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16 February 2023
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@Richard 

Who made the decisions to issue some takes, but not others?  If I were in charge, I’d simply release ALL the takes and let the public sift through it.

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16 February 2023
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Richard said

Of all the versions of Across The Universe , I agree with AG’s post above a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 as I also prefer the Anthology 2 version:

  

I concur!

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16 February 2023
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Sea Belt said

Who made the decisions to issue some takes, but not others?  If I were in charge, I’d simply release ALL the takes and let the public sift through it. 

Ultimately, I think Paul, George, Ringo and Yoko (for John’s estate) made these decisions regarding Anthology – with input from others.

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16 February 2023
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Sea Belt said
 

Who made the decisions to issue some takes, but not others?  If I were in charge, I’d simply release ALL the takes and let the public sift through it.

  

Do you mean at the time (when the Beatles were recording) or do you mean for the Anthology?

16 February 2023
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Ahhh Girl said

Sea Belt said

 

Who made the decisions to issue some takes, but not others?  If I were in charge, I’d simply release ALL the takes and let the public sift through it.

  

Do you mean at the time (when the Beatles were recording) or do you mean for the Anthology?

  

Yeah, for the Anthology

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16 February 2023
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Paul, Ringo, George, Yoko had final approval with George M going thru the tapes with a team putting together their preferences and recommendations of what they felt was best for release (historical importance, interesting etc). Details of early line-ups and ultimately rejected tracks were reported at the time as well as further information coming to light over the following years.  

The albums were compiled to appeal to both casual and hardcore fans which is why there are recreated outtakes (e.g. ‘ADITL) and some tracks were ultimately rejected and George is known to have personally edited ‘YKMN (LUTN)’. I think all of them also didn’t see the value in a lot of what is in the vault, scraping the barrel etc. Even now we aren’t seeing the vaults being thrown open for the Deluxe sets; Apple are in it for the money and it’s far more lucrative drip feeding us than throwing it all out there. Compare Dylan’s ongoing Bootleg series to what Apple are releasing.

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16 February 2023
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I still don’t see any sensible rationale for excluding anything. You can issue two piles:

1) Selected recordings (as they did)

2) Everything.

#2 isn’t going to somehow threaten #1 in any way conceivable. It’s just going to exist as available.

I can see a rationale for rejecting ONLY #2, but not both 1 and 2.

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18 February 2023
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Beatlebug said in 2015 [wince] [cringe]

JPM-Fangirl Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^< trousered in another thread 

The acoustic version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps is incredible. Why did they drop the third verse?

YES 

I mean, normally, I’m the sort of person who thinks that whatever was on the record was what was intended by the divine Beatles and therefore right. a-hard-days-night-george-10 

But this is a huge exception to that– maybe it’s because I’m a sucker for acoustic ballads and demo-y things, but this version of WMGGW is just so much… better. In fact I never truly appreciated what a great song it was till I heard the acoustic version (shoot me– I don’t like the WA version much– it’s not gently weeping enough for me, more like loudly wailing).  

I stand by my pimply teenage hyperbolic assertions here a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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18 February 2023
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Beatlebug said

Beatlebug said in 2015 [wince] [cringe]

JPM-Fangirl Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^< trousered in another thread 

 

The acoustic version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps is incredible. Why did they drop the third verse?

 

YES 

I mean, normally, I’m the sort of person who thinks that whatever was on the record was what was intended by the divine Beatles and therefore right. a-hard-days-night-george-10 

But this is a huge exception to that– maybe it’s because I’m a sucker for acoustic ballads and demo-y things, but this version of WMGGW is just so much… better. In fact I never truly appreciated what a great song it was till I heard the acoustic version (shoot me– I don’t like the WA version much– it’s not gently weeping enough for me, more like loudly wailing).  

I stand by my pimply teenage hyperbolic assertions here a-hard-days-night-paul-7

  

I’ll have a listen to the Anthology version soon and hear for myself.  One thing about the WA version is that musically to me it seems unusual for its time in terms of this kind of driven focused rhythmic energy; I can’t think of a pop-rock song of that era (late 60s) sounding like that, but I can think of many from later in the 70s (and beyond).

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