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Old Sep 27, 2000, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default Beatle worthy solo songs

What songs from the Beatles' solo careers would have made great Beatle songs? Consider quality of song and style.
Maybe I'm Amazed, No More Lonely Nights, and My Love were mentioned in the Wings post.
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Old Sep 27, 2000, 04:20 PM   #2
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This is pretty complex.
I've often wondered how solo songs would've sounded if the group had recorded them.
Beatle-worthy. . .not sure about that. Every solo song was influenced by their time in beatles, in one way or another.
There are exceptional solo songs, though.

Also, I think if the group had recorded the solo songs, they would have sounded a lot different. I kind of like the way they already sound.
For an example, take Imagine. . .you couldn't touch it. You couldn't change it, add anything to it.

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Old Sep 27, 2000, 05:54 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lennon-mccartney:
For an example, take Imagine. . .you couldn't touch it. You couldn't change it, add anything to it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I totally agree, LenMac! "Imagine" stands alone as the greatest song ever recorded.

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Old Sep 28, 2000, 05:43 AM   #4
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Jealous Guy comes a close second though.

Cold Turkey could have been a good song for the Beatles. Just imagine George playing those powerful chords at the beginning!

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Old Sep 28, 2000, 06:58 AM   #5
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Imagine Clapton playing it
Cold Turkey was considered to be recorded by the beatles, actually. During the making of Abbey Road.

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Old Sep 28, 2000, 09:18 AM   #6
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Cold Turkey is a truly powerful song though. It's one of my favourite Lennon songs. But it doesn't match Imagine or Jealous Guy though. They can't be touched in any way.

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Old Sep 28, 2000, 05:57 PM   #7
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All things Must Pass, although on a demo/anthology, never made it on the Beatles but was great on George's album of the same name. This might have been a good Beatle song. Ringo's drums would have added a lot.
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Old Sep 28, 2000, 07:01 PM   #8
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I believe that hardly any solo song after 1970 would have sounded similar when being recorded by The Beatles.

There would always have been an influence from another member, like Paul trying to change or adjust John's songs or George's songs or any other way around.

See what already happened on Let it Be.

The White Album already was close to a combination of solo songs.



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Old Sep 28, 2000, 09:08 PM   #9
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As far as what Ringo could have added to the song All Things Must Pass by George Harrison I would say not much than what was already there. I say this because I believe that Ringo already played the drums on this song. The credits don't say which songs that he played on but the sound of the drums is a lot like Ringo. I believe it is him
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Old Sep 28, 2000, 10:17 PM   #10
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Wait a minute. Isn't Clapton playing guitar on Cold Turkey? It sure sounds like him. And The Beatles did record complete versions of "All Things Must Pass" during the 'Get Back' sessions in January 1969. They sound very good to me, and I it would have made a great Beatles song. In fact, you can hear each Beatle trying out a lot of songs during these sessions that ended up on their first few solo albums. Like "Let It Down," "Give Me Some Truth," "Back Seat Of My Car," and many more. It's really amazing to hear how much they had written at this point.

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Old Sep 28, 2000, 11:47 PM   #11
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The songs themselves do the touching.

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Old Sep 29, 2000, 03:23 AM   #12
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lennon-mccartney:
Imagine Clapton playing it
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He sure did!
Unless he just played it live - I'm sure it was him on the proper recording though.



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Old Sep 29, 2000, 08:54 AM   #13
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"Whatever Gets You Through The Night" is Beatles-worthy, in my opinion. I would love it if Paul were singing in harmony with John. In any event, this is one of the all-time favorite Lennon songs in our house!
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The vast majority of their early solo songs were written before they broke up. Chances are that somewhere, in a hidden place, you'd might be able to find demos with the them together.
If a place does exist, the owner of those recordings could make a fortune.

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Old Sep 29, 2000, 07:41 PM   #15
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BTW, as moderator of the Songs & Albums Forum, I think this topic should be moved there. Penny or Harb, will you do me the honor, please.

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Just Like Starting Over could have been a good song for the Beatles.

Did you know that Ringo's album, 'Ringo' was the closest thing to a Beatles reunion in the 70's since the breakup. All the other Beatles played on it. I got a copy.

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Old Sep 30, 2000, 09:48 AM   #17
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Teddy Boy and Junk were also on demos that never made it on a Beatles record.
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Old Sep 30, 2000, 02:13 PM   #18
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Photograph could have beena good Beatle song.
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Old Sep 30, 2000, 04:43 PM   #19
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If "Photograph" were a Beatles song, I'd rank it in my Top 10!

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Ringo I still consider within the top 5 solo albums.

I'm the greatest is awsome and actually the line-up for this recording (John, George, Ringo, Klaus) was the start of rumours that the Beatles would continue with Klaus on Bass.

I have the Daily Mirror article here, March 20, 1971 'The New Beatle', the Beatles are back.

Photograph is a great song, but I doubt if this would have sounded close to the same when recorded by the Beatles. All these accoustic guitars and the harmonies, just Harrison producing style, which would not have been agreed probably by John and Paul.



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