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Official release "Wish List"
15 July 2013
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SatanHimself
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If my powers of observation are good, there seems to be an interesting (and interactive) live blu-ray in the works, where viewers can swap around different filmed sources of a load of Beatle live performances.

While we wait patiently for that, how about we talk about other potential (or long overdue) official releases that we'd like to see?

Yes, I know that bootlegs are out there which cover every single thing that we list here.  But I'd rather have real Beatle-sanctioned stuff over a bootleg (even though there are some gorgeous boots out there).

 

Right off the hop, I think two criminally-missing items are the Anthology on blu-ray and Let It Be on DVD/blu-ray.

Anthology is coming, no doubt.  I personally hope to see it as a 4-disc set (we're talking blu-ray here) with some alternate interviews and edits.  This is easy as dropping in material from the original "director's cut" (which I have and is AWESOME).

Let It Be desperately needs to be released in the right "context".  It needs to be presented as a look at a band falling apart, warts and all.  Make it a special edition blu-ray with audio commentary from all living parties and bundle it with 2 CDs of the best material from the sessions and there's your 45th anniversary edition.

 

Another personal wish is a definitive "video" collection.  But since there are several different companies involved, this might be a longer long shot.  Still though...  Wouldn't it be great to get all 4 versions of the "Hello Goodbye" video...?

 

My only other wish would be an internet album of rare stuff still in the vault.  Here's what I imagine:  It would be a download-only album with .mps and FLAC files and a link to purchase CD covers and inlay cards from 50 different sets of artwork, so YOU decide what the packaging looks like.  And it bridges two generations of fans:  The digital-music fan and the physical-media older cats (like me!).

 

Anything else...?

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16 July 2013
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White Album demo's recorded at Esher and the other Beatle homes at the time. We know Apple have better tapes than what are on the bootlegs  (And they are very good) and a lot of the recordings are different from the final studio versions so have interest regarding song development.

 

I don't see a problem getting permission for the beatles promos, if required, as they would sell so everyone involved would make a plenty of profit. I wouldn't want some half-assed dvd with a lot of the videos missing and some altered, for example a companion to 1 a la Lennon Legend. Give us everything for once as it was and make us happy.

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16 July 2013
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I think it's a safe bet that at some point we may see a compilation of demos or something along the lines of what we've already seen with George & John's "Early Takes" collections.  Even if we don't get a complete collection of White demos, it would be nice to have a one-stop career-spanning smattering of demos and early takes.

Anthology covered a lot of this territory, but those were released almost 20 years ago now.  I think it's forgivable at this point to use Anthology tracks to pad out releases of other notable material.

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16 July 2013
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I have a theory that a promo film collection is in the pipeline. Apple have got pretty keen on taking them (Paperback Writer, Hey Jude etc) off YouTube in recent months, suggesting they're gearing up for an official release. They did the same with LIB and Magical Mystery Tour. I can't be sure until something's announced, but it's interesting how they target certain things and ignore others.

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16 July 2013
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^ That's true, a lot of the music videos from Help! (Ticket To Ride, You're Gonna Lose That Girl) were taken off Youtube after 2 months before Help! Blu-Ray was announced, when I uploaded the Ticket To Ride on my other Beatles-related channel it got reported for copyright in half an hour :O Personally I really want to see the "Fish and Chips" version of the I Feel Fine promo, I can't find it anywhere :/ but they better do it properly and not like George's "The Dark Horse Years" DVD where they didn't put on some of the videos (à la the True Love video you can only find crappy low-quality versions of it)

Anyways like the rest of ye, I'm hoping for a Let It Be DVD/Blu-Ray release, the Kinfauns demos and the Shea Stadium concert officially released, restored and remastered with all the backstage footage. Along the lines of that; maybe a "The Beatles live at..." a DVD/CD compilation of recorded concerts that the lads did throughout their career maybe 4/5 concerts and the Cavern Club videos included at the start, a hell of a lot of work to get the rights to all of the footage but a profit is basically guaranteed if it is marketed well enough!

And while they're at it, take 3 of Helter Skelter a-hard-days-night-george-10

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16 July 2013
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My big worry with any live companion cd would be Apple issuing a hybrid of a concert like with the 1977 Hollywood Bowl cd using performances of songs from different concerts, or even worse edited versions of 1 track together like they did with Don't Let Me Down on Let It Be Naked. One of my favourite things about the Beatles in concert is when they mess up (normally John) or change the words - sadly I can see some Apple worker editing out a wrong word.

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16 July 2013
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Wait. There are FOUR different versions of the Hello Goodbye video? o.O I only know one!

A dvd like that would be great though, all the video's and different versions of them. And the demo's which are also already mentioned!

I'm not really waiting for Let It Be. I've seen it a few times and it's boring and not put together well. It'd be better if they'd edit it and add more to it.

17 July 2013
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There are multiple versions for a whole load of the promo's as they were sold to different programmes both in the UK and US who wanted exclusives and so more cash would be made. I think there are 3 for Rain (2 b&w, 1 colour) and 4 for Paperback Writer (2 b&w, 2 colour) all unique in some way, there are 2 for Help and so on. Most have been bootlegged in excellent quality.

Here is a link to Unsurpassed Promo Videos which a 4 dvd set to give an idea whats out there (some of the clips will be from the films).

 

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18 July 2013
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I was thinking of this yesterday:

Why don't George's estate release George's/Eric's concerts in Japan in late '91. We have video clips which shows the concerts were professionally recorded, we have the CD for the audio which sounds fine and nothing controversial happened on that tour. We don't have any proper "George" centred concerts except the Concert for Bangladesh but that was not focusing on George as much. I can understand if they don't want to release the 1974 because his voice was gone and it was not well received but they have no reason to not release the '91 concerts, they'd also have an audience for it as well, the people love George a-hard-days-night-george-10

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18 July 2013
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Maybe Olivia wants to keep it for herself for a few years before releasing it and letting the whole world watch.

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18 July 2013
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meanmistermustard said
There are multiple versions for a whole load of the promo's as they were sold to different programmes both in the UK and US who wanted exclusives and so more cash would be made. I think there are 3 for Rain (2 b&w, 1 colour) and 4 for Paperback Writer (2 b&w, 2 colour) all unique in some way, there are 2 for Help and so on. Most have been bootlegged in excellent quality.

Here is a link to Unsurpassed Promo Videos which a 4 dvd set to give an idea whats out there (some of the clips will be from the films).

 

Of course I had seen some of the different versions, but wow. I didn't know about most of them. I'm flabbergasted. I knew Day Tripper, Help, Ticket To Ride and I feel fine had multiple versions but I had no idea about Paperback Writer and Rain. Makes me wonder how many of their videos there are different versions of lol

21 July 2013
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Could you just imagine a deluxe video anthology...?  *sigh...*

Another practical collection would be an "Essential Outtakes" disc for newer fans who became Beatle fans since the 2009 remasters were released.  A disc with the unreleased finished songs, alternate versions and well-structured demos would be a gateway for casual fans to delve deeper into the Beatles' catalogue and at the same time it would be something for the hard-core fans to talk about.

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26 July 2013
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I wasn't sure where to post this, but this'll do. I just spotted this reissue of Van Morrison's Moondance on Amazon. Take a look at the tracklisting. That's what The Beatles' 2009 reissues should have looked like. How amazing would that have been?

Sigh. I can dream.

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