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10 April 2012
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:


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.

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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.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
10 April 2012
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.

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