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Lojo92x  (Level: 38.7 - Posts: 3)
Sat, 12th Sep '09 11:08 PM


Am I the only one disturbed by the inclusion on quizzes of cover songs that were never on an ORIGINAL Beatles release?

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Sun, 13th Sep '09 4:22 PM

What do you mean?

Other peoples songs recorded by the Beatles?
Beatles songs covered by other people?

Smartaleck  (Level: 118.7 - Posts: 18)
Wed, 9th Nov '11 6:14 PM

Give an example so we will know of what you are referring to.

Lojo92x  (Level: 38.7 - Posts: 3)
Thu, 10th Nov '11 11:40 AM

Sorry, I'll try to make it more clear. Wikipedia refers to these "other" songs this way: "Although their output has come to include vault items and remixed mash-ups, the core Beatles discography recorded during the 1960s is 217 tracks and approximately ten hours of music."

It's those vault items and remixes I'm talking about (i.e. "Cry for a Shadow", "My Bonnie", etc), as opposed to the "core" recordings - the only ones recorded as "The Beatles".

Hope that clears it up

Smartaleck  (Level: 118.7 - Posts: 18)
Fri, 11th Nov '11 1:03 PM

As the Beatles they only released 22 singles that were originals.They released another 6 singles that were cover
versions of other popular artists.Plus you have to understand that most of their 45's were double sided hits where
both sides made the charts.I am only including their first singles release "Love Me Do"/"P.S.I Love You" in 1962
thru "Let It Be"/"The Long And Winding Road" in 1970.Anything before 1962 or after 1970 obviously is not counted
because they were at various times known by other personifications.However they had many original songs that were
never released as singles thusly appearing on various compilation albums.The compilation releases also included
previously released material too.There is no way to really answer or address your concerns.

Lojo92x  (Level: 38.7 - Posts: 3)
Sun, 13th Nov '11 10:07 AM

Actually it's pretty simple. If a song was not originally released as a "Beatles" song during the time period when "The Beatles" were releasing songs, (regardless of whether it was a single, a B-side, on an album, an original, or a cover) in my opinion that's not a "Beatles" song.

If, after Mick and Keith die, someone finds a recording they did in their mum's basement of them singing "God Save The Queen" and decides to include it in a subsequent compilation album, in my opinion that's not a Rolling Stones song - certainly not for the purposes of a quiz about "Rolling Stones" songs. Guess I'm just a purist at heart. Anyone else share my sentiments?

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