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#1 Farottone

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 11:20 AM

This project aims at releasing the complete Beatles discography, full band. Anybody is welcome to contribute, but these will be the rules everyone contributing will be asked to follow:

1) Quality of releases will be C3 levels, which means songs will need all C3 requirements and only those. For those who are not aware of C3 requirements because they are independent authors we will either take care of polishing the charts up or instructing them on how to do it depending on volume of work.

2) Contributions, WIPs and final CONs will not be shared to the public until we are ready to release according to the schedule we will set for ourselves. That means that no single song will be released individually if we decide to release full albums only and no albums will be released individually if we decide to release the entire discopgraphy at once.

3) "Claims" are timed: if you claim some part of this project to work on, we will be very happy, but it will be good for 30 days. :) After that time we can decide to give you more time but by default your claim will be dropped and anybody else can work on it. Please understand that this is necessary to keep a solid schedule. It's nothing personal, see point 6.

4) Contributions are subject to vetting. We can not guarantee all you do will be used, it's conditional to how well it's done, how much time we would need to fix it, etc. We will work hard to fix your content if it needs fixing but please know that we might say "thank you very much but we can't use it" in some cases. It's nothing personal, see point 6.

5) Your contributions are final. If a girl named Yoko tells you you're too good for this project, all you've delivered will belong to the project and will be used (with proper crediting of course). Please understand that no exception will be made: if you commit to release something and deliver it, you can't take it back. It's nothing personal, see point 6.

6) No one is greater than the project. Once we commit to this, our objective is to release the discography. If you feel like your contributions will be more important than the final objective please don't contribute.

For more information stay tuned, for now this is a quick placeholder to let people post in the right place, after End of Days we will revisit everything.

 

 

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#2 RBPUK

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 12:56 PM

C3 is dead, long live C3! 



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Posted September 27, 2015 - 02:35 PM

As some people might be aware, I've stopped doing customs for now as I don't have the time to do them. However, this is a project that interests me hugely - I'm hopeful that I might be able to contribute something, even if it's just a part or two for the occasional song, so I'll be keeping a keen eye on this :)


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Posted September 27, 2015 - 02:39 PM

Well...hot damn.

 

farottone...can you detail the exact scope of what "complete Beatles discography" means in this instance?  Are we talking studio albums/singles, are Anthologies or live tracks fair game, etc.?

 

Or is everything "flexible" based on interest level?



#5 Farottone

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 02:49 PM

Studio albums (UK releases, not American, the original ones), plus probably the singles. First we need a good spreadsheet anyway with everything listed.



#6 oscarj08

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 02:54 PM

well i actually think that the spreadsheet done by erniewan is very nice :)



#7 Farottone

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 03:21 PM

Yes but we need a list of singles I think and there was another spreadsheet done from another user who might get involved and help out.



#8 wingsoveramerica

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 04:34 PM

you guys should do LOVE (the remix album), that would be interesting to play.



#9 Ollie

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 07:11 PM

I'm already intrigued by the project :)



#10 drummerockband

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 07:14 PM

Wow, this is unexpected. But I'm looking forward to it nonetheless!



#11 wingsoveramerica

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 07:23 PM

are you guys gonna do some solo albums too (Plastic Ono Band, Ram All Things Must Pass,Ringo,etc)?



#12 Farottone

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 07:26 PM

No, it's The Beatles. It's a pretty lofty goal as it is, individual members' material is outside the scope of the project. ;)



#13 EvilChameleon

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 07:48 PM

There are certainly some songs The Beatles Rock Band didn't cover that I can't wait to see from this collective.



#14 3Pic81ueUnicorn

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 08:28 PM

I'm sure someone's already noticed this, but I thought it might be worth mentioning that the C3 release of "Across the Universe is actually the version from Let It Be... Naked. Technically, it's not really part of the Beatles' core catalog.

 

If the goal of this project is the complete core catalog then there would be a total of 217 songs (not including medleys). I guess for the sake of completeness "Free As a Bird", "Real Love" and "Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows" can be added as a bonus, bringing that number to 220. Adding the medleys from The Beatles: Rock Band, The total number of songs in this project would be 225.

 

If my math is correct, then 57 songs already have all possible instruments charted (assuming my list of songs with keys is 100% correct) and they are either completely finished or need minor tweaks, leaving 168 songs that need anywhere between 1-5 instruments to be charted.



#15 wingsoveramerica

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 09:52 PM

is Orange Harrison still workingon songs?



#16 Erniewan

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 11:48 PM

Oh, I see we have a topic now!

 

Here's a link to my spreadsheet: https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

 

If any project leads need edit access, just PM me and I'll add you straightaway!

 

 

Yes but we need a list of singles I think and there was another spreadsheet done from another user who might get involved and help out.

My list has all the singles at the bottom too.

 

Speaking of Let It Be... Naked, I actually think the Long and Winding Road from that version would be better since it has more piano/guitar instead of strings. But I'm not sure how we're handling Let It Be.

 

Also, I've looked around but I can't find a visualizer image for the very first batch: Help!, Hold Me Tight, and All My Loving. If anyone can find those, I'll add them in. Also if you notice, there is a second page that shows all the visualizer images; I was thinking of typing out the difficulties too, but not sure how useful that would be since we have the images.

 

So tasks for my spreadsheet:

  •  # of Vox parts for each song (can be gleaned by listen or sheet music)
  • If we're going to chart Rhythm Guitar for songs w/o Keys, we can mark those songs red (right now they're all gray)
  • I assumed all songs had G/B/D/V (I checked for Keys in sheet music tho), if any don't they can be grayed out
  • Verify all the parts that are lighter-green for accuracy, which is all but C3 releases
  • Are we including the Tony Sheridan singles, the German singles, and Christmas Time (1995)?

 

If anyone has any suggestions, let me know! If any spectators see any issues/errors, feel free to "Insert Comment" on that cell.


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#17 Farottone

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Posted September 28, 2015 - 12:29 AM

Number of vocal parts is not that important, rhythm guitar is a no, too much work for the entire catalogue. On the other hand, we need to know song by song what is there and what not and that needs to be done by ear by someone who can recognise the individual parts, we can't rely on sheet music alone. We'll see about the singles, first we need to prep everything correctly and get some traction.



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Posted September 28, 2015 - 12:32 AM

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#19 Erniewan

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Posted September 28, 2015 - 12:52 AM

Thank you, sir, added them!

 

Also, removed # of vocal parts (it's in the second sheet still) and rhythm guitar (added to Notes when applicable).

 

I went ahead and added the Tony Sheridan singles at the bottom just in case, but I agree that we should wait on those. I figure German ones are pretty much the same so I left them out.

 

I probably won't have time to go through each song by ear until next weekend probably, but if anyone else wants to, go for it.


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#20 Farottone

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Posted September 28, 2015 - 01:13 AM


I probably won't have time to go through each song by ear until next weekend probably, but if anyone else wants to, go for it.

 

I will be very blunt: anyone else don't. ;) As I said, we need good info on that, we can't mark something as with no keys and then find out we need to do them. We are going to leave this simmer a bit anyway, to let contributors chime in, I think the month of October could probably be reserved for that. During that month we can also do that job of processing the songs.






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