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The Beatles. White album Super Deluxe.

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Red Dreams, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Sep 25, 2018
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    Great stuff!
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    Chekhov Full Member

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    My favorite album ever. I know Abbey Road, Revolver, Rubber Soul, and of course Sergeant Pepper are superior, but for some reason I just dig the White Album most of all. Quirky, eclectic, and dark as hell. I could listen to it non-stop throughout perpetuity and never tire of it.
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    Ainu Full Member

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    I'd add Magical Mystery Tour as well, if you consider that an actual album. For some reason White Album never did as much for me as all those albums, but there's still some excellent stuff on there. I particularly like Blackbird, probably my favourite on the album.
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    esmufc07 Won the Grand National Sweepstake once Scout

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    Most overrated band in history
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    Scouse bastards.
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    Never really got it with the White Album. Some great songs on it, but a single disc record would have sufficed. Abbey Road is my favourite.
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    :lol:
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    They're actually still relevant?!
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    Another pro Liverpool thread
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    Yeah, that's what I love about it too.
    There's a lot of dross on it, but it's easy to cut that out and compile one's preferred one-disc version. Then it's a great record, imo.
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    buchansleftleg Full Member

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    Well I'm sure this will barely be mentioned in Liverpool. I know how much they like putting the past behind them and not revelling in past glories.

    Looking forward to hearing all about their new vibrant music scene!
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    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    Keep in mind that the Beatles didn't really care much about football and when they did were Everton supporters so needn't be associated with lfc.
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    Paul was an Evertonian.
    John was a Liverpool fan as was his mate Suttcliffe
    Dont know about George and Ringo.
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    robinamicrowave Wanted to be bran, ended up being littlefinger

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    Fantastic band, but this might be the most overrated album in their discography? It's essentially the sound of three men (let's not include Ringo in this) who couldn't bear the thought of giving space to someone else's material, so they just decided to make it a double album and fill as much of that space as they could. For quite a lot of people, that makes for a diverse, interesting, unique album, but I stare at that tracklist and even now I can't quite understand what they were thinking. 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' is preceded by 'The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill', 'Blackbird' is followed by fecking 'Piggies'... :lol: Cut the tracklist down to the typical Beatles fourteen and you have another golden record, but in its current form it's hugely inconsistent and in no way deserving of a "super deluxe" edition, which I imagine will make it even fecking longer by adding bonus tracks.

    Revised tracklist I'd keep:

    1. Back in the USSR (McCartney)
    2. Dear Prudence (Lennon)
    3. Glass Onion (Lennon)
    4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Harrison)
    5. Happiness is a Warm Gun (Lennon)
    6. I'm So Tired (Lennon)
    7. Blackbird (McCartney)
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    8. Birthday (Lennon-McCartney)
    9. Julia (Lennon)
    10. I Will (McCartney)
    11. Helter Skelter (McCartney)
    12. Long, Long, Long (Harrison)
    13. Revolution 1 (Lennon)
    14. Mother Nature's Son (McCartney)

    You get a nice mix of Lennon and McCartney's two contrasting styles without anything that's out of control, and you get Harrison's standard contribution of one or two songs. And you get all that without having to endure ... the rest.
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    This album and Abbey Road are the top two in my books. Depending on when I listen either could be top.

    The White Album is the beautiful sound of a band tearing itself apart.
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    BD technologically challenged

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    Some mixes of Back in the USSR were released this week.





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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    Agreed. I heard an interview where George Martin said he wanted a single album, but the band members insisted.

    The white album is such a frustrating album. Some great songs on here, but so much crap filler too with some of it even unbearable to listen to. Obviously there is Revolution 9.. What the hell?? But also Wild Honey Pie, Honey Pie, Good Night, Savoy Truffle, Bungalow Bill, Obla di, Piggies, Rocky..

    The production isn't as good as on their other albums, and it's obvious that they didn't work so much on their songs, as they used to.

    Harrison only shines in one track imo, and following the paths of their other albums Ringo sings on one track. So my 14 tracks would be:

    Back In The USSR
    Dear Prudence
    Glass Onion
    While My Guitar Gently Wheeps
    Happiness Is A Warm Gun
    I'm So Tired
    Blackbird
    Don't Pass Me By
    Why Don't We Do It In The Road
    Yer Blues
    Sexy Sadie
    Helter Skelter
    Revolution 1
    Cry Baby Cry
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    John_Jensen Full Member

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    Drop Back in the USSR & release it as a single, start the album with Prudence and include Long, Long, Long & Julia.


    Leaving out I Will is a straight red.
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    arthurka Full Member

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    Just bought this. Its great really great.
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    I’m also in the camp of “would be the best Beatles record if half the songs were removed” ... though I’m admittedly in the very small group of those who’d still put Martha My Dear in there.... and that’s despite generally hating Paul’s bizarre obsession with ragtime granny music.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    If you enjoy double albums as a thing though then the shit songs are part of the charm. It's like a snapshot of the band at a particular time, good and bad included.

    Mind you, I generally don't enjoy double albums for just that reason.