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Artist
Beatles
Genre
Rock - 60's
Song Title
Because
Recording Class
Alternate Studio
File Note
a capella
Album Title
Disc Number
Track Number
Performance Date
Band Members
Venue
City
LowGenius.Comments
This is *just* the vocal track from "Because." It sounds to me like the same tracks that were used on the released version. This may appear on a commercial release like "Anthology 1" or something, or it may be a bootleg, I honestly don't know for certain. Either way, it's a lot of fun to listen to at 3am in a dark room.
 
Artist
Beatles
Genre
Rock - 60's
Song Title
Because
Recording Class
Commercial Release
File Note
Album Title
Abbey Road
Disc Number
Track Number
8
Performance Date
Band Members
Venue
City
LowGenius.Comments
Released version
 
Artist
Beatles
Genre
Rock - 60's
Song Title
Billy Shears Applause
Recording Class
Film Track
File Note
Album Title
Disc Number
Track Number
Performance Date
Band Members
Venue
City
LowGenius.Comments
 
Artist
Beatles
Genre
Rock - 60's
Song Title
Cant Buy Me Love
Recording Class
Studio Outtake
File Note
Take 02-03
Album Title
Disc Number
Track Number
Performance Date
Band Members
Venue
City
LowGenius.Comments
Interesting - the first take has much higher vocals, and more prominent background vocals, as well as some minor changes in the lyrics of the last verse. Take 3 is sung and played in a lower key, and completely without backing vocals, but they only get through about a/3 of the song before stopping.
 
Artist
Beatles
Genre
Rock - 60's
Song Title
Carry That Weight
Recording Class
Commercial Release
File Note
Album Title
Disc Number
Track Number
Performance Date
Band Members
Venue
City
LowGenius.Comments
Commercial release, why someone ripped just this one part of a song trilogy that has no actual breaks in it is kind of confusing. I think I actually downloaded this expecting it to be the entire Golden Slumbers triad.
 
Artist
Beatles
Genre
Rock - 60's
Song Title
Catswalk
Recording Class
Rehearsal
File Note
Practice
Album Title
The Beatles Artifacts : The Early Years 1958-1963
Disc Number
Track Number
7
Performance Date
March '62
Band Members
Venue
Cavern Club
City
Liverpool, UK
LowGenius.Comments
This is a very early recording of a never-released instrumental. The recording quality and performance style readily mark it as being from the earliest era of the Beatles, and sure enough, with a bit of research, we find that it, along with two other songs (The One after 909 and I Saw Her Standing There) were recorded in March of 1962 at a practice session for a gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. This particular tune is known as one of "Songs the Beatles Never Recorded" a series of tunes that the band recorded themselves, but never released, and later sold to other bands for them to record and release. This particular track was written by Paul McCartney, and was recorded for commercial release by the Chris Barber Band in February of 1967, proving that some bands suck so bad that not even recording a Beatles song can get them over. This track can be found on a bootleg release from Big Records in 1993 (title and track noted above).
 
Artist
Beatles
Genre
Rock - 60's
Song Title
Child Of Nature
Recording Class
Demo
File Note
First Version of Jealous Guy
Album Title
The Beatles Unplugged
Disc Number
Track Number
3
Performance Date
May 1968
Band Members
John, Paul, George
Venue
Kinfauns (home of George Harrison)
City
Esher, UK
LowGenius.Comments
Exactly what it says - an early version of Lennon's solo track "Jealous Guy." Listening to the track, it's fairly unproduced, the vocals of course are completely different, although both the instrumental and vocal melodies conform to the later release. You hear at least two guitars and a tambourine on this, as well as at least two and possibly three voices. Several net resources tell us that this track was one of many recorded in May, 1968 at George Harrison's house in Esher, UK. The claim is made that the tracks were recorded by the individuals, but my ear certainly detect the voice of Paul and John on this track, and almost as certainly, George. Instruments are two (perhaps three) guitars, and a tambourine, which supports the held belief that Ringo was not a part of these sessions. This track appears on yet another unauthorized bootleg recording called "Unplugged"
 
Artist
Beatles
Genre
Rock - 60's
Song Title
Christmas Message
Recording Class
Commercial Release
File Note
Album Title
Disc Number
Track Number
Performance Date
8 Nov 65
Band Members
Venue
City
LowGenius.Comments
Fan club release from 1965 starts with an a capella, off-key rendition of "Yesterday," and continues on with a few spoken-word comments from the band offering thanks to the fans for gifts and so forth, and wraps with Lennon doing a rendition of "Bonny Christmas" in the world's thickest brogue, and segues into an upbeat rendition of Auld Lang Syne that probably had Guy Lombardo rolling in his grave 27 years before he died ;-). Typical of everything the Beatles did at this point, this track is upbeat and pretty funny, just the guys having a pretty good time before they got all jaded, cynical, and acid-drenched. Not that jaded, cynical, and acid-drenched is a bad thing, mind you…
 
Artist
Beatles
Genre
Rock - 60's
Song Title
Come and Get It
Recording Class
Demo
File Note
Demo
Album Title
Disc Number
Track Number
Performance Date
Band Members
Paul McCartney
Venue
City
LowGenius.Comments
This is the demo take of the song that McCartney gave to protégés Badfinger, the first band to be signed to Apple Records, and one of the classic "boy did we get screwed hard on THIS deal" stories in the ugly history of artist compensation in rock and roll. I don't have all of the details on this story, but it seems that 'Finger never got paid a dime for any of their royalties, possibly because they were part of the same deal with Northern Songs that overmatched "manager" Brian Epstein cut, the one that resulted not only in the Beatles never making shit from their first 5 years' worth of albums, but also eventually lead to the sale of all of those songs to Michael Jackson, who promptly licensed "Revolution" for use in a f'n Nike commercial. Unfortunately, as a result of this two-edged gift, Badfinger (a truly great rock band - how I've managed not to have any of their tracks in this database yet is a mystery to me) were relegated to the "Beatle-wannabe" bin by most reviewers and critics (their mistake, IMO - Badfinger were a great band in their own right), and eventually their financial situations got so screwy that both the lead guitarist and lead singer ended up committing suicide. I've been informed that this take shows up on the Beatles' Anthology 3 CD, so I guess now I'll have to go buy that.

UPDATE:14 Jan 01

Badfinger drummer Mike Gibbins was kind enough to respond to my inquiries to him regarding this track with the following, produced here exactly as written:

Paul wrote the song for the movie "The Magic Christian." Not for Badfinger specifically. On the demo your listening to, Paul played all the instruments. Paul also played piano and maraccas on the finished Badfinger version. Paul was asked to do the entire soundtrack for the movie but didn't have the time and that's how Badfinger ended up with the opportunity to do the soundtrack for the movie. Badfinger did the entire soundtrack except for the one song which was given to us by Paul.


HUGE props to Mike Gibbins, considered by some to be one of rock's greatest unsung heroes, for being so accessible to his fans. PLEASE NOTE: For the record, and in the interests of not deceiving anyone or giving the appearance of putting words in anyone's mouth, the synopsis in my original review is not based on any information I have recieved from Mike Gibbins, but is solely my interpretation of historical events, for better or for worse.

Thanks again, Mike!
 
Artist
Beatles
Genre
Rock - 60's
Song Title
Come And Get It
Recording Class
Demo
File Note
Album Title
Disc Number
Track Number
Performance Date
Band Members
Paul McCartney
Venue
City
LowGenius.Comments
This is the demo take of the song that McCartney gave to his hand-picked protégés Badfinger, the first band to be signed to Apple Records, and one of the classic "boy did we get fxcked hard on THIS deal" stories. I don't have all of the details on this story, but it seems that 'Finger never got paid a dime for any of their royalties, possibly because they were part of the same deal with Northern Songs that overmatched "manager" Brian Epstein cut, the one that resulted not only in the Beatles never making shit from their first 5 years' worth of albums, but also eventually lead to the sale of all of those songs to Michael Jackson, who promptly licensed "Revolution" for use in a Nike commercial. Unfortunately, as a result of this two-edged gift, Badfinger (a truly great rock band - how I've managed not to have any of their tracks in this database yet is a mystery to me) were relegated to the "Beatle-wannabe" bin by most reviewers and critics, and eventually their financial situations got so screwy that both the lead guitarist and lead singer ended up committing suicide. I've been informed that this take shows up on the Beatles' Anthology 3 CD, so I guess now I'll have to go buy that.
 
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