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7 March 2021
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The Beatles - Complete Studio Recording Sessions Anthology

This is not a bootleg of the complete Beatles sessions. It is, however, a collection of a heck of a lot of them - a 62-disc set that contains literally days of alternate takes, banter, home recordings, and other Beatles miscellany. Enjoy.

The Beatles - A/B Road: Complete Get Back Sessions

Another massive Beatles bootleg (83-disc set), with a pretty damn cool story behind it - in January 1969, the Beatles went to the effort of taping everything as they rehearsed for the planned Get Back album / concert / film. A group of bootleggers have dutifully stitched all of it together from hundreds and hundreds of 16-minute tape reels, and it's all here for your listening pleasure.

Background regarding the Get Back Sessions.

https://www.the-paulmccartney-.....-sessions/

[Mod note: links led to pages where some officially released material can be downloaded and has therefore been removed.]

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8 March 2021
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I peruse archive all day long getting live Dead shows as well as other artists, its a wonder I’ve never cone across it before. The solo outtakes are marvelous and really easy to download using the Grateful Grabber. Thanks to you SB i’m going to delete photos apps and messages to clear space for this influx of sessions I’ve added to my collection. I’ve spent the day titling and organizing the blank sessions from Paul and John from that collection as well as adding artwork and listening through. What a great way to spend a Sunday. 

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8 March 2021
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I know what you mean Walt! My ears are swollen and molded into the shape of my Beats headphones. Not to mention a loud ringing noise like I've been to a concert and sat in front of the stacks. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 I'm not really sure what to make of the Get Back Sessions. Maybe the first time in my life that there is more material than I can handle. paul-mccartney

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8 March 2021
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A/B road was the only bootleg my dad had, and it was the first I that I listened to outside of some Revolver sessions that include Mark 1. Needless to say I’ve been in search of anything I can get my hands on ever since

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16 March 2021
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sigh butterfly said
The Beatles - Complete Studio Recording Sessions Anthology

This is not a bootleg of the complete Beatles sessions. It is, however, a collection of a heck of a lot of them - a 62-disc set that contains literally days of alternate takes, banter, home recordings, and other Beatles miscellany. Enjoy.

The Beatles - A/B Road: Complete Get Back Sessions

Another massive Beatles bootleg (83-disc set), with a pretty damn cool story behind it - in January 1969, the Beatles went to the effort of taping everything as they rehearsed for the planned Get Back album / concert / film. A group of bootleggers have dutifully stitched all of it together from hundreds and hundreds of 16-minute tape reels, and it's all here for your listening pleasure.

Background regarding the Get Back Sessions.

https://www.the-paulmccartney-.....-sessions/

[Mod note: links led to pages where some officially released material can be downloaded and has therefore been removed.]

  

Having located it I've cherry picked through a few things I didn't know so far.The real winner for me is I Want You (She's So Heavy) with a 14 minute and 9 minute run through that with a bit of judicious editing (for those who don't consider what happened on Anthology to be sacrilege) it's pretty complete. Amazing how much improved things got from around 27th January onward.

26 March 2021
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What can anyone tell me about sides 3 & 4 of an old vinyl bootleg I've had for years and dug out of the crate? Called Pop Go The Beatles/Youngblood, Sides 1 & 2 are very good BBC radio recordings in great quality. Side 3 however also appears to be BBC recordings but sound like recorded with a hand held microphone in front of the radio, truly terrible and virtually unlistenable, sub-titled "Stramash 1962" - a Scottish colloquialism I believe for a riotous assembly. Side 4 claims to be "The Beatles Christmas Show Dec 22, 1963, Liverpool Empire". It sounds like a 'side of stage' recording. Track listing:

 

From Me To You 1:12

I Saw Her Standing There 2:35

All My Loving 2:06

Roll Over Beethoven 2:14

Boys 2:03

'Til There Was You 2:10

She Loves You 2:16

This Boy 2:13

I Want To Hold Your Hand 2:19

Money 2:43

Twist And Shout 2:16

 

Does this look like it is correctly identified? Wasn't there a panto built around this tour? Thanks for any info.   

26 March 2021
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There is no recording of any of the 1963 Christmas shows, there was the audio feed of the 'It's The Beatles' BBC TV special, recorded and broadcast on the 7th December (the tv show itself was heavily cut up after broadcast and the complete programme doesn't circulate on the underground) and that has the same listing as yours, especially with the shortened 'FMTY'.

The 1962 tracks will all most likely be BBC radio recordings from 1963 & 1964 ('Memphis, Tennessee' could be 1962 without hearing it first). Looking at a track listing here (could be a different boot but many back then were copied and put out on different labels with different covers) looks like excerpts of songs which was common back in the day.

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27 March 2021
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It's strange that in an era of live jazz recordings not only being regular but a huge part of artist output in 'popular' music it just wasn't. The massive number of Miles Davis concerts available at the time and still more that have emerged after he died, most in excellent quality for instance. And yet it took James Brown to finance his own recording of what became "Live at the Apollo" for the record companies to sit up and take notice that concert recordings of 'pop' could sell...it isn't as though there wasn't plenty of expertise in how to set up and record among jazz producers, and yet the few scraps available of The Beatles are technically limited. Even Motown have some pristine live recordings from early 60's revues that have only been latterly released-  check out the Tammi Terrell complete solo recordings set, a real surprise, I thought they would be just for completeness but far from it.

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