Thanks, all. Very kind.
Yeah, I see the argument against Long Tall Sally, but put it on. You won't find a better vocal committed to vinyl. And as I said, I didn't want to shortchange the mania period.
I Am The Walrus? Love it. Considered it, since it's one of the weirdest ones, and because of the radio feed. It's all give and take when you're trying to make a single record out of about 50 indispensible songs.
Love You To? Great one, but I think the line "with our love, we could save the world" rivals only "all you need is love" in capturing their optimism, and that of the times.
I suppose the two I could let go from my batch are Lady Madonna, from which I just love the two-hands piano run, and Nowhere Man, which I considered leaving out for All You Need is Love, but ... how can you exclude Rubber Soul? And it was already '67 heavy.
In My Life is a glaring omission, and there are others.
What's a Beatles fan to do?