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Title: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 15, 2005, 07:24:41 PM
This game is going to be a LONG one. We're going to play Beatles Song Survivor, where we'll eventually eliminate all of the Beatles entire repertoire down to ONE song, the best of them all! This could take us months, but what else have we got to do? The board has been pretty quiet, so.... WHY NOT?

The best thing about this game is that you don't have to know ANYTHING about the Beatles, or their music. Each round will have five Beatles song titles, with links to hear each song in its entirety. So, if you don't know the songs, have a listen to each of them and pick TWO to be eliminated. List a THIRD choice, as an alternate in the case of a tie at the end of that round. The surviving three songs from that round will be put "away" until we've gone through all the songs at least once. Then, they'll go head to head with other surviving songs from the other rounds. (Does that make sense to everyone, or just me? (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif))

If you've always wanted to know more about the Beatles, play this game everyday, and you'll get to hear ALL their music!

There is ONE problem that we may run into. I searched all over the internet for free webhosting that allows MP3 or large WAV file uploads, and had to resort to Geocities. Geocities will only allow large files to be downloaded a certain amount of times per hour. Therefore, I've created five different websites so that each song is on a separate site, however, you may still find that if you click on a link, you get an error message to try back again later. If you get that error message, it should work for you within the hour.

I'm going to start the first round with five selections from the "Beatles For Sale" CD of 1964 (since we were discussing this CD in the "Is This Poll a Joke" thread). I thought it would be too hard to eliminate some of the best Harrison and Lennon/McCartney numbers so soon, so I've decided to start easy--with cover songs. 

And so starts BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND ONE

1.  "Rock And Roll Music" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/rocknrollmusic.html) (Berry); Lead vocal: Lennon
2.  "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/EverybodysTrying.html) (Perkins); Lead vocal: Harrison
3.  Medley "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/KansasCity.html) (Lieber/Stoller)/(Penniman); Lead vocal: McCartney
4.  "Honey Don't" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/HoneyDont.html) (Perkins); Lead vocal: Starr
5.  "Mr. Moonlight" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/MrMoonlight.html) (Johnson); Lead vocal: Lennon


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 15, 2005, 07:28:50 PM
I'm going to cast the first vote..... off goes Ringo's "Honey Don't".

My 2nd choice is "Mr. Moonlight".

3rd (alternate choice in the case of a tie) is "Kansas City".

(The third choice was tough, because I've always loved George's "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby". I know "Kansas City" is a bit better, but having a soft spot for "Everybody's Trying..." makes it too hard to vote off in the first round.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 15, 2005, 11:36:58 PM
How good is this going to be,a game that could take months.I say the longer the better,and we start with the very first Beatles album I bought in 1980.Hopefully we'll get as many if not more playing than we did with the Eastwood survivor thread.
My votes:( which took about 20 minutes to decide,and it's only the 1st round )
1-Mr.Moonlight
2-Honey Don't
3-Kansas City
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on September 15, 2005, 11:44:13 PM
Was it by sheer coincidence that the latest "Survivor" premiered the same night Matt decided to start this survivor game?  :) Hey at least I can build up my Beatles mp3 collection now! Albeit.... doing it the wrong way....  :o
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 16, 2005, 12:32:39 AM
Brilliant game idea Matt.   I look forward to listening to the Beatles songs whether I know them or not.   What a great reason to listen to the Beatles everyday O0

My votes
1 Honey Don't
2 Mr Moonlight
3 Kansas City


So far the 'out' choices are unanimous
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 16, 2005, 01:59:29 AM
Well done Matt.. This is gonna be excellent fun and a great chance to catch up on loads of fantastic music..

I think one of the reasons I've shied away from Beatles For Sale is the amount of cover versions. (maybe they were too busy touring at the time) I'm a big carl Perkins fan so am not too keen on these Beatles covers of his songs.. Tho' I'm sure his bank manager appreciated them.

I'm gonna go for.

Honey Don't
Everybodys tryin to be my baby

and Kansas City for my 3rd.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 16, 2005, 04:35:42 AM
Was it by sheer coincidence that the latest "Survivor" premiered the same night Matt decided to start this survivor game?

Sheer coincidence. I had no idea. I bet our game lasts longer than theirs.

I say the longer the better,and we start with the very first Beatles album I bought in 1980.Hopefully we'll get as many if not more playing than we did with the Eastwood survivor thread.

Okay, I could go chronological. I'll start the second round with songs from their first album.

I'd love to see a lot of people playing, but I have a feeling the participation will be light, since some people who aren't Beatles fans won't want to listen to 20 min. or so of music for each round.

Just a note for anyone who isn't too familiar with the Beatles: If we're going to do this chronological, and you listen to some of the songs in these early rounds and think you don't like the Beatles... stick around and keep playing. As tgy said in another thread, the way their music changed and matured in the span of only 7 years is absolutely amazing. By the time we get to the albums from '66, I can't imagine NOT loving almost every song, no matter what kind of music you usually listen to.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 16, 2005, 04:38:08 AM
By the way.... aren't Lennon's vocals amazing on his two songs from this round? He's my favorite of any male rock vocalist. "Mr. Moonlight" isn't a good song, but John's performance makes a loser of a song damn good listening.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 16, 2005, 04:47:10 AM
Okay, I could go chronological. I'll start the second round with songs from their first album.

Sorry,I meant to say that it was good to start with the album Beatles For Sale,because that was the first album of theirs that I bought in 1980.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 16, 2005, 05:13:33 AM
I've got a great live version of Mr Moonlight from the Hamburg days.. I agree, Lennons vocals are great..
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 16, 2005, 05:23:11 AM
I found a website that lists all the Beatles songs in the order they were RECORDED. This would be a pretty cool way to go through all the songs the first time in this game. What do you think of doing it that way?  http://ic.net/~erasmus/BEATLES.HTM (http://ic.net/~erasmus/BEATLES.HTM)

Haven't decided yet if I would keep going chronological after 2/5 of the music has been eliminated. I was thinking of combining rounds like: "John's Psychedelic Period" with songs like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Tomorrow Never Knows" etc. and an example of another round would be something like "Paul's Story Songs" with songs like "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", "Eleanor Rigby", "Lady Madonna", etc.  Maybe we'll do that after all the first eliminations. There's time to decide how to do it... the first eliminations will probably take a few months. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardwink.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: little_bill on September 16, 2005, 06:07:57 AM
geez matt, fair play on all the work, setiing up five different accounts, thats dedication man,
after listening i'll go with

1.Mr Moonlight.
2.Kansas City.
3.Everbodys trying to be my baby.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 16, 2005, 06:56:06 AM
Wow, so hard  :'(

1-Mr.Moonlight
2-Honey Don't
3-Kansas City
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 16, 2005, 03:11:01 PM
Tough  :o

1. Mr Moonlight
2. Everybody's Trying
3. Honey Don't
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 16, 2005, 03:20:11 PM
By the way.... aren't Lennon's vocals amazing on his two songs from this round? He's my favorite of any male rock vocalist. "Mr. Moonlight" isn't a good song, but John's performance makes a loser of a song damn good listening.

I love that story about when they recorded the Please Please Me album ( all in one day  :o ) the last song they did was Twist and Shout,and John's voice by this time was really going but he sang it and held nothing back and got it in one or two takes.Awesome.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 16, 2005, 08:16:41 PM
That's the end of Round One. Say goodbye to "Mr. Moonlight" and "Honey Don't".



Now that we've gotten warmed up with a round of cover songs, it's time to play hardball. I'm picking the songs in each round now by the chronological order in which they were recorded. All the songs in this round were released on their first album, "Please Please Me", released in the U.K. on 3/22/1963.

(http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/7651/pleasepleasemecover3jk.jpg)

For those who don't know much about The Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney agreed that all of their songs would be published as "Lennon/McCartney" compositions, no matter which of them wrote the song. In the early years, they wrote together more than they would later on, but you can usually tell which of them was the main (or sole) composer of the song by who the lead vocalist is.


BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TWO

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this thread will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Love Me Do" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/LoveMeDo.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
2.  "P.S. I Love You (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/PSILoveU.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
3.   "Please Please Me" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/PleasePleaseMe.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "Ask Me Why" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/AskMeWhy.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "There's A Place" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/TheresAPlace.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon and McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 16, 2005, 08:46:46 PM
Well, I know two that will HAVE to survive this round. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardwink.gif)

My first choice to cut is easy... I've never liked "P.S. I Love You".

Second choice is going to be "Ask Me Why".

Alternate third choice:  "There's A Place".
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 16, 2005, 09:56:27 PM
Not as hard this round.

1- Ask Me Why
2- There's a Place
3- P.S. I Love You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 16, 2005, 11:39:18 PM
Second round, first lp.. and I'm already struggling.. :o

I'll go

1    P.S I Love You
2    Ask Me Why
3    Love Me Do

Amazing to think they knocked this album off in a day. these days you'd be lucky if a band managed to get a couple of drum tracks down. Theres something very fresh and exciting about this album. Always loved it. 
Like the cover as well.. Notice Ringo has yet to recieve his Beatles hair cut.  ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: little_bill on September 17, 2005, 04:19:01 AM
1- Ask Me Why
2- There's a Place
3- P.S. I Love You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 17, 2005, 05:24:29 AM
Hey Matt, great game!  I'm a big fan of The Fab Four and won't need to listen to make my choices.  I'm all too familiar with their repetoire.  Sorry I missed the first round.  Here's my choices for this round:

1. Ask Me Why
2. There's A Place
3. P.S. I Love You

This is a great introduction to those who don't know much of The Beatles ...is that POSSIBLE?!  ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 17, 2005, 06:03:42 AM
Good to see you joining in, Jed! Try to check in everyday to participate in every round. Sometime in 2006 when we're done Beatles Song Survivor, maybe you'd like to run an Elvis Song Survivor. You have all his music, so all you'd need is a program that creates MP3s from WAV files (if you don't already have one) and a few free Geocities sites. Think you might be up for that? (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 17, 2005, 06:08:47 AM
Here's my choice

1 Ask Me WHy

2 There's a Place

3 P.S. I Love You

How are we ever going to pick one song it is really difficult already on only round 2. :D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 17, 2005, 06:12:22 AM
I'm guessing by the time we get to "A Hard Day's Night", I'll be having a real hard time... and forget it by the time we get to "Rubber Soul"! But, we'll have to just find the strength to somehow do this! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 17, 2005, 04:11:48 PM
Easy round:

1    P.S I Love You
2    Ask Me Why
3    Love Me Do
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 17, 2005, 05:49:48 PM
It looks like "Please Please Me" will definitely be surviving this round.  O0

I'm not a big fan of music pre-Fab 4, so Jed and anyone else who's a big Elvis fan or fan of 50's music can answer this for me: Were songs with such sexually explicit lyrics as this one common back then, or pre-1963?

Quote
Last night I said these words to my girl
I know you never even try, girl
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Please, please me, woah yeah, like I please you

You don't need me to show the way, love
Why do I always have to say, love
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Please, please me, woah yeah, like I please you

I don't want to sound complaining
but you know there's always rain in my heart
I do all the pleasing with you,
it's so hard to reason with you
woah yeah, why do you make me blue?

Last night I said these words to my girl
I know you never even try, girl
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Please, please me, woah yeah, like I please you
woah yeah, like I please you
woah yeah, like I please you

(Lyrics courtesy of Steve's Beatles Page (http://www.stevesbeatles.com/songs/please_please_me.asp))

Love the way John sings this. Can hear the desperation in his voice.... "Come on! Come on! Come on! Come on! Please please me.... woah yeah, like I please you!" (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)  And who hasn't been in that predicament?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on September 17, 2005, 05:53:25 PM
I'll go with:

1 Ask Me WHy

2 There's a Place

3 P.S. I Love You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 17, 2005, 08:12:37 PM
And that ends Round 2. Say goodbye to "Ask Me Why" and "There's A Place".




BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THREE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "I Saw Her Standing There" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ISawHer.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
2.  "A Taste of Honey (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ATasteOfHoney.html) (Marlow/Scott); Lead vocal: McCartney
3.   "Do You Want To Know A Secret" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/DoYouWantToKnow.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Harrison
4.   "Misery" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Misery.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "Anna (Go To Him)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/Anna.html) (Alexander); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 17, 2005, 08:26:45 PM
1-  A Taste Of Honey
2-  Do You Want To Know A Secret
3-  Anna ( Go To Him )
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on September 17, 2005, 08:28:11 PM
I'll go with:

1. Taste of Honey

2. Misery

3. Anna
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 17, 2005, 08:39:36 PM
In the CD notes for "Please Please Me" is an article by record reviewer Tony Barrow (I think this article was also printed on the back of the LP. Mine is stored away, so I can't check) that includes the following excerpt:

Quote
MISERY may sound as though it is a self-duet created by the multi-recording of a single voice . . . but the effect is produced by the fine matching of two voices belonging to John and Paul. There is only one "trick duet" and that is on A TASTE OF HONEY featuring a dual-voiced Paul.

I can hear Lennon singing the back-ups along with Paul on "A Taste of Honey". Or, maybe he doesn't actually mean that Lennon isn't also singing, but just that Paul is double tracked on this song, backing himself this one time. If that's what he meant, what he wrote seems a little misleading.

ANYway.... (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardrolleyes.gif)


As for my choices:

1 "Misery"
2 "Anna"
3 "Do You Want To Know a Secret"

I actually like "A Taste of Honey" quite a bit, even though it's corny.  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 17, 2005, 11:56:42 PM
1. Do You Want to Know a Secret
2. Misery
3. Anna
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 18, 2005, 02:36:15 AM
1   Do You Want To Know A Secret
2   Misery
3   Taste of Honey
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 18, 2005, 02:39:53 AM
My choice.

1  Anna
2  Misery
3  Do You Want To Know A Secret.


A Taste of Honey is one I really like, there is something about it that epitomises the 1960's.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 18, 2005, 03:58:48 AM
I do like Honey as well.. but I've always been a fan of Anna. Both the original and the Beatles version. It's great hearing these tracks again.. I havn't listened to this album for ages.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on September 18, 2005, 05:03:34 AM
1 A Taste of Honey
2 Do You Want to Know a Secret
3 Anna
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 18, 2005, 02:29:04 PM
1. Taste of Honey
2. Misery
3. Anna
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 18, 2005, 09:11:08 PM
That was a close round. This is the first time I've needed to use the tie-breaking third choice. This round we lose "A Taste of Honey" and "Misery".

The way I've decided to do a tie-breaking round is to go through all the posts in that round, giving each member's first choice to be eliminated 3 points, their second choice 2 points, and their third choice one point. The songs with the highest points get booted. The results came in with "A Taste of Honey" and "Misery" with 13 points each, "Do You Want To Know a Secret" with 12 points, and "Anna" with 10 points.




BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FOUR

With this round, we'll finish the one-day recording session that yielded the first Beatles album "Please Please Me". The first four selections for this round are from that album, and the fifth selection, "From Me To You," was only released as a single (but was released later on several compilation albums).

(http://www.beatlesfanclub.it/disco/45/Fromme.GIF)

This should be a tough round!

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Boys" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/Boys.html) (Dixon/Farrell); Lead vocal: Starr, with McCartney and Harrison
2.  "Chains" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Chains.html) (Goffin/King); Lead vocal: Harrison, with McCartney
3.   "Baby It's You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/BabyItsYou.html) (David/Williams/Bacharach); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "Twist And Shout" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/TwistAndShout.html) (Russell/Medley); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
5.   "From Me To You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/FromMeToYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 18, 2005, 09:20:21 PM
Okay, this is the first round where there isn't one song that I don't really love. So, for me, this is the first hard round. On the other hand, I will say that anyone who thinks of eliminating "Twist & Shout" will be hunted down and locked in a room for 72 hours with nothing to listen to but all the crap that's on Top 40 radio these days. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardwink.gif)

Okay, here comes the hard part:

1)  "Chains" (Really sorry, George. I do love this song... but the competition this round is tough.)

2.  "Baby It's You" 

3.  "Boys" (Probably my favorite Ringo song)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on September 18, 2005, 09:36:43 PM
1. Chains
2. Baby It's You
3. Boys
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 18, 2005, 09:55:52 PM
anyone who thinks of eliminating "Twist & Shout"

Couldn't possibly happen this early  :o

1-  Chains
2-  Baby It's You
3-  From Me To You : I like it but prefer Boys(the song)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 18, 2005, 11:37:42 PM
1. Chains
2. Baby It's You
3. Boys
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 19, 2005, 12:04:29 AM
1   Boys
2   Chains
3   Baby it's you
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 19, 2005, 12:59:54 AM
1    Boys
2   Baby It's You
3   Chains
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on September 19, 2005, 03:18:36 AM
1 boys
2 baby it's you
3 chains

(This is hard...  I'm listening to the cd now, and totally loving A Taste of Honey, which I felt was an easy choice for my first vote off the last round.  I've been a fan of this album since I was about 8-years-old, a good 27 years ago, when I had the American version of the LP by Vee-Jay that was titled "Introducing The Beatles".)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: little_bill on September 19, 2005, 04:32:24 AM
from me to you
boys



and just to be controversial (plus i never really liked it, and anyway it'll never go out just because of my tie break choice)
 Twist and shout
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 19, 2005, 05:50:11 AM
Still easy:

1   Boys
2   Chains
3   Baby it's you
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 19, 2005, 08:16:03 PM
And that concludes Round 4. Say goodbye to "Chains" and "Baby It's You".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIVE

The first song of this round, "Thank You Girl", was the B-side of "From Me To You" from the last round. This round we also have the songs from the 4th Beatles single "She Loves You" with its B-side "I'll Get You.

(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/7967/sheloves454em.jpg)

The last two songs this round ("You Really Got A Hold On Me" and "Money") get us started on the second Beatles album, "With the Beatles", released in the U.K. in November, 1963.

(http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/9339/withthebeatles2jh.jpg)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Thank You Girl" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ThankYouGirl.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
2.  "She Loves You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/SheLovesYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
3.   "I'll Get You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/IllGetYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
4.   "You Really Got A Hold On Me" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/YouReallyGotA.html) (Robinson); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "Money" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/Money.html) (Bradford/Gordy); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 19, 2005, 08:21:18 PM
My choices:

1) "Thank You Girl"
2) "I'll Get You"
3) "You Really Got a Hold On Me"

Tough call between #2 and #3.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 19, 2005, 11:04:01 PM
1- You Really Got A Hold On Me
2- I'll Get You
3- Thank You Girl
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 20, 2005, 12:23:13 AM
1. I'll Get You
2. Thank You Girl
3. You Really Got Hold On Me
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 20, 2005, 03:25:13 AM
"With The Beatles" is the album that got me hooked as a kid. Played it over and over for years. Great cover shot and a much better/chunky production...

here goes.

1   Thank You Girl
2   I'll Get You
3   Money
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 20, 2005, 06:26:50 AM
I 've seen I have similar choices as Gant ;)

1   Thank You Girl
2   I'll Get You
3   Money
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 20, 2005, 07:19:34 AM
1   Thank You Girl
2   You Really Got A Hold On Me   
3   I'll Get You


Not an easy choice but Money needs to stay for the time being as does She Loves You one of my first Beatles 45's that drove my folks mad when I played it over and over.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 20, 2005, 04:40:09 PM
This has been a very light round. Anyone else out there tonight who wants to put in their votes for this round?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 20, 2005, 08:03:57 PM
That ends Round 5, and we lose "Thank You Girl" and "I'll Get You".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SIX

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Devil In Her Heart" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/DevilInHerHeart.html) (Drapkin); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney
2.  "Please Mister Postman" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/PleaseMrPostman.html) (Dobbin/Garrett/Garman/Brianbert); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
3.   "Till There Was You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/TillThereWasYou.html) (Willson); Lead vocal: McCartney
4.   "Roll Over Beethoven" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/RollOverBeethoven.html) (Berry); Lead vocal: Harrison
5.   "It Won't Be Long" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ItWontBeLong.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 20, 2005, 08:32:02 PM
This is an easy round.

1)  "Devil In Her Heart"
2)  "Till There Was You"
3)  "Please Mister Postman"
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 20, 2005, 11:04:53 PM
1- Till There Was You
2- Please Mr.Postman
3- Devil In Her Heart
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 20, 2005, 11:10:32 PM
1   Till There Was You
Please Mister Postman
3   Devil In Her Heart   
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 21, 2005, 12:28:26 AM
I'm surprised Till ther was you is gettin' voted.. I think paul does a lovely job with this song..

my votes

1   Roll Over Beethoven..(Sorry George but that guitar playin is dreadful  :o

2   Devil In Her Heart
3   Please Mr Postman
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 21, 2005, 01:50:47 AM
I wish all the guests that I see viewing this thread would join the board and start playing.I'd hate to see Matt go to all this trouble for only a handful of us regulars.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on September 21, 2005, 04:32:31 AM
 :)  1- Roll over Beethoven
        2- Please Mr Postman

      3- Devil in her heart
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 21, 2005, 05:05:22 AM
1) "Devil In Her Heart"
2) "Till There Was You"
3) "Please Mister Postman"
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 21, 2005, 07:29:28 AM
I wish all the guests that I see viewing this thread would join the board and start playing.I'd hate to see Matt go to all this trouble for only a handful of us regulars.

True tgy, there are guests who could join us.  It seems to be the same few who join in all these briliant games.  It isn't as if it is difficult to become a member and you get such a lot from the board. :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on September 21, 2005, 10:46:41 AM
1 Till There Was You
2 Devil In Her Heart
3 Please Mr Postman
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 21, 2005, 11:28:18 AM
1. Till There Was You
2. Please Mr Postman
3. Devil In Her Heart
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 21, 2005, 06:47:22 PM
I wish all the guests that I see viewing this thread would join the board and start playing.I'd hate to see Matt go to all this trouble for only a handful of us regulars.

Thanks, tgy. I'm enjoying running the game, even though it is a bit of work. We had 9 members play one round, and I was thrilled with that. Really, I didn't expect we'd have anything like the participation we had in the "Eastwood Film Survivor" game. I'm happy if we can get anywhere from 8-10 players per round. So, even if it's just a "handful of us regulars", and we're all enjoying ourselves, I'm happy to do it.

It's good to see so MANY of our regulars playing. And to any regulars who haven't joined in, you can always jump in for a round whenever you want. Don't feel like you shouldn't start playing because you know you won't have the time everyday.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 21, 2005, 08:18:25 PM
That was another close round, where I had to use the "point system" and the third choice for tie-breaking. This round we lose "Till There Was You" (Sorry Gant) and "Devil In Her Heart". The breakdown results:  "Till There Was You" - 16 points, "Devil In Her Heart" - 14 points. "Please Mr. Postman" - 12 points.



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVEN

We're still listening to songs from The Beatles second album, "With The Beatles". This round includes the first time a Harrison composition would be included on a Beatles album: "Don't Bother Me".

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "All My Loving" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/AllMyLoving.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
2.  "All I've Got To Do" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/AllIveGotToDo.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
3.   "Not A Second Time" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/NotASecondTime.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
4.   "Hold Me Tight" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/HoldMeTight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
5.   "Don't Bother Me" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/DontBotherMe.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 21, 2005, 08:59:51 PM
This is another easy round for me.

1) "Not A Second Time"
2) "All I've Got To Do"
3) "Hold Me Tight" (Hope we don't need to use the third choice this round. I love this song.)


McCartney toured here in the States a few years ago, and at the last minute, I decided to go. Although I used to be an avid concert goer through the 70s and 80s, by 2002 I hadn't been to a concert in about TEN YEARS. But, it was Paul, and I had never seen a Beatle in concert. I wasn't all THAT excited about going, though. I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but... I harbored quite a bit of resentment toward Paul for the falling out between him and John, and with the rest of the band. Paul was always my third favorite Beatle, above only Ringo. Although he gave us some of the GREATEST songs of all time ("Hey Jude", "Let It Be", etc.) he was the only Beatle that wrote/performed songs that I actively disliked ("Oh blah dee, blah dah" as George would call one of them). ANYway... to make a long story short, I'm at the concert, and enjoying myself a lot. The band sounded great, and Paul sounded as good as ever. But then...  "Close your eyes... and I'll kiss you. Tomorrow... I'll miss you. Remember, I'll always be true. And then while I'm away, I'll write home everyday... and I'll send all my loving to you." On the screen behind him they flashed images of the Beatles from the "Beatlemania" days of 1963 and 1964. And ... suddenly, I felt like I was at a Beatles concert! After LOVING this band for almost 30 years, I was in the same room with Paul McCartney. And (I'm somewhat ashamed to admit) that I  :'( from the overwhelming emotions of that moment. It was magic from that point on. Later in the concert, he performed "Here Today" for John, and "Something" for George. I realized that Paul had put aside his bad feelings for them, and I, too, put aside any bad feelings I harbored toward Paul. As he himself said, "And in the end... the love you take is equal to the love you make."

Now, "All My Loving" is one of my favorite McCartney songs. May it live long into our Beatles Song Survivor game!  O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 21, 2005, 11:02:55 PM
1- All I've Got To Do
2- Not A Second Time
3- Hold Me Tight ( agree with Matt on this one )

Great story Matt,I always regret not going to see McCartney when he toured here in 1993. :-[
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on September 22, 2005, 12:06:15 AM
 :) 1) All my loving
      2) Don't bother me

    3) Hold me tight

Hello Matt !
Your game is simply ... wonderful !
When I come back from leading children to school, the first thing I do now is : listen to the Beatles'songs you've chosen, then vote ! And that's a nice moment !  :)

The Mc Cartney concert you're talking about ...  8) O0
How lucky you are !


I change my vote now : PLEASE DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO MY FIRST VOTE (watch my futur post ! :-\)

1 - Not a second time
2- All I've got to do
3- Don't bother me . 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 22, 2005, 12:17:30 AM
1. All I've Got To Do
2. Not a Second Time
3. Hold Me Tight
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 22, 2005, 03:55:23 AM

Hello Matt !
Your game is simply ... wonderful !
When I come back from leading children to school, the first thing I do now is : listen to the Beatles'songs you've chosen, then vote ! And that's a nice moment !  :)


Hi Sylvie! Well, I'm glad to have you playing along with us.

I want to make sure that you're not playing the game "backwards" though. This isn't uncommon... we had it happen in the Eastwood Film Survivor game too. What we're all doing is voting on the songs to be eliminated from the game, in the order you like them LEAST. So, the first choice you pick will be the song that you feel is the weakest, or the least good of the batch. I'm pretty sure you don't think "All My Loving" is the worst song in this round, and since you've added a smiley next to that choice, I'm almost certain of that. So... if that's the case, just go back and edit your choices from this round, and remember to keep voting for the songs you want tossed from the game, and the three songs which receive the least votes will reappear later in the game when they go up against the other rounds' surviving songs, until only ONE song is left in the very end.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on September 22, 2005, 04:06:05 AM
 :( :-\ :( :-\
Matt : I fear you're right ! That's exactly what I did !

I'm gonna change my today vote right now !
Sorry for yesterday, the result is wrong, I'm ashamed of this misunderstanding ...  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 22, 2005, 04:16:49 AM
Don't worry about it, Sylvie. Yesterday it wasn't as obvious to me that you were playing it "backwards". It's completely understandable that you'd vote for the "best" songs instead. That's the way things are usually done, but "Survivor" games are played the other way.

Thanks for editing for this round. And, I look forward to seeing your choices through the rest of the game. This is a lot of fun for me.  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on September 22, 2005, 04:53:06 AM
1 Hold Me Tight
2 Not a Second Time
3 All I've Got to Do
 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 22, 2005, 05:22:29 AM
Great concert story Matt.. he's touring again soon isn't he. I'm gonna try go next time.

My votes this time are

1   Not A Second Time
2   Don't Bother Me
3   Hold me Tight
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 22, 2005, 05:25:02 AM
Agree with Matt and tgy

1- All I've Got To Do
2- Not A Second Time
3- Hold Me Tight
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: vik on September 22, 2005, 05:53:44 AM
i don't like the beatles thats why i can't be bothered not that i don't like sir paul mccartney and some of john lennons songs - but all of them together nah

yeh some individual songs but not 24 complete albums and the rest, i think it will end in a years time  ;D

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 22, 2005, 06:10:12 AM
Hold Me Tight
2   Not A Second Time
3   All I've Got to do

Great story Matt on the McCartney Concert.    I did see them when they were all together and I have seen Paul in the UK once since.    Together or apart the music they created is classic.  How many popular groups of the 1960's and onwards have had Philharmonic Orchestras play their music? 


i don't like the beatles thats why i can't be bothered not that i don't like sir paul mccartney and some of john lennons songs - but all of them together nah

vik what was the point of above comment?   Just don't play if it isn't to your liking. >:(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 22, 2005, 08:30:23 AM
Lin.. you saw The Beatles live.. Wow. Where? When ?

Vik.. heres a chance to educate yourself.. ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: vik on September 22, 2005, 09:16:03 AM
about what gant?  :D

the fact that someone made a comment that didn't want to play a beatles survivor game wow

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 22, 2005, 10:10:01 AM
In Australia.  Once at the airport when they arrived but minus Ringo.  ( I don't know why) and in a concert June 1964 at The Melbourne Festival Hall.   Here is the place where I confess to being older than I put on my profile.   I thought that I would be too old to join the site so took a good few years off.   To join in this thread I must admit to being in my 50's.   Now I've said it.    I also saw them in The Cavern Club in Liverpool with my cousin when on  a visit.   Gerry and the Pacemakers were also on the bill.       I have since seen Paul in Liverpool when he performed the Liverpool Oratorio.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 22, 2005, 12:35:33 PM
Amazing...That is sooo cool.... I've seen footage from the Australian visit, massive crowds. I think Ringo had tonsilitus and joined the tour later. And at The Cavern....I bet that was special.

 So Lin, the big question...Were they any good...?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: little_bill on September 22, 2005, 01:23:20 PM
1 - Not a second time
2- All I've got to do

 tie break don't bother me
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 22, 2005, 04:56:04 PM
I think Ringo had tonsilitus and joined the tour later.


That's what I was thinking too. The only time that I know of that Ringo missed any of the tour dates was when he had tonsillitis.

Lin, you are SO lucky to have seen the Beatles in concert. And more than once! And at the Cavern Club, too! Wow! Any details you can give on this would be very exciting reading. Tell us not only about the concert, but what it was like to see them live. Did you look like any of these girls? (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardgrin.gif)

(http://img308.imageshack.us/img308/7112/ahdn14sa.jpg) (http://img308.imageshack.us/img308/9841/ahdn24of.jpg)

(http://img308.imageshack.us/img308/56/ahdn38ck.jpg) (http://img308.imageshack.us/img308/2103/ahdn49qu.jpg)

(http://img308.imageshack.us/img308/2136/ahdn50gc.jpg) (http://img308.imageshack.us/img308/7447/ahdn66gi.jpg)

I'd love to hear anything you want to share with us about going to those concerts. 

In the A Hard Day's Night DVD special features, one of the crew members said he had dental work done shortly before filming the concert sequence of A Hard Day's Night, and the screaming was so loud, that the vibrations from it loosened his dental work, and he had to go back to the dentist to get fixed up again. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif) Pretty amazing, and hard to imagine that kind of noise.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 22, 2005, 05:33:36 PM

i think it will end in a years time  ;D


Anyone wanna lay odds on how many pages this thread goes before we're done? I'm thinking well over 100.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: KC on September 22, 2005, 08:19:16 PM
I promised Matt I'd play this round, so I'm off to listen to the songs ... and then I'll vote!  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 22, 2005, 08:19:30 PM
That's the end of Round 7. Say goodbye to "Not A Second Time" and "All I've Got To Do".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND EIGHT

The first two songs this round ("Little Child" and "I Wanna Be Your Man") are the last we'll hear from The Beatles second album, "With The Beatles". Also included this round are the songs from their hit single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and the B-side, "This Boy". The notes for "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the "Past Masters, Vol. 1" CD booklet read:

Quote
The fifth single, which sold a million copies before release in Britain, and cracked wide open the US chart for other Beatles records and other British groups to follow. The group's first four-track recording, begun and completed in 17 takes on 17 October 1963 and released on 29 November.

(http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/4627/iwanttohold21vp.jpg)

Finally, we have a bit of a rarity... The Beatles singing "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in German. This "A" side was recorded for the West German market in January, 1964, with the German version of "She Loves You" ("Sie Liebt Dich") on the B-side. For "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand", they would use the basic instrumental track from "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and re-record the vocals and handclaps. We'll hear "Sie Liebt Dich" next round.

(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/6648/kommgibmir9cg.jpg)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Little Child" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/LittleChild.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
2.  "I Wanna Be Your Man" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/IWannaBeYourMan) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Starr, with Lennon and McCartney
3.   "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/IWantToHold.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
4.   "This Boy (Ringo's Theme)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/ThisBoy.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
5.   "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/KommGibMir.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 22, 2005, 08:35:57 PM
I promised Matt I'd play this round, so I'm off to listen to the songs ... and then I'll vote!  ;)

It was a bet... that the Yankees would win tonight's game. I'm the optimist, and KC is the pessimist. Optimism has been panning out lately, as the Yanks have won 8 of their last 10 games, and are now IN FIRST PLACE!  O0 Good thing she bet for a round of Beatles Song Survivor instead of cold, hard cash. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/instantrazz.gif)

But, back to the Beatles! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardgrin.gif)

I think "This Boy" is absolutely perfect. The three-part harmony from John, Paul and George is absolutely gorgeous, and John's searing vocal during the song's break gives it just the edge the song needs to avoid being just another ballad. Absolutely beautiful tune, and one of my favorite Beatles songs.

My choices this round:

1) Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand
2) Little Child
3) God, don't make me do this......

I mean.......

Oh boy.......

"I Want To Hold Your Hand".

I know......... it doesn't deserve to go. But, I really love "I Wanna Be Your Man". It rocks.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 22, 2005, 08:45:56 PM
I have a feeling no one is going to agree with me this round. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: KC on September 22, 2005, 08:51:50 PM
Quote
Oh, komm, doch. Komm zu mir.
Du nimmst mir den Verstand.
Oh, komm, doch. Komm zu mir.
Komm, gib mir deine Hand.
Komm, gib mir deine Hand.
Komm, gib mir deine Hand.

Oh, du bist so schön.
Schön wie ein Diamant.
Ich will mit dir gehen.
Komm, gib mir deine Hand.
Komm, gib mir deine Hand.
Komm, gib mir deine Hand.

In deinen Armen bin ich glücklich und froh.
Das war noch nie bei einer anderen
Einmal so.
Einmal so.
Einmal so.

Oh, komm, doch. Komm zu mir.
Du nimmst mir den Verstand.
Oh, komm, doch. Komm zu mir.
Komm, gib mir deine Hand.
Komm, gib mir deine Hand.
Komm, gib mir deine Hand.

In deinen Armen bin ich glücklich und froh.
Das war noch nie bei einer anderen
Einmal so.
Einmal so.
Einmal so.

Oh, du bist so schön.
Schön wie ein Diamant.
Ich will mit dir gehen.
Komm, gib mir deine Hand.
Komm, gib mir deine Hand.
Komm, gib mir deine Ha-a-a-a-a-a-and.


 (http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF)

This is hard, Matt ... I hate to vote something as wonderful as the above off the island, but I guess it has to go, as the boys' German really isn't up to the task of doing those lyrics justice!

So ...
1) "Komm, gib mir deine Hand"
2) "I wanna be your man"
3) "This boy (Ringo's theme)"

I made that decision before I saw Matt's vote! I'm voting off two of his favorites!   :o (http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF)

It's a snap judgment, Matt ... I might feel differently if I'd heard 'em all hundreds of times. I thought "Little child" was kind of catchy, and I know "I want to hold your hand" is so damb famous, I didn't DARE vote that one off!

By the way ... the Yankees have actually won NINE of their last ten now, not eight. ;)



Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 22, 2005, 08:55:50 PM

By the way ... the Yankees have actually won NINE of their last ten now, not eight. ;)


Wow! Even better than I thought.

I feel like crawing under my desk for voting off one of the band's greatest and biggest hits in the first run-through the songs. I really do love "I Want To Hold Your Hand", so don't anyone stake out my house or anything for that vote.

"Little Child" is also a great one--John's harmonica playing is something that always seems to crank up the coolness factor of any song he plays it on.

Lots of great songs this round. If it's this tough already, just imagine how hard things will be a few months from now.

Thanks for playing, KC. It was fun to see your choices.  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 22, 2005, 10:41:50 PM
So Lin, the big question...Were they any good...?

Yes Gant they were fantastic.      At the Cavern the roof was very low and the walls and curved roof all bricks (It was a cellar in a building in Mathew Street Liverpool)  so the sound there was different from the concert in Melbourne.   Either way they were brilliant.    We did have trouble hearing them at the concert for all the screeming girls.   I was not one I just sat there transfixed on John who I thought the best looking of the 4.     :P


Editied for my bad memory the street is Mathew Street off Stanley Street.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 22, 2005, 10:56:47 PM
1    Komm, gib mir deine Hand
2    Little CHild
3    I Want to hold your Hand




I just got in from work Matt, it is 7.00 am and I have to get to bed.   I will tell you about the Cavern etc. later today.   Hope you will all forgive my fib about my age.   Just so you know I took 10 years off.    I guess I should update my profile. :-[


OK I have changed it.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 22, 2005, 11:10:25 PM
Hardest round so far.

1- Komm,Gib Mir Deine Hand
2- Little Child
3- I Wanna Be Your Man.

I love the song This Boy for the same reasons Matt gave and I really like the version they put on the anthology CD where the lads can't stop laughing through the song.

Hey Lin, do you remember when The Beatles came to Australia and it was pouring with rain and they were on the back of a truck at the airport getting soaked when the wind blew one of the boy's umbrella away.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 23, 2005, 12:05:34 AM
Easier round for me.. I agree with you Matt. This Boy is almost perfect...

I'm goin' for.

1   Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
2   Little Child
3   I wanna hold your Hand  (gotta be honest, never    really liked this one  :o )

Lin..it must have been a fantastic experience..and getting to see them in both settings. The big concert and on their home turf. Unbeatable.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on September 23, 2005, 12:37:36 AM
1- Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
2-I wanna be your man
3- This boy.

Lin, what fantastic memories ! Thanks for sharing them with us ! ;) :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 23, 2005, 01:39:10 AM
1. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
2. This Boy
3. Little Child
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 23, 2005, 04:53:47 AM

I just got in from work Matt, it is 7.00 am and I have to get to bed.   I will tell you about the Cavern etc. later today.   Hope you will all forgive my fib about my age.   Just so you know I took 10 years off.    I guess I should update my profile. :-[

OK I have changed it.

(http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif) It's okay, Lin. I'm 40, and in terms of the regulars who have been here for years, I'm guessing that's right about on target for the mean age. That's unusual for an internet message board, so I can understand why you might have been concerned, at first. But, hell, you saw the Beatles live... and I sure am glad you 'fessed up so you could tell us about it. (http://http:/home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)

 
I have a feeling no one is going to agree with me this round. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

Wow, I'm pleasantly surprised to see that I was wrong on this one.  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on September 23, 2005, 05:13:14 AM
1 Komm, gib mir deine Hand
2 Little Child
3 I Wanna Be Your Man

To be honest I'm not a big fan of any of these songs from this round, though "I Wanna Be Your Man" I'd probably like more if John were the lead singer.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 23, 2005, 06:35:31 AM
 1. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
2. This Boy
3. Little Child
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 23, 2005, 09:09:32 AM
OK, Matt & Gant,  you asked for it. :)

Memories of The Beatles at the Cavern Club

Mathew Street Liverpool was a narrow lane between warehouses. At number 10 a normal door opened on to a set of stone steps and that is where the normality stopped.  Once down those steps you were inside The Cavern Club.   I did visit the club more than once and on each occasion the first thing I noticed was the smell, a mixture of tomato soup, smoke, sweat and that musty smell of old buildings.    The tomato soup and a bread roll was the standard thing for lunch Cavern style and it permeated the club.   You could get a drink but I can’t remember if there was a licence or not so I suppose it would have been a soft drink or coffee.      Once you paid your entrance fee and showed your Cavern Club card [(Heavens knows what happened to mine how I wish I still had it) no admittance without one but they gave them out without any problems on the first visit] you walked between the brick archways to the long centre section where girls danced together round their handbags!   Facing you was the stage where the feet of the, then, not so famous stamped, and the multitudes of wires speakers and microphones bounced to the noise.    The sound was deafening, on a par I guess with raves of today.  Around the walls, behind the archways, were bench seats and at one end some small tables.   The place was packed, hot and claustrophobic but the atmosphere was amazing.
“Straight from the Star Club in Hamburg making a welcome return” the MC said or something like that.   The Star Club was where the up and coming stars went to be discovered by German fans,   “ The Beatles”.     Screams and a mad rush to the stage as John, Paul, George and Ringo in their dark blue collarless Beatles suit ran on to the stage.   The hair cut like a mop was copied by so many of the girls and some of the guys too.  One thing you noticed about The Beatles was how clean they were and their hair shone.  They even wore thin ties.   John and Paul did most of the talking and introduced the songs.  She Loves You, Love Me Do, Please Pease Me and Twist and Shout.  When they shook their heads to the Ooooooooooo everyone screamed louder while emulating them.  Ringo was at the back of the stage hidden often by George but allowed to sing one song. I didn’t like his voice much as I was in love with John.   Paul was very popular too and once the bracket was over people crowded around them to get autographs.  (Why didn’t I do that too)  The Beatles were not too big to be amongst their fans and often went to get drinks and walk about the club.  Gerry and The Pacemakers were also on stage but I wasn’t really that keen on them.

I can’t begin to tell you what memories this thread has awoken and how the years dropped away and I was walking down those steps again and smelling The Cavern Club.   How can I express the feelings of seeing those four guys on stage being themselves, talking to each other before they played the next number.  Guitar strings breaking and John forgetting the words once.  Paul playing the piano on a couple of numbers.   They appeared so relaxed and at ease with their music and surroundings and seemed to be having as much fun as we were.  Dancing to the Beatles live music was so much better than dancing around the bedroom at home to a record.     The ceiling in The Cavern Club was quite low so the sound seemed to bounce off the bricks right through your head.  The floor was stone flags which made your feet ache from dancing but who cared?  Walking out of The Cavern Club to the fresh air and the Liverpool sounds was quite a shock to the system as was walking into the sounds of the club.    You could hear the music when you approached Mathew Street along the nearby roads.     There are times I think those bricks must have stored up that wonderful music and if broken open you would hear the faint distant sound of ‘Love Me Do’. 

(http://www.discodelic.netfirms.com/music-band1.gif)    (http://www.discodelic.netfirms.com/music-playingelectricguitar.gif)               
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on September 23, 2005, 09:28:04 AM
 :) Oh! Lin !
I like the way you talk about this concert, it's as if I could see them, and I'm certain not to be the only one here thinking that ...
Thank you so much, you're a great "story teller", that must have been fantastic .
You're the only person I "know" who saw The Beatles all together, that's a marvellous thing in one's life ! :) :) :) 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 23, 2005, 09:29:56 AM
Thanks Sylvie. :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: KC on September 23, 2005, 09:36:44 AM
Lin, that's a wonderful story, and you told it so beautifully! You really made me feel what it must have been like to be young, living in Liverpool and a Beatles fan in at the beginning!

I can almost smell the Cavern Club now, too!  8)

EDIT: I turned the page ... anyone who missed it, go back and read Lin's post ...

Memories of The Beatles at the Cavern Club (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=4875.msg76357#msg76357)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 23, 2005, 09:41:34 AM

 Did you look like any of these girls?


(http://img308.imageshack.us/img308/56/ahdn38ck.jpg) . 

Probably most like this one.  Like I said I was besotted by John    :D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 23, 2005, 09:53:35 AM
Fantastic memories Lin and beautifully told.  I think thats the best description of a Beatles gig at the Cavern Club I've ever read. Thanks for sharing...
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 23, 2005, 10:57:30 AM
Concert in Melbourne

The Beatles concert in the Melbourne Festival Hall was brilliant but they were far away on stage surrounded by screaming fans.   It was often hard to hear them.  The atmosphere was electric and once the Fab 4 appeared on stage the place erupted. I can remember feeling a little scared by the out pouring of adulation towards those 4 guys.  After the Cavern Club they seemed somehow remote and unreal.   They too seemed overwhelmed by the fans and that relaxed easy style from the Cavern Club wasn’t there.   I know that I didn’t scream, I never could, I just stared at the bit of the stage I could see through the gaps of girls jumping up and down.  Compared to Liverpool the Australian experience was amazing, however I preferred the intimate atmosphere of the Cavern Club.   You could reach out and touch them in Liverpool but in Melbourne it was on a par to watching 4 little puppets on a stage.  I was a l o n g way from the stage.  I think Liverpool accepted them as their own lads and left them alone to a greater extent.  In Australia the fans went mad, chasing them to their hotel and fighting to get near to them.  I remember girls fainting and being carried out, with great difficulty, between the fans.  Nothing like that happened in Liverpool.  It was an experience I treasure but not so much as the Cavern Club visits.   That was one of the highlights in my life.

Tgy I do remember the day they arrived in Sydney at Mascot airport and waiting in the rain to see them.  If I remember correctly it was early in the morning.    John was supposed to have said “12,000 miles and the weathers just like home” or words to that effect.   They stayed in the Sheraton Hotel in Kings Cross and while they got some sleep I went to Melbourne to stay for a few days and to see the show.   Beatle mania gripped Australia’s girls and I was just as bad.   The fact that they came down under at all was wonderful but as I said before my memories of Liverpool are clearer and closer to my heart.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 23, 2005, 12:05:51 PM
Fantastic memories Lin and beautifully told.  I think thats the best description of a Beatles gig at the Cavern Club I've ever read. Thanks for sharing...

It belongs in a book. You've made me think that there should be a book published called "Chicken Soup for the Beatles' Fan's Soul", with narratives like yours sharing the experience with the rest of us fans who have never had the pleasure of seeing the band when they were together. No doubt your entry would be the most beautifully written. I've seen pictures of their appearances in the Cavern Club, and I have the record on vinyl. But, one thing I couldn't get from any of that was the feeling of what it was like to have been there. You made it come to life, and yes, I can now imagine what the Cavern Club smelled like too.

Thanks, Lin. That post was a gift. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 23, 2005, 01:22:40 PM
Lin, you should get these published  O0

For a moment I thought I was there with you at the Cavern Club  ::) The smell, the atmosphere, the hysterical screams  :D

What a wonderful story.
I can't believe you really saw them. WOW  8)

Thank you so much for sharing this unique experience with us!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 23, 2005, 03:25:46 PM
Fantastic story Lin,sometimes I wish I'd been born 20 years earlier so I could have seen the Beatles play live.
That story about the Cavern Club was brilliant and as others have said should be published.Thanks for sharing those wonderful memories with us all.

I did a bit a searching and came across the official website for Cavern Club (http://www.cavern-liverpool.co.uk/cavernclub/).

I was hoping to post a pic of the Beatles playing at The Cavern but they were a bit small.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 23, 2005, 03:35:55 PM

I was hoping to post a pic of the Beatles playing at The Cavern but they were a bit small.

Good idea, tgy. I did a "Google" search. Here's a few:

(http://www.stthomasu.ca/~pmccorm/research/cavern61.jpg)

(http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/images_music/beatles_cavern.jpg)

(http://img286.imageshack.us/img286/2808/cavern614ud.jpg)

(http://www.musicaememoria.com/beatles_cavern.jpg)

(http://www.musicaememoria.com/cavern2.jpg)

And, if you click HERE (http://bludream.club.fr/webcam/matstreetcam.htm), you can see a live webcam of Mathew Street.

Here's the Cavern now:

(http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/5396/cavernclub9cx.jpg)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 23, 2005, 03:43:24 PM
In case anyone still wants to vote this round, you'll find the songs for this round HERE (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=4875.msg76311#msg76311).
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on September 23, 2005, 04:33:08 PM
1    Komm, gib mir deine Hand
2    Little Child
3    I Want to hold your Hand

Brilliant game Matt. Now my favourite actor and favourite band on one website cheers mate O0

Lin thanks for your memories of the cavern.

I grew up in 60s Edinburgh but was just too wee to go see the Beatles. My cousins were old enough but they were daft about the Rolling Stones, did any of your pals or relatives give you the "Stones are cooler" argument?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: KC on September 23, 2005, 05:34:25 PM
Matt, thanks to you I have had "I want to hold your hand" in my head ALL DAY ... in English and German! (http://forums.nyyfans.com/images/smilies/enraged.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 23, 2005, 06:25:44 PM
Matt, thanks to you I have had "I want to hold your hand" in my head ALL DAY ... in English and German! (http://forums.nyyfans.com/images/smilies/enraged.gif)

There's a cure for that.....  Play again tonight, and you can get "Sie Liebt Dich" in your head in its place! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)


Brilliant game Matt. Now my favourite actor and favourite band on one website cheers mate O0

Great! Another Beatles fan on the board, and participating! Thanks to you, Lucky Punk, we've finally hit 10 players in one round. Come back every night (if you can) to vote in the current round. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardcool.gif)

Quote
did any of your pals or relatives give you the "Stones are cooler" argument?

I think I may have heard that one..... a few hundred times.  >:( ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 23, 2005, 06:31:49 PM
Lucky Punk, have you ever heard the "The Beatles weren't a rock band" argument?  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/instantmad.gif)

Boy, if anything gets me steamed up..... (as regular readers of this board well know) (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 23, 2005, 07:59:25 PM
That's the end of Round 8. This round we lose "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" and "Little Child".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND NINE

As promised last night, this round starts out with the "B" side to "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand", the German version of "She Loves You", "Sie Liebt Dich". Unlike "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand", instead of just re-recording the vocals, this is a full new recording.

This round also gets us started on songs from the Beatles third album, A Hard Day's Night, released on July 10, 1964. For the first time, all the songs on their album would be original compositions, and they're all by Lennon/McCartney.

(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000002UAF.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Seven of the thirteen songs from this album would be featured in their film of the same name, which was released in the U.K. a few days earlier (July 6, 1964), and in the U.S. on August 11, 1964.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Sie Liebt Dich" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/SieLiebtDich.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
2.  "Can't Buy Me Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/CantBuyMeLove.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
3.   "You Can't Do That" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/YouCantDoThat.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
4.   "I Should Have Known Better" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/IShouldHaveKnown.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
5.   "And I Love Her" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/AndILoveHer.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 23, 2005, 08:13:53 PM
1- Sie Liebt Dich
2- And I Love Her
3- You Can't Do That
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 23, 2005, 08:18:59 PM
John is currently convincing me that "You Can't Do That" needs to stay. Boy, it's a toss-up for that 3rd choice.... that or "And I Love Her"? As far as ballads go, this one is a real beauty, and I absolutely love George's plucking during the verses. It has such a beautiful Spanish sound... like a mandolin, almost.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 23, 2005, 08:30:45 PM
Okay, I've listened to both "And I Love Her" and "You Can't Do That" back to back a few times. I think this is the way I have to vote:

1) "Sie Liebt Dich"
2) "I Should Have Known Better"
3) "You Can't Do That"

I knew things would get tougher when we got to "A Hard Day's Night". What a great album!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 24, 2005, 04:01:40 AM
Very tough this round.. The boys songwriting is really coming into it's own. Fantastic album..My fave from their early period albums..


1   Sie Liebt Dich
2   I Should Have Known Better
3   Can't Buy Me Love (Controversial.. but I just love those other tracks)

The production on their recordings gets better and better...
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on September 24, 2005, 05:06:02 AM
1 Sie Liebt Dich
2 And I Love Her
3 I Should Have Known Better
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 24, 2005, 07:22:03 AM
1   Sie Liebt Dich
2   I Should Have Known Better
3   You Can't Do That


Thanks everyone for the nice things you said about my Cavern Club Post.    Those pictures are perfect, the stage was painted in squares of different colours with black lines separating them.   You can just see them on a couple of the shots.    I must add that Mathew Street now bears no resemblance to the old Mathew Street.   It wasn't a pedestrian area.  The groups drove their old vans up to the door and unloaded the instruments on to the pavement and then carried them down the stairs while a roady or someone parked the van in a nearby road.   
BTW Matt I have some of those "Chicken Soup" books my friend in Racine has sent them over for various Christmas and Birthday gifts.      I don't think I quite reach the standard of the writers who send articles  in to Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Cranfield.

I will try to find a couple of pictures I took of the Cavern area some years ago  ( Not as far back as the 60's though) and post them so you get a better idea of the place.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 24, 2005, 09:29:24 AM
1. Sie Liebt Dich
2. You Can't Do That
3. I Should Have Known Better
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on September 24, 2005, 10:42:12 AM
Now it gets tougher

1- Sie Liebt Dich at least this was easy
2- And I Love Her  sorry Macca but this is so difficult
                              gorgeous ballad though
 Please don't make me decide they're all too good
   OK after much gnashing of teeth 

3- I Should Have Known Better

My friend was in a band in the 70's, not Beatles fans but I convinced them to cover You Can't do That, went down a treat even at the height of punk rock ^-^
Lucky Punk, have you ever heard the "The Beatles weren't a rock band" argument? (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/instantmad.gif)

Boy, if anything gets me steamed up..... (as regular readers of this board well know) (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

Oh Yes, I usually force them to listen to the white album, and the single Revolution. Helter Skelter and others generally silence that argument
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 24, 2005, 11:40:10 AM
This time was little hard  ???


1- Sie Liebt Dich
2- And I Love Her
3- You Can't Do That

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 24, 2005, 03:19:40 PM
Lin, do you have The Beatles Anthology (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008GKEG/qid=1127600296/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&s=dvd&n=507846) DVD? There's a chapter in there about the Cavern, with some brief, but good footage of The Beatles playing at the Cavern. It may bring back sweet memories for you.  All this talk about the Cavern, and hearing all these great early songs of theirs has got me rewatching this DVD series. It's really great!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 24, 2005, 03:45:26 PM
A few years ago whilst on a tour of Japan we were taken to the Tokyo Cavern to see the Japanese Beatles. Amazing replica of the club and the band were actually very good.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 24, 2005, 09:32:14 PM
That ends Round 9, and we lose "Sie Liebt Dich" and "And I Love Her".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TEN

This round, we continue with songs from the "A Hard Day's Night" album. The U.K. and U.S. releases of "A Hard Day's Night" were different in that the U.S. release was a true soundtrack album, which would not contain the additional songs that were written for the film, but not included. Unlike the U.K. album, the U.S. soundtrack includes the George Martin scored instrumentals from the film.

(http://www.thebeatlesongs.com/images/Image39.jpg)

The last two songs in this round are not from "A Hard Day's Night", but were released on a British EP titled "Long Tall Sally" on June 19, 1964.

(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/5680/longtallsallyep3os.jpg)

We'll have the other two songs from the "Long Tall Sally" EP and continue with the "A Hard Day's Night" album in the next round.

In the U.S., the "Something New" album was released on July 20, 1964. "Something New" contained songs from the U.K. album "A Hard Day's Night" that weren't included on the U.S. soundtrack, as well as two of the four songs from the "Long Tall Sally" EP and "Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand".

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1480/somethingnew0zx.jpg)

And finally, without further ado.... it's time to vote. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Tell Me Why" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/TellMeWhy.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
2.  "If I Fell" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/IfIFell.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
3.   "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/ImHappyJustTo.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Harrison
4.   "Long Tall Sally" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/LongTallSally.html) (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell); Lead vocal: McCartney
5.   "I Call Your Name" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ICallYourName.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 24, 2005, 10:14:36 PM
Wow! I've just listened to all these songs, and don't feel like voting any off! But, then we wouldn't have a game anymore. So, I guess it'll have to be done.

This is turning into a great thread. Not only is it fun to see how our choices compare to other members' choices, but it's been really enjoyable to discuss the songs individually with each other as we hear them each round. And then when you add in Lin's posts about seeing the Beatles live, this is turning into the Ultimate Beatles Thread! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)

In my post above, I mentioned differences in the U.S. and U.K. album releases of some of these songs, but I won't be doing that every round. I wanted to include the U.S. release information this time because the "Something New" album is really special to me. It was my first Beatles album! I'm listening to "Tell Me Why" right now, and it brings back memories of listening to this song so many times when I was a kid that I think I burned a hole through the tape. While we're all voting this round, why not also tell us what your first Beatles album was... your age when you got it, if it was a gift, or any other details. How did you become a Beatles fan? This has become my favorite thread in a long time, and the more I get to read about the Beatles each day from all of you, the better. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)

My introduction to The Beatles was a birthday present from one of my uncles, who was a monk and lived in a monastery for a long time (I'm not kidding). Because of that, he knew nothing about popular music. When he gave me the gift, he said that he had gone into a record store, and asked an employee what music everyone liked. He said, "The Beatles, The Carpenters, and Foghat". ((http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)) And, that's what I got, three cassette tapes, and I had never heard of any of these bands before. I listened to "Something New" and became so hooked on The Beatles that I quickly did everything I could to get my hands on all of their music. I never did become a Carpenters or Foghat fan, but the gift of a lifelong love for the Beatles was the best birthday present I think I've ever gotten.

And now.... the voting.

I can't vote off "Tell Me Why", so I'm going to have to go with.....

1) "I Call Your Name"
2) "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You" (Really love the guitar chords in that intro)
3) "If I Fell"
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 25, 2005, 03:53:43 AM
"And I Love her" Gone.... :o Devastated.  ;D

A bit easier for me this time round....

1   I Call Your Name
2   I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
3   Long Tall Sally

No problem remembering how I got hooked on the Beatles..I kinda grew up with their second album "With The Beatles"  I can't ever remember a time when it wasn't around in my house. My folks were big music fans but aside from a couple of Ska singles it was mainly Classical / Jazz or Big Band swing.. Sinatra etc. The only pop record they owned  was this Beatles lp which I played endlessly as soon as I was old enough (and trusted) to apply the stylus myself. It was listening to this album that I somehow made up my mind that I was gonna become a drummer and I can honestly say that Ringo Starr was the BIG influence on my early playing. Forget all the rubbish you may have read about his lack of ability behind the kit. Total nonsense.. he's a great player getting it just right on every record and with an almost uncanny knack of keeping perfect time. (This was years before click tracks were introduced for drummers without this ability) I spent years playing along to this and all the other Beatles records in my bedroom.. first on oil cans and then on my first drum kit proper... If I could somehow re-record those tracks I wouldn't change a single thing.

Anyway.. that leads me kinda nicely up till nearly two years ago when a band I was working with were hired to play at Pauls daughters wedding.. Some of you know this story so I'll keep it short.. Enough to say that we were very excited by the prospect.. There were many big names in attendance and we were treated very well by everyone, but the surprise of the night came when half way thru' the set Paul jumped up onstage with us and launched into "I Saw Her Standing There" Amazing experience. He did another three songs with us including Long Tall Sally.. I sat there playing away hardly believing that after all these years a Beatle was actually standing there in front of me singing. (His voice is still superb by the way).
Anyway, afterwards he chatted for ages about musicians he's worked with over the years and his early influences. A lovely fella and after the show he told us to have a drink on him and enjoy the evening...Which of course we did... ;)

So as you can imagine.. this little beat combo have had a huge influence on me.. and continue to do so.  ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 25, 2005, 04:08:39 AM
Tough round this one:

1- I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
2- If I Fell
3- I Call Your Name

My first Beatles album was Beatles For Sale.I bought it in 1980 when I was 10 years old and it was the first record of any band I had bought.I actually bought it on tape because it was cheap and my brother who a few of the other Beatles album's didn't have this one.I don't know the exact moment that I became a fan but it probably would have been after watching those Beatle Cartoons on a Saturday morning and singing along to the songs.

                                   (http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Mezzanine/4889/lp-forsale.jpg)

The Aussie album Cover for Beatles For Sale was different to the rest of the world.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 25, 2005, 06:13:11 AM
Lin, do you have The Beatles Anthology (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008GKEG/qid=1127600296/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&s=dvd&n=507846) DVD? There's a chapter in there about the Cavern, with some brief, but good footage of The Beatles playing at the Cavern.


No Matt I haven't I must look out for it.  I expect you can buy it at the Beatles shop in Liverpool at the Albert Dock.   Thanks for telling me about it. :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 25, 2005, 06:22:10 AM
1   If I Fell
2   I am Happy Just To Dance With you
3   Tell Me Why

This is getting very difficult now.   Like Matt there really isn't one I want to vote off but to keep the game going I do need to make a selection.   Having listened to them all over again I have picked the above for no other reason than they don't evoke as many memories as the remaining two.   

 
A few years ago whilst on a tour of Japan we were taken to the Tokyo Cavern to see the Japanese Beatles. Amazing replica of the club and the band were actually very good.

Hey Gant that would have been neat.   I would love to see a replica of the Cavern Club.


Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 25, 2005, 07:13:26 AM
Gant, I was really hoping you'd post about that experience in this thread. If you didn't soon, I was thinking I'd have to start harassing you in PMs until you did! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardgrin.gif)

Having admitted to being brought to tears at just being in a stadium (along with about 20,000 other fans) to see Paul McCartney perform live, I can't even imagine how amazing it must have been to actually play with him on stage! And then to be able to just hang out and talk with him... wow.

It was also cool to see you give Ringo that kind of respect. I've always heard him getting knocked for being "less than great", but I've always thought he was perfect too. I've also always considered Ringo as one of the main reasons the Beatles stayed together as long as they did. His personality and friendship with them seemed to help keep things tolerable for them in those last couple of years.

Gant, you might be able to confirm or deny something I remember hearing (or reading) a long time ago... can't remember the source now. Was Ringo's drum solo in "The End" a first for a (lengthy) drumming solo on a rock record? I have no idea if that's true or not, and I've often wondered... especially since long drum solos would become fairly common a few years later.

tgy, thanks for telling us about your first Beatles album too. Isn't it kinda funny to think that we were all around the age of 10 years old, and already SO into "good" music. Compare that to 10 year old kids today. We didn't have computers, internet, cable TV, VCRs, DVD players, game systems, etc. to divide our time. All we had was the radio, and a tape deck or record player. I grew up playing an electric piano in my room along to The Beatles, and aside from reading books (mainly on the Beatles) didn't do much else with my spare time through most of my childhood.

We all had such good taste at such a young age. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on September 25, 2005, 08:30:12 AM
1. If I fell
2. I'm happy just to dance with you
3. I call your name.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 25, 2005, 08:30:24 AM
That round was tough  :-\

1. If I Fell
2. I Call Your Name
3. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 25, 2005, 08:33:23 AM
Matt.. yeah, no way I could keep quiet with all this cool stuff goin' down.  ;D

I've never heard that about Ringo's being the first on record drum solo.  I would have thought someone like Ginger Baker would have done it first, but to be honest I don't know. The Beatles were first in so many things..Feedback/7 minute singles etc.. it wouldn't surprise me.

 Ringos got a great feel in his playing that comes out more and more as the band progressed. I certainly think he influenced a lot of players at the time.. Love that snare/tom roll that introduces "She loves You"

Trivia.... I think I read somewhere that he is left handed but played right handed..Interesting.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 25, 2005, 08:45:30 AM
1  If I Fell
2  I am Happy Just To Dance With you
3  Tell Me Why


I love I Call Your Name, has a splendid change of time in the solo section  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 25, 2005, 11:35:38 AM
"

Anyway.. that leads me kinda nicely up till nearly two years ago when a band I was working with were hired to play at Pauls daughters wedding.. Some of you know this story so I'll keep it short.. Enough to say that we were very excited by the prospect.. There were many big names in attendance and we were treated very well by everyone, but the surprise of the night came when half way thru' the set Paul jumped up onstage with us and launched into "I Saw Her Standing There" Amazing experience. He did another three songs with us including Long Tall Sally.. I sat there playing away hardly believing that after all these years a Beatle was actually standing there in front of me singing. (His voice is still superb by the way).
Anyway, afterwards he chatted for ages about musicians he's worked with over the years and his early influences. A lovely fella and after the show he told us to have a drink on him and enjoy the evening...Which of course we did... ;)

So as you can imagine.. this little beat combo have had a huge influence on me.. and continue to do so.  ;D



WOW   Gant that far out strips anything I have in my memory.    What a truly wonderful experience and congratulations on being great enough to be asked to play at Paul's daughter's wedding.    Ringo is one of the best drummers in keeping in time perhaps Belson and Krupa are the only ones I would consider better.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 25, 2005, 12:25:42 PM
Not sure about that Lin.. Seein' the fab 4 live must be the tops.  ;D  I was definitely struck by how charming, down to earth and friendly Paul was. Made us all feel totaly at ease. Very funny fella too.. ;D

I really dig musicians that put their own stamp on their work. There were loads of great drummers around in the 60's but Ringo's style is instantly recognisable. Thats the true measure of greatnes I think..

Belson, Krupa, Rich.. all Gods in my book.... ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 25, 2005, 05:34:26 PM
I pulled out some of my vinyl Beatle albums today and was playing them after not playing them for a good 5 years or so and was surprised how great they still sound.I have looked after them,and there's no crackles on the records and they sound as if brand new.I was thinking of buying their original studio albums on CD(yes it's true I don't have them on CD  :-[),but I don't think they could sound any better.I always have arguments at work about the vinyl VS CD sound quality and I think if you look after your vinyl albums there's not much difference.Also the album cover is nice and big and notes on the back are easy to read,( are they on the CD ?).
I also noticed on the Please Please Me album that the song credits are listed as McCartney - Lennon.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 25, 2005, 06:05:48 PM
I prefer the CDs, but then... my vinyl albums are full of pops and crackles. I'd never part with them, and have kept the covers, at least, in great condition. The Beatles CDs are the original U.K. versions of their records, in the way they wanted them packaged. The Beatles were never happy with what Capitol Records did to their recordings by putting less songs on each album, changing the order of the songs, etc. (Which is why they posed for the "Butcher" cover for "Yesterday and Today"). That's what they thought of Capitol.

As far as sound quality, I couldn't tell you if the CDs are really better than a pristine vinyl album. I do love the CDs though. The album notes are within the CDs in booklets, and of course you don't have to flip your record, and can set up your CD platter to play Beatles indefinitely...  which is better than having to go over and flip the record over every 18 minutes.

Do you have all the Beatles albums on vinyl, tgy? Maybe you might be interested in starting with the "Past Masters", Vol. 1 or Vol. 2 (similar to the "Rarities" U.S. album, but with more material). If they sound better to you, slowly build up your CD collection, and keep those vinyl albums in the excellent condition they're in.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 25, 2005, 06:34:01 PM
That ends Round 10, and we lose "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You" and "If I Fell".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND ELEVEN

This round, we continue with songs from 1964's "A Hard Day's Night" and the remaining songs ("Matchbox" and "Slow Down") from the "Long Tall Sally" EP.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "A Hard Day's Night" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/AHardDaysNight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
2.  "Matchbox"" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Matchbox.html) (Perkins); Lead vocal: Starr
3.   "I'll Cry Instead" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/IllCryInstead.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
4.   "Slow Down" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/SlowDown.html) (Williams); Lead vocal: Lennon
5.   "I'll Be Back" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/IllBeBack.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 25, 2005, 06:55:20 PM
Do you have all the Beatles albums on vinyl, tgy?

Yeah,also Live at the Hollywood Bowl,the Red and Blue albums,the two rarities albums and a few compilation albums.

Maybe you might be interested in starting with the "Past Masters", Vol. 1 or Vol. 2 (similar to the "Rarities" U.S. album, but with more material).

Good idea  O0
I do have the album "1" on CD and that sounded fine so I'll probably get around to getting everything else on CD eventually.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 25, 2005, 07:10:51 PM
1- I'll Cry Instead
2- I'll Be Back
3- Matchbox

Getting harder with each round.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 25, 2005, 07:39:36 PM
tgy, my choices are quite a bit different from yours this round.

1) Matchbox
2) I'll Be Back
3) Slow Down

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 25, 2005, 11:22:06 PM
I find it easier when covers of other peoples songs are involved...

1   Matchbox
2   Slow Down
3   I'll Be Back
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on September 26, 2005, 01:36:49 AM
1. Slow down
2. Matchbox

3. I'll be back.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on September 26, 2005, 03:46:18 AM
1. Matchbox
2. Slow down
3. I'll Cry Instead

Sorry I missed last round.

AOL media player was acting up, sounded like Pinky and Perky sings the Beatles ( not sure if folks outside UK will get that - Alvin and the Chipmunks for US members )

I have not heard I Call Your Name before - still haven't properly  ::)

Gant big respect for you and your band playing with Paul , great story to tell children, grandchildren etc.... O0

I only bought singles in the 60s - just a wee laddie then.

In the 70s I bought the red and blue compilations, blagged my aunties copy of Sgt Pepper and a pals white album (had to give them back).
Joined the Royal Marines in 1980 and bought cassetes of Revolver and Magical Mystery Tour, strangely Revolver tracks were in different order than the vinyl. ???
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 26, 2005, 04:15:20 AM

I have not heard I Call Your Name before - still haven't properly  ::)

You'll get a chance to hear it again later in the game, since it wasn't eliminated. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)

Quote
blagged my aunties copy of Sgt Pepper and a pals white album (had to give them back).

I still have my brother's "Abbey Road" album. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 26, 2005, 06:32:25 AM
As far as sound quality, I couldn't tell you if the CDs are really better than a pristine vinyl album. I do love the CDs though. The album notes are within the CDs in booklets, and of course you don't have to flip your record, and can set up your CD platter to play Beatles indefinitely...  which is better than having to go over and flip the record over every 18 minutes

I remember an Interview to George Harrison several years ago, the first time The Beatles albums were edited in Cd format.
He said that the new format was awesome, indeed. But he found some things:  The Beatles never mixed its songs in this new way and even the eq of their instuments were different, sound different.
I remember some of his last words is this interview:....Great, but not are us
I still keep the vinyl albums ::)

Now back to voting:

1- I'll Cry Instead
2- I'll Be Back
3- Matchbox


Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 26, 2005, 09:47:15 AM
1. Matchbox
2. I'll Be Back
3. Slow Down
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 26, 2005, 07:52:40 PM
That ends Round 11. Say goodbye to "Matchbox" and "I'll Be Back".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TWELVE

This round, we finish with songs from "A Hard Day's Night". The last two songs this round are from the "Beatles For Sale" album, released on November 27, 1964.

(http://www.stevesbeatles.com/cds/album-covers/beatles_for_sale.jpg)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Things We Said Today" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ThingsWeSaidToday.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
2.  "When I Get Home" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/WhenIGetHome.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
3.   "Any Time At All" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/AnyTimeAtAll.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "Baby's In Black" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/BabysInBlack2.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "I'm A Loser" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ImALoser.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 26, 2005, 08:25:36 PM
My votes this round:

1) "Baby's in Black"
2) "I'm A Loser"
3) "Things We Said Today" (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardundecided.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on September 26, 2005, 09:17:15 PM
I'll go with...

1) I'm A Loser

2) Baby's in Black

3) Things We Said Today
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 26, 2005, 10:57:33 PM
1- When I Get Home
2- Baby's In Black
3- I'm A Loser
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 26, 2005, 11:35:17 PM
1   Baby's In Black
2   I'm A Loser
3   Things We Said Today
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on September 26, 2005, 11:39:05 PM
1 When I Get Home
2 Any Time At All
3 Baby's In Black


I can't believe people are voting off "I'm a Loser" against this competition.... :o  "Things We Said Today" is one of my favorite Paul songs from this album and this era.  
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on September 26, 2005, 11:53:06 PM
(http://www.club-internet.fr/actualite/Extras/medias/SGE.LKG49.260905135221.photo00.quicklook.default-245x152.jpg)
These mugs will be sold wednesday at Christies's (London) http://www.club-internet.fr/actualite/visionneuse.phtml?newsid=050926135226.gmsd9idp.xml

1. Any time at all
2. Baby's in Black
3. I'm a loser
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 27, 2005, 12:10:37 AM
1   Baby's in Black
2   I'm A Loser
3   Any Time At All

I just can't vote off Things We Said Today  For some reason that one gives me goosebumps.    Ringo's drumming at the start of I'm A Loser is fantastic but the song itself , well it just has to go.

I missed yesterdays round because by the time I had made up my mind (Oh! so difficult) I was too late.   However the two I had chosen were the ones voted off.     Spooky!

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 27, 2005, 01:05:46 AM

I can't believe people are voting off "I'm a Loser" against this competition.... :o  "Things We Said Today" is one of my favorite Paul songs from this album and this era. 

"I'm a Loser" has never been a favorite of mine. "Things We Said Today", on the other hand, is. I really love that song, especially the minor 7th chord that opens it, giving it such an eerie sound which is then balanced out by Paul's soft vocal. It's beautiful.

"When I Get Home" and "Any Time At All" are two more of my favorites, going back to my first Beatles album, "Something New" that I listened to constantly until I could raise enough paper route money to buy more records and/or raid my brother's record collection. I guess there's some sentimental bias toward the songs on that album that made me a fan of the band, and particularly of Lennon's songwriting and sound.

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on September 27, 2005, 02:34:11 AM
1. When I Get Home
2. Baby's In Black
3. I'm A Loser

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 27, 2005, 06:08:20 AM
Agree

1. When I Get Home
2. Baby's In Black
3. I'm A Loser
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: little_bill on September 27, 2005, 06:14:23 AM
things we said today
any time at all



i'm a loser
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 27, 2005, 11:07:02 AM
1. I'm A Loser
2. Baby's In Black
3. When I Get Home
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 27, 2005, 07:17:31 PM
Thanks to everyone for playing last round. We had a game-high participation of 11 members playing! The songs that were voted off this time were "Baby's In Black" and "I'm A Loser".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THIRTEEN

This round, we continue with songs from "Beatles for Sale", except for the last song ("She's A Woman"), which was the "B" side of "I Feel Fine", released on November 27, 1964. We'll hear "I Feel Fine" next round.

(http://www.rarebeatles.com/sleeves/psifeel.jpg)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/IDontWantToSpoil.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
2.  "Every Little Thing" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/EveryLittleThing.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
3.  "No Reply" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/NoReply.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
4.   "Eight Days a Week" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/EightDaysAWeek.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "She's A Woman" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ShesAWoman.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 27, 2005, 09:09:16 PM
My votes this round:

1) She's a Woman
2) No Reply
3) Every Little Thing
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 27, 2005, 11:02:12 PM
1- No Reply
2- Every Little Thing
3- I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

I love She's A Woman.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 27, 2005, 11:37:53 PM
1   Eight days A Week   (never liked this one)
2   No Reply
3   I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on September 28, 2005, 01:48:40 AM
1. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
2. Every Little Thing
3. No Reply

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 28, 2005, 04:26:58 AM
1   Eight days A Week   (never liked this one)

Now I know how tgy probably felt when he read my choices for this round. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 28, 2005, 04:32:06 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 28, 2005, 04:36:04 AM
Now I know how tgy probably felt when he read my choices for this round. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

Only your first choice Matt. :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 28, 2005, 04:37:22 AM
That was one of the easiest choices I've made this game.  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 28, 2005, 04:42:30 AM
There won't be many easy ones for me to choose once we get to Rubber Soul,Revolver and Sgt.Peppers. ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 28, 2005, 05:00:31 AM
This is an easy round for me too.    :)


1   She's A Woman
2   Every Little Thing
3   No Reply
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: little_bill on September 28, 2005, 05:35:25 AM
Eight days a week
I Don't want to spoil the party




she's a woman
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 28, 2005, 07:51:19 AM
Yup... it's gonna get a lot tougher real soon. Some heavyweight songs on the horizon.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on September 28, 2005, 09:29:38 AM
1 I Don't Want to Spoil the Party
2 Every Little Thing
3 No Reply
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 28, 2005, 01:59:51 PM
1. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
2. Every Little Thing
3. No Reply
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 28, 2005, 02:39:02 PM
1. No Reply
2. Eight Days A Week
3. Every Little Thing
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 28, 2005, 08:31:53 PM
That ends Round 13--the most diverse round of voting thus far. Because of a tie, I used the point system, and here's how the votes came in:  "No Reply" 14, "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" 13, "Every Little Thing" 12, "Eight Days a Week" 8, "She's A Woman" 7. So we lose "No Reply" and "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FOURTEEN

This round, we'll hear the last recorded songs from "Beatles for Sale" (remember we had five cover songs from this album in Round 1). Also included this round is the "A" side of the single "I Feel Fine", and the first song from The Beatles fifth album, "Help" released on August 6, 1965.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002UAL.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Their second motion picture of the same name was released in the U.K. on July 29, 1965.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "I Feel Fine" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/IFeelFine.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
2.  "I'll Follow The Sun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/IllFollowTheSun.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
3.  "Words Of Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/WordsOfLove.html) (Holly); Lead vocal: Lennon and Harrison
4.   "What You're Doing" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/WhatYoureDoing.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
5.   "Ticket To Ride" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/TicketToRide.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


NOTE:  You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 28, 2005, 08:38:06 PM
Finally, an easy round! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

I think "Words of Love" is the worst cover they've ever recorded. That HAS to go.

1) "Words of Love"
2) "What You're Doing"
3) "I'll Follow The Sun"

I love the Help album. Their music growth between 1964 and 1966 is enormous, and this album (in my opinion) is the first real sign of that growth.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on September 28, 2005, 10:24:54 PM
Finally, an easy round! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

I think "Words of Love" is the worst cover they've ever recorded. That HAS to go.

1) "Words of Love"
2) "What You're Doing"
3) "I'll Follow The Sun"

I love the Help album. Their music growth between 1964 and 1966 is enormous, and this album (in my opinion) is the first real sign of that growth.

I 100% agree. It feels like there should be another album between Beatles For Sale and Help!, considering  the growth that they achieved.  (An impression that is less so, though, if you're only familiar with their American released LP's.  Which is one reason why I'm really enjoying this thread, because for the first time I'm listening to all of their work in the order it was created.   Also it seemed as if John was in a slump, but that that slump was permanantly over begininning with the recordings of "I Feel Fine" and "Ticket to Ride", two of my all-time favorite Beatles' songs -- of any era!  It was if he'd said to himself: "I can't beat Paul when it comes to writing throw-away pop-rock songs, so let's see if he can keep up with this!"  And the race was on, each of them trying to outdo the other in terms of innovation, creativity, and artistic standards.  Help! was only the beginning.  I know  that's a simplification, but that's what it feels like to me listening to these songs in the order they were recorded, and of my history of listening to The Beatles. and of my knowledge of what is yet still to come.  The songs off of Beatles For Sale are my least favorite from any time in The Beatles' history, coming right before the albums that make up some of my favorites in The Beatles' catalogue: Help!, Rubber Soul, and Revolver. )

Anyway my votes:

1 Words of Love
2 What You're Doing
3 I'll Follow the Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 28, 2005, 10:32:40 PM
1   What You're Doing
2   Words Of Love
3   I'll Follow The Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 28, 2005, 11:12:54 PM
1- Words Of Love
2- What You're Doing
3- I'll Follow The Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 29, 2005, 12:31:46 AM
100% agree with you Matt/Doug..

I've never owned Beatles for sale.. mainly cos of the abundance of covers. They definitely made a huge leap with Help. Lennons songwriting is really coming into it's own. That said I've only recently discoverd I'll Follow The Sun and can't stop playing it. It seems almost the quintisential Beatles song at this point. What I mean to say is that it seems to have no real outside influences. Pure Beatles...

Not sure if that made sense.. but anyway..I can't vote it off... not yet anyway. ;D

1   Words Of Love
2   What Your Doing
3   Damn..!!!  listened to the other tracks... got no choice.. :( :( :(  I'll Follow the Sun  :o
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on September 29, 2005, 03:02:19 AM
1. Words of Love
2. I'll follow the sun
3. What's you're doing
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on September 29, 2005, 03:28:35 AM
1. Words Of Love
2. What Your Doing
and :

I feel the same as Gant here
3. I'll Follow The Sun

I used to sing this to my children at bedtime, now they're all grown up  :'(

" Please Dad, if you stop singing we'll go to sleep"

Ahh, Bless 'em  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 29, 2005, 04:30:16 AM
It was if he'd said to himself: "I can't beat Paul when it comes to writing throw-away pop-rock songs, so let's see if he can keep up with this!"  And the race was on, each of them trying to outdo the other in terms of innovation, creativity, and artistic standards.  Help! was only the beginning.

Very good way of putting it.  O0

Don't worry Gant and Lucky Punk, I think "I'll Follow The Sun" will survive this round. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 29, 2005, 09:55:07 AM
I agree with you guys

1. Words Of Love
2. What You're Doing
3. I'll Follow The Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: little_bill on September 29, 2005, 09:57:55 AM
words of love
ticket to ride




I'll Follow The Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 29, 2005, 03:10:37 PM
I refuse...strike!!

ok.... :-\

1 What You're Doing
2 Words Of Love


Lord...I can't....I can't...

ok  :-[




3 I'll Follow The Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 29, 2005, 07:24:12 PM
And that ends Round 14. Say goodbye to "Words of Love" and "What You're Doing".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIFTEEN

This round, we continue with songs from the "Help!" album, as well as the "B" side to the "Ticket to Ride" single, "Yes It Is", released on April 9, 1965.

(http://www.rarebeatles.com/sleeves/psticke.jpg)


As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Another Girl" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/AnotherGirl.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
2.  "I Need You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/INeedYou.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney
3.  "Yes It Is" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/YesItIs.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "The Night Before" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/TheNightBefore.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
5.   "You Like Me Too Much" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/YouLikeMeTooMuch.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 29, 2005, 08:07:34 PM
My votes this round:

1) "You Like Me Too Much"
2) "I Need You"
3) "Yes It Is"

George's songwriting is about to improve dramatically too. But, as of "Help", it's still not in the same league as Paul's and John's.

I love "Yes It Is". Though similar in composition to "This Boy", it's just not as good. It was a tough call between that and "Another Girl" for the 3rd spot, but I'm giving Paul's song the edge.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on September 29, 2005, 10:50:11 PM
1 You Like Me Too Much
2 Yes It Is
3 I Need You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 29, 2005, 11:15:28 PM
1- You Like Me Too Much
2- Another Girl
3- I Need You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on September 30, 2005, 01:55:53 AM
1. You Like Me Too Much
2. I Need You  - sorry george :(
3. Yes It Is



Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on September 30, 2005, 02:15:59 AM
You like me Too Much
I Need You
Yes It Is

Simple as that.... ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on September 30, 2005, 03:10:39 AM
I need you
You like me too much

Yes it is
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 30, 2005, 04:29:35 AM
1   I Need You
2   You Like Me Too Much      As much as I like the intro to this one it has to go.
3   Yes It Is
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on September 30, 2005, 04:39:19 AM
I'll go with:

1 You like me Too Much
2 I Need You
3 Yes It Is
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on September 30, 2005, 06:14:28 AM
This round is easy for me:

1) "You Like Me Too Much"
2) "I Need You"
3) "Yes It Is"
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 30, 2005, 11:00:36 AM
1. Yes It Is
2. You Like Me Too Much
3. I Need You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 30, 2005, 07:41:32 PM
And that ends Round 15, and we lose two Harrison songs: "You Like Me Too Much" and "I Need You".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SIXTEEN

All the songs in this round are from the "Help" album.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/YouveGotToHide.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
2.  "Tell Me What You See" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/TellMeWhatYouSee.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
3.  "You're Going To Lose That Girl" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/YoureGoingToLose.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "Help!" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Help.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
5.   "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/DizzyMissLizzie.html) (Williams); Lead vocal: Lennon


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on September 30, 2005, 08:08:15 PM
My votes:

1) Tell Me What You See
2) Dizzy Miss Lizzie




3) You're Going To Lose That Girl.  :(

(I'm feeling fairly confident that we won't need to use our third vote in this round. "You're Going To Lose That Girl" has always been one of my FAVORITE songs, but I can't vote off "Help!" yet, and "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" is one of those songs that you can point to and say "There's where Lennon really started growing as a writer and artist", and hints at what he'd do years later as a solo artist. So, I can't vote off that one yet either.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 30, 2005, 08:34:12 PM
1- Tell Me What You See
2- Dizzy Miss Lizzy
3- You're Going To Lose That Girl
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on September 30, 2005, 11:26:52 PM
1 Dizzy Miss Lizzy
2 Tell Me What You See
3 You're Going To Lose That Girl

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 01, 2005, 01:08:06 AM
1   Dizzy Miss Lizzy
2   Tell Me What You See


3   You're Gonna lose That Girl


Easy peasy.... ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 01, 2005, 04:09:54 AM
Anyone seen the Robert Zemeckis film from the late 70's called I Wanna Hold Your Hand.I love this film and wish they would release it down here on DVD.I have it on video but the DVD has an audio commentary from Zemeckis.If you haven't seen it,I highly recommend it for Beatles fans.It's about a group of teenagers trying to get tickets for The Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.

Another film I saw on cable last year was Two Of Us,starring Aidan Quinn as Paul McCartney about the time in 1976 when Paul and John met up in New York,it was all fiction of course but a really enjoyable little film.

Are there any other Beatle films other than those two and of course Backbeat that anyone knows about.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 01, 2005, 05:20:25 AM
Anyone seen the Robert Zemeckis film from the late 70's called I Wanna Hold Your Hand.I love this film and wish they would release it down here on DVD.I have it on video but the DVD has an audio commentary from Zemeckis.If you haven't seen it,I highly recommend it for Beatles fans.It's about a group of teenagers trying to get tickets for The Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.

Another film I saw on cable last year was Two Of Us,starring Aidan Quinn as Paul McCartney about the time in 1976 when Paul and John met up in New York,it was all fiction of course but a really enjoyable little film.

Are there any other Beatle films other than those two and of course Backbeat that anyone knows about.

I 've seen both. I recorded last one, because it is excellent and not all is fiction. Paul visited several times John, and what happened?..similar things, like both watching some TV show where were talking about a desired reunion, both laughing like kids and...almost calling a taxi to show up in the program with their guitars.... Audience Heart attack I may assume!

 Once Paul visited him with his guitar and John  said to him: "what are you doing here, you should call before show up. Now I am a dedicated father" John regreted later in an interview about that, because he thought was rude with Paul

..I just imagine if Paul rings my door with his guitar :o

You can read direct quotations by McCartney about his life, his relationship with John and the other Beatles here:

Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0805052496/qid=1128168855/sr=2-3/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_3/104-2616841-3311962?v=glance&s=books)

1- Tell Me What You See
2- Dizzy Miss Lizzy
3- You're Going To Lose That Girl
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 01, 2005, 08:10:17 AM
1   Dizzy Miss Lizzie
2   Tell Me What You See
3   You're Going To Lose That Girl
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 01, 2005, 09:54:43 AM
1. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
2. Your'e Going To Lose That Girl
3. Tell Me What You See

Does anyone remember the travesty that was" Stars on 45 " Beatles mix from the early 80's.

Cut and Paste parts of Beatles original recordings to a disco beat :o

Unfortunately, being Beatle snippets, they are incredibly catchy as one song runs into another. Now some of those songs are accompanied by the next clip in my head e.g. when i hear No Reply I begin thinking of the link with I'll Be Back >:(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 01, 2005, 09:59:07 AM
I must have missed that one, Lucky Punk. Either that or I've subconsciously and permanently banished it from my memory. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

Somewhere around 1978 a local Philadelphia radio station played a live Beatles concert that was supposed to be a Beatles reunion concert. They had added crowd tracks to later songs that the Beatles had never performed live. I was flipping out, thinking it was real (realize I was only about 13 years old). "The Beatles are back together!!!" I'm running through the house, blasting the radio, so excited! My brother regrets to inform me that it was a "fantasy reunion concert". I was so bummed (and feeling pretty stupid, too).  :(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 01, 2005, 10:04:35 AM

You can read direct quotations by McCartney about his life, his relationship with John and the other Beatles here:

Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0805052496/qid=1128168855/sr=2-3/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_3/104-2616841-3311962?v=glance&s=books)


Thanks for that, [email protected] I haven't read a book about the Beatles since I was a kid. So many things that I'd read have been clouded with time. I need to read up and re-learn all this stuff I'd forgotten. I just ordered that book, along with the Hunter Davies "The Beatles" book and "A Hard Day's Write". Can anyone recommend any other "must reads"?

(P.S. [email protected], I edited the link in your post so that it wouldn't cause the page to skew.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on October 01, 2005, 10:23:03 AM
1   Dizzy Miss Lizzie
2   Tell Me What You See
3   You're Going To Lose That Girl
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 01, 2005, 11:37:01 AM
If you want to read a completely fictional account of the Beatles, try Paperback Writer: The Life and Times of the Beatles, the Spurious Chronicle of Their Rise to Stardom, Their Triumphs and Disasters, Plus the Amazing (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0441651240/qid=1128191285/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-1230668-8164066?v=glance&s=books) by Mark Shipper.

It's a pretty amusing (and sometimes annoying) parady of The Beatles' career.  It was published in 1978.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 01, 2005, 11:45:07 AM
1. Dizzy Miss Lizzie
2. You're Going To Lose That Girl
3. Tell Me What You See
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 01, 2005, 11:58:27 AM
If you want to read a completely fictional account of the Beatles, try Paperback Writer: The Life and Times of the Beatles, the Spurious Chronicle of Their Rise to Stardom, Their Triumphs and Disasters, Plus the Amazing (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0441651240/qid=1128191285/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-1230668-8164066?v=glance&s=books) by Mark Shipper.

It's a pretty amusing (and sometimes annoying) parady of The Beatles' career.  It was published in 1978.

The reader reviews on this book look great.  Thank God for Amazon--that one is on its way here now too.

Any others?  :)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 01, 2005, 12:21:36 PM
I also ordered this (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0811835170/qid=1128194426/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&s=books). Has anyone else read it?

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0811835170.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

I think I should stop buying books now, and take more time to read the ones I have. My "haven't read yet" section of my bookshelf is getting ridiculous. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardrolleyes.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 01, 2005, 03:29:14 PM
Does anyone remember the travesty that was" Stars on 45 " Beatles mix from the early 80's.

Yeah,I picked that up in a second hand record shop about 10 years ago for a couple of bucks.I don't play it much but it was at a time when I was buying anything to do with the Beatles.
Can anyone recommend any other "must reads"?

I don't know about "must reads",since a lot of the books I've got I haven't read in years,but here's a list:

The Beatles Anthology
The Beatles ( Hunter Davies )
The Beatles ( Phillip Norman )
The Love You Make ( Peter Brown,Steven Gaines )
It Was 20 Years Ago Today ( Derek Taylor )
25 Years In The Life ( Mark Lewisohn )
A Cellarful Of Noise ( Brian Epstein )

Plus many many paperback biographies of the individual Beatles and pictorial books.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 01, 2005, 04:08:47 PM

Does anyone remember the travesty that was" Stars on 45 " Beatles mix from the early 80's.

Cut and Paste parts of Beatles original recordings to a disco beat :o


Cof cof...I remember
I had in cassete format  :P
And I danced several times.... :-\

(http://www.pix8.net/pro/pic/70239SV63/504227.jpg)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 01, 2005, 05:20:14 PM
Another reason why I got into The Beatles,which I just remembered this morning was back in 70's during the school holidays,sometimes I would go to these big shopping centres with my grandparents and they always had some show on the centre stage there for kids,and one show that I loved was a puppet show with what I always thought were turtles,but were obviously beetles complete with mop tops singing Beatle songs.I can't remember if there was one or two puppeteers behind the curtain,probably two as all four puppets moved at the same time.I always remember when their were playing She Loves You and all four heads would do that wiggle.Great memories that I remember thanks to this thread.
Lin,do you remember seeing this? They used to do the rounds at Westfield shopping centres.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 01, 2005, 06:03:44 PM
I read Albert Goldman's " The Lives of John Lennon"

It was a difficult read, he was very scathing about John's personality ( McCartney was painted in less than flattering terms too ). Very much warts and all kind of book - with the emphasis on the warts.

The book has been discredited by many writers, no doubt Goldman had his own agenda ( he did a number on Elvis too) but there are interesting background stories that are glossed over or left out of "official"
biographies



I looked through the sample pages on Amazon. Does he explain how he knows all this personal stuff about John Lennon anywhere in the book? In any case, it was only 47 cents used, so I bought that too. Like the McGilligan "biography" on Clint, I'll read it with a grain of salt.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 01, 2005, 06:11:10 PM

A Cellarful Of Noise ( Brian Epstein )


I've bought enough books for one night, but I'll put this on my wish list.

THIS ONE (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312114826/ref=pd_sim_b_1/104-1913942-6329530?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance) looks good too. Has anyone read it?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 01, 2005, 06:51:17 PM
That ends Round 16, and we lose "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" and "Tell Me What You See".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVENTEEN

This round, we continue with songs from the "Help" album, as well as the "B" side to the "Help!" single, "I'm Down", released on July 23, 1965;

(http://www.rarebeatles.com/sleeves/pshelp.jpg)

and "Bad Boy", from the U.S. album "Beatles VI", released on June 14, 1965. "Bad Boy" wouldn't be released in the U.K. until December 9, 1966 when it appeared on "A Collection of Beatles Oldies".

(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/8885/beatles63ga.jpg) (http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/850/beatlesoldies5rl.jpg)


As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Bad Boy" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/BadBoy.html) (Williams); Lead vocal: Lennon
2.  "I've Just Seen A Face" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/IveJustSeenAFace.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
3.  "I'm Down" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/ImDown.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
4.   "Yesterday" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Yesterday.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
5.   "It's Only Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ItsOnlyLove.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 01, 2005, 07:37:43 PM
1-Bad Boy
2-I've Just Seen A Face
3-I'm Down


Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 01, 2005, 07:41:19 PM
Getting harder now:

1- I've Just Seen A Face
2- Bad Boy
3- It's Only Love
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 01, 2005, 07:42:16 PM
1) "Bad Boy"
2) "I'm Down"
3) "I've Just Seen A Face"

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 01, 2005, 07:57:08 PM
There's something about "I've Just Seen A Face" that I've always loved. I really can't stop listening to it tonight.  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 01, 2005, 10:44:37 PM
1 Bad Boy
2 I'm Down
3 I've Just Seen a Face

Without question this will be the toughest round so far.

 
There's something about "I've Just Seen A Face" that I've always loved.

Yep.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 02, 2005, 12:14:12 AM
I agree..toughest round so far...

1   Bad Boy..(always kinda liked this. Great vocal)
2   I'm Down
3   I've Just Seen A Face  ( Would be devastated to see this one go. Great track. reminds me a little of Dylan)


I remember seeing "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" at the cinema. It was a support flick for American Hot Wax. Very funny little movie.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 02, 2005, 03:41:12 AM
1. Bad Boy
2. It's Only Love
3. I've Just Seen A Face

Nice to see the cover of "Oldies" album, a neighbour of mine had this one, such a cool cover, I love the trippy art work 8)

Matt, I borrowed the Goldman book from a library so I can't check his references, sorry about that.
There are lots of references to Cynthia, Aunt Mimi and a fair amount of backstory prior to The Beatles.
It has been suggested that his research left alot to be desired and that he edited cleverly to make John appear far worse than he was.


Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 02, 2005, 05:18:41 AM
Bad Boy        I like this one but not enough to keep it.
2   I'm Down
3   I've Just Seen A Face      Hope you don't need this one yet Matt.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 02, 2005, 05:24:36 AM

Lin,do you remember seeing this? They used to do the rounds at Westfield shopping centres.

Yes I do remember some of the puppet shows in the Westfield Centres.   One time I lived in Strathfield (Sydney ) and our nearest Westfield was in Burwood and they often had stuff on there.   I don't remember the show but I do remember them playing the Beatles songs from the stage.    I did see some copy cat group on stage in Penrith Westfield and they were dreadful!! >:(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 02, 2005, 06:25:15 AM
Bad Boy
I'm down

I've just seen a face
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 02, 2005, 11:08:53 AM
1. I'm Down
2. Bad Boy
3. It's Only Love
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 02, 2005, 07:52:10 PM
That ends Round 17, and we lose "Bad Boy" and "I'm Down".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND EIGHTEEN

This round, we'll hear the last song recorded for the "Help" album, "Act Naturally", which was also the last cover song the Beatles would ever release (not counting the little traditional tune "Maggie Mae" from "Let It Be" which the Beatles would create their own arrangement for.) From here on out, all the songs they'd release would be their own compositions.

We'll also start with songs from the sixth Beatles album, "Rubber Soul", released in the U.K. on December, 3, 1965.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002UAO.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Also included this round is "Day Tripper" which was released on the same day as "Rubber Soul" as a double A-side single with "We Can Work It Out".  We'll hear "We Can Work It Out" next round.

(http://www.rarebeatles.com/sleeves/pswecan.jpg)


As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Act Naturally" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ActNaturally.html) (Morrison/Russell); Lead vocal: Starr, with McCartney
2.  "Wait"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Wait.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon and McCartney
3.  "Run For Your Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/RunForYourLife.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "Drive My Car" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/DriveMyCar.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon and McCartney, with Harrison
5.   "Day Tripper" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/DayTripper.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon and McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 02, 2005, 08:42:57 PM
When I was a kid, I loved "Run For Your Life", but now it sounds a little creepy to me. (John, imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can... nothing to kill or die for.... (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)) Actually, I remember reading that John always hated this song. But, it still isn't my first choice this round... Ringo has that honor again.

I used to not think much of "Drive My Car", but that one, as opposed to "Run For Your Life" has grown on me with time. I won't vote that one off yet.

1) Act Naturally
2) Run For Your Life
3) Wait
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 02, 2005, 09:22:47 PM
1- Wait
2- Act Naturally
3- Run For Your Life ( I still like this one )

Sad to see I'm Down bite the dust so early. :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 02, 2005, 09:43:29 PM
1 Act Naturally (!!!)
2 Run For Your Life
3 Wait
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 03, 2005, 02:26:35 AM
1   Wait
2   Run For Your Life
3   Act Naturally

A difficult round for me.   The only one I had no bother with was Wait.  I just don't like that track at all.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 03, 2005, 05:18:14 AM
1- Wait
2- Act Naturally
3- Run For Your Life  (I like this one, but game`s rules.. :P)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: little_bill on October 03, 2005, 09:04:36 AM
drive my car  (just never able to take to it)
run for your life


wait
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 03, 2005, 11:37:05 AM
1. Act Naturally
2. Wait
3. Run For Your Life

Tougher.
Sad to see I'm Down bite the dust so early. :'(

My thoughts too :(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 03, 2005, 01:03:30 PM
1. Wait
2. Act Naturally
3. Run For Your life
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 03, 2005, 01:18:31 PM
Act Naturally
Wait
Run for your life
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 03, 2005, 05:06:54 PM

Sad to see I'm Down bite the dust so early. :'(

You think that's bad? Wait till you see the songs for the next round. We'll all be  :'( trying to pick from that group.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 03, 2005, 06:50:48 PM
That ends Round 18, and we lose "Act Naturally" and "Wait".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND NINETEEN

This round, we continue with songs from the "Rubber Soul" album, and the single "We Can Work It Out".

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "If I Needed Someone" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/IfINeededSomeone.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney
2.  "In My Life"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/InMyLife.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
3.  "We Can Work It Out" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/WeCanWorkItOut.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
4.   "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/NorwegianWood.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "Nowhere Man" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/NowhereMan.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 03, 2005, 06:57:54 PM
This is definitely the hardest round so far. None of these songs deserve to be ousted in the first run-through. I'm actually feeling for George here. He's really writing some good stuff now, and while he's recording the best stuff he's ever written, instead of "catching up" to John and Paul, they're just off in warp speed. So, sorry George.... I hate to do this to you again:

1) If I Needed Someone
2) We Can Work It Out
3) Nowhere Man (!!!)

Ouch.  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/instantshock.gif) (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardcry.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 03, 2005, 07:05:08 PM
1   We Can Work It Out
2   If I needed Someone

3   I hate to do this.......Norwegian Wood

This round is so difficult. :(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 03, 2005, 11:12:56 PM
Oh yeah, the toughest round so far.  "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" cannot go this round, as it's one of my absolute favorite songs by The Beatles.  I don't want to vote against any of these songs, but that one for sure must stay.  We're faced here with three classic songs by John, a catchy Paul song, and perhaps the first song by George that rivals that of a great Lennon/McCartney composition.   I must vote:

1 We Can Work It Out
2 If I Needed Someone
3 In My Life
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 03, 2005, 11:24:55 PM
1- If I Needed Someone
2- We Can Work It Out
3- Nowhere Man
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: little_bill on October 04, 2005, 05:05:02 AM
norwegian wood
in my life

if i needed someone
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 04, 2005, 05:17:29 AM
Ufff, this is so hard. Must remain Nowhere Man and Norwegian Wood, so, with all my pain,  kiss goodbye to

1) If I Needed Someone
2) In my life
3)  We Can Work It Out

Now, I am going to cry all day long, if you excuse me
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 04, 2005, 11:02:19 AM
1. If I needed Someone
2. Nowhere Man
3. In My Life

You think that's bad? Wait till you see the songs for the next round. We'll all be :'( trying to pick from that group.

Your not kidding Matt.

Toughest yet.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 04, 2005, 11:07:46 AM
We can work it out
If I needed someone
In my life


Phew.......................... tough job.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 04, 2005, 03:01:02 PM
1. Nowhere Man
2. In My Life
3. If I Needed Someone
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on October 04, 2005, 04:50:13 PM
1 We Can Work It Out
2 If I Needed Someone
3 In My Life
 :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 04, 2005, 07:18:56 PM
That ends Round 19. This time we lose "If I Needed Someone" and "We Can Work It Out".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TWENTY

All the songs this round are from the "Rubber Soul" album.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Michelle" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/Michelle.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
2.  "What Goes On"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/WhatGoesOn.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Starr, with Lennon and McCartney
3.  "Think For Yourself" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/ThinkForYourself.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney
4.   "The Word" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/TheWord.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
5.   "I'm Looking Through You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ImLookingThroughYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 04, 2005, 07:26:02 PM
Much easier this time!

1) What Goes On
2) Michelle
3) The Word

Finally, I don't vote off a Harrison composition! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardgrin.gif)

"Think For Yourself" is one of my favorite Harrison songs, with one of my favorite lines of all time:

Quote
Although your mind's opaque, try thinking more if just for your own sake.

I've never liked "Michelle". Dull ballad.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 04, 2005, 07:38:29 PM
1 What Goes On
2 Michelle
3 I'm Looking Through You


"What Goes On" is just so bad, it doesn't belong on this album -- or any Beatle album for that matter.  I love "Think For Yourself."
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 04, 2005, 10:22:28 PM
1   What Goes On           One of the worst
2   Michelle                       Bye Bye (please)


3   The Word


Not a difficult round this time.  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 04, 2005, 11:01:43 PM
1- What Goes On
2- The Word
3- Michelle
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 05, 2005, 03:46:24 AM
1. What Goes On
2. Michelle
3. The Word

Dead right Matt "Think For Yourself" is a superb track O0

Michelle is ok, I remember the Overlanders had a hit with this.

I'm Looking Through You - brilliant stuff
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 05, 2005, 08:17:16 AM
What goes on
Think for yourself
The word

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 05, 2005, 08:32:49 AM
1. What Goes On
2. Michelle
3. The Word

This round was easy. Thanks Matt, I was scared
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 05, 2005, 12:08:35 PM
yeah... easy call this time round

What Goes On
Michelle
The Word
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 05, 2005, 12:51:32 PM
1. What Goes On
2. The Word
3. Michelle
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 05, 2005, 04:48:13 PM

This round was easy. Thanks Matt, I was scared


Just wait till next round. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardwink.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 05, 2005, 07:54:21 PM
That ends Round 20. This time we say goodbye to "What Goes On" and "Michelle".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TWENTY-ONE

This round we'll hear the last two songs recorded for the "Rubber Soul" album, and we'll start with the Beatles 7th album, "Revolver", released in the U.K. on August 5, 1966.

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7461/revolver3iy.jpg)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "You Won't See Me" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/YouWontSeeMe.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
2.  "Girl"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Girl.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
3.  "Tomorrow Never Knows (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/TomorrowNeverKnows.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
4.   "Got To Get You Into My Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/GotToGetYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
5.   "Love You To" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/LoveYouTo.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 05, 2005, 09:22:28 PM
Sorry, George... I'm at it again....

1) Love You To

The second and third choices are tougher to pick. I've been listening to "Revolver" in my Jeep for the past few weeks, and I found myself really digging "Got To Get You Into My Life". But, competition from John's two songs this round is pretty serious. I've always loved "Girl", and Paul's "You Won't See Me" is another one of his catchy numbers. Only sure thing this round is that "Tomorrow Never Knows" is untouchable.

2) You Won't See Me
3) Girl

EDIT:

I just listened to "Girl" again, and think it should stay. So... #3 will have to be "Got To Get You Into My Life". But, I don't think I'll listen to them again tonight. I just might flip flop the choices again.  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 05, 2005, 10:56:15 PM
1    You Wont See Me
2    Love You Too   

3   now this is difficult.   Tomorrow Never Knows

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 05, 2005, 11:01:02 PM
1- You Won't See Me
2- Girl
3- Love You To

Not as hard as I was expecting.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 05, 2005, 11:41:48 PM
Possibly my fave Beatles album...

Too difficult.. need more time to think.     (Puzzled smiley)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 06, 2005, 04:08:52 AM
Is their a tribute band to The Beatles in your country.Here in Australia we have one called The Beatnix.I've never seen them live but assume their good as they've been around since 1980.

                 (http://www.beatnix.com.au/index_files/BeatnixlogoGIF.gif)

http://www.beatnix.com.au/

Matt,check out the Lennon tribute link.

lennon (http://www.beatnix.com.au/John_Lennon_Tribute.html)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 06, 2005, 04:37:47 AM
http://www.rabeats.com/
(http://www.infoconcert.com/images/artiste/rabeats01.jpg)

Here in France, and maybe in several European countries there are  The Rabeats.
I'll see them in concert in a few weeks, on the 3rd of December, in Clermont-Ferrand, not far from my village.
I'll tell you about them, but I've read they are really good ! I think the concert is sold out !
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 06, 2005, 04:40:25 AM
1 Got To Get You Into My Life
2 You Won't See Me
3 Love You To

Revolver.... my favorite Beatles album.  And no "What Goes On" or "Act Naturally" to ruin it.... :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 06, 2005, 05:20:21 AM

Matt,check out the Lennon tribute link.

lennon (http://www.beatnix.com.au/John_Lennon_Tribute.html)

Lennon ice sculpture. Interesting. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

As for Beatles tribute bands, there was one in New Jersey that I'd seen a few times in '79 or '80 (I remember the date because during "Revolution", the John Lennon impersonator always yelled, "Free the hostages!" because it was during the Iran hostage crisis, and explained after the show he just felt it was something John would have done. This was 25 years ago, and they're STILL performing their show. And I'm feeling old again. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif))

There's some clips of them playing some of their songs here, if anyone wants to kill a few minutes.  :)

http://www.longlivethebeatles.com/feature_of_the_month.html

I also saw Beatlemania in Philly back in the late 70s, or early 80's. I loved it.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 06, 2005, 05:38:21 AM
1- You Won't See Me
2- Girl
3- Love You To
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 06, 2005, 05:43:47 AM
You won't see me
Love you to
Girl
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 06, 2005, 06:49:02 AM
Lennon ice sculpture. Interesting. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

As for Beatles tribute bands, there was one in New Jersey that I'd seen a few times in '79 or '80

There's some clips of them playing some of their songs here, if anyone wants to kill a few minutes.  :)

http://www.longlivethebeatles.com/feature_of_the_month.html



Hey Matt they pretty good.   Thank you for posting the link.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: little_bill on October 06, 2005, 07:47:53 AM
Girl
love to you


tomorrow never knows
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 06, 2005, 10:44:47 AM
You Wont See Me
Girl

Love You Too



We've got The Bootleg Beatles.. Very good, been doin' it for years. When I saw em Free As A Bird had just been released and the Lennon lookalike started the song and then stopped saying he couldn't perform it as he hadn't written it yet...
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 06, 2005, 11:29:06 AM
1. Girl
2. Got To Get You Into My Life
3. Love You To

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 06, 2005, 02:32:34 PM
1. Love You To
2. You Won't See Me
3. Girl

That round was tough  :(

By the way, I just wanted to say that this game is AWESOME!  8)
Allows me to (re)discover their songs, and it's really cool. The only album I got is One the Best Of  :D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 06, 2005, 09:06:40 PM

By the way, I just wanted to say that this game is AWESOME!  8)
Allows me to (re)discover their songs, and it's really cool. The only album I got is One the Best Of  :D

 O0 Cool. That's what I was hoping for when I started this game... that someone who hadn't yet discovered The Beatles (or didn't know their music very well) would get to hear their music, and it would speak for itself.  By listing the albums each of the songs are from, they'd know which ones they'd want by the end of the game. 

As I've said somewhere else on the board... I'm not a big fan of the compilation albums (One included), because I think ANY of their studio albums are better than any compilation. Their hits, and the songs that got the most airplay, aren't necessarily their best songs. Of course, One was a big seller, and it did introduce a younger generation to the band.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on October 06, 2005, 09:15:58 PM
I like that Matt started this game. Like I said before (I think) I had never really listened to The Beatles so this thread and everyone's comments and stories and have gotten me interested in them. I know I've only participated once so far but I'd say in about 3-4 days (business days) I should be playing every night.  8)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 06, 2005, 09:27:04 PM
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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 06, 2005, 09:44:22 PM
That ends Round 21. We had a tie again this round, so I used the point system. Here's how the points racked up: "You Won't See Me" - 21, "Love You To" - 17, "Girl" - 14, "Got To Get You Into My Life" - 6, "Tomorrow Never Knows" - 2.  So, we lose "You Won't See Me" and "Love You To".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TWENTY-TWO

This round we continue with "Revolver", as well as the A and B sides of the "Paperback Writer" single, released June 10, 1966.

(http://www.rarebeatles.com/sleeves/pspaper.jpg)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Paperback Writer" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/PaperbackWriter.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
2.  "Rain"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Rain.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
3.  "Doctor Robert (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/DoctorRobert.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
4.   "Taxman" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Taxman.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney
5.   "And Your Bird Can Sing" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/AndYourBirdCanSing.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 06, 2005, 09:50:19 PM
Another tough round. But, I do have a few favorites that must be saved. So, off with the heads of:

1) Paperback Writer
2) Rain
3) Doctor Robert  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsad.gif)

(George... I'm definitely not touching "Taxman"!)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 06, 2005, 10:59:56 PM
1   Dr. Robert
2   Paperback writer


3   Rain
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 06, 2005, 11:18:54 PM
This is the hardest round so far (and I know it's about to get a whole lot harder in the coming rounds).I love all 5 songs and would have them all on a "best of" compilation.

1- Paperback Writer  :'(
2- Doctor. Robert  :'(
3- Rain  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 07, 2005, 03:48:39 AM
1 And Your Bird Can Sing
2 Paperback Writer
3 Doctor Robert

With out a doubt the toughest round yet.   They truly were hitting their creative peak at this point.  (And Paul's bass is so awesome on all of these songs.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 07, 2005, 05:46:32 AM
1 Rain
2 Doctor Robert


3 And Your Bird Can Sing :-[

Can not touch Paperback Writer, one of the best bass lines I've heard in my life and George is aout of the question
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 07, 2005, 11:19:17 AM
Agreed.. some great bass lines on this album...

Paperback Writer  (never too keen on this)
Rain


Dr Robert..(Hope this doesn't go)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 07, 2005, 11:24:22 AM
1. Doctor Robert
2. Taxman
3. And Your Bird Can Sing
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 07, 2005, 12:05:33 PM
I heard recently that "Your bird can sing" is a little dig at Jagger and his then girlfriend Marianne faithful.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 07, 2005, 01:43:56 PM
1. Rain
2. Dr Roberts
3. ( no way am I touching Taxman either Matt ) so...........
Please don't make me do it :-\ oh well, if you insist  :'(
   Paperback Writer
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 07, 2005, 07:00:58 PM
That ends Round 22. This time we lose "Paperback Writer" and "Doctor Robert".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TWENTY-THREE

All of the songs in this round are from the "Revolver" album.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "I'm Only Sleeping" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ImOnlySleeping.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
2.  "Eleanor Rigby"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/EleanorRigby.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
3.  "For No One" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/ForNoOne.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
4.   "Yellow Submarine" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/YellowSubmarine.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Starr, with Lennon, McCartney and Harrison
5.   "I Want To Tell You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/IWantToTellYou.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 07, 2005, 07:32:24 PM
I'm very happy to vote off Yellow Submarine. It's a great soundtrack, but god I hate this song. The other two choices are tough. I love all the other songs. Eleanor Rigby can still give me chills when I hear it... it's simply one of the best songs ever written, and the strings (thanks to George Martin) are absolutely perfect. I think some songs should be credited Lennon/McCartney/Martin, and this is one of them. What he added to some of these songs with his string and brass scores can't be emphasized enough.  But, two songs must go to keep the game going.

1) Yellow Submarine
2) For No One   :'(
3) I Want To Tell You  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 07, 2005, 07:57:41 PM
1- Yellow Submarine ( great song,when you're a kid,now I just cringe when I hear it )

2- For No One

3- I Want To Tell You

Another hard round.I couldn't make up my mind on For No One/Eleanor Rigby.When I look at the five songs each round I give them a rating out of 5,and go from there,but I couldn't split these two. I'd make a decision then go to hit post and then have second thoughts.So I had to flip a coin. :'(

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 07, 2005, 08:20:14 PM
Please don't touch Eleanor Rigby. It's one of my five favorite McCartney songs. Even the "strings only" version on Anthology is gorgeous.

I changed my vote a few times before putting up the final post too. Man, it was tough.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 08, 2005, 03:53:11 AM
1 For No One  (Kind of a throw-away song, if you ask me.)
2 Yellow Submarine  (And yes, I like the song :))
3 I'm Only Sleeping  (I hate to do it, but I'm pretty sure it'll survive the round.)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 08, 2005, 04:09:53 AM
) Yellow Submarine
2) For No One

 
3) I Want To Tell You (d..I like this song!)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 08, 2005, 04:34:06 AM
Oh Boy!
This album is peerless, I used to play this every morning during my military training, I could "play" it in my head during runs and speed marches to take my mind of the pain
20 years before folks ran wearing i Pod ;)
I probably don't need to listen to them to make up my mind,
but I will since Matt went to all this trouble O0

1. Yellow Submarine (the Beatles were so high they even let Ringo sing a few tunes - Bill Hicks)
2. For No One (throw-away Doug? If it is, it's a masterclass in throw-away songwriting. Still has to go though :'()
3. I'm Only Sleeping (I hope this survives too Doug ;))

Don't nobody touch Rigby or we'll send the boys round >:D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 08, 2005, 06:24:31 AM
2. For No One (throw-away Doug? If it is, it's a masterclass in throw-away songwriting. Still has to go though :'()

I agree with all of that.  Still, it sounds pretty ordinary compared to all the other songs on Revolver, simply because this was the height of creativity for the greatest rock band in history.   :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 08, 2005, 07:14:46 AM
this was the height of creativity for the greatest rock band in history.   :)

 O0  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 08, 2005, 07:23:14 AM
Very tough round.. I'm Only Sleeping is one of my all time favorite Beatles songs.... No way can it go...

1   Yellow Submarine.. I agree, good kids song.
2   For No One

3 I Want To Tell You


I'm already missing Dr Robert.... :( :(

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 08, 2005, 07:29:51 AM

1   Yellow Submarine.. I agree, good kids song.

As much as I dislike the song, I have to admit to yelling "Lock the chambers! Lock the chambers!" at the appropriate time, every time. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 08, 2005, 09:00:46 AM
Please don't touch Eleanor Rigby.
Who could possibly vote it off??  :o >:(
That song is beautiful. I love it. Couldn't stop listening to it this morning  :D

ANYWAY here's my vote:

1. I'm Only Sleeping
2. I Want To Tell You
3. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 08, 2005, 10:20:03 AM
(the Beatles were so high they even let Ringo sing a few tunes - Bill Hicks)

And thank God they did. Or else, some of these rounds would be impossible. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 08, 2005, 11:18:24 AM
1   Yellow Submarine          Bye Bye. PLEASE

2    I Want to Tell You

3    I'm only Sleeping



Apart from Yellow Submarine this was a difficult round again.  There is no way I can vote Eleanor Rigby off.    I am with you  Matt.   Fantastic arrangement.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 08, 2005, 11:35:32 AM
Does anyone know the story behind Yellow Submarine?This song seems so out of place on the Revolver album.I could understand if it was recorded for the movie in 1968 but that was still two years away.Were they desperate for a track for Ringo?I just wish they could have found something better.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 08, 2005, 12:03:25 PM
tgy, I had just looked up "Yellow Submarine" in the A Hard Day's Write book, to see what the story was behind that song, and then happened to come here to find your question. What a wild coincidence. Since we were both curious, I'll type it all out here:

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Lying in bed late one night, the idea of writing a children's song about different coloured submarines came into Paul's head. This was to develop into 'Yellow Submarine', the tale of a boy who listens to the tall stories of an old sailor about his exploits in the "land of submarines" and decides to go sailing and see for himself.

Between 1962 and 1965, the Beatles had obeyed the unwritten rules for writing pop singles: they should have love as their subject; be just two minutes long, and be easily reproducible in concert. Now, gradually, they were enjoying seeing how many of these rules could be broken while still retaining the immediacy and excitement of chart music. 'Paperback Writer' was their first non-love single; 'Eleanor Rigby' and 'Rain' were the first of their songs to chart but not be played in concert, and 'Yellow Submarine' was their first singalong song.

Paul chose only short words because he wanted it to be a song which would be picked up quickly and sung by children. While writing it, he visited Donovan at his flat in Maida Vale. "We were in the habit of just dropping in on each other," remembers Donovan. "I was just waiting for the release of my album Sunshine Superman and so we played each other our latest songs. One of the songs Paul played me was about a yellow submarine but he said he was missing a line or two. He asked me if I'd like to make a contribution. I left the room for a bit and came back with "Sky of blue and sea of green, in our yellow submarine". It wasn't an earth shattering creation but Paul liked it enough to use it on the eventual recording."

Released as the flip side of "Eleanor Rigby" in August 1966, the same month that Revolver came out, the rumour quickly spread that the yellow submarine was a veiled reference to drugs. In New York, Nembutal capsules started to be known as "yellow submarines". Paul denied the allegations and said that the only submarine he knew that you could eat was a sugary sweet he'd come across in Greece while on holiday. These had to be dropped in water and were known as 'submarines'. "I knew 'Yellow Submarine' would get connotations," said Paul, "but it really was a children's song."
From "A Hard Day's Write" by Steve Turner, p. 108-109
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 08, 2005, 08:42:24 PM
Before we start the next round, here's an extra treat for everyone. In honor of what would have been John Lennon's 65th birthday today (October 9th), here's Paul's tribute song to John, Here Today (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/HereToday.html).

I only have the live recording from the "Back in the U.S., Live 2002" album. I don't know how to edit sound files to fade in the applause, and to fade it out at the end, so I'm sorry for the abrupt start and finish to the track. It's a beautiful song, though... and an appropriate day to listen to it.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 08, 2005, 09:26:47 PM
That ends Round 23. This time we lose "Yellow Submarine" and "For No One".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TWENTY-FOUR

This round, we'll hear the last three songs recorded for the Revolver album, the "B" side to the "Penny Lane" single, "Strawberry Fields Forever," (we'll hear "Penny Lane" next round),

(http://img319.imageshack.us/img319/7641/pennylanestrawberryfields7ar.jpg)

and the first song recorded for the 8th Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, released on June 1, 1967:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002UAU.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

(Both "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" would later be released on the Magical Mystery Tour album.)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Good Day Sunshine" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/GoodDaySunshine.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
2.  "Here, There and Everywhere"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/HereThereAndEverywhere.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
3.  "She Said She Said" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/SheSaidSheSaid.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
4.   "Strawberry Fields Forever" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/StrawberryFieldsForever.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
5.   "When I'm 64" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/WhenIm64.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 08, 2005, 10:39:11 PM
This round is just too hard.   I don't want to vote any of them off.

I guess it will have to be this way.
1   She Said She Said     
2    When I am 64.    I really don't want to vote that one off but I can't bring myself to vote for the others  and
3   Strawberry Fields Forever   This goes in the number three spot because I hope no one else will vote it off.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 09, 2005, 12:43:12 AM
Toughest round so far....... gotta be careful here.

1   When I'm 64
2   Good Day Sunshine


3   Here, There And Everywere  (I do like this one.. hope it stays)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 09, 2005, 04:21:06 AM
This is an easy round.  Paul's lightweights must go...

1 When I'm Sixty-Four
2 Good Day Sunshine
3 Here, There and Everywhere
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 09, 2005, 04:32:16 AM
Agree with Gant and Doug this round:

1) When I'm 64
2) Good Day Sunshine
3) Here, There and Everywhere


3 Here, There And Everywere (I do like this one.. hope it stays)

Me too. It's one of Paul's most beautiful love songs.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 09, 2005, 04:33:04 AM

2    When I am 64.    I really don't want to vote that one off but I can't bring myself to vote for the others


I was happy to. It's the only sore spot for me on the Sgt. Pepper's album. I can't find the remote to forward past it quickly enough.

It sounds like something he'd normally pass on to Ringo to sing, but on Sgt. Pepper's Ringo already has a song, and it's actually a good one.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 09, 2005, 04:52:54 AM
1- Good Day Sunshine
2- When I'm 64
3- Here There And Everywhere

Matt,thanks for posting that story about Yellow Submarine and the link to the song Here Today.
tgy, I had just looked up "Yellow Submarine" in the A Hard Day's Write book, to see what the story was behind that song, and then happened to come here to find your question. What a wild coincidence.

Great minds think alike. :D

They were playing a lot of Lennon stuff on the radio today and whenever I hear Beautiful Boy and the line:
Quote
I can hardly wait
To see you come of age
But I guess we’ll both just have to be patient

It gives me goosebumps.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 09, 2005, 09:12:42 AM
1. When I'm 64
2. She Said, She Said
3. Here, There And Everywhere
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 09, 2005, 12:36:45 PM
With the band we did in a pub our homage to Lennon, a complete set of Lennon's songs for his  65th birthday; God bless you JL :-\

Back to bussiness, now its getting hard:

1. When I'm 64
2. She Said, She Said

3. Good Day Sunshine


Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 09, 2005, 01:52:10 PM
1. When I'm 64 (Paul begins to scratch that vaudeville itch)

2. Good Day Sunshine

3. Here There and Everywhere

Old Macca took a beating there  ::)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 09, 2005, 01:58:46 PM
Old Macca took a beating there  ::)

Yup, he sure did. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardgrin.gif)

Since we've got "Strawberry Fields Forever" in this round, does anyone believe that John is actually saying "cranberry sauce" at the very end? I've listened to it a gazillion times, trying to hear "cranberry sauce", but no... it sounds like "I...  buried ... Paul" to me.

Which, is basically what he's doing this round.  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 09, 2005, 08:16:18 PM
That ends Round 24. This time we lose "When I'm Sixty-Four" and "Good Day Sunshine".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TWENTY-FIVE

This round, we'll hear the "A" side to the "Penny Lane" single, and four more songs from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Penny Lane" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/PennyLane.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
2.  "A Day In The Life"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/ADayInTheLife.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
3.  "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/SgtPepper.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
4.   "Good Morning Good Morning" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/GoodMorning.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "Fixing A Hole" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/FixingAHole.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney

Some of the songs in this and future rounds will seem to abruptly cut off because the Beatles started running their tracks together. For instance, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" runs directly into "With A Little Help From My Friends". Singling out the songs like we need to do for this game does make the beginnings and ends of some of these songs sound abrupt (I'm dreading Side 2 of Abbey Road) but they sound great when you listen to the whole album side together. Keep that in mind when "scoring" the songs if you're not familiar with the full albums.

"A Day In The Life" is the final song on the Sgt. Pepper's album, but it's followed by a few seconds of chatter. On the CD, the "run-out groove" is tacked onto the same track number as "A Day in the Life", so that's included here.  (I don't know how to edit sound files, so I couldn't stop the track early). For any who are curious, here's what it says about that run-out groove in the album notes from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band CD:

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The very end of the album typifies the advanced studio trickery applied throughout Sgt. Pepper. After the last droplets of the crashing piano chord of "A Day in the Life" have evaporated, come a few seconds of 15 kilocycle tone, put there--especially to annoy your dog--at the request of John Lennon. Then, as the coup de grace, there is a few seconds of nonsense Beatle chatter, taped, cut into several pieces and stuck back together at random so that, as George Martin says, purchasers of the vinyl album who did not have an auto return on their record player would say "What the hell's that?" and find the curious noise going on and on ad infinitum in the concentric run-out groove.


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 09, 2005, 08:24:26 PM
The songs are getting longer, and Geocities will probably be hanging up more often than before because of the size of the files. Just try the links again later if you get an error message. The site should automatically come back up on its own within the hour.

Here are my votes this round:

1) Fixing a Hole
2) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (hopefully I won't have to vote off the Reprise so quickly, but man... look at the competition this round!  :-[
3) Penny Lane

I had to keep "Good Morning Good Morning" (I've always loved this song) and "A Day in the Life" so Paul's songs take another hit. Sorry Paul.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 09, 2005, 08:30:48 PM
1- Fixing A Hole
2-Good Morning Good Morning
3- Penny Lane
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chessie on October 09, 2005, 11:17:05 PM
Yay!  A round I can play.   ;D  ((I couldn't download the songs, so I had to wait for ones I knew.))

This is a tough one Matt!

1.  "Fixing A Hole"
2.  "Penny Lane"
3.  "Good Morning, Good Morning"
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 10, 2005, 12:49:56 AM
1. Good Morning Good Morning
2. Fixing A Hole
3. Sgt Pepper
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 10, 2005, 01:08:56 AM
1. Fixing a Hole
2. Good Morning, Good Morning
3. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 10, 2005, 03:09:36 AM
What a depressing round!  I was lulled into a false sense of security by the easy last round and by the fact that Sgt. Pepper contains quite a few songs I'm not really crazy about, but oh no! now I'm faced with having to vote off songs I really love so early on.  "Fixing A Hole" is easily my favorite Paul song on Sgt. Pepper, and I have a feeling it's going to be voted off.  Well, let's get to work...

1 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2 Penny Lane
3 Good Morning, Good Morning (Ugh, I hate to do it...)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 10, 2005, 03:58:43 AM
1. Good Morning Good Morning
2. Fixing A Hole
3. Sgt Pepper  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 10, 2005, 04:28:26 AM
Yay!  A round I can play.   ;D  ((I couldn't download the songs, so I had to wait for ones I knew.))

Glad to see you here, Ches. :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 10, 2005, 04:42:02 AM
"Fixing A Hole" is easily my favorite Paul song on Sgt. Pepper, and I have a feeling it's going to be voted off. 


We're both gonna be sad at the end of this round. It's looking bad for "Fixing a Hole" and "Good Morning Good Morning".
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 10, 2005, 05:22:39 AM
Just happened to stumble across this site: http://www.myvillage.com/pages/celebs-paulmccartney.htm, where I found this quote:

Quote
Meanwhile, Sir Paul, who is about to release his latest record, 'Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard', has conceded some of his old songs were "rubbish". The star - who wrote all The Beatles' biggest hits with John Lennon - admits he often cringes when he listens back to old albums. He said: "Some of my albums, I can't believe what I was on."


No doubt, John is having a good laugh.  ;D  But I haven't followed Paul's career really close -- maybe because of all those "cringe-worthy" songs he's put out -- so can anyone make a judgment on whether Paul's music is getting better, and -- ha-ha -- less "cringe-worthy."  Or perhaps because he's less of a factor on the hit charts, he figures he can put out more personal songs with more meaning, since it doesn't matter anyway.   Someone should have told him long ago he didn't need to write "silly love songs" to continue being a huge star, that that would always be the privilege of having been a Beatle.  Ironcially, the man who teamed up with Allen Ginsberg and who has created an album of experimental sound collages (which is so rare I haven't been able to find) has always felt the need to compete for the top of the charts.  So anyway, has Paul's music gotten better these last few years?   
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 10, 2005, 08:09:16 AM
1   Fixing A Hole
2   Good Morning Good Morning

3    A Day In The Life


Sorry, but that is how I see them. ???
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 10, 2005, 10:35:44 AM
1   Fixing A Hole
2   Good Morning Good Morning

3   Sgt Pepper


Easier round for me... Although I love some of the songs from Pepper it's not my fave Beatles album and I think one that's not dated as well as some others. If I had to chose one cd of theirs to play to someone from Outer Space it wouldnt be this one. Revolver maybe....
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on October 10, 2005, 06:23:18 PM
1.  Fixing A Hole
2.  Penny Lane
3.  Good Morning, Good Morning


There is no way, NO WAY, I'm voting off Sgt. Pepper's   :)

But it looks like it might be gone anyway... :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 10, 2005, 06:50:26 PM
So anyway, has Paul's music gotten better these last few years?   

It doesn't look like we have too many solo McCartney fans here. Anyone?

Barnes & Noble has a big stand-up McCartney poster in the front window announcing his new album, and I was thinking about getting it. I'd heard good things about Flaming Pie, but never got around to buying that one either. The reviews on Amazon for his last couple of albums look really good, but I haven't really been interested enough to shell out the cash and find out for myself.

I just bought John Lennon's Sometime In New York City CD a few weeks ago. I had the album back in the 70's, but haven't heard it since CDs became standard and I ditched the turntable. Having repurchased most of the rest of his solo work, I finally got around to this one just simply so I could hear "Woman is the @#*%!& of the World" again. (One hell of a song--don't let the title throw you if you don't know it.)  But, unfortunately, most of the rest of that double album is cringe-worthy. So Sir Paul isn't alone on that one. Though, all of the other Lennon solo albums have held up well, and sound fantastic. Does anyone have Menlove Ave. or Milk and Honey? They're the only ones I haven't heard. Are they just a collection of reject songs that Lennon would have never released and Yoko's trying to cash in on? Or, are they worth getting?

Sorry, I know we were talking about Paul here... 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 10, 2005, 06:54:05 PM

There is no way, NO WAY, I'm voting off Sgt. Pepper's   :)

But it looks like it might be gone anyway... :'(

I think it'll survive. It's me and Doug who are going to be sad over tonight's results.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 10, 2005, 08:13:58 PM
That ends Round 25. Say goodbye to "Fixing a Hole" and "Good Morning Good Morning".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TWENTY-SIX

We start this round with "Only a Northern Song", which was recorded for Sgt. Pepper, but wouldn't be released until 1969's Yellow Submarine album. We'll also hear the next four songs recorded for the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Only a Northern Song" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/OnlyANorthernSong.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
2.  "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/BeingForTheBenefit.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
3.  "Lovely Rita" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/LovelyRita.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
4.   "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/LucyInTheSky.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "Getting Better" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/GettingBetter.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon



(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 10, 2005, 08:25:41 PM
Going after Paul again...

1) Lovely Rita
2) Getting Better

3) Only a Northern Song  :'(

I LOVE "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" The lyrics are ingenious:

Quote
For the benefit of Mr. Kite
There will be a show tonight on trampoline
The Hendersons will all be there
Late of Pablo Fanques Fair -- what a scene!
Over men and horses hoops and garters
Lastly through a hogshead of real fire!
In this way Mr. K. will challenge the world!

The celebrated Mr. K.
Performs his feat on Saturday at Bishopsgate
The Hendersons will dance and sing
As Mr. Kite flys through the ring -- don't be late!
Messrs. K. and H. assure the public
Their production will be second to none
And of course Henry The Horse dances the waltz!

The band begins at ten to six
When Mr. K. performs his tricks without a sound
And Mr. H. will demonstrate
Ten somersets he'll undertake on solid ground
Having been some days in preparation
A splendid time is guaranteed for all
And tonight Mr. Kite is topping the bill!

(http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/253/mrkite4sp.jpg)
(From Steve Turner's A Hard Day's Write)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chessie on October 10, 2005, 10:49:22 PM
I'm gonna go with:

1. Lovely Rita
2. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite
3. Getting Better
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 10, 2005, 11:27:57 PM
1- Lovely Rita
2- Only A Northern Song
3- Getting Better

I LOVE "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"

Me too,I whistle this a lot between shots on the golf course  ;D

It doesn't look like we have too many solo McCartney fans here. Anyone?

Yeah,I'm a fan.I haven't got his latest yet,but will sometime.I love Run Devil Run even though most are cover songs,there's some good old rockin' numbers on it.I love I Got Stung,Lonesome Town and the title track.
Flaming Pie is a good album.Beautiful Night is the highlight on that album for me.

Does anyone have Menlove Ave. or Milk and Honey?

I have these on vinyl and they are worth a look.Milk and Honey does have the tracks Nobody Told Me and I'm Stepping Out,two of my favorite Lennon songs.I just skip Yoko's tracks on the rest of the album.
Menlove Ave. has a few Phil Spector tracks on it.All of the second side of the album was previously released on the Walls and Bridges album.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 11, 2005, 01:55:22 AM
1    Only A Northern Song
2    Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite      Sorry Matt :(

3    Lovely Rita
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 11, 2005, 04:38:58 AM
1  Only A Northern Song
2  Lovely Rita

3  Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 11, 2005, 10:30:10 AM
1. Only A Northern Song
2. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
3. Lovely Rita

It doesn't look like we have too many solo McCartney fans here. Anyone?


I do like his early solo work and some Wings, but to be honest I could not be bothered with his output during the 80s.

He did work with Elvis Costello in the early 90s and heard some of their stuff was really good - Paul seems to need someone to bounce ideas of, particularly a person who is not afraid to give an honest opinion about his songs.

To be fair a good deal of John's solo work was below par but he did not seem to irritate people the way Paul did. John's work was more personal and honest I suppose but I think it is unfair to dismiss Paul because he wrote less intimate songs. Sometimes John could be so overbearing and opinionated that I could not listen to him either.

Good as they were as solo artists I don't think they ever did anything as significant as their Lennon and McCartney days.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 11, 2005, 12:50:58 PM
1   Lovely Rita
2   Getting Better


3   Only A Northern Song


From what I've heard Macca's new cd is very good. Second only to his first solo album.. well, thats what the critics are saying... I was impressed with the single and the few tracks I have heard.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 11, 2005, 02:57:02 PM
1 Only a Northern Song
2 Lovely Rita
3 Getting Better
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 11, 2005, 02:58:19 PM
1. Lovely Rita
2. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
3. Only A Northern Song
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 11, 2005, 08:01:58 PM
That ends Round 26. This time we lose "Lovely Rita" and "Only A Northern Song".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TWENTY-SEVEN

This round, we'll hear the last songs recorded for the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, and the first recorded song for Magical Mystery Tour. The third Beatles film, Magical Mystery Tour was only a 55 minute made-for-television movie that broadcast on the BBC on December 26, 1967. In the U.K., six songs from the film were released as a double EP on December 8, 1967, but in the U.S., five additional songs (all previously released as "A" or "B" side singles) were added to fill out an eleven song album. This version, released on November 27, 1967 would become the CD standard for Magical Mystery Tour.

(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/4830/magicalmysterytour2qw.jpg)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Within You Without You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/WithinYou.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
2.  "She's Leaving Home"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ShesLeavingHome.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
3.  "With A Little Help From My Friends" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/WithALittleHelp.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Starr, with Lennon and McCartney
4.   "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/SgtPepperReprise.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney and Lennon
5.   "Magical Mystery Tour" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/MagicalMysteryTour.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison



(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 11, 2005, 08:34:15 PM
Once you paid your entrance fee and showed your Cavern Club card [(Heavens knows what happened to mine how I wish I still had it) no admittance without one but they gave them out without any problems on the first visit]               

Lin, does this look like your old Cavern Club card?

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/722/cavern16uf.jpg)
(Front of business card-sized booklet)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/9568/cavern24bu.jpg)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8253/cavern32gh.jpg)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1558/cavern43vh.jpg)

(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/6791/cavern57do.jpg)

(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/8734/cavern67ny.jpg)

(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/3468/cavern81yo.jpg)
(Back cover of Cavern Club Membership Card)

I just got the Lennon Legend (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0811835170/qid=1129087834/sr=2-2/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_2/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&s=books) book, and there's all kinds of great, high-quality reproductions of everything from that Cavern Club card, to an early edition of "The Daily Howl" that John made when he was 10 years old, to pull out reproductions of hand-written lyrics to some of his songs. I haven't read the book yet, but I'm really enjoying discovering all these unique pull-out treasures. The Cavern Club membership card seems so real, I can almost smell tomato soup on the pages. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardwink.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 11, 2005, 08:38:43 PM
1.  "Within You Without You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/WithinYou.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
2.  "She's Leaving Home"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ShesLeavingHome.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
3.  "With A Little Help From My Friends" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/WithALittleHelp.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Starr, with Lennon and McCartney
4.   "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/SgtPepperReprise.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney and Lennon
5.   "Magical Mystery Tour" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/MagicalMysteryTour.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison

Here goes...

1) She's Leaving Home
2) Within You Without You

3) With a Little Help From My Friends

(Not voting off the "Sgt. Pepper Reprise", since I was hasty in voting off the first against stiff competition a few rounds ago.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 11, 2005, 10:55:35 PM
1- Within You Without You
2- With A Little Help From My Friends
3- She's Leaving Home
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chessie on October 11, 2005, 11:09:08 PM
1. She's Leaving Home
2. Within You Without You
3. Magical Mystery Tour
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 12, 2005, 12:52:28 AM
1 She's Leaving Home
2 Within You Without You
3 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

A really weak round, I think.  Not that I dislike these songs, because I do like them okay, they're just all pretty far down on my favorite's list.  (Well, "She's Leaving Home" I generally skip over.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 12, 2005, 02:00:13 AM
1. Within You Without You
2. Magical Mystery Tour
3. Sgt Pepper's ( reprise )

She's Leaving Home - hope this makes it through. This has a beautiful harmony. The narrative reminds me of the "kitchen sink" dramas of 60s British films like A Kind Of Loving and TV Docu/drama Kathy Come Home.

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 12, 2005, 02:56:11 AM
Lin, does this look like your old Cavern Club card?

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/722/cavern16uf.jpg)
(Front of business card-sized booklet)



Yes it does. Matt.   :'( If only I still had it.    The little blank pages inside were for stamps on visits I think.   You sure have brought back memories. 


My votes this round.


1   Within You Without You
2   With A Little Help From My Friends

3   She's Leaving Home
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 12, 2005, 06:15:00 AM
1- Within You Without You
2- With A Little Help From My Friends
3- She's Leaving Home
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 12, 2005, 12:28:36 PM
1. Within You Without You
2. She's Leaving Home
3. Magical Mystery Tour
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 12, 2005, 04:47:35 PM
Within You Without Yoy
She's leaving Home

With a little help





Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 12, 2005, 09:55:56 PM
I've had some trouble tonight, because for the first time, we have a Beatles song that is too large a file for the free Geocities site. Rather than upgrade and pay, I've searched for free webspacing that supports MP3 files that are larger than Geocities allows. I finally found one. The download is working for me, but I'd appreciate it if everyone would let me know if they have any trouble downloading George's "It's All Too Much" this round. If it's working well for you, I at least know I won't have any trouble putting up "Hey Jude" later in the game.  The site is called "Ripway", and so far, it seems to be a great site. I just hope it works for everyone. Maybe it'll even work better than Geocities. So..... let me know.  :)

EDIT: 
Unfortunately, the Ripway site went down for a 24 hour period, so I converted the file to a Real Music (RM) file, and was able to upload it to Geocities. I've edited the link in the post below, and hopefully that will work now for everyone.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 12, 2005, 10:02:10 PM
That ends Round 27. This time we lose "Within You Without You" and "She's Leaving Home".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TWENTY-EIGHT

This round, we continue with songs from the Magical Mystery Tour album ("Baby You're a Rich Man", and "All You Need Is Love"), two songs from the Yellow Submarine soundtrack, released on January 17, 1969 ("All Together Now" and "It's All Too Much"),

(http://img450.imageshack.us/img450/7404/yellowsub7kq.jpg)           (http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/8199/yellowsubmarine2cj.jpg)
   (Original release including George Martin instrumentals)                         (1999 Re-issue, without instrumentals, nine tracks
                                                                                                                          from various Beatles albums added on)


and the "B" side to the "Let It Be" single, "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)",

(http://img439.imageshack.us/img439/1622/youknowmyname7ci.jpg)

(All the A- and B-side Beatles singles which aren't on any of their albums are included on the "Past Masters" CDs, either Vol. 1 or Vol. 2.)

Here's what it says about "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" in the CD booklet for Past Masters Volume Two.

Quote
A bizarre recording, issued on 6, March 1970 as the B-side of "Let It Be" but which already spanned 34 months. It was recorded, without vocals, in five separate parts at Abbey Road on 17 May, 7 June and 8 June 1967 and was then compiled into one all encompassing master take on 9 June 1967. It then sat on a shelf until 30 April 1969, when John and Paul added vocals and, aided by their assistant Mal Evans, sound effects. By this time the song lasted more than six minutes though despite making three different mono remixes it was again left unissued. On 26 November 1969 John Lennon edited down the best mix to four minutes for release as a single by the Plastic Ono Band. That single never appeared and then, a little over three months later, the song finally cropped up as this Beatles B-side. A curious burlesque comedy number, conceived by John, it also features Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones playing saxophone. (His contribution was taped on 8 June 1967.)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Baby You're a Rich Man" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/BabyYoureARichMan) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
2.  "All Together Now"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/AllTogetherNow.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon, Harrison and Starr
3.  "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/YouKnowMyName.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon and McCartney
4.   "It's All Too Much" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/ItsAllTooMuch.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
5.   "All You Need Is Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/AllYouNeedIsLove.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison



(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 12, 2005, 10:04:06 PM
My votes this round:

1) All Together Now
2) You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

3) Baby You're A Rich Man

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 12, 2005, 11:12:10 PM
1- All Together Now
2- Baby You're A Rich Man
3- You Know My Name (Look Up My Number) I like this track,it always gives me a laugh.(Let's hear it for Dennis)

I couldn't access the ripway site.Not that I need to,it says user account exceeded bandwith.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 12, 2005, 11:18:32 PM
I found this funny quote tonight from Paul regarding the "Paul Is Dead" controversy:

Quote
"I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death. But if I were dead, I would be the last to know."  - 1969
(From Steve's Beatles Site) (http://www.stevesbeatles.com/quotes/)[/url])


(http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 13, 2005, 02:59:56 AM
1- All Together Now
2- Baby You're A Rich Man
3- You Know My Name (Look Up My Number)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 13, 2005, 04:22:45 AM
1 It's All Too Much
2 You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
3 Baby You're a Rich Man

Matt, you could always convert "It's All Too Much" to a high quality RA file, couldn't you?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 13, 2005, 05:18:17 AM
Bandwidth exceeded when I tried to listen to It's All Too Much.   However I wont be voting that one off as I know it and I like it.

1   You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
2   Baby You're A Rich Man

3   All Together Now
   
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 13, 2005, 05:48:17 AM

Matt, you could always convert "It's All Too Much" to a high quality RA file, couldn't you?

I think I've had some success converting it to a RM file (I don't know how to convert to RA).  I was able to upload it to Geocities now, and this should work for everyone. I've edited the link in the original post. Thanks, Doug.  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 13, 2005, 05:51:19 AM

If anyone has trouble opening that file, try this one:

It's All Too Much (http://home.ripway.com/2005-10/470434/It'sAllTooMuch.html)

The above one doesn't work for me but the edited one did work for me.  So I got to enjoy it after all.   Thanks Matt. O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 13, 2005, 05:52:44 AM
Cool. Glad it's working.  :)
 
(I've edited my posts and removed all the links that weren't working to cut down on the confusion for this round.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 13, 2005, 06:02:29 AM
Great Matt,   That is brilliant.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 13, 2005, 08:31:45 AM
1   All Together Now
2   You Know My Name (Look Up My Number)


3   Baby Your A Rich Man  (Quite like this one, havn't heard it in years)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 13, 2005, 01:48:48 PM
1. All Together Now
2. Baby You're A Rich Man
3. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 13, 2005, 04:45:27 PM
1. You Know My Name ( Look Up The Number )
2. It's All Too Much
3. Altogether Now
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 13, 2005, 08:53:19 PM
That ends Round 28. This time we lose "All Together Now" and "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND TWENTY-NINE

All the songs this round are from the Magical Mystery Tour album.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Your Mother Should Know" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/YourMotherShouldKnow) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
2.  "I Am The Walrus"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/IAmTheWalrus.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
3.  "Blue Jay Way" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/BlueJayWay.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
4.   "Flying" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Flying.html) (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey); Lead vocal: None
5.   "The Fool On The Hill" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/TheFoolOnTheHill.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 13, 2005, 09:34:52 PM
1) Your Mother Should Know (Sorry [email protected], but I don't like this one)
2) Flying

3) Blue Jay Way



Does anyone know anything about new DVD releases for Help, Magical Mystery Tour and Let it Be? I know tgy and I were complaining about wanting Let it Be not long ago, but is there any release information on it? I've been watching the Anthology DVD again, and am getting a real hankering for these three movies that I haven't gotten yet. On Anthology, you can see the videos for "The Fool On The Hill" and "I Am the Walrus" from Magical Mystery Tour, which makes this movie worth getting, even if the rest of it is bloody awful. (I honestly can't remember if I've ever actually seen it. If I have, it was too long ago to recall.)

I've found DVDs of Help and Magical Mystery Tour on eBay, but I'm not sure if they're all bootlegs or not. Let it Be is available too, but has it ever even been released on DVD? I'm beginning to think I'll buy them even if they are copies if there's no other alternative.

Wouldn't a Beatles box set of their five films be fantastic? (One can dream....)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on October 13, 2005, 09:41:55 PM
Must admit I'm not a big fan of any of these, but hey, they are the Beatles and I am fan of them so....

Your Mother should know sounds like vaudeville or something from the teens or '20's...

I kind of like the instrumental Flying but still lacking the vocals leave something to be desired.

Blue Jay Way, what kind of drug induced song is this???

The Fool on the Hill is good but still no where near their best.

I am the Walrus.  I must tell you I burned out on this song on the radio growing up.

"I am the egg man, I am the Walrus, Coo, Coo, Ch choo". :D
What is that??  ???
Even So I must vote to leave it on the island...

So I go with:

Blue Jay Way
Your Mother Should Know
Flying
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 14, 2005, 12:45:52 AM
 :) Here are my choices :

1 Blue Jay Way
2 Flying

3 Your mother should know
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 14, 2005, 01:13:59 AM
1. Flying
2. Your Mother Should Know
3. Blue Jay Way
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 14, 2005, 04:38:05 AM
1- Flying
2- Blue Jay Way
3- Your Mother Should Know

Magical Mystery Tour is available here on DVD and is only $9.95 at ezydvd (http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/2478)

alas no word on Help or Let It Be.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 14, 2005, 04:38:35 AM
1 Blue Jay Way
2 Flying

3 Your mother should know  ( :-[ No problem Matt. Anyway could it be sacrilege if I vote the Fool or Walrus)

Quote
"I am the egg man, I am the Walrus, Coo, Coo, Ch choo".


Top Secret information, just for your eyes D'Ambrosia :

The Walrus...was...Paul  ;D

This thread will be deleted after you read it  :D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 14, 2005, 04:41:55 AM
1 Your Mother Should Know
2 Flying
3 Blue Jay Way

"Your Mother Should Know" ranks way up there in my least favorite Beatles' songs.  Whereas "I Am the Walrus" might just be my favorite song by The Beatles, even if I have heard it ten-thousand times.

"I am the egg man, I am the Walrus, Coo, Coo, Ch choo". :D
What is that??  ???

Actually, the official lyrics are "I am the eggman/They are the eggmen/I am the walrus/GOO GOO GOO GOOB."  So I'm sure it makes perfect sense now, right?   See, you've been hearing it wrong all these years... ;)  It's time to rediscover the consummate lyrical nonsense that is "I Am the Walrus."  
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 14, 2005, 09:29:11 AM
Blue Jay Way
2   Your Mother Should Know
3    Flying.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 14, 2005, 10:48:56 AM
1. Flying
2. Blue Jay Way
3. Your Mother Should Know

I liked the promo film that was shown on Top of the Pops for The Fool On The Hill, I haven't seen it since then, anyone remember this?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 14, 2005, 12:41:54 PM

I liked the promo film that was shown on Top of the Pops for The Fool On The Hill, I haven't seen it since then, anyone remember this?

Could it be the same promo film for "The Fool On the Hill" that's on the Anthology DVD. I thought it was from the Magical Mystery Tour film. But, maybe not. Unfortunately, they didn't include the full video in Anthology. Here's some screencaps:

(http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/9918/fool14wj.jpg) (http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/962/fool29ub.jpg)

(http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/9260/fool39be.jpg) (http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/7530/fool46wc.jpg)

(http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/9827/fool52kt.jpg) (http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/6133/fool62lt.jpg)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 14, 2005, 12:50:01 PM
Filmed in france I believe,,,

Blue Jay Way
Your Mother Should Know


Flying
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 14, 2005, 01:48:33 PM
Could it be the same promo film for "The Fool On the Hill" that's on the Anthology DVD. I thought it was from the Magical Mystery Tour film. But, maybe not. Unfortunately, they didn't include the full video in Anthology. Here's some screencaps:

(http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/9918/fool14wj.jpg) (http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/962/fool29ub.jpg)

(http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/9260/fool39be.jpg) (http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/7530/fool46wc.jpg)

(http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/9827/fool52kt.jpg) (http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/6133/fool62lt.jpg)



That's the one Matt. I watched Anthology on TV and was hoping they would show the whole film. They didn't but even a hint took me back to my childhood, I haven't seen the full thing since. I don't remember seeing this in Magical Mystery but I can't remember that too well, except that I was very disappointed by it. O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 14, 2005, 03:14:13 PM
Those last 4 screen caps are from The Fool on the Hill clip from Magical Mystery Tour film,not sure of the first 2.
I got out my old VHS copy of Magical Mystery Tour and fast forwarded to The fool on the hill clip ( thankfully it's at the 8 minute mark ) Hope this helps.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 14, 2005, 05:04:20 PM
Quote
Beatles Top Entertainment Icons List

foxnews (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,172235,00.html)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 14, 2005, 05:46:57 PM
From tgy's link:

Quote
The Beatles — you remember them — have finished at No. 1 on a list of 100 all-time show business icons.

Yup, I'd say there's a few people here that remember them.  ;)

This round is one of the most surprising for me. I just can't believe that "Your Mother Should Know" is going to survive and go further into the game. I'm with Doug on this one... it's quite possibly my very least favorite Beatles song--either that or one of Paul's other hokey numbers ("Maxwell's Silver Hammer" I'm looking at you...)

Judging by John's maniacal grin through the entire "Your Mother Should Know" video, I'd guess he wasn't too much a fan of the song either.

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3407/mother21zl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on October 14, 2005, 06:31:38 PM

Top Secret information, just for your eyes D'Ambrosia :

The Walrus...was...Paul  ;D

This thread will be deleted after you read it  :D

Thanks for that Top Secret insight [email protected] ;)

This post will self destruct in 10 seconds...9...8....7... :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 14, 2005, 07:20:37 PM
That ends Round 29. This time we lose "Blue Jay Way" and "Flying".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THIRTY

This round, we'll hear the last song recorded for the Magical Mystery Tour album ("Hello Goodbye") the A and B sides to the "Lady Madonna" single, released on March 15, 1968:

(http://img450.imageshack.us/img450/259/ladymadonna9pg.jpg)

We'll also hear "Across the Universe", which was recorded February 4, 1968, but wouldn't be released on a Beatles album until Let It Be, more than two years later. I've linked to the most common version of "Across the Universe" from the Let It Be album for voting purposes, but threw in a bonus link of the Let It Be... Naked version for fun. The Naked version doesn't include the orchestra and backing vocals added on by Let it Be producer, Phil Spector.

And, finally, the final song this round is the last song recorded for the Yellow Submarine album, "Hey Bulldog".

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Hello Goodbye" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/HelloGoodbye) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
2.  "The Inner Light"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/TheInnerLight.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
3.  "Lady Madonna" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/LadyMadonna.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
4.   "Across the Universe" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/AcrossTheUniverse.html) and bonus   "Across the Universe" (Naked version) (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/AcrossTheUniverseNaked.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
5.   "Hey Bulldog" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/HeyBulldog.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 14, 2005, 07:25:47 PM
Man, I love "Hey Bulldog" (who doesn't howl along with Paul to this song?)

I'm really not after Paul, though it may seem that way by the past few rounds. This has to be John's greatest creative period, and Paul was still doing lightweight stuff in comparison. Both of Paul's songs this round are really good, and I like them a lot, but... I have to save the two Lennon compositions because I just think they're awesome.  :)

1) The Inner Light
2) Hello Goodbye

3) Lady Madonna

Great round. All great songs.  O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 14, 2005, 08:34:20 PM
This has to be John's greatest creative period, and Paul was still doing lightweight stuff in comparison.

But not for long. Looking ahead at the songs that will be in the next few rounds, Paul is about to record a lot of his greatest material.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 14, 2005, 09:19:30 PM
1- The Inner Light
2- Hello Goodbye
3- Lady Madonna

Another hard round,like Matt said all great songs.
Hearing the two versions of Across the Universe is interesting.I now prefer the Let It Be Naked album,to the original album.Anyone else?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 15, 2005, 12:09:46 AM
Always loved Across The Universe... especialy the naked version. I even like the David Bowie version on Young Americans....

1   The Inner Light
2   Hello Goodbye


3   Lady Madonna... (I hope this is safe.. I really like this song)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 15, 2005, 12:58:46 AM
 :-\ choice is difficult today, I like all the songs ! So :

1. Lady Madonna
2. Hello Goodbye
3. The Inner Light
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 15, 2005, 04:13:33 AM
1- The Inner Light
2- Hello Goodbye


3- Hey Bulldog (I like it  but I rather prefer Lady Madonna)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 15, 2005, 05:42:36 AM
I love all these songs.  You gotta love a rock song that takes some its lyrics from the Tao Te Ching as "The Inner Light" does.  And "Hello Goodbye" might be fluff, at least lyrically, but it's mixture of pop and psychedelia is great.  And "Across the Universe" just might be my favorite song by The Beatles.  Okay, maybe I've said that before, but it's way, way up there.  Only my favorite version is the one you'll find on Past Maters Volume Two.  Quoting from the CD:

Quote
This one is commonly known as the "Wildlife" version because it first appeared on 12 December 1969 on a charity album for the World Wildlife Fund, and was adorned especially for that LP with wildlife sound effects.  But it had been recorded much earlier, in eight takes on 4 and 8 February 1968, as a rival to "Lady Madonna" for the Beatles' March 1968 single.  In March 1970 Phil Spector re-worked this original tape, omitted some of the original instrumentation in a new remix, omitted the sound effects, slowed it down and added an orchestra and a choir for Let It Be.

In other words he did everything he could to ruin one of the greatest songs John Lennon ever wrote.  I can barely listen to the Let It Be version, knowing the damage he wrecked upon that song. 

1 Lady Madonna
2 Hello Goodbye
3 Hey Bulldog

(I surprise myself with these picks. :))
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 15, 2005, 08:36:20 AM
1   Inner Light       
2   Lady Maddona
3   Hello Goodbye.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 15, 2005, 08:47:30 AM
Only my favorite version is the one you'll find on Past Maters Volume Two

I was thinking of linking to this version for this round too, but felt like we could have a round just for "Across the Universe" if I threw in all the versions of it. I love the version on the Anthology album too. So, here they are for anyone who's interested and doesn't have these versions:

Across The Universe - Wildlife Version (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/AcrossTheUniverseWildlife.html)

Across The Universe - Anthology (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/AcrossTheUniverseAnthology.htm)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 15, 2005, 08:51:29 AM
Thanks Matt!

1. The Inner Light
2. Hello Goodbye
3. Lady Madonna
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on October 15, 2005, 09:40:17 AM
1- The Inner Light
2- Hello Goodbye
3- Hey Bulldog
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 15, 2005, 10:07:03 AM
(http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/7530/fool46wc.jpg)
BTW I love that screencap  8)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 15, 2005, 10:45:43 PM
That ends Round 30. This time we lose "Hello Goodbye" and "The Inner Light".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THIRTY-ONE

This round, we'll hear the first songs recorded for The Beatles, commonly known as The White Album, released on November 22, 1968:

(http://img433.imageshack.us/img433/3610/whitealbum1tr.jpg)


As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Revolution 1" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/Revolution1) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
2.  "Revolution 9"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Revolution9.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: N/A
3.  "Don't Pass Me By" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/DontPassMeBy.html) (Starkey); Lead vocal: Starr
4.   "Blackbird" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Blackbird.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
5.   "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/EverybodysGotSomething.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 15, 2005, 11:11:23 PM
1   Don't Pass Me By.        Sorry Ringo
2   Everybod's Got Something To Hide Except Me & My Monkey

3   Blackbird
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 16, 2005, 12:25:12 AM
The White Album.. One of the greatest beatles albums. Gonna lose some great songs... :(

1   Don't Pass me By
2   Everybody's Got Something To Hide...etc


3   Revolution 9
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 16, 2005, 02:56:17 AM
1. Revolution 9
2. Don't Pass Me By
3. Everybody's Got Something To Hide

Over the years this has become my favourite Beatles album, variety and competitive edge to the writing carries the weaker tracks to make an impressive double album ( Led Zep's Physical Graffiti is another example of the double working when it really shouldn't ).

A nice wee joke in Men In Black when Tommy Lee Jones is showing Alien technology to Will Smith, he point out a tiny disc as a music carrier and mutters " I'll have to buy the  white album again " ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 16, 2005, 03:15:30 AM
1. Revolution 9
2. Don't Pass Me By

3. Everybody's Got Something To Hide (Ilike this one, but rules are..rules)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 16, 2005, 04:05:09 AM
1 Don't Pass Me By
2 Blackbird
3 Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 16, 2005, 04:49:51 AM
1- Revolution 9
2- Don't Pass Me By
3- Blackbird

I've had a few beers today so I may not be seeing the votes to clearly but it looks like there are votes for Revolution 9 to stay over Everybody's Got Something.... :o
Surely this can't be,I must be drunk.
number 9,number 9,number 9,number 9,number 9..... :D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 16, 2005, 06:20:19 AM

number 9,number 9,number 9,number 9,number 9..... :D

"Take this, brother, may it serve you well."

1) Don't Pass Me By
2) Revolution 9

3) Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 16, 2005, 08:28:50 AM
1. Revolution 9
2. Don't Pass Me By
3. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 16, 2005, 02:49:32 PM
                                      (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/030733855X.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Anyone bought Cynthia Lennon's new book?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 16, 2005, 07:25:13 PM
That ends Round 31. This time we lose "Don't Pass Me By" and "Revolution 9".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THIRTY-TWO

This round we continue with songs from The Beatles, (The White Album), as well as "Hey Jude" and "Revolution", the A and B sides of the "Hey Jude" single, released on August 30, 1968:

(http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/6062/heyjude7bj.jpg)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ObLaDiObLaDa.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
2.  "Revolution"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Revolution.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
3.  "Cry Baby Cry" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/CryBabyCry.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
4.   "Good Night" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Goodnight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Starr
5.   "Hey Jude" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/HeyJude.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 16, 2005, 07:28:07 PM
 
Anyone bought Cynthia Lennon's new book?


Not yet. It looks like it would be worth getting, though.

As for my votes this round.... geez, which to pick first? "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" or "Good Night"? They're both so bad in so many ways. But, like A-Rod and Cano in the post-season, you come to expect more from your "star", so on that basis, I have to vote Paul's off first because we expect badness from Ringo. Paul can be so much better if he didn't swim in the sap pool so often.

1) Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
2) Good Night

3) Cry Baby Cry  :'(

I hope "Cry Baby Cry" will survive this round... I love it.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 16, 2005, 09:02:12 PM
1- Good Night
2- Ob-La-Di,Ob-La-Da
3- Cry Baby Cry
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 17, 2005, 12:08:37 AM
1. ob-la-di, ob-la-da
2. good night
3. cry baby cry
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 17, 2005, 02:23:11 AM

1   Good Night
2   Cry Baby Cry

3   ob-la-di, ob-la-da

I'm no fan of ob-la-di.. but it does have a nice rhythmic feel to it.. The version on anthology is far superior to the one that got released.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 17, 2005, 03:40:39 AM
1 Good Night
2 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
3 Cry Baby Cry

I really like "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" myself, I just like the others better.  I've heard John say he hated "Cry Baby Cry" and I could never understand why.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 17, 2005, 05:28:34 AM
1. ob-la-di, ob-la-da
2. good night
3. cry baby cry
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 17, 2005, 08:48:36 AM
1   Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da
2   Good Night

Cry Baby Cry

What a round.   It is a shame to kick off Ob-la-di, as Gant says it has a catchy tune but...........

 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 17, 2005, 10:25:48 AM
1. Goodnight
2. Cry Baby Cry
3. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 17, 2005, 12:39:22 PM
1- Good Night
2- Ob-La-Di,Ob-La-Da
3- Cry Baby Cry


I hope "Cry Baby Cry" will survive this round... I love it.


Me too Matt

I remember being a bit miffed, when I bought the "White" album, to find Revolution was not the same version as the single. I love them both now but the single has the edge. That guitar intro and Lennon scream  :D gets me every time.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 17, 2005, 09:18:18 PM
That ends Round 32. This time we lose "Good Night" and "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THIRTY-THREE

All the songs this round are from The Beatles (The White Album).

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Mother Nature's Son" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/MotherNaturesSon.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
2.  "Sexy Sadie"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/SexySadie.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
3.  "Yer Blues" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/YerBlues.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
4.   "Rocky Raccoon" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/RockyRaccoon.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
5.   "Wild Honey Pie" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/WildHoneyPie.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 17, 2005, 10:36:04 PM
1 Wild Honey Pie
2 Mother's Nature Son
3 Rocky Raccoon

Two more awesome songs by John Lennon.... :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 17, 2005, 10:55:20 PM
1   Mother Nature's Son      After John Denver's cover version of this there is no way I can listen to the Beatles                                                                            version again.    :(

2    Rocky Raccoon
3   Wild Honey Pie
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 17, 2005, 11:41:17 PM
1- Wild Honey Pie
2- Mother Nature's Son
3- Rocky Racoon
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 18, 2005, 04:08:31 AM
1   Mother Nature's Son      After John Denver's cover version of this there is no way I can listen to the Beatles                                                                            version again.    :(

Which version were you familiar with first?  Me, I grew up with both versions, as my mother was a huge John Denver fan, and The White Album I've had since I was about eight or so.  Being familiar with the John Denver version, it used to be hard for me to comprehend that it wasn't an original John Denver song, because it so suits his personality and fits so well with his repertoire of songs about nature.  But to me there's something hauntingly beautiful about the Beatles' version, as it was probably written after or during Paul's visit to India, and seems to suggest a deep desire to be a "Mother Nature's Son" while he was surrounded on all sides by a mania that had only grown more scrutinizing since the original days of Beatle Mania.  Whereas John Denver could really rejoice in Mother Nature, Paul McCartney could only long for the ability to be able to rejoice in Mother Nature -- so Paul's original version, in a way, strikes closer to home for me, as a momentary celebration of all things non-materialistic while living in a very materialistic world.

Both versions are great for what they have to offer. 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 18, 2005, 04:20:49 AM
1) Wild Honey Pie
2) Rocky Raccoon

3) Mother Nature's Son

I like Paul's "Mother Nature's Son" a lot. I was surprised that when Paul was compressing his entire career down to about 30 songs for his 2002 U.S. tour that he included it. It still sounds great when he performs it.  (I haven't heard the J.D. version.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 18, 2005, 06:56:52 AM
1) Wild Honey Pie
2) Rocky Raccoon

3) Yer Blues (hard choice, but I like Mother Nature's Son more. It has a nice guitar play)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 18, 2005, 09:16:21 AM
1   Wild Honey pie
2   Rocky Racoon


3   Mother Nature's Son


Easy round for me  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 18, 2005, 11:40:38 AM
1. Wild Honey Pie
2. Rocky Racoon
3. Mother Nature's Son


Two more awesome songs by John Lennon.... :)
Yup. I love Yer Blues  8)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 18, 2005, 01:45:55 PM
1. Wild Honey Pie
2. Rocky Racoon
3. Yer Blues
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 18, 2005, 07:11:01 PM
That ends Round 33. This time we lose "Wild Honey Pie" and "Rocky Raccoon".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THIRTY-FOUR

All the songs this round are from The Beatles (The White Album).

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Back in the U.S.S.R." (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/BackInTheUSSR.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
2.  "Dear Prudence"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/DearPrudence.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
3.  "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/WhileMyGuitarGentlyWeeps.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
4.   "Helter Skelter" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/HelterSkelter.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
5.   "Glass Onion" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/GlassOnion.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 18, 2005, 07:13:54 PM
This round is a sign of things to come later in the game after we've already eliminated most of the songs. All five of these songs are amazing, and all in different ways. How can you really compare "Dear Prudence" and "Helter Skelter"? They're both perfect for the type of song they are. Well, time to get to work.....

1) Glass Onion 
2) Back in the U.S.S.R. 

3) Dear Prudence  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 18, 2005, 11:23:53 PM
1- Back In The USSR
2- Dear Prudence
3- Glass Onion

Hardest round yet,and as Matt said a sign of things to come later.All five songs are brilliant,so it's going to be sad to see two fall this early. :'( :'( :'( :'(
It's certainly a lot easier to vote when there's a Ringo song in the five.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 19, 2005, 12:16:36 AM
1. Dear Prudence
2. Glass Onion
3. Helter Skelter
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 19, 2005, 01:26:22 AM
Yeah, five amazing songs, and I can't yet decide how to vote.  I know I really, really want "Dear Prudence" to survive this round, though... Hmmm....

1 Back In the U.S.S.R.
2 Glass Onion
3 Helter Skelter
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 19, 2005, 01:55:15 AM
(http://www.cite-musique.fr/images/_af129xl.jpg)
http://www.cite-musique.fr/anglais/accueil.html

This great event will start tomorrow in Paris.
As I must go to Paris soon, I'll go to see this exhibition that is described as fantastic and really moving in the press.
Among all, there is a 10 minuts film realized by Raymond Depardon, a french  journalist and film-maker who was in New York the evening Lennon had been murdered,  he took his camera and went to Central Park, filming people, without any comment.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 19, 2005, 07:52:28 AM
Can't believe this situation!. I play all this songs with Bel Air..!... :-\

tic...toc...tic...toc :-\


1 Back In the U.S.S.R. :-[
2 Helter Skelter :(


3  Dear Prudence  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 19, 2005, 08:39:54 AM
This is the hardest yet.

1. Glass Onion
2. Back In The USSR
3. Dear Prudence

OUCH!!!!!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 19, 2005, 11:23:40 AM
This is the hardest yet.

OUCH!!!!!

It sure is.

Helter Skelter
Glass Onion
Back In The USSR     

I looked at these this morning before I went out for the day and kept thinking about them and only now have I been able to come up with the choice I have made, and still I'm not 100% sure. :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 19, 2005, 11:25:17 AM
Toughest round so far  :-\

They're all great !!

1. Helter Skelter  :'(
2. Back in The USSR  :'(
3. Dear Prudence  :'( Hope it won't go.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 19, 2005, 09:54:25 PM
That ends Round 34. This time we lose "Back in the U.S.S.R." and "Glass Onion".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THIRTY-FIVE

All the songs this round are from The Beatles (The White Album).

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "I Will" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/IWill.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
2.  "Birthday"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Birthday.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
3.  "Piggies" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/Piggies.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney
4.   "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/HappinessIsAWarmGun.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
5.   "Honey Pie" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/HoneyPie.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 19, 2005, 10:04:24 PM
Well, I'm sorry to see us lose "Back in the U.S.S.R" and "Glass Onion", but thankfully "Dear Prudence" survived the round.

This round is much easier for me:

1) I Will
2) Honey Pie

3) Birthday

Sorry Paul... but, they gotta go before the other two.

Can you imagine what George must have felt like when he found out about Manson's interpretation of their music, and especially his song, "Piggies"? He must have felt like the whole world had gone crazy. I can't imagine what it must have been like to have been a Beatle ... to go through those crazy years of touring, and then the horrors of the last tour with the KKK threats, Beatles burnings, the trouble in Japan and the Philippines, and then the Manson family's violent acts. It's amazing they didn't lose their minds.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 19, 2005, 10:40:15 PM
I just came across a website that contains the dialogue from a lot of the Beatles' press conferences. I just read through the one they did before their 1966 Japan concert... it's amazing how much more hostile the press became by this time, and how well the Beatles always handle the questions. It's HERE (http://www.geocities.com/~beatleboy1/db63066.pc.html), for anyone who's interested in reading it.

And HERE (http://www.geocities.com/~beatleboy1/db.menu.html) is the index for anyone who wants to read other Beatles' press conferences.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 19, 2005, 11:06:46 PM
1- Honey Pie
2- I Will
3- Piggies
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 20, 2005, 01:13:23 AM
1. Piggies
2. Honey Pie
3. I Will
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 20, 2005, 02:29:03 AM
1   Piggies
2   I Will
3   Honey Pie


Thank you for the links to the interviews Matt,   I shall take sometime to read them later today. :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 20, 2005, 03:06:21 AM
1 I will
2 Piggies
3 Honey Pie.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 20, 2005, 03:37:04 AM
I didn't expect to see "Piggies" come up so often.  :(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 20, 2005, 04:30:20 AM
1 Honey Pie
2 I Will
3 Birthday

Can you imagine what George must have felt like when he found out about Manson's interpretation of their music, and especially his song, "Piggies"? He must have felt like the whole world had gone crazy.

Manson thought "Honey Pie" was written for him.  That's how crazy he was.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 20, 2005, 04:39:05 AM
Oops.. missed a round. My two picks went thankfully.  :) Thank god Prudence survived..

1   I Will
2   Piggies


3   Honey Pie
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 20, 2005, 05:47:26 AM
1. Piggies
2. Honey Pie
3. I Will
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 20, 2005, 11:45:14 AM
1. Honey Pie
2. I Will ( like this but must go when compared to piggies and Happiness )
3. Birthday ( best birthday song ever but still not best here)

Glad Helter Skelter went through  >:D

Manson is one scary MF.

American comedian Rich Hall has a show on BBC called the Rich Hall Fishing Show set on a Scottish Loch. Manson is a recurring character " I'm A Charles Manson not THE Charles Manson " he complains when his identity is pointed out. In one episode he is selling ceiling fans from a trailer/caravan, when it's pointed out he has a swastika on his forehead he claims it is a tatoo of a ceiling fan.  ;D

Odd show but quite funny, each show ends with Canadian Mike Wilmot and Hall interviewing a minor UK celebrity(usually an irritating one) on a rowing boat. They are rowed out on the loch and then dispatched in the style of Fredo in Godfather 2  ::)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: KC on October 20, 2005, 04:28:54 PM
This review of The Beatles: The Biography, by Bob Spitz, appeared in the New York Times today ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/20/books/20masl.html

That book is nearly a thousand pages long!  :o
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 20, 2005, 04:51:48 PM

That book is nearly a thousand pages long! :o

Sounds like the perfect book to bring to the island.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 20, 2005, 05:30:04 PM
Great news! The John Lennon: Imagine DVD is finally being released again.  It's been out of print for years, and bootleg copies were being sold in the vicinity of $50 on eBay.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000AYEL74.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

John Lennon: Imagine (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AYEL74/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&n=130&n=507846&s=dvd&v=glance)

I'm not good at reviewing movies, but I found an excellent customer review on Amazon:

Quote
December 8, 1980 - New York City
"John Lennon, the guiding spirit of The Beatles, dead tonight at 40."

Those immortal words at the end of the movie bring tears to everyone who was a fan of John Lennon. I remember hearing and seeing that news report from a hospital bed at 6 years old. It was and always will be a tragic memory. The man who resurfaced after a 5 year absence with a powerhouse of music destined for new life had been cut short just a few hours after an interview where he said:

"My work won't be finished until I'm dead and buried. And I hope that's a long, long time."

The long time was 2-3 hours.

The movie is an intimate portrait of Lennon's life and legacy. It exposes the chaos behind the myth, as well as the genius behind the man. With all the tales from friends, associates, Paul, George, Ringo, and George Martin on "The Beatles Anthology," this one focuses on Lennon's life in his own words and home videos. Taken directly from the archives of the man himself, there has never been a better documentary on Lennon. From Liverpool beginnings to the end in New York City, watch the boy become a superstar, the superstar into a man, and the man become a legend.

Remember John Lennon 1940 - 1980

Robert Eldridge (...)

This is an amazing, deeply powerful and moving documentary. If you haven't seen it yet... pre-order your copy now.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 20, 2005, 05:45:31 PM
Let's do the time warp again.... Let It Be DVD (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005JKGT/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&n=130&s=dvd&v=glance)


Quote
Availability: This title will be released on December 31, 1969. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives

 :D

I'm hoping this means that it's coming out sometime this year.... just a typo. *Fingers crossed.*
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: KC on October 20, 2005, 06:00:24 PM
That time is kind of "zero hour" on computer clocks, isn't it!  :D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on October 20, 2005, 06:10:58 PM
1. Piggies
2. Honey Pie
3. I Will

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 20, 2005, 07:52:25 PM
That ends Round 35. This time we lose "I Will" and "Honey Pie".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THIRTY-SIX

All the songs this round are from The Beatles (The White Album).

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Savoy Truffle" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/SavoyTruffle.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
2.  "Martha My Dear"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/MarthaMyDear.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
3.  "Long, Long, Long" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/LongLongLong.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
4.   "I'm So Tired" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/ImSoTired.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "The Continuing Story of Buffalo Bill*" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/TheContinuingStoryOf.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney, Harrison, Starr and Ono


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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*EDIT:  "The Continuing Story of BUNGALOW Bill". Thanks LP.  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 20, 2005, 08:08:12 PM
Tough round for me, because I love three of the five songs.

1) Martha My Dear
2)  The Continuing Story of Buffalo Bill (Yoko's vocals really annoy the hell out of me on this song. They're like nails on a chalkboard.)

3)  Savoy Truffle  :o

I've surprised myself this round. I've always considered "Savoy Truffle" one of my favorite songs on the White Album, but listening to the gentle beauty of "Long, Long, Long" has me thinking it would be a crime to vote it off. "Savoy Truffle" is still one of my favorite tracks, and up there in my top Harrison favorites.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 20, 2005, 11:34:44 PM
1- Martha,My Dear
2- The Continuing Story of Buffalo Bill
3- Long,Long,Long
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 21, 2005, 12:37:51 AM
I'm with Matt on this one... for the same reasons

1   Martha My Dear
2   The Continuing Story Of Buffalo Bill


3   Savoy Truffle
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 21, 2005, 04:07:17 AM
The Continuing Story Of Buffalo Bill
Martha My Dear

Savoy Truffle
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 21, 2005, 06:20:12 AM
1 Martha My Dear
2 Savoy Truffle
3 The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill


I love "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
", even with Yoko's "vocals" because I think they're supposed to be grating.  I think it's those little touches, all these things that shouldn't have worked but which do, that make The White Album my favorite Beatles album behind Revolver.

I'm glad "Piggies" made it to the next round... it must have been close.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 21, 2005, 12:35:16 PM
1. The Continuing Story of
Bungalow Bill
- hate to be pedantic folks but that is the correct title, as in a bungalow being a dwelling on ground level hence the gag "bungalow" (nothing upstairs) Bill, an idiot.

2. Martha My Dear

3. I'm So Tired
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 21, 2005, 12:42:02 PM
Bungalow Bill

Gah!  :D

Sorry everyone. That shows you how much I listen to that one. It usually gets the "fast forward" treatment. Fortunately, it looks like it's not going to be around much longer.

Thanks for the catch, LP.  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 21, 2005, 12:54:48 PM

I'm glad "Piggies" made it to the next round... it must have been close.

Very close. It just managed to scrape through by one vote.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 21, 2005, 01:13:58 PM
Nae bother Matt  ;)

I actually enjoy the humour in this song. Apparently the Bill of the title was a big game hunter encountered by the Beatles in India - judging by the tone of the song I assume the fab four did not share his views on animal welfare.

Favourite line :

"He went out Tiger hunting with his Elephant and gun,
Incase of accidents he always took his Mum"

The "ay up!" that segues into While My Guitar Gently Weeps, reminds me of the kind of catchphrase a British music-hall comedian might use. It's a kind of informal greeting used in North England ( apologies to anyone from north England if this is wrong :))
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 21, 2005, 01:17:37 PM
Interesting stuff.  :)

Believe it or not, when I was typing up the links for this round, I thought to myself, "Better check that it's not BUNGALOW Bill." Then said to myself, "Nah, it's Buffalo Bill for sure." I could even HEAR it in my head...  so I didn't check.  :-[

Lucky Punk, maybe you can shed some light on the "Not Alf!" in "The Sheik of Araby". What's THAT about?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 21, 2005, 02:27:43 PM
1. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
2. Savoy Truffle
3. Martha My Dear
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 21, 2005, 08:02:36 PM
2- The Continuing Story of Buffalo Bill

I can't believe I didn't realize "buffalo" was wrong when I was posting. :-[
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 21, 2005, 08:13:55 PM
That ends Round 36. This time we lose "Martha My Dear" and "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THIRTY-SEVEN

This round, we finish The Beatles (The White Album), and then hear the first three songs recorded for the Let It Be album. Let It Be was originally conceived as a TV movie that would show the Beatles in the studio working on their newest songs, and ending with footage of a live performance of the completed songs. The already fractured relationships of the four Beatles deteriorated further from the stress and dissatisfaction of the project. In order to just "get it done", they opted instead of planning a big concert, to perform a makeshift concert on the rooftop of Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row. After all four Beatles, and their producer George Martin had lost interest in finishing the project, the material for the album was given to Phil Spector to see if he could make anything of it; thus, Let It Be would be the only Beatles album that was not produced by George Martin. Although the filming took place in January, 1969, the album and film wouldn't be released until after their final album, Abbey Road, was released. By then, The Beatles had already officially broken up. The Beatles reluctantly agreed to release Let It Be in theaters in order to recoup the costs of the production. The film and album for Let It Be were released on May 8, 1970.

(http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/4333/letitbedvd7ss.jpg)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/WhyDontWeDoIt.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
2.  "Julia"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Julia.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
3.  "Maggie Mae"" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/MaggieMae.html) (Traditional arr. Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
4.   "For You Blue" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/ForYouBlue.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
5.   "Dig It" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/DigIt.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 21, 2005, 08:22:00 PM
1- Why Don't We Do It In The Road
2- Dig It
3- Maggie Mae
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 21, 2005, 08:26:07 PM
1) Maggie Mae
2) Dig It

3) Why Don't We Do It In The Road

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 21, 2005, 08:58:37 PM
Has anyone seen the Paul McCartney commercial for (I think) a stockbroker firm? It starts out with recent footage of Paul (I think driving a boat):  VOICEOVER:  "This is Paul."  It then goes to footage of him when he was a Beatle...   VOICEOVER: "Paul was a Beatle.... a solo artist, a Wing, a father, a statesman...." etc. (I can't remember it all, and may have some of this slightly wrong.) It shows short videos and pictures of him as it sums up his career in about 25 seconds. Then it ends with some line like, "Never stop believing in what you can do..." and there's the stockbroker's firm's name.

I guess Paul was afraid people wouldn't be buying his new album, so he decided to do a shameless plug (and in true McCartney frugal fashion... a co-op ad at that!) to make sure the younger generation would know who Paul McCartney was.

(Note to Paul: The kids won't be buying your new album anyway! Those who will buy it are those of us who already know who you are, and we don't need to be reminded of what you've done and how well you toot your own horn. You're Paul McCartney... that's all that really needs to be said.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: KC on October 21, 2005, 09:14:36 PM
Matt, I've seen that ad ... it's one of a series for Fidelity Investments. The other people in the series were anonymous "ordinary people." The ads showed how they played different roles at different times in their lives. Presumably smart investments helped shore them up along the way. The text for Paul (who probably didn't need much help from a brokerage firm) goes like this ...
Quote
This is Paul. He's been a Quarryman, Beatle, Wing, poet, father, front man, producer, business mogul, painter and, if that weren't enough, a knight. The key is, never stop doing what you love.

Here's a press release from Fidelity ... http://content.members.fidelity.com/Inside_Fidelity/fullStory/1,,5845,00.html

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Paul McCartney and Fidelity Investments Announce Marketing Partnership
Music Legend Debuts in New Fidelity Ad Launching Tomorrow

BOSTON - Sept. 7, 2005 - He has been a Beatle, Wing, painter, poet, father, producer, and knight, and if that weren't enough, Paul McCartney will be featured in a national advertising campaign to help Fidelity Investments address the ever-changing financial needs of investors. The campaign debuts with a 30-second television ad Thursday, September 8, during the first half of ABC's Monday Night Football when the Oakland Raiders play the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

The ad, titled "This is Paul," takes viewers on a chronological tour of McCartney's life and notable accomplishments. The addition of a celebrity is a new dimension to Fidelity's award-winning campaign that tells the stories of investors through personal milestones using musical backdrops that appeal to all ages.

Created by Fidelity's agency, Arnold Worldwide, the ad is one element of a partnership between Paul McCartney and Fidelity that includes co-sponsorship of McCartney's sold-out, 11-week 'US' tour launching September 16 in Miami, and coinciding with the September 13 release of his 20th studio album, "Chaos And Creation in the Backyard." In addition, a major campaign to raise awareness and funds to benefit school music education programs will be announced later this month.

"I'm really pleased to be working with Fidelity Investments," said Paul McCartney. "We have a lot in common - a commitment to helping people, a dedication to the arts, and a belief that you should never stop doing what you love."

"Generations have grown up with Paul McCartney," said Robert L. Reynolds, vice chairman and chief operating officer, Fidelity Investments. "People continue to be inspired by how he approaches life -- with confidence, innovation and a long-term view. He's the perfect partner for Fidelity to help investors transition to the next chapter in their lives."

"This is Paul" will also debut in Canada on September 8 during CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on the CTV Network. The campaign will continue on several major network and cable prime time shows, national newspapers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as print and spot TV in key tour markets to coincide with McCartney's concert dates.

... and some commentary, from Slate.com ...
http://slate.msn.com/id/2126568/?nav=navoa

... more from Boston.com (Fidelity is based in Boston) ...
http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2005/09/08/brand_on_the_run/

... and Newsday ,,,
http://www.newsday.com/business/custom/retirement/ny-etrail4458131oct08,0,2407815.story?coll=ny-retirement-headlines

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To further emphasize its point, the spot ends with the narrator saying, "Call us. We'll help you plan for the next part of your life." It must have made the same pitch to McCartney: To land the 63-year-old musician, Fidelity agreed to sponsor the musician's tour. (Lexus also is a sponsor, and the song "Fine Line," from McCartney's new album, is being used in one of the carmaker's commercials.)

The commercial is a departure for Fidelity, which typically uses everyday people in its retirement-service adds. It's unknown whether any of them had 11-week U.S. concert tours planned as the "next part" of their lives.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 21, 2005, 09:17:28 PM
Hey thanks, KC!  O0

The ad neglected to say that bad investments by Paul (Apple Corps) nearly bankrupted the Beatles. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

This is a good line, though:  "The key is, never stop doing what you love."
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: KC on October 21, 2005, 09:18:18 PM
Well, maybe he should have teamed up with Fidelity sooner!  (http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 22, 2005, 03:18:55 AM
1 Maggie Mae
2 Dig It
3 Julia
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 22, 2005, 04:45:49 AM
1   Why Don't We Do It In The Road
2   Dig It


3   Maggie May
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 22, 2005, 05:22:49 AM
1) Maggie Mae
2) Dig It

3) Why Don't We Do It In The Road
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 22, 2005, 08:22:58 AM
1. Dig It
2. Maggie Mae
3. Julia
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 22, 2005, 08:29:27 AM
1   Why Don't We Do It In The Road
2    Dig It

3   Julia
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 22, 2005, 05:24:17 PM
1. Why Don't We Do It In The Road
2. Maggie Mae
3. Dig It



Lucky Punk, maybe you can shed some light on the "Not Alf!" in "The Sheik of Araby". What's THAT about?

I haven't heard all the Decca demo, just snippets on tv Anthology. Any links to a site where I can hear it in full ?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 22, 2005, 07:07:10 PM
You asked for it, you got it: The Sheik of Araby (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/SheikOfAraby.html).

This is from the Decca audition, included on Anthology 1, and the notes about the song say: "... The Beatles were inspired by a cheeky, chirpy rock and roll version by Joe Brown, consequently their Decca performance had humour to the fore, right from the beat-style Arabic mood-setting kick-off through to the humorous John-Paul "not arf's".

Somewhere else (don't remember where it was, now) had written about the song and said the "Not Alf's" were "hysterical". I never got the joke. I figured the saying must be some Liverpool pop-culture that I'd never heard of.

So, "not arf" or "Not Alf", either way... it's never made sense to me.  Unless they're just supposed to sound funny, and it means nothing at all.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 22, 2005, 08:04:53 PM
That ends Round 37. This time we lose "Dig It" and "Maggie Mae".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THIRTY-EIGHT

This round, we continue with songs from the Let It Be album, as well as the B-side to the "Get Back" single, "Don't Let Me Down", released in the U.K. on April 11, 1969:

(http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/8862/getback8us.jpg)

I've included a link for the Let It Be... Naked version of "The Long and Winding Road" in addition to the Spector-produced version on the original Let It Be album because the two versions are so different. For voting purposes, we should probably all vote with the original (Spector) version in mind. If I haven't included a link to one of the songs from Let It Be... Naked that you feel is much different or much improved from the original Let It Be, let me know and I'd be happy to upload the song for others to hear it who may not have the album. This round, I've only listed the "Get Back" version from the Let It Be album, though the single version is different and included on Past Masters Vol. Two. (Why not both versions, you ask? Because the World Series is on, and I've already lost this very-nearly completed post once tonight. If anyone wants to hear the single version, I'll be happy to upload it for you later tonight or tomorrow.  :))

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "The Long and Winding Road" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/TheLongAndWinding.html) Bonus: "The Long and Winding Road" - Naked version (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/TheLongAndWindingNaked.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
2.  "Get Back"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/GetBack.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
3.  "Don't Let Me Down" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/DontLetMeDown.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
4.   "I've Got a Feeling" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/IveGotAFeeling.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
5.   "One After 909" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/OneAfter909.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon and McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 22, 2005, 08:09:35 PM
Man, it's rockin' in this house tonight! I absolutely LOVE this album. Although maligned as one of the weakest Beatles albums by critics and many fans, I just think it's awesome. I love hearing John and Paul jamming together like they did in the "old" days, singing together and seemingly having a great time together. Even though the sessions were so tiring and discontenting for the Beatles, it doesn't sound it to me when I listen to these tracks. I hear so much energy and enthusiasm here. It's probably my favorite Beatles album, and is definitely the one I listen to the most.

tgy asked before which album we prefered... Naked, or the original. I don't really know. I've listened to the original so much, and there isn't a single song I don't enjoy, or feel I have to skip over. In fact, I think this is the only album where there's not a Ringo track to spoil it! There are certainly differences in the tracks, but I love both versions... even the original "The Long and Winding Road".

Anyway... it'll be hard for me to vote this round. I'll need some time to think this round over.  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 22, 2005, 10:51:32 PM
Matt says it will be hard to pick this round,  try IMPOSSIBLE.   I think this is going to take me all day.  One thing for certain The Long & Winding Road is not getting my vote!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 23, 2005, 04:07:28 AM
I can rank these songs pretty easily...*shrug*

1 One After 909
2 The Long and Winding Road
3 Get Back

I can't believe how close "Why Don't We Do It In the Road?" was to getting voted off against the half-songs "Dig It" and "Maggie Mae."   :o 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 23, 2005, 04:15:39 AM
1- One After 909
2- I've Got A Feeling
3- Don't Let Me Down

Just as bad as round 34.Not a bad song in the five.
Get back is my all time favorite Beatle song and The Long and Winding Road is up there too.One of my treasured possessions in my vinyl collection is the old 45 of Get Back which I found in second hand record shop in the late 80's in really good condition.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 23, 2005, 04:55:58 AM
Toughest round for me so far I think......

1   One After 909
2   Don't Let Me Down


3   I've Got A Feeling

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 23, 2005, 07:46:20 AM
1) The Long And Winding Road (Sorry, I never liked, specially the cheesy Spector version) I know the naked is best, but still have problems with this song)

2)  I've Got A Feeling  :-[

3)  Get Back  :'(

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 23, 2005, 08:13:44 AM
1.I've Got A Feeling
2.One After 909
3.Don't Let Me Down

You asked for it, you got it: The Sheik of Araby (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/SheikOfAraby.html).

 
 ;D Thanks Matt  :D

It sounds like "not 'arf" as in not half. This is a phrase used in music hall and the Carry On films - they are certainly impersonating Kenneth Williams, a regular in Carry On films and BBC radio comedy, in their delivery. The phrase is used to stress a point, usually lewd e.g.

"She's got a nice pair"
"Not 'arf" ::)

Not sure of an American equivalent, possibly "dead right".

The phrase was also employed to irritating effect by Alan "fluff" Freeman the DJ who hosted the BBC radio chart show in the 60s. He had a habit of interupting songs with this phrase and other annoying phrases, usually drowning out intros or the end of a song. A friend of mine claimed this was to discourage home recording of the chart songs - I'm not sure if thats true
but it may explain the Beatles interupting their own tune with it, sending up Freeman's shtick.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 23, 2005, 08:25:44 AM
1. I've got a feeling
2. One ater 909

3. Get back

Terrible choices today ! :-[ :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 23, 2005, 09:25:25 AM
Well, the votes this round have helped me make up my mind. I LOVE "One After 909" and "I've Got a Feeling"! C'mon folks, we can't lose both of them this round.  :'(  Can you sit still during "One After 909"? I think it's impossible.

1) The Long and Winding Road
2) Get Back

3) Don't Let Me Down

Love 'em all.... but I think "One After 909" and "I've Got a Feeling" are my favorites this round. Thank God "Two of Us" wasn't in this batch too.

EDIT: Keep changing my mind. It's hard to throw any of these off in the first run-through.  :(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 23, 2005, 09:41:02 AM

It sounds like "not 'arf" as in not half. This is a phrase used in music hall and the Carry On films - they are certainly impersonating Kenneth Williams, a regular in Carry On films and BBC radio comedy, in their delivery. The phrase is used to stress a point, usually lewd e.g.

"She's got a nice pair"
"Not 'arf" ::)

Not sure of an American equivalent, possibly "dead right".

The phrase was also employed to irritating effect by Alan "fluff" Freeman the DJ who hosted the BBC radio chart show in the 60s. He had a habit of interupting songs with this phrase and other annoying phrases, usually drowning out intros or the end of a song. A friend of mine claimed this was to discourage home recording of the chart songs - I'm not sure if thats true
but it may explain the Beatles interupting their own tune with it, sending up Freeman's shtick.

Thank you!  O0

When you said "Fluff" Freeman, I recognized the name and found him on the The Beatles Live at the BBC CD trying to interview Paul, while John tries to steal the spotlight to plug In His Own Write. Here's what it says about Fluff in the album notes:

Quote
Australian born broadcaster Alan "Fluff" Freeman presented two "From Us To You" specials and his quirky sense of fun clicked with the Beatles.

So, now I understand what the phrase means (would have never guessed) and even the reason they most likely put it in the song. Mystery solved. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 23, 2005, 10:24:47 AM
1. The Long And Winding Road
2. Don't Let Me Down  :'(
3. I've Got A Feeling  :-[

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 23, 2005, 11:06:37 AM
The stress of trying to pick the songs this round calls for a comedy break:

"One After 909" From Anthology (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat9/OneAfter909Anth1.html)

From the Anthology notes:

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Pre-dating the version on the Let It Be album by six years, the recording sequence of One After 909 was taped toward the end of the session in which the Beatles cut From Me To You and Thank You Girl, the A- and B-sides of their third single. Despite putting down five takes, however, the Beatles failed to achieve an entirely satisfactory recording of One After 909 in this session, leaving the job unfinished and unissued.

The sequence presented here comprises Take 3, which broke down, followed by a short extract of Take 4 before it too broke down, and the beginning of Take 5, which was an edit piece from the guitar solo onwards. Finally, by editing them together, we hear how 4 and 5 could have been made into a master.

The breakdown of Take 3 provides fine aural evidence of the incredibly hectic schedule endured by the Beatles in 1962/63. The finger points to Paul who complains that he doesn't have his plectrum, and the voice of road manager Neil Aspinall is then heard, indicating that Paul didn't instruct him to bring in his suitcase. The previous night the Beatles had been performing at a ballroom in St Helens, just outside Liverpool. But the morning of the recording session found them 200 miles south, on photographic assignments at EMI House, on the streets of London and on the steps outside the Abbey Road studio. Then came the important recording session in the afternoon and evening followed by a swift return north for a BBC radio appeareance in Manchester the next day, 6 March.

JOHN:  "WHAT are you DOING?"
PAUL:  "It's mad, I can't do it. I can't keep it up and just go...."

(http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

JOHN:  "Oh f-*k! I told you!"
PAUL:  "It's you! It's you! It's you!"

(http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif) (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif) (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on October 23, 2005, 08:47:40 PM
Let's do the time warp again.... Let It Be DVD (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005JKGT/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&n=130&s=dvd&v=glance)

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Availability: This title will be released on December 31, 1969. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives
:D

I'm hoping this means that it's coming out sometime this year.... just a typo. *Fingers crossed.*

TVShowsonDVD.com: (http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=4363)

Quote
   
Site News - Amazon messes up - causes confusion
Posted by Gord Lacey
   10/23/2005
 
Amazon.com has changed the way they list titles that aren't currently scheduled, and it's causing a lot of confusion, and resulting in tons of email for us.

Amazon has been putting up pages for shows/sets that haven't been announced in an effort to collect names of potential consumers. They've been doing it for ages, but those pages used to say:

      Availability: NOT YET RELEASED: The studio is currently not producing this title on DVD, but to be notified when it is available, enter your e-mail address at right. You'll also be voting for this release; we'll let the studio know how many customers are waiting for this title.

The disclaimer clearly states that the studio isn't producing the title yet, but you can sign up and they'll tell you when it's coming out (though the studio people I've spoken to have said Amazon doesn't supply them with the number of customers waiting for a title like they say).

The other day Amazon changed the unannounced pages to this:

      Availability: This title will be released on December 31, 1969. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives

I don't think I need to point out how confusing that is.

We hope that Amazon straightens things out sooner rather than later; we have a lot of people emailing us December 31 dates for titles that haven't been announced (apparently they aren't noticing the "1969" in the message).
 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 23, 2005, 09:21:55 PM
Yeah, it threw me because I'd always seen the original  "NOT YET RELEASED..." message so I thought the new message meant there was hope that it would be coming soon. It was supposed to be released this year, but still no information on that, so I guess it's time to give in and order one of the bootleg copies on eBay.  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 23, 2005, 10:07:41 PM
That's all for Round 38. There was a tie, so I used the point system. Here's how the numbers panned out:  "One After 909" - 13; "I've Got a Feeling" - 12; "The Long and Winding Road" - 11; "Don't Let Me Down" - 7; "Get Back" - 5. So, we lose "One After 909" and "I've Got a Feeling".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND THIRTY-NINE

This round, we'll hear three more songs from the Let It Be album, the first song recorded for the Abbey Road album, "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", released on September 26, 1969:

(http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/9096/abbeyroad3oz.jpg)

as well as the A-side to "The Ballad of John and Yoko" single, released on May 30, 1969:

(http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/8441/johnyoko0ff.jpg)

("I Me Mine", from the Let It Be album won't show up for a few more rounds, as it was actually the last song recorded by the Beatles.)

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Dig A Pony" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/DigAPony.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
2.  "Let It Be"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/LetItBe.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
3.  "Two Of Us" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/TwoOfUs.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney and Lennon
4.   "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/IWantYouShesSoHeavy.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "The Ballad of John and Yoko" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/TheBalladOfJohnAndYoko.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 23, 2005, 10:09:59 PM
I'm already heartbroken to lose two of my favorites last round, and now I have to choose from this group! Two are untouchable for me, and the rest are big favorites. But, here goes:

1) The Ballad of John and Yoko
2) Dig A Pony  :'(

3) Two of Us  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 23, 2005, 11:11:16 PM
1- Dig A Pony
2- Two Of Us  :'(
3- The Ballad Of John And Yoko  :'( ( Hope this doesn't get too many top 2 votes.Another Favorite. )

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 23, 2005, 11:47:16 PM
1    The Ballad of John & Yoko
2     Dig A Pony

3    Two Of Us   
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 24, 2005, 01:07:52 AM
1. Dig A Pony
2. Two Of Us  :-[
3. The Ballad Of John & Yoko
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 24, 2005, 01:58:56 AM
1. Dig A Pony :'(
2. I Want You ( She's So Heavy) :'(
3. Two Of Us :'(

 ??? :-\ :o >:( :( :'( :-[

I have mixed emoticons over this round  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 24, 2005, 04:02:43 AM
.. so I guess it's time to give in and order one of the bootleg copies on eBay.  :-\

This is what I have :-\
But always waiting for an original release

1-The Ballad of John & Yoko
2 -Dig A Pony :-X

3 -Let it Be    :-[

I like so much the rest

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 24, 2005, 04:45:17 AM
After much internal debate....

1 Dig a Pony
2 The Ballad of John and Yoko
3 Let It Be

"Two of Us" is one of my all-time favorite Paul songs, so I really hope it stays around.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 24, 2005, 12:50:39 PM
Another tough round....

1   Dig A Pony
2   Two Of Us


3   I Want You..(really hope this survives)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 24, 2005, 08:31:45 PM
That ends Round 39. This time we lose "Dig a Pony" and 'The Ballad of John and Yoko".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FORTY

All the songs this round are from the Abbey Road album, except for the B-side to the "Ballad of John and Yoko" single, "Old Brown Shoe".

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Old Brown Shoe" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/OldBrownShoe.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney
2.  "Oh! Darling"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/OhDarling.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
3.  "Octopus's Garden" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/OctopussGarden.html) (Starkey); Lead vocal: Starr, with Lennon and McCartney
4.   "Something" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Something.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with McCartney
5.   "You Never Give Me Your Money" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/YouNeverGiveMe.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 24, 2005, 11:07:32 PM
1- Octopus's Garden
2- Oh! Darling
3- You Never Give Me Your Money

Quote
This time we lose "The Ballad of John and Yoko".
  :'( :'( :'( :'(



Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 25, 2005, 12:25:28 AM
1. Old Brown Shoe
2. Octopus's Garden

3. Oh ! Darling
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 25, 2005, 01:11:07 AM
1. Octopus's Garden
2. You Never Give Your Money
3. Old Brown Shoe


Oh Darling is a great rocker by Paul.
George is writing brilliant songs in this period, Something and Here Comes The Sun are high points for me.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 25, 2005, 04:14:51 AM
1. Octopus's Garden
2. You Never Give Your Money
3. Old Brown Shoe


Oh Darling is a great rocker by Paul.
George is writing brilliant songs in this period, Something and Here Comes The Sun are high points for me.

Ditto to the whole post, including the votes this round. Only problem is... I love Old Brown Shoe SO much... so I hate even having to list it. But, "Oh! Darling" and "Something" must stay.

Thank God for Ringo... or this round would have been even more difficult.  :)

1) Octopus's Garden
2) You Never Give Me Your Money
3) Old Brown Shoe
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 25, 2005, 04:52:42 AM
1- Octopus's Garden

(the only song of this round I could miss without problem. I like too much the rest)

2- Oh! Darling
3- You Never Give Me Your Money
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 25, 2005, 05:17:28 AM
1   Octopus's Garden.    
2   Old Brown Shoe

3    You Never Give Me Your Money     


Ringo once again gives me the #1 to vote off.     Poor Ringo he's not the greatest when he leads.    We just can't let Something and Oh! Darling go, not yet anyway

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 25, 2005, 11:15:40 AM
1. Old Brown Shoe
2. Octopus's Garden
3. You never Give Me Your Money
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 25, 2005, 03:13:22 PM
1 Octopus's Garden
2 Old Brown Shoe
3 You Never Give Your Money
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on October 25, 2005, 09:29:41 PM
1) Octopus's Garden
2) You Never Give Me Your Money
3) Old Brown Shoe
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 25, 2005, 10:28:13 PM
That ends Round 40. This time we lose "Octopus's Garden" and "Old Brown Shoe".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FORTY-ONE

All the songs this round are from the Abbey Road album. Some of the Abbey Rong tracks will cut off abruptly, and/or start abruptly because several of the tracks run together, and aren't meant to be separated.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Her Majesty" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/HerMajesty.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
2.  "Golden Slumbers" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/GoldenSlumbers.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
3.  "Carry That Weight" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/CarryThatWeight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
4.   "Here Comes The Sun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/HereComesTheSun.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney
5.   "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/MaxwellsSilverHammer.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon, Harrison and Starr


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 25, 2005, 11:04:36 PM
1- Her Majesty
2- Maxwell's Silver Hammer
3- Here Comes The Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 25, 2005, 11:21:56 PM
1   Her Majesty
2   Mawell's Sliver Hammer

3   Golden Slumbers



Although I like the beat  of Maxwll's Sliver Hammer I don't especially like the song itself.   Golden Slumbers is not strictly a Lennon/McCartney song.   Golden Slumbers goes back a long way but their interpretation of it with the added lyrics is good.   I hope it doesn't get voted off this round.  I just couldn't vote for the remaining two, well not yet anyway.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 25, 2005, 11:26:58 PM
1) Her Majesty
2) Maxwell's Silver Hammer

3) Golden Slumbers

Lin, I'd never heard that about "Golden Slumbers". What info can you dig up on an earlier version? All credits for the song have only acknowledged Lennon/McCartney.

I'm particularly annoyed with "Her Majesty" since without its inclusion as a tack-on at the end of Abbey Road, the last song on the last album recorded by the Beatles would have been.... "The End". How perfect. So, I try to console myself by not considering it a song at all.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 25, 2005, 11:47:24 PM

Matt I have put up these two links.     It is a very old folk song from a poem.

HERE (http://www.nurseryrhymes4u.com/PORTLA2new/Page_490.html)


The words written by Thomas Dekker born around 1570.

LINK (http://eir.library.utoronto.ca/rpo/display/poet91.html)

Click on 1. Art Thou Poor and then go to line 21    You will find the words to Golden Slumbers.

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 26, 2005, 12:19:06 AM
Golden Slumbers is not strictly a Lennon/McCartney song.   Golden Slumbers goes back a long way but their interpretation of it with the added lyrics is good. 

Thanks Lin,I did not about this either,and got very curious,so I did a little searching on google and found this site.

everything2 (http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=Golden%20Slumbers%20Kiss%20Your%20Eyes)

Quote
Paul McCartney built his song upon this poem when he discovered it among his father's sheet music. The second verse of Dekker's poem probably led to the next cut, Carry That Weight, a reprise of part of an earlier song, You Never Give Me Your Money . All of which appear on the Abbey Road album released in England in September of 1969. Golden Slumbers and Carry That Weight were recorded as a single song. An expression of Paul's emotions, many think, about the burden of keeping the Beatles together during 1969, a year marked by conflict and difficulties. The chorus is sung by all four Beatles which was rarely done especially in their later albums. Ringo tended not to provide even back up vocals for most recordings
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 26, 2005, 12:31:42 AM
Does the Abbey Road CD mention anywhere about Thomas Dekker.There's nothing on my old vinyl cover.I always thought you had to give credit to someone if you hadn't written a song or even part of it?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 26, 2005, 01:08:47 AM
Does the Abbey Road CD mention anywhere about Thomas Dekker.There's nothing on my old vinyl cover.I always thought you had to give credit to someone if you hadn't written a song or even part of it?

The answer to that is no, not strictly speaking.  But imagine if it were true... Wow...  the list of credits on Led Zeppelin albums would run the length of a short novel.  (Of course, you can't take credit for writing a song that was written by someone else, but this is a gray area....)


My votes:
1 Her Majesty
2 Maxwell's Silver Hammer
3 Carry That Weight

I recall reading a Lennon quote as saying basically that so long as The Beatles kept putting out songs like "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" they could be sure of pleasing the senior citizens.   ;D  I don't think he liked the song much, I would guess.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 26, 2005, 02:41:36 AM
1.Maxwell's Silver Hammer
2.Her Majesty
3.Carry That Weight

Hi Lin

I had heard that the words to Golden Slumbers were not Lennon/McCartney but I was unsure of their origin
thanks for the links and info.

The answer to that is no, not strictly speaking.  But imagine if it were true... Wow...  the list of credits on Led Zeppelin albums would run the length of a short novel. (Of course, you can't take credit for writing a song that was written by someone else, but this is a gray area....)



 ;D ;D ;D

Very true Doug, they were an immensely talented group though.

Although my old vinyl of their first album credits Willie Dixon it is only with cd re-release that some of their other "acquired" songs are credited to the original writer.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 26, 2005, 04:29:17 AM
Thanks Lin and tgy. Very interesting. Maybe they oughta edit that Fidelity Investments commercial, "This is Paul":

Quote
This is Paul. He's been a Quarryman, Beatle, Wing, poet, plagiarist, father, front man, producer, business mogul, painter and, if that weren't enough, a knight. The key is, never stop doing what you love.

Alright, I'll give Sir Paul a break. It seems like Dekker's name should have at least been mentioned somewhere on the album... even if it wasn't required, just out of common courtesy.


I recall reading a Lennon quote as saying basically that so long as The Beatles kept putting out songs like "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" they could be sure of pleasing the senior citizens.   ;D  I don't think he liked the song much, I would guess.

(http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 26, 2005, 05:02:31 AM
1   Her Majesty
2   Mawell's Sliver Hammer

3   Golden Slumbers
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 26, 2005, 05:32:32 AM
Matt and Lucky Punk,   Glad I was able to help.    We sang Golden Slumbers when I was little at school and that was before the Beatles came into being.   Of course there are songs and tunes that sound similar but blatant copies SHOULD credit the writer or composer.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 26, 2005, 08:01:32 AM
1. Her Majesty
2. Golden Slumbers
3. Carry That Weight

Sorry I haven't made it a point to keep up with this great thread!

My brother pointed out to my the genius that is known as Abbey Road.  If I'm anywhere near it on my trip next month, I plan on getting a picture of myself walking across it.

Maxwell's Silver Hammer and Here Comes The Sun have always been favorites.  I remember hearing Harrison's song for the first time on a pair of my brother's headphones.  It made such an impression that I had to hear it numerous times.  By the time I was through, I could move my ears!  How funny is that?!  I think Macca considers Something as Harrison's best song, but I prefer Here Comes The Sun (out of his Beatles' work, anyway). 

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 26, 2005, 08:47:39 AM
1   Maxwells Silver hammer.... (Never liked this one..no loss)

2   Her Majesty


3   Golden Slumbers
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 26, 2005, 09:18:30 AM
Here's the actual quote I was referring to about "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," taken from A Day In the Life by Mark Hertsgaard.  (It's a good book, by the way.)

Quote
....and like that song ["Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"], Paul insisted on recording it over and over, until John and George were sick of it.  Harrison later called it a "really fruity" song.  A jeering Lennon said that the Beatles were assured of a mainstream audience so long as they kept producing "nice little folk songs like 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' for the grannies to dig."

 :)

I do like the song, though, more than some of Paul's other "really fruity songs," but that and "Octopus's Garden" both on the same side as "Come Together," "Something," "Oh! Darling" and "I Want You" diminish what could have been one of the greatest sides of a Beatles' LP. 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 26, 2005, 12:39:41 PM
1. Her Majesty
2. Maxwell's Silver Hammer
3. Golden Slumbers
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: D'Ambrosia on October 26, 2005, 08:49:25 PM
1.Maxwell's Silver Hammer
2.Her Majesty
3.Carry That Weight
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 26, 2005, 10:12:13 PM
That ends Round 41. This time we lose "Her Majesty" and "Maxwell's Silver Hammer".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FORTY-TWO

All the songs this round are from the Abbey Road album. Some of the Abbey Rong tracks will cut off abruptly and/or start abruptly because several of the tracks run together and aren't meant to be separated.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Come Together" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/ComeTogether.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
2.  "The End" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/TheEnd.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
3.  "Sun King" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/SunKing.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "Mean Mr. Mustard" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/MeanMrMustard.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "Polythene Pam" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/PolythenePam.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 26, 2005, 10:13:53 PM
Who here isn't reaching for Abbey Road right now to listen to "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window"? It's just not right to break these songs up.  :-\

Easy round for me:

1) Sun King
2) Mean Mr. Mustard

3) Polythene Pam
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 26, 2005, 10:33:04 PM
Has anyone here seen Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, starring Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees? It was the first movie I paid to see with my own money, and it was horrendous. I haven't seen it since it was in the theaters, but it was so bad that when I hear a song like 'Mean Mr. Mustard", I sometimes remember that movie, because the character was in it.

Other characters:

(http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/7578/GeorgeBurnsMrKitethb.JPG)
George Burns as "Mr. Kite".  :-[

(http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/7578/SteveMartinDrMaxwellthb.JPG)
Steve Martin as Dr. Maxwell Edison

(http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/7578/BillyPrestonWindmillthb.JPG)
Billy Preston as Sgt. Pepper

(http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/7578/bgsasLHCB.jpg)
The Bee Gees as the Hendersons

And, of course.... Peter Frampton as Billy Shears (with Sandy Farina as Strawberry Fields)

(http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/7578/BillyStrawberry.JPG)

If you haven't seen it, don't. Unless you like really really bad movies, or plan on doing a "Mystery Science Theater" type thing.

Here's an excerpt from a review of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band that appeared in the Oct. 5, 1978 issue of Rolling Stone:

Quote
The major clods are Robert Stigwood and Dee Anthony, two entrepreneurs who, uh, masterminded a double fiasco so unique it should win some kind of award for ineptness beyond the normal call of duty. From the kernel of the Beatles' LP, Stigwood not only produced one of the worst movies ever made (Village Voice film critic Andrew Sarris can remember only two musicals more loathsome in the history of talkies), but also managed to trash whatever rock and roll reputations such seventies artists as Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees had before this excremental soundtrack was released.

Since the movie is now mercifully dead as Stigwood's and Anthony's consciences (so short was its run in Manhattan that those who were lucky enough to blink might have missed it), let's just say that the celluloid version of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has set new standards--all of them lower. Frampton, whose macho cinematic presence makes Olivia Newton John look seem like Clint Eastwood, has absolutely no future in Hollywood unless he wants to redo the Tammy series, playing the Sandra Dee role. Stephen Schiff, writing in the Boston Phoenix, summed up the Gibb Brothers' thespian talents; "But the Bee Gees are so lifeless, you're always afraid they'll simply fall over and never get up."
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/7578/short_articles.htm#busted

(Thought the Clint Eastwood mention would go over well here. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif))

I actually bought the soundtrack album, horrendous as it was. I collected everything Beatles (and Beatles-related) back then.

Shame about Peter Frampton being involved in this. I've always enjoyed his music...
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 26, 2005, 11:32:22 PM
1- Sun King
2- Mean Mr.Mustard

3- Polythene Pam

Has anyone here seen Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, starring Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees?

No,I've never seen this,but have heard it's probably up there in the top ten film turkey's of all time.So if it's that bad I'll definitely have to see it sometime if it's ever shown on cable here.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 27, 2005, 12:27:29 AM
1.  Mean Mr Mustard
2.  Sun King

3.  Polythene Pam

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 27, 2005, 04:41:58 AM
1 Sun King
2 Polythene Pam
3 Mean Mr. Mustard
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 27, 2005, 06:48:48 AM
1) Sun King
2) Mean Mr. Mustard

3) Polythene Pam
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 27, 2005, 10:45:39 AM
Hi Matt,

Sorry I didn't respond to this sooner!  That would prove interesting for the Elvis fans, I'm sure, but I don't have the capacity to provide sounds for each song the way you have been doing with The Beatles.  Thanks for the suggestion, anyway.  Again, sorry I haven't been able to participate more.  I'll try to make more of an effort.

Good to see you joining in, Jed! Try to check in everyday to participate in every round. Sometime in 2006 when we're done Beatles Song Survivor, maybe you'd like to run an Elvis Song Survivor. You have all his music, so all you'd need is a program that creates MP3s from WAV files (if you don't already have one) and a few free Geocities sites. Think you might be up for that? (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 27, 2005, 10:47:26 AM
Here's my votes:

1. The End
2. Sun King

I definitely can't vote off Come Together and agree with Matt, I can't break up Mean Mr. Mustard and Polythene Pam!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 27, 2005, 11:01:29 AM
1. Mean Mr Mustard
2. Sun King
3. Polythene Pam
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 27, 2005, 12:42:22 PM
1   Sun King
2   Mean Mister Mustard


3  Polythene Pam
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 27, 2005, 02:57:01 PM
1. Sun King
2. Mean Mr Mustard
3. Polythene Pam
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 27, 2005, 03:33:47 PM
1   Sun King
2   Mean Mr. Mustard

3   Polythene Pam
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 27, 2005, 09:59:15 PM
That ends Round 42. This time we lose "Sun King" and "Mean Mr. Mustard".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FORTY-THREE

This is the last round for the first run-through of the entire Beatles catalogue. We'll hear the last songs recorded for the Abbey Road album: "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" and "Because"; the last song recorded for the Let It Be album: "I Me Mine"; and the two songs recorded for Anthology 1 and Anthology 2, "Free As a Bird" and "Real Love".

"Because" would be the last song recorded with all four Beatles present. I've included a bonus from Anthology 3 of just the vocals for "Because" ... well, just because.  ;)

"I Me Mine" was the last song recorded by the Beatles, but Lennon wasn't present. That is, until 1994 when Paul, George and Ringo would work on two of John's unfinished demos to release two new singles to include on Anthology 1 and Anthology 2:

(http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/4803/anthology15eh.jpg) (http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/4615/anthology25ti.jpg)

Here are the album notes from Anthology 1 for "Free as a Bird":

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This recording brings together John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

A piece of music that he never completed, Free As A Bird was recorded in demo form by John Lennon at his home in New York, circa 1977. In early 1994, that original tape was entrusted to the careful attention of Paul, George and Ringo for the first "Beatles" sessions since 1970.

"We took the attitude that John had gone on holiday, saying 'I finished all the tracks except this one but I leave it to you guys to finish it off'," Paul McCartney has since said, "and once we agreed to take that attitude it gave us a lot of freedom."

In terms of composition, that freedom resulted in further development of the melody and lyric. In recording terms, John's original mono cassette has been expanded into analogue 48-track form, his voice and piano augmented by new vocals from Paul, Ringo and George. Ringo's drums, George's and Paul's acoustic guitars, Paul's bass guitar, George's lead guitar and slide solo, and Paul's piano, which doubles with John's original. And there are one or two instrumental surprises...

The outcome is an elevation of the simple beauty of John's original demo to a much higher level. Jeff Lynne, co-producer of the recording, modestly remarks, "It was tricky, but I think we've pulled it off."

"Free As A Bird" was started in New York in 1977 and was completed in February/March 1994. The single was released December 5, 1995 and Anthology 1 was released on November 21, 1995.

"Real Love" was created in the same fashion, started by John circa 1978 and completed by Paul, George and Ringo in February 1995. The single was released August 8, 1996 and Anthology 2 was released on March 19, 1996.

I pondered over and over again whether or not to include "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love" in this game. The deciding factor was that they filled out the final round perfectly.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/SheCameInThrough.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
2.  "Because" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Because.html) (Lennon/McCartney), bonus "Because - Anthology version" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/BecauseAnthology.html); Lead vocal: Lennon, McCartney and Harrison
3.  "I Me Mine" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/IMeMine.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with McCartney
4.   "Free As A Bird" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/FreeAsABird.html) (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney, Harrison and Starr
5.   "Real Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/RealLove.html) (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 27, 2005, 10:15:42 PM
I really admire Paul, George and Ringo for the work they put into "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love", to bring back The Beatles only if they could ALL be on the records. The two songs are really quite good, too. However... I can't really enjoy them because to me they'll always be the songs that they made from John's recordings because John was killed. And, the thought of that still hurts enough to make the songs just a little too sad for me to enjoy. They'll never be on the level with the other Beatles songs for me, and so... they have to go first.

1) Real Love
2) Free As A Bird

3) She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 27, 2005, 10:16:53 PM
Again, sorry I haven't been able to participate more.  I'll try to make more of an effort.


O0 Glad to see you playing again.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 27, 2005, 10:58:07 PM
1- Because
2- I Me Mine

3- She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

I really like the two new tracks from the 90's.I know a lot of my friends say it's not a true Beatle recording in the sense,but I think they did a great job and I wish they would play those two songs more often on the radio.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 28, 2005, 12:56:12 AM
1   Real Love
2   I Me Mine


3   Free As A Bird
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 28, 2005, 03:30:50 AM
For the same reason as Matt
1.Free As A Bird
2.Real Love

and

3.Because

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 28, 2005, 03:58:05 AM
1 Free As a Bird
2 Real Love
3 Because

I really like the little accoustic version of "Real Love" that's on the Imagine soundtrack, which is different than the version they used for the Anthology recording.  I feel somewhat the same as Matt about those recordings, though they did a really good job on them.  I can't watch the film Imagine (the one about John's life) without getting teary-eyed at the end -- and I feel a definite sadness about John's unfinished recordings, as though they symbolize the tragedy of John's shortened life.  John's death is all the more sad because I've heard so much bitterness from Julian about his father in many interviews and even in the Foreward to Cynthia's book, and I can't help but think that had John lived, he and Julian could have worked out a lot of the issues that still seem to hang over Julian.     
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 28, 2005, 04:56:31 AM
1   I Me Mine
2   Real Love

3   Free As A Bird
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 28, 2005, 05:38:32 AM
1. Free As A Bird
2. Real Love
3. Because

I agree with Matt that Free As A Bird & Real Love will never be on the same level as original Beatles recordings.  That's not to say I dislike them in any way.  I do enjoy them.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 28, 2005, 12:46:42 PM
1   I Me Mine
2   Because

3   Real Love
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 28, 2005, 04:35:46 PM
1. Free As A Bird
2. I Me Mine
3. Because
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 28, 2005, 06:12:51 PM
John Lennon is third on Forbes Magazine's list of top celebrity earners who are no longer with us.

Quote
Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison came in at third and ninth with £12.5 million and £4 million respectively.

 scotsman.com (http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=2164742005)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 28, 2005, 09:53:35 PM
That ends Round 43. There was a tie this round, so I used the point system. This is how the points racked up:  "Free As A Bird" - 16; "Real Love" - 15; "I Me Mine" - 12; "Because" - 9; "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" - 2. So, we lose "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FORTY-FOUR

So now we start at the beginning again, and I'll only be listing the songs that survived the first run-through. As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Love Me Do" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/LoveMeDo.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
2.  "P.S. I Love You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/PSILoveYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
3.  "Please Please Me" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/PleasePleaseMe.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "I Saw Her Standing There" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/ISawHer.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
5.   "Do You Want To Know A Secret" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/DoYouWantToKnow.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 28, 2005, 10:03:28 PM
So THAT'S what an easy round feels like. I'd almost forgotten. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

I hope everyone who's been playing isn't getting bored of the game, or The Beatles yet. We've still got a long way to go.

1) P.S. I Love You
2) Do You Want To Know A Secret

3) Love Me Do
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 28, 2005, 10:12:15 PM
Now it's going to get a whole lot harder.

1- P.S. I Love You
2- Do You Want To Know A Secret

3- Love Me Do

Matt,I'm curious,how many songs have we got left now.By my calculations the first run through of all songs took 44 days.  :o

Bored of the Beatles:  NEVER O0 O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 28, 2005, 10:21:10 PM
It looks like we have 131 songs left. I recorded all the MP3s and put them in a folder, then as we eliminated the songs, I moved the eliminated songs to a separate folder. So, unless I forgot to move some, that's the number. I'll be double checking each round to make sure I didn't forget to move any. 

At five songs a round, it looks like the second run-through will take about 26 days.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 29, 2005, 03:45:55 AM
Bored with this game?   NEVER!   Having a great time listening to the Beatles everyday.


1   PS I Love You
2   Do You Want To Know A Secret? 

3   Love Me Do
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 29, 2005, 04:39:18 AM
1.P.S I Love You
2.Do You Want To Know A Secret
3.Love Me Do

Far from being bored I'm going to be sad when the game is over. I don't always have time to listen to every track, family of 4 all trying to use the 'net, but I know most of them so well I can "hear" them anyway or fish out the album and vote later. It's also good to hear one or two rarities that I have not heard before.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 29, 2005, 04:47:57 AM
1. Do you Want To Know a Secret
2. PS I Love You

3. I Saw Her Standing There

I think just like Lucky Punk, not enough time everyday to listen to some songs I've never heard before, then choose ... But it's always the same pleasure to see others' choices ... then choose myself ! :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 29, 2005, 05:02:39 AM
1 P.S. I Love You
2 Do You Want To Know a Secret
3 Love Me Do

This game is only going to get more interesting and more difficult as we go along.  I don't think there's any more Ringo songs to help us out!   :D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 29, 2005, 05:12:50 AM
It looks like we have 131 songs left. I recorded all the MP3s and put them in a folder, then as we eliminated the songs, I moved the eliminated songs to a separate folder. So, unless I forgot to move some, that's the number. I'll be double checking each round to make sure I didn't forget to move any. 

At five songs a round, it looks like the second run-through will take about 26 days.

Well, we had 43 rounds the first go around, all with five songs each.  That equals 215 songs.  We eliminated two songs each round, which equals 86.  215 minus 86 equals 129 songs remaining.  Looks like there might two pesky files trying to hide in the Good folder -- probably two rebels from the same round....

EDIT: By my calculations (which assumes Matt will have a couple rounds with six songs (or in one case four songs) to make things even, but which could be a wrong assumption) it will take 93 rounds to get to the final 29 songs and 102 rounds to get to the final 11 songs.  Anyway you look at it, we're only a little more than a third of the way through the game. 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 29, 2005, 07:11:04 AM
1- P.S. I Love You
2- Love Me Do
3- Do You Want To Know a Secret


Boring?..never!
And not only listening the songs, yesteday we play a complete fab four set in a pub :D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 29, 2005, 09:46:54 AM
1. PS I Love You
2. Do You Want To Know A Secret
3. Please Please Me
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 29, 2005, 04:15:51 PM
Looks like there might two pesky files trying to hide in the Good folder -- probably two rebels from the same round....

Yup, and I found them. "Old Brown Shoe" and "Octopus's Garden" wanted to have another shot at survival. Too bad for them. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 29, 2005, 10:16:08 PM
That ends Round 44. This time we lose "P.S. I Love You" and "Do You Want To Know A Secret".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FORTY-FIVE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Anna (Go To Him)"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/Anna.html) (Alexander);  Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
2.  "Boys"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Boys.html) (Dixon/Farrell); Lead vocal: Starr, with McCartney and Harrison
3.  "Twist And Shout" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/TwistAndShout.html) (Russell/Medley); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "From Me To You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/FromMeToYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "She Loves You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/SheLovesYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 29, 2005, 10:18:30 PM
1) Anna (Go To Him)
2) From Me To You

3) Boys
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 29, 2005, 10:41:43 PM
1- Anna
2- From Me To You

3- Boys ( A Ringo song did actually survive the first round ) :D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 30, 2005, 01:09:29 AM
1   Boys
2   From Me To You

3   Anna

Time it went tho'...  ;D

Bored...Never. Brilliant game. Wish it could go on for ever.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on October 30, 2005, 01:40:27 AM
1. Anna
2. From me to you

3. Boys
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 30, 2005, 01:54:12 AM
1. Boys
2. Anna
3. Twist And Shout
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 30, 2005, 03:53:22 AM
1 Boys
2 Anna
3 From Me To You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 30, 2005, 04:22:58 AM
1   Anna
2   Boys

3   From Me To You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 30, 2005, 09:44:42 AM
1. Boys
2. Anna
3. Twist And Shout
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 30, 2005, 10:44:45 AM
1. Anna
2. Boys
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 30, 2005, 11:38:54 AM
1. Anna
2. Boys
3. Twist and Shout
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 30, 2005, 09:30:36 PM
That ends Round 45. This time we lose "Anna" and "Boys".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FORTY-SIX

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "You Really Got A Hold On Me"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/YouReallyGotA.html) (Robinson); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
2.  "Money"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Money.html) (Bradford/Gordy); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
3.  "Please Mister Postman" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/PleaseMisterPostman.html) (Dobbin/Garrett/Garman/Brianbert); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "Roll Over Beethoven" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/RollOverBeethoven.html) (Berry); Lead vocal: Harrison
5.   "It Won't Be Long" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ItWontBeLong.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 30, 2005, 09:34:26 PM
1- Please Mister Postman
2- Roll Over Beethoven

3- You Really Got A Hold On Me
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 30, 2005, 09:38:27 PM
1. Anna
2. Boys

Hi Jed. I know it's hard to pick a third choice, but list one anyway in future rounds. I don't count the third choices at all unless there's a tie at the end of the round, then I'll use them so we can break the tie and move onto the next round. Anyway... glad to see you playing.  O0

Speaking of difficulty picking songs... just looking at the titles, this looks like it should be an easy round. But I just listened to the songs and they all sound great to me tonight. But, here goes anyway....

1) Please Mister Postman
2) Roll Over Beethoven

3) You Really Got a Hold on Me
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 30, 2005, 09:39:02 PM
Hey, tgy...  I didn't see your choices till I posted mine. Good choices.  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 31, 2005, 02:12:14 AM
1   Please Mister Postman
2   Roll Over Beethoven

3   You Really Got A Hold On Me


So far we 3 are all of one mind.  This is an easier round for me anyway.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on October 31, 2005, 04:52:50 AM
1-Money
2-You Really Got a Hold on Me
3-Please Mister Postman
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on October 31, 2005, 11:44:00 AM
1. You Really Got A Hold On Me
2. Roll Over Beethoven
3. Please Mr Postman

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 31, 2005, 01:19:42 PM
As Maxwell Smart used to say, "Sorry about that, Chief!"

Ok, here's my latest:

1. You Really Got A Hold On Me
2. Please Mister Postman
3. It Won't Be Long

Hi Jed. I know it's hard to pick a third choice, but list one anyway in future rounds. I don't count the third choices at all unless there's a tie at the end of the round, then I'll use them so we can break the tie and move onto the next round. Anyway... glad to see you playing.  O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on October 31, 2005, 01:21:37 PM
1   Roll Over Beethoven

C'mon guys.. this has jus' gotta go.  :o Awful version .. very poor guit intro.

2   You Really Got A Hold On Me

Nice vocals but again.. not a patch on the original


3   Please Mr Postman
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 31, 2005, 03:29:24 PM
1. Please Mr Postman
2. Roll Over Beethoven
3. Money
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on October 31, 2005, 04:45:19 PM
1 Please Mr. Postman
2 Roll Over Beethoven
3 Money
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 31, 2005, 10:01:08 PM
That ends Round 46. This time we lose "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Please Mister Postman".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FORTY-SEVEN

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "All My Loving"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/AllMyLoving.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
2.  "Hold Me Tight"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/HoldMeTight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
3.  "Don't Bother Me" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/DontBotherMe.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
4.   "I Wanna Be Your Man" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/IWannaBeYourMan.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Starr, with Lennon and McCartney
5.   "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/IWantToHoldYourHand.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on October 31, 2005, 10:03:13 PM
This time we lose "Roll Over Beethoven"


Gant's gotta be happy. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

This round:

1) Hold Me Tight
2) Don't Bother Me

3) I Want To Hold Your Hand

There's STILL a Ringo song left. Well, maybe not for long... we'll see.  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 31, 2005, 10:04:16 PM
1- Hold Me Tight
2- Don't Bother Me

3- All My Loving
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 01, 2005, 12:25:36 AM
Yup... the right choice was made....  ;)

This time round

1   Hold me Tight
2   Don't Bother Me   (Not a bad song, just not a great one, fantastic "chunky" production on some of these tracks. Nice percussion)


3   I Wanna Hold Your Hand.. (Sorry, just never liked this one)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 01, 2005, 04:19:48 AM
1. I want to hold your hand
2. Hold me tight

3. Don't bother me
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 01, 2005, 06:20:44 AM
1- Hold Me Tight
2- Don't Bother Me

3- I wanna Be Your Man
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 01, 2005, 07:17:14 AM
1   Hold Me Tight
2   I Wanna Be Your Man

3   Don't Bother Me
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 01, 2005, 07:54:29 AM
1. Hold Me Tight
2. Don't Bother Me
3. I Wanna Be Your Man
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 01, 2005, 02:53:18 PM
1. Hold Me Tight
2. Don't Bother Me
3. I Wanna Be Your Man
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 01, 2005, 03:22:45 PM
1 Hold Me Tight (Wow, it must have been up against the really weak competition.)
2 I Wanna Be Your Man
3 Don't Bother Me
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 01, 2005, 09:19:44 PM
That ends Round 47. This time we lose "Hold Me Tight" and "Don't Bother Me".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FORTY-EIGHT

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "This Boy (Ringo's Theme)"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ThisBoy.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
2.  "Can't Buy Me Love"  (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/CantBuyMeLove.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
3.  "You Can't Do That" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/YouCantDoThat.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
4.   "I Should Have Known Better" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/IShouldHaveKnown.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
5.   "Tell Me Why" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/TellMeWhy.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 01, 2005, 09:22:26 PM
1) I Should Have Known Better
2) You Can't Do That

3) Tell Me Why
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 01, 2005, 10:06:06 PM
1- I Should Have Known Better
2- Tell Me Why

3- You Can't Do That
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 02, 2005, 12:21:02 AM
Mmmmm.. tougher round

1   I Should Have Known Better
2   Tell Me Why


3 You Can't Do That
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 02, 2005, 02:19:59 AM
1   You Can't Do That
2   Tell Me Why

3   I Should Have Known Better
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 02, 2005, 04:25:46 AM
1) I Should Have Known Better
2) You Can't Do That

3) Tell Me Why
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 02, 2005, 06:07:47 AM
1.  "You Can't Do That"
2.   "Tell Me Why"

3.  "This Boy (Ringo's Theme)"
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 02, 2005, 11:27:39 AM
This is tricky.
Have to listen a few times to make my mind up here, but....

1.I Should Have Known Better
2.Tell Me Why
3.This Boy
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 02, 2005, 12:41:45 PM
1 This Boy (Ringo's Theme)
2 Tell Me Why
3 I Should Have Known Better
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 02, 2005, 02:24:28 PM
1. This Boy
2. Tell Me Why
3. You Can't Do That
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 02, 2005, 09:09:20 PM
That ends Round 48. This time we lose "Tell Me Why" and "I Should Have Known Better".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FORTY-NINE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Long Tall Sally" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/LongTallSally.html) (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell); Lead vocal: McCartney
2.  "I Call Your Name" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ICallYourName.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
3.  "A Hard Day's Night" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/AHardDaysNight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
4.   "I'll Cry Instead" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/IllCryInstead.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
5.   "Slow Down" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/SlowDown.html) (Williams); Lead vocal: Lennon


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 02, 2005, 09:13:39 PM
Yup, starting to get harder now.

1) I Call Your Name (only song I don't have trouble picking this round)

2) I'll Cry Instead

And now the really hard one. The McCartney screamer, or the Lennon screamer? Listening to them back to back....

3) Slow Down  :'(

"Long Tall Sally" is just too good. When Paul rocks, he's awesome.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 02, 2005, 10:09:51 PM
1- I'll Cry Instead
2- I Call Your Name

3- Slow Down ( needed that coin again )  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 03, 2005, 01:11:13 AM
1. I Call Your Name
2. I'll Cry Instead
3. Slow Down
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 03, 2005, 02:29:00 AM
1.I Call Your Name
2.I'll Cry Instead
3.Slow Down

Good call Matt

I usually favour Lennon/McCartney compositions but these two covers give a hint at how exciting their Hamburg days must have been.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 03, 2005, 02:54:52 AM
1    I Call Your Name        No problem with that one

2    I'll Cry Instead


3    Slow Down   :-\       It has to be this one as I too, can't vote off Long Tall Sally,  not yet anyway. :-X
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 03, 2005, 03:55:35 AM
1. I Call Your Name
2. I'll Cry Instead

3. Slow Down.

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 03, 2005, 05:07:25 AM
1 I Call Your Name
2 I'll Cry Instead
3 Long Tall Sally
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 03, 2005, 05:29:00 AM
1- I'll Cry Instead
2- Long Tall Sally

3-Slow Down

I like a lot the change of tempo in the solo section of I Call Your Name
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 03, 2005, 09:03:34 PM
That ends Round 49. This time we lose "I'll Cry Instead" and "I Call Your Name".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIFTY

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Things We Said Today" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ThingsWeSaidToday.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
2.  "When I Get Home" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/WhenIGetHome.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
3.  "Any Time At All" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/AnyTimeAtAll.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "Every Little Thing" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/EveryLittleThing.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "Eight Days A Week" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/EightDaysAWeek.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 03, 2005, 09:19:04 PM
 :-\  Here we go again, with my favorite songs from my first Beatles album. They may not be the best Beatles songs, but they're among my favorites.

1) Every Little Thing
2) When I Get Home (one of John's worst lines ever "I'm gonna love her till the cows come home" gets this one a knock-off spot)

3) Any Time At All

(Doug made me reconsider my choice last time "Things We Said Today" came up.  I chose to let it go before "Any Time At All" and "When I Get Home", but it's a great song. I love all three of them. Too bad, but they all can't stick around.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 03, 2005, 10:22:38 PM
1- Every Little Thing
2- When I Get Home

3- Things We Said Today
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 04, 2005, 01:56:51 AM
1.When I Get Home
2.Every Little Thing ( I like the chorus on this it reminds me of a Gene Pitney ballad )
3.Eight Days A Week

3 was a difficult choice, Any Time At All is a good song the sentiment is similar to Carol King's You've Got A Friend
I wonder who got there first?
Macca's Things We Said Today is class so it stays.
That left me 8 days - like it but cheerio old pal.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 04, 2005, 04:58:40 AM
1 When I Get Home
2 Every Little Thing
3 Any Time At All
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 04, 2005, 06:02:48 AM
1   Every Little Thing
2   When I Get Home

Any Time At All.      Hope this one stays for a while longer.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 04, 2005, 06:53:15 AM
1- When I Get Home
2- Every Little Thing
3- Any Time At All
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 04, 2005, 09:13:51 AM
1. When I Get Home
2. Every Little Thing

3. Eight Days a Week
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 04, 2005, 09:50:19 AM
Damn.. missed a round. Sally shoulda left.. Theres only one little Richard.

1   Eight Days A Week.... never liked this one
2   When I Get Home


3   Every Little Thing
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 04, 2005, 12:03:26 PM
1. Every Little Thing
2. Eight Days A Week
3. When I Get Home
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 04, 2005, 09:42:34 PM
That ends Round 50. This time we lose "Every Little Thing" and "When I Get Home".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIFTY-ONE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "She's A Woman" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ShesAWoman.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
2.  Medley "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/KansasCity.html) (Lieber/Stoller)/(Penniman); Lead vocal: McCartney
3.  "I Feel Fine" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/IFeelFine.html) (Lennon/McCartney); (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "I'll Follow The Sun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/IllFollowTheSun.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
5.   "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/EverybodysTrying.html) (Perkins); Lead vocal: Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 04, 2005, 09:43:46 PM
1) She's A Woman (Still hoping to toss this one)
2) Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

3) Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey

Easy round for me.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 04, 2005, 09:53:04 PM
1- Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
2- I'll Follow The Sun

3- Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey

(Still hoping She's A Woman survives) :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 05, 2005, 02:25:34 AM
Gotta get rid of these cover versions.. I'm new to I'll Follow The Sun.. but I'm hooked. It's pure Beatles (Think I went on about this before) Hard to detect any obvious outside influences..Their really forging their own style here


1   Everybodys Tryin' To Be My baby
2   Kansas City..etc


3   She's A Woman
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 05, 2005, 03:44:53 AM
1   She's A Woman
2   Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey

3   Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby


Not such a difficult round for me this time. :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 05, 2005, 05:10:09 AM
1 Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
2 Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey
3 I'll Follow the Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 05, 2005, 10:05:05 AM
1. I Feel Fine
2. She's A Woman
3. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 05, 2005, 10:37:09 AM
1 Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
2 Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey
3 I'll Follow the Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 05, 2005, 10:41:29 AM
Gotta get rid of these cover versions..

ditto Gant
1.Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby - good rockabilly from George here
2.Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey
3.She's A Woman (like tgy I hope this makes it)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 05, 2005, 11:03:00 AM

3.She's A Woman (like tgy I hope this makes it)

It looks like it will.  :-[
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 05, 2005, 10:50:27 PM
That ends Round 51. This time we lose "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" and  "Kansas City".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIFTY-TWO

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Rock And Roll Music" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/RockNRollMusic.html) (Berry); Lead vocal: Lennon
2.  "Ticket To Ride" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/TicketToRide.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
3.  "Another Girl" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/AnotherGirl.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
4.   "Yes It Is" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/YesItIs.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
5.   "The Night Before" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/TheNightBefore.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 05, 2005, 11:45:29 PM
1- Rock And Roll Music
2- Another Girl

3- The Night Before

3.She's A Woman (like tgy I hope this makes it)
It looks like it will. :-[
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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 06, 2005, 12:17:47 AM
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 :-[  It'll have to go next time around. "She's A Woman" is one of the few Beatles songs I really don't like.  :(

This round:

1) Yes It Is
2) Rock And Roll Music

3) Another Girl
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 06, 2005, 01:00:07 AM
1. Yes It Is
2. The Night Before
3. Another Girl
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 06, 2005, 02:00:54 AM
1) Yes It Is
2) Rock And Roll Music
3) Another Girl
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 06, 2005, 03:19:16 AM
1    Yes It Is
2   Rock And Roll Music

3   Another Girl




While I like Rock & Roll Music I don't think it should stay over The Night Before and A Ticket To Ride   Matt, She's A Woman must be living on borrowed time  ;D ;D

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 06, 2005, 03:36:59 AM
1.Rock and Roll Music
2.Yes It Is
3.Another Girl



She's a woman survives again :P

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 06, 2005, 06:20:48 AM
1 Rock and Roll Music
2 Yes It Is
3 The Night Before


Maybe it's me, but it sounds to me that the lead singer on "Yes It Is" is John.  And the song is growing on me as I listen to it, but I've always liked "The Night Before" and "Another Girl" a lot, so I think I'll stay with my picks. 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 06, 2005, 08:35:42 AM

Maybe it's me, but it sounds to me that the lead singer on "Yes It Is" is John.   

Yes it is.  ;)  I messed up when I copied from the last round (#51), and missed changing the credits from "I'll Follow The Sun". "Yes It Is" is a three-part harmony of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison with John singing the middle eight. Like "This Boy", it's his voice in the middle that gives the song it's spark and makes it work so well. I've always loved "Yes It Is", but among this competition, I'm afraid I can't keep it around.

I've edited the post for the start of this round to reflect the change. Thanks for pointing that out, Doug. I'd like to make sure the credits are accurate, especially for anyone who wouldn't know the difference when they read a mistake.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 06, 2005, 08:39:22 AM
Matt, She's A Woman must be living on borrowed time  ;D ;D


I noticed you and I have no problem voting that song off, and the others are adamant that it should stay. I guess this may be a "love it or hate it" song. I'm listening to it now, and I think it's the guitar that just gets me off on the wrong foot with this song right from the first bar. And Paul sounds like he's straining to hit some notes, and the words.... ugh. Oh well....
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 06, 2005, 09:12:36 AM
1. Another Girl
2. Yes It Is
3. The Night Before
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 06, 2005, 09:37:47 AM
1. Yes It Is
2. Another Girl

3. The Night Before
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 06, 2005, 10:46:08 AM
lets get rid of another cover first off


1   Rock and Roll Music
2   Yes It Is

3   Another Girl

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 06, 2005, 08:38:50 PM
That ends Round 52. This time we lose "Yes It Is" and  "Rock And Roll Music".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIFTY-THREE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/YouveGotToHide.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
2.  "You're Going To Lose That Girl" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/YoureGoingToLose.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
3.  "Help!" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/Help.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "I've Just Seen A Face" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/IveJustSeenAFace.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
5.   "Yesterday" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/Yesterday.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 06, 2005, 08:40:44 PM
This is a really tough round.  :o

1) You're Going To Lose That Girl
2) I've Just Seen a Face (I really love this song)

3) Yesterday  :-X
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 06, 2005, 09:17:23 PM
1- You're Going To Lose That Girl
2- I've Just Seen A Face

3- You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (another toss of the coin)  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 07, 2005, 12:40:05 AM
1. You're Going To Lose That Girl
2. I've Just Seen A Face
3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 07, 2005, 01:08:10 AM
1. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
2. I've Just Seen A Face

3. You're Going To Lose That Girl
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 07, 2005, 04:54:09 AM
1 You're Going To Lose That Girl
2 I've Just Seen a Face
3 Yesterday
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 07, 2005, 08:38:02 AM
1    I've Just Seen A Face
2    You're Going To Lose That Girl

3    Yesterday    I hope this stays in.    Yes Matt it is a difficult round and I didn't really want to vote any of them off. :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 07, 2005, 09:24:50 AM
Very tough round

1   Youre Gonna lose that girl
2   I've Just Seen A face....  :(  (love this song)


3   Yesterday
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 07, 2005, 01:50:06 PM
1.You're Going To Lose That Girl
2.I've Just Seen A Face
3.Yesterday - one of the best songs ever but I think of it as more Paul's own than a Beatles.

John's songs here are arguably more personal but there is still a group feel to the recording.

"Yes It Is" is a three-part harmony of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison with John singing the middle eight. Like "This Boy", it's his voice in the middle that gives the song it's spark and makes it work so well. I've always loved "Yes It Is", but among this competition, I'm afraid I can't keep it around

Absolutely Matt, John's voice is one of the most distinctive and emotive voices in music. He sounds so urgent and soulful, although there have been many singers technically "better" few can sell a song with that level of conviction. Another track that this game has had me listen to again is "Mr Moonlight" WOW what a superb vocal, as Matt pointed out it is not a great song but John gives it his all, he may not have had the range of Marvin or Otis but he could match anyone for soul and guts.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 07, 2005, 07:35:44 PM
Another track that this game has had me listen to again is "Mr Moonlight" WOW what a superb vocal, as Matt pointed out it is not a great song but John gives it his all, he may not have had the range of Marvin or Otis but he could match anyone for soul and guts.

You bet!  O0

LP, you'd probably enjoy hearing this version of Mr. Moonlight (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/MrMoonlightAnthology.html) from Anthology 1. When John sings the first line of the song, his voice breaks and Paul says "Nearly!" Then, it cuts to another take of the song, where John gets it just right.  This version was recorded in August, 1964. The version on Beatles For Sale was recorded two months later. What a voice.  8)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 07, 2005, 09:41:43 PM
That ends Round 53. This time we lose "I've Just Seen A Face" and  "You're Going To Lose That Girl".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIFTY-FOUR

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "It's Only Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ItsOnlyLove.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
2.  "Run For Your Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/RunForYourLife.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
3.  "Drive My Car" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/DriveMyCar.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon and McCartney, with Harrison
4.   "Day Tripper" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/DayTripper.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon and McCartney
5.   "In My Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/InMyLife.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 07, 2005, 09:45:34 PM
1) Drive My Car
2) Run For Your Life

3) It's Only Love
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 07, 2005, 10:33:57 PM
1- It's Only Love
2- Run For Your Life

3- Drive My Car
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 08, 2005, 02:50:52 AM
1 Run For Your Life
2 It's Only Love
3 In My Life
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 08, 2005, 05:27:07 AM
1 It's Only Love
2 Run For Your Life

3 In My Life
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 08, 2005, 09:10:00 AM
1   Drive My Car
2   Run For Your Life

3   It's Only Love   
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 08, 2005, 09:24:00 AM
1   Run For Your Life
2   Drive My Car


3   It's Only Love
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 08, 2005, 10:13:34 AM
1. Run For Your Life
2. Drive My Car

3. It's Only Love.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 08, 2005, 12:06:51 PM
1.It's Only Love
2.Run For Your Life
3.Drive My Car

You bet! O0

LP, you'd probably enjoy hearing this version of Mr. Moonlight (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/MrMoonlightAnthology.html) from Anthology 1. When John sings the first line of the song, his voice breaks and Paul says "Nearly!" Then, it cuts to another take of the song, where John gets it just right. This version was recorded in August, 1964. The version on Beatles For Sale was recorded two months later. What a voice. 8)

Thanks Matt

This is good stuff, I recorded the Anthology series on VHS when it was shown on British TV. I have the book which, great photos apart, is just a transcript of the tv series. I did not buy the cd's as I thought it would be the same again. As it seems I am wrong about this would you say the cd collection is worth having?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 08, 2005, 01:22:08 PM
1. It's Only Love
2. In My Life
3. Day Tripper
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 08, 2005, 02:36:05 PM
1. Its Only Love
2. Run For Your Life

3. Drive My Car
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 08, 2005, 05:43:10 PM
would you say the cd collection is worth having?

I think you'd really like it. I'd only recommend the Anthology series to anyone who already has all of The Beatles studio albums, and wants more. It's not for casual fans. Most of Anthology are outtakes and alternate versions of songs they recorded on their studio albums. There's also songs from the Decca audition, a few rarities you won't find on any official release, and a few short interview clips. The booklets inside are loaded with interesting trivia about the recordings.

The Anthology CD series is a totally different product than the DVD series. There's just so many songs on those three double CDs that aren't in the DVD series. If you hear an alternate version of a Beatles song that plays over the ending credits of the Anthology DVD, that's included on the CDs, but that's about the only real comparison, I think.

My recommendation would be to buy the series, but to shop online for good quality used copies (make sure the booklets are included). These CDs are expensive new (US about $37 each) but I got all three double CDs for about the price of one by shopping in the "used" Amazon section. You'll also find them for good prices on eBay.  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 08, 2005, 08:28:48 PM
That ends Round 54. This time we lose "Run For Your Life" and "It's Only Love".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIFTY-FIVE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/NorwegianWood.html) Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
2.  "Nowhere Man" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/NowhereMan.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
3.  "Think For Yourself" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/ThinkForYourself.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney
4.   "The Word" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/TheWord.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
5.   "I'm Looking Through You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ImLookingThroughYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 08, 2005, 10:21:26 PM
1- The Word
2- I'm Looking Through You

3- Think For Yourself



What's everyone's thoughts on the CD The Beatles Live At The BBC.
I just started playing it again after not hearing it for a while and I like it.There's plenty of cover versions on it,so Gant's probably not a fan of it,but there's also some different versions of songs such as Honey,Don't sung by John not Ringo.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 09, 2005, 12:45:22 AM
1   I'm Looking Through You 
2   The Word

3    Think For Yourself
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 09, 2005, 04:31:48 AM
1- The Word
2- I'm Looking Through You
3- Think For Yourself
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 09, 2005, 06:16:33 AM
1. "Think For Yourself"
2. "The Word"

3. "I'm Looking Through You"

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 09, 2005, 09:24:10 AM
1   I'm Looking Through You
2   Think For Yourself


3   The Word
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 09, 2005, 10:41:27 AM
1 I'm Looking Through You
2 The Word
3 Nowhere Man
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 09, 2005, 10:48:24 AM
1.Think For Yourself
2.The Word
3.I'm Looking Through You

Thanks for the Anthology info Matt, I know what my wife can get me for Xmas :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 09, 2005, 03:42:00 PM
1. Nowhere Man
2. The Word
3. I'm Looking Through You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 09, 2005, 09:04:26 PM
1) The Word
2) I'm Looking Through You

3) Think For Yourself
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 09, 2005, 09:10:41 PM


What's everyone's thoughts on the CD The Beatles Live At The BBC.
I just started playing it again after not hearing it for a while and I like it.There's plenty of cover versions on it,so Gant's probably not a fan of it,but there's also some different versions of songs such as Honey,Don't sung by John not Ringo.

The sound quality is really good, but, there's really nothing on the CD that I couldn't do without. It's another CD set that's only really for die-hard Beatles fans that can't ever get enough of their stuff. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but I'm glad to have it in my collection because of the historical value attached to those early rare recordings.  I bought it used on Amazon, not thinking it would be worth the hefty pricetag. It was worth it for the reduced price.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 09, 2005, 09:32:52 PM
Thinking about it some more... maybe one of the reasons I'm not so keen on the Live at the BBC CD is because it doesn't have any of the excitement of a live Beatles performance, even though they are live recordings. On Anthology George Martin talks about how impossible it was to get a live recording from Shea Stadium, but I had the vinyl album and I liked it. You could really hear the excitement of the performance and hear the "Beatlemania". I guess that album won't be making its way onto CD though.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 09, 2005, 09:40:03 PM
That ends Round 55. This time we lose "The Word" and "I'm Looking Through You".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIFTY-SIX

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Girl" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/Girl.html) Lennon/McCartney);  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
2.  "Tomorrow Never Knows" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/TomorrowNeverKnows.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
3.  "Got To Get You Into My Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/GotToGetYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
4.   "Rain" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Rain.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
5.   "Taxman" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/Taxman.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 09, 2005, 09:48:52 PM
So how much longer to go? How many more songs until the next round starts?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 09, 2005, 09:51:05 PM
So how much longer to go? How many more songs until the next round starts?


We're about halfway through the 2nd run-through of the catalogue.

The songs in this round are all fantastic. It's a good time to jump in here and start playing.  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 09, 2005, 09:53:41 PM
Okay, this is a tough call.....

1) Got To Get You Into My Life
2) Girl

3) Rain

I think my choices have flip-flopped since the last time these songs came through. I'm really hip on "Rain" right now.  8)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 09, 2005, 09:57:02 PM

We're about halfway through the 2nd run-through of the catalogue.

The songs in this round are all fantastic. It's a good time to jump in here and start playing.  ;)


Soon.  8)

Also, just a dumb question about the Past Masters albums... are they sort of like a "greatest hits" album? Any new songs on them? Doubtful since they were broken up by then right?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 09, 2005, 10:02:50 PM
"Past Masters" isn't a greatest hits album. Back when the Beatles were recording, at least in England, it was considered "cheap" to put the single releases on the albums. If they did, when the fans bought the 45 and then the album, they would, in effect, be buying those songs twice. So, most of the singles weren't ever put on the albums. This made it so that if you didn't buy the 45s, you didn't have some of their biggest and greatest hits. After the band broke up, "Hey Jude" and "Rarities" were released, and on those albums were some of those 45s which weren't on any of their studio albums. (Can you imagine that "Hey Jude" was never on a studio album? Their biggest song!) With the release of the Beatles CDs, they (thankfully) put out all the studio albums in their original U.K. form and complemented the releases with "Past Masters 1" and "Past Masters 2" so that you would have all of the songs in the Beatles catalogue, all of the singles and all of their songs, on just those official releases. Later came the Anthology series, and the Live at the BBC CD, but those are "extras" and alternate versions of the already released songs.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 09, 2005, 10:06:12 PM
I see. Six more to go then! And then you'll see me participating.  8)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 09, 2005, 10:11:05 PM
1- Girl
2- Rain  :'(

3- Taxman   :'(

Unfortunately I'll be missing the next 2 rounds  :'(  as I'm off on another golf weekend   O0 and I won't be back until Sunday night.
Lin,you may like to know that I'll be playing at Blackheath (http://www.bluemountainsonline.com.au/bmo/home.nsf/webpages/blackheathgolfcourse.html) golf course.Just up the road from where you're from.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 09, 2005, 10:14:30 PM


Unfortunately I'll be missing the next 2 rounds  :'(  as I'm off on another golf weekend   O0 and I won't be back until Sunday night.

You can vote by proxy! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

I'll PM you the songs in the next two rounds if you want to vote ahead of time. PM me your votes, and I'll copy your PMs to the game when each round starts.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 10, 2005, 12:47:17 AM
You can vote by proxy! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

Marvellous,thanks Matt. O0 O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 10, 2005, 12:57:52 AM

Lin,you may like to know that I'll be playing at Blackheath (http://www.bluemountainsonline.com.au/bmo/home.nsf/webpages/blackheathgolfcourse.html) golf course.Just up the road from where you're from.

I have been to Blackheath Club house to a posh dinner.   It is a beautiful setting.   Where are you staying? There or in the Peppers Fairmont?   I am sure you will enjoy the course and the setting.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 10, 2005, 12:59:13 AM
Now here are my choices

1   Girl
2   Taxman

3    Rain   
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 10, 2005, 01:06:50 AM
1. Taxman
2. Girl

3. Rain
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 10, 2005, 01:23:24 AM
very difficult choice.....

1   Taxman
2   Girl


3   Rain
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 10, 2005, 01:34:51 AM
1. Taxman
2. Girl  :-\
3. Rain
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 10, 2005, 01:55:22 AM
1.Girl
2.Rain 
3.Got To Get You Into My Life

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: KC on November 10, 2005, 03:21:20 AM
Back when the Beatles were recording, at least in England, it was considered "cheap" to put the single releases on the albums. If they did, when the fans bought the 45 and then the album, they would, in effect, be buying those songs twice.

What ... there was a time when entertainment industry moguls DIDN'T want to make fans buy the same thing twice!  :o

Those were the days!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 10, 2005, 04:44:54 AM
1-Girl
2-Got to Get You Into My Life
3.Tomorrow Never Knows

Edit: I was listening and change my votes
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 10, 2005, 04:54:50 AM
What ... there was a time when entertainment industry moguls DIDN'T want to make fans buy the same thing twice!  :o

Those were the days!

Yeah, in England.  In America we got the early Beatles albums all mangled and shortened.  The original U.S. version of Help! was horrible, but as it is now restored to its UK version, it's one of their best albums.  I barely recognized Rubber Soul when I bought it on CD.  Thankfully, though, I was always familiar with the proper version of Revolver, as the library had the UK version, which I'd made a tape of and which I would check out frequently.  

Wow, this is a tough round.  The only song I wouldn't mind seeing go is "Got to Get You Into My Life."

1 Got to Get You Into My Life
2 Rain
3 Girl
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 10, 2005, 09:07:49 PM
That ends Round 56. This time we lose "Girl" and "Taxman".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIFTY-SEVEN

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "And Your Bird Can Sing" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/AndYourBirdCanSing.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
2.  "I'm Only Sleeping" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ImOnlySleeping.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
3.  "Eleanor Rigby" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/EleanorRigby.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
4.   "I Want To Tell You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/IWantToTellYou.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney
5.   "Here, There and Everywhere" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/HereThereAndEverywhere.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 10, 2005, 09:08:35 PM
From "tgy":

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Round 57 "proxy" votes:

1- Here There And Everywhere
2- I Want To Tell You

3- I'm Only Sleeping
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 10, 2005, 09:10:22 PM
My votes this round:

1) Here, There and Everywhere
2) I Want To Tell You

3) And Your Bird Can Sing
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 11, 2005, 01:07:44 AM
Matt, would it be possible to list which album these songs are from? Maybe list it besides who the lead vocals are?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 11, 2005, 01:33:24 AM
1. Here There And Everywhere
2. I Want To Tell You
3. I'm Only Sleeping
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 11, 2005, 03:50:52 AM
1.Here There And Everywhere
2.I Want To Tell You
3.I'm Only Sleeping

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 11, 2005, 04:02:15 AM
1   Here There And Everywhere
2   I Want To Tell You

3   I'm Only Sleeping
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 11, 2005, 05:38:20 AM
Matt, would it be possible to list which album these songs are from? Maybe list it besides who the lead vocals are?

Sure. In this round, all the songs are from the Revolver album.  8)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 11, 2005, 05:51:59 AM
1 Here, There and Everywhere
2 And Your Bird Can Sing
3 I Want To Tell You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 11, 2005, 08:34:00 AM
1   Here There and Everywhere
2   And Your Bird Can Sing

I read somewhere recently that "and your bird can sing" was written as a little dig at Jagger and his then girlfriend Marriane Faithful   ;D


3   I Want To Tell You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 11, 2005, 05:27:07 PM
I read Albert Goldman's " The Lives of John Lennon"

It was a difficult read, he was very scathing about John's personality ( McCartney was painted in less than flattering terms too ). Very much warts and all kind of book - with the emphasis on the warts.

The book has been discredited by many writers, no doubt Goldman had his own agenda ( he did a number on Elvis too) but there are interesting background stories that are glossed over or left out of "official"
biographies

This is the first of the Beatles books that I ordered earlier in this game that I've finished reading. And what a depressing book it was. But, I thought it was excellent. Yes, Goldman goes to every length to make John both pitiable and unlikeable, but it's what he spent half the book on that I was most enlightened by.... Yoko Ono "the witch".

Anyone who knows anything about John Lennon knows he was no saint, and never tried to portray himself as one. We know he had faults, but honestly... what rock star in the 60's and 70's didn't do drugs, sleep around, and have a tendency toward violence? So, Goldman didn't shock me with much of anything he wrote about John, except when it came to his relationship with Yoko.

I haven't read a book about the Beatles or John Lennon since John was killed. That was a long time ago. And in all these years, I've always believed that John and Yoko loved each other, and were happy together, even if every day of their lives wasn't blissful... that much I felt was true. And even though I never really admired Yoko, I always appreciated her for making John happy. But, wow....  after reading this book, I have really changed my tune. She made his life hell, and he was completely dependent on her. So sad.....   :'(

It's hard to believe that even the least Lennon fan mourned his death more deeply and longer than his own wife. That's what I take away from reading this book. How sad it was that a man who was that talented and who needed a partner and someone to love him had to fall in love with the worst sycophant he could have ever come across.

The Lives of John Lennon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0688047211/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&n=283155&s=books&v=glance)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 11, 2005, 06:02:30 PM
1. Here There And Everywhere
2. I Want To Tell You
3. I'm Only Sleeping
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 11, 2005, 06:51:09 PM

And in all these years, I've always believed that John and Yoko loved each other, and were happy together, even if every day of their lives wasn't blissful... that much I felt was true. And even though I never really admired Yoko, I always appreciated her for making John happy. But, wow....  after reading this book, I have really changed my tune. She made his life hell, and he was completely dependent on her. So sad.....   :'(

It's hard to believe that even the least Lennon fan mourned his death more deeply and longer than his own wife. That's what I take away from reading this book. How sad it was that a man who was that talented and who needed a partner and someone to love him had to fall in love with the worst sycophant he could have ever come across.

The Lives of John Lennon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0688047211/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&n=283155&s=books&v=glance)


She was out for herself, no doubt about it, but the part about making his life hell and he being completely dependent upon her and there being no love between them...  That's a bit too slanted for me.  I just watched Gimme Some Truth the other day and they way they interact doesn't strike me as indicative of those things, but I don't know.  I read a biography of Yoko and it doesn't paint her in a great light, but it doesn't seem to go out of its way to make everything so negative.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 11, 2005, 09:04:22 PM
I know what you mean. Any writer can distort a story, but in this case, the facts speak louder than the simple words in the book. Within 24 hours of John's death, she was meeting with David Geffen to promote her career. Within 6 months, she was remarried. The very day after John was killed, she had her next husband move into the Dakota with her. Not to mention how she behaved while he was still alive, numerous affairs that she threw in his face to make him miserable. And it also goes into how dependent John grew on her. I first read about this "dependence" from Julian on his website, and didn't want to believe it.

I don't believe everything I read, but there's an awful lot in there that acts as building blocks that over and over again build the story ... and it sure makes its case. John loved her.... and she used and manipulated him for her career while she tried to destroy his.

Well, if you get around to reading it, let me know what you think. The used hardcover is only 40 cents on Amazon... it's worth it.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 11, 2005, 10:20:31 PM
That ends Round 57. This time we lose "Here, There and Everywhere" and "I Want To Tell You".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIFTY-EIGHT

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "She Said She Said" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/SheSaidSheSaid.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Revolver)
2.  "Strawberry Fields Forever" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/StrawberryFieldsForever.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Magical Mystery Tour)
3.  "Penny Lane" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/PennyLane.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Magical Mystery Tour)
4.  "A Day In The Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/ADayInTheLife.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
5.   "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/SgtPepper.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 11, 2005, 10:21:37 PM
From "tgy":

Quote
Round 58 "proxy" votes:

1- She Said She Said
2- Penny Lane

3- Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 11, 2005, 10:25:13 PM
My votes this round:

1) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2) Penny Lane

3) She Said She Said
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 12, 2005, 12:57:07 AM
1. Sgt Pepper
2. A Day In The Life
3. She Said She Said
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 12, 2005, 01:10:00 AM
Wow.. this is a tough round.. very difficult choices...


I'll go

1   Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
2   She Said She Said.... (Great bass line in this one)


3   Penny Lane
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 12, 2005, 04:36:01 AM
1 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2 Penny Lane
3 She Said She Said
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 12, 2005, 04:44:10 AM
1.   She Said She Said
2    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

3    Penny Lane


Like Gant says this is a tough round.    I just have a soft spot for Penny Lane so want it to stay a little longer.   I think I have to sacrifice Sgt. Pepper for Strawberry Fields and A Day In The Life.   The further we get into this the harder it will be to vote any off.     :'(

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 12, 2005, 05:56:49 AM
Well, if you get around to reading it, let me know what you think. The used hardcover is only 40 cents on Amazon... it's worth it.

What does it say about John and Paul?  I was reading reviews at amazon.com, and at least one suggested that the book makes the case that Paul was actually more of the creative leader than John, if I understood the reviewer correctly.  But I think another reviewer states that Paul isn't treated well in it either.  Perhaps I should read it just to know what the fuss is about.  One book I saw at amazon.com that looked interesting was John Lennon: The Lost Weekend by May Pang. 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 12, 2005, 06:45:16 AM
May Pang is one of the sources he uses in the book. It goes into great detail about their relationship, spending probably a hundred pages on it. This is a very detailed book, mainly dealing with the post-Beatles years.

As for what it says about John and Paul...  Goldman makes it very clear that he thinks John Lennon was one of the most (if not THE most) innovative, creative and talented musical geniuses of all time. He really doesn't try to discredit his talent. He seems more disgusted with how he was maligned at nearly every great point of his career by Yoko, and even Brian Epstein (he has it out almost as much for Brian for making such horrible deals and trying to change the Teddy Boy into a Teddy Bear as he does to destroy the myth of "The Ballad of John and Yoko"). Goldman never says that Paul was more talented than John, but that he was more driven to succeed. He goes into John's lethargy and apathy toward keeping the Beatles going after Revolver, saying that it was Paul who conceived of Sgt. Pepper and that around this time, John basically gave up the leadership role in the band to Paul. Which, you can really see did happen at least by the time of Let It Be (which I finally broke down and bought a bootleg of).

There are things in the book that I really didn't pay much attention to. The worst thing, musically, that Goldman said was that John was so uncoordinated that it was amazing he could even play the guitar. And, then Goldman goes into saying how he may not have actually been that good of a guitar player, since he was masked so often by George and Paul. I didn't buy that. Lennon couldn't drive a car worth a crap (which he also goes into), but he could sure as hell play a guitar (and piano).

More about John and Paul, John was jealous of Paul almost from the beginning, and even married Yoko exactly when he did because Paul had just married Linda (I think the very day before, or at least less than a week before) and he didn't want to be outdone. He also suggests that John and Yoko pulled strings to have Paul arrested for drugs in Japan. Apparently, Paul had tried to get together with John the day before he left on the trip, and said he had some good weed they could smoke. Then, he told John that he and Linda were going to stay at the same penthouse suite that John and Yoko spent their holidays in when they were in Japan. John and Yoko thought that they'd never be able to enjoy that suite again knowing that Paul and Linda had been in "their space" and Yoko pulled strings to get Paul arrested for the weed they knew he had before he ever had a chance to make it to the hotel. It's not one of Goldman's strongest cases, but taken into account how manipulative and hateful Yoko was, it's within the realm of possibility.

Anyway, yeah... just out of curiosity give the book a read. I'd love to hear what you think of it. I don't buy it all, but I buy enough to think I was wrong about the John/Yoko relationship.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 12, 2005, 09:59:03 AM
1.She Said She Said
2.Sgt Pepper
3.Penny Lane  (I too have a soft spot for this song)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chessie on November 12, 2005, 10:59:56 AM
Oh yay, songs I know.  Sweet.  But gah what a tough round! 

1.  She Said She Said
2.  Strawberry Fields Forever

3.  Penny Lane

Gah, so difficult.  Goodness. 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 12, 2005, 12:00:08 PM
Tough..tough

1.   She Said She Said
2    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  :-[

3    Penny Lane  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 12, 2005, 06:09:58 PM
On Anthology George Martin talks about how impossible it was to get a live recording from Shea Stadium, but I had the vinyl album and I liked it. You could really hear the excitement of the performance and hear the "Beatlemania". I guess that album won't be making its way onto CD though.

My bad. Although Martin was talking about the recording at Shea Stadium, the album I had was The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl. I haven't heard the album in a great many years, and can't listen to it now since I don't have my turntable hooked up anymore. So, I went off in search of a CD, and found this unusual auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/The-BEATLES-at-the-Hollywood-Bowl_W0QQitemZ4791097240QQcategoryZ306QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I wrote the seller, asking if I understood him correctly... that he would sell an owner of the original album a CD recording for $10. If so, I'll buy it. If anyone else is interested, I'll let you know his reply.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 12, 2005, 10:44:35 PM
That ends Round 58. This time we lose "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "She Said She Said".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIFTY-NINE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/BeingForTheBenefit.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
2.  "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/LucyInTheSky.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
3.  "Getting Better" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/GettingBetter.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
4.  "With A Little Help From My Friends" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/WithALittleHelp.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Starr, with Lennon and McCartney
5.   "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/SgtPepperReprise.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney and Lennon

All the songs in this round are from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 12, 2005, 10:45:35 PM
Easy round for me. Gotta get rid of another Ringo song first off.

1) With A Little Help From My Friends
2) Getting Better

3) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chessie on November 12, 2005, 11:00:58 PM
Oh goodness.  This is ridiculously hard...  Gosh.

1.  Getting Better
2.  For the Benefit of Mr. Kite

3.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band (Reprise)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 12, 2005, 11:04:00 PM
If you want to read a completely fictional account of the Beatles, try Paperback Writer: The Life and Times of the Beatles, the Spurious Chronicle of Their Rise to Stardom, Their Triumphs and Disasters, Plus the Amazing (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0441651240/qid=1128191285/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-1230668-8164066?v=glance&s=books) by Mark Shipper.

It's a pretty amusing (and sometimes annoying) parady of The Beatles' career.  It was published in 1978.

This was a good book to read today, after feeling a bit saddened from the Goldman book. This book was a lot of fun, and the running jokes were often very amusing. The banter that Shipper comes up with for the "Beatles Reunion" is hysterical. I love this line that John says to Paul about George, after George takes a playful stab at him:

Quote
What happened to him? He used to be so pleasant, so nice to be around. Put him in a corner and he'd meditate all day. ...

Thanks for the recommendation, Doug. It was a very unique and enjoyable read.  8)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 13, 2005, 12:02:19 AM
1   For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
2   With A Little Help From My Friends

3.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band (Reprise)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 13, 2005, 02:29:22 AM
Easier round

1   With A Little help From My Friends
2   Getting Better


3   Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 13, 2005, 03:00:14 AM
I have returned!
Thank You Matt for posting my proxy votes for the last 2 rounds.Very much appreciated. O0 O0 O0

1- Getting Better
2- With A Little Help From My Friends

3- Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ( reprise )

Nice to come back to an easy round. 8)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 13, 2005, 03:26:44 AM
1.With A Little Help From My Friends
2.Sgt Pepper's (reprise)
3.Getting Better


On the subject of Beatles parodies I loved the Eric Idle and Neil Innes mock documentary The Rutles.

The Beatles pastiches were brilliant, particularly " I Must Be In Love " which captures the sound of the Hard Day's Night period.

George Harrison was in on the gag playing a reporter and a cheeky Mick Jagger sends up the hit making Lennon/McCartney, after describing the Rutles scribbling a hit song for him down the pub.

Interviewer: did you record it?
Jagger (with obvious glee): no, it was 'orrible.

The send up of the Beatles career is fun but it is obvious how much Idle and Innes love their music by the careful construction of the Beatles style songs
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 13, 2005, 03:46:43 AM
1) With A Little Help From My Friends
2) Getting Better

3) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 13, 2005, 03:57:33 AM
1. Getting Better
2. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band (reprise)

3. With A little Help From My Friends (but I like this one too ... :-\)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 13, 2005, 05:11:01 AM
1 Getting Better
2 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
3 With A Little Help From My Friends

Thanks for the recommendation, Doug. It was a very unique and enjoyable read. 8)

Glad you liked it.

How about "Yoko's Going Broke-o":

Quote
They won't sell her art
At the supermart
They claim it is a joke-o

This has to stop,
Quite soon, I fear, for
Yoko's going broke-o

They don't buy her bags,
Don't buy her blintzes,
Don't buy her milk bottles in the snow-ko

Perhaps they'll change
When they get the news that
Yoko's going broke-o
:D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 13, 2005, 11:04:34 AM
1. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
2. Sgt Pepper
3. Getting Better
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 13, 2005, 08:46:19 PM

How about "Yoko's Going Broke-o"

I loved it. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: KC on November 13, 2005, 08:55:15 PM
Matt, are you thinking of asking the astronauts in the space station to join in this game?  8)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4425686.stm
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 13, 2005, 08:58:19 PM
Maybe if they were playing, "Good Day Sunshine" wouldn't have been booted off in its first run-through. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 13, 2005, 09:16:10 PM
That ends Round 59. This time we lose "Getting Better" and "With A Little Help From My Friends".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SIXTY

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Magical Mystery Tour" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/MagicalMysteryTour.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison (From Magical Mystery Tour)
2.  "Baby You're A Rich Man" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/BabyYoureARichMan.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Magical Mystery Tour)
3.  "It's All Too Much" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/ItsAllTooMuch.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison (From The Yellow Submarine Soundtrack)
4.  "All You Need Is Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/AllYouNeedIsLove.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Magical Mystery Tour)
5.   "Your Mother Should Know" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/YourMotherShouldKnow.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison (From Magical Mystery Tour)



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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 13, 2005, 09:22:24 PM
I have returned!
Thank You Matt for posting my proxy votes for the last 2 rounds.Very much appreciated. O0 O0 O0

No problem at all. It's good to see you back.  :)

This round's votes:

1) Your Mother Should Know (can't believe this snuck through last time)
2) Baby You're A Rich Man

3) It's All Too Much
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 13, 2005, 09:26:50 PM
1- Your Mother Should Know
2- Baby You're A Rich Man

3- It's All Too Much
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 13, 2005, 09:33:58 PM

On the subject of Beatles parodies I loved the Eric Idle and Neil Innes mock documentary The Rutles.


I can't believe I've never seen this movie. I've read and heard about The Rutles, but just never got to seeing the movie. I think I'll put it on my Christmas list.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chessie on November 13, 2005, 11:17:01 PM
1.  Your Mother Should Know
2.  Baby You're  A Rich Man

3.  Magical Mystery Tour
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 14, 2005, 12:06:00 AM
1) Baby You're A Rich Man
2) Your Mother Should Know

3) It's All Too Much

 8)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 14, 2005, 12:21:58 AM
!.   Your Mother Should Know
2.   Baby You're A Rich Man

3.   It's All Too Much
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 14, 2005, 12:36:41 AM
1   Your Mother Should konw
2   Baby Your A Rich Man   (quite like this but it's time to go)

3   It's All Too Much
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 14, 2005, 01:27:32 AM
1. Your Mother Should Know
2. Baby You're a Rich Man

3 Magical Mystery Tour
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 14, 2005, 01:57:05 AM
1.Your Mother Should Know ( probably my fault it snuck through - time to rectify that  :-[ )
2.Baby You're a Rich Man
3.It's All Too Much
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 14, 2005, 04:20:34 AM
1 Your Mother Should Know
2 It's All Too Much
3 Baby You're a Rich Man
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 14, 2005, 05:40:18 AM
1. Baby You're a Rich Man
2. It's All Too Much

3. Magical Mystery Tour
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 14, 2005, 07:14:40 AM
1. Baby You're A Rich Man
2. It's All Too Much
3. Magical Mystery Tour
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 14, 2005, 08:05:42 AM
1. It's All Too Much
2. Baby You're A Rich Man

3. Your Mother Should Know
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 14, 2005, 08:39:34 PM
THANKS to everyone who participated in Round 60. We hit a game high of 12 players.  :)  O0

With Round 60 we lose "Baby You're A Rich Man" and "Your Mother Should Know".




BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SIXTY-ONE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "I Am The Walrus" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/IAmTheWalrus.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Magical Mystery Tour)
2.  "The Fool On The Hill" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/TheFoolOnTheHill.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney (From Magical Mystery Tour)
3.  "Lady Madonna" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/LadyMadonna.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney (From Past Masters, Vol. 2)
4.  "Across The Universe" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/AcrossTheUniverse.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Let It Be)
5.   "Hey Bulldog" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/HeyBulldog.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From The Yellow Submarine Soundtrack)



(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 14, 2005, 08:42:19 PM
The only thing certain about this round is that we're about to lose two incredible songs.  :(

This must be my favorite period for John's songs because I can't touch these, even against two of Paul's good ones. Soooo....

1) Lady Madonna
2) Fool On The Hill

3) Hey Bulldog.  :'(  (Please save Hey Bulldog.... it's such a cool song.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 14, 2005, 08:53:45 PM
I knew the easy rounds wouldn't last long. ;D

1- Lady Madonna
2- Across The Universe

3- The Fool On The Hill

Another toss of the coin round. :-[
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 14, 2005, 09:42:16 PM
1) The Fool On The Hill
2) Across The Universe


3) Hey Bulldog

 8)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chessie on November 14, 2005, 11:05:57 PM
1.  I Am the Walrus (I've always hated this song)
2.  The Fool On the Hill

3.  Lady Madonna
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 15, 2005, 12:10:14 AM
1.   I Am The Walrus
2.   The Fool On The Hill

3.  Lady Madonna
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 15, 2005, 12:55:28 AM
1. Lady Madonna
2. Hey Bulldog

3. I am the Walrus
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 15, 2005, 01:55:32 AM
1. The Fool On The Hill
2. I Am The Walrus
3. Across The Universe
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 15, 2005, 02:02:07 AM
1 The Fool On the Hill
2 Lady Madonna
3 Hey Bulldog
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 15, 2005, 04:09:26 AM
1.Lady Madonna
2.The Fool On The Hill
3.Hey Bulldog (looking like it's saved Matt ;))
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 15, 2005, 04:36:36 AM
1- Hey Bulldog (sorry, but I don't like at all)
2- The Fool On The Hill

3- Lady Madonna

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 15, 2005, 10:36:29 AM
Toughest round so far for me....

1   The Fool on the hill
2   Lady Madonna  (sorry to see it go)

3   Hey Bulldog
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 16, 2005, 05:10:40 AM
My apologies for not starting the next round last night. There was a huge storm rolling through here with tornadoes and all that fun stuff. It knocked out the internet for the entire night. I'll get the next round up now, and if it looks like everyone was able to vote as usual, I'll close it on time. If not, we'll leave this round up until tomorrow night.

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 16, 2005, 05:36:42 AM
That ends Round 61. This time we lose "The Fool On The Hill" and "Lady Madonna".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SIXTY-TWO

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Revolution 1" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/Revolution1.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)
2.  "Blackbird" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Blackbird.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from The Beatles (The White Album)
3.  "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/EverybodysGotSomething.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from The Beatles (The White Album)
4.  "Revolution" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Revolution.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from Past Masters, Vol. 2)
5.   "Cry Baby Cry" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/CryBabyCry.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney; from The Beatles (The White Album)



(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 16, 2005, 05:39:43 AM
I'm thrilled "Hey Bulldog" survived last round. I thought for sure against such stiff competition it would be booted. Awesome.  O0

This round:

1) Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey
2) Cry Baby Cry

3) Revolution 1
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 16, 2005, 08:21:04 AM
1) Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey
2) Cry Baby Cry
3) Revolution 1
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 16, 2005, 09:34:22 AM
1. Revolution 1
2. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except M and My Monkey

3. Cry Baby Cry
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 16, 2005, 09:58:18 AM
1    Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey

2    Revolution 1

3    Cry Baby Cry
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 16, 2005, 10:54:12 AM
1) Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey
2) Cry Baby Cry
3) Revolution 1
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 16, 2005, 10:55:09 AM
1- Cry Baby Cry
2- Everybody's Got Something To Hide......


3- Revolution 1
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 16, 2005, 12:26:04 PM
1 Blackbird
2 Revolution (single version)
3 Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Wow, it looks like my votes are the opposite of everyone else's.  And I must be the only person here who prefers the album version of "Revolution" over the single version.   
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 16, 2005, 12:53:51 PM
1   Everybodys got something to hide .....
2   Cry Baby Cry


3   Revolution 1
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 16, 2005, 04:38:02 PM
1. Cry Baby Cry
2. Revolution 1
3. Blackbird
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 16, 2005, 04:57:09 PM
1) Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey
2) Revolution 1

3) Cry Baby Cry
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 16, 2005, 09:33:02 PM
We had ten people participate in this time-shortened round, so it looks like we can move on to the next round tonight.  :)


And I must be the only person here who prefers the album version of "Revolution" over the single version.   

I love them both, but do prefer the single version.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 16, 2005, 10:07:00 PM
That ends Round 62. This time we lose "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkeyl" and "Cry Baby Cry".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SIXTY-THREE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Hey Jude" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/HeyJude.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from Past Masters Vol. 2
2.  "Mother Nature's Son" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/MotherNaturesSon.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from The Beatles (The White Album)
3.  "Sexy Sadie" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/SexySadie.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)
4.  "Yer Blues" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/YerBlues.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from The Beatles (The White Album)
5.   "Dear Prudence" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/DearPrudence.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from The Beatles (The White Album)



(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 16, 2005, 10:11:10 PM
What a great group of songs!

1) Mother Nature's Son

Geez, I really don't want to vote off any more! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)  These last three choices are three of my favorite Lennon songs. But......


2) Sexy Sadie
3) Dear Prudence

 :( :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 16, 2005, 10:14:22 PM
1- Mother Nature's Son
2- Sexy Sadie  :'(

3- Yer Blues  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 17, 2005, 12:05:15 AM
My vote will be the same as tgy one ... and it's too difficult, I like them all ...  :'(

1. Mother Nature's Son
2. sexy Sadie

3. Yer Blues
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 17, 2005, 01:54:17 AM
Same here...

1  Mother natures Son
2  Sexy sadie

3   Yer Blues
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 17, 2005, 03:03:20 AM
1.Yer Blues
2.Sexy Sadie
3.Mother Natures Son

The "white" album is an incredibly diverse work but I still find it difficult to pick out weakness. I've heard all the arguments that it could have been a great single album but I disagree. The double gives the group space to explore - I don't think it is indulgent they were really at the top of their game. It is a very confident set and quite stripped down in places.

Only a few groups have produced double albums this strong  Led Zepellin - Physical Graffiti
            Pink Floyd - The Wall
Two that spring to mind.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 17, 2005, 05:13:14 AM
1.Yer Blues
2.Sexy Sadie
3.Mother Natures Son
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 17, 2005, 05:15:09 AM
1 Mother Nature's Son
2 Hey Jude (Yes, it's a great song, but I prefer the others and it does go on for a long time...)
3 Yer Blues
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 17, 2005, 12:51:31 PM
1    Sexy Sadie
2    Yer Blues

3    Mother Nature's Son
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 17, 2005, 05:28:34 PM
1. Mother Nature's Son
2. Yer Blues
3. Sexy Sadie
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 17, 2005, 09:58:05 PM
I didn't miss it did I? Do I still have time?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 17, 2005, 09:58:26 PM

3    Mother Nature's Son

Lin, I thought you were anxious to get rid of this song last time it came up.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 17, 2005, 09:58:47 PM
I didn't miss it did I? Do I still have time?

Go ahead and vote, Brendan. I'm going to get the next round up in the next 25 min or so.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 17, 2005, 10:17:01 PM
Good, I thought the shut down of the highway (both east and west bound  :o) would cause me to miss it. Damn snowfall! Damn truck jackknifing! Damn other, unrelated truck damaging bridge! (though I wasn't affected by that one and I was laughing at the people stopped on the highway until my lane got stopped as well).

But I digress! On with the voting:

1) Mother Nature's Son
2) Dear Prudence

3) Sexy Sadie

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 17, 2005, 10:24:01 PM
That ends Round 63. This time we lose "Mother Nature's Son" and "Sexy Sadie".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SIXTY-FOUR

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/WhileMyGuitarGentlyWeeps.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)
2.  "Helter Skelter" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/HelterSkelter.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from The Beatles (The White Album)
3.  "Birthday" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/Birthday.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon from The Beatles (The White Album)
4.  "Piggies" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Piggies.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney; from The Beatles (The White Album)
5.   "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/HappinessIsAWarmGun.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)



(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 17, 2005, 10:26:08 PM
Well, I think it's time to quit the game. No more voting off anything! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)  Okay, so it's getting more than a little hard now.

1) Birthday
2) Piggies (how could I vote this off? Well.... look at the others!)

3) Happiness Is A Warm Gun   :'(

I just can't get enough of "Helter Skelter". Man I love that song.

What I think this game has done is given me more of an appreciation for the White Album than I had before. It's amazing how great most of these songs are, especially when we eliminated the McCartney songs that I didn't like the first time through. Now we're left with the cream of the crop.... and does it get better than this on any album?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 17, 2005, 10:30:56 PM
mgk e-mailed me to tell me about this edition of Dateline (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032600/) that's on NBC tomorrow night at 8:00. Watching stuff like that always tears me up, but I'm going to watch it anyway.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 17, 2005, 10:39:38 PM
1- Happiness Is A Warm Gun
2- Piggies

3- Birthday

In the paper yesterday they had a full page article on Chapman and these tapes but I didn't read it,it just depresses me that he's getting all this publicity.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 17, 2005, 10:39:49 PM
Much like last round with "Hey, Jude", I didn't have to listen to "Helter Skelter" to know I wasn't voting for it.

1) Piggies
2) While My Guitar Gently Weeps

3) Birthday
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 17, 2005, 10:46:31 PM
Could "Helter Skelter" wind up being the sole survivor of the game?  ???
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 17, 2005, 10:49:46 PM
How many more songs are left? And if "She Loves You..." hasn't already been voted off, I'll try and make it hard to get rid of that one. It was the first Beatles song I heard and is one of my favourites.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 17, 2005, 10:52:51 PM
We're down to 99 songs, including the five in the round that just started.

I highly doubt anything pre-1965 would stand up against the later songs. The one thing about this game that kinda sucks is that there are songs being eliminated which are much stronger than their earlier stuff, but because those early songs are competing against nothing but other early songs in each round, they get to stay longer.

Sexy Sadie shouldn't have gone before a song like Love Me Do, but... what can you do? It seems the only fair way to really run the game, completely unbiased rounds.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 17, 2005, 10:55:27 PM
Could "Helter Skelter" wind up being the sole survivor of the game?  ???


I could live with that. 8)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 18, 2005, 03:15:16 AM
1. Birthday
2. Piggies

3. Helter Skelter ...

sorry Matt for that choice ... but I like "Happiness is a warm Gun" as for "While my guitar Gently Weeps", I studied it a school long long time ago, and I love it .
So ... :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 18, 2005, 03:59:47 AM
Lin, I thought you were anxious to get rid of this song last time it came up.

Re Mother Nature's Son.     Yes but of the ones in this round I could only vote this way.   It is getting very difficult now as I really want the other two off.   The lesser of three evils. ;D ;D ;D

Anyway it has gone now!!!!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 18, 2005, 04:09:10 AM
1   Birthday
2   Piggies

3   Happiness Is A Warm Gun


It seems this time Matt we agree, and for the same reasons. :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 18, 2005, 04:59:38 AM
1 Birthday
2 Piggies
3 Helter Skelter
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 18, 2005, 05:13:26 AM
What I think this game has done is given me more of an appreciation for the White Album than I had before. It's amazing how great most of these songs are, especially when we eliminated the McCartney songs that I didn't like the first time through. Now we're left with the cream of the crop.... and does it get better than this on any album?

It's always been my favorite Beatles album, and pooh to anyone who thinks it should have been cut to a single LP.  What other rock album so seamlessly covers the whole genre of rock and popular music?  Practically everything's covered, from straight rock to country to blues to metal to the experimental noise of "Revolution 9" to a couple of songs that would have made good show tunes, etc -- and it all just sounds cool.  I even like Ringo's song (though I do dislike "Good Night").
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 18, 2005, 05:25:46 AM
1.Birthday
2.Piggies
3.Happiness is a Warm Gun

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 18, 2005, 05:46:48 AM
1- Happiness Is A Warm Gun
2- Piggies

3- Birthday
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 18, 2005, 06:30:47 AM
1   Birthday
2   Piggies



3  Happiniess is a warm gun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 18, 2005, 02:41:01 PM
1. Piggies
2. Birthday
3. Helter Skelter
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 18, 2005, 11:05:04 PM
That ends Round 64. This time we lose "Piggies" and "Birthday".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SIXTY-FIVE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Savoy Truffle" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/SavoyTruffle.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)
2.  "Long, Long, Long" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/LongLongLong.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)
3.  "I'm So Tired" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/ImSoTired.html)(Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney; from The Beatles (The White Album)
4.  "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/WhyDontWeDoIt.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from The Beatles (The White Album)
5.   "Julia" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/Julia.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from The Beatles (The White Album)



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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 18, 2005, 11:10:57 PM
1- Why Don't We Do It In The Road
2- Long Long Long


3- I'm So Tired
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 18, 2005, 11:46:13 PM
I wonder if you can get this on the internet Matt.  Sounds like it would be cool.

A very early Beatles radio broadcast.

HERE (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/)





Edited for more info.

It is on at 8.00 pm UK time tonight 19th November.   Once it has been played you can access it on 'Listen Again' by clicking on radio 4 and choosing Archive Hour.   What is on right now is the previous broadcast of Archive Hour.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 18, 2005, 11:54:59 PM
1    Why Don't We Do It In The Road
2   Long Long Long

3   I'm So Tired
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 19, 2005, 12:41:17 AM
1. Why Don't We Do it in The Road
2. I'm So Tired

3. Julia
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 19, 2005, 02:45:52 AM
1- Why Don't We Do It In The Road
2- Long Long Long


3- Julia
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 19, 2005, 04:39:09 AM
1 Savoy Truffle
2 Julia
3 Long, Long, Long

On the surface it would seem these aren't the strongest songs off of the White Album, but I love all of them. 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 19, 2005, 05:17:54 AM
1   Why Don't We Do It In The Road
2   Long long Long


3   Julia
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 19, 2005, 10:26:24 AM

On the surface it would seem these aren't the strongest songs off of the White Album, but I love all of them. 

Same here.

But, I'm afraid I have to go with...

1) Why Don't We Do It In The Road
2) Savoy Truffle

3) Long Long Long
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 19, 2005, 11:24:50 AM
1.Why Don't We Do It In The Road
2.Long Long Long
3.I'm So Tired
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 19, 2005, 12:31:18 PM
1. Julia
2. Long Long Long
3. I'm So Tired
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 20, 2005, 12:04:11 AM
That ends Round 65. This time we lose "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" and "Long, Long, Long".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SIXTY-SIX

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "For You Blue" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ForYouBlue.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison
2.  "The Long and Winding Road" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/TheLongAndWinding.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
3.  "Get Back" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/GetBack2.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
4.  "Don't Let Me Down" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/DontLetMeDown.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney
5.   "Let It Be" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/LetItBe.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney

All the songs this round are from the Let It Be album.


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 20, 2005, 12:10:10 AM
1) The Long and Winding Road
2) For You Blue

3) Get Back
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 20, 2005, 12:10:55 AM
1- For You Blue
2- Let It Be  :'( :'( :'(


3- Don't Let Me Down  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 20, 2005, 12:15:00 AM
Wow, tgy, our votes are nearly exact opposites this round.  :o
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 20, 2005, 03:37:50 AM
1.For You Blue
2.Don't Let Me Down
3.The Long And Winding Road
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 20, 2005, 03:39:43 AM
Wow, tgy, our votes are nearly exact opposites this round.  :o

Yeah it was a toss of the coin between The Long and Winding Road and Let It Be.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 20, 2005, 04:20:18 AM
1) The Long and Winding Road
2) For You Blue

3) Let It Be
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 20, 2005, 05:09:35 AM
1 The Long and Winding Road
2 Get Back
3 Let It Be
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 20, 2005, 06:02:37 AM
1   Get Back
2   Let It Be :'( :'( :'(

3   The Long And Winding Road :'( :'( :'( :'(



Such a difficult round :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 20, 2005, 06:03:03 AM
I guess deep down I always knew it... but this game has really brought it home to me how 9 times out of 10 I prefer lennon's songs over Macca's...

1   The Long And Winding Road
2   For You Blue


3   Get Back
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 20, 2005, 08:17:39 AM
I'm surprised to see "Let It Be" come up so often, even if it is the third choice. I always thought it was one of their most monumental songs.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 20, 2005, 08:47:58 AM
1. The Long And Winding Road
2. For You Blue
3. Get Back
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 20, 2005, 10:29:56 PM
That ends Round 66. This time we lose "For You Blue" and "The Long and Winding Road".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SIXTY-SEVEN

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Two Of Us" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/TwoOfUs.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney and Lennon (From Let It Be)
2.  "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/IWantYouShesSoHeavy.rm) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Abbey Road)
3.  "Oh! Darling" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/OhDarling.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney (From Abbey Road)
4.  "Something" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Something.html)  (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with McCartney (From Abbey Road)
5.   "You Never Give Me Your Money" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/YouNeverGiveMe.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison (From Abbey Road)



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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 20, 2005, 11:57:59 PM
1-  You Never Give Me Your Money
2-  Oh! Darling

3-  I Want You

Looks like every round is going to be tough from now on.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 21, 2005, 01:32:17 AM
1. Oh ! Darling
2. You Never Give Me Your Money

3. I Want You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 21, 2005, 01:49:11 AM
1   You never give me your money
2   I Want You


3 Oh Darling...  Great song, but he shoulda let Lennon sing it.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 21, 2005, 02:06:54 AM
1   You Never Give Me Your Money
2   I Want You

3   Oh! Darling




3 Oh Darling... Great song, but he shoulda let Lennon sing it.

True.

It is getting close to the stage now when tossing a coin is looking like an option.   ;D      When this started I never thought it would be so difficult. I thought I knew the one I wanted to come top, now..... well there have been songs I had forgotten and others that I like better than I remembered them.  Tastes change over the years but the love of the Beatles, for me , never alters.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 21, 2005, 02:20:20 AM
Found this article about the day John was killed.



newsday (http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--music-25yearswith1119nov19,0,4342759.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 21, 2005, 05:28:49 AM
I'm surprised to see "Let It Be" come up so often, even if it is the third choice. I always thought it was one of their most monumental songs.

Well, it was a tough round, with basically four huge classic songs in competition, but for me, I voted the way I did because not only have I have played these songs a thousand times on my turn-table/cassette player/cd player, but I've also heard them a thousand more times on the radio, so I voted to keep "For You Blue" and "Don't Let Me Down" because I've heard them less times, and when it comes to Lennon songs, well, his just seem to hold up better after ten-thousand listens (with many exceptions, of course).  Were I a new listener of the Beatles, I'm sure I would have voted differently.  Now this is a tough round....


1 You Never Give Me Your Money
2 Something
3 I Want You (She's So Heavy)

It's a coin toss.  All I know is I want "Two of Us" to survive.   
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 21, 2005, 05:34:54 AM
Just in case any one hasn't thought to look this up, here is the official John Lennon website:

John Lennon (http://www.johnlennon.com/)

It includes videos, photos, drawings, and wallpapers, among other things. 


Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 21, 2005, 05:41:59 AM
1   You Never Give Me Your Money
2   I Want You

3   Oh! Darling
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 21, 2005, 06:17:14 AM
1) You Never Give Me Your Money
2) Oh! Darling

3) Something

I think Paul's vocals on "Oh! Darling" are perfect. He's got a great rock voice when he uses it.

"Something" deserves to go to the next round, but I also don't want to lose "Two of Us" (looks like it's gonna stick around at this point) and "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" is one of my all-time favorites... can't vote against that.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 21, 2005, 10:22:38 AM
1. Oh Darling
2. You Never Give Me Your Money
3. Something
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 21, 2005, 10:40:49 AM
Another coin flipper

1.You Never Give Me Your Money
2.I Want You (She's so Heavy)
3.Two Of Us - hope it stays though

Oh! Darling and Something are just huge favourites of mine. I think Paul's vocals are stunning on Oh! Darling great straight forward rock and roll - love it. Something is a hugely impressive track showing George well and truly the equal of his two band mates as a song writer.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 21, 2005, 10:58:08 PM
That ends Round 67. We had a tie, so I had to use the point system. Here's how the points racked up:  "You Never Give Me Your Money" -  27; "Oh! Darling" - 16; "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" - 12; "Something" - 4; "Two of Us" - 1.  So, we lose "You Never Give Me Your Money" and "Oh! Darling".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SIXTY-EIGHT

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Golden Slumbers" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/GoldenSlumbers.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
2.  "Carry That Weight" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/CarryThatWeight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
3.  "Here Comes The Sun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/HereComesTheSun.html)  (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney
4.  "Come Together" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/ComeTogether.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon
5.   "The End" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/TheEnd.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison

All the songs in this round are from the Abbey Road album.

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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 21, 2005, 10:59:44 PM
An easy round.  :)

1) Golden Slumbers
2) Carry That Weight

3) The End  (LOVE the three lead guitars, George, Paul and John switching back and forth... it rocks!)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 21, 2005, 11:11:21 PM
1-  Golden Slumbers
2-  The End

3- Carry That Weight

An easy round. :)

At first I didn't think it was,but looking at Come Together and Here Comes The Sun as the two standouts,it was just a matter of ranking the other three.( Which changed as I was typing this ) :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 22, 2005, 12:32:39 AM
1. The End
2. Golden Slumbers

3. Carry That Weight
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 22, 2005, 03:04:20 AM
1    Golden Slumbers
2    The End

3    Carry That Weight

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 22, 2005, 05:59:53 AM
1) Golden Slumbers
2) Carry That Weight

3) The End
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 22, 2005, 06:06:56 AM
1   Golden Slumbers
2   Carry That Weight


3   The End
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 22, 2005, 12:37:39 PM
1. The End
2. Here Comes The Sun
3. Carry That Weight
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 22, 2005, 12:52:56 PM
1.Golden Slumbers
2.The End
3.Carry That Weight
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 22, 2005, 12:58:21 PM
1 Golden Slumbers
2 Carry That Weight
3 The End
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 23, 2005, 12:32:54 AM
That ends Round 68.  This time we lose "Golden Slumbers" and "The End".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SIXTY-NINE

This is the final round for the second run-through. There are only four songs in this round. We'll still be voting as usual, and two songs will go this round.

1.  "Polythene Pam" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/PolythenePam.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Abbey Road)
2.  "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/SheCameInThrough.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison (From Abbey Road)
3.  "Because" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/Because.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, McCartney and Harrison
4.  "I Me Mine" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/IMeMine.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with McCartney (From Let It Be)



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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 23, 2005, 12:35:17 AM
This is another easy round for me. The magic of side 2 of Abbey Road is how they were able to take a bunch of half-songs and work them together into great medleys. When you disconnect them, although they're still enjoyable, I don't think they're nearly as "magical". So, away with....

1) She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
2) Polythene Pam

3) Because (beautiful song, but I prefer "I Me Mine".)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 23, 2005, 01:16:52 AM
1   She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
2   Polythene Pam


3   I Me Mine


Just couldn't vote Because.. Have you heard the version on Anthology.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 23, 2005, 02:24:06 AM
1. She came in Through the Bathroom window
2. Polythene Pam

3. Because
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 23, 2005, 03:15:16 AM
1-  I Me Mine
2-  She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

3- Polythene Pam
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 23, 2005, 06:03:41 AM
1-  I Me Mine
2-  Polythene Pam

3- She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 23, 2005, 09:08:06 AM
1   She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
2   Polythene Pam

3   Because
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 23, 2005, 09:55:17 AM
1 Polythene Pam
2 Because
3 She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 23, 2005, 11:02:43 AM
1.Because
2.Polythene Pam

for similar reasons to Matt and........

3.She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

as it's closest to a complete song
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 23, 2005, 01:10:08 PM
1. She came In Through The Bathroom Window
2. Polythene Pam
3. Because
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 23, 2005, 09:18:21 PM
That ends Round 69. This time we lose "Polythene Pam" and "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window".

And now, we go back to the beginning again:



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVENTY

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Love Me Do" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/LoveMeDo.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Please Please Me)
2.  "Please Please Me" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/PleasePleaseMe.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Please Please Me)
3.  "I Saw Her Standing There" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/ISawHer.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Please Please Me)
4.  "Twist and Shout" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/TwistAndShout.html) (Russell/Medley); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Please Please Me)
5.   "From Me To You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/FromMeToYou.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Past Masters Vol. 1)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 23, 2005, 09:20:09 PM
1) Love Me Do
2) From Me To You

3) Twist and Shout (Almost went with "Please Please Me", but may as well get rid of the last cover versions this time around.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 23, 2005, 09:55:55 PM
1- From Me To You
2- Love Me Do

3- Please Please Me
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 23, 2005, 10:13:36 PM
By my calculations it will take 93 rounds to get to the final 29 songs and 102 rounds to get to the final 11 songs. 

Which I think will be between Christmas and the New Year.
I think it would be cool if the winner was announced on New Year's Day.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 23, 2005, 10:47:12 PM
1) "From Me To You"
2) "Love Me Do"

3)  "Twist and Shout"
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 23, 2005, 11:32:19 PM
I think it would be cool if the winner was announced on New Year's Day.

I think so too. But, after this third run-through, I'll probably cut the rounds down to three songs, and we'll vote off one per round. Haven't really decided yet for sure.

EDIT:  Actually, it looks like we'll still have over 40 songs after this third run-through, so I may wait until after the fourth run-through to cut down the size of the rounds. Still haven't decided.  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 24, 2005, 12:58:10 AM
1. Twist and Shout
2. Love Me Do

3. From Me To you
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 24, 2005, 01:40:15 AM
1. Please Please Me
2. I Saw Her
3. Love Me Do
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 24, 2005, 02:02:11 AM
1   Love me Do
2   From me To You


3   Twist And Shout
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 24, 2005, 04:52:09 AM
1 Love Me Do
2 Twist and Shout
3 From Me To You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 24, 2005, 05:57:43 AM
1 Love Me Do
2 Twist and Shout
3 From Me To You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 24, 2005, 07:55:00 AM
1   Love Me Do
2   From Me To You

3   Twist And Shout




However long this takes it has been a fantastic thread and listening to the Beatles every day WOW.   I, for one, don't really want it to come to an end.   Thank you Matt for all the work you are putting into this. :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 24, 2005, 09:18:03 AM
I agree.. a brilliant thread. It's been great re visiting a lot of these albums.  So many great songs...
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 24, 2005, 01:11:18 PM
1.Twist and shout
2.Love Me Do
3.Please Please Me

Take as long as you like Matt - this is my daily oasis of sanity  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 24, 2005, 09:46:11 PM
I'm glad everyone is enjoying the game so much!

This ends Round 70. This time we lose "Love Me Do" and "From Me To You".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVENTY-ONE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "She Loves You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/SheLovesYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Past Masters Vol. 1)
2.  "You Really Got A Hold On Me" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/YouReallyGotA.html) (Robinson); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney  (From With The Beatles)
3.  "Money" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/Money.html)  (Bradford/Gordy); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From With The Beatles)
4.  "It Won't Be Long" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/ItWontBeLong.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From With The Beatles)
5.   "All My Loving" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/AllMyLoving.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison (From With The Beatles)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 24, 2005, 10:01:19 PM
1- You Really Got A Hold On Me
2- All My Loving

3- It Won't Be Long
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 24, 2005, 10:29:13 PM
This is a pretty tough round for me.

She Loves You has always been a favorite of mine and epitomizes "Beatlemania" probably better than any other one song.

You Really Got A Hold On Me - I don't know why I love this song so much. I guess it just brings out the romantic in me.

Money - John's vocals here are just pure, old-style, throat-ripping rock and roll at its best.

It Won't Be Long - "You're coming home.... You're coming home!" That line alone makes me want to save this song. Such power and conviction in Lennon's voice.

All My Loving - As I said the first time this song came around in the game, I love this song so much, especially since seeing McCartney perform it live a few years ago. I bought the Beatles - First U.S. Visit (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00018D2X8/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&n=130&s=dvd&v=glance) DVD, and "All My Loving" was the first song they played on their first Ed Sullivan Show appearance on February 9, 1964 to a record-breaking television audience of of over 40% of Americans watching! There's some interesting stats for anyone who's interested HERE (http://www.thefab40.com/ratingspr.html) about exactly how immense that audience was, and even in the subsequent 40 years, only one show has ever gained a higher percentage of viewers (The M*A*S*H* finale).

(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/9274/allmyloving18cv.jpg) (http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/6257/allmyloving29zo.jpg) (http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/298/allmyloving35ss.jpg)
(The Beatles performing "All My Loving" on the Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964)

So, what will I vote off?  :-\

1) You Really Got A Hold On Me
2) Money

3) It Won't Be Long
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 24, 2005, 11:01:19 PM
1. Money
2. You Really Got A Hold On ME

3. It Won't Be Long  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 25, 2005, 12:39:25 AM
1.   Money
2    You Really Got A Hold On Me

3    It Wont Be Long
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 25, 2005, 01:08:58 AM
Very tough round.. some of my fave early Beatles tunes,,,


1   You really Got A Hold On me
2   Money




3    It Won't be Long   :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 25, 2005, 02:01:56 AM
1. All My Loving
2. You Really Got Hold On Me
3. Money
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 25, 2005, 06:00:16 AM
A hard round?  It's nearly impossible!

1 Money
2 It Won't Be Long
3 She Loves You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 25, 2005, 07:25:07 AM
Indeed..hard round :(

1) You Really Got A Hold On Me
2) Money

3) It Won't Be Long
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 25, 2005, 12:05:50 PM
1.You've Really Got A Hold On Me
2.It Won't Be Long

3.Money

I would have voted off the covers but Money is just too good, hope it makes it through. I remember another great cover of this song by the Flying Lizards in the late '70s, deliberately monotone and staccato but great fun :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 25, 2005, 01:52:04 PM
Well I know without listening to it that "She Loves You" (though I did listen to it twice!) won't be getting my vote this round.

1) Money
2) You Really Got A Hold On Me

3) All My Loving
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 25, 2005, 11:45:01 PM
That ends Round 71. This time we lose "You Really Got A Hold On Me" and "Money".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVENTY-TWO

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "I Wanna Be Your Man" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/IWannaBeYourMan.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Starr, with Lennon and McCartney (From With The Beatles)
2.  "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/IWantToHold.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Past Masters Vol. 1)
3.  "This Boy (Ringo's Theme)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/ThisBoy.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Past Masters Vol. 1)
4.  "Can't Buy Me Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/CantBuyMeLove.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From A Hard Day's Night)
5.   "You Can't Do That" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/YouCantDoThat.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From A Hard Day's Night)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 25, 2005, 11:48:59 PM
Off with the last Ringo song!!! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

Besides for The Beatles - The First U.S. Visit (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00018D2X8/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1/104-1913942-6329530?%5Fencoding=UTF8), I also bought Fun with the Fab Four/Beatles Unauthorized (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006G8GS/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&n=130&s=dvd&v=glance), and I must have heard Ringo try to belt out "I Wanna Be Your Man" live on every one of them at least once. He sounds horrible.... "I wanna be your LUUUUUHvah baby, I wanna be your man. I wanna be your LUUUUUVah baby, I wanna be your man...." He doesn't even know all the words... just keeps repeating the same lines. I'm sick of that song now, so.....

1) I Wanna Be Your Man
2) I Want To Hold Your Hand

3) You Can't Do That

Much easier round for me.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 26, 2005, 12:01:05 AM
1-  I Wanna Be Your Man
2-  You Can't Do That

3-  I Want To Hold Your Hand
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 26, 2005, 12:10:17 AM
1. I Wanna Be Your Man
2. I Want To Hold Your Hand

3. You Can't Do That
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 26, 2005, 04:20:56 AM
1   I Wanna be Your man
2   I Want To Hold Your hand


3   You Can't Do That
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 26, 2005, 05:36:48 AM
1 I Wanna Be Your Man (It's about time!)
2 I Want To Hold Your Hand
3 This Boy

I love "You Can't Do That."  I hope it stays.  Ironically, tonight I noticed the lounge band in the casino I work at broke into a Beatles set, which I'd never noticed them do before, and "You Can't Do That" was one of the songs they performed, and though it was hardly a very good cover, I still was singing it to myself and could barely concentrate.   :D

"Can't Buy Me Love" is reminding me that I need to go ahead and buy the dvd for A Hard Day's Night.  I saw the movie a few years ago on the big screen back in Ohio, but I was very disappointed that they didn't have the volume turned up in the theatre, because I wanted it to rock!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 26, 2005, 05:37:09 AM
1   I Wanna be Your man
2   I Want To Hold Your hand


3   You Can't Do That

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 26, 2005, 08:41:46 AM
1. This Boy
2. I Wanna Be Your man
3. You Can't Do That
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 26, 2005, 09:07:17 AM
1   I Wanna Be Your Man
2   I Want To Hold YOur Hand

3   You Can't Do That
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 26, 2005, 03:39:13 PM
Quote
rage - Beatles Special  (335 mins , Rated: M)
Genre: Music

Rage is raiding its vaults to present more than three hours of The Beatles, including music videos, footage of live performances and interview segments.

tv guide (http://tvguide.ninemsn.com.au/guide/03122005_73.asp?channel=free&day=3/12/2005)

Here in Australia to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the death of John Lennon,the ABC network are showing this Beatles special next Saturday night at 11:25p.m.I'll definitely be setting the VCR for this one.
Any specials or tribute shows planned in your part of the world?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 26, 2005, 11:16:30 PM
That ends Round 72. This time we lose "I Wanna Be Your Man" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVENTY-THREE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Long Tall Sally" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/LongTallSally.html) (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell); Lead vocal: McCartney (From Past Masters Vol. 1)
2.  "A Hard Day's Night" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/AHardDaysNight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney(From A Hard Day's Night)
3.  "Slow Down" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/SlowDown.html) (Williams); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Past Masters Vol. 1)
4.  "Things We Said Today" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/ThingsWeSaidToday.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney (From A Hard Day's Night)
5.   "Any Time At All" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/AnyTimeAtAll.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From A Hard Day's Night)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 26, 2005, 11:21:56 PM
1-  Things We Said Today
2-  Slow Down

3-  Any Time At All
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 26, 2005, 11:23:24 PM
I'm glad "Any Time At All" made it this far, I think the lyrics are beautiful, even if the instrumental parts are pretty weak (horrible guitar/piano part in the break). I guess it's time for it to go:

1) Any Time At All

2) Slow Down
3) Long Tall Sally
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 26, 2005, 11:24:56 PM
1-  Things We Said Today

Wait'll Doug sees that vote!  :o  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 27, 2005, 02:29:13 AM
1. Slow Down
2. Things She Said Today

3. Any Time At All
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 27, 2005, 05:11:58 AM
1 Slow Down
2 Any Time At All
3 Long Tall Sally

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 27, 2005, 05:36:54 AM
Any Time At All
2   Slow Down

3   Long Tall Sally
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 27, 2005, 05:54:16 AM
1.Long Tall Sally
2.Slow Down

3.Any Time At All
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 27, 2005, 06:10:33 AM
1   Long Tall Sally
2   Slow Down


3   Any Time At All
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 27, 2005, 09:02:28 AM
It's getting tough  :-\

1. Slow Down
2. Long tall Sally
3. Any Time At All
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on November 27, 2005, 07:11:01 PM
Again, no need to listen to "A Hard Day's Night".

1) Slow Down
2) Any Time At All

3) Long Tall Sally
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 27, 2005, 10:56:42 PM
That ends Round 73. This time we lose "Slow Down" and "Any Time At All".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVENTY-FOUR

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Eight Days A Week" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/EightDaysAWeek.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Beatles For Sale)
2.  "She's A Woman" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ShesAWoman.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney (From Past Masters Vol. 1)
3.  "I Feel Fine" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/IFeelFine.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Past Masters Vol. 1)
4.  "I'll Follow The Sun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/IllFollowTheSun.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Beatles For Sale)
5.   "Ticket To Ride" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/TicketToRide2.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Help!)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 27, 2005, 10:57:41 PM
1) SHE'S A WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2) I'll Follow The Sun

3) Eight Days A Week
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 27, 2005, 11:11:24 PM
1-  I'll Follow The Sun
2-  Eight Days A Week

3-  She's A Woman  :'( ( still clinging to hope )
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 28, 2005, 01:06:58 AM
1. I'll Follow The Sun
2. She's A Woman

3. Eight Days A Week
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 28, 2005, 02:45:37 AM
1. She's A Woman
2. I Feel Fine
3. Eight Days A Week
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 28, 2005, 04:50:39 AM
1 I'll Follow the Sun
2 She's a Woman
3 Eight Days a Week

I think you'll finally get your wish this round, Matt, for "She's a Woman" getting eliminated.  I like the song, even if it does have some pretty lame lyrics.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 28, 2005, 09:27:44 AM
1   Eight Days A Week..... C'mon people, this must go !
2   She's A Woman


3   I'll Follow the Sun.. I've really gotten to like this little song.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 28, 2005, 11:00:10 AM
1) SHE'S A WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
;D

OK Matt I think you've suffered enough

1.She's A Woman
2.Eight Days A Week

3.I'll Follow The Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 28, 2005, 01:41:02 PM
1   She's A Woman
2   Eight Days A Week

3   I'll Follow The Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 28, 2005, 04:25:39 PM
1 Eight Days a Week
2 She's a Woman



3 I'll Follow The Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 28, 2005, 09:16:53 PM
;D

OK Matt I think you've suffered enough


Looks like Gant and I will both be happy with the results of this round!  :)

tgy, on the other hand.....  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 28, 2005, 09:50:13 PM
Before we start the next round, I thought I'd put up some song links to honor George Harrison, who the world lost four years ago today (November 29th) to cancer. The words from his last public statement: "Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait, and love one another."

(http://img454.imageshack.us/img454/1118/georgeharrison1gb.jpg)

"My Sweet Lord" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/MySweetLord.html) (Harrison)

"Isn't It A Pity" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/IsntItAPity.html) (Harrison)

"What Is Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/WhatIsLife.html) (Harrison)

(These songs are all from the All Things Must Pass album.)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 28, 2005, 10:00:44 PM
Has anyone seen this? The reviews for it are great! Might be worth putting on the Christmas list this year.


(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000CEB4V.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

A Concert for George (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000CEB4V/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&n=130&s=dvd&v=glance)

I've never seen The Concert for Bangladesh (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AYQJJ2/104-1913942-6329530?v=glance&n=130&s=dvd&v=glance) either. It has a rare 5-star rating on Amazon. From the Amazon.com product description (for any newer Beatles fans who haven't heard about the concert):

Quote
A film about the first benefit rock concert when major musicians performed to raise relief funds for the poor of Bangladesh.

Ex-Beatle George Harrison organized this spectacular concert on August 1, 1971 at New York's Madison Square Garden to help and aid the people from Bangladesh with all the money raised destined to that cause. Along with Harrison the concert features Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Leon Rusell, Klaus Voormann and an Indian music section by Ravi Shankar and a set by the legendary Bob Dylan.

The Concert for Bangladesh was the first benefit concert of its kind in that it brought together an extraordinary assemblage of major artists collaborating for a common humanitarian cause-setting the precedent that music could be used to serve a higher purpose. The concert sold out Madison Square Garden and has helped to generate millions for UNICEF and raised awareness for the organization around the world, as well as among other musicians and their fans. It is acknowledged as the inspiration and the forerunner to the major global fundraising events of recent years. To quote the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, "George and his friends were pioneers." All artists' royalties from the sales of the DVD will go to UNICEF.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 28, 2005, 10:17:59 PM
That ends Round 74. This time we lose "She's A Woman" and "Eight Days A Week".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVENTY-FIVE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Another Girl" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/AnotherGirl.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison (From Help!)
2.  "The Night Before" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/TheNightBefore.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison (From Help!)
3.  "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/YouveGotToHide.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Help!)
4.  "Help!" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Help.html) (Lennon/McCartney);  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison  (From Help!)
5.   "Yesterday" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/Yesterday.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney (From Help!)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 28, 2005, 10:20:24 PM
1) Another Girl
2) The Night Before

3) Yesterday
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 28, 2005, 10:25:33 PM
I saw the concert for George on telly last year but it may have been an edited version but from what I saw it was great.The likeness to George of his son Dhani is eerie and I must admit I got a little teary eyed at the end of the show.I've been waiting for the price to drop here as the DVD is still around the $40.00 mark.

I haven't seen The Concert for Bangladesh either but still have the old vinyl box set and play that from time to time.Clapton,Dylan,Jagger,Ringo and more.Great stuff.

I can't believe it was four years ago since George passed away.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 28, 2005, 10:30:04 PM
Thanks, tgy. It sounds like they're both worth getting.  O0 Hefty prices, though.


I can't believe it was four years ago since George passed away.

I know... time flies. I remember starting the RIP thread for him here on the board like it was yesterday.  :'(

I don't usually put on the All Things Must Pass album, and the songs rarely get airplay on the radio anymore. It's a real treat to listen to these songs again. I really love 'My Sweet Lord".
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 28, 2005, 10:39:13 PM
1-  Another Girl
2-  The Night Before

3-  Yesterday

Quote
This time we lose "She's A Woman"

Oh well,plenty more favorites of mine will bite the dust in coming rounds. :'( :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 28, 2005, 10:44:46 PM
It was with great joy that I moved the "She's  A Woman" MP3 file from the "Beatles Songs" folder to the "Eliminated Songs" folder. FINALLY!  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 29, 2005, 12:25:35 AM
1. The Night Before
2. You've Got To Hide
3. Yesterday
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 29, 2005, 01:10:53 AM
1. Another Girl
2. The Night Before

3. Help !
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 29, 2005, 01:29:27 AM
1   Another Girl
2   The Night Before

3   Yesterday




Thank you Matt for putting the George Harrison songs up.   I have listenend to them a few times this morning and they left me feeling rather sad.   I too love My Sweet Lord.  George had a special charm of his own.   When you think about it the Beatles were four very individual guys with only music in common.  Their later lives travelled very diverse paths.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 29, 2005, 02:26:12 AM
1.Another Girl
2.The Night Before

3.Help!

3rd choice was really difficult.

thanks for the George Harrison songs Matt. O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 29, 2005, 04:07:58 AM
I have the Concert for George DVD and it is a nice reunion of musicians in George's honor.
And yes, the likeness to George of his son Dhani is something impressive.

1   Another Girl
2   The Night Before

3   Yesterday

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 29, 2005, 05:01:10 AM
Has anyone seen this? The reviews for it are great! Might be worth putting on the Christmas list this year.


(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000CEB4V.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Yeah, it's great.  I played it several times when I first got it (it was a x-mas gift a couple of years back), and now I just went looking for it and I can't find it anywhere.  What the hell!  I don't remember loaning it out.  How could that happen?!  >:(

I don't want to vote off any of these songs, and yet I think it's only going to get more difficult each round.

1 Yesterday
2 The Night Before
3 Another Girl


Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 29, 2005, 05:38:25 AM
Yeah, it's great.  I played it several times when I first got it (it was a x-mas gift a couple of years back), and now I just went looking for it and I can't find it anywhere.  What the hell!  I don't remember loaning it out.  How could that happen?!  >:(

I figured you'd have it, and snuck in there last night and "borrowed" it. Snagged, I guess.  :-[
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 29, 2005, 09:50:10 AM
1   The Night before
2   Another Girl


3   Yesterday


 I saw a little of the concert for George on tv and from what I saw it looked great. I'm gonna buy it sometime.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 30, 2005, 12:50:46 AM
That ends Round 75. This time we lose "The Night Before" and "Another Girl".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVENTY-SIX

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Drive My Car" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/DriveMyCar.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon and McCartney, with Harrison (From Rubber Soul)
2.  "Day Tripper" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/DayTripper.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon and McCartney (From Past Masters Vol. 2)
3.  "In My Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/InMyLife.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Rubber Soul)
4.  "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/NorwegianWood.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney  (From Rubber Soul)
5.   "Nowhere Man" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/NowhereMan.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Rubber Soul)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on November 30, 2005, 12:55:02 AM
Tough round!

1) Drive My Car


(It's a shame "Nowhere Man" has to keep going up against "In My Life" and "Norwegian Wood". They're all so great!)

2) Nowhere Man  :'(

3) In My Life  :o  :'(

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 30, 2005, 12:56:18 AM
1   Drive My Car
2   In My Life

3   Day Tripper
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on November 30, 2005, 02:08:09 AM
1.Drive My Car
2.Nowhere Man

and...........flip........land.........heads, that means

3.In My Life :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 30, 2005, 03:09:03 AM
1-  Drive My Car
2-  Nowhere Man

3- Day Tripper

I'll be very disappointed if 'In My Life' doesn't at least make the final ten.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on November 30, 2005, 04:35:38 AM
Sorry to vote that way, but I really love Drive My Car and Nowhere Man:

1-In My life
2-Norwegian wood

3- Day Tripper
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on November 30, 2005, 07:05:40 AM
1. In my Life
2. Drive my Car

3. Day Tripper
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on November 30, 2005, 10:05:29 AM
1   In my life
2   Drive my car


3   NoWhere man
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on November 30, 2005, 10:10:39 AM
1 In My Life
2 Nowhere Man
3 Drive My Car

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on November 30, 2005, 12:51:08 PM
1. Nowhere man
2. Norwegian Wood
3. In My Life

Sorry guys, I couldn't get rid of Drive My Car and Day Tripper  :P ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: HEX on November 30, 2005, 08:10:37 PM
1. Nowhere man
2. Norwegian Wood
3. In My Life

Sorry guys, I couldn't get rid of Drive My Car and Day Tripper  :P ;)


eliminate in my life.


damn those choices are tuff as hell. those three are one of my favorites.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 01, 2005, 12:23:26 AM
That ends Round 76. We had a tie this round (HEX, ya should have voted!) Here's how the points panned out because of the tie: "Drive My Car" - 17; "In My Life" - 17; "Nowhere Man" - 12; "Day Tripper" - 4; "Norwegian Wood" - 4. So, we lose "Drive My Car" and "In My Life".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVENTY-SEVEN

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Think For Yourself" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ThinkForYourself.html)  (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney (From Rubber Soul)
2.  "Tomorrow Never Knows" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/TomorrowNeverKnows.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon  (From Revolver)
3.  "Got To Get You Into My Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/GotToGetYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney  (From Revolver)
4.  "Rain" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Rain.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Revolver)
5.   "And Your Bird Can Sing" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/AndYourBirdCanSing.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Revolver)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 01, 2005, 12:26:01 AM
Man, these rounds are really getting impossible already.

1) Got To Get You Into My Life
2) And Your Bird Can Sing

3) Think For Yourself

"Think For Yourself" is one of my favorite Harrison songs. But, "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "Rain" really need to stay.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 01, 2005, 12:39:23 AM
1-  Think For Yourself
2-  Tomorrow Never Knows

3-  And Your Bird Can Sing
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 01, 2005, 01:23:27 AM
1. Think for Yourself
2. And Your Bird Can Sing

3. Tomorrow Never Knows
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 01, 2005, 01:44:31 AM
those three are one of my favorites.
Sorry, HEX  :D
Did my best, but as you said "tough as hell"  :o
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 01, 2005, 02:00:59 AM
1. Tomorrow Never knows  :'(
2. And Your Bird Can Sing  :'(
3. ....... I DON'T KNOW!!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 01, 2005, 03:29:28 AM
1-  Think For Yourself
2-  Tomorrow Never Knows

3-  And Your Bird Can Sing
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 01, 2005, 04:27:20 AM
That ends Round 76. We had a tie this round (HEX, ya should have voted!) Here's how the points panned out because of the tie: "Drive My Car" - 17; "In My Life" - 17; "Nowhere Man" - 12; "Day Tripper" - 4; "Nowhere Man" - 4. So, we lose "Drive My Car" and "In My Life".

One of the Nowhere Mans must be "Norwegian Wood."  As long as it made it another round, that's all I care about.

1 Got To Get You Into My Life
2 And Your Bird Can Sing
3 Rain

I hope we don't lose "Think For Yourself."  It's too cool of a song to vote off yet.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 01, 2005, 05:04:34 AM
Got To Get You Into My Life
2   And Your Bird Can Sing


This is so difficlt now. Like AB I don't know so I have picked this one by shutting my eyes and pointing at the screen ;D and I notice it matches your choice Matt!

Think For Yourself
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 01, 2005, 05:30:19 AM
One of the Nowhere Mans must be "Norwegian Wood." 

Man, I've gotta start getting these rounds up earlier again. Stupid mistake on my part. I've edited the original post. It was "Norwegian Wood" that had 4 points, and "Nowhere Man" had 12. Both survived the round.  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 01, 2005, 07:30:53 AM
1   Got To get You Into My Life
2   And Your Bird can Sing


3   Think For Yourself
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 01, 2005, 09:12:09 AM
Alright. I did a lot of thinkin and ...  :-\

3. Rain
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 01, 2005, 11:41:10 AM
1.Got To Get You Into My Life
2.Rain

3.Think For Yourself
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 02, 2005, 12:40:17 AM
That ends Round 77.  This time we lose "And Your Bird Can Sing" and "Got To Get You Into My Life".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVENTY-EIGHT

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "I'm Only Sleeping" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ImOnlySleeping.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon  (From Revolver)
2.  "Eleanor Rigby" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/EleanorRigby.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Revolver)
3.  "Strawberry Fields Forever" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/StrawberryFieldsForever.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Magical Mystery Tour)
4. "Penny Lane" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/PennyLane.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Magical Mystery Tour)
5.   "A Day In The Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ADayInTheLife.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 02, 2005, 12:42:12 AM
Hardest round yet!

1) Penny Lane
2) I'm Only Sleeping

3) Eleanor Rigby  :(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 02, 2005, 12:42:47 AM
Sorry I've missed the past few rounds. I've just had a couple of late nights. However this round looks tough. I'll have to sleep on this one and get at it in the afternoon before work. Some good songs this round.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 02, 2005, 12:53:33 AM
You're not kidding! Man, having to choose between those five was tough. Sorry to all the "Penny Lane" fans, but ... against those other four, it had to be my first choice.

I picked up Life magazine "Remembering John Lennon, 25 years later" today. Haven't had a chance to do more than just glance at some of it, but the pictures are fantastic. If a picture can say a thousand words, this beautiful picture has to cast doubt on a few thousand that I read in Goldman's book The Lives of John Lennon:

(http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/998/johnandyoko9ql.jpg)

It's on newsstands now... well worth the money, and I haven't even read it yet.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 02, 2005, 02:13:57 AM
1. A Day In The Life
2. I'm Only Sleeping
3. Strawberry Fields Forever

 :-\ :-[
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 02, 2005, 02:50:58 AM
1-  Penny Lane
2-  I'm Only Sleeping

3-  Eleanor Rigby
(Sorry this round is also getting started a little late.)

Not late over here. :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 02, 2005, 02:57:31 AM
1. Eleanor Rigby
2. I'm Only Sleeping

3. Penny Lane   :'( :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 02, 2005, 04:25:23 AM
1. I'm Only Sleeping
2. Eleanor Rigby

3. Penny Lane

I can't believe how can I vote the last two songs :-[


Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 02, 2005, 04:34:17 AM
1 Penny Lane
2 I'm Only Sleeping
3 Eleanor Rigby


Yeah, I picked up Life magazine tonight as well.  I haven't looked it at yet except to glance through it at the grocery store.  But the pictures looked great and ones I'd never seen before. 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 02, 2005, 06:19:16 AM
Such a difficult round.  Have thought about it for ages and sorry but this is how I see it.


1    A Day In The Life
2    I'm Only Sleeping

3    Srawberry Fields Forever


I just noticed AB and I have made the same choices.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: KC on December 02, 2005, 07:26:44 AM
There was another review of Bob Spitz' The Beatles: The Biography (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/27/books/review/27stern.html?pagewanted=all) in last Sunday's New York Times book review section. It included some shots of some very young future Beatles.

For instance ...

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/11/21/books/stern4.184.jpg)
Tom Hanley/Camera Press/From "The Beatles: The Biography."
John in 1948.

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 02, 2005, 09:17:33 AM
Hardest round by far....

1    Eleanor Rigby... never really been over keen on this one
2    I'm Only Sleeping

3   Penny Lane
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 02, 2005, 11:41:32 AM
1.Penny Lane
2.I'm Only Sleeping

3.Eleanor Rigby

Man that was not easy :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 02, 2005, 02:32:34 PM
I just noticed AB and I have made the same choices.

Looks like Eleanor Rigby will go  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 02, 2005, 11:22:19 PM
Looks like Eleanor Rigby will go  :'(

Not this time. It just squeezed by to survive by one vote.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 02, 2005, 11:41:45 PM
That ends Round 78.  This time we lose "I'm Only Sleeping" and "Penny Lane".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND SEVENTY-NINE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/BeingForTheBenefit.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
2.  "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/LucyInTheSky.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
3.  "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/SgtPepperReprise.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney and Lennon  (From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
4. "Magical Mystery Tour" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/MagicalMysteryTour.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison (From Magical Mystery Tour)
5.   "It's All Too Much" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ItsAllTooMuch.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison (From The Yellow Submarine Soundtrack)

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 02, 2005, 11:42:57 PM
1) It's All Too Much
2) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

3) Magical Mystery Tour
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 02, 2005, 11:48:37 PM
1-  It's All Too Much
2-  Magical Mystery Tour

3-  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

We've gone past 1000 posts in this thread. O0 O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 03, 2005, 04:49:10 AM
1 It's All Too Much
2 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
3 Magical Mystery Tour
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 03, 2005, 07:40:10 AM
Not this time. It just squeezed by to survive by one vote.
Cool  O0

1. It's All Too Much
2. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!
3. Sgt Pepper Reprise

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 03, 2005, 08:28:01 AM
Tut tut... Rigby outlasts Penny lane and I'm only sleeping... :o ;)

1   It's All Too Much
2   Magical Mystery Tour


3   Sgt Pepper
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 03, 2005, 09:05:17 AM
1   Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
2   It's All Too Much

3   Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band  (reprise)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 03, 2005, 05:09:17 PM
1) It's All Too Much
2) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

3) Magical Mystery Tour
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 03, 2005, 09:10:45 PM
Here in Australia to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the death of John Lennon,the ABC network are showing this Beatles special next Saturday night at 11:25p.m.I'll definitely be setting the VCR for this one.

What a disappointment this was.I set the VCR before going to bed last night.Got home from golf this afternoon,put the tape on,only to get a:

We are sorry but the advertised Beatles special has been postponed. >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 03, 2005, 10:54:55 PM
That ends Round 79.  This time we lose "It's All Too Much" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND EIGHTY

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "All You Need Is Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/AllYouNeedIsLove.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Magical Mystery Tour)
2. "I Am The Walrus" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/IAmTheWalrus.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Magical Mystery Tour)
3.  "Across The Universe (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/AcrossTheUniverse.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Let It Be)
4. "Hey Bulldog" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/HeyBulldog.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From The Yellow Submarine Soundtrack)
5.  "Revolution 1" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/Revolution1.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 03, 2005, 10:56:48 PM
This is undoubtedly the toughest round yet. I think I'll wait to see what songs look like they'll be axed before casting my votes.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 03, 2005, 11:25:14 PM
The longer I look at these songs the harder it is to vote.

1-  Across The Universe
2-  All You Need Is Love

3-  Hey Bulldog

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 04, 2005, 12:19:23 AM
1   I Am The Walrus
2   Hey Bulldog

3   Across The Universe


What a round.   :-\  I listened to the songs and then was more confused.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 04, 2005, 04:23:50 AM
1 Hey Bulldog
2 All You Need Is Love
3 Revolution 1


Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 04, 2005, 05:50:49 AM
Agreed.. toughest so far..

1   All You Need Is Love...
2   Hey Bulldog


3   Revolution 1

Is that Ringo singing on the end of All You Need Is Love.. ? Our last Starkey vocal bites the dust.. ;) ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 04, 2005, 06:38:20 AM

Is that Ringo singing on the end of All You Need Is Love.. ? Our last Starkey vocal bites the dust.. ;) ;D

Yes I think it is, singing She Loves You.    :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 04, 2005, 07:25:17 AM
1. Across the Universe
2. I Am The Walrus
3. Hey Bulldog
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 04, 2005, 07:28:21 AM
Yes I think it is, singing She Loves You.    :)

No, that's not Ringo.  The Long and Winding Road: A History of the Beatles on Record, by Neville Stannard, says its Paul;  Lennon, by Ray Coleman, says its John.  It's clearly not Ringo.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 04, 2005, 08:48:32 AM
I've always wondered if it was John or Paul singing that line. Like Doug, I'd seen conflicting reports. But, if you have the satellite broadcast of the performance (it's on Anthology, part 7) you can see it's John.

Here's a screencap that I caught of Lennon on one of the "Yeah yeah yeahs!"

(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/7069/lennonshelovesyouallyouneed0yd.jpg)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 04, 2005, 09:36:16 AM
Mystery solved..... I still want it gone tho'...  ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chessie on December 04, 2005, 10:18:39 AM
Hey sorry I haven't voted in a while, been out every night for the last week,  ah it's nice to have a driver's license and a car.   :D

1.  I Am the Walrus
2.  Across the Universe

3. Hey Bulldog
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 04, 2005, 11:17:08 AM
1 Hey Bulldog
2 All You Need Is Love


3 Revolution 1
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 04, 2005, 01:06:14 PM
1. All You Need Is Love
2. I Am The Walrus

3. Revolution 1 - I'm assuming that the single version is still with us so this loses to Hey Bulldog
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 04, 2005, 01:44:06 PM
I've always wondered if it was John or Paul singing that line. Like Doug, I'd seen conflicting reports.

Funny,I've always thought it was Paul.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 04, 2005, 09:48:39 PM
Funny,I've always thought it was Paul.

I always thought it sounded like Ringo but the evidence tells me it isn't.  :-[
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 04, 2005, 09:58:44 PM
Brendan, are you playing this round? I still haven't voted.  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 04, 2005, 10:05:10 PM
1) I Am The Walrus
2) Across the Universe

3) Hey Bulldog
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 04, 2005, 10:06:15 PM
Brendan, are you playing this round? I still haven't voted.  :-\

Yep. I had my message window open while I was listening and deciding. Tough round. I hate that I missed the last one.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 04, 2005, 10:10:07 PM
(While I was writing this post, Brendan cast his votes. Now there's a four-way tie for first and second place... and I don't see how I can save the two I really want saved ("I Am The Walrus" and "All You Need Is Love", but... I'll do my best)



Alright.... *heavy sigh*

We just can't lose "I Am The Walrus". That has to make it to the final rounds. It's just one of the greatest of all Beatles songs. And, it's now tied for first place. I have to correct that. BUT... that means I'd have to vote for "Hey Bulldog" to go to save it... and I just love that song.  :'(

How can "All You Need Is Love" go? It's in first place to get tossed this round. That's been one of the most inspirational songs for me all my life... "There's nothing you can do that can't be done. Nothing you can sing that can't be sung. ....." As a calming device when I find myself just on the edge of madness... I play this song in my head, and I instantly feel stronger and better about life. Some people read the Bible for that... I listen to the Beatles.

Across the Universe--sheer poetry. Beautiful. Simple, yet elegant. One of the most perfect songs ever written.

And then there's "Revolution 1", which is for me the easiest choice this round (yes, LP, we do still have the single version). But... voting for that won't save the others.

So... I guess this is how I have to vote:

1) Hey Bulldog
2) Revolution 1

3) Across the Universe

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 04, 2005, 10:17:41 PM
Well, it winds up that I did save "I Am The Walrus", but at the expense of "Across The Universe". Damn.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 04, 2005, 10:18:12 PM
 >:D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 04, 2005, 10:42:43 PM
That ends Round 80. We had a tie, so I used the point system. Here's how they panned out:  "Hey Bulldog" - 17; "Across The Universe" - 15; "I Am The Walrus" - 13; "All You Need Is Love" - 9; "Revolution 1" - 6. So, we lose "Hey Bulldog" and "Across The Universe".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND EIGHTY-ONE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Blackbird" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/Blackbird.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from The Beatles (The White Album)
2. "Revolution" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Revolution.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from Past Masters, Vol. 2
3.  "Hey Jude" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/HeyJude.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from Past Masters Vol. 2
4. "Yer Blues" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/YerBlues.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from The Beatles (The White Album)
5.  "Dear Prudence" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/DearPrudence.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from The Beatles (The White Album)

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chessie on December 04, 2005, 10:53:04 PM
1.  Dear Prudence
2.  Yer Blues

3.  Revolution  :(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 04, 2005, 10:55:34 PM
Chessie... almost missed your good news about getting your license and a car in the midst of mourning the loss of two of my favorite Beatles songs. Anyway.... Congrats!  O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 04, 2005, 11:06:09 PM
1-  Blackbird
2-  Dear Prudence

3-  Yer Blues

Yeah,congratulations on getting your license Chessie.(http://users.telenet.be/eforum/emoticons4u/trans/fahr29.gif)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 04, 2005, 11:25:01 PM
Well "Hey Jude" is definitley not getting my vote this round. But other then that this is a tough round.

1) Yer Blues
2) Dear Prudence

3) Revolution

Grrr... it pains me to put Dear Prudence and Revolution up there.  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 04, 2005, 11:28:15 PM
Yeah, it's not getting much easier.

1) Blackbird
2) Dear Prudence

3) Yer Blues
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 05, 2005, 12:05:24 AM
1   Yer Blues
2   Blackbird

3   Dear Prudence




Chessie there will be no stopping you now that you have wheels.   Congratulations.  No speeding now!! ;D

Matt it is getting that I don't want to play any more as it is almost impossible to vote any songs off, however I will force  :D   myself to continue to the bitter end.   :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 05, 2005, 03:04:00 AM
1. Black Bird
2. Yer Blues
3. Hey Jude  :-[
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 05, 2005, 03:53:57 AM
1- Yer Blues
2- Hey Jude

3- Blackbird


Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 05, 2005, 04:56:37 AM
So, we lose "Hey Bulldog" and "Across The Universe".

It crushes me that we lost "Across the Universe."   And to think we almost lost "I Am The Walrus" in its place..... That would have crushed me even more.

1 Blackbird
2 Yer Blues
3 Hey Jude

"Yer Blues" is my sacrifice to try to protect "Dear Prudence," because it's not what I want to vote for.  But I couldn't stand losing "Dear Prudence" right after "Across the Unviverse."  I will console myself by thinking its the "album version" we lost, not my favorite version off of Past Masters Vol 2
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 05, 2005, 05:58:18 AM
 :) I did not play these last two days, and I found so :( we lose "Accross the Universe " ...  but that's the game !

I saw the Rabeats group "Tribute to the Beatles" saturday evening, it was a great concert, they were 4 very good musicians, but sometimes the "voices" were awful especially when they played "Let I Be" and "Revolution". But sing with them nearly 30 Beatles songs was joyfull, fun and the mood in the concert hall was great (nearly 1000 people, from small kids of 8 or 10 to old men and ladies ... of at least 42 ! ;D ... I'm joking there were all kind of people, all together to share the same pleasure : listen and sing !)
And they played an amazing "I'm The Walrus" !

So I come back today and vote :

1. Black Bird
2. Yer Blues

3. Dear Prudence
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 05, 2005, 09:41:10 AM
Walrus saved... thank god. Easily the best thing about magical Mystery Tour...

Prudence must stay !!

1   Blackbird
2   Yer Blues


3   Revolution.... that hurt   :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 05, 2005, 01:01:52 PM
1. Yer Blues
2. Blackbird  :'(

3. Hey Jude  :o
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 06, 2005, 12:16:51 AM
That ends Round 81. This time we lose "Yer Blues" and "Blackbird".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND EIGHTY-TWO

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/WhileMyGuitarGentlyWeeps.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)
2. "Helter Skelter" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/HelterSkelter.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from The Beatles (The White Album)
3.  "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/HappinessIsAWarmGun.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)
4. "Savoy Truffle" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/SavoyTruffle.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)
5.  "I'm So Tired" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ImSoTired.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney; from The Beatles (The White Album)

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 06, 2005, 12:18:30 AM
I hereby declare The White Album the best Beatles album!  :D

Man, these rounds are painful.

1) Savoy Truffle
2) I'm So Tired

3) Happiness Is A Warm Gun  :o :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 06, 2005, 12:24:51 AM
While we're playing this round, what are everyone's favorite Lennon solo songs? Of course, we're coming up on the 25th anniversary of his death in a couple of days, and I'll put up some links of solo Lennon work like I did for George's tribute.

If I had to list just five of my favorites, they'd be:

Imagine (of course)
Working Class Hero
Mind Games
Woman Is The @#*%!& of the World
Watching the Wheels
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 06, 2005, 01:13:30 AM
1. Savoy Truffle
2. I'm So Tired

3. Helter Skelter
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 06, 2005, 01:28:08 AM
1. I'm So Tired
2. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
3. Savoy Truffle

So far my two favorite songs are Eleanor Rigby and While My Guitar Gently Weeps -I didn't know that one until we played this game, so thanks Matt  O0.
I hope they'll make it to the final round. Not that it will make things easier :-\ ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 06, 2005, 01:28:17 AM
1   I'm So Tired
2   Savoy Truffle

3   Happiness Is A Warm Gun




My favourite Lennon song has to be Imagine

Followed by;-

Mind Games
Working Class Hero


after that they blend together and there are no favourites, just all good.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 06, 2005, 01:31:57 AM
My favourite Lennon song has to be Imagine
Yeah, how could I forgot that one  ::)
Great song. That's the one they played on 9/11. Since then everytime I hear this song on the radio it makes me feel like crying. Forever associated with what happened that day  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 06, 2005, 01:36:00 AM

Great song. That's the one they played on 9/11. Since then everytime I hear this song on the radio it makes me feel like crying.

I associate that song with all the sad things in this world and it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up no matter how many times I hear it. :(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 06, 2005, 01:42:24 AM
1 Savoy Truffle
2 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
3 Helter Skelter

Not easy.  And it looks like we're going to lose "I'm So Tired" this round. :( 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 06, 2005, 02:40:51 AM
"Imagine " is my favorite.

The only time I went to New York, in May 2001, as I was in Central Park, not far away from Dakota building where Lennon and his family lived, I heard a group of men and women, hand in hand in a circle singing that song, it was really moving, quiet and at the end of the song, no one moved, there was not a noise, a magical and unforgettable piece of time ...

A few days ago , I watched a documentary talking about Chapman, on Arte tv.
I've learned with horror that Chapman had asked John Lennon an autograph a few hours before he killed him, I didn't know that terrible thing before.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 06, 2005, 02:44:54 AM
While we're playing this round, what are everyone's favorite Lennon solo songs?

Instant Karma!
Working Class Hero
Mind Games
Dream #9
I Found Out
Well Well Well
Crippled Inside
I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama
Gimme Some Truth
Jealous Guy
Oh My Love
Imagine
Give Peace A Chance
Watching the Wheels
Nobody Told Me

And many more.  My favorite two albums of his are Imagine and Plastic Ono Band.  His songs on Double Fantasy are incredible, and far more polished than his earlier work.  It's been said his solo work is somewhat uneven, but lot of that has to do with the legacy of the Beatles hanging over him, as well as the sheer brillance of the album Imagine, which he never topped, yet his work is actually quite consistently outstanding for what it is, one man exposing himself to the world through music.  I have to admit I'm not as familiar wtih his solo work as I am with his songs from The Beatles, but when I do listen to his solo work, I'm always amazed and delighted.  
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 06, 2005, 02:59:24 AM
Quote
I've learned with horror that Chapman had asked John Lennon an autograph a few hours before he killed him, I didn't know that terrible thing before.

Yes, and there's acutally a photograph of that moment, too, showing the two of them together, with John signing Chapman's copy of Double Fantasy.  I understand Chapman had expected John to just walk by him like some stuck up celebrity, but that wasn't the case, and even so he stuck to his plan to murder John.  It's not right.... :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 06, 2005, 03:11:33 AM
1-  Happiness Is A Warm Gun
2-  I'm So Tired

3-  Savoy Truffle

I couldn't pick just five Lennon tracks,there's so many that I like.
The first Lennon Album I got was The John Lennon Collection for Christmas in the early eighties.

                                 (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002UUH.01._SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

I got it on tape and just played it over and over again.
If I had to pick one song apart from Imagine I'd say "Love",it's such a beautiful song.

Love is real,
Real is love
Love is feeling,
Feeling love
Love is wanting
To be loved.

Love is touch,
Touch is love
Love is reaching,
Reaching love
Love is asking
To be loved.

Love is you
You and me
Love is knowing
We can be

Love is free,
Free is love
Love is living,
Living love
Love is needing
To be loved.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 06, 2005, 03:53:37 AM
1-  Happiness Is A Warm Gun
2-  Helter Skelter

3-  Savoy Truffle (love this one)  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 06, 2005, 05:56:01 AM
There's so many Lennon favorites listed in this thread, and they're all great. I think I'll start the tribute tonight and run it for a few days so I can post more than just five.  (Either that, or create a few MORE websites. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif))
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 06, 2005, 05:58:06 AM

3 Helter Skelter


I'm really hoping this song makes it to the top ten.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 06, 2005, 05:58:30 AM
Yes, and there's acutally a photograph of that moment, too, showing the two of them together, with John signing Chapman's copy of Double Fantasy.  I understand Chapman had expected John to just walk by him like some stuck up celebrity, but that wasn't the case, and even so he stuck to his plan to murder John.  It's not right.... :'(

I'd post the picture, but that [email protected]#kface has no right being in our thread.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 06, 2005, 06:01:16 AM
My favorite two albums of his are Imagine and Plastic Ono Band.  His songs on Double Fantasy are incredible, and far more polished than his earlier work.  It's been said his solo work is somewhat uneven, but lot of that has to do with the legacy of the Beatles hanging over him, as well as the sheer brillance of the album Imagine, which he never topped, yet his work is actually quite consistently outstanding for what it is, one man exposing himself to the world through music.  I have to admit I'm not as familiar wtih his solo work as I am with his songs from The Beatles, but when I do listen to his solo work, I'm always amazed and delighted. 


I've always loved "Plastic Ono Band" and "Imagine" the most, but I recently started listening to "Mind Games" quite a lot, and have to say it's awesome. Beautiful songs on that album. I'll have to post a few of those too.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 06, 2005, 06:04:14 AM


So far my two favorite songs are Eleanor Rigby and While My Guitar Gently Weeps -I didn't know that one until we played this game, so thanks Matt  O0.

 :) AB, those are GREAT songs--two of my favorite Beatles songs. One is a McCartney composition, and the other a Harrison (I was asking for everyone's favorite Lennon solo post-Beatles songs). But, I'm really glad you've gotten to hear these great songs and enjoy them so much! That's one of the reasons I wanted to do this Survivor game, and make it so that members who didn't know the Beatles would be exposed to their work. I'm really glad it's worked at least for one or two members here. Keep the torch burning, and turn on your friends and family to the magic and beauty they created, and the best rock music ever recorded.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 06, 2005, 08:24:15 AM
I hereby declare The White Album the best Beatles album! 

I second that emotion  ;)

1 Happiness is a Warm Gun
2 I'm so Tired

3 Savoy Truffle

John Lennon faves:

Instant Karma
Imagine
Dream #9
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 06, 2005, 10:16:47 AM
That's one of the reasons I wanted to do this Survivor game, and make it so that members who didn't know the Beatles would be exposed to their work. I'm really glad it's worked at least for one or two members here. Keep the torch burning, and turn on your friends and family to the magic and beauty they created, and the best rock music ever recorded.
Well my parents love the Beatles, and I did know a few songs myself. But this game was really a brilliant idea.
This game opened my eyes. I know how this sounds, but it really did.

I even burned a CD with all my favorite Beatles songs  8) :D

Better late than never, right?  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 06, 2005, 10:36:33 AM
Phew.. Nitty gritty time.

1   Happiness is a warm gun
2   I'm so tired


3   Savoy Truffle
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 06, 2005, 03:45:37 PM
1) I'm So Tired
2) Savoy Truffle

3) Happiness is a Warm Gun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 06, 2005, 09:35:07 PM
I'm starting the "Lennon Tribute" a little early so that we can hear all the favorites listed this round. I'll list four songs each night until we hear them all. Even if you know these songs well, give a listen again and think of the man who shared his heart, his soul, and eventually gave his life for his music. He was the single greatest influence in my life, and continues to be even twenty-five years after his murder. The gift he gave us through his music lives on forever.

(http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/7429/lennonpeace7rf.jpg)

"Give Peace A Chance" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/GivePeaceAChance.html) (Lennon) (Single, released July, 1969)
"Cold Turkey" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/ColdTurkey.html) (Lennon) (Single, released October, 1969)
"Instant Karma " (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/InstantKarma.html) (Lennon) (Single, released February, 1970)
"Working Class Hero" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat9/WorkingClassHero.html) (Lennon) (From Plastic Ono Band, released December, 1970)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 06, 2005, 10:19:29 PM

I even burned a CD with all my favorite Beatles songs  8) :D

Better late than never, right?  ;)

 O0  :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 06, 2005, 10:19:53 PM
That ends Round 82. We had a tie again, so I used the point system. This was probably the closest the points have ever been. Here's how they added up:  "I'm So Tired" - 19; "Savoy Truffle" - 18; "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" - 17; "Helter Skelter" - 4, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - 2.  So, we lose "I'm So Tired" and "Savoy Truffle".

There's only two more rounds for this third run-through, and we have twelve songs left. To make the last rounds even, I'll be posting six songs in these next two rounds. As before, vote off two and list a third choice in the event of a tie.



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND EIGHTY-THREE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Julia" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/Julia.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from The Beatles (The White Album)
2. "Get Back" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/GetBack.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from Let It Be
3.  "Don't Let Me Down" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/DontLetMeDown.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney; from Let It Be
4. "Let It Be" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/LetItBe.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from Let It Be
5.  "Two Of Us" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/TwoOfUs.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney and Lennon; from Let It Be
6.  "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat10/IWantYouShesSoHeavy.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney; from Abbey Road

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 06, 2005, 10:36:59 PM
Another tough round.  :-\

I can't listen to "Let It Be" and not think of December 8, 1980. As I was listening, in shock, to the news reports that were coming in live of Lennon being shot, and then hearing that the shooting was fatal, nothing registered for hours. I sat there emotionless, feeling nothing while I watched the weeping fans surrounding the Dakota building with candles, guitars, singing his songs and talking about how much John meant to each of them. It couldn't be true... it was like a dream. Then, at about 5:00 in the morning, the news program played "Let It Be", and the tears starting flowing as the reality of what had happened finally hit home. It's a great song, but the sentiment attached to it in my life makes it even greater. It's up against strong competition this round, and unfortunately, I'm going to have to cast a vote its way... if only in the third position.

1) Get Back
2) Julia

3) Let It Be
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 06, 2005, 10:45:26 PM
1-  Julia
2-  I Want You

3-  Don't Let Me Down

The Daily Telegraph here today had a big two page spread about the day John was murdered.I was hoping it would be on their website but I couldn't see it there.
The paper had how Howard Cosell interuppted Monday Night Football to broadcast the news.Quotes from Steve Spiro the first NYPD cop on the scene.Some of what he said about the scene was too graphic for my liking.
They also had the photo that was mentioned earlier where John signed the album for Chapman,and also the legendary Rolling Stone cover of John and Yoko shot just 12 hours earlier in the day.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 06, 2005, 11:21:23 PM
Thanks for the links to those Lennon tracks Matt.Great stuff.I just got out my Lennon Collection tape,thinking there's no way this could still play after all these years but it does and still sounds great.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 07, 2005, 02:45:28 AM
1-  Julia
2-  Let It Be

3-  I want You...
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 07, 2005, 04:53:35 AM
First off thank you Matt for posting the Lennon songs.  I have played them all and will do again later today.   Great Idea of yours.  I did think of John while I listened.

Now for the vote..........There is no way I can vote Let It Be off so I will have to sacrifice one of the others and I don't really want to do that either.

1   I Want You (She's So Heavy)
2   Julia

3   Two Of Us
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 07, 2005, 09:21:13 AM
I'm just like Lin ... cant' vote "Let it Be" off ...

1. Julia
2. Two of Us

3. I Want You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 07, 2005, 09:40:38 AM
1 Julia
2 Get Back
3 Let It Be
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 07, 2005, 10:18:36 AM
very difficult choices....

1   I Want You
2   Julia


3   Two Of Us

I love all these songs.. :(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 07, 2005, 10:33:03 AM
1. Don't Let Me Down
2. I Want You ( She's So Heavy )

3. Julia


Thanks for the JL tunes Matt  O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 07, 2005, 11:43:55 AM
1.  Julia
5.  Two Of Us
6.  I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 07, 2005, 12:32:16 PM
1. Julia
2. Get Back
3. Two Of Us
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 07, 2005, 12:35:16 PM
There's a nice article up at CNN.com about Lennon, his life and his death.  http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/12/07/lennons.25.ap/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/12/07/lennons.25.ap/index.html)

I love the opening:

Quote
NEW YORK (AP) -- The song was only six years old, but might just as well have been 60.

Walking out of a college dormitory after visiting a friend one December night 25 years ago, I heard John Lennon's sweet song of longing, "#9 Dream," wafting out from an open door. It sounded wonderful. It sounded odd.

Why would a radio station or stereo be playing that? So much had happened since. Disco. Punk rock. Lennon had reconciled with Yoko Ono after a separation and was only then beginning to publicly emerge from a period where he concentrated on home life more than music. I couldn't remember the last time I'd heard the song.

I walked home. Then, when I saw a cluster of friends quietly gathered around a television set, the reason became sickeningly apparent.

It was December 8, 1980. A mentally disturbed fan who had collected Lennon's autograph earlier in the day waited outside of the Manhattan apartment building called the Dakota for the singer to return from a recording session. Mark David Chapman opened fire. Lennon didn't survive the trip to the hospital.

The musical hero of a generation was dead, and anyone who had ever sung along to "I Want to Hold Your Hand" or chanted "give peace a chance" also remembers where they were when they heard the news.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 07, 2005, 01:35:50 PM
Yeah.. just thinking about Johns death takes me right back to the college lounge where I was when I heard the shocking news.. It really is one of those moments you never forget.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 07, 2005, 07:22:33 PM
"If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect
you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it." - John Lennon



Here's some more Lennon songs, from his first two solo albums. I'm glad everyone enjoyed the songs from last night. Brendan, thanks for the CNN link.  :)

"Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/Love.html) (Lennon) (From Plastic Ono Band, released December, 1970)
"Well Well Well" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/WellWellWell.html) (Lennon) (From Plastic Ono Band)
"Imagine" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/Imagine.html) (Lennon) (From Imagine, released September/October 1971)
"Crippled Inside" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat9/CrippledInside.html) (Lennon) (From Imagine)

(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/6609/yokojohn0ep.jpg)
                            John and Yoko, 1971

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 07, 2005, 08:58:16 PM
That ends Round 83. This time we lose "Julia" and "I Want You (She's So Heavy)".

This is the last round for the third run-through. As before, vote off two and list a third choice in the event of a tie.



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND EIGHTY-FOUR

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Something" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/Something.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with McCartney (From Abbey Road)
2. "Carry That Weight" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/CarryThatWeight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Abbey Road)
3.  "Here Comes The Sun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/HereComesTheSun.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney (From Abbey Road)
4. "Come Together" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/ComeTogether.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Abbey Road)
5.  "Because" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/Because.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, McCartney and Harrison (From Abbey Road)
6.  "I Me Mine" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat10/IMeMine.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with McCartney (From Let It Be)

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 07, 2005, 09:01:35 PM
1) Carry That Weight
2) Because

3) I Me Mine
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 07, 2005, 10:09:33 PM
1-  I Me Mine
2-  Because

3-  Carry That Weight
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 08, 2005, 12:33:33 AM
1. Because
2. I Me Mine

3. Carry That Weight
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 08, 2005, 12:51:14 AM
1. Because
2. Something
3. I Me Mine
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 08, 2005, 03:59:04 AM
1   I Me Mine
2   Because

3   Carry That Weight




I listened to the John Lennon songs this morning and the many 5 minute tributes played on radio 4 but it wasn't until I listened to Imagine that the tears started to flow.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 08, 2005, 05:23:23 AM
1 Carry That Weight
2 Because
3 I Me Mine
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 08, 2005, 06:05:53 AM

I listened to the John Lennon songs this morning and the many 5 minute tributes played on radio 4 but it wasn't until I listened to Imagine that the tears started to flow.
(http://www.artshole.co.uk/arts/artists/Rachel%20Boden/TN_Imagine.JPG)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 08, 2005, 09:57:13 AM
1. Carry That Weight
2. Because

3. I Me Mine


Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 08, 2005, 10:00:27 AM
1   Because
2   I Me Mine


3   Carry That Weight
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 08, 2005, 06:39:41 PM
"I don't intend to be a performing flea any more. I was the dreamweaver, but although
I'll be around I don't intend to be running at 20,000 miles an hour trying to prove myself.
I don't want to die at 40." - John Lennon



It was twenty-five years ago today that John Lennon was killed while returning home to his Dakota apartment in New York City. If anyone hasn't seen the thread Holden started in the Off Topic forum, here's the LINK (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=5231.0).


(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/3933/johnimagine6ko.jpg)
                         
Continuing the Lennon Tribute, here are four more songs from John's 1971 Imagine album:

"Jealous Guy" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/JealousGuy.html) (Lennon)
"I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/IDontWannaBe.html) (Lennon)
"Gimme Some Truth" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/GimmeSomeTruth.html) (Lennon)
"Oh My Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat9/OhMyLove.html) (Lennon)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 08, 2005, 08:27:42 PM
That ends Round 84. This time we lose "Because" and "I Me Mine".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND EIGHTY-FIVE

That's it for the third run-through. We've got 49 songs left, so I'm going to keep the game at five songs a round, and we'll still be voting off two for this fourth run-through.

And now... we go back to the beginning again.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Please Please Me" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/PleasePleaseMe.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Please Please Me)
2. "I Saw Her Standing There" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ISawHer.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Please Please Me)
3.  "Twist And Shout" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/TwistAndShout.html) (Russell/Medley); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Please Please Me)
4. "She Loves You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/SheLovesYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Past Masters Vol. 1)
5.  "It Won't Be Long" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ItWontBeLong.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From With The Beatles)

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 08, 2005, 10:11:26 PM
1-  It Won't Be Long
2-  Please Please Me

3-  She Loves You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 09, 2005, 01:30:33 AM
1. It Won't Be Long
2.  Please Please Me

3. Twist and Shout
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 09, 2005, 04:21:43 AM
1-  Twist and Shout
2-  It Won't Be Long
3-  Please Please Me
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 09, 2005, 04:53:15 AM
1   Twist And Shout  (Amazing vocal by Lennon)
2    Please Please Me



3   It Wont Be Long
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 09, 2005, 04:59:34 AM
1) It Won't Be Long
2) Please Please Me

3) Twist and Shout
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 09, 2005, 05:33:37 AM
1 Twist and Shout
2 It Won't Be Long
3 Please Please Me
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 09, 2005, 08:06:17 AM
1   Please Please Me
2   It Wont Be Long

3   Twist And Shout


Srange how the same three keep coming up even if they are in different orders.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 09, 2005, 10:05:11 AM
1. It Won't Be Long - a decent enough early song but
                                  does sound like one that L & Mc
                                  could knock out in their lunch break
                                  and sell to Gerry & The Pacemakers

2. Please Please Me - 1st no.1 in UK for the fab4, still up
                                  against the other songs not quite
                                  toppermost of the poppermost


3. Twist and Shout - One of the great covers John is on
                                 scintillating form hope it lasts a bit
                                 longer

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 09, 2005, 11:46:04 AM
1. Please Please Me
2. I Saw Her
3. Twist And Shout
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 09, 2005, 03:05:57 PM
"I'm not afraid of dying. I'm prepared for death because I don't believe in it. I think it's just getting out of one car and getting into another. - John Lennon

                       
Continuing the Lennon Tribute, here are four more songs. I was going to do these songs chronologically, but somehow missed posting "I Found Out" while doing John's first solo album, Plastic Ono Band. And, then I figured... I'm in no hurry to end the tribute, so I'll throw in a few more from that album. So here we go... three more from Plastic Ono Band, and one from his third solo album Sometime in New York City. If anyone feels offended by the last song, realize that it was actually a women's lib song, and that John and Yoko were very outspoken about women's rights and equality. This song is a statement of anger at the way women were being treated then. It was recorded in 1972... a different world for women than it is today.


(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/7325/johnyokostreet3sw.jpg)
 
"I Found Out" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/IFoundOut.html) (Lennon) (From Plastic Ono Band)
"Mother" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/Mother.html) (Lennon) (From Plastic Ono Band)
"God" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/God.html) (Lennon) (From Plastic Ono Band)
"Woman Is The @#*%!& of the World" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat9/WomanIs.html) (Lennon/Ono) (From Sometime in New York City)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 09, 2005, 11:24:22 PM
That ends Round 85. This time we lose "It Won't Be Long" and "Please Please Me".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND EIGHTY-SIX

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "All My Loving" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/AllMyLoving.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison (From With The Beatles)
2. "This Boy (Ringo's Theme)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ThisBoy.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Past Masters Vol. 1)
3.  "Can't Buy Me Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/CantBuyMeLove.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From A Hard Day's Night)
4. "You Can't Do That" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/YouCantDoThat.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From A Hard Day's Night)
5.  "Long Tall Sally" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/LongTallSally.html) (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell); Lead vocal: McCartney (From Past Masters Vol. 1)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 09, 2005, 11:27:49 PM
Man, I was planning on voting off cover songs this run-through, but I just can't touch "Long Tall Sally". It's so damn good. So....

1) You Can't Do That
2) This Boy

3) Long Tall Sally (Okay..... third position I can do)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 09, 2005, 11:33:58 PM
1-  All My Loving
2-  You Can't Do That

3-  This Boy  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 10, 2005, 12:24:18 AM
1. You Can't Do That
2.  This Boy

3. All My Loving  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 10, 2005, 01:41:28 AM
1   Long Tall Sally
2   This Boy

3   You Can't Do That
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 10, 2005, 02:19:07 AM
1. This Boy
2. Long Tall Sally
3. You Can't Do That
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 10, 2005, 03:24:56 AM
1) You Can't Do That
2) This Boy

3) Long Tall Sally
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 10, 2005, 05:07:01 AM
Matt, I'm glad you didn't forget "I Found Out"!  I think every song this time around could potentially offend someone.... :)  But that's okay, it's John Lennon.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 10, 2005, 05:08:26 AM
1 Long Tall Sally
2 This Boy
3 All My Loving
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 10, 2005, 08:31:51 AM
1   This Boy
2   You Can't Do That

3   Long Tall Sally


Matt, I'm glad you didn't forget "I Found Out"! I think every song this time around could potentially offend someone.... :) But that's okay, it's John Lennon.

So true Doug.  I guess we forgive John Lennon anything.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 10, 2005, 09:48:31 AM
1. Long Tall Sally
2. All My Loving

3. This Boy
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 10, 2005, 11:49:24 PM
"When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would
have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me.' You just scream."
        - John Lennon


(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7547/jlnyc3fq.jpg)
                       
Here's four more Lennon songs, from John's fourth solo album, Mind Games, released November, 1973. These songs were recorded during John and Yoko's eighteen month separation. The songs on this album are particularly heartbreaking but beautiful as John reaches out to Yoko through his music.

"Mind Games" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/MindGames.html) (Lennon)
"Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat10/Aisumasen.html) (Lennon)
"Out The Blue" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/OutTheBlue.html) (Lennon)
"Meat City"" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat9/MeatCity.html) (Lennon)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 11, 2005, 12:10:43 AM
That ends Round 86. This time we lose "This Boy" and "You Can't Do That".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND EIGHTY-SEVEN

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "A Hard Day's Night" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/AHardDaysNight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney(From A Hard Day's Night)
2. "Things We Said Today" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ThingsWeSaidToday.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney (From A Hard Day's Night)
3.  "I Feel Fine" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/IFeelFine.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Past Masters Vol. 1)
4. "I'll Follow The Sun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/IllFollowTheSun.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Beatles For Sale)
5.  "Ticket To Ride" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/TicketToRide.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Help!)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 11, 2005, 12:11:45 AM
Time to give "I'll Follow The Sun" a ticket to ride.

1) I'll Follow The Sun
2) Things We Said Today

3) I Feel Fine
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 11, 2005, 01:44:36 AM
This is soooo difficult....

1   A Hard days Night
2   I Fel Fine


3  I'll Follow The Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 11, 2005, 02:10:41 AM
1-  I'll Follow The Sun
2-  Thing We Said Today

3-  Ticket To Ride :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 11, 2005, 02:33:45 AM
1. I'll Follow The Sun
2. I Feel Fine

3. Ticket To Ride
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 11, 2005, 07:01:26 AM
1. I Feel Fine
2. I'll Follow The Sun
3. A Hard Days Night

 :-\ Tough round
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 11, 2005, 07:31:11 AM
1 I'll Follow the Sun
2 A Hard Day's Night
3 I Feel Fine

Tough.  I only voted for "I Feel Fine" over "Things We Said Today" because the recording isn't that great -- it doesn't rock in the way it should, and actually sounds better on vinyl.  But "Ticket To Ride" rocks!  And I believe Paul plays lead guitar on that one, too.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 11, 2005, 08:29:18 AM
1   Ticket To Ride
2   I feel Fine

3   A Hard Days Night

A very tough round. Ticket To Ride is my least favourite so goes top of the list but the rest well........




Great Lennon songs again Matt.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 11, 2005, 12:24:13 PM
1. Things We Said Today
2. I'll Follow The Sun

3. I Feel Fine

It's getting really difficult now in these later rounds  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 11, 2005, 02:34:32 PM
1) I'll Follow The Sun
2) Things We Said Today

3) I Feel Fine
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 11, 2005, 11:10:32 PM

"Time you enjoy wasting wasn't wasted" - John Lennon


(http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/7405/johnsean9kw.jpg)

                       
Here's four more Lennon songs. The first three are from John's fifth solo album, Walls And Bridges, released September/October, 1974. Meanwhile, John began work on an album of cover songs (Rock 'N' Roll) and in January, 1975, John and Yoko would reunite after an eighteen month separation.  Yoko soon became pregnant and with the birth of their son, Sean, John decided to concentrate on his family and wouldn't enter a recording studio for five years.

"#9 Dream" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/Number9Dream.html) (Lennon)
"Whatever Gets You Through The Night" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/WhateverGetsYou.html) (Lennon)
"Scared" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/Scared.html) (Lennon)
"Real Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat9/RealLove.html) (Lennon) (From the Imagine Soundtrack, recorded at Lennon's home in 1979)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 11, 2005, 11:42:12 PM
That ends Round 87. We had a tie again this round, so I used the point system. Here's how the votes came in:  "I'll Follow The Sun" - 20; "I Feel Fine" - 13; "Things We Said Today" - 9; "A Hard Day's Night" - 7; "Ticket To Ride" - 5. So, we lose "I'll Follow The Sun" and "I Feel Fine".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND EIGHTY-EIGHT

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/YouveGotToHide.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Help!)
2. "Help!" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Help.html) (Lennon/McCartney);  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison  (From Help!)
3.  "Yesterday" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/Yesterday.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney (From Help!)
4. "Day Tripper" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/DayTripper.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon and McCartney (From Past Masters Vol. 2)
5.  "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/NorwegianWood.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney  (From Rubber Soul)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 12, 2005, 12:18:19 AM
1-  Day Tripper
2-  Yesterday


3-  Norwegian Wood
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 12, 2005, 12:59:37 AM
1   Day Tripper
2   Help

3   Norwegian Wood
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 12, 2005, 01:22:38 AM
1. Norvegian Wood
2. Day Tripper

3.  :-\ Help ! :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 12, 2005, 04:55:02 AM
1) Yesterday
2) Day Tripper

3) Help!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 12, 2005, 06:11:48 AM
1) Yesterday
2) Day Tripper

3) Help!

Idem  O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 12, 2005, 08:12:37 AM
1. Norwegian Wood
2. Day Tripper
3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 12, 2005, 09:35:32 AM
1   Yesterday
2   Daytripper


3   Help
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 12, 2005, 11:01:54 AM
Here in Australia the December issue of Reader's digest has a story on The Beatles.You also have a choice between four different covers.

(http://www.magazines.org.au/images/magazinecovers/readersdigest/john%20reader's%20dec%2005.jpg) (http://www.magazines.org.au/images/magazinecovers/readersdigest/paul%20reader's%20dec%2005.jpg) (http://www.magazines.org.au/images/magazinecovers/readersdigest/george%20reader's%20dec%) (http://www.magazines.org.au/images/magazinecovers/readersdigest/ringo%20reader's%20dec%2005.jpg)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 12, 2005, 01:29:32 PM
1. Yesterday
2. Help

3. Daytripper

 :D my head is spinning trying to choose this round.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 12, 2005, 03:38:29 PM
1 Yesterday
2 Day Tripper
3 Help!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 12, 2005, 06:38:48 PM
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all." - John Lennon


(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1571/johnyokodoublefantasy3jm.jpg)

                       
This round of five songs finishes off the John Lennon tribute. The first four are from John's seventh solo album which he recorded with Yoko, Double Fantasy, released November, 1980. The last song is from the Milk and Honey album, released by Yoko after John's death in January, 1984.

"Starting Over" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/StartingOver.html) (Lennon)
"Woman" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/Woman.html) (Lennon)
"Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/BeautifulBoy.html) (Lennon)
"Watching the Wheels" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat9/WatchingTheWheels.html) (Lennon)
"Nobody Told Me" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat10/NobodyToldMe.html) (Lennon)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 12, 2005, 07:06:56 PM
1) Norwegian Wood
2) Day Tripper

3) Yesterday
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 12, 2005, 09:29:21 PM
That ends Round 88. This time we lose "Day Tripper" and "Yesterday".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND EIGHTY-NINE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Nowhere Man" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/NowhereMan.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Rubber Soul)
2. "Think For Yourself" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ThinkForYourself.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney (From Rubber Soul)
3.  "Tomorrow Never Knows" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/TomorrowNeverKnows.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon  (From Revolver)
4. "Rain" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Rain.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Revolver)
5.  "Eleanor Rigby" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/EleanorRigby.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Revolver)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 12, 2005, 09:30:57 PM
Tough, tough, tough.  :(

Looking at the song titles, I was sure Rigby would have to be one of my choices this round. But, then I uploaded the song and listened to it again, and........... don't know if I can do that. It's just so awesome.

1) Think For Yourself
2) Nowhere Man

3) Eleanor Rigby  :'(

Third place, and hoping it doesn't go.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 12, 2005, 09:59:28 PM
1 Nowhere Man
2 Rain
3 Eleanor Rigby
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 12, 2005, 10:04:52 PM
1-  Think For Yourself
2-  Nowhere Man

3-  Eleanor Rigby

 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 13, 2005, 01:45:11 AM
1  Think For Yourself
2  Rain

3  Eleanor Rigby
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 13, 2005, 02:28:05 AM
1. Think For Yourself
2. Rain

3. Nowhere Man

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 13, 2005, 02:32:16 AM
1. Think For Yourself
2. Nowhere Man

3. Rain
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 13, 2005, 05:25:21 AM
1    Rain
2   Think For Yourself

3   Nowhere Man


Let's keep Eleanor Rigby a bit longer
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 13, 2005, 06:09:47 AM
1  Think For Yourself
2  Rain

3  Eleanor Rigby  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 13, 2005, 12:22:29 PM
1. Nowhere Man
2. Rain
3. Tomorrow Never Knows

Let's keep Eleanor Rigby a bit longer
O0

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 14, 2005, 05:49:44 AM
I'm really sorry I didn't get a round up last night. I was out until late, and then I just was so tired I couldn't put the round up. We'll see if the usual members have the opportunity to still vote in this next round, and if not, I'll keep the round open an extra day.

Anyway..... Round 89 is over, and this time we lost "Think For Yourself" and "Rain".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND NINETY

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Strawberry Fields Forever" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/StrawberryFieldsForever.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Magical Mystery Tour)
2. "A Day In The Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ADayInTheLife.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
3.  "Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/BeingForTheBenefit.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
4. "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/LucyInTheSky.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
5.  "Magical Mystery Tour" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/MagicalMysteryTour.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison (From Magical Mystery Tour)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 14, 2005, 05:52:00 AM
Tough round, but for me the two standouts are "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "A Day in the Life". So, that makes voting a little easier, even though I don't like voting off the others.

1) Magical Mystery Tour
2) Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

3) Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 14, 2005, 05:56:28 AM
1   Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
2   A Day In The Life

3   Magical Mystery Tour
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 14, 2005, 06:12:12 AM
With you on this one Matt

1   Magical Mystery Tour
2   Mr Kite

3   Lucy
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 14, 2005, 06:19:51 AM
1 Magical Mystery Tour
2 Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!
3 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 14, 2005, 08:37:59 AM
Tough round!!


1- Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
2- Magical Mystery Tour

3) Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds  :P

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 14, 2005, 09:40:53 AM
1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite

3.Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Very difficult
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 14, 2005, 10:54:12 AM
1. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
2. Magical Mystery Tour

3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds  :-[
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 14, 2005, 10:57:22 AM
1-  Magical Mystery Tour
2-  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds


3- Being For The Benefit Of Mr.Kite  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 14, 2005, 02:02:44 PM
1. Being For the Benefit Of Mr Kite
2. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
3. Magical Mystery Tour
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 15, 2005, 12:43:55 AM
That's it for Round 90. This time we lose "Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite" and "Magical Mystery Tour".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND NINETY-ONE

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "All You Need Is Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/AllYouNeedIsLove.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison; from Magical Mystery Tour
2. "I Am The Walrus" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/IAmTheWalrus.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from Magical Mystery Tour
3.  "Revolution 1" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/Revolution1.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)
4. "Revolution" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/Revolution.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from Past Masters, Vol. 2
5.  "Hey Jude" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/HeyJude.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from Past Masters Vol. 2


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 15, 2005, 12:44:21 AM
(http://www.rollinghillswildlife.com/animals/w/walrus/walrus.jpg)

    SAVE THE WALRUS!



1) Revolution 1
2) All You Need Is Love

3) Hey Jude
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 15, 2005, 01:02:41 AM
Walrus must be saved !!!!

1   All You Need Is Love
2   Revolution 1


3   Revolution
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 15, 2005, 01:43:01 AM
1 All You Need Is Love
2 Hey Jude
3 Revolution
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 15, 2005, 01:53:37 AM
1-  Revolution 1
2-  All You Need Is Love

3-  Revolution
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 15, 2005, 02:39:14 AM
1. Revolution 1
2. Revolution

3. All You Need Is Love 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 15, 2005, 05:39:26 AM
1 All You Need Is Love
2 Hey Jude
3 Revolution 1
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 15, 2005, 07:59:16 AM
1. Revolution1
2. Hey Jude
3. Revolution
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 15, 2005, 09:48:49 AM
1. Revolution1
2. All You Need Is Love

3. I Am The Walrus - I played this constantly when it was first released, I was delighted by the rudeness of 
" boy you've been a naughty girl you let your knickers down " mind you I was only seven years old ::)

I like John's Edward Lear like nonsense word play.

I wonder if anyone remembers an American cartoon show called Tomfoolery - it seemed to be based on Lear type nonsense with characters like Yong Bongy Bo and the Umbrasious Umbrella Maker. I hope this isn't some kind of acid flashback :o

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 16, 2005, 12:55:52 AM
That's it for Round 91. This time we lose "All You Need Is Love" and "Revolution 1".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND NINETY-TWO

There's twelve songs left for this fourth run-through, so these last two rounds will each contain six songs. As always, we'll still be voting off two songs, and listing a third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Dear Prudence" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/DearPrudence.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from The Beatles (The White Album)
2. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/WhileMyGuitarGentlyWeeps.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)
3.  "Helter Skelter" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/HelterSkelter.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from The Beatles (The White Album)
4. "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/HappinessIsAWarmGun)(Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)
5.  "Get Back" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/GetBack.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from Let It Be
6.  "Don't Let Me Down" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/DontLetMeDown.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney; from Let It Be

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 16, 2005, 01:08:15 AM
1) Get Back
2) Don't Let Me Down

3) Dear Prudence
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 16, 2005, 02:14:06 AM
1. Dear Prudence
2. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

3. Helter Skelter 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 16, 2005, 03:02:02 AM
1   Happiness Is A Warm Gun
2   Helter Skelter

3    Get Back
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 16, 2005, 04:01:08 AM
1-  Happiness Is A Warm Gun
2-  Dear Prudence

3-  Don't Let Me Down

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 16, 2005, 04:23:05 AM
1 Get Back
2 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
3 Helter Skelter

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 16, 2005, 04:36:18 AM
1-  Happiness Is A Warm Gun
2-  Helter Skelter
 
3- Dear Prudence
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 16, 2005, 06:31:21 AM
I read the news today, oh boy....

http://necaonline.com/lennonnews1.html

First read about it in THIS (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,178899,00.html) article. I opened the page hoping to see that Michael Jackson was going to be forced to sell the publishing rights to the Beatles songs, now that he's faced with severe financial difficulties. I'd love to see Paul be able to get his songs back.

A small article about the Lennon Action Figure follows the Jackson story.

 :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Agent on December 16, 2005, 07:53:56 AM
A Lennon "action figure." Hmmm........
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 16, 2005, 09:35:46 AM
Oh Yuk what is Yoko playing at?

Jackson is sure in trouble now.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 16, 2005, 10:22:10 AM
1. Don't Let Me Down
2. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

3. Dear Prudence
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 16, 2005, 10:30:49 AM
1. Happiness Is a Warm Gun
2. Helter Skelter
3. Get Back
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 16, 2005, 11:17:47 AM
1   Don't Let Me Down
2   Happines Is A Warm Gun

3   Get Back
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 16, 2005, 02:06:38 PM
The Beatles are suing EMI!!

Quote
LONDON – Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and relatives of their Beatles' bandmates are suing EMI PLC to recover what they claim is more than $53 million in unpaid royalties, their company said Friday.


LINK (http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20051216-1118-beatles-suit.html)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 16, 2005, 02:19:18 PM
Serious amount of dough... :o
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 16, 2005, 06:19:12 PM
My fellow Beatle fans, you're depressing me with all these votes for "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"!   :(

Quote
I consider it one my best.  It's a beautiful song, and I really like all the things that are happening in it.
-- Lennon

Quote
I think this is my favorite on The Beatles album.
-- McCartney
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 16, 2005, 08:34:43 PM
My fellow Beatle fans, you're depressing me with all these votes for "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"!   :(

Me too, but it's too late to save it now. It's way ahead in the voting.  :'(

The votes for "Helter Skelter" are killing me as well. "Helter Skelter" and "Don't Let Me Down" are tied for 2nd place, so one of them will have to go as soon as I tally up the points.  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 16, 2005, 09:07:27 PM
That's it for Round 92. We had a tie, so I used the until-now infallible point system. For the first time, we still don't have two clear "losers", because there was a tie for 2nd and 3rd place. Here's how the votes panned out: "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" - 18; "Don't Let Me Down" - 9; "Get Back" - 9; "Dear Prudence" - 8; "Helter Skelter" - 8; "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - 2.  So, we lose "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" for sure. But what about the second song to get tossed? I decided to go back to the way the regular votes came in for those two songs ("Don't Let Me Down" and "Get Back"), and give the edge to the song that had less regular votes. "Don't Let Me Down" had 3 votes (as did "Helter Skelter") but "Get Back" had only 2. Therefore...  "Don't Let Me Down" will be the other song to go this round.




BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND NINETY-THREE

This is the last round for the fourth run-through. There are six songs left, but we'll still be voting off two songs, and listing a third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Let It Be" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/LetItBe.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney (From Let It Be)
2. "Two Of Us" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/TwoOfUs.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney and Lennon (From Let It Be)
3.  "Something" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/Something.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with McCartney (From Abbey Road
4. "Carry That Weight" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/CarryThatWeight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Abbey Road)
5.  "Here Comes The Sun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/HereComesTheSun.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney (From Abbey Road)
6.  "Come Together" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat6/ComeTogether.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Abbey Road)

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 16, 2005, 09:12:17 PM
I'm really surprised "Carry That Weight" has made it this far. It HAS to go this time.

1) Carry That Weight
2) Two Of Us

3) Let It Be
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 16, 2005, 09:21:49 PM
1-  Carry That Weight
2-  Two Of Us 


3-  Here Comes The Sun

I didn't realise Get Back was that close to getting the punt.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 16, 2005, 09:54:57 PM
Time to start the Beatles Christmas messages!  :D

(http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/8641/xmas633rf.jpg)

"The Beatles Christmas Record" was a fan club only special release. Recorded on October 17, 1963 (the same day they recorded "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "This Boy") and released December 6, 1963, this was sent out only to Beatles Fan Club members. Only about 30,000 copies were pressed.

Listen to it here: The Beatles Christmas Record (1963) (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/BeatlesChristmasRecord63.html)

Quote
GEORGE:  "Thank you Ringo. We'll phone you!"

(http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 17, 2005, 01:41:19 AM
1. Carry That Weight
2. Two Of Us

3. Come Together  :-[
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Conan on December 17, 2005, 02:53:45 AM
  I just read a good article on John Lennon in an recent issue of Rolling Stone; its the one with Jay Z on the cover.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 17, 2005, 04:46:05 AM
1   Carry That Weight
2   Two Of Us


3   Come Together
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 17, 2005, 04:59:22 AM
1) Carry That Weight
2) Let It Be

3) Two of Us
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 17, 2005, 07:18:17 AM
1 Carry That Weight (Definitely not in the same league as the rest of the songs.)
2 Let It Be
3 Something
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 17, 2005, 07:43:21 AM
1. Two Of Us
2. Come Together  :'(
3. Carry That Weight  :P ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 17, 2005, 07:50:13 AM
1   Carry That Weight
2   Two Of Us

3   Let It Be




Matt, did the Radio Times Magazine Arrive?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 17, 2005, 10:31:04 AM

Matt, did the Radio Times Magazine Arrive?

Yes, it did. Lin, I'm sorry... I wanted to write you and thank you, but I haven't had time to even open the magazine yet... and I wanted to be familiar with the article before writing you. It's been just so crazy the past week with all the Christmas stuff going on. I really hope to be able to sit down and read that and the LIFE Magazine I bought soon.

I didn't have time to listen to any of the radio links you sent me either. I guess I'm going to be really happy when the holidays are over this year and I have a little more spare time again.

1. Two Of Us
2. Come Together :'(
3. Carry That Weight :P ;)

AB, what is it about Carry That Weight that you like so much?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 17, 2005, 10:41:39 AM
This thread has 1201 replies, and is the fifth largest thread in the history of this board.  :o  O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 17, 2005, 11:28:33 AM
AB, what is it about Carry That Weight that you like so much?
I honestly don't know. There's something about it.
Hard to explain why sometimes you like a song so much  ???

Anyway, I couldn't vote it off.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 17, 2005, 11:54:11 PM
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4154/christmas642cu.gif)

65,000 Beatles Fan Club members received this goody in the mail in time for Christmas, 1964. "Another Beatles Christmas Record" was recorded on October 26, 1964 (the same day they recorded "What You're Doing") and released December 18, 1964. Here are the notes from the sleeve, courtesy of http://www.pictographics.com/xmas/uk.html :

Quote
ANOTHER BEATLES CHRISTMAS RECORD sleeve notes:

     Just a year ago The Beatles made their first Christmas record for exclusive distribution to fan club members. Now at the end of another splendid period of world-wide pop supremacy our fabulous foursome have made a second equally precious recording as a Christmas gift to the club's 65,000 Beatle People. This disc will not be in the hit parade. Additional copies will never be pressed. The contents of this sleeve will make each fan club member the envy of numerous friends. Money can't buy ANOTHER BEATLES CHRISTMAS RECORD but with membership of the most with it fan club in Britain the disc comes through your letter-box free of charge in time for yuletide parties and holiday record sessions. This is the uniquely pleasant way in which John, Paul, George and Ringo choose to say Thank You to thousands of their loyal fans throughout the nation.
     The Official Beatles Fan Club of Great Britain operates from special offices in Central London. National Secretaries Anne Collingham and Bettina Rose have a hard-working staff of full-time assistants to help run the club's affairs. And in every country throughout the British Isles there is a local Area Secretary to look after members queries on a voluntary basis. Overseas you'll find a branch of the club in more than a score of countries scattered around the globe. Each branch is run quite independently but with the authorisation and supervision of Anne and Bettina in London.
     The four boys find time to pop into the club headquarters despite their hectic schedule of tours, television appearances, recording sessions, film work and broadcasts. The girls in the office still retain vivid memories of the morning Paul dropped in for a chat, joined in with the gang to stamp up a batch of membership cards and then treated the entire staff to an excellent lunch in a nearby steakhouse!


Listen to it here: Another Beatles Christmas Record (1964) (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/AnotherChristmasRecord64.html)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 18, 2005, 12:17:00 AM
That's it for Round 93, the final round of the fourth run-through. This time we lose "Carry That Weight" and "Two Of Us".

We're down to 29 songs. Here's the list:

I Saw Her Standing There
Twist and Shout
She Loves You
All My Loving
Can't Buy Me Love
Long Tall Sally
A Hard Day's Night
Things We Said Today
Ticket To Ride
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Help!
Norwegian Wood
Nowhere Man
Tomorrow Never Knows
Eleanor Rigby
Strawberry Fields Forever
A Day In The Life
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
I Am The Walrus
Revolution
Hey Jude
Dear Prudence
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Helter Skelter
Get Back
Let It Be
Something
Here Comes The Sun
Come Together

It would make a nice compilation double CD: Beatles Favorites. We'd catch hell, though, for not including "Yesterday". (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND NINETY-FOUR

This is the first round for the fifth run-through. For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting only three songs. We'll be voting off only ONE song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.

And now... back to the beginning we go!

1.  "I Saw Her Standing There" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ISawHer.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Please Please Me)
2. "Twist And Shout" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/TwistAndShout.html) (Russell/Medley); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Please Please Me)
3.  "She Loves You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/SheLovesYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Past Masters Vol. 1)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 18, 2005, 12:19:51 AM
Man, this is tough.  :o

Guess I'm gonna go with the cover song  :-\

1) Twist and Shout

2) She Loves You

At this point, it really feels like a crap shoot. There's not one here I don't love, and not one I love a lot more than the other two.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 18, 2005, 12:34:24 AM
Does anyone want to offer up a guess as to which song will be the sole survivor? I was hoping for "Helter Skelter" until I saw the amount of votes it received last round. Now I wonder if it'll even make it through this run-through.

"I Am The Walrus", after almost being voted off in the third run-through made a nice recovery in the fourth. As long as D'Amb and Chessie aren't voting  ;) I think it has a chance now.

Or, will it be "Strawberry Fields Forever"?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 18, 2005, 12:34:45 AM
1. Twist And Shout

2. I Saw Her
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 18, 2005, 12:39:57 AM
Does anyone want to offer up a guess as to which song will be the sole survivor? I was hoping for "Helter Skelter" until I saw the amount of votes it received last round. Now I wonder if it'll even make it through this run-through.

"I Am The Walrus", after almost being voted off in the third run-through made a nice recovery in the fourth. As long as D'Amb and Chessie aren't voting  ;) I think it has a chance now.

Or, will it be "Strawberry Fields Forever"?
I wish it was Eleanor Rigby or While My Guitar Gently Weeps ... but maybe they're already gone  ???
But I'm sure Eleanor Rigby will go anyway. It was almost voted off a few rounds ago if I remember well  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 18, 2005, 12:41:48 AM
They're both still here. I was wondering if George had a chance of composing the "best" Beatles song. I'd think "Here Comes The Sun" might beat out "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", though.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 18, 2005, 01:01:14 AM
Does anyone want to offer up a guess as to which song will be the sole survivor? I was hoping for "Helter Skelter" until I saw the amount of votes it received last round. Now I wonder if it'll even make it through this run-through.

That's exactly what I was thinking about with "Get Back".
All I know is the sole survivor will come from the 1967-70 period.
As for this round   (http://users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/sad/533.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 18, 2005, 01:34:13 AM
I reckon Strawberry Fields has a strong chance.. as does Walrus and Something.. It's still wide open.

This round

1   Twist And Shout


2   She Loves You


Long Tall Sally must go....... soon
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 18, 2005, 01:53:19 AM
1. Twist And Shout
2 . She Loves You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 18, 2005, 03:42:29 AM
Oh well,like I've said in the past,the longer you take to decide the harder it is.So.........

1-  Twist And Shout


2-  She Loves You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 18, 2005, 04:28:22 AM
Does anyone want to offer up a guess as to which song will be the sole survivor? I was hoping for "Helter Skelter" until I saw the amount of votes it received last round. Now I wonder if it'll even make it through this run-through.

"I Am The Walrus", after almost being voted off in the third run-through made a nice recovery in the fourth. As long as D'Amb and Chessie aren't voting  ;) I think it has a chance now.

Or, will it be "Strawberry Fields Forever"?

I like all the songs remaining, and only "Long Tall Sally" I think made it too far, which isn't to say that my own personal choices wouldn't have been different -- like "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" over "Get Back"!   :)  (But "Things We Said Today" made it to the top 29!)

But I hope the surviving song is a John song.  My favorite Paul song remaining isn't even in the top ten from these surviving songs!

My votes:

1 Twist and Shout
2 She Loves You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: allycat on December 18, 2005, 06:23:51 AM
1. Twist And Shout
2. She Loves You

Joining you for the first time in a long time...I confess I was living in a kibbutz for the past few months. Living the hermit life :) Anyway what better way to return than to post about The Beatles? :) And RIP John Lennon, although I'm a little late for the anniversary...

P.S. I would love Norwegian Wood to survive. Such a beautiful song, don't you think, Matt?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 18, 2005, 07:44:44 AM
1. Twist and Shout - time to say goodbye to the cover
                                 versions.

2. She Loves You




Long Tall Sally must go....... soon


I can't believe it's still here, I would not have said it was their best cover  ???
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 18, 2005, 08:06:15 AM
Hi Ally! Great to see you posting again, and especially here in this thread!  :)


P.S. I would love Norwegian Wood to survive. Such a beautiful song, don't you think, Matt?

Yup, it's one of my favorites.

I guess I can be blamed somewhat for "Long Tall Sally" still being here. I don't think I placed a vote against that one yet this game. However, I'm ready for it to go this time. The cover songs must go this time through.

I think the only song I feel made it too far is "Get Back"! (Sorry, tgy!) It was up against strong competition, and IMO better songs, and managed to scrape through. I think it'll have to go this time.  >:D

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 18, 2005, 01:30:32 PM
Difficult choice but here it is.

1 Twist and Shout   :'(


She Loves You   :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: allycat on December 18, 2005, 04:15:48 PM
Hi Ally! Great to see you posting again, and especially here in this thread!  :)

I guess I can be blamed somewhat for "Long Tall Sally" still being here. I don't think I placed a vote against that one yet this game. However, I'm ready for it to go this time. The cover songs must go this time through.

I think the only song I feel made it too far is "Get Back"! (Sorry, tgy!) It was up against strong competition, and IMO better songs, and managed to scrape through. I think it'll have to go this time.  >:D


Hi Matt! Good to see you too. I quite like 'Get Back' actually, although there are others I like more. Seems like most people are of the same mindset when it comes to voting off songs this time though :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 18, 2005, 09:01:02 PM


                                 (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002UUH.01._SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Went searching for that on CD today but found this updated version.

                                 (http://img.tesco.com/pi/entertainment/CD/LF/662784_CD_L_F.jpg)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 18, 2005, 09:42:21 PM
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7557/christmas656wg.gif)


 "The Beatles Third Christmas Record" was recorded on November 8, 1965 (the same day they recorded "Think For Yourself") and released only to their fan club members on December 17, 1965. A newsletter was included with the record. Here it is, courtesy of http://www.pictographics.com/xmas/uk.html :

Quote
THE BEATLES THIRD CHRISTMAS RECORD sleeve notes:

     THE BEATLES THIRD CHRISTMAS RECORD was made immediately after The Beatles finished work on their latest album Rubber Soul. To complete those fourteen LP tracks John, Paul, George and Ringo spent a series of whole days and whole nights in the recording studio with George Martin. Never before have they given such concentrated and extended attention to the production of an album. The Beatles have always been perfectionists but on this occasion they spent a great deal of time creating an unusually wide range of different instrumental sounds. They set out to make Rubber Soul the most varied LP programme of their career and they succeeded in achieving this aim.
     A special fan club record from John, Paul, George and Ringo for Christmas has become a tradition. At the same time the project remains unique in that The Beatles are the only group to make an annual gift of this kind to their truest fans. THE BEATLES THIRD CHRISTMAS RECORD cannot be bought in the shops. Copies are not available at any price to people who do not belong to The Official Beatles Fan Club Of Great Britain. That's what makes the entire venture so intriguing. Just about everything else the four boys do whether it is a concert tour, a recording session or a television show becomes (more or less) public property. But these Christmas records remain personal and exclusive collectors gems whose value to Beatle People will increase with each year that passes.
     Incidentally, I wonder how many members recognise the setting of the picture to be seen on the front of this sleeve. It was taken in Granada's Manchester television studios when the boys made their spectacular The Music Of Lennon And McCartney. A few seconds after the photograph was taken, The Beatles launched into the energetic performance of Day Tripper which closes the first part of the programme.
     On behalf of the boys, fan club secretary Anne Collingham writes umpteen Thank You letters during the course of the year. I think it's time somebody said Thank You to Anne and her hardworking staff of girls on Monmouth Street. There's never a quiet moment at the club headquarters but Anne's busy band love what they're doing and even when things get particularly hectic you'll always find them helpful if you drop in or telephone the office.
TONY BARROW


Listen to it here: The Beatles Third Christmas Record (1965) (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/Beatles3rdChristmasRec65.html)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 18, 2005, 10:23:02 PM
That's it for Round 94. This time we lose "Twist and Shout".




BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND NINETY-FIVE

For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting three songs. We'll be voting off one song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.


1.  "All My Loving" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/AllMyLoving.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison (From With The Beatles)
2. "Can't Buy Me Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/CantBuyMeLove.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From A Hard Day's Night)
3.  "Long Tall Sally" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/LongTallSally.html) (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell); Lead vocal: McCartney (From Past Masters Vol. 1)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 18, 2005, 10:23:44 PM
Easy! "Long Tall Sally", or I'd have to deal with some angry Beatles fans! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

2nd choice: All My Loving (sure it won't have to go this time, though)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 18, 2005, 11:09:04 PM
1-  Long Tall Sally

2-  All My Loving
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 19, 2005, 12:49:25 AM
1. Long Tall Sally
2. All My Loving
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 19, 2005, 01:13:40 AM
1 Long Tall Sally
2 All My Loving
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 19, 2005, 03:11:43 AM
1. Long Tall Sally
2. Can't Buy Me Love
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 19, 2005, 09:42:17 AM
1   Long tall Sally

2   Mmmmm toughie..... Can't Buy Me Love
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 19, 2005, 01:08:51 PM
1   Long Tall Sally

All My Loving
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 19, 2005, 04:45:46 PM
1. Long Tall Sally

2. All My Loving


first easy choice for a while
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 19, 2005, 08:00:21 PM
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/7026/christmas661tq.gif)


 "Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas" was recorded on November 25, 1966 and released only to their fan club members on December 16, 1966. The cover was designed by Paul.

Listen to it here: Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas (1966) (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/EverywhereItsChristmas66.html)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 19, 2005, 08:21:58 PM
1) Long Tall Sally
2) All My Loving
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 19, 2005, 09:21:34 PM
That's it for Round 95. It's our first sweep! Everyone voted off "Long Tall Sally", so we're done with the cover versions.



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND NINETY-SIX

For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting three songs. We'll be voting off one song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.


1.  "A Hard Day's Night" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/AHardDaysNight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney(From A Hard Day's Night)
2. "Things We Said Today" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ThingsWeSaidToday.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney (From A Hard Day's Night)
3.  "Ticket To Ride" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/TicketToRide.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Help!)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 19, 2005, 09:22:10 PM
1) Things We Said Today

2) A Hard Day's Night  :(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 19, 2005, 09:56:44 PM
1-  Things We Said Today

2-  Ticket To Ride
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 19, 2005, 10:43:06 PM
1) Things We Said Today

2) Ticket to Ride
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 19, 2005, 11:36:37 PM
1. Things We Said Today
2. Hard Days Night
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 20, 2005, 05:32:14 AM
1. Things We Said Today  :'(

2. A Hard Day's Night
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 20, 2005, 05:49:49 AM
1   A Hard Days Night

2   Things We Said Today
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 20, 2005, 06:15:27 AM
1. Things We Said Today
2. Hard Days Night   :P
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 20, 2005, 09:58:12 AM
1 A Hard Day's Night
2 Things We Said Today

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 20, 2005, 10:31:48 AM
1   Ticket To Ride

2    A Hard Days Night
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 20, 2005, 10:36:08 AM
Controversial, Lin......  ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 20, 2005, 01:35:31 PM
1. Things We Said Today  :'(

2. A Hard Day's Night
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 20, 2005, 11:12:49 PM
(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/4994/christmas6718wc.jpg)

(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2822/christmas6721jl.jpg)


"Christmas Time Is Here Again" was recorded on November 28, 1967 and released only to their fan club members on December 15, 1967. The cover was designed by Julian Lennon, John Lennon and Ringo Starr. This was the last Christmas record the Beatles recorded together as a group.

Listen to it here: "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" (Short Version) (1967) (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat10/ChristmasTimeShortVersion.html)

EDIT:  Sorry, there was some trouble with that sound file. Hopefully it's working now.

EDIT AGAIN:  Nope. I'm working on fixing it.  ???

LAST EDIT: Unfortunately, for some really ODD reason, I can't get the full version of this song to work tonight. I've re-recorded it a few times, and re-transferred it to a RM file a few times. But, when I upload it to Geocities, something happens at the same spot every time... and it plays fine when I listen to it directly from my hard drive. Fortunately, my Christmas CD has a "short version" that I can load as an MP3 on Geocities. That's what we have this time. Sorry I can't get the regular full version uploaded for everyone to hear.  :(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 21, 2005, 12:05:52 AM
That's it for Round 96. This time we lose "Things We Said Today".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND NINETY-SEVEN

For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting three songs. We'll be voting off one song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.


1.  "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/YouveGotToHide.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Help!)
2. "Help!" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Help.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison  (From Help!
3.  "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/NorwegianWood.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Rubber Soul)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 21, 2005, 12:07:18 AM
Well, this is tough. These are all really great songs.

1) Help  :(

2) Norwegian Wood  :(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 21, 2005, 12:17:08 AM
1) Help
2) Norwegian Wood
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 21, 2005, 12:32:37 AM
1-  You've Got To Hide Your Love Away


2-  Help
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 21, 2005, 01:26:50 AM
Help

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 21, 2005, 04:12:10 AM
1. Help

2.Norwegian Wood


Very,very tough round
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 21, 2005, 04:36:20 AM
1-  You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
2- Norwegian Wood
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 21, 2005, 04:41:31 AM
1 Help!
2 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 21, 2005, 09:10:21 AM
1. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
2. Norwegian Wood
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 21, 2005, 10:27:38 AM
1. Norwegian Wood
2. You've Got To Hide Your love Away
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 21, 2005, 12:09:33 PM
very tough.....


1   Help


2   Norwegian Wood
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 21, 2005, 08:30:49 PM
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/149/uk1968front1iw.gif)


"Christmas 1968" was recorded in November, 1968 and released only to their fan club members on December 20, 1968.


Here are the sleeve notes, courtesy of http://www.pictographics.com/xmas/uk.html :

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THE BEATLES SIXTH CHRISTMAS RECORD sleeve notes:

RECORDED in November 1968 at the lush London homes of Beatle John and Beatle Paul and in the back of Beatle Ringos diesel-powered removal van somewhere in Surrey. The voice of Beatle George is heard because Yours Faithfully, The G.P.D., did something right and joined up 6,000 miles of telephone links at an appropriate moment. Additional material was recorded earlier in the elegant Esher home of Beatle George during rehearsal sessions for The Beatles LP album set.

Listen to it here: "Christmas 1968" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/Christmas1968.html)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 21, 2005, 08:59:11 PM
I know what's on everyone's minds this year: "How am I gonna find the time to pull myself away from the holiday festivities to vote in the Clint Eastwood Web Board Beatles Song Survivor Game?" Well.... just to alleviate all those rabid concerns, the round I post on the 23rd will remain active until December 26th. I'm going to be having company staying at the house this year, and I don't expect to be online on Christmas Eve or Christmas Night. If I am, it'll just be a quick check of board posts, and not long enough to put up a new round. So, no one has to worry about missing a round during the holidays.  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 21, 2005, 09:17:23 PM
That's it for Round 97. This time we lose "Help!".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND NINETY-EIGHT

For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting three songs. We'll be voting off one song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.

1.  "Nowhere Man" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/NowhereMan.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Rubber Soul)
2. "Tomorrow Never Knows" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/TomorrowNeverKnows.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon  (From Revolver)
3.  "Eleanor Rigby" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/EleanorRigby.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Revolver)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 21, 2005, 09:18:19 PM
1) Nowhere Man

2) Eleanor Rigby
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 21, 2005, 09:57:26 PM
1-  Nowhere Man

2-  Eleanor Rigby
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 21, 2005, 10:15:33 PM
1   Nowhere Man

2   Eleanor Rigby
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 21, 2005, 10:38:18 PM
Thanks to mgk, I have a new recording of the long version of "Christmas Time Is Here Again" from 1967 that I was having so much trouble with last night. Anyway.... here's a link to listen to it:

Christmas Time Is Here Again (1967) (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat9/ChristmasTimeIsHereAgain.html)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 22, 2005, 01:39:47 AM
1. Nowhere Man

2. Tomorrow Never Knows
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 22, 2005, 01:51:55 AM
1. Nowhere Man
2. Eleanor Rigby
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 22, 2005, 04:24:17 AM
1. Tomorrow never Knows
2. Nowhere Man
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 22, 2005, 04:47:44 AM
1 Nowhere Man
2 Eleanor Rigby
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 22, 2005, 09:14:32 AM
1   Nowhere man

2   Eleanor Rigby
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 22, 2005, 06:02:10 PM
1. Nowhere Man

2. Tommorow Never Knows
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 22, 2005, 08:02:41 PM
(http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/3103/christmas196917dp.jpg)

(http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/1878/christmas6923jq.jpg)


"The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record" was recorded in the Fall of 1969 and released only to their fan club members on December 19, 1969. The artwork was done by Ringo and his son, Zak Starkey.


Here are the sleeve notes, courtesy of http://www.pictographics.com/xmas/uk.html :

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THE BEATLES SEVENTH CHRISTMAS RECORD sleeve notes:

From Ascot in Berkshire, from Weybridge in Surrey, from St. John's Wood in the Borough of Marylebone and from Apple in the West End, John Ringo Paul and George send you these tapes of love and greetings soldered into a collective disc by the iron wrist of Maurice Cole. The Beatles wish all of you a happy Christmas and may the Seventies Give Peace a Chance.

Listen to it here: "The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record" (1969) (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat7/Christmas1969.html)

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 22, 2005, 08:21:09 PM
That's it for Round 98. This time we lose "Nowhere Man".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND NINETY-NINE

For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting three songs. We'll be voting off one song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.

1.  "Strawberry Fields Forever" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/StrawberryFieldsForever.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Magical Mystery Tour)
2. "A Day In The Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ADayInTheLife.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
3.  "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/LucyInTheSky.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 22, 2005, 08:23:49 PM
1) Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

2) A Day In The Life  :'( :'( :'(

And if you think THIS round is tough, wait'll I post the 100th round--it'll have to be the toughest round YET. And, by chance, that's right where the game is gonna sit until December 26th.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 23, 2005, 12:42:40 AM
1. Lucy In A Sky With Diamonds
2. Strawberry Fields Forever  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 23, 2005, 02:38:45 AM
1   Lucy In The Sky


2   A Day In The Life
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 23, 2005, 04:04:05 AM
1   Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

2    A Day In The Life 


Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 23, 2005, 04:22:37 AM
1 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds
2 Strawberry Fields Forever
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 23, 2005, 04:23:45 AM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


1. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

2. Strawberry Fields Forever


Ouch! Matt how tough can the next round be?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 23, 2005, 04:52:11 AM
1. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds  :P

2. Strawberry Fields Forever :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 23, 2005, 06:45:32 AM
It's interesting to see the split for "A Day In the Life" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" for the second choice. They're both songs that I think could very easily be the Sole Survivor. And it's almost a dead heat.

That being said, I'm not even sure that I'd vote the same way between them next time they come up (they'll both survive this round). They're both so great, and trying to choose between them is really hard.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 23, 2005, 04:24:08 PM
We've heard all the Beatles Christmas messages. Now, time to start the solo Beatles Christmas songs. I'm saving John's for the place of honor (tomorrow night), since it's easily the best solo Beatles Christmas song. This one is Paul's, and it's always annoyed me. But, maybe someone out there will enjoy it.  ;)

(http://img314.imageshack.us/img314/4091/wonderfulchristmastime5bh.jpg)

Listen to it here: Wonderful Christmastime (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat8/WonderfulChristmastime.html)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 24, 2005, 01:24:11 AM
That's it for round 99. This was another landslide vote, and we lose "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds".


Ouch! Matt how tough can the next round be?

Well.............  :-\




BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND ONE HUNDRED

For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting three songs. We'll be voting off one song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.

1.  "I Am The Walrus" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/IAmTheWalrus.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from Magical Mystery Tour
2. "Revolution" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/Revolution.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from Past Masters, Vol. 2
3.  "Hey Jude" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/HeyJude.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from Past Masters Vol. 2


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 24, 2005, 01:24:30 AM
1) Hey Jude

2) Revolution
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 24, 2005, 01:44:24 AM
1   Revolution

2   Hey Jude
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 24, 2005, 03:27:50 AM
1. Revolution
2. I Am The Walrus :'(

I simply LOVE "Hey Jude" ...
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 24, 2005, 03:56:19 AM
1) Hey Jude

2) Revolution
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 24, 2005, 03:58:13 AM
1   Revolution

2   Hey Jude
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 24, 2005, 04:36:28 AM
1 Hey Jude
2 Revolution
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 24, 2005, 11:43:35 AM
Matt, I made my mom a mixed CD of differant artists singing Christmas songs and I put that McCartney one it. Everytime it comes on I cringe. I can't stand that song. It just seems so tacky.

1) Revolution
2) I Am The Walrus
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 24, 2005, 12:22:47 PM
Ahhh, I see what you mean Matt :-\

OK here goes

1. Hey Jude .............. there I've done it now :'(

2. I Am The Walrus


Long live the Revolution ;)

By the way I hope every one here has a Merry Christmas
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 24, 2005, 01:07:48 PM
Merry Christmas, Beatles fans! (http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/1580/beatleschristmascartoon7mh.jpg)



"Happy XMas (War Is Over)" was written and recorded by John and Yoko (with the Harlem Community Choir), and released December 1, 1971. John and Yoko's campaign for peace included huge billboard displays such as this one, which Yoko recreated in 1998:

(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/1566/newyorkwarisover123119980rr.jpg)

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This is a billboard event John and I did 29 years ago, in Xmas of 1969. At the time, it created good vibrations around the world and gave people strength.

The message is "We can do it". and it's still valid. If one billion people in the world would think peace - we're gonna get it. You may think "well, how are we going to get one billion people to think? Isn't this something we should leave to the politicians, who have the power to do those things?" Well, politicians cannot do anything without your support. We are the power. Remember, you don't have to do much. The power works in delicate and mysterious ways. Visualize the domino effect and just start thinking positive, that we are all together in this. Thoughts are infectious.

For this Holiday Season I wanted this to be a gift to you from John and I. Have fun with it. Stand in front of the Billboard. Take photos of yourselves, your friends and family. Send them out, so the message will circulate.

Above all, have fun. I hope you have a good one. Lots of love.

Yoko Ono

December 1, 1998
(Courtesy of http://www.instantkarma.com/warisover.html)

(http://www.strawberrywalrus.com/graphics/waroverpic.jpg)

(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/4523/happyxmaswarisover9jt.jpg)


Listen to it here: Happy XMas (War Is Over) (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat9/HappyChristmasWarIsOver.html)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: allycat on December 24, 2005, 04:50:48 PM
1) Hey Jude (always thought that song was overrated!)

2) Revolution

Merry Xmas Beatles fans! I love 'War Is Over'. The best Xmas song ever...
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Christopher on December 24, 2005, 09:53:21 PM
"Hey Jude" is one of my favorite Beatles songs, if not my number one favorite out of the few songs I've heard from them over all.

I tried once to listen to one of the songs through the links provided, and saw how incredibly long it would take for my incredibly slow computer to download, so that's actually the reason why I've stayed away from this thread. I've heard a good portion of the songs they play on the radio, and I own the Beatles 1 CD, and that's about it.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 24, 2005, 11:08:42 PM
Well, Christopher... I was gonna say that you should vote this round so that you could help save "Hey Jude". I mistakenly assumed that "I Am The Walrus" and "Revolution" would be on the Beatles 1 CD. But, of course... they were both "B" sides (to "Hello Goodbye" and "Hey Jude") so, they didn't make the album.  Yup... somehow Paul's songs wound up the "A" sides most often in those later years.  ::)

This is the main reason why I'm not a fan of Beatles 1. Those two singles in particular are really Double A-side singles, but 1 ignores this. John's later works aren't represented well at all on this CD. From 1966 to 1970, John's greatest and most creative and innovative period, there are only THREE of his songs on this CD. THREE! Meanwhile, TEN songs on 1 from this era are McCartney songs! THREE Lennon songs to TEN McCartney songs!! And it's particularly annoying because this album is very often the only Beatles album that some younger fans will ever have. They buy this one album, think they have the "best" of the Beatles, and may never buy a studio album of theirs to learn what The Beatles were really about. What a lopsided view of the Beatles 1 gives! The Beatles are best represented by their studio albums--not hit compilations. But, if compilations are the only albums some folks will ever have, a combination of the "Red" and "Blue" albums would be a much truer representation of their greatest music.

I give 1 a big (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/Themes/yabbse/images/post/thumbdown.gif), and STRONGLY urge anyone who doesn't know the Beatles beyond 1 to rush to their nearest record store and buy "The White Album", "Revolver" or "Abbey Road".

Sorry for the rant.  :-\

I was watching the Imagine DVD a couple of weeks ago, and there was this scene were John and Yoko were walking through Central Park, and they got called over by fans who were freaking out that they were meeting John Lennon. After they got to meet John, one of them yells "Hey man, I have the Blue album. That's the greatest album ever, man!" and John just kinda nods as he's walking off. Can you imagine what he was thinking? "BLUE album? The only coloured album we ever made was the f***ing White Album!"

There was another scene from the Imagine DVD that I like so much that I'll post it verbatim. Yoko narrates the beginning of the segment:

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YOKO:  There was no sort of particular security, and one of our assistants told us that there was this strange guy that was just staying in our gardens almost every night. John always felt responsible for these people because they were the result of his songs. That's how he felt.

(Scene shows John and Yoko outside with one of their assistants, and a young homeless man.)

JOHN (to fan): Don't confuse the songs with your own life. I mean, they might have relevance to your own life, but a lot of things do. So we met, you know. I'm just a guy who writes songs.

FAN:  Yeah. I figured that if we met... I'd know, just by meeting you.

JOHN: Know what?

FAN:  That it all fits, you know?

JOHN: Anything fits, you know, if you're tripping off on some trip, anything fits, you know.

FAN: Like when you said "Boy you're gonna carry that weight a long time..." that was just....

JOHN: That's Paul who sang that.

FAN: Paul sang that?

JOHN: But that belongs to all of us. He's singing about all of us.

FAN: Remember that one "You can radiate everything you are. You can penetrate anywhere you go?"

JOHN: Yeah. I was just having fun with words. It was literally a nonsense song. I mean, Dylan does that. Anybody does that, you know. You just take words and you stick them together and see if they have any meaning. And some of them do, some of them don't. See, that last album of mine was me coming out of my dream. You can last your whole life on that dream, you know? And then it's all over.

FAN: You weren't thinking of anyone in particular when you were singing all that?

JOHN: How could I be? How could I be thinking of you?!

FAN: Well, I don't know, maybe, I don't care, me. But it's just all... it's all somebody.

JOHN: I'm thinking about me, or at best Yoko, if it's a love song. I'm saying, you know, I had a good [email protected]#t today and this is what I thought this morning, and I love you, Yoko, or whatever. I'm singing about me and my life, you know. And if it's relevant for other people's lives, that's all right.

FAN: (Nods)

(Pause)

JOHN: You hungry? (waits for answer) Hmmm?

FAN: Yeah.

JOHN: Let's give him something to drink.

(They all go inside to John and Yoko's kitchen where they have breakfast together.)

Besides for getting to see how great John was to his fans, this scene makes me laugh because this guy was actually LIVING in John's gardens -- believed that John was writing songs TO HIM -- but didn't know that "Carry That Weight" was a McCartney song! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 25, 2005, 05:10:28 AM

I give 1 a big (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/Themes/yabbse/images/post/thumbdown.gif), and STRONGLY urge anyone who doesn't know the Beatles beyond 1 to rush to their nearest record store and buy "The White Album", "Revolver" or "Abbey Road".

It was a good rant, and I agree with your choices of albums for a starting point.   :)

I've seen that scene your talking about many times, and it's funny, charming, and a little scary too, all at the same time.  I understand seeing John walking around New York during those last few years would have been a common thing, and he was usually very gracious to all the people he encountered.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Christopher on December 25, 2005, 04:37:09 PM
Quote
I was gonna say that you should vote this round so that you could help save "Hey Jude". I mistakenly assumed that "I Am The Walrus" and "Revolution" would be on the Beatles 1 CD.
I think I may have heard a very brief portion of "I Am the Walrus," but don't really remember it. "Revolution" is one that is commonly played on the radio.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 26, 2005, 05:27:23 PM
1. Hey Jude
2. I Am The Walrus
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 26, 2005, 06:27:44 PM
That's it for round 100. This time we lose "Hey Jude".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND ONE HUNDRED AND ONE

For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting three songs. We'll be voting off one song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.

1.  "Dear Prudence" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/DearPrudence.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon; from The Beatles (The White Album)
2. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/WhileMyGuitarGentlyWeeps.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison; from The Beatles (The White Album)
3.  "Helter Skelter" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/HelterSkelter.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from The Beatles (The White Album)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 26, 2005, 07:58:23 PM
I love "Dear Prudence", but I'm not willing to let go of "Helter Skelter yet. It's my favorite this round. So, off with Prudence.

2nd choice: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 26, 2005, 11:38:21 PM
Wow, tgy missed round 100. I wonder how upset he'll be to find out that "Hey Jude" was kicked off. And it only lost by ONE vote.  :o
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 26, 2005, 11:56:02 PM
Sorry Matt

1   Helter Skelter

2   Dear Prudence
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 26, 2005, 11:57:44 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 27, 2005, 01:18:45 AM
:-\

1. Helter Skelter

2. Dear Prudence
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 27, 2005, 05:45:35 AM
Sorry too :-[

1. Helter Skelter

2. Dear Prudence
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 27, 2005, 06:33:52 AM
Gah!!!  :o
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 27, 2005, 07:59:24 AM
1   Helter Skelter...... sorry pal  :-[

2  Dear Prudence
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 27, 2005, 09:56:45 AM
Ouch.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 27, 2005, 10:15:49 AM
1. Dear Prudence
2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 27, 2005, 10:25:36 AM
 O0 Yay Brendan!!!!

Save Helter Skelter!  :D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 27, 2005, 10:29:29 AM
I don't know Matt... I think we've lost it.  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 27, 2005, 11:19:59 AM
1 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
2 Helter Skelter (I don't want to be the one to put the nail in the coffin... 8))
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 27, 2005, 03:09:13 PM
This is looking like it's a sad, sad day. I'm gonna go drown my sorrows in a bottomless glass of beer.

The next round will be going up late tonight, since I'll be out getting hammered.

Of course, it's not too late to surprise me when I come home with a few (oh, I don't know... SIX or so) votes for Prudence.  ;)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 27, 2005, 04:37:09 PM
1. Dear Prudence - tactical vote(save Helter Skelter >:D)

2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 28, 2005, 01:04:36 AM
That ends it Round 101. This time we lose "Helter Skelter".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND ONE HUNDRED AND TWO

For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting three songs. We'll be voting off one song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.

1.  "Get Back" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/GetBack.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from Let It Be
2. "Let It Be" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/LetItBe.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney; from Let It Be
3. "Something" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/Something.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with McCartney; from Abbey Road

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 28, 2005, 01:09:55 AM
Thanks, LP, for the vote to try to stop the rampage of votes to throw away "Helter Skelter". Unfortunately, it was too late to save it. tgy, where WERE you? We could have used your vote last round!

Well, this round is a breeze-and-a-half for me. GOODBYE "Get Back". Get Back to where you once belonged... in the eliminated songs folder.

Second choice: "Something".

"Let It Be" is speaking to me tonight, as it always does in my hour of darkness....

Quote
And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow
Let it be

Yes, we lost "Helter Skelter", but there is still a light that shines on me.... shine until tomorrow.......  :'(

Well, I guess I'll go to sleep, and fill my head with thoughts of "I Am The Walrus" being the sole survivor. That will bring some comfort on this sad night.  :'( :'( :'( :'(
 
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 28, 2005, 01:20:22 AM
I hope tgy will be here this round  :o
He's gonna regret it if he doesn't show up today. Last week he campaigned to save Get Back  ;D

1. Something
2. Let It Be
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 28, 2005, 01:32:15 AM
1   Get Back


2   Let It Be 

Very tough choice but Something has to stay...
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Agent on December 28, 2005, 02:08:15 AM
1.  Something
2.  Let It Be
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 28, 2005, 05:17:10 AM
1 Get Back
2 Something

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Christopher on December 28, 2005, 08:14:14 AM
Hey, I know these well.

Sorry, tgy, I know you were looking for some support. I like "Get Back" a lot myself, but I gotta vote off:

1. "Let it Be"
2. "Get Back"
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 28, 2005, 09:39:18 AM
Things don't look so good for Get Back right now  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 28, 2005, 10:26:47 AM
1   Get Back

2   Something
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 28, 2005, 11:10:44 AM
Quote
Something must stay... Capish
                                            Frank Sinatra
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 28, 2005, 11:53:37 AM
Sorry to see "Helter Skelter" go. It's such a great track - proto punk energy with an excellent guitar riff.

1. Get Back - good song but not in the same league as Let It Be

2. Something
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 28, 2005, 05:37:53 PM
1- Let it Be
2- Get Back
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 28, 2005, 10:37:24 PM
Great to see you join in the game, Agent and Christopher!  O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 28, 2005, 10:54:14 PM
That ends Round 102. This time we lose "Get Back".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND ONE HUNDRED AND THREE

This is the final round of the fifth run-through. There are only two songs left, and we'll be voting off one. In the event of a tie, the round will stay open until the tie is broken.


1.  "Here Comes The Sun" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/HereComesTheSun.html) (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney (From Abbey Road)
2. "Come Together" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/ComeTogether.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Abbey Road)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 28, 2005, 11:05:08 PM
1. Here Comes the Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 29, 2005, 02:16:16 AM
Come Together
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 29, 2005, 02:53:52 AM
Here comes The Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 29, 2005, 04:26:43 AM
Here Comes The Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 29, 2005, 04:38:38 AM
Here Comes the Sun
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 29, 2005, 05:05:45 AM
If this keeps up it will be There Goes The Sun. ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 29, 2005, 05:59:21 AM
Come Together
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chessie on December 29, 2005, 12:37:20 PM
Come Together
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 29, 2005, 05:12:34 PM
Come Together
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2005, 08:45:28 PM
It looks like I'm in the unenviable position of casting the tie-breaking vote between "Come Together" and "Here Comes The Sun". Well......

There Goes The Sun......  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2005, 09:11:22 PM
That ends Round 103. This time we lose "Here Comes The Sun".


We're down to 19 songs now:

I Saw Her Standing There
She Loves You
All My Loving
Can't Buy Me Love
A Hard Day's Night
Ticket To Ride
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Norwegian Wood
Tomorrow Never Knows
Eleanor Rigby
Strawberry Fields Forever
A Day In The Life
I Am The Walrus
Revolution
Dear Prudence
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Let It Be
Something
Come Together

We now start the sixth run-through.....



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR

For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting three songs. We'll be voting off one song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.

1.  "I Saw Her Standing There" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/ISawHer.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Please Please Me)
2. "She Loves You" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/SheLovesYou.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison (From Past Masters Vol. 1)
3. "All My Loving" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/AllMyLoving.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison (From With The Beatles)

(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2005, 09:13:34 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but looking over the list of the final 19 songs, I think "Dear Prudence" may have lasted a bit too long, and "Helter Skelter" should still be on there. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/instantrazz.gif)

My votes for this round:

1) All My Loving

2) She Loves You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2005, 09:18:17 PM
I'm starting to worry about tgy... we haven't seen him for a week now. I know it's the holidays and he's just probably busy, but still....

Get back, tgy. Get back to where you once belonged... to the Clint board.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 30, 2005, 01:15:07 AM
1   She Loves You

2   All My Loving
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 30, 2005, 02:22:31 AM
1. All My Loving

2. I Saw Her
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 30, 2005, 05:24:10 AM
1 All My Loving
2 She Loves You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 30, 2005, 05:30:19 AM
I don't know about anyone else, but looking over the list of the final 19 songs, I think "Dear Prudence" may have lasted a bit too long, and "Helter Skelter" should still be on there. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/instantrazz.gif)

Well, I'm one who prefers "Dear Prudence" a hundred times over "Helter Skelter."  But I did not want to be the one to seal the deal on "Helter Skelter" being thrown off, but I started to worry at the end there when it got close, but I wasn't going to change my vote, figuring you'd owe me big if "Helter Skelter" made a comeback... :D  I just think "Dear Prudence" is one of the greatest songs of the Beatles.  Personally, I can't figure out why "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" didn't get more votes. 

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 30, 2005, 06:45:07 AM
1   All My Loving

2   She Loves You




I wonder if tgy is sitting on a beach somewhere or playing golf.   Usually the time between Christmas and New Year is pne of the summer holidays in OZ.   At least I always took it off and the weather was at it's best then in the mountains.

I miss him too and his votes.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 30, 2005, 07:03:43 AM
 :) I'm back from holidays, and vote :

1. I Saw Her Standing There
2. She Loves You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on December 30, 2005, 10:44:43 AM

** Do the right thing and VOTE for "All My Loving" and "I Saw Her Standing There". **
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1. All My Loving

2. I Saw Her Standing There
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 30, 2005, 10:58:14 AM
1) All My Loving

2) She Loves You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 30, 2005, 04:50:15 PM
1. All My Loving

2. She Loves You
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 30, 2005, 11:31:23 PM
Time for the last holiday song ... George Harrison released his New Year's Eve song "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" on December 23, 1974:

(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/2003/dingdong8wz.jpg)

Listen to it here: Ding Dong, Ding Dong (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat4/DingDongDingDong.html)

Happy New Year!!! (http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/6272/newyear6li.jpg)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 30, 2005, 11:31:40 PM
That ends Round 104. This time we lose "All My Loving".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE

For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting three songs. We'll be voting off one song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.

1.  "Can't Buy Me Love" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/CantBuyMeLove.html)  (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From A Hard Day's Night)
2. "A Hard Day's Night" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/AHardDaysNight.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney(From A Hard Day's Night)
3. "Ticket To Ride" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/TicketToRide.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Help!)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 30, 2005, 11:32:25 PM
1) Can't Buy Me Love

2) Ticket to Ride  :-\

I just can't vote off "A Hard Day's Night" with that fantastic opening chord.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on December 31, 2005, 01:24:37 AM
1. Ticket To Ride
2. Can't Buy Me Love
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 31, 2005, 01:55:43 AM
1. Can't Buy Me Love

2. Hard Day's Night  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 31, 2005, 03:14:54 AM
1   Ticket To Ride

2   Can't Buy Me Love
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on December 31, 2005, 04:04:11 AM
1) Can't Buy Me Love

2) Ticket to Ride
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 31, 2005, 04:16:07 AM
A Happy New Year to you too Matt.    and all the board members.

(http://www.edinburghshogmanay.org/images/gallery/2.jpg)


Thank you Matt for this brilliant thread and the fun we have had joining in with it.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on December 31, 2005, 05:08:46 AM
1 Can't Buy Me Love
2 A Hard Day's Night

I gotta save "Ticket To Ride"!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on December 31, 2005, 05:23:53 AM
Yeah, Happy New Year everyone and thanks again Matt for running this great thread. Appreciated.

OK.. here goes..

1   Can't Buy Me Love

2   Hard days Night


Great songs.. but I think Ticket To Ride is far superior.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on December 31, 2005, 06:20:57 AM
1. Can't Buy Me Love - can't argue with the sentiment
                                    but not the best song here.

2. A Hard Day's Night - 2nd choice much more difficult I
                                     do love that opening chord too
                                     Matt  " KERRANG!"  8)   
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: allycat on December 31, 2005, 06:29:42 PM
1) Can't Buy Me Love
2) Ticket To Ride

Echoing most people here, but it's the way I feel!

And HAPPY NEW YEAR guys!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on December 31, 2005, 10:46:39 PM
That ends Round 105. This time we lose "Can't Buy Me Love".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND ONE HUNDRED AND SIX

For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting three songs. We'll be voting off one song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.

1.  "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/YouveGotToHide.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Help!)
2. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/NorwegianWood.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Rubber Soul)
3. "Tomorrow Never Knows" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/TomorrowNeverKnows.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Revolver)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on January 01, 2006, 04:22:53 AM
Happy New Year!!

1) Tomorrow never Knows
2) You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on January 01, 2006, 04:36:37 AM
1 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
2 Tomorrow Never Knows
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 01, 2006, 04:44:17 AM
1   Tomorrow Never Knows

2   You've Got To Hide Your Love Away






This is some thread it has been going on since last year!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on January 01, 2006, 04:47:53 AM
1   Tomorrow Never Knows

2   You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on January 01, 2006, 04:59:16 AM
1. Tomorrow Never Knows
2. Norvegian Wood
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lucky Punk on January 01, 2006, 10:12:17 AM
1. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

2. Norwegian Wood

Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on January 01, 2006, 10:35:40 AM
1. Tomorrow Never Knows

2. Norwegian Wood
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: allycat on January 01, 2006, 01:22:07 PM
1. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
2. Tomorrow Never Knows

Got to keep Norwegian Wood, at all costs! :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on January 01, 2006, 03:16:21 PM
It looks like "Tomorrow Never Knows" is going to be going this round. I'll try to save it, but that means having to vote for two other favorites to hit the dust. Oh well.... now isn't the time to stop voting just because it's hard:

1) You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
2) Norwegian Wood

Tactics, just tactics.  :-\
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on January 01, 2006, 05:48:35 PM
1) Tomorrow Never Knows
2) Norwegian Wood
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on January 01, 2006, 09:33:35 PM
Brendan, you about buried "Tomorrow Never Knows".  :'(

Any last minute votes out there before I close down this round?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on January 01, 2006, 11:16:50 PM
That ends Round 106. This time we lose "Tomorrow Never Knows".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN

For the remaining rounds, I'll be posting three songs. We'll be voting off one song, and listing a second choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed.

1.  "Eleanor Rigby" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat/EleanorRigby.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon (From Revolver)
2. "Strawberry Fields Forever" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat2/StrawberryFieldsForever.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon (From Magical Mystery Tour)
3. "A Day In The Life" (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat3/ADayInTheLife.html) (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney (From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


You can join in the game anytime. You don't need to have been voting from the beginning to play.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on January 01, 2006, 11:41:36 PM
We need to save "A Day In The Life". I've seen it come up too many times already this game, and it's a masterpiece in every way. That final chord resonating for over a minute... just amazing.

There's a segment on the Anthology film where George Martin plays an early take of "A Day In The Life", and he just stares off a moment listening to John's vocals, then says:

Quote
Even in this early take, he has a voice which sends shivers down the spine.

Well said, Sir George. I don't think John's vocals have ever been more chilling than on this song.

Here's that early take from the Anthology CD for anyone who'd like to hear it: "A Day In The Life" (Anthology Version) (http://www.geocities.com/thebeatlesrgreat5/ADayInTheLifeAnthology.html)

My votes this round:

1) Eleanor Rigby

2) Strawberry Fields Forever (anticipating a close call between "Rigby" and "A Day In The Life".)

Lucky Punk, did you wind up getting the Anthology CDs for Christmas?
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 02, 2006, 01:13:41 AM
1   A Day In The Life    Sorry Matt.

2   Strawberry Fields Forever




This is so difficult now.   I just can't vote off Eleanor Rigby.
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on January 02, 2006, 01:27:24 AM
Boy, these fifth and sixth run-throughs have been killers. All my favorites, woooosh.  :(

SAVE "A DAY IN THE LIFE"!!!!!
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sylvie on January 02, 2006, 01:35:23 AM
1. Stawberry Fields Forever
2. Eleanor Rigby
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gant on January 02, 2006, 02:02:24 AM
A Day In The Life is a classic.. but so is Strawberry Fields.

1   Eleanor Rigby


2   A Day In The Life
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on January 02, 2006, 03:17:35 AM
1. A Day In The Life

2. Strawberry Fields Forever

Voting off Eleanor Rigby?! NO WAY! I can't do that. (http://www.discodelic.netfirms.com/angry-nono2.gif)(http://www.discodelic.netfirms.com/happy-smile2.gif)

SAVE "ELEANOR RIGBY"!!  O0
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Doug on January 02, 2006, 03:48:08 AM
1 Eleanor Rigby
2 Strawberry Fields Forever

Sorry, but it's a crime we lost "Tomorrow Never Knows" last round against "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away," a great song, yes, but essentially just a Bob Dylan sound-alike song.  If we lose "A Day in the Life" I'll be extremely disappointed.  "Eleanor Rigby" is on its own a great song, but pales next to "A Day in the Life."
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: [email protected] on January 02, 2006, 11:28:50 AM
Ok Matt I am saving " A Day....need too, but voting the others two is a criminal act

1) Eleanor Rigby  :-\

2) Strawberry Fields Forever  :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Americanbeauty on January 02, 2006, 02:22:08 PM
 :'( :'(
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on January 02, 2006, 02:22:27 PM
 :) :)
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Brendan on January 02, 2006, 08:33:18 PM
This is a tough round.

1) Eleanor Rigby

2) Strawberry Fields Forever (this was hard to vote for).
Title: Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
Post by: Matt on January 02, 2006, 10:28:18 PM
This was a pretty light round... only eight voters.  I hope tgy gets back here soon. I missed LP's vote this round too.

Even with only eight voters, I feel okay about closing this round down because the results weren't nearly as close as I thought they'd be. It would take at least three more voters, all voting the same way, to change the outcome.

So, we end round 107, and this time we lose "Eleanor Rigby".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT