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  2. George Blair

    George Blair Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Beatles: Cheese & Biscuits
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  3. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo

    More of The Beatles
    Libra, Gemini, Pisces, and Starr LTD.
    The Beatles Present: Ringo, John, Paul, and George
  4. wildstar

    wildstar Forum Resident

    ontario, canada
    I'd say its psychedelic-ness anchors it to 1967 when it was completely recorded (aside from vocal overdubs)

    If one wants to go by release date instead - it belongs to 1970.

    If one want to bonus track it to an album - its either an MMT or MMT-ish catch all mid 67-68 collection or the 'Let It Be' album which was the song/single for which it served as the B-Side.

    I know which option makes more stylistic sense to me.
  5. Michael P

    Michael P Forum Resident

    Parma, Ohio
    He said this about a specific "double A-side" single: SFF/PL.
    Ironically neither of these are on Past Masters, as the US "comp" MMT included this single was added to the "cannon".
  6. Madness

    Madness Forum Resident

    Maryland, USA
    Duplicate Your Collection, Part I
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  7. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

    Leeds, UK
    It's great, it sold, it's the bloody Beatles "Past Masters", shut up!

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  8. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

    Campbell, CA
    Boy, reading these suggestions really shows how great a title Past Masters is, huh?
  9. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo No music, no Life

    Oh ya, I forgot. I own the UK catalogue...:doh:
  10. Jerryb

    Jerryb Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    John Paul George and Ringo
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  11. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo No music, no Life

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  12. Gila

    Gila Forum Resident

    The question was what "album"/"period" (roughly) do the tracks on Past Masters "belong" to.
    Meanwhile we all can do whatever we want with our own tracklist versions.
    Personally I like MMT in it's US album configuration. Removing SFF/PL from it weakens it somewhat for me.
    And I also like adding Leave My Kitten Alone to BFS, etc.

    Lady Madonna and Hey Bulldog (along with ATU and Inner Light) to me don't have the 1967 sound and feel and are closer to WA.
    Yellow Sub was just a "meh" album anyways, only four new songs and two of them were for sure kinda "lesser" material that was not used before.

    What I like to do is to ditch Rev 9 and in it's place instead add Lady Madonna, Hey Bulldog and shorter version of Not Guilty.
    ATU feels better to me on Let it Be and I never liked Inner Light because of that whiny-sounding indian instrument being so promient.

    Grab 4 tracks off YS (Hey Bulldog, All Together Now, OANS & It's all too much) and insert it there :)

    Back on topic, I liked "Besides the A-sides" someone suggested.
  13. marigoldilemma

    marigoldilemma Forum Resident

    The Incompleat Singles
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  14. Fred68

    Fred68 Loves Music

    Aside The Beatles (a collection of non-LP A sides)
    01 Love Me Do
    02 From Me To You
    03 She Loves You
    04 I Want To Hold Your Hand
    05 Long Tall Sally
    06 I Call Your Name
    07 I Feel Fine
    08 Day Tripper
    09 We Can Work It Out
    10 Paperback Writer
    11 Lady Madonna
    12 Hey Jude
    13 Get Back
    14 Ballad of John and Yoko
    15 Across The Universe
    16 Let It Be
    17 Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand

    Beside The Beatles (a collection of non-LP B sides)
    01 Thank You Girl
    02 I'll Get You
    03 This Boy
    04 Slow Down
    05 Matchbox
    06 She's A Woman
    07 Yes It Is
    08 Bad Boy
    09 I'm Down
    10 Rain
    11 The Inner Light
    12 Revolution
    13 Don't Let Me Down
    14 Old Brown Shoe
    15 You Know My Name
    16 Sie Liebt Dich
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
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  15. wiseblood

    wiseblood Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    You know, I never quite got the disdain for the original collection of that name and it's unfortunate that it already exists because this would have been a PERFECT replacement name for Past Masters.

    I agree - Past Masters sounds boring, pretentious, and void of direction. What does it mean? Masters of the past? Old? Not current? Apple must absolutely hate it because they hate to date anything that comes out now, as if we're all supposed to forget this Beatles thing happened 50 years ago.

    Your idea takes the cake, but again - sucks that it's already been used.
  16. Johnny the Fox

    Johnny the Fox Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Bigger Than Jesus

    And Now It's All This

    ... Naked
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  17. Duophonic

    Duophonic Los Beatles

    Bad Remasters....and seated!
  18. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    They could've reused this cover...
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  19. brianvargo

    brianvargo Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    In all seriousness, I didn't get the name at all when the collection was first released; both of its meanings were completely lost on me. Nearly 30 years later, though, I've come to like it. It's witty and original enough, I think. The covers disappoint a bit, but the title is fine.
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  20. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    - The Singles
    - Golden Records
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  21. cublowell

    cublowell Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Same here! I burned my own version including all the 1967 singles...and it's still jarring to go from Rain to Strawberry Fields Forever. One of those "completist" moments where you just can't win.
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  22. Sick Sick Phil

    Sick Sick Phil Forum Resident

    The Songs We Didn't Put on the LPs CD
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  23. cublowell

    cublowell Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    I almost forgot the German songs are on Past Masters, because those are the only Beatles songs I've skipped for years. So in their honor, I'll also suggest as a title:

    Komm Gib Mir Deine Cash
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  24. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    Three Cool Cats & Ringo
  25. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Forum Resident

    Carbondale, IL USA
    Featuring Matchbox & Some Other Songs
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