The Fab Faux: Vast Masters

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Vast Masters

An ersatz echo of the two-part Past Masters (1988) compilation album made up entirely of artists covering every song released commercially by the Beatles that were not already available on the Fab Four’s original albums.

  1. “Love Me Do” — Flaco Jimenez
  2. “From Me To You” — Yolanda Be Cool & DCup
  3. “Thank You Girl” — Airbag
  4. “She Loves You” — Chad Mitchell Trio
  5. “I’ll Get You” — Andy Fairweather Low & The Lowriders
  6. “I Want To Hold Your Hand” — Lakeside
  7. “This Boy” — Joe Bataan
  8. “Long Tall Sally” — The Kinks
  9. “I Call Your Name” — The Mamas & The Papas
  10. “Slow Down” — Blodwyn Pig
  11. “Matchbox” — Duane Allman
  12. “I Feel Fine” — Alma Cogan
  13. “She’s A Woman” — Jeff Beck
  14. “Bad Boy” — HeadCat
  15. “Yes It Is” — Room One
  16. “I’m Down” — New Grass Revival
  17. “Day Tripper” — Yellow Magic Orchestra
  18. “We Can Work It Out” — Stevie Wonder
  19. “Paperback Writer” — Eric Johnson
  20. “Rain” — Greg Allman
  21. “Lady Madonna” — Lenny White
  22. “The Inner Light” — Little Junior Parker
  23. “Hey Jude” — Wilson Pickett
  24. “Revolution” — Thompson Twins
  25. “Don’t Let Me Down” — Randy Crawford
  26. “The Ballad Of John & Yoko” — King Teddy
  27. “Old Brown Shoe” — Leslie West & Mountain
  28. “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)” — Bossacucanova

 


This is one in a series of posts where I have reconstructed ersatz Beatles albums (complete with original album covers) from covers by other artists and (when applicable) the original records the Fab Four themselves covered. Apart from personal taste and a desire for variety, there is really no overriding rhyme or reason to my curation selections, though you can find an articulation of my rationality for the project here.

The Fab Faux: Please Please Please Me

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Please Please Please Me

An ersatz echo of the first Beatles album, Please Please Me (1963), recreated entirely with covers and the originals the Fab Four themselves covered.

  1. “I Saw Her Standing There” — Scary Pockets (feat. Casey Abrams)
  2. “Misery” — Kenny Lynch
  3. “Anna (Go To Him)” — Tyrants in Therapy
  4. “Chains” — The Cookies
  5. “Boys” — The Shirelles
  6. “Ask Me Why” — The Smithereens
  7. “Please Please Me” — Filippo Cuomo Ulloa & the Molto Bene Grazie Band
  8. “Love Me Do” — The Persuasions
  9. “P.S. I Love You” — Peter Lipa
  10. “Baby It’s You” — Smith
  11. “Do You Want to Know a Secret?” — Ray Charles Singers
  12. “A Taste Of Honey” — Lenny Welch
  13. “There’s A Place” — Flamin’ Grooves
  14. “Twist and Shout” — Salt-N-Pepa

 


This is one in a series of posts where I have reconstructed ersatz Beatles albums (complete with original album covers) from covers by other artists and (when applicable) the original records the Fab Four themselves covered. Apart from personal taste and a desire for variety, there is really no overriding rhyme or reason to my curation selections, though you can find an articulation of my rationality for the project here.

The Fab Faux: With With The Beatles

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With With The Beatles

An ersatz echo of the second Beatles album, With The Beatles (1963), recreated entirely with covers and the originals the Fab Four themselves covered.

  1. “It Won’t Be Long” — Black Lips
  2. “All I’ve Got To Do” — Eternal Summers
  3. “All My Loving” — Los Manolos
  4. “Don’t Bother Me” — Randy Bachman
  5. “Little Child” — Caspar Babypants
  6. “Till There Was You” — Peggy Lee
  7. “Please Mr. Postman” — The Marvelettes
  8. “Roll Over Beethoven” — ELO
  9. “Hold Me Tight” — Stackridge
  10. “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” — Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  11. “I Wanna Be Your Man” — Suzi Quatro
  12. “Devil In His Heart” — The Donays
  13. “Not A Second Time” — The Tins
  14. “Money (That’s What I Want)” — Cheryl K. (feat. Awkwafina)

 


This is one in a series of posts where I have reconstructed ersatz Beatles albums (complete with original album covers) from covers by other artists and (when applicable) the original records the Fab Four themselves covered. Apart from personal taste and a desire for variety, there is really no overriding rhyme or reason to my curation selections, though you can find an articulation of my rationality for the project here.

The Fab Faux: A Hard Night’s Day

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A Hard Night’s Day

An ersatz echo of the third Beatles album, A Hard Day’s Night (1964), recreated entirely with covers.

  1. “A Hard Day’s Night” — The Supremes
  2. “I Should Have Known Better” — Johnny Rivers
  3. “If I Fell” — Jorge Rojas
  4. “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You” — The Cyrkle
  5. “And I Love Her” — Bobby Womack
  6. “Tell Me Why” — April Wine
  7. “Can’t Buy Me Love” — Ella Fitzgerald
  8. “Any Time At All” — Supermotozoids
  9. “I’ll Cry Instead” — Lee Rocker
  10. “Things We Said Today” — The Sandpipers
  11. “When I Get Home” — Ross Rice
  12. “You Can’t Do That” — Vanilla Fudge
  13. “I’ll Be Back” — The Buckinghams

 


This is one in a series of posts where I have reconstructed ersatz Beatles albums (complete with original album covers) from covers by other artists and (when applicable) the original records the Fab Four themselves covered. Apart from personal taste and a desire for variety, there is really no overriding rhyme or reason to my curation selections, though you can find an articulation of my rationality for the project here.

The Fab Faux: Beatles Sold

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Beatles Sold

An ersatz echo of the fourth Beatles album, Beatles For Sale (1964), recreated entirely with covers and the originals the Fab Four themselves covered.

  1. “No Reply” — The Last Words
  2. “I’m A Loser” — Marianne Faithful
  3. “Baby’s In Black” — Rubén Blades
  4. “Rock And Roll Music” — The Beach Boys
  5. “I’ll Follow The Sun” — Judy Collins
  6. “Mr. Moonlight” — The Hollies
  7. “Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey” — Ole Amund Gjersvik
  8. “Eight Days A Week” — The Runaways
  9. “Words of Love” — Jimmy Gilmer
  10. “Honey Don’t” — T. Rex
  11. “Every Little Thing” — Yes
  12. “I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party” — The Chicks
  13. “What You’re Doing” — The Alan Wauters Alliance
  14. “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby” — Johnny Cash

 


This is one in a series of posts where I have reconstructed ersatz Beatles albums (complete with original album covers) from covers by other artists and (when applicable) the original records the Fab Four themselves covered. Apart from personal taste and a desire for variety, there is really no overriding rhyme or reason to my curation selections, though you can find an articulation of my rationality for the project here.

The Fab Faux: ¡dləH

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An ersatz echo of the fifth Beatles album, Help! (1965), made up entirely of covers and the originals the Fab Four themselves covered.

  1. “Help!” — Henry Gross
  2. “The Night Before” — Restless Heart
  3. “Hide Your Love Away” — Laury Shelley
  4. “I Need You” — Barbara Casini Quartet
  5. “Another Girl” — Suburban Skies
  6. “You’re Going To Lose That Girl” — Five Man Electrical Band
  7. “Ticket To Ride” — Alma Cogan
  8. “Act Naturally” — Buck Owens
  9. “It’s Only Love” — Bryan Ferry
  10. “You Like Me Too Much” — Index
  11. “Tell Me What You See” — Jacob’s Trouble
  12. “I’ve Just Seen A Face” — The Dillards
  13. “Yesterday” — Marvin Gaye
  14. “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” — Larry Williams

 


This is one in a series of posts where I have reconstructed ersatz Beatles albums (complete with original album covers) from covers by other artists and (when applicable) the original records the Fab Four themselves covered. Apart from personal taste and a desire for variety, there is really no overriding rhyme or reason to my curation selections, though you can find an articulation of my rationality for the project here.

The Fab Faux: Plastic Sole

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Plastic Sole

An ersatz echo of the sixth Beatles album, Rubber Soul (1965), recreated entirely with covers.

  1. “Drive My Car” — Bobby McFerrin
  2. “Norwegian Wood” — Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
  3. “You Won’t See Me” — Anne Murray
  4. “Nowhere Man” — The Brothers Four
  5. “Think For Yourself” — Admirals
  6. “The Word” — Bettye LaVette
  7. “Michelle” — Rubblebucket
  8. “What Goes On” — Caballero Reynaldo (feat. Rebeca Ibañez)
  9. “Girl” — Oliver Heimach
  10. “I’m Looking Through You” — Tackhead (feat. Bernard Fowler)
  11. “In My Life” — Astrud Gilberto
  12. “Wait” — Yellow Umbrella
  13. “If I Needed Someone” — Kameleba
  14. “Run For Your Life” — Thee Headcoatees

 


This is one in a series of posts where I have reconstructed ersatz Beatles albums (complete with original album covers) from covers by other artists and (when applicable) the original records the Fab Four themselves covered. Apart from personal taste and a desire for variety, there is really no overriding rhyme or reason to my curation selections, though you can find an articulation of my rationality for the project here.

The Fab Faux: Devolver

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Devolver

An ersatz echo of the sixth Beatles album, Revolver (1966), recreated entirely with covers.

  1. “Taxman” — Junior Parker
  2. “Eleanor Rigby” — Joan Baez
  3. “I’m Only Sleeping”  — Lobo
  4. “Love You To” — Solid Gold
  5. “Here, There and Everywhere” — Bobbie Gentry
  6. “Yellow Submarine” — Charmaine Neville Band
  7. “She Said She Said” — The Black Keys
  8. “Good Day Sunshine” — Roy Redmond
  9. “And Your Bird Can Sing” — Saxofourte (feat. Kathrin Sälzle & Nigel Hitchcock)
  10. “For No One” — Anne Sofie von Otter & Elvis Costello
  11. “Doctor Robert” — Giacomo Bondi
  12. “I Want To Tell You” — Chris Stainton & Glen Turner
  13. “Got To Get You Into My Life” — Earth, Wind & Fire
  14. “Tomorrow Never Knows” — Cavedoll

 


This is one in a series of posts where I have reconstructed ersatz Beatles albums (complete with original album covers) from covers by other artists and (when applicable) the original records the Fab Four themselves covered. Apart from personal taste and a desire for variety, there is really no overriding rhyme or reason to my curation selections, though you can find an articulation of my rationality for the project here.

The Fab Faux: Salt & Pepper’s Only Farts Pub Gland

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Salt and Pepper’s Only Farts Pub Gland

An ersatz echo of the seventh Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), recreated entirely with covers.

  1. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” — Big Daddy
  2. “With A Little Help From My Friends” — Joe Cocker
  3. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” — Elton John
  4. “Getting Better” — Steve Hillage
  5. “Fixing A Hole” — Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons
  6. “She’s Leaving Home” — Harry Nilsson
  7. “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite” — Elektricni Orgazam
  8. “Within You Without You” — Soundrags
  9. “When I’m Sixty-Four” — Claudine Longet
  10. “Lovely Rita” — Fats Domino
  11. “Good Morning Good Morning” — Soltrón
  12. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” — The Persuasions
  13. “A Day In The Life” — Eric Burdon & War
  14. “Rigmarole” — Los Drogos

 


This is one in a series of posts where I have reconstructed ersatz Beatles albums (complete with original album covers) from covers by other artists and (when applicable) the original records the Fab Four themselves covered. Apart from personal taste and a desire for variety, there is really no overriding rhyme or reason to my curation selections, though you can find an articulation of my rationality for the project here.

The Fab Faux: Magical Mystery Submarine

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Magical Mystery Submarine

An ersatz echo combining tracks from the Magical Mystery Tour (1967) EP with the original tracks from their tenth album, Yellow Submarine (1969), recreated entirely with covers.

  1. “Magical Mystery Tour” — Bombskare
  2. “Fool On The Hill” — Sarah Vaughan
  3. “Flying” — Bud Shank
  4. “Blue Jay Way” — The Zinedines
  5. “Your Mother Should Know” — Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
  6. “I Am The Walrus” — Ron Artemis
  7. “Hello Goodbye” — Milton Nascimento
  8. “Strawberry Fields Forever” — Design
  9. “Penny Lane” — Neri Per Caso
  10. “Baby, You’re A Rich Man” — Oliver Heimach
  11. “All You Need Is Love” — New Musik
  12. “Yellow Submarine Suite” — George Martin
  13. “Only A Northern Song” — Lomax!
  14. “All Together Now” — André 3000
  15. “Hey Bulldog” — Fanny
  16. “It’s All Too Much” — Journey

 


This is one in a series of posts where I have reconstructed ersatz Beatles albums (complete with original album covers) from covers by other artists and (when applicable) the original records the Fab Four themselves covered. Apart from personal taste and a desire for variety, there is really no overriding rhyme or reason to my curation selections, though you can find an articulation of my rationality for the project here.