Tuesday, August 20, 2019

BEATLES 'Reunion Anthology': 1970-Now


Art by Tym Stevens.



BEATLESQUE SONGS

#9 of 9


BEATLESQUE Solo Songs!


Roll up for the 'BEATLES Reunion' Anthology;
a playlist of over 100 Beatlesque Solo (+ family) songs simulating a fantasy Reunion, as if the band had continued from 1970 to today.

"The Magical Mystery Tour is waiting
to take you away..."


Shortcut link:
1) MUSIC PLAYER
2) Songs list
3) Reunion essay


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Hear the whole BEATLESQUE Songs series:
1963-esque
1964-esque
1965-esque
1966-esque
1967-esque
1968-esque
1969-esque
1970-esque
'REUNION' 1970-Now











Music Player:

BEATLES 'Reunion' Anthology

Spotify playlist title=
BEATLES Anthology 4: 'REUNION' 1970-Now
This is a Spotify player. Join up for free here.


Over 125 songs and 9 hours worth
of alternative Beatles sounds!


August 8, 1969.


BEATLESQUE
Solo songs

1970-Today
A Fantasy Reunion Anthology


John
Paul
George
Ringo

and Family


George + John '71; Ringo + Paul '73;
John + Paul '74; Ringo + John '76.

"Love", John Lennon ('70)
"All Things Must Pass", George Harrison ('70)
"Maybe I'm Amazed", Paul McCartney ('70)
"Coochy Coochy", Ringo Starr ('70)
"My Sweet Lord", George Harrison ('70)
"Instant Karma", John Lennon ('70)
"Singalong Junk", Paul McCartney ('70)
"Look At Me", John Lennon ('70)
"Every Night", Paul McCartney ('70)
"Well Well Well", John Lennon ('70)
"Isn't It A Pity", George Harrison ('70)
"Early 1970", Ringo Starr (w/ George) ('71)
"Imagine", John Lennon ('71)
"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey", Paul + Linda McCartney ('71)
"Mrs. Lennon", Yoko Ono ('71)
"Oh My Love", John Lennon (w/ George) ('71)
"Back Seat Of My Car", Paul + Linda McCartney ('71)
"Jealous Guy" (instr.), John Lennon ('71)
"It Don't Come Easy", Ringo Starr ('71)
"Long Haired Lady", Paul + Linda McCartney ('71)
"Gimme Some Truth", John Lennon ('71)
"Too Many People", Percy Thrillington ('71)
"Bangla Desh", George Harrison ('71)
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)", John Lennon ('71)
"When The Wind Is Blowing", Wings ('71)
"Back Off Boogaloo", Ringo Starr (w/ George) ('72)
"New York City", John Lennon ('72)
"Best Friend", Paul McCartney & Wings ('72)
"Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)", John Lennon ('73)
"I'm The Greatest", Ringo Starr (w/ John + George) ('73)
"Live And Let Die", Paul McCartney & Wings ('73)
"Meat City", John Lennon ('73)
"Death Of Samantha", Yoko Ono ('73)
"Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)", George Harrison ('73)
"Photograph", Ringo Starr (w/ George) ('73)
"Hi Hi Hi", Paul McCartney & Wings ('73)
"Approximately Infinite Universe", Yoko Ono ('73)
"You Are Here", John Lennon ('73)
"Six O'Clock", Ringo Starr (w/ Paul) ('73)
"Band On The Run", Paul McCartney & Wings ('74)
"#9 Dream", John Lennon ('74)
"The Beatle Suite", George Martin ('74)
"Let Me Roll It", Paul McCartney & Wings ('74)
"Steel And Glass", John Lennon ('74)
"Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five", Paul McCartney & Wings ('74)
"Goodnight Vienna", Ringo Starr (w/ John) ('74)
"Dark Horse", George Harrison ('74)
"Scared", John Lennon ('74)
"Soily", Wings ('75)
"Move Over Ms L", John Lennon ('75)
"Venus And Mars (Reprise)", Wings ('75)
"This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)", George Harrison ('75)
"You Can't Catch Me", John Lennon ('75)
"Love In Song", Wings ('75)
"I'll Still Love You", Ringo Starr ('76)
"Let 'Em In", Wings ('76)
"Beware My Love" (live), Wings ('76)
"It's In What You Value", George Harrison ('76)
"I'm Carrying", Wings ('78)
"Don't Let It Bring You Down", Wings ('78)
"Now And Then", John Lennon ('78)
"Winter Rose/Love Awake", Wings ('79)
"Blow Away", George Harrison ('79)
"India India", John Lennon (c.'79-'80)
"Here Comes The Moon", George Harrison ('79)
"Old Siam, Sir", Wings ('79)


PG+R, Clapton's wedding '79;
GR+P, Ringo's wedding '81;
GR + Yoko, Sean, Julian -Grammy Awards '88
(photo: Bob Gruen).

"I'm Losing You", John Lennon ('80)
"On The Way", Paul McCartney ('80)
"Woman", John Lennon ('80)
"Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him", Yoko Ono + John Lennon ('80)
"Wrack My Brain", Ringo Starr (w/ George) ('80)
"One Of These Days", Paul McCartney ('80)
"Grow Old With Me", John Lennon ('80)
"All Those Years Ago", George Harrison (w/ Paul + Ringo) ('81)
"Here Today", Paul McCartney ('82)*
"Circles", George Harrison ('82)
"Tug Of War", Paul McCartney ('82)*
"Wanderlust", Paul McCartney (w/ Ringo) ('82)*
"Pipes Of Peace", Paul McCartney ('83)*
"Valotte", Julian Lennon ('84)
"However Absurd", Paul McCartney ('86)
"When We Was Fab", George Harrison ('87)
"Johnny B. Goode" (live), Chuck Berry + Julian Lennon ('87)
"Lucille", Paul McCartney ('88)
"Handle Me With Care", Traveling Wilburys ('88)
"Sunday Morning", Julian Lennon ('89)
"My Brave Face" demo, Paul McCartney + Elvis Costello ('89)
"Cheer Down", George Harrison ('89)
"Don't Be Careless Love" demo, Paul McCartney + Elvis Costello ('89)
"Veronica", Elvis Costello (w/ Paul) ('89)

*(Produced by George Martin.)


Reunion sessions '94 and '95;
Ringo, Paul, George, + George Martin.

"New Blue Moon", Traveling Wilburys ('90)
"Saltwater", Julian Lennon ('91)
"Roll Over Beethoven" (live), George Harrison ('91)
"Weight Of The World", Ringo Starr ('92)
"Hope Of Deliverance", Paul McCartney ('93)
"Strawberries, Oceans, Ships, Forest", The Fireman ('93)
"Free As A Bird", The Beatles ('95)
"Real Love", The Beatles ('96)
"Beautiful Night", Paul McCartney (w/ Ringo) ('97)*
"Great Day", Paul McCartney ('97)
"Glory Tales. Trionfale", Paul McCartney + LSO ('97)
"Really Love You", Paul McCartney (w/ Ringo) ('97)
"King Of Broken Hearts", Ringo Starr (w/ George) ('98)
"Vertical Man", Ringo Starr ('98)
"La De Da", Ringo Starr (w/ Paul) ('98)
"I Don't Wanna Know", Julian Lennon ('98)
"Watercolour Guitars", The Fireman ('98)
"Queue", Sean Ono Lennon ('98)
"Come On Christmas, Christmas Come On", Ringo Starr ('99)
"Somedays", Paul McCartney ('99)

*(Orchestration by George Martin.)


Paul Ringo + George '01;
Cirque du Soleil's LOVE '06.

"Plastic Beetle", Paul McCartney ('00)
"Horse To The Water", George Harrison + Jools Holland ('01)
"Riding Into Jaipur", Paul McCartney ('01)
"Rising Sun", George Harrison ('02)
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (live), McCartney/Starr/Clapton ('02)
"Something" (live), Paul McCartney ('03)
"Instant Amnesia", Ringo Starr ('03)
"Elizabeth Reigns", Ringo Starr ('03)
"Jenny Wren", Paul McCartney ('05)
"English Tea", Paul McCartney ('05)
"Don't Hang Up", Ringo Starr ('05)
"Parachute", Sean Ono Lennon ('06)
"Mr Bellamy", Paul McCartney ('07)
"Nod Your Head", Paul McCartney ('07)
"Another John Doe", thenewno2 ('08)
"For Love", Ringo Starr ('08)
"Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight", The Fireman ('08)
"A Day In The Life/ Give Peace A Chance" (live), Paul McCartney ('09)


Ringo + Paul '14.

"Walk With You", Ringo Starr (w/ Paul) ('10)
"The World Was Made For Men", The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger ('10)
"Father's Son", Fistful Of Mercy ('10)
"Invisible", Julian Lennon ('11)
"Disconnected", Julian Lennon ('11)
"Cut Me Some Slack", Paul McCartney + Nirvana ('12)
"Anthem", Ringo Starr ('12)
"All That You Wanted", Matt Backer + Julian Lennon ('12)
"Bluebell", James McCartney ('13)
"Make It Home", thenewno2 ('13)
"Rain In England", Tony Mortimer + Julian Lennon ('13)
"New", Paul McCartney ('13)
"Hosanna", Paul McCartney ('13)
"Devil You Know", The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger ('14)
"Bubbles Burst", The Claypool Lennon Delirium ('16)
"Alice", James McCartney ('16)
"Never Know", Dhani Harrison ('17)
"Give More Love", Ringo Starr ('17)
"Do It Now", Paul McCartney ('18)
"Grow Old With Me", Ringo Starr (w/ Paul) ('19)



JOHN PAUL GEORGE RINGO


The archaic narrative is that The Beatles were a beautiful romance that ended with a bitter divorce. But conflict narratives are agitprop for tabloid hacks, and the true story is that their love resolved all pain across time, for themselves and their supporters.

The apex of this is in the real Reunion songs "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love".
By themselves they are lovely songs with resonant grace, which is all they need be. Larger, they are also metaphors of redemptive alchemy; at their heart is a haunting ache now transformed into elegant psalms for the ages, full of redemption and resolve from shared experience. Any failure by some to appreciate this is simply that. These wonderful hymns are Love and they are thus loved.

The Beatles were unable to actually get back together as a quartet because of fate. In one regard, this Reunion Playlist is a hopeful fantasy of what songs they might have recorded as a band over the years.

In another light, each of these songs exist because each soul never lost the person they had been.
Their personal paths weren't a denial of their past, but a fulfillment of their diverse possibilities. And along the way, facets of their original core continued "shimmering, glimmering". Even solo, they consistently made particularly Beatlesque songs in the same general spark or specific sound as they had together.

The real re-union of The Beatles was in spirit across time.
Their bond of mutual love was borne out in song, in an arc that resolved grief, anger, and disappointment into humility, kinship, and respect. Gradually they became comfortable with their full identity and their fellowship again. Because of this, whether made solo, or by duets, or trios, or family, each of these actually is a real Beatles song. This player is really about their reunification of spirit, as a brotherhood, a family, a happy legacy.

We were blessed to have had the band, and we've been rewarded with the family songs that have continued to come since then.



LENNON McCARTNEY HARRISON STARKEY


The Beatles were The Beatles, until they weren't.
They became four individuals who expanded their merit on their own. Along the way they fought, flirted, and gradually reconciled with each other and with their legacy. This player charts that parallel journey of the four souls with reverence.

Their sons aren't The Beatles and aren't supposed to be.
They are five individuals who continually prove their own merits in their unique ways. Along their own paths, they have occasionally channeled the sonic spirit of their fathers -as they have as much right to do as all the other musicians who did- and those moments are included here just for fun and family.
But Julian Lennon, Sean Ono Lennon, James McCartney, Dhani Harrison, and Zak Starkey are their own selves, and we respect them best by letting them be.

Follow your hearts, have fun, create progress, reunite the world.
Love.

George, Julian, + Ringo '85;
Sean, Yoko, + Ringo; Dhani + Paul;

Julian + Sean; Julian + Dhani;
Sean + Dhani; Sean + James;
Dhani + James; James + Zak.






"And in the end, the love you take
is equal to the love you make."




© Research, Art, and Essay by Tym Stevens







Hear the whole BEATLESQUE Songs series:
1963-esque
1964-esque
1965-esque
1966-esque
1967-esque
1968-esque
1969-esque
1970-esque
'REUNION' 1970-Now





A splendid time is guaranteed for all!






BEATLESQUE Albums: 400 Alternate Universe BEATLES Albums You Need!, with 2 massive Music Players!


LENNONesque: All-Star Homage Playlists To John Lennon's BEATLES And SOLO Styles!, with 2 Music Players

McCARTNEY-esque: All-Star Homage Playlists To His BEATLES And SOLO Styles!, with 2 Music Players



BRIAN WILSON-esque: All The Songs Imitating His BEACH BOYS Music Styles!, with 2 Music Players



BEATLESQUE Songs: 1970-esque +

...with Massive
Music Player!



BEATLESQUE SONGS

#8 of 9


Covers, Clones, + Cousins!

Hear every 1970 BEATLES song
matched to its covers, clones, + cousins,
all in chronological order.

The most comprehensive matching of Beatles songs to the songs they inspired ever made.

Explore a vast Multiverse of 'new Beatles music'!


Shortcut links:
1) MUSIC PLAYER
2) The Influences


_______

Hear the whole BEATLESQUE Songs series:
1963-esque
1964-esque
1965-esque
1966-esque
1967-esque
1968-esque
1969-esque
1970-esque
'REUNION' 1970-Now








1) BEATLESQUE Songs:

1970-esque +



LET IT BE guests:
Father John Misty; Weyes Blood;
Elliott Smith; Lenny Kravitz.




Music Player:

1970-esque +



Spotify playlist title=
BEATLESQUE Songs: 1970-esque +
This is a Spotify player. Join up for free here.
(This Player is limited to the first 200 songs.
Hear the unlimited Playlist here.)

Over 375 songs and 23 hours worth
of alternative Beatles sounds!

Featuring:
The Who! Aretha! Simon & Garfunkel!
Donny Hathaway! Traffic! Bowie!
Badfinger! Black Sabbath! ELO! Faces!
Elton! Al Green! Raspberries! America!
Dennis Wilson! The Rutles! World Party!
Replacements! U2! Ramones!
Pogues! Smithereens! Crowded House!
Lenny Kravitz! Jayhawks! Rembrandts!
Sloan! Oasis! Aimee Mann! Cardigans!
Chris von Sneidern! Myracle Brah! Vines!
White Stripes! Guided By Voices! LEO!
Lucky Jim! Tracy Bonham! Jason Falkner!
Alice Smith! Arctic Monkeys! Adele!
Alabama Shakes! The Autumn Defence!
Libertines! Fistful Of Mercy! Tobias Jesso!
Beck! Portugal, The Man! Mikal Cronin!

And many, many more!



HOW IT WORKS:

The BEATLES song plays first (shown here in blue).

Example

It is followed by Clones and Cousins, often bracketed at the beginning and end by Cover versions. Then the next Beatles song repeats the cycle.

A Clone is a song directly imitating the song. A Cousin is within the same sonic spirit as the original.

The Beatles' songs are in order of their release; the matching songs are listed sequentially in the order of their own release, i.e., 1970, 1972, 1993, 2004, 2008, etc.

And the Playlist finishes with the two Reunion songs, "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love".


The Playlist matches each of these songs to its children, in this order...


BEATLES Releases: 1970


LET IT BE (May 1970):
"Two Of Us"
"Dig A Pony"
"Across The Universe"
"I Me Mine"
"Dig It"
"Let It Be"
"Maggie Mae"
"I've Got A Feeling"
"One After 909"
"The Long And Winding Road"
"For You Blue"
"Get Back"

BEATLES Releases: 1990s
The Reunion Songs

"Free As A Bird" (Dec 1995)
"Real Love" (March 1996)

OUTRO:
"The Beatle Suite", George Martin (1974)








2) BEATLESQUE Songs:

How Their Influence Never Ends




LET IT BE
(1970)


The LET IT BE album
is the last album, although it isn't.
Recorded in early 1969, the back-to-basics GET BACK sessions fell apart, and the majesterial ABBEY ROAD followed as their true cohesive swan song.
Phil Spector (some say over-)produced this compilation as the band dissolved in May 1970, creating an unintended coda.
Never meant to be The Grand Finale, the album nonetheless retains much of the rootsy jam spirit of its intent, while still being lifted to glory by John's spectral "Across The Universe" (from '68) and Paul's "Let It Be" and "Long And Winding Road".
George debuts his slide Blues style, Ringo keeps their egos on time, and MVP Billy Preston suffuses Soul and camraderie with his keys.
Viewed initially as the hangover to the honeymoon of their career, with the healing passage of time the rawness of its Blues belts, Boogie jams, and Piano hymns earned appreciation, and presaged similar raw and tense classics from EXILE ON MAIN STREET to 3rd/SISTER LOVERS, from TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT to SHOOT OUT THE LIGHTS, from TUSK to THE WALL, from SANDINISTA to IN UTERO.

Leads To:
Boogie Rock, Blues Rock, Piano Rock, Gospel Rock, Pub Rock, Roots Rock, Americana, Alt Country, Lo Fi, Indie Folk, Freak Folk.
Rock docs, Behind-The-Scenes, 'Behind The Music', Rock Biofilms.


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Beyond time, place, or genre, musical artists have continuously made specific homages reflecting the 1970 sounds of The Beatles.

(All bold names are heard on the Music Player)



Rolling Stones; Dennis Wilson; Lenny Kravitz.

ROCK
The ragged glory of this final album had profound impact on subsequent works by The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Hollies, Traffic, The Beach Boys with Dennis Wilson, King Crimson, Spirit, Black Sabbath, The Next Morning, Linda Hoyle, Pacific Gas And Electric, Faces, Derek And The Dominos, Pappo's Blues (Argentina), Elton John, Suzi Quatro, Gene Simmons, Lenny Kravitz, and Alabama Shakes.
The Slovenian band Laibach made the Industrial tribute record LET IT BE, re-interpreting all of this album.

SOUL
Its Gospel anthems and soulful Blues earned amens from artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Edwin Starr, Wilson Pickett, The Chambers Brothers, The Staple Singers, Billy Preston, King Curtis, Donny Hathaway, Doris Troy, The Staple Singers, The Fifth Dimension, Bill Withers, Al Green, Boney M, The Streets, and Childhood.


Billy Preston; The Jayhawks; Lucky Jim.

FOLK
Singer Songwriter then became the vanguard of personal expression in the early-'70s, from Simon And Garfunkel, Jackie De Shannon, Bread, and America, onward to Indie Folkers like Jeffrey Gaines, The Jayhawks, and Wilco.

BALLAD
The piano anthem.
"A Day In The Life" > "Hey Jude" > "Let It Be" > "Long And Winding Road" > "Imagine" > "Maybe I'm Amazed" =
board balladeers like Jimmy Webb, Lô Borges (Brazil), Billy Joel, Lucky Jim, Alela Diane, Father John Misty, Tobias Jesso Jr, and Weyes Blood.


The Aerovons; Fistful Of Mercy; The Autumn Defense.

HEIRS
The baton was now handed off to their lineage, transported and transformed across time by The Aerovons, Badfinger, Sleepy Hollow, Electric Light Orchestra, The Rutles, The Toms, The Smithereens, Crowded House with the Finn Brothers, The Rembrandts, Chris von Sneidern, The Grays with Jason Falkner, Oasis with Liam Gallagher, Elliott Smith, Sloan, Cotton Mather, Cloud Eleven, Swag, Myracle Brah, The Strypes (Ireland), Beady Eye, Three Hour Tour, Dr. Dog, Pugwash, The Autumn Defense, and Yorick van Norden.

FAM
The love you made gets equaled by the love your children relay, as conveyed here by Julian Lennon and by Fistful of Mercy with Dhani Harrison.

BEAT POP
The pulse still pumped through a diaspora of cousins, like Les Bel Canto (Canada), The Raspberries, Derrek and Lon Van Eaton, Prix, Dave Edmunds, The Times, The Young Fresh Fellows, Teenage Fanclub, The Rembrandts, Supergrass, Velvet Crush, Fastball, Vinyl Kings, The Singles, and Cirrone (Italy).


The Replacements; U2; Paul Weller.

GARAGE
Its DIY edge and raw gumption energized apostates like Ramones, The Tearaways, Električni Orgazam (Serbia), The Replacements*, The White Stripes, Barrence Whitfield, and The Gurus.
*(who brashly made an album also called LET IT BE)

PSYCHE
The infinite rung through opened minds for thirdsightseers like Love, Velvet Underground, Kula Shaker, of Montreal, The Apples In Stereo, Dungen (Sweden), Echobrain, Ko And The Knockouts, Sitcom Neighbor, Fay Hallam, Cupid's Carnival, Turn Me On Dead Man, The Proper Ornaments, HOLY, Mikal Cronin, and Cupid's Carnival.

INDIE
Raw, true, sundry.
Enter the Independents: David Bowie, U2, Eurythmics, Elliot Easton, World Party, The Pogues, Love And Rockets, The Bats (New Zealand), Aimee Mann, Ween, Mercury Rev, Ride, Paul Weller, Beck, Guided By Voices, The Cardigans, Blur, The Cardigans, Inger Lorre, Chocolate Genius, Tracy Bonham, Hooverphonic, Rita Lee (Brazil), Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (Argentina), Coldplay, Regina Spektor, The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Portugal The Man, and L.E.O..


"I'd like to say thank you
on behalf of the group and ourselves,
and I hope we passed the audition."


----



Family.


The REUNION songs
are the coda to The Beatles that the band deserved in 1970.

Note to naysayers: the final period Beatles recording, "I Me Mine" (Jan 1970), was by George, Paul, and Ringo. And many other classic songs had only 3 or 2 or even 1 member on them.
Truly, "Let It Be" had turned into a elegant elegy for the band, as they sounded in 1969.
The understated (and deeply unappreciated) grace of "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love" is how they integrate the solo hallmarks that followed through 1970 and 1971: John and Paul's solo piano anthems, George's slide guitar, and hearing all of four them sing in verse turns.
They would've made these songs then, and they came back and they did.
The songs are hauntingly beautiful and rank with the best efforts they ever did. They were made by family as a gift to us with love, and they are wonderful.

Thank you, brothers, for everything.




By 1970, THE BEATLES had left us a canon unsurpassed, and the challenge to step up.
And as time passed, the responses have never stopped...


_______

Hear the whole BEATLESQUE Songs series:
1963-esque
1964-esque
1965-esque
1966-esque
1967-esque
1968-esque
1969-esque
1970-esque
'REUNION' 1970-Now




© Research, Art, and Essay by Tym Stevens








A splendid time is guaranteed for all!






BEATLESQUE Albums: 400 Alternate Universe BEATLES Albums You Need!, with 2 massive Music Players!


LENNONesque: All-Star Homage Playlists To John Lennon's BEATLES And SOLO Styles!, with 2 Music Players

McCARTNEY-esque: All-Star Homage Playlists To His BEATLES And SOLO Styles!, with 2 Music Players



BRIAN WILSON-esque: All The Songs Imitating His BEACH BOYS Music Styles!, with 2 Music Players



BEATLESQUE Songs: 1969-esque

...with Massive
Music Player!



BEATLESQUE SONGS

#7 of 9


Covers, Clones, + Cousins!

Hear every 1969 BEATLES song
matched to its covers, clones, + cousins,
all in chronological order.

The most comprehensive matching of Beatles songs to the songs they inspired ever made.

Explore a vast Multiverse of 'new Beatles music'!

Shortcut links:
1) MUSIC PLAYER
2) The Influences


_______

Hear the whole BEATLESQUE Songs series:
1963-esque
1964-esque
1965-esque
1966-esque
1967-esque
1968-esque
1969-esque
1970-esque
'REUNION' 1970-Now










1) BEATLESQUE Songs:

1969-esque



We all live in a YELLOW SUBMARINE:
The Mops; XTC;
Komeda; Olivia Tremor Control.



ABBEY ROAD LP Cover homages:
Booker T And The MGs; Pink Floyd;
The Damned; Sleater Kinney.


Music Player:

1969-esque


YELLOW SUBMARINE
Graphic Novel, by Bill Morrison.


Spotify playlist title=
BEATLESQUE Songs: 1969-esque
This is a Spotify player. Join up for free here.
(This Player is limited to the first 200 songs.
Hear the unlimited Playlist here.)

Over 775 songs and 48 hours worth
of alternative Beatles sounds!

Featuring:
Booker T & MGs! Pink Floyd! Bonzo Dog!
CCR! Aretha! The Move! Marvin Gaye!
Temptations! Rolling Stones! Fanny!
Badfinger! Neil Young! Alice Cooper!
Zeppelin! Emitt Rhodes! King Crimson!
Eddie Hazel! 10cc! Thin Lizzy! Queen!
Patti Smith! Elvis Costello! The Slits!
Dead Boys! XTC! Squeeze! Talking Heads!
Soft Boys! Spongetones! Let's Active!
Melvins! Stone Roses! Tori Amos! Beck!
Nirvana! Primal Scream! Supergrass!
Garbage! Olivia Tremor Control! Oasis!
Radiohead! Fastball! White Stripes!
Sam Phillips! Earlimart! Buffalo Daughter!
The Raconteurs! Duke Spirit! El Goodo!
Deerhoof! The Clientele! Tame Impala!
Nicole Atkins! Linus Of Hollywood!
Lawrence Arabia! Smith Westerns!

And many, many more!



HOW IT WORKS:

The BEATLES song plays first (shown here in blue).

Example

It is followed by Clones and Cousins, often bracketed at the beginning and end by Cover versions. Then the next Beatles song repeats the cycle.

A Clone is a song directly imitating the song. A Cousin is within the same sonic spirit as the original.

The Beatles' songs are in order of their release; the matching songs are listed sequentially in the order of their own release, i.e., 1966, 1968, 1978, 1987, etc.

(If another acts' song inspired theirs, it is placed right before it: e.g., The Merseys, The Band, James Taylor, Mason Williams, Beethoven, Fleetwood Mac.)

Because The Beatles finished each year with a Christmas flexidisc for their UK Fan Club, each Music Player ends with Holiday songs done in their style.


The Playlist matches each of these songs to its children, in this order...


BEATLES Releases: 1969


YELLOW SUBMARINE (Jan 1969):
(Film: July 1968, Album: Jan 1969)
"Yellow Submarine"
More "Yellow Submarine" on the 1966-esque Playlist.
"Only A Northern Song"
"All Together Now"
"Hey Bulldog"
"It's All Too Much"
"All You Need Is Love"
More "All You Need Is Love" on the 1967-esque Playlist.
+ George Martin's orchestral score


GET BACK Sessions woodshedded songs (Jan 1969):
"Teddy Boy", "Suzy Parker", "Because I Know You Love Me So", "Taking A Trip To Carolina", "Fancy My Chances With You", "Woman Don't You Cry For Me", "Beautiful Girl", "Paul's Piano Intro", "Watching Rainbows"

"Let It Be/ You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" (March 1969)
"Get Back/ Don't Let Me Down" (April 1969)
More "Let It Be" and "Get Back" on the 1970-esque Playlist.
"The Ballad Of John And Yoko/ Old Brown Shoe" (May 1969)

"Give Peace a Chance/ Cold Turkey",
Plastic Ono Band
"Don't Worry, Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow)",
Plastic Ono Band

•• Songs written for other artists:
"Come And Get It", "Goodbye"


ABBEY ROAD (Sept 1969):
"Come Together"
"Something"
"Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
"Oh! Darling"
"Octopus's Garden"
"I Want You (She's So Heavy)"
"Here Comes The Sun"
"Because"
"You Never Give Me Your Money"
"Sun King"
"Mean Mr Mustard"
"She Came In Through The Bathroom Window"
"Golden Slumbers"
"Carry That Weight"
"The End"
(+ "Her Majesty"

Christmas flexi



The Playlists will follow the original British release of singles and albums in sequence.








2) BEATLESQUE Songs:

How Their Influence Never Ends




YELLOW SUBMARINE
(1969)


The YELLOW SUBMARINE album,
like MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR, is the other postscript to SGT. PEPPER.
Compiled mainly from 1967 recordings, it provides a lysergic chaser to the recent stark sobriety of THE WHITE ALBUM.
A contract obligation for the band, the animated film exploded unexpectedly in popular culture because of its signature Pop Art graphics, and rejuvenated their popularity among a new wave of young.
The combo of John and Paul's flip fun with George's murky heaviosity creates a heady kids album/kiddy heads album enjoyable for its own frivolity.

Leads To:
Baroque Pop, Raga Rock, PostPunk, Paisley Underground, Neo Psyche, Indie Pop.
Milton Glaser/Peter Max graphics, Midnight Movies, Cult films.


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Beyond time, place, or genre, musical artists have continuously made specific homages reflecting the 1969 sounds of The Beatles.

(All bold names are heard on the Music Player)



Rolling Stones; The Kinks;
Creedence Clearwater Revival.

PEERS / All Together Now
The Beatles inspired and were inspired by the Blues and Popcraft of their compatriots: British bands like The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Hollies, Fleetwood Mac, and The Bonzo Dog Band; and American acts like The Turtles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Three Dog Night.


Booker T And The MG's; George Benson; Marvin Gaye.

SOUL / You Got To Be Free
Their love of Soul was returned across time by Soul, Funk, and HipHop artists like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Edwin Starr, Booker T And The MG's, Willie Bobo, Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Brook Benton, Billy Preston, Joe Cocker, Ike And Tina Turner, George Benson, Shirley Scott, Syl Johnson, War, The Persuasions, Bloodstone, The Brothers Johnson, Parliament, Eddie Hazel, PM Dawn, Kindred The Family Soul, Soulive, André 3000, Curtis Harding, and Osaka Monaurail.
Their early love of Jamaican musics was reciprocated in kind by Marcia Griffiths, Toots And The Maytals, The Israelites, Harry J Allstars, and Peter Tosh.


Simon And Garfunkel; Neil Young; Weyes Blood.

FOLK / You Know I Believe And How
Their moves paralleled the expressions of Folk and Roots artists over time like Gene Clark, The Band, James Taylor, Simon And Garfunkel, Neil Young, America, Jeffrey Gaines, The Jayhawks, Wilco, Sam Phillips, and Ron Sexsmith;
with Country acts like Chet Atkins + Jerry Reed amd The Sweet Remains;
and with piano balladeers like Carole King, Randy Newman, Eddie Hardin, Tori Amos, and Weyes Blood.

WORLD / Because The World Is Round, It Turns Me On
They wanted Love for the world, and the globe gave it back, in fine work by Les Sextans (Canada), Les Bel Canto (Canada), Les Intrigantes (Canada), Tages (Sweden), The Invaders (South Africa), The Flame (South Africa), Los Brincos (Spain), and Liverpool (Brazil).


The Move; Badfinger; Quilt.

HEIRS / All Good Children Go To Heaven
They parented a lineage of artists who retained that luminosity in their own outlooks:
The Move, Badfinger, Harry Nilsson, Gerry Rafferty, Emitt Rhodes, Sleepy Hollow, Electric Light Orchestra, The Rutles, and Cheap Trick '70s;
Squeeze, The Spongetones, The Bangles, and The Smithereens '80s;
Chris von Sneidern, Oasis with Noel and Liam Gallagher, The Grays, Sloan, Elliott Smith, The Badge, Myracle Brah, and The Clientele '90s;
Velvet Crush, Swag, The Coral, Spoon, Robbers On High Street, Dr. Dog, and Pugwash '00s;
El Goodo, The Lovetones, Lawrence Arabia, Quilt, Jack Bartlett, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Yorick van Norden '10s.

IDOLS / And I Will Sing A Lullaby
They kindled their elders like Sarah Vaughan, Vince Guaraldi, The Jazz Crusaders, and Peggy Lee.

FAM / Sun Kings
Their best creations surveyed their own horizons, with some heartfelt callbacks to their parents in work by The Claypool Lennon Delirium and The GOASTT (The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger) with Sean Ono Lennon, and Fistful of Mercy with Dhani Harrison.




ABBEY ROAD
(1969)


The ABBEY ROAD album
is the true full-power finale of The Beatles.
After trying to go to basics with the halted GET BACK project, it's a return to full production and a shift from solo demos to group interplay again.
If THE WHITE ALBUM is the other bracket to RUBBER SOUL, this is the true bookend to SGT. PEPPER.
Its warm, intricate production infuses a song cycle of Folk glow, contusion Blues, maniacal Pop, gutbucket Soul, Piano hymns, luminous madrigals, emerging Prog Rock, and prescient Moog electronics.
John brings in his new Punk attack style, Ringo has jolly fun, Paul fuses it all together with grand virtuosity, and George blindsides them all with two of the best love songs ever made.
The impossibly iconic cover shows our heroes walking from Abbey Road studios into the crossroads of the future.

Leads To:
College Rock/FM, ‘20s/’30s Revival, '50s Revival, Classic Rock, Piano Rock, Boogie Rock, Electronic Rock, Soft Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Grunge, Indie pop.
Studio wizardry, headphone rock, FM stations, The Standard.


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NEW BEAT / Some Kind Of Innocence Is Measured Out In Years
Their Beat Music with 1969 sunshine remained perennial in the spirit of artists like The Grip Weeds, Push Kings, Frank Lee Sprague, The Redwalls, Filhos da Judith (Brazil), Groovy Uncle, and Miles Kane.


10cc; The Posies; Supergrass.

POWER POP / We Would Sing And Dance Around
They motivated Pop artists to inflect some adult wisdom in their teen spirit, such as The Raspberries, 10cc, Dwight Twilley, The Motors, The Vapors, Utopia with Todd Rundgren, Peter Case, The Posies, The Young Fresh Fellows, Supergrass, Fountains Of Wayne, Fastball, The Badge, Kaiser Chiefs, The Young Veins, and Richard Swift.

GARAGE / Killer Diller
Their noize blasts and snark were the lead-up to upstarts like Patti Smith, Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Dead Boys, The Slits, X-Ray Spex, Public Image Ltd., The Laughing Dogs, Nina Hagen, The Replacements, 60 Ft Dolls, The White Stripes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Caesars, and The Gurus (Spain).


The Damned; Let's Active; Tara Busch.

PSYCHE / Sail Me On A Silver Sun
Their angel chorales, non sequitur cheek, and hypnotic distortion divinated flocks of lobestrobers like Pink Floyd with David Gilmour, Velvet Underground, Love, The Idle Race, and Caravan '60s;
The Soft Boys, The Dukes Of Stratosphear, Let's Active, The Dream Academy, and The Stone Roses '80s;
Jellyfish, Ocean Colour Scene, Kula Shaker, Santos Dumont (Chile), of Montreal, and The Olivia Tremor Control '90s;
Circulatory System, The Morning Benders, Super Furry Animals, Echobrain, Earlimart, Nicole Atkins, Tara Busch '00s;
Elf Power, The Green Pajamas, Turn Me On Dead Man, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Tame Impala, Kegawa No Maries (Japan), The Kissaten (Japan), Mikal Cronin, New Electric Ride, Cupid's Carnival, Vanishing Twin, and HOLY '10s.

INDIE / By The Banks Of Her Own Lagoon
They opened up the latitude and attitude for Independent artists to explore their own errant spaces, like Alex Chilton, Elvis Costello And The Attractions, Talking Heads, Jane Kennaway, The Glove, Tears For Fears, Love And Rockets, Yo La Tengo, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, Paul Weller, Suede, Beck, Sleeper, Radiohead, Garbage, Blur, The Cardigans, Butter 08, Cornershop, Rooney, The Vines, Papas Fritas, Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, Girls, Florence And The Machine, Elbow, The Duke Spirit, Arctic Monkeys, Dum Dum Girls, Animal Collective, TECLA, The Besnard Lakes, Low, Beachwood Sparks, Smith Westerns, Banda de Turistas (Argentina), Tashaki Miyaki, and Toro y Moi.

ICONOCLASTS / Pataphysical Science
They, singlular and together, were noize and assemblage and shizoid and fearless, hence Yoko Ono, William S. Fischer, Sonic Youth, Butthole Surfers, Negativland, Ween, Buffalo Daughter, Deerhoof, and White Denim.


Fanny; Pink Floyd; Elton John.

ROCK / The Love That's Shining All Around You
They turned epic Rock into a malleable Art form, sculpted ever since by Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Chicago, Fanny, Eric Clapton, Elton John, T. Rex, New York Dolls, Humble Pie, Flied Egg, Velvert Turner Group, Aerosmith, Leslie West, Thin Lizzy, Angel, Queen, Bad Company, Be Bop Deluxe, King's X, Lenny Kravitz, Living Colour with Corey Glover, Jane's Addiction, Coroner, Type O Negative, Melvins, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Chris Cornell, Skunk Anansie, Silverchair, Jet, Black Joe Lewis, and The Raconteurs.



In 1969, THE BEATLES fractured in turmoil and yet reconvened for final glory.
And as their sounds expanded, so did all the responses across time...


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