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The Christmas Records...
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11 December 2010
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Mod note: there are two polls in this thread you can participate in. One poll about which Christmas record is your favorite is in post #17 below on this page. The other one is Should the Christmas records be counted as part of the Beatles canon

note: meanmistermustard merged four threads together on the 31st August 2014. Thread one consisted of posts 1 -> 6, thread two posts 7 -> 16, thread three posts 17 -> 21, 39 & 48 -> 50, thread four posts 22 -> 28, 40 -> 47 & 51.

Here's something you might all enjoy.

Each year, the Beatles got together and recorded a special little something for members of the Beatles Fan Club.  These weren't released to the public at large, but they're really entertaining.  What's more, each year's recording reflected where the band was musically.  I heard these years ago when a local radio station was playing one of them per day leading up to Christmas.

Go to this website and click on each disc for Christmas wishes from the Beatles!

12 December 2010
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16 September 2011

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During a hunt round beatle blogs i found a 26 minute recording of the beatles attempting to record their 1965 christmas message but this is completely different from the 18 minute 'Think For Yourself' session chat recorded 8th November commonly heard on bootlegs. Its dated as being recorded late on 19th October 1965 with no George Martin about and Mark Lewinsohn didnt know about it.   Its definately John, Paul, George and Ringo and its crystal clear sound.

Found a website that describes whats on an edited tape of this.

Has anyone else heard [of] this? Im absolutely thrilled to find a beatle recording that i didnt even know existed.


If the admin people and Joe are happy i'll post the link to the blog which also has countless download links to beatles and beatles related interviews. If not i will not. But it is out there.

(Sorry for this sounding like one of those Spam messages that says go here for this or vote for me or buy this. Thats not my style and i do not have a blog or any personal connections to any blog.)

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16 September 2011
The Toppermost of the Poppermost

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What a find!

We do have a thread in which you can post links to Beatles Related sites.

Beatles Links Thread

Joe started the thread himself. Thanks very much for sharing.


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18 September 2011
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And here is the Hey jude for mr.Big

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18 September 2011

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In response to Joes post heres the site


Have listened to this and whats on the Purple Chick From Then To You bootleg and only 1 minute 31 of the 25:50 tape is on there and even that is very small fragments.

There is another track on the bootleg that lasts 12 minutes. This is most certainly to be from this same recording session but is completely different, for one it has sound effects added by the Beatles.

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18 September 2011
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Thanks for that. They don't sound like they're enjoying themselves, do they?

I've written a piece about the session here. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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14 December 2013
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My vote is for 1968.  It's so frantically edited with great "slam cuts" and any record that has Tiny Tim singing "Nowhere Man" has to get my vote.

E is for 'Ergent'.
14 December 2013
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No sure which year is which so I'd have to listen to them all again this weekend:




Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

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