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Rare recordings/obscure songs/alternate versions of well known songs, etc.
31 March 2014
4.17am
WhereArtEsteban
Nashville Tennessee
The Cavern Club
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Thank you so much for the 7 minute rock show- oh man. I love it.ahdn_ringo_09

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31 March 2014
6.36pm
Musketeer Gripweed (kezron9)
Coldspring Harbor, NY
Carnegie Hall
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This was given to Harry Nilsson as Mucho Mungo/Mt Elga with different lyrics from Harry's Pussy Cats Album John produced. Apparently John had worked on writing the song with Phil Spector. He did not like the middle 8 Phil wrote though and I believed this to be an updated version with a different middle 8 John wrote. It was one of his Dakatoa recordings with a drum machine from his house husband/retirement period. This mix on youtube added backing bongos/brought his vocals out more in the mix. Best version I've personally heard though. 

21 April 2014
10.42pm
meanmistermustard
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I love the original of this but John's version is so much fun

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
28 April 2014
10.09pm
MrMoonlight
Alone in the clouds all blue...
Rishikesh
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Said this before, but I love hearing alternate versions of songs. It's like discovering something completely new, especially when I hear new lyrics - gives me chills every time, like the last verse in the acoustic version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps and the slow version of Helter Skelter. I always try to include the alternate lyrics when I'm singing, as well, just as a little novelty.

Are there any songs bar the ones I've mentioned which have different lyrics in earlier demos? I know of the Gently Weeps and Helter Skelter (which I admittedly can't fully decipher because of Paul's shouty voiceahdn_paul_01*), but I love hearing new ones.

*I know most of it, it's just a couple of words. "When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the ride, and [something] and I never get high till I get to the bottom and I see you again".

Mal's got a mop and another glass of orange juice!
~He took the mirrors off his Cadillac
'Cause he doesn't like looking like he looks back~
5 May 2014
3.34pm
MrMoonlight
Alone in the clouds all blue...
Rishikesh
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I've been listening to Live At The BBC and there's two very interesting songs in a row: a version of All My Loving with a great harmony in the last verse which I love, and a version of Things We Said Today with a completely different guitar type for the backing track: electric!

Mal's got a mop and another glass of orange juice!
~He took the mirrors off his Cadillac
'Cause he doesn't like looking like he looks back~
13 September 2014
8.08pm
Billy Rhythm
Shea Stadium
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Here's some more great stuff, this first one is a "fan edit" from a few different takes of 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' that is most enjoyable to listen to, eventhough I'd prefer to hear the takes unedited instead myself personally:

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Next, Take 7 of 'She's A Woman' which features an extended jam, look for this one (and other takes as well) to possibly surface at the end of the year if Apple should repeat their "forced" release of 1964 Beatlegs to retain Copyright of them, fans of Paul's "Long Tall Sally Voice" will enjoy his performance here, especially during the jam session part:

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An earlier example of Paul's "Little Richard Voice" from the Cavern Club Days:

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...:-)

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