Which songs would John do if he was to tour in 1981?

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Re: Which songs would John do if he was to tour in 1981?

Postby tristanjblythe » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:10 am

I agree there wouldn't be much Beatles stuff. I reckon Help would be in there as he always was positive about that one. I also agree it would be Double Fantasy heavy and a few from his "forthcoming" album Milk and Honey.

Anyway here's my guesses (wishes!):

Just Like Starting Over
Instant Karma
Oh Sanity (Yoko)
Steppin' Out
I'm Losing You
Help
I Know I Know
Beautiful Boy
Hard Times are Over (Yoko)
Mind Games
Woman
Imagine
Across The Universe (another one he said he always had liked)
Watching the Wheels
I Wanna Hold your Hand (I read him say in later life he'd like to revisit this and get back to its bluesy sound it had when Paul and him originally came up with it)
Kiss Kiss Kiss (Yoko)
Cold Turkey
Sister O Sisters or Born In a Prison (Yoko)
Whatever Gets You Throught the Night

Encore:
Stand By Me
Be Bop a Lula
(Possibly I Saw Her Standing There - one of Pauls he always liked and had done live with Elton John)
Give Peace a Chance
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Re: Which songs would John do if he was to tour in 1981?

Postby Tiger » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:15 pm

I was just thinking about this as a similar topic and searched and saw this thread, if I were to go to a John Lennon Concert today, like Paul's current tours I'd like a set list like this...

Open with a rocker anthem...

Power to the People
Whatever Gets You Through the Night
Come Together
Woman
Steel and Glass
Cold Turkey
Don't Let Me Down
Please Please Me
I Feel Fine
Watching the Wheels
Jealous Guy
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Strawberry Fields Forever
I Am the Walrus
Hey Bulldog

Accoustic set
This Boy
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
I Should Have Known Better
Nowhere Man
Working Class Hero
The Luck of the Irish
Julia
In My Life
the Ballad of John and Yoko
Give Peace a Chance

Encore
Help
Twist and Shout*
Revolution
Imagine

2nd Encore
(Just Like) Starting Over
All You Need Is Love

Throw in some great Lennon "Sleeper songs" like Isolation, Dear Prudence, How?, Happiness is a Warm Gun, And Your Bird Can Sing and you have about a three hour night to remember there!
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Re: Which songs would John do if he was to tour in 1981?

Postby bravefan » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:53 pm

He has to do Twist and Shout. The crowd would go crazy!!!
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Re: Which songs would John do if he was to tour in 1981?

Postby Tiger » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:56 pm

Ok, I think I found a good place for Twist and Shout.
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Re: Which songs would John do if he was to tour in 1981?

Postby garrystanton » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:53 pm

Guys, this is a really interesting thread- here is my 50 pence worth...

At Madison Square Gardens, on 4 April 1981, John commenced his World Tour. Now, as much as I love John,
there were signs, probably from about 1968, that his voice was not what it once was. In the early 60s, his voice
was pure rock'n'roll- raw, powerful, primal. By the end of the decade, it had grown a bit thin and strained- there
were exceptions- on Hey Bulldog he sounds great; Come Together too; by the time Cold Turkey came around, there were
real signs of strain. Still, his is one of the truly great rock voices- I really hope it would have stood up to the rigours of a major tour....

1. Rip It Up/ Ready Teddy
2. (Just Like) Starting Over
3. Woman
4. No.9 Dream
5. I Found Out
6. Crippled Inside
7. Woman is the Nigger of the World

Then, Yoko takes centre-stage for three songs:
Move on Fast; Kiss Kiss Kiss; Walking on Thin Ice

John returns

8. Meat City
9. Whatever Gets You Through the Night
10. I'm Losing You
11. Nobody Told Me
12. Borrowed Time
13. What You Got
14. Scared
15. God
16. Jealous Guy
17. Gimme Some Truth
18. Mind Games
19.Out the Blue
20. Cold Turkey

Encore: "Well, tonight's been great...we've had a blast, haven;t we mother...? A wee surprise....an old pal just happened to be passing through this old town
of Babylon...babble on, yeah...that's what I'm doing folks!...well, here he is....he is....James P. McHardly.....

Incredibly, sensationally, Paul McCartney runs on stage. The men hug, then Paul straps on his Hofner bass.

21. The Ballad of John and Yoko
22. Come Together
23. Twist and Shout (Paul waves and leaves)
24. Imagine
24. I'm Stepping Out
25. Paul reappears for Revolution

"Thanks folks...and I hope you've paid your admission!"
So I stood with a knot in my stomach,
And I gazed at that terrible sight
Of two youngsters concealed in a barrel,
Sucking monkberry moon delight.
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Re: Which songs would John do if he was to tour in 1981?

Postby Tiger » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:07 pm

Any one of these show set lists would have been amazing concerts.

Looking over my own list I'm wishing I could squeeze in some of my favorites like...

How?
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I Want You (She's So Heavy)
And Your Bird Can Sing
Tomorrow Never Knows
Yer Blues
Old Dirt Road
Scared
Dig a Pony
I'm So Tired
She Said She Said

Geez! This list could go on all night. (So could a Lennon concert)
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Re: Which songs would John do if he was to tour in 1981?

Postby efghijiloveyou » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:27 pm

Ok, let's pretend Yoko decided she didn't want to tour with John...

Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
I'm Losing You
(Just Like) Starting Over
Give Me Some Truth
Woman
Out The Blue
Oh Yoko!
Jealous Guy
Imagine
Love
Mind Games
Stand By Me
Strawberry Fields Forever
Rock and Roll Music
#9 Dream
Watching the Wheels
Dear Prudence

encore:
Help!
Come Together
Give Peace A Chance
Revolution
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