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meanmistermustard

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14 December 2013 - 6.25pm

'67 is fabulous and better worked out than '66 but for Podgy and Jasper alone my vote goes to 1966's 'Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas'. Not a huge fan of the '68 and especially 1969 messages as it is obvious the band are not as close as before and it's more the John and Yoko show with cameos from the others.

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20 December 2013 - 5.20am

I have been listing to then in a row from 1963-1969. 

They get more messed up as they go..  I'm on the 1968 one now, like WTF is going on?!  

I don't really like the Yoko to Beatles ratio on the '69 one.  yoko-ono_01

Anyone else listen/listened to these?  

 

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20 December 2013 - 6.02am

Well, I have been remastering all of them recently; I have only two uploaded at the moment.

1963:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....bewLHlu5ks

1964:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....RrSf_9ZzsE

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20 December 2013 - 8.34am

^^^^^ That's you :O I've been subscribed to your channel for ages, mate! Keep up the good work (love the remixes)

 

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20 December 2013 - 12.41pm

LongHairedLady said
I have been listing to then in a row from 1963-1969. 

They get more messed up as they go..  I'm on the 1968 one now, like WTF is going on?!  

I don't really like the Yoko to Beatles ratio on the '69 one.  yoko-ono_01

Anyone else listen/listened to these?  

 

 

Yes, four of them ('63, '64, '67, '69) will be on my show tomorrow. They're a fascinating insight into how the band was feeling and cooperating at that time. '63 up to '67, you couldn't find a more tight-knit bunch of goofs. ' 68 & '69, it's like they're not even on the same planet anymore.

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20 December 2013 - 2.09pm

Said in another thread i don't like the '68 & '69 messages that much because its more the johnandyoko show than The Beatles. As said by others its very apparent that there was a such a chasm between them that by the time of the last two they wouldn't even go into a studio for an hour or two and get something together (tho no doubt John would have insisted Yoko got an equal portion of time as the others).

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20 December 2013 - 3.44pm

wetsroosa said

LongHairedLady said
I have been listing to then in a row from 1963-1969. 
They get more messed up as they go..  I'm on the 1968 one now, like WTF is going on?!  
I don't really like the Yoko to Beatles ratio on the '69 one.  yoko-ono_01
Anyone else listen/listened to these?  
 

 

Yes, four of them ('63, '64, '67, '69) will be on my show tomorrow. They're a fascinating insight into how the band was feeling and cooperating at that time. '63 up to '67, you couldn't find a more tight-knit bunch of goofs. ' 68 & '69, it's like they're not even on the same planet anymore.

Yeah those last two were totally different. 

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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20 December 2013 - 3.44pm

TheOneBeatleManiac said
Well, I have been remastering all of them recently; I have only two uploaded at the moment.

1963:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....bewLHlu5ks

1964:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....RrSf_9ZzsE

Hey that's where I was listening to them from!  Nice job!

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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20 December 2013 - 8.42pm

AppleScruffJunior said

^^^^^ That's you :O I've been subscribed to your channel for ages, mate! Keep up the good work (love the remixes)

Yeah, that's me AppleScruffJunior! a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 And glad to hear you have enjoyed my remixes! And thanks too LongHairedLady! a-hard-days-night-john-6

Here it is my remaster of the Christmas 1965 Record:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....pQAdAID024

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20 December 2013 - 8.45pm

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Thats my favorite one. 

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20 December 2013 - 9.15pm

Sky999 said

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Thats my favorite one. 

Yeah, it became one of my favorites too while I was remastering it; and there is more Beatles Christmas to come. a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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20 December 2013 - 9.23pm

TheOneBeatleManiac said

Sky999 said

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Thats my favorite one. 

Yeah, it became one of my favorites too while I was remastering it; and there is more Beatles Christmas to come. a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

Awesome! 

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20 December 2013 - 9.37pm

1964 is my favourite, I love them taking the piss out of the cheesy crap that they had to read out :D

 

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20 December 2013 - 9.48pm

AppleScruffJunior said
1964 is my favourite, I love them taking the piss out of the cheesy crap that they had to read out :D

"It's been a great year... too."

"I'll hand you to George, who'll speak to you... NOW! "

"It'll be in color." "Green."

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20 December 2013 - 10.04pm

Love how John says "who bought me me book" whilst ". . . it'll be the usual rubbish but it won't cost much, you see. That's the bargain we're going to strike up" is one of my favourite bits of speech out of them all.

For those who havent heard them outtakes from Another Beatles Christmas Record (the released message is at the end of it).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....aDLMs_O82k

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21 December 2013 - 10.39pm

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8  This was great, thank you!

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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21 December 2013 - 11.57pm

Here it is the 1966 Christmas Record (and it is true, with each year that passed they were getting more experimental, and that made it interesting and weird at the same time):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....wARy4Fc91c

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22 December 2013 - 1.05am

Although I like all their Christmas records (even 1968 & 1969 though they were recorded separated), I am not sure if choose their first, second or fifth Christmas record. The first Christmas record was the one I heard more than the rest, until I started remastering them, then I loved the second one, and the third as well though in a slightly lesser degree than the other two, though I love how all four sing a variety of songs. Their fourth, is fun also because of the skits though I missed the hello and happy holidays to their fans like the previous three. But I have enjoyed their fifth more than the rest, mainly because of their original song ''Christmas Time (Is Here Again)'' and because it was their last done together.
So, I think I have a vote now.

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22 December 2013 - 8.42pm

The beauty of listening to these recordings chronologically is the clear picture represented of just how much the group grew (together & apart) during such a prolific yet insane period in history.  The Pantomime 'Everywhere It's Christmas' gets my vote for best one for it very effectively captures the Christmas Spirit on tape, which isn't easy to do, it's a Timeless Classic that very much belongs amongst their startling body of work.  The 1968 & 1969 releases do have their moments, despite their apparent unpopularity, most notably Tiny Tim's rousing rendition of 'Nowhere Man', that was excellent.  Another moment worth mentioning, if however depressing, is John's piece "Once upon a time there were two balloons called Jack & Yono" where he reflects upon "overcoming oddities such as their Beast Friends" which is an obvious reference to the hostile treatment that he and Yoko were receiving by even those once closest to John.  Very reminiscent of the ramblings projected in John's earlier book releases, which often saw the "harsher" literature as also the best material, such as the brilliant (but downright nasty) 'Our Dad' where he venomously declares, "Our Dad was a cumbersome old drag, he soon got the message and began to pack his bag", ouch...

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23 December 2013 - 2.43am

And now, the 1967 Christmas Record remastered:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....tUWrPrWdT4

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