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The Measure of a Maniac: How many Beatles songs have I never listened to?
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SatanHimself said I find it ridiculous that anyone is listing unreleased songs and Tony Sheridan rarities at all, when it would seem that a large number of members can't even be bothered to listen to the first 4 albums.

 The Tony Sheridan material is actually good material if/when you get past the issue of the Beatles being a backing band for most of it. I love Why (Cant You Love Me Again).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....WtVOq-Fyf4

There is a difference between not listening to at all and not liking. I can understand why someone might not like the early stuff but at least give them ago, its not like they're unlistenable. If you want unlistenable Beatles heres a jam with Yoko (and even with that if someone would remove the screeching vocal it might not be too bad). Its no surprise no one wanted to trawl thru the Get Back material when there is a load of this.

  

 

 

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meanmistermustard said
No idea if it was that exact demo as we have numberous demos of
Real Love and I think Free As A Bird but that's the right song. Wasn't there also speculation of a Beatlised Grow Old With Me that never saw the light of overdubs until George Martin's for Johns solo Anthology box?

 

Zig, im a huge fan of the rockabilly Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby and Honey Don't, twos songs usually derided but I enjoy both a heck of a lot. As for Beatles For Sale i'd have the opening five tracks as the best opening sequence to any Beatles album, just a shame the next three aren't that great.

 

I didn't have a clue about the order of songs on that album, but for some reason I just knew which 3 songs you meant.

 

Hmm, have never heard Grow Old With Me either.

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A piano demo of GOWM was officially released on Milk And Honey in '84 and I think it was the same demo that George Martin overdubbed and was released on the 1998 Lennon Anthology. I presume an alternate demo would have been used by the Threetles for the third Beatles anthology as others do exist.

Its a great song and would have been fascinating to see how John would have recorded it in the studio, sadly he never got the chance.

Grow Old With Me from Milk And Honey 

George Martin Overdubs

Alternate Guitar Demo

 

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Personally I prefer George Martins work on Grow Old With Me to what he did on While My Guitar Gently Weeps. The WMGGW's take is stunning in its simplicity and bareness, easily matching the greatness of the official White Album version whilst being so vastly different, whereas GOWM whilst being a fantastic song is clearly a work-in progress demo that John would have gotten around to in '81.

In other words I find there is a place for the orchestration on GOWM but it unnecessary on WMGGW

If that makes any sense, I know what I mean.

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The only songs I haven't heard are the songs on the Long Tall Sally EP and Magical Mystery Tour Double EP (except I've heard I Am The Walrus) Anything glaringly missing from my hearing?

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I'd ask whether you have Past Masters compilation? If you have that you've heard the Long Tall Sally EP, if you don't have that yet then there's probably more tracks you haven't heard than you think, as it collects everything that didn't appear on an original UK album (apart from the tracks that appeared on the American Magical Mystery Tour compilation. I'd also highly recommend the first Live At The BBC if you don't have it yet as it includes 30 tracks never recorded for EMI.

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Well, I have on CD and Hey Jude on vinyl. So that takes care of the A sides, and Hey Jude has Old Brown Shoe, Revolution, Don't Let Me Down, and Rain. I listened to Strawberry Fields Forever on YouTube because I had to hear it. So that's a few more. You're right, though there are some B sides I haven't heard as well. I'll check out Live At The BBCI've been meaning to for a while.

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What's incredible is that this forum made me think of some more music, so I went and looked thorough my dad's record collection, (I already had a few, but we believed some to have been stolen when my dad was in college) And what should I find, but Rock N Roll Music, The Blue Album, and Sgt. Pepper's. So, I've got at least part of Long Tall Sally  and Magical Mystery Tour now. I'm happy about that.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
What's incredible is that this forum made me think of some more music, so I went and looked thorough my dad's record collection, (I already had a few, but we believed some to have been stolen when my dad was in college) And what should I find, but Rock N Roll Music, The
Blue Album, and Sgt. Pepper's. So, I've got at least part of Long Tall Sally  and Magical Mystery Tour now. I'm happy about that.

Hate those robberies.  When we moved into our current house around 8 years ago we had stuff in our car overnight - some idiot smashed the windows and stole the boxes.  Then, a week or so after moving in we had a burglary and more stuff got stolen, some of it had been unpacked, some boxes got stolen.

To this day, when I can't find stuff, I'm not sure of it is just in the garage or was some of the stuff that got stolen.  So maybe those Lennon books I think are in the garage are completely missing.

Anyway, great find on those albums.

 

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
What's incredible is that this forum made me think of some more music, so I went and looked thorough my dad's record collection, (I already had a few, but we believed some to have been stolen when my dad was in college) And what should I find, but Rock N Roll Music, The
Blue Album, and Sgt. Pepper's. So, I've got at least part of Long Tall Sally  and Magical Mystery Tour now. I'm happy about that.

Great finds.

All of the Long Tall Sally EP (Long Tall Sally, I Call Your Name, Slow Down, Matchbox) is on Rock And Roll Music Volume 1, or if you have the double LP sides 1 & 2, so if you have that then you have all four tracks.

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meanmistermustard said
Great finds.

All of the Long Tall Sally EP (Long Tall Sally, I Call Your Name, Slow Down, Matchbox) is on Rock And Roll Music Volume 1, or if you have the double LP sides 1 & 2, so if you have that then you have all four tracks.

Yeah, I found the double LP. Liked the Long Tall Sally songs alright. Not a huge fan of The Fool On The Hill, liked Magical Mystery Tour, and of course I Am The Walrus.

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