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Old Sep 02, 2002, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default What if the Beatles had made one more album.

I'm sure this has been done before, no doubt it is somewhere but I can't find it. What if the Beatles had made one more album after the release of Let It Be. Lets say they came back together in 1979 to do an album, which songs would be on it. So you can chooce up to 14 songs from the solo albums up to and including 1979. Another thing, it will have to be an album like they did in the 60's, a bit unfair to Ringo and George I know, but it means only one Ringo song and 3 George songs the most. I count songs like Photograph as one Ringo song not a George song.

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Beware My Love
All Things Must Pass
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Old Sep 02, 2002, 01:40 PM   #2
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Very good choices, Legs. I'll have to think on this on for a while, but I will make a contribution.

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Old Sep 02, 2002, 01:45 PM   #3
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I think I'd buy it

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Old Sep 03, 2002, 04:33 AM   #4
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I'll try it after I've had a think. I'm sure I saw a website like this with "fictional" Beatles albums.

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Old Sep 03, 2002, 05:37 AM   #5
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This link shows some good fictional albums http://www.beatleart.com/green.htm

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Old Sep 03, 2002, 11:42 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link.
Now we don't have to use our own imagination anymore.
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 09:56 AM   #7
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funny...that this topic 'miraculously' appeared in space today (thanks Legs :)
I was thinking of starting a similar topic today.
I didn't even realize I had responded to this one. I think I may change my mind on my picks now...let me fester a bit. But while I do.....does anyone else have anything to add?
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 10:24 AM   #8
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I actually noticed Darkhorse browsing this topic. So thanks Darkhorse.
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well thank you then darkhorse :)

I think I would take Cmoon off mine now...not sure what I would put in it's place yet. I love the althistory stories.
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well thank you then darkhorse :)

I think I would take Cmoon off mine now...not sure what I would put in it's place yet. I love the althistory stories.

I love 'C-Moon'!! Leave it on!!
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Old Nov 19, 2006, 05:48 PM   #11
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Personally I believe that the old rules about album make-up could be bent (especially after "Something") but not entirely broken. When I made up my "one more album" (actually the first of seven or eight imaginary albums, covering the period through John's death and slightly beyond), I first tried to use a lot more George material than had been the career norm. But it just didn't work; it no longer sounded enough like a Beatles record. George's predilection for odd chords and intervals was throwing off the whole Beatle sound chemistry. So I opted for a strict limit of two George tracks per album side (out of a total of 6-8 per side).

The spring-1970 album EVEREST, followed the success of Glyn Johns produced GET BACK (April '69) and ABBEY ROAD (fall '69), with the Beatles first stab at self-production, while veteran producer George Martin took time to enjoy his family and rest on his laurels. Each Beatle acted as producer for his own tracks, although credit was shared on the album. The album also featured Ringo's "I'm a Fool to Care," the first full-length cover tune on a Beatles album since "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" on HELP!

SIDE ONE
Every Night
Instant Karma!
All Things Must Pass
Junk
Long Lost John
That Would Be Something
I'm a Fool to Care
Cold Turkey

SIDE TWO
Run of the Mill
Maybe I'm Amazed
Well Well Well
Isn't It a Pity
Hold On
Singalong Junk
Give Peace a Chance
Momma Miss America (fragment)
My Mummy's Dead

Please Note that I was deliberately saving a lot of strong material (including nearly everything from PLASTIC ONO BAND) for the next album, due out for Christmas 1970.

Whew. Now I remember why I hadn't taken the time to post any of this before.

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Old Nov 20, 2006, 06:08 AM   #12
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Personally I believe that the old rules about album make-up could be bent (especially after "Something") but not entirely broken. Tony

The 4 each 'rule' is one The Beatles actually made amongst themselves for any future album, so for at least the very next one that rule would apply. But, of course, any way you want to do cds for yourself is fine. All mine have 4 each of J P & G (except when I break the 14-16 track 'rule' --I usually do twenty-plus tracks per cd, so then it's 5-6 each for JPG and 2 for Ringo or 5 each, etc.) and varying amounts for Ringo (1-4), so I don't even always follow their (or mine!) rules!

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I wonder, though, if you distilled each Beatle's contributions to their last three albums (as a kind of reverse "what if") into three solo records (and an EP for Ringo?) if you wouldn't find the same disparities of tone there that you describe on the first three solo records?

John's record would have (in no particular order) "She's so Heavy," "Happiness is a Warm Gun," "Don't Let Me Down," "I'm so Tired," "Come Together," "Yer Blues" Sexie Sadie

Paul's: Oh Darling, Blackbird, Two of Us, Maxwell, Bathroom Window, You Never Give Me Your Money, Back in the USSR, Obladi, Long and Winding, Let it Be

George's: Not Guilty, Savoy Truffle, Long Long Long, For You Blue, I Me Mine, Piggies, While My Guitar, Something, Here Comes the Sun, Old Brown Shoe.

Ringo's EP: Don't Pass me By, Good Night, Octopus' Garden

None of them would have been quite as extreme as what Dark Horse (rightly) describes for the first solo efforts, but I think that the later "mood" ingredients are all there, and who knows what they might have done differently if they had not had to collaborate with each other on this material.

I think the contrasts in tone between the three Beatles in their voices (both singing and songwriting), musical styles, and moods were part of what made the Beatles (and especially their albums) so strong. They were never a monolith; just the opposite.

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I wonder, though, if you distilled each Beatle's contributions to their last three albums (as a kind of reverse "what if") into three solo records

George's: Not Guilty, Savoy Truffle, Long Long Long, For You Blue, I Me Mine, Piggies, While My Guitar, Something, Here Comes the Sun, Old Brown Shoe.

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I like this idea, I just did George's adding It's All Too Much, It's Only A Northern Song (so I can add Hey Bulldog to John's) and the Anthology's All Things Must Pass. Short, but sweet!

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Actually, you can fit nearly all of George's Beatle compositions onto a single CD, which makes for excellent listening.

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Wallrus59 brought this thread some attention in another forum so I'm bringing this back to the top.
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My Beatle friends and I have had this discussion on several occasions... and one of them actually made a "One Last Album" mix tape (remember cassettes?). Can't recall the play list.

But, going on a 12-track album approach and drawing only from each Beatle's FIRST post-breakup solo album and/or single (sorry, Ringo didn't write anything for this release), mine would go something like this:

Side 1
  1. Another Day (Paul)
  2. Isolation (John)
  3. Every Night (Paul)
  4. What Is Life (George)
  5. Teddy Boy (Paul)
  6. Mother (John)

Side 2
  1. Beware Of Darkness (George)
  2. Junk (Paul)
  3. Love (John)
  4. All Things Must Pass (George)
  5. Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul)
  6. God (John)... although the others would have protested over some of the lyrics, John would not back down, and the song remained.

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What if Beethoven had completed his 10th symphony (of which sketches exist)? What if Mozart had completed the Requiem or, indeed, had even lived to 50 rather than just 35?
More recently, what if Buddy Holly had taken the bus?
What if Hendrix had lived another 30 years? What if...
(Insert example of a famous muso being taken before the completion of a great task or a lifetime's remaining work)

You can drive yourself crazy wondering what might have been.
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You can drive yourself crazy wondering what might have been.
yes but it's a " good music " kind of crazy...go back to the start of the thread and read some of the posts by the myth....

the subject was taken to heart and i enjoyed reading it.

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What if Beethoven had completed his 10th symphony (of which sketches exist)? What if Mozart had completed the Requiem or, indeed, had even lived to 50 rather than just 35?
More recently, what if Buddy Holly had taken the bus?
What if Hendrix had lived another 30 years? What if...
(Insert example of a famous muso being taken before the completion of a great task or a lifetime's remaining work)

You can drive yourself crazy wondering what might have been.
Nobody is driving themselves crazy... it's just fun.
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