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29 April 2017


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Can't seem to find a thread so why not create.

There are a world of Beatles podcasts out there and one I found but haven't heard yet is 'The Beatles Multi-Track Meltdown' which 

"..features stripped down, deconstructed mixes of classic Beatles songs, live cuts, solo material, demos, and much more. By highlighting different instruments and vocals you will experience these songs in a way that you've never imagined. Imagine sitting in the control room of EMI studios, and countless others, and having the opportunity to peel away the layers of a song, discovering new elements you never knew existed. This is the closest you can get to that experience. So sit back, tune in, and enjoy the Beatles Multi-Track Meltdown. 

It's available on Soundcloud and on iTunes.

The 'Fab4Free4All' is well worth listening to as is 'Something About The Beatles' (even if it does have one of the worst opening songs i've ever heard).

A special notice should be made for 'The Beatles Anthology Revisited', an incredible audio retrospective of the Beatles from 1940 to the 2010's, told by the Beatles and others close to them along with thru music. It was first made available in 2016 however it's been revisited and revised for 2017. No website exists so you'll have to search for it.

Anyone have anyone others?

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I regularly listen to 'Fab4Free4All' and 'Something About The Beatles'. Out of the two I think SATB is better and they have some really in depth knowledge and analysis. But you are right about the intro which I dislike.  'The Beatles Multi-Track Meltdown' sounds interesting so I'll have to have a listen. "Things We Said Today" is quite good.

Also I posted this elsewhere but this is a really excellent episode of a podcast called Fabcast. I don't know who the host are but they have a lot insider info and personal recollections about John and Paul and one of them recalls how he was there when John recorded his famous "Goodbye from the Record Plant". Some of the highlights include info on Paul's not so smooth relationship with Elvis Costello, how Mark Lewisohn fell out with George and some squabbling in Paul's solo band. I haven't listened to any other episodes though.


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Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

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I regularly listen to Fab 4 Free 4 All, Something About The Beatles and the Multitrack Meltdown. 

One other one worth checking out is When They Was Fab.

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I've found Something About the Beatles to be the best overall. And if you're try to train yourself to love solo Paul, try AllMcCartney.

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It's a shame Richard and Robert broke up.  SATB just isn't the same, even with Clapton.

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Here's a podcast about the songs Paul McCartney wrote for other artists. It features Beatles author and expert Andrew Grant Jackson (Still The Greatest). 

Take it Away: The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast

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The Take It Away Podcast is covering the Flaming Pie album and how the songs “Free As A Bird ,” “Real Love ,” “Now and Then,” as well as the Anthology production influenced Flaming Pie and all of its extras. I don't really think this album had the strongest songwriting from Macca on it and it was propped up by a lot of great studio production. Thoughts?

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We already have a thread for discussion about Flaming Pie  here.

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There's a new one done by Rebeat magazine called BC the Beatles which just launched a few days ago, hosted by 2 women! They really know their stuff and are quite charming and funny, and I'm excited to see where they go with it. I'm always all about female Beatles fans, historians, scholars, and experts having a voice.

SATB has been doing quite well, despite Richard Buskin's departure. Robert has had some fantastic guests! My recent favorites have been Dave Mirkin from the Simpsons who got to meet Paul and Linda when they recorded their voices for the "Lisa the vegetarian" episode in 1995 (Dave had great stories about meeting them). Dave is also a total music nerd and Beatles scholar in his own right!  He did a Simpsons and Beatles episode, then 2 episodes about the Beatles' acoustic music. I was impressed by how knowledgeable he was about their gear and instruments. He was charming and had a great rapport with Robert. I'm also a fan of Erin Torkelson-Weber, author of the Beatles and the Historians. She has been on 2 episodes.

If you're needing a little more lighthearted listening, Screw It, We're Just Gonna Talk About the Beatles is a great podcast. It's hosted by comedian and actor Will Hines and it's just Will and an ever changing panel of his friends talking about the music, the albums, and other aspects of the band. They aren't pedantic about facts and don't have insider knowledge, but it's fun, insightful, humorous, and it feels like you're hanging out with a group of friends listening to their records together and talking about them. 

Fabcast is a bit heavy sometimes, but I do love it. I love how they have insiders come and tell stories about them. That's worth its weight in gold.

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I've been investigating one called Alphabeatical wherein the hosts review a new Beatles song daily, alphabetically ("12 through Y") and give a rating of zero through five. And sadly not finding it as hilarious and enlightening as the hosts' other signature series - "Star Wars Minute", where they analyze, scrutinize and celebrate the Star Wars movies one minute at a time. The Beatles universe just doesn't inspire the same peculiar mixture of awe and loving ridicule that the SW universe induces in Alex Robinson, Pete the Retailer, and their various guest co-hosts, and the resultant reduction of wit makes for significantly less enthralling listening. There's an air of reverence that isn't conducive to the kind of humour I love, that's a staple of the SWM podcasts - I find myself wishing that they'd constructed a "Beatles trivia - even easier!"-styled alternate reality/mythology to give them something to riff upon.

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