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Beatles 1963
« on: June 05, 2014, 01:16:10 AM »

Sorry if this has been done before (couldn't find it despite a cursory scrawl through the archive) but all you have to do is put together a standard fourteen track album for the year 1963. All the tracks have to have either been first released in 1963 or else recorded in that year. Decide upon your running order and split the track listings into sides one and two, as if on vinyl.

It was a prolific year for the fabs so whittling the potential choices down to just fourteen tracks will be harder than you think, especially if you like the early stuff.

Here's mine:

SIDE ONE
1. Please Please Me
2. All I've Got To Do
3. From Me To You
4. All My Loving
5. She Loves You
6. Don't Bother Me
7. I'll Be On My Way

SIDE TWO
8. It Won't Be Long
9. This Boy
10.There's A Place
11.Not A Second Time
12.Boys
13.I Want To Hold Your Hand
14.Twist And Shout

Some agonising omissions there but I've tried to capture the flavour of their sound for that era and include a mixture of big hits, personal favourites, rockers, ballads, a cover version and something from each Beatle - but feel free to present your version however you like!
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Re: Beatles 1963
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 03:35:45 AM »

So much good stuff in that year. While I'd have liked to include Ringo or George tunes I'm afraid going through I couldn't put in Chains or Boys at the expense of the ones listed below.

Mine turns our pretty John heavy too.


I Saw Her Standing There
All My Loving
Please Please Me
From Me To You
There's A Place
Ask Me Why
Twist and Shout

    
She Loves You
All I've Got To Do
This Boy
Not A Second Time
Money (That's What I Want)
It Won't Be Long
I Want To Hold Your Hand
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Re: Beatles 1963
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 08:29:34 PM »

Side 1:

1. I Saw Her Standing There
2. Please Please Me
3. From Me To You
4. Thank You Girl
5. Do You Want To Know A Secret
6. There's A Place
7. Twist And Shout

Side 2:

1. She Loves You
2. It Won't Be Long
3. All I've Got To Do
4. All My Loving
5. I Wanna Be Your Man
6. Not A Second Time
7. I Want To Hold Your Hand
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Re: Beatles 1963
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2014, 11:52:37 PM »

1. She Loves You
2. I Want To Hold Your Hand
3. All My Loving
4. This Boy
5. Please Please Me
6. I'll Get You
7. All I've Got To Do

8. I Saw Her Standing There
9. From Me To You
10. Not A Second Time
11. I Wanna Be Your Man
12. Twist And Shout
13. Don't Bother Me
14. It Won't Be Long
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Re: Beatles 1963
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2014, 01:37:38 PM »

Now with new and improved track list  glassesslip

1. I Want To Hold Your Hand
2. All My Loving
3. It Won't Be Long
4. All I've Got To Do
5. I'll Get You
6. I Wanna Be Your Man
7. This Boy

8. Please Please Me
9. Not A Second Time
10. I Saw Her Standing There
11. Twist And Shout
12. Don't Bother Me
13. From Me To You
14. She Loves You

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Re: Beatles 1963
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2014, 04:25:08 PM »

Thanks to all those who've had a bash, especially our new friend BLEEN who has revived this.... so far it's confirmed my belief that I am alone in relegating "I Saw Her Standing There" to average (for them) status. Always figures highly in most analysis of the early Beatles sound but I've never been overwhelmed by it, good though it is.

I'm pleased that "Not A Second Time" has made every list so far. A real gem in my opinion - I thought it tends to get somewhat overlooked but not according to this (admittedly very small) survey!

I must admit I'm a little surprised that no one else went for any of the BBC stuff (I hated having to jettison "Soldier Of Love" from my shortlist)... seems to confirm the lads' (and George Martin's?) instinct for what deserved official release at the time.
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Re: Beatles 1963
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2014, 05:35:09 PM »

I agree, Not A Second Time is often overlooked, great tune!
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Re: Beatles 1963
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2014, 09:50:46 PM »


I must admit I'm a little surprised that no one else went for any of the BBC stuff (I hated having to jettison "Soldier Of Love" from my shortlist)... seems to confirm the lads' (and George Martin's?) instinct for what deserved official release at the time.

To be honest I didn't consider any of the bbc stuff. Only the studio recorded albums and singles.

There's several covers that would go close to making the cut.

Too Much Monkey Business
Soldier of Love
Youngblood
Crying Waiting Hoping
Some Other Guy

All make Beatle playlists for me. But none quite top the best of Lennon McCartney originals in that period to my mind. Nor the two classic John screamer covers in my list.
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