Round 6 took place last night in Newton, MA, with fellow Beatles experts Candy Leonard and Dan D'Addio. Here are the results.
The 15 songs voted in:
The 15 voted out:
That brings the cumulative totals to...
6 of 6 votes: eight songs
5 of 6 votes: two songs
4 of 6 votes: four songs
3 of 6 votes: one song
2 of 6 votes: six songs
1 of 6 votes: one song
0 of 6 votes: eight songs
After conducting this "White Album Voting" several times, I started noticing how different individual preferences were compared to the "majority rules" group voting results. With that in mind, a few days ago I created a survey for individuals to submit their personal selections. That poll can be found here:
So far, four people (including myself) have submitted votes. And here are the initial tallys:
4 of 4 votes: four songs
3 of 4 votes: seven songs
2 of 4 votes: ten songs
1 of 4 votes: three songs
0 of 4 votes: six songs
The individual survey will continue at least into November (Nov 22, 2018 is the 50th anniversary of The White Album's release), and the next group vote will take place in Lake Zurich, IL next month:
Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL
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 90-minute program, two Beatles experts (Richard Mills and Aaron Krerowicz) will make the case for why all thirty tracks should be kept, then the audience will vote on which fifteen should be kept and which fifteen should be discarded 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.