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should beatles tracks appear on V/A compilations
« on: October 30, 2008, 11:03:09 AM »

should they be on Various artists compilations 60's hits "1965 hot hits" or budget compilations -what do you think?
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Re: should beatles tracks appear on V/A compilations
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 11:08:40 AM »

I don't see what anyone could possibly have against it. The reason you don't often see it is because it costs too much, which is why you often hear cover versions in films and TV.
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Re: should beatles tracks appear on V/A compilations
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 04:21:03 PM »

As a strict constructionalist, I think we should not be reinterpreting what the Beatles wanted, rather we should only go with the canon as originally released. It's time to stop these people from making decisions that affect US by putting their own biased spin on these things. How can we get these people sent away to stop their abuse of power?

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P.S. What is a V/A compilation?
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 04:44:01 PM »

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As a strict constructionalist, I think we should not be reinterpreting what the Beatles wanted, rather we should only go with the canon as originally released. It's time to stop these people from making decisions that affect US by putting their own biased spin on these things. How can we get these people sent away to stop their abuse of power?

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P.S. What is a V/A compilation?
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Re: should beatles tracks appear on V/A compilations
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 08:24:00 PM »

the rolling stone's don't do it either, to be fair. it's very rare that you see one of their songs appear on a sixties compilation.
the only reason that the beatles could have to do it would be to make some extra money. but they've got a load of far easier ways to make a sackful of money if they wanted.
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Re: should beatles tracks appear on V/A compilations
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2008, 03:07:38 AM »

Well, the problem with most compilations is that they are made up of songs from groups that have a scarce amount of hits. The Beatles and the Stones could fill a an album worth of hits by themselves. Really no need to contribute to compilation albums unless they wanted some extra cash.

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008, 09:23:12 AM »

When i've bought a 60's compilation it's always odd not to see The Beatles on it , it's like there is a musical aparthied ?
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2008, 01:35:40 PM »

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When i've bought a 60's compilation it's always odd not to see The Beatles on it , it's like there is a musical aparthied ?

I suspect it's because the compilers either can't get permission to put a Beatles song on or because the cost of obtaining a license to do so is too high. I'm not really sure how all that works, though.
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Re: should beatles tracks appear on V/A compilations
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2008, 04:37:10 AM »

I'd love to see an album made entirely of the best tracks from prolific artists of the sixties, limiting to one track per artist. I think it would be interesting to see which songs would make the cut.
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2008, 01:40:20 PM »

For the Beatles I think it would be between "A Day In The Life" and "Hey Jude".  I'm not sure about bands like the Stones or the Who though.
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2008, 08:01:59 PM »

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I'd love to see an album made entirely of the best tracks from prolific artists of the sixties, limiting to one track per artist. I think it would be interesting to see which songs would make the cut.

Fancy a go?
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2008, 10:04:09 PM »

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I'd love to see an album made entirely of the best tracks from prolific artists of the sixties, limiting to one track per artist. I think it would be interesting to see which songs would make the cut.
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2008, 08:10:30 PM »

I once saw a commercial for a psychedelic 60's compilation (Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, etc) and thought that Penny Lane would have fit perfect
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2008, 09:33:31 PM »

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Fancy a go?

Sounds intriguing..

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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2008, 09:52:05 PM »

^^^^^^Not, nada.............the Beatles are to their "own domain".  No one else can compete with "perfection"....wouldn't do any good at all by having a Beatles' song on one of "those" albums.........
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Re: should beatles tracks appear on V/A compilations
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2008, 12:23:04 AM »

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When i've bought a 60's compilation it's always odd not to see The Beatles on it , it's like there is a musical aparthied ?

You won't find any Beatles, Stones... or Dave Clark Five
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Re: should beatles tracks appear on V/A compilations
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2008, 07:33:26 AM »

I think I would be okay with seeing the Beatles on a good V/A compilation, just as long as it's not advertised by an overly long and cheesy infomercial.
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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2008, 08:09:50 AM »

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Sounds intriguing..


It does, doesn't it?
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Re: should beatles tracks appear on V/A compilations
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2008, 12:48:31 PM »

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I think I would be okay with seeing the Beatles on a good V/A compilation, just as long as it's not advertised by an overly long and cheesy infomercial.

That's the thing about compilations, really: most of them have a thrown together, made for Walmart feel to them which makes you feel embarrassed for the guys on the album. (Remember K-Tel?) On the other hand, an intelligently chosen compilation, grouped around some central theme, could do something to put The Beatles in a broader musical context. Worth trying.  :)

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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2008, 08:49:21 PM »

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On the other hand, an intelligently chosen compilation, grouped around some central theme, could do something to put The Beatles in a broader musical context. Worth trying.  :)

Yes, exactly.

I've long had mixed feelings about V/A's.  I do think that it would be embarrassing for artists to be tossed in together on poorly compiled albums, plus the crappy advertising for a lot of these V/A compilations just make me cringe.  (Like using an ex-Brady Bunch cast member with bad 60's clothes for infomercials.)

On the other hand, as a longtime Beatle lover, I always feel slightly indignant that the Beatles are often left out of these compilations.  I realize that there may be issues like getting permission to use their music or expensive copyright fees, but...the Beatles were one of the biggest and most important bands of the 1960's.  So it just seems odd that their music is omitted; it just makes me feel like these compilations are quite incomplete.  (Sort of like opening a history book and finding some pages torn out, you know?)

Plus, having a good V/A with the Beatles might be an excellent way to turn on new listeners to their music. ;)
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