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From A Window
10 April 2012
5.45am
Trevor Kraus
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Hi everyone, first time poster here.

Reading about an early Lennon-McCartney song that they gave to Billy J. Kramer in The Unreleased Beatles by Richie Unterberger encouraged me to finally start posting here. It's called From A Window: feature=relmfu

That's a link to a Beatles cover band's version of the song, and personally, I really like it. Does anyone know of a recording of this song by the Beatles themselves? I haven't found one, but I'm hoping that, just like I'll Be On My Way, there's a version out there somewhere.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…..m_a_Window

10 April 2012
10.54am
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Nothing has surfaced yet of Pauls demo but who knows whats lurking somewhere. Things do appear from nowhere at times, get sold at auction, then vanish for a time. Unless its bought by Apple or Paul when it disappears for ever.

 

From A Window has got a similar theme to No Reply what with seeing a face at the window against a light, there is even a pause at "your face". Interestingly John was going to give No Reply away, i think to Tommy Roe, before deciding to make in into a beatles track. I wonder if there was a little debate going on between John and Paul considering the similarities.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
10 April 2012
6.41pm
Trevor Kraus
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Good observation about No Reply. There are countless examples of that rivalry/one-upsmanship between the two of them. You're right about John almost giving No Reply away, and what a tragedy that would've been! He had considered giving it to Tommy Quickly, but that might be a stage name for Tommy Roe, who you mentioned.

 

I was discussing this with a friend the other day….who actually owns the hours and hours of outtakes, etc. that the Beatles recorded in Studio Two? Would all that music still be housed at Abbey Road, or at Apple? I said it would probably be at Abbey Road because the physical tapes belong to EMI, but my buddy said that since it would be the "intellectual property" of the Beatles, they would own it.

10 April 2012
7.28pm
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I believe the outtakes are at EMI, probably with a direct link to Apple so they know who has accessed them, when, for how long, what they did with them, and anything else remotely possible that can be thought of.

I would also imagine that Apple cannot release any of the outtakes without EMI's permission due to contracts and a whole load of legal jargon and vice versa.

 

I think youre right Trevor about Tommy Quickly and that he is a different person entirely rather than a stage name. Was it Tommy Roe who sang Dizzy, later covered by The Wonder Stuff with Vic Reeves? Who is Tommy Roe?

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
11 April 2012
8.34pm
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I'm pretty sure he was just another typical bubblegum singer in the '60s. Tommy Roe DID sing Dizzy, but other than that, I can't say I know anything about his music. And of course, calling his stuff "music," especially on a Beatles forum, is a little ridiculous haha.

11 April 2012
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Tommy Roes name has just appeared in a book i was skimming thru, he was on tour with the beatles headlining with Chris Montez. The things that lurk and linger in the back of your mind.

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