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meanmistermustard
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16 October 2019 - 1.48pm

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PauliesGirl said
The Beatles Singles Collection will be released on November 22, 2019.

Good. Something I don’t have or want to buy so won’t have to spend a fortune.

Will an EP collection follow in a year or two and the bbc releases from the 90’s will be on there - tho they were singles not eps despite having four tracks - or are Apple ignoring those?

I look forward to the announcement of the 'Movie Medley' as an exclusive bonus single if ordered from the Apple store. 

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16 October 2019 - 4.26pm

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Why not just put the 12 songs from those 3 CD singles (Baby It's You , Free As A Bird , and Real Love ) onto one disc with the recalled mono mix of Tomorrow Never Knows as track 13.

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Ron Nasty
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16 October 2019 - 5.12pm
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Though, with the BBC Baby It's You  CD single, of the three additional tracks, only the version of Devil In Her Heart  didn't make it onto On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2  (which used a different BBC version of Devil).

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17 October 2019 - 8.41pm
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Ron Nasty said
The Dairy Cottage, 120a Allerton Road, Woolton is to be opened as an AirBnB, the Liverpool Echo reports.

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This is a lovely home, that looks like the mirror from an old vanity on the wall. When I see those it's instant childhood for me, all my older relatives had vanities, obviously a popular design. You still see them in 2nd hand furniture places but the mirrors are harder to find now, often it's just the dresser part.

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8 November 2019 - 3.27pm
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From The Beatles facebook page:

Robert Freeman, long time photographer of The Beatles, has passed away.

Robert created some of the most iconic images of the band, and were featured on the album covers of With The Beatles , A Hard Day's Night , Beatles For Sale , HELP! and Rubber Soul . Long will they be loved, discussed, appreciated - and continue to inspire other photographers.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends, along with our appreciation and gratitude for the creative work he produced for the band.

Rest in peace Robert - your iconic artwork lives on.

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8 November 2019 - 5.20pm

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R.I.P. Robertapple01heart Thank you for the classic album covers we know and love so much. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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8 November 2019 - 8.21pm
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Oh dear. The Beatles' canon wouldn't have the iconic looks that it does without him. RIP apple01

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9 November 2019 - 11.55am
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...and the Beatlesbible Forum would be a much lesser place without all those AHDN smileys that originated in his viewfinder.

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R.I.P., Mr. Freeman

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Ron Nasty
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10 November 2019 - 6.01am
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Sad news indeed.

Ringo tweeted:

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While Paul commented on his website:

Dear Robert Freeman has passed away. He was one of our favourite photographers during the Beatles years who came up with some of our most iconic album covers. Besides being a great professional he was imaginative and a true original thinker. People often think that the cover shot for Meet The Beatles of our foreheads in half shadow was a carefully arranged studio shot. In fact it was taken quite quickly by Robert in the corridor of a hotel we were staying in where natural light came from the windows at the end of the corridor. I think it took no more than half an hour to accomplish.

Bob also took the Rubber Soul cover; his normal practice was to use a slide projector and project the photos he'd taken onto a piece of white cardboard which was exactly album sized, thus giving us an accurate idea of how the finished product would look. During his viewing session the card which had been propped up on a small table fell backwards giving the photograph a 'stretched' look. Instead of simply putting the card upright again we became excited at the idea of this new version of his photograph. He assured us that it was possible to print it this way and because the album was titled Rubber Soul we felt that the image fitted perfectly.

I will miss this wonderful man but will always cherish the fond memories I have of him.

Thanks Bob.

Love Paul

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10 November 2019 - 7.49pm
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I found this interesting

Paul McCartney said
People often think that the cover shot for Meet The Beatles of our foreheads in half shadow was a carefully arranged studio shot. In fact it was taken quite quickly by Robert in the corridor of a hotel we were staying in where natural light came from the windows at the end of the corridor. I think it took no more than half an hour to accomplish.

Many can take a nice photo in a studio, but turning a half-hour hotel corridor shoot into an album cover for the ages -- now that's creativity and talent.

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Ron Nasty
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11 November 2019 - 5.36am
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I found it interesting that Paul referred to the Meet The Beatles cover instead of the With The Beatles  cover.

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Ron Nasty
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18 November 2019 - 11.59am
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It has been confirmed that Paul is headlining the 50th Anniversary Glastonbury Festival in 2020:

Paul confirmed it this morning with a cryptic tweet consisting of three pictures:

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Emily Eavis later confirmed in more traditional form, saying,

Having Paul McCartney coming back to headline the Pyramid for the second time next year is an absolute dream come true.

The news has come as a big surprise... a-hard-days-night-george-10

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The Glastonbury Festival returns this year after a fallow year, however it is the 2020 Glastonbury Festival, the 50th Anniversary, that is attracting attention.

Emily Eavis, who largely runs the festival now, recently revealed that two of the biggest names had already been booked to headline. Her father, Michael Eavis, seemed to let slip in an interview with BBC Somerset that one of them may be Paul.

In the interview, ME commented that, "Paul's on good form at the moment."

Asked, "Coming here?" ME replied, "Hopefully for the 50th," before quickly adding, "Don't make a big thing of it though, will you?"

So, did ME confirm Paul's returning to Glastonbury for a second time?

I was there when he headlined in 2004, one of the great Paul live experiences, so "Hopefully" indeed!

Seems Glastonbury is looking like a definite maybe for Paul next year.

Talking to the BBC, he has said:

People are saying that it would be good if I did it, so I'm starting to think about whether I can or whether it would be a good thing.

My kids are saying "Dad we've got to talk about Glastonbury," and I think I know what they mean.

It's starting to become some remote kind of possibility. It's definitely not fixed yet but people are starting to talk about it.

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21 November 2019 - 5.26pm
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I just hope he doesn't invite Kanye West as his special guest. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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Ron Nasty
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26 November 2019 - 8.08pm
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After the Decca audition on 1 January 1962 Brian was given two reel-to-reel tapes containing the audition, one of seven songs, the other eight.

The audition tape was then edited slightly to be presented to the higher-ups at Decca, and for possible use if they were signed. The version of the Decca audition in circulation comes from the edited version of the tape.

Sotherby's are to auction online, between 6-13 December, Brian's seven song tape of half the audition:

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0.25 inch (6.35mm) open reel magnetic tape on a 5 inch (127mm) Phillips brand spool labelled "2" in ball-point, carrying c.15 minutes 20 seconds mono recording at 7.5 inches/second, of The Beatles performing seven songs ('Money', 'The Sheik of Araby', 'Memphis Tennessee', 'Three Cool Cats', 'Sure to Fall (in Love with You)', 'September in the Rain ', and 'Like Dreamers Do ') at Decca Studios, London, on 1 January 1962, housed in a contemporary box (Emitape, for a 5.75 inch spool) labelled "2" and "THE BEATLES" in ballpoint on the base; now housed in a collector's bespoke cloth box; end of tape frayed and brittle with 280mm detached; [with:] CD transfer, letters of provenance and authenticity.

The tape has been authenticated as genuine by Mark Lewisohn in a private communication in 2018:

The ending of Three Cool Cats is a single bass note longer than any version we've had before. The song September in the Rain is four seconds longer than any of the circulated versions as it includes a vocal line which is always edited out. These tiny differences do mark out the tape as original to Brian Epstein, not something created from any other known-to-exist source.

Sotherby's estimate is £50,000-70,000 GB. Seems quite a low price given the HMV acetate of Hello Little Girl and Till There Was You given by Brian to George Martin sold for £77,500 in March 2016.

Given its importance, I would not be surprised to see it making six figures (and probably being bought by Apple).

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Ahhh Girl
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26 November 2019 - 8.27pm

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I get goosebumps reading about items of such Beatley historical importance. They make the story all so much more real.

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Ron Nasty
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26 November 2019 - 9.42pm
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An interesting aspect about the tape is the order of the songs. For decades there has been an accepted likely order to the performance of the 15 songs recorded:

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Money (That’s What I Want)
Till There Was You
The Sheik of Araby
To Know Her Is to Love Her
Take Good Care of My Baby
Memphis, Tennessee
Sure to Fall (in Love With You)
Hello Little Girl
Three Cool Cats
Crying, Waiting, Hoping
Love of the Loved
September in the Rain
Besame Mucho
Searchin’

However, it seems likely that Brian's copy of the audition was a straight transfer from the studio tape. There seems little reason to think those at Decca that did the copy for Brian would have reordered the songs. The tape is marked as "2", which would seem to indicate the last seven songs played were:

Money (That’s What I Want)
The Sheik of Araby
Memphis, Tennessee
Three Cool Cats
Sure to Fall (in Love With You)
September in the Rain
Like Dreamers Do

Quite a different order to the one thought likely for so long.

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2 December 2019 - 12.12pm
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Apple, in conjunction with Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool, are unveiling Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Immersive Experience at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building at the Albert Dock, it seems online booking have no tickets left (after becoming available at 10am this morning) but there are a limited number of free tickets available for Liverpool City Region residents only (2 per application, see how to apply at link if you're lucky enough to live near enough).

Listen to a special mix of this iconic Beatles album, presented in an immersive sound experience. Sit back, close your eyes and feel as though the band are performing all around you as you are transported to Abbey Road in this unique show.

Giles Martin, son of the legendary Beatles producer George Martin and a Grammy Award winning producer in his own right, has remixed the album from the original recordings.

The astonishing clarity of the mix will reveal the imagination and innovation that the Fab Four brought to the album in 1967.

The mix is Dolby Atmos with speakers all around the audience, including above.

Giles Martin told the Liverpool Echo:

Without Liverpool there would be no Sgt Pepper . Liverpool is where it should be.

People will become fully immersed in a soundscape, which is unlike any other. For me, it's like imagining falling through the vinyl of a record and and into this world where you're surrounded by The Beatles.

It's like sitting in Abbey Road 's Studio 2 and having The Beatles play for you.

The event will run from Thursday 19 December 2019 to Thursday 9 January 2020 - except December 24-26 and December 31 to January 1 with five shows a day (10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00).

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2 December 2019 - 4.02pm

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Wow that sounds class, if I had known about it earlier, I would have tried for tickets. Flights to Liverpool in January cost a fiver from here, nerts.

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4 December 2019 - 4.50pm

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In regards to the upcoming 'Singles Collection box; I take it 'Real Love ' and 'Free As A Bird ' are the original 'Anthology' mixes and not the alternate '1+' mixes with all the differences? This release, therefore, making it their first appearance since 'Anthology Highlights' back whenever that was put out.

And where is the 'Movie Medley' bonus 45" in the limited edition set available only from the Apple store where it comes with a t-shirt, certificate and poster? Apple are getting sloppy.

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5 December 2019 - 3.28am

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Taken from Bootlegzone.

Unheard since first broadcast so previously unbooted; excerpts from 'Some Other Guy' and 'Love Me Do ' (People and Places – 17 Oct. 1962), 'A Taste Of Honey ' (People and Places – 2 Nov. 1962; different from the portion available on bootleg) and 'Twist And Shout ' (People and Places – 17 Dec. 1962) are available to hear on episode #21 of '‘When They Was Fab – The Beatles on TV 1962-1966’ at Listen Notes. Some of these are the earliest performances of these songs to surface. Hopefully, the complete performances will appear one day.

These have all been discovered by Kaleidoscope, the same people who located the long lost 1966 'Top Of The Pops' performance of 'Paperback Writer '.

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