I delivered "Carte Blanche: The Beatles' White Album" again last night in Princeton, NJ with Ken Womack. We each discussed 15 of the album's 30 tracks, then the audience voted on which songs to keep and which to discard. Here are the results.
The 15 winners:
That means these were the 15 losers:
Last night being the fifth time I've done this program, here are the updated cumulative voting totals.
5 of 5 votes: eight songs
4 of 5 votes: two songs
3 of 5 votes: five songs
2 of 5 votes: five songs
1 of 5 votes: two songs
0 of 5 votes: eight songs
Round 6 will take place on Monday:
Monday, 16 July 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St, Newton, MA
Carte Blanche: The Beatles' White Album
The Beatles' only double-album, The Beatles (a.k.a. The White Album) is the band's most individualized and stylistically diverse work. Many people argue that The White Album should have been released as a single-album, but no two people seem to agree on which half should be kept and which half should be discarded. In this 2-hour program, three Beatles experts (Candy Leonard, Aaron Krerowicz, and Daniel D'Addio) will make the case for why all 30 tracks should be kept, then the audience will have to discuss and debate the merits of each song in order to distill the double-album down to a single disc.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.