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Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Mike Album

posted by on February 21 at 12:51 PM

I was fooling around the other day with itunes, attempting to compress the Beatles’ White Album double CD version onto a single CD…I don’t want two CDs that each only play for about 45 minutes. Plus, I’m not a fan of EVERY song, so I had to dump 14 minutes or so of DEAD weight…the hated Ob-la-de Ob-la-da was FIRST to get cut! So then I figured why not rearrange the track list to suit MY taste! HA, suck on that Mr. Martin! Plus, digitally, the original LP concept (or whatever) is NOT considered as a double CD. As a double LP there were four sides programmed by the band/producer to, respectably, consider, with specific beginnings and endings. You couldn’t escape ‘em either…well, unless you hovered over the turntable playing only the songs you wanted to hear (or you made a TAPE, I guess), so, odds are, you’d sit through which ever side was playing and hear what THEY wanted you to hear as THEY wanted you to hear it. Unless you were Charles Manson, then you heard something far sinister…ANYWAYS, now, as an armchair producer, I’ve built a SINGLE 78 minute start to finish piece. No time between tracks either…so here, I give you the Beatles, the “Mike Album” (GET IT?…har har har!)

Back In The U.S.S.R.
Glass Onion
Dear Prudence
Wild Honey Pie
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Martha My Dear
Blackbird
I’m So Tired
Piggies
Rocky Raccoon
I Will
Julia
Why Don’t We Do It In The Road
Birthday
Mother Nature’s Son
Yer Blues
Everybody’s Got Something To Hide
Sexy Sadie
Long Long Long
Revolution 9
Helter Skelter
Savory Truffle
Cry Baby Cry
Revolution 1


Ah, now thats better!

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1

You left on Rocky Racoon! It's great. Seriously, burn me a copy.

Posted by Leigh | February 21, 2008 2:20 PM
2

This is a popular "challenge." Here's the one I put together:

Revolution 1
Martha My Dear
Everybodyís Got Something To HideÖ
Savoy Truffle
Blackbird
Birthday
Donít Pass Me By
Cry Baby Cry
Wild Honey Pie
Bungalow Bill
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Sexy Sadie
Rocky Raccoon
Ob-La-Di
Honey Pie
Back in the USSR
Helter Skelter
Happiness Is A Warm Gun
(silence so we can have a hidden trackÖ)
Why Donít We Do It In the Road

Posted by Michelle | February 22, 2008 8:40 AM
3

Axing Revolution 9 is always a great start. I love Good Night and Bungalow Bill though.

Posted by Bob | February 25, 2008 8:22 AM

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