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What's The New Mary Jane
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23 May 2015
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Not really sure where to put this, so I'll put this here.  An unreleased acetate of this song has come up for sale on ebay.  You can hear the contents of the disc on the page.

The Beatles - What's The New Mary Jane 1969 UK UNRELEASED ACETATE HEAR IT !!

It claims to be unreleased, but I'm not aware of all the different mixes of this song available on bootleg (but I know there are several), so I don't know if this has been heard before.

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I think its more the talk at the beginning thats more appealing tho the mix does sound different to whats out there.

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Yeah nothing new about it, I've heard the chat and the mix before, and better quality than an acetate.

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I've heard several versions of this but I think this actually may be unreleased. I've never heard it before.

It's different because there is more cowbell, more screaming, more people joining in the chorus, and that french horn (?) note that is repeating throughout the song is not on other performances.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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ewe2 said

Yeah nothing new about it, I've heard the chat and the mix before, and better quality than an acetate.

Really, what bootleg is it on? I've never heard it and I have a lot of different versions.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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Probably heaps, the first I heard it was a 12" LP made in the 1980s, a friend still has it, with two different mixes on each side and the chat one was on one side, all I think it was called was What's The New Mary Jane and I dont recall any other details, unfortunately.

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Interesting. Never owned an Acetate before!  mal-evans

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My Goodness...  'bin glossing over many 'White Album ' sessions as of late...  many which I'd never had the pleasure of before...  but I've come to the conclusion that there's been few that rival this one in the Eternal Search for The "right" Sound...  just when I've thought that I've heard every possible version available (on Earth!)  someone points me into the direction of an entire recording session consisting of several unheard takes?!?  This is gonna take some time to ponder...  the 'White Album ' just took on a whole new meaning for me...  perhaps its inclusion on the 'Anthology' project was a case of, "either this one or 'Carnival Of Light '?"  and the latter likely pales in comparison...  absolutely LOVE the version where Yoko is more prominent here...  excellent...:-)

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Billy Rhythm said
My Goodness...  'bin glossing over many 'White Album ' sessions as of late...  many which I'd never had the pleasure of before...  but I've come to the conclusion that there's been few that rival this one in the Eternal Search for The "right" Sound...  just when I've thought that I've heard every possible version available (on Earth!)  someone points me into the direction of an entire recording session consisting of several unheard takes?!?  This is gonna take some time to ponder...  the 'White Album ' just took on a whole new meaning for me...  perhaps its inclusion on the 'Anthology' project was a case of, "either this one or 'Carnival Of Light '?"  and the latter likely pales in comparison...  absolutely LOVE the version where Yoko is more prominent here...  excellent...:-)  

Nearly all are alternate mixes from take 4, the only other take out there is an excerpt of take 2 which can be heard on the 'Anthology' documentary soundtrack and has since been widely booted.

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What’s The New Mary Jane would’ve been a fine substitute for Revolution 9 . In any case, we still have both songs. I love how Good Night follows Revolution 9 and ends the album. It’s like a lullaby after a weird nightmare. It works well.

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meanmistermustard said

Nearly all are alternate mixes from take 4, the only other take out there is an excerpt of take 2 which can be heard on the 'Anthology' documentary soundtrack and has since been widely booted.  

While the bed tracks are from Take 4...  There's multiple versions with clearly different vocal takes and noticeable differences in the overdubs...  There's a misconception that John & Yoko did a bit of drugs and simply recorded whatever happened but they, in fact, worked real hard on this one...  and apparently still didn't capture the right version which resulted in it being left off of the album...  The best version I've heard so far is the one where Yoko sings considerably more than on the others...  The recording I have consists of several versions (6-7?) but they're not in the form of separate takes...  It's one long mp3 clocking at well over a half hour...  didn't think that I could handle this song after hearing it only once but I listened to the entire session twice yesterday...  I'm still in awe...:-)

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I have a boatload of Mary Jane takes. One of my favorite is the acoustic version with harmonies and no avant garde section. I’ve also heard a couple of different vocal takes around the same take 4 arrangement, with several different settings for the madness at the very end. What annoys me is that out of the assortment if bootlegs I own, a few takes are simpley titled “Whats The New Mary Jane, therefore I’m unsure which take it actually is. 

Regardless, I friggin love this song. 

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Necko said
An unreleased acetate of this song has come up for sale on ebay.  You can hear the contents of the disc on the page.

The Beatles - What's The New Mary Jane 1969 UK UNRELEASED ACETATE HEAR IT !!

It claims to be unreleased, but I'm not aware of all the different mixes of this song available on bootleg (but I know there are several), so I don't know if this has been heard before.  

This looks to be from a little known business venture that fell at the last hurdle...  There were stories that the next Beatles' single following the release of 'Abbey Road ' was to be 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' as the A-Side with 'What's The New Mary Jane ?' on the B-Side...  I believe that it was a legal snag with the B-Side that prevented it from going out...  we ended up getting the A-Side for the 'Let It Be ' single instead...  there are rumoured to be a limited amount of "unreleased" copies in circulation...:-)

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