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December 14, 2011 10:29 AM   Subscribe

All Together Now. Every Beatles tune, played together, sequenced in order of lengths, with the longest starting first and all 226 tunes ending together. This is a single link SoundCloud post.
posted by The Discredited Ape (36 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Can't wait for this to become Beatles Rock Band DLC.
posted by kmz at 10:37 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sounds like Carnival of Light
posted by holdkris99 at 10:39 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


For some reason I am imagining Leland Palmer dancing to this in his living room.
posted by brina at 10:39 AM on December 14, 2011 [4 favorites]


It remains surprisingly listenable up until about the four minute mark. I found it really interesting the way, even near the end, my brain was able to pick tiny little eighth of a second sounds out of the din and recognize them as being from one famous song or another.
posted by 256 at 10:39 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


For some reason I am imagining Leland Palmer dancing to this in his living room.

Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:41 AM on December 14, 2011 [8 favorites]


Oh good! It's been weeks since somebody decided to take an immense number of audio or video clips and mix them all up so thoroughly that they become the audiovisual equivalent of what happens when you mix all the types of pop at a soda fountain together.
posted by mightygodking at 10:44 AM on December 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


Came in to give the old "what is this I don't even" -- but then I listened all the way through and I believe I may have seen God. As 256 said, picking out the bits and pieces out past the 4-5 minute mark was pretty amazing.
posted by blurker at 10:45 AM on December 14, 2011


If you play it backward you can hear John saying, "That's fair lot of records, wack."
posted by Jehan at 10:48 AM on December 14, 2011


There was a RadioLab about Bob Milne who could hear 4 (or possibly more) orchestras in his head at the same time and tell you exactly where each one is at any point - accurately. I imagine that this is what it might sound like in his head. I could also key in on specific songs at times in this which was one of the things they talked about on RadioLab. I hope Bob has better control than this over his own mind music.

Also, it's amazing how the build up of chaos section of A Day in the Life can be heard clearly even though everything else sounds roughly the same and as chaotic at the time.

Thanks for the post!
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 10:50 AM on December 14, 2011


Oh good! It's been weeks since somebody decided to take an immense number of audio or video clips and mix them all up so thoroughly that they become the audiovisual equivalent of what happens when you mix all the types of pop at a soda fountain together.

This statement makes no sense to me.
posted by swift at 10:51 AM on December 14, 2011


It kinda falls apart once they get into the range of most Beatle's songs length. But now I'm thinking Revolution 9 plus just about anything else will make an awesome mashup.
posted by catwash at 10:55 AM on December 14, 2011


Oh good! It's been weeks since somebody decided to take an immense number of audio or video clips and mix them all up so thoroughly that they become the audiovisual equivalent of what happens when you mix all the types of pop at a soda fountain together.Oh good! It's been weeks since somebody decided to take an immense number of audio or video clips and mix them all up so thoroughly that they become the audiovisual equivalent of what happens when you mix all the types of pop at a soda fountain together.Oh good! It's been weeks since somebody decided to take an immense number of audio or video clips and mix them all up so thoroughly that they become the audiovisual equivalent of what happens when you mix all the types of pop at a soda fountain together.Oh good! It's been weeks since somebody decided to take an immense number of audio or video clips and mix them all up so thoroughly that they become the audiovisual equivalent of what happens when you mix all the types of pop at a soda fountain together.
posted by timshel at 10:57 AM on December 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


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posted by mykescipark at 11:11 AM on December 14, 2011 [8 favorites]


A month ago I was having a really shitty day and queued up youtube with the results of 20 searches for INDUSTRIAL DEATH METAL and pressed play all at once. And then I pressed REPLAY whenever any of them stopped. I did that for a good 45 minutes or so, with my headphones on.

It helped.
posted by seanmpuckett at 11:12 AM on December 14, 2011 [5 favorites]


AARRHHGHGHAHRHHRAHGH
posted by zeoslap at 11:17 AM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I got really scared with about 2:30 to go. I had to shut it off.
posted by frecklefaerie at 11:21 AM on December 14, 2011


I would have preferred a slow fade-out with "cranberry sauce" echoing menacingly in the backsounds, but that's just me.
posted by Shepherd at 11:21 AM on December 14, 2011


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posted by eykal at 11:49 AM on December 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


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posted by Celsius1414 at 12:06 PM on December 14, 2011


this rates at about the same tick as Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Slowed Down to the length of 365 Days on the "Necessary" scale.

That's coming from a die-hard Beatle freak.
posted by herbplarfegan at 12:07 PM on December 14, 2011


Near the end it sounds quite relaxing actually, like wind chimes next to a huge waterfall.
posted by ikalliom at 12:14 PM on December 14, 2011


Needs to be slowed down at least 800%.
posted by yeti at 12:19 PM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm not interested until I can laugh at my friends attempting to play this on Guitar Hero.
posted by fearnothing at 12:26 PM on December 14, 2011


BoingBoing featured this about a month ago.
It still sucks.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:28 PM on December 14, 2011


More interesting, but requiring much more of a commitment, is "All The Beatles UK LP releases compressed at 800% into a one-hour MP3. "
posted by benito.strauss at 12:41 PM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Since when do we only care about necessary things? The less entertainment matters the more I find it actually entertaining.
posted by Rory Marinich at 1:40 PM on December 14, 2011


I have a mild suspicion that none of the Beatles' music was necessary in the first place.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:55 PM on December 14, 2011


More interesting, but requiring much more of a commitment, is "All The Beatles UK LP releases compressed at 800% into a one-hour MP3. "

Tomorrow Never Knows decompressed is un-godly.
posted by bruzie at 2:00 PM on December 14, 2011


Near the end, you can be sure that's statistically what power-washing the recording booths in Abbey Road Studios sounds like.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 2:40 PM on December 14, 2011


I did this a few years ago, but separated them out by album. Each album has its own distinct timbre, even with all the songs from it all smashed together.

And where are my internet kudos? Nowhere, that's where.
posted by Aquaman at 2:56 PM on December 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


K... kudos?
posted by shakespeherian at 3:02 PM on December 14, 2011


Aquaman: this was actually done, more or less, decades ago - though I am unable to find proof on the Internet.

A composer whose name I cannot remember wrote several pieces with names like Wagner Prècis, Berg Prècis and Beatles Prècis.

I heard the Wagner Prècis. Imagine you played the Ring from end to end, then cut it into 4-1/2 minute chunks and played them all at once.

Apparently the Beatles Prècis was the same idea, but he was never able to release it.

This would have been around.... 1975-1980?

Wagner Prècis was amazing - you could actually hear it as Wagner from the very beginning. Wall of Wagner.

I recently talked to my friend who played it to me and he remembered it well - and I have the LP in storage somewhere. But I can't remember the name.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 3:48 PM on December 14, 2011


It's walruses all the way down.


posted by mmrtnt at 3:57 PM on December 14, 2011


A composer whose name I cannot remember wrote several pieces with names like Wagner Prècis, Berg Prècis and Beatles Prècis.

I just had to look this up for myself. Worldcat says the composer is a guy named Hal Freeman.
posted by jonp72 at 5:03 PM on December 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'VE GOT BLISTERS ON ME EARDRUMS
posted by Spatch at 5:52 PM on December 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Pretty cool up to a point.

Once it gets past that point, my only thought is, "God, I hope Manson doesn't hear this."
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 1:15 AM on December 15, 2011


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