Going back to what jjs said all those months ago, making TWA into a single album isn't about picking your favourite songs, or necessarily the 'best' songs. It's all about the flow, and if that means that some 'essential' songs have to be left out, then so be it. There are always singles. b-sides, and EP's. I spent some time on this and here's what I came up with:
Back In The U.S.S.R.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
I'm So Tired
Martha My Dear
Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Long, Long, Long
I've had this arrangement on my iPod for a couple of weeks now, and it seems to work pretty well. I've paid no attention to the number of Paul song's vs John's, and there's no Ringo song. All I was concerned with was making a 40+ minute album of two sides that worked. In fact, I've left a couple of my favourite songs off: 'Ob-Bla-Di', and 'Glass Onion'. And I'm not over fond of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', but it seems to work coming right after 'Back In The USSR'. Heaven knows why 'Ob-Bla-Di' wasn't released as a single in the UK and US, if Marmalade can have a huge hit with it think how many The Beatles would have sold.