Album Covers from an alternate universe

What about Wetton?
Wetton will form U.K from 1972-75 instead of 1977-80 with the lineup being as OTL for that group. After Roger Waters has a nervous breakdown, he leaves Pink Floyd in 1978, going on to have a successful solo career, starting with The Wall. However, in the Floyd, this leaves the spot open to Mr Wetton. Gilmour, Wright, Mason and Wetton become the most well-known lineup of Floyd (pretty much being a mix of Floyd, the Floyd's solo careers, Asia and John's solo career). John, Keith, Greg and Wright will survive in this TL.
 
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"In The Wake Of Poseidon" is the 2nd studio album by King Crimson. Ian McDonald and Michael Giles left the group in late 1969, with the remaining members recruiting Keith Emerson, Mel Collins and Carl Palmer as their replacements.

In The Wake Of Poseidon (1970)
All songs written by King Crimson unless noted:

Side A
1. Peace - A Beginning (Fripp-Sinfield)
2. Pictures Of A City
3. Cadence And Cascade
4. In The Wake Of Poseidon
5. Peace - A Theme (Fripp)

Side B
6. Cat Food
7. Take A Pebble
8. Lucky Man (Lake)
9. Peace - An End (Fripp-Sinfield)

Personnel
Robert Fripp - guitar
Greg Lake - bass, vocals
Peter Sinfield - lyrics, illumination
Mel Collins - woodwinds
Keith Emerson - keyboards
Carl Palmer - drums
 
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"King Crimson" is the self-titled 3rd studio album by King Crimson. At this point in time, the band was starting to become more and more popular, with songs like The Three Fates and Tank showcasing the talents of their new band members. Ian and Michael would later go onto to say that they regretted leaving the group as quickly as they did.

King Crimson (1970)
All songs written by King Crimson unless noted:

Side A
1. The Barbarian (Bartók, arr. King Crimson)
2. Cirkus
3. Knife-Edge
4. Lady Of The Dancing Water
5. Promenade (Mussorgsky, arr. King Crimson)

Side B

6. The Three Fates (Emerson)
7. Tank
8. Oh, My Father
9. Bolero

Personnel
Robert Fripp - guitar
Greg Lake - bass, vocals
Peter Sinfield - lyrics, illumination
Mel Collins - woodwinds
Keith Emerson - keyboards
Carl Palmer - drums
 
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"Larks' Tongues In Aspic" is the 5th studio album by King Crimson. Robert Fripp and Keith Emerson suggested to the rest of the band that they add some members following the ousting of founding member and lyricist Peter Sinfield due to creative differences, which after some convincing, they agreed to. Jamie Muir was added as a percussionist who added even more syncopation to the group than Carl Palmer was already providing. David Cross also joined the group, replacing Mel Collins who left the group to pursue a career in session work and to play live with Alvin Lee and Eric Clapton among others. The result was the most ambitious Crimson album to date. However, this album would mark a decline in the number of members of Crimson as well, as they would lose three members within two years.

Larks' Tongues In Aspic (1972)
All songs written by King Crimson unless noted:

Side A
1. Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, Part I
2. Book Of Saturday (Fripp-Lake)
3. Trilogy

Side B
4. The Endless Enigma (Part 1)
5. Fugue (Emerson)
6. The Endless Enigma (Part 2)
7. From The Beginning (Lake)
8. Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, Part II (Fripp)

Personnel
Robert Fripp - guitar
Greg Lake - bass, vocals
Keith Emerson - keyboards
Carl Palmer - drums
Jamie Muir - percussion
David Cross - violin, viola, additional keyboards
 
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"Brain Salad Surgery" is the 6th studio album by King Crimson and their first album as a quintet since their debut in 1969. Early in 1973, Muir abruptly left the band - ostensibly due to an onstage injury, but in fact due to an overwhelming spiritual need to retreat from music and spend time in a monastery (something which was not communicated to his bandmates). Carl Palmer absorbed Muir's percussion role in addition to his own kit drumming, and the band continued to experiment with both classical arrangements and modern progressive rock.

Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
All songs written by King Crimson unless noted:

Side A
1. Jerusalem (Blake-Parry, arr. King Crimson)
2. The Great Deceiver
3. Lament
4. Still… You Turn Me On (Lake)
5. The Night Watch

Side B
6. Trio
7. Brain Salad Surgery
8. Toccata (Ginastera, arr. Emerson-Palmer)
9. Fracture (Fripp)

Personnel
Robert Fripp - guitar
Greg Lake - bass, vocals
Keith Emerson - keyboards
Carl Palmer - drums
David Cross - violin, viola, additional keyboards
 
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"Red" is the 7th studio album by King Crimson, their first double LP, their only album as a quartet, the final album featuring founding member Robert Fripp and the final album before the longest-lasting lineup of the group consisting of Emerson, Lake & Palmer began. Tours in 1974 had seen King Crimson's musical approach becoming louder and more brutal, an approach primarily driven by the rhythm trio of Emerson, Lake & Palmer (former guitarist Robert Fripp once compared their powerful playing to "a flying brick wall"). This had the effect of drowning out the band's fifth member, violinist and occasional keyboard player David Cross, and led to tension within the band. Deemed not strong enough as a musical personality, Cross ejected himself from King Crimson after the end of its tour in summer 1973. Having already begun to record "Red" with Cross, King Crimson finished the album with the help of former band-members Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield and Mel Collins.

Red (1974)
All songs written by King Crimson unless noted:

Side A
1. Red (Fripp)
2. Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression

Side B
3. Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impression (Emerson)
3. Karn Evil 9: 3rd Impression (Fripp-Emerson-Lake-Palmer-Sinfield)

Side C
4. Fallen Angel
5. One More Red Nightmare

Side D
6. Providence (Cross-Fripp-Emerson-Lake-Palmer)
7. Starless And Bible Black

Personnel
Robert Fripp - guitar
Greg Lake - bass, vocals
Keith Emerson - keyboards
Carl Palmer - drums

Additional personnel
David Cross - violin on "Providence"
Mel Collins - soprano saxophone on "Starless And Bible Black"
Ian McDonald - alto saxophone on "One More Red Nightmare" and "Starless And Bible Black"
Peter Sinfield - lyrics on "Karn Evil 9: 3rd Impression"
 
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The Sacred Cows: Kill Kill Kill !!!, the Sacred Cows first and only album released on KAOS records and Produced by the Groovy Guru.

Side 1

Kill Kill Kill
Burn It All Down Man
Chaos In The USA!
Love Is Out
We March To No Drummer

Side 2

99 Ways to Break Your Heart
Uncle Siegfried Loves You
!@#$%!
Get Down, Get Real, Get Smart

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The Zombies - Argosy (May 1967)

Side one
1. "Care of Cell 44" (Rod Argent) 3:57
2. "That's My Story" (Tim Rice) 2:19
3. "Maybe After He's Gone" (Chris White) 2:34
4. "How Am I To Know" (Rice) 2:44
5. "Twice In Love Every Day" (Rice) 2:55
6. "She's Not There" (Argent) 2:25

Side two
1. "Man of the World" (Rice) 2:53
2. "Tell Her No" (Argent) 2:08
3 "Hung Up on a Dream" (Argent) 3:02
4. "If It Don't Work Out" (Argent) 2:48
5. "Friends of Mine" (White) 2:18
6. "Love Runs High" (Rice/Argent) 3:34


[ POD: The Zombies form with a different lead vocalist, Tim Rice. He attended St. Albans School during the same years as Rod Argent, can sing well enough, and is extremely talented at writing lyrics (yet collaborates well with others).

This probably leads to a much more successful career for the Zombies; but at the risk of butterflying away his theatrical works: no "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", etc. (unless he switches genres later in his career, like Danny Elfman did after Oingo Boingo).

(Rice aspired to be a rock singer in the early 60s, and recorded the single "That's My Story"; but it failed to chart so he turned his talents to musical theater instead.]
 
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The Beach Boys - SMiLE (1967)
(All tracks are written by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks, except where noted)

Side 1
1. Our Prayer (Wilson)
2. Surfs Up
3. Time To Get Alone
4. Heroes and Villains
5. Old Man River
6. Barnyard
7. I'm In Great Shape
8. Workshop
(Mercer/Wilson)
9. Wind Chimes (Wilson)
10. Do You Like Worms?
11. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow
(Wilson)

SIDE 2
1. Vega-Tables
2. Cabin-essence
3. The Old Master Painter
(Gillespie)
4. Father of the Man
5. Wonderful
6. Good Vibrations
(Wilson/Love)
7. My Only Sunshine (Davis/Mitchell)
8. Holidays (Wilson)
9. I Love To Say Dada (Wilson)
10. I Can Hear Music (Barry/Greenwich/Spector)
 
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The Beach Boys - SMiLE (1967)
(All tracks are written by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks, except where noted)

Side 1
1. Our Prayer (Wilson)
2. Surfs Up
3. Time To Get Alone
4. Heroes and Villains
5. Old Man River
6. Barnyard
7. I'm In Great Shape
8. Workshop
(Mercer/Wilson)
9. Wind Chimes (Wilson)
10. Do You Like Worms?
11. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow
(Wilson)

SIDE 2
1. Vega-Tables
2. Cabin-essence
3. The Old Master Painter
(Gillespie)
4. Father of the Man
5. Wonderful
6. Good Vibrations
(Wilson/Love)
7. My Only Sunshine (Davis/Mitchell)
8. Holidays (Wilson)
9. I Love To Say Dada (Wilson)
10. I Can Hear Music (Barry/Greenwich/Spector)
Odd of you to have Surf's Up open the album
 
I have track listings for a few albums inspired by Blackentheborg's Venus And Mars TL - basically, where Paul falls in love with Yoko instead of John. I understand that not all that is below will be entirely accurate (eg. Paul had more drive to make music later on than John did), but I still thought it would be an interesting exercise to see what would happen if Paul's solo career had John's OTL trajectory. So here is the general discography for Paul's solo career ITTL (Yoko's remains the same as OTL).

Discography / Paul McCartney & Yoko Ono
1. 1968 - Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins
2. 1969 - Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions
3. 1969 - Wedding Album
4. 1972 - Wild Life (*OTL's Some Time In New York City*)
5. 1980 - Tug Of War (*OTL's Double Fantasy*)
6. 1984 - Milk And Honey

Discography / Paul McCartney
1. 1970 - Paul McCartney/Plastic Ono Band (*OTL's McCartney*)
2. 1971 - Ram
3. 1973 - Red Rose Speedway
4. 1974 - Band On The Run
5. 1975 - Rock 'n' Roll (*OTL's Choba B CCCP*)

All album covers remain the same as OTL except with Paul in the place of John. I have used Luca Perasi's book "Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013)" to only use songs that were recorded prior to 9 December 1980.

"Wild Life" by Paul & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band With Elephant's Memory Plus Invisible Strings (1972)
DISC 1 - STUDIO:
1. Mumbo
2. Sisters, O Sisters
3. Bip Bop
4. Born In A Prison
5. Wild Life
6. Some People Never Know
7. I Am Your Singer/Bip Bop Link
8. Tomorrow
9. Dear Friend
10. We're All Water/Mumbo Link

DISC 2 - LIVE:
1. Helter Skelter
2. Don't Worry Kyoko
3. Well (Baby Please Don't Go)
4. Jamrag
5. Scumbag
6. Au

"Tug Of War" by Paul McCartney & Yoko Ono (1980)
1. Tug Of War
2. Kiss Kiss Kiss
3. Keep Under Cover
4. Give Me Something
5. Ode To A Koala Bear
6. I'm Moving On
7. Rainclouds
8. Ballroom Dancing
9. Yes, I'm Your Angel
10. Wanderlust
11. Beautiful Boys
12. We All Stand Together
13. Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him
14. Hard Times Are Over

And then, Paul gets shot on 8 December 1980, dying in New York at the age of 38, being survived by his wife of 11 years and 5 year old child. 3 years later, Yoko starts work on a final duet album between herself and Paul, consisting of new material from Yoko coupled with outtakes of Paul from the Tug Of War sessions.

"Milk And Honey" by Paul McCartney & Yoko Ono (1984)
1. Take It Away
2. Sleepless Night
3. Dress Me Up As A Robber
4. Don't Be Scared
5. Ebony And Ivory (*OTL's solo version*)
6. O' Sanity
7. Average Person
8. Your Hands
9. Sweetest Little Show
10. Let Me Count The Ways
11. Waterfalls
12. You're The One

Although not counted as an official solo album, another posthumous release from Paul was released in 1986 named after the street he grew up on. The album consisted of session outtakes and rehearsals for Paul's final two solo albums, recorded from 1973-74 (based off of OTL's Menlove Ave.).

"Forthlin Road" by Paul McCartney (1986)
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1. Tragedy
2. Mama's Little Girl
3. Love Is Strange
4. Baby Face
5. Walking In The Park With Eloise
6. Bluebird**
7. Jet
8. Let Me Roll It
9. Band On The Run
10. Nineteen-Hundred And Eighty-Five

**The last 5 tracks come from OTL's One Hand Clapping special.
 
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Two Secretaries By John Lennon and Paul McCartney, (1970)

All tracks are written by Lennon-McCartney

1. Hot as Sun
2. Gimme Some Truth (McCartney singing.)
3. Two of us
4. Isolation
5. Teddy Boy
6. Junk
7. I've Got A Feeling (Lennon singing.)
8. I Lost My Little Girl
9. Come and Get it
10. Penina
11. Goodbye
12. Oh Women Oh Why
 
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Everyday Chemistry, by The Beatles (1972)

Track Listing:
1. Four Guys
2. Talking To Myself
3. Anybody Else
4. Sick to Death
5. Jenn
6. I’m Just Sitting Here
7. Soldier Boy
8. Over the Ocean
9. Days Like These
10. Saturday Night
11. Mr. Gator’s Swamp Jamboree

Bit of a deep cut for some; the album art is my doing.
 
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BRITNEY SPEARS - ORIGINAL DOLL (2007)
imagine, britney spears left JIVE for Apple Records if Apple Records' distribution contract with EMI aren't exist till 2030.

Track Lists
1. Mona Lisa
2. Money, Love, & Happiness
3. Peep Show
4. Red Hot Lipstick
5. Baby Boy
6. To Love (Let Go)
7. Little Me (Just Yesterday)
8. Ouch
9. Break The Ice
10. State of Grace
11. And Then We Kiss
12. Outta This World

Bonus tracks
2020 The Britney Spears Collection Bonus Tracks

1. Piece Of Me
2. Gimme More
 
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