5 June 2021
I’m just trying to gather every possible recording The Beatles did and put them together. It’s mainly by them as a group, but i’ll put some separate solo stuff they did just to give an excerpt. By now, i think i finished my 1968 collection with over a hundred files on it. So, does anybody want to volunteer and help me with the rest of the years?
1 May 2011
Apologies for the delay.
If you are looking for sessions outtakes then the most complete and up-to-date source is ‘Complete Recording Sessions’ which collates everything in one release. There are previous releases from Purple Chick, Secret Garden etc that cover the same ground but ‘CRS’ will have all of the recordings (minus those officially released like on the 50th ‘WA’) from the current best sources.
I should add that the world of Beatles sessions outtakes gets very complicated very quickly thanks to oopsing techniques, fan-created remixes, creations from Rock Band, multiple alternate mixes of the same take (for example, take 8 of ‘GM, GM’ on ‘Anthology 2’ is a different mix to the same take 8 on the 50th ‘Pepper’ release, there are notable different mixes of take 1 of ‘SFF’ and ‘I’m Looking Thru You’) and so much else. There are excerpts of outtakes on the ‘Anthology’ videos that are differently mixed to the same excerpts on the ‘Anthology’ DVDs. You can end up in a crater of a hole trying to get everything.
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17 December 2012
It should be noted that A/B Road, which covers January 1969, is needed alongside The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions Anthology, as CBRSA only contains 6 discs worth of the sessions, while A/B Road runs to 83 discs.
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26 January 2017
A/B Road for my money is the most rewarding bootleg to dive into. The Purple Chick sets are essential, I’d recommend diving into your favorite albums first. It took me years to build my collection through real life and online trades. I still don’t have everything, but you can’t download c. 30 GB overnight. Stick around the forum, you’ll be rewarded with great connections to these sessions. The two gentlemen above me were a part of progressing my collection.
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