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Another compilation: Ballads & accoustic
« on: November 20, 2015, 09:36:47 PM »

Artists often create acoustic versions of their songs (compare, for instance, Jessie J's song - Price Tag studio vs. accoustic version - and it's obvious which one is better).
Some of the musicians are known for being mostly accoustic (Joan Baez for instance or early Bob Dylan).

The Fab Four made some beautiful accoustic tracks and ballads.
This is suggested track list which consists of 30 songs, more or less in a chronological order.
It's my personal choice - so, some songs are surely missing - and someone else would surely make a different listing.
Some songs are not strictly accoustic - but they start like that (Piggies), so they are included.
I think it is a fine compilation:

And I Love Her
I'll Follow The Sun
'Till There Was You
Yes It Is
Words of Love
YGTHYLA
Norwegian Wood
Michelle
Girl
Yesterday
For No One
Here, There And Everywhere
She's Leaving Home
Your Mother Should Know
Fool on the Hill
Piggies
Rocky Racoon
Blackbird
I Will
Julia
Mother's Nature Son
Honey Pie
Two of Us
Let It Be
The Long and Winding Road
I Me Mine
WMGGW (Anthology)
Across The Universe (Anthology) or 'Let It Be' version
Got To Get You Into My Life (Anthology)
I'm Only Sleeping (Anthology, rehearsal)
In My Life
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Re: Another compilation: Ballads & accoustic
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2015, 10:42:18 PM »

I have 2 favourites that missed your CD

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Re: Another compilation: Ballads & accoustic
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 05:48:47 PM »

I have 2 favourites that missed your CD

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I knew it that something would be missing.  glassesslip

Well, back in the 80's, a compilation called 'Beatles Ballads' has been issued on a record by Parlophone - and interesting, never pressed on a CD officially.
Track list:
Yesterday    
Norwegian Wood    
Do You Want To Know A Secret    
For No One    
Michelle    
Nowhere Man    
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away    
Across The Universe    
All My Loving    
Hey Jude    
Something    
The Fool On The Hill    
Till There Was You    
The Long And Winding Road    
Here Comes The Sun    
Blackbird    
And I Love Her    
She's Leaving Home    
Here, There And Everywhere    
Let It Be


A good selection. I must say that I didn't thought of 'Hey Jude' as ballad - probably because of Paul's shouting in the fade-out - but, yes, it starts as ballad - Paul sings and plays the piano,
then guitar and tambourine come in, and later, the drums.

Also, on my list, I've put I Me Mine because I really like the tune & orchestration - although For You Blue is more gentle - but it has that 'bluesy' sound which I don't fancy that much.
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Re: Another compilation: Ballads & accoustic
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 02:01:07 AM »

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Re: Another compilation: Ballads & accoustic
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 03:10:23 AM »

Although I like I Me Mine, I probably wouldn't class it as acoustic or a ballad. It's actually quite a heavy song instrumentally. It's not a route George ever really took again.

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Re: Another compilation: Ballads & accoustic
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 08:16:33 AM »

I never thought of All My Loving as a ballad

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Re: Another compilation: Ballads & accoustic
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 11:16:49 AM »

I never thought of All My Loving as a ballad
Well, the lyrics are - gentle, but the song is powerful.  glassesslip
For comparison - 'And I Love Her' is a gentle ballad (issued on AHDN album).
But, there's the Anthology version of 'And I Love Her', which can be described as a 'hard rock number' (drums & guitars). The song could be published in that 'rock' version, if Paul had chosen so.
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