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11 December 2010
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Mod note: there are two polls in this thread you can participate in. One poll about which Christmas record is your favorite is in post #17 below on this page. The other one is Should the Christmas records be counted as part of the Beatles canon

note: meanmistermustard merged four threads together on the 31st August 2014. Thread one consisted of posts 1 -> 6, thread two posts 7 -> 16, thread three posts 17 -> 21, 39 & 48 -> 50, thread four posts 22 -> 28, 40 -> 47 & 51.

Here's something you might all enjoy.

Each year, the Beatles got together and recorded a special little something for members of the Beatles Fan Club.  These weren't released to the public at large, but they're really entertaining.  What's more, each year's recording reflected where the band was musically.  I heard these years ago when a local radio station was playing one of them per day leading up to Christmas.

Go to this website and click on each disc for Christmas wishes from the Beatles!

http://www.beatlesource.com/bs...../xmas.html

11 December 2010
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Knew they were made, but never was eve to hear them. Thanks!

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11 December 2010
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I've got some of the original flexi-discs: two copies of 1963 and one of 1964. My mum gave them to me, though I think her fan club membership lapsed in 1965. I don't know why she had two copies of the 1963 disc - possibly they sent an extra one out by accident.

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12 December 2010
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They had one as an exra on Beatles Rock Band.. a-hard-days-night-john-1

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12 December 2010
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thnks so much . ur awesomea-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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12 December 2010
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Mr. K, this was great! I like how more involved they got with the recording's production around 65 or 66. Thanks much for letting us know about this!

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

 

 

16 September 2011
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During a hunt round beatle blogs i found a 26 minute recording of the beatles attempting to record their 1965 christmas message but this is completely different from the 18 minute 'Think For Yourself' session chat recorded 8th November commonly heard on bootlegs. Its dated as being recorded late on 19th October 1965 with no George Martin about and Mark Lewinsohn didnt know about it.   Its definately John, Paul, George and Ringo and its crystal clear sound.

Found a website that describes whats on an edited tape of this.

Has anyone else heard [of] this? Im absolutely thrilled to find a beatle recording that i didnt even know existed.

 

If the admin people and Joe are happy i'll post the link to the blog which also has countless download links to beatles and beatles related interviews. If not i will not. But it is out there.

(Sorry for this sounding like one of those Spam messages that says go here for this or vote for me or buy this. Thats not my style and i do not have a blog or any personal connections to any blog.)

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16 September 2011
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What a find!

We do have a thread in which you can post links to Beatles Related sites.

Beatles Links Thread

Joe started the thread himself. Thanks very much for sharing.

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18 September 2011
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And here is the Hey jude for mr.Big

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18 September 2011
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Considering that the blog site has links to countless downloads of interviews, unreleased clips etc, i wont post the link as i consider the blog to be contra band, at least slightly shadey in the legalistic department, and i dont want this site, Joe or anyone else getting sued.  

Therefore i consider the blog content to be contra band, at least slightly shadey in the legalistic department.

 

But this beatles recording is out there.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

18 September 2011
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Please do post the link - I'd be interested to hear that.

My position on bootlegs is reasonably relaxed, though I don't want this to be a place where people trade illegal material. What I'm definitely not in favour of is people sharing stuff that's available commercially - the last thing I want is the record label and rights holders on my back.

I've found some more info on that Xmas session - I'll put together an article on it.

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18 September 2011
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In response to Joes post heres the site

 

Have listened to this and whats on the Purple Chick From Then To You bootleg and only 1 minute 31 of the 25:50 tape is on there and even that is very small fragments.

There is another track on the bootleg that lasts 12 minutes. This is most certainly to be from this same recording session but is completely different, for one it has sound effects added by the Beatles.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

18 September 2011
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Thanks for that. They don't sound like they're enjoying themselves, do they?

I've written a piece about the session here. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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18 September 2011
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George is nearly silent the whole way thru, John wants to be anywhere else but there and Ringo goes along with it, probably out of requirement. Only Paul shows any real enthusiasm, the kind that eventually led to criticism and accucations of 'people pleaser'. However despite that its great to hear.

 

Happy to Joe. Like any beatle fan i feel that their recordings should be shared freely and willingly - unless they've been officially released and out there when you should pay, at the best possible price.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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20 September 2011
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Is George actually on it? I thought they discussed doing George's lines during the early part of the recording.

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20 September 2011
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Was he not there at the beginning? I may have got it wrong due to also listening to the 12 minute tape which George H is on straight after the 26 minute tape.  Apologies.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

14 December 2013
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Your favorite Beatles Cristmas flexi?

  • 1963: The Beatles' Christmas Record(0% : 0 votes)
  • 1964: Another Beatles Christmas Record(0% : 0 votes)
  • 1965: The Beatles' Third Christmas Record(8% : 1 vote)
  • 1966: The Beatles' Fourth Christmas Record – Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas(23% : 3 votes)
  • 1967: Christmas Time is Here Again!(62% : 8 votes)
  • 1968: The Beatles' 1968 Christmas Record(8% : 1 vote)
  • 1969: The Beatles' Seventh Christmas Record: Happy Christmas 1969(0% : 0 votes)
Total Voters: 13

 

E is for 'Ergent'.

14 December 2013
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My vote is for 1968.  It's so frantically edited with great "slam cuts" and any record that has Tiny Tim singing "Nowhere Man" has to get my vote.

E is for 'Ergent'.

14 December 2013
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1967, simply for "Brought to you tonight from the arms of someone new..."

 

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14 December 2013
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No sure which year is which so I'd have to listen to them all again this weekend:

 

http://youtu.be/TFg4BWHEE_I

 

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