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BROWcast #139 - “What You Got” (1974 Lennon demo)
November 23, 2014 09:23 AM PST
This week I've rounded up another acoustic demo John Lennon recorded at home. Dated sometime in early 1974, “What You Got” would be released in final form later in the year on his September 26th, 1974 LP release called Walls And Bridges. It also appeared as the b-side to the album’s second single, “# 9 Dream.” The edit of this recording on John’s Acoustic CD removes a mess up where John repeats part of the middle-eight and also removes the final verse. This effectively shaves off about a minute of the track. It is presented here in complete form.
BROW = Beatles Rarity Of The Week (as introduced on TheBeatlesRarity.com) and BROWcast is the podcast version. BROWcast was originally publicized on Fab4Radio. For more Beatles rarities be sure to visit TheBeatlesRarity.com.BROWcast #138 - “Only A Northern Song” (take 3 at original speed)
November 16, 2014 06:35 AM PST
For this time around on the BROWcast, I'm listening in to an early take of George Harrison's Yellow Submarine classic "Only A Northern Song." This is take 3 where George is yet to modify some of the lyrics. While originally presented on the Anthology 2 compilation at an adjusted speed, the version I have here has been speed-corrected (i.e. slowed down) to the original speed that it was recorded.
BROW = Beatles Rarity Of The Week (as introduced on TheBeatlesRarity.com) and BROWcast is the podcast version. BROWcast was originally publicized on Fab4Radio. For more Beatles rarities be sure to visit TheBeatlesRarity.com.BROWcast #137 - “Red Sails In the Sunset” (unaltered account from Star Club tapes)
November 09, 2014 06:53 AM PST
The Beatles' live set down at Hamburg's Star Club over the year-end holidays of 1962 is the focus for this week's BROWcast. “Red Sails In The Sunset,” sung here by Paul McCartney, is a cover of a mid-1930’s era song written by Hugh Williams and Jimmy Kennedy. The officially released versions are missing the third verse and the first of two repeats of the final vocal line were also edited out, due to microphone feedback. This is the unaltered and complete account of the song.
BROW = Beatles Rarity Of The Week (as introduced on TheBeatlesRarity.com) and BROWcast is the podcast version. BROWcast was originally publicized on Fab4Radio. For more Beatles rarities be sure to visit TheBeatlesRarity.com.BROWcast #136 - “It’s Now Or Never” (soundcheck)
November 02, 2014 05:05 AM PST
This short performance of Paul McCartney covering Elvis Presley's "It's Now Or Never" comes from a sound check recorded during Paul’s New World Tour, which ran from February all the way through mid-December in 1993. Enjoy...
October 26, 2014 05:59 AM PDT
On July 19, 1964, The Beatles appeared on the BBC program Blackpool Night Out to promote their new debut movie A Hard Day's Night. This performance of "If I Fell" comes from this show and has John Lennon unable to suppress a giggle or two in the beginning.
October 19, 2014 05:52 AM PDT
This week on BROWcast I'm sharing a version of “Mother Nature’s Son” that was recorded sometime in 1994 with Paul’s nineties band: Hamish Stuart, Robbie McIntosh, Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens, and Blair Cunningham. Unlike the original Beatles account of the song, this one features some outstanding accordion work by Wix. This account of the White Album classic was featured on Paul's radio serial Oobu Joobu but never released officially.
October 12, 2014 06:51 AM PDT
This week I have an off-the-cuff and somewhat tongue-in-cheek performance by John Lennon of "I Lost My Little Girl." This song goes back to Paul McCartney's childhood and, in fact, is the first song he ever wrote. Recorded in January 1969 during the Get Back Sessions, John only remembers a single verse but manages to carry it on anyway for nearly 9 minutes. After getting the jist for the way John's doing it, Paul and the others soon join in and turn it into a fun little break from the business at hand.
October 05, 2014 09:17 AM PDT
For this week's Beatles rarity I am featuring a great Bob Dylan cover by George Harrison of "Abandoned Love." It was originally an out-take from Bob's Desire album recorded in 1975. George recorded his version of the track in 1984 but it was never released.
September 28, 2014 08:27 AM PDT
This week I'm sharing a raw account of take 27A of The Beatles' "Let It Be" before the overdubs were added that created the version heard on the single. George Harrison would later perfect his guitar solo for the song. Billy Preston's organ is much more apparent here than on the officially released mix. Enjoy...
September 21, 2014 07:06 AM PDT
Have a listen this week to an unreleased out-take version of Paul McCartney's "Suicide" recorded during the sessions for his One Hand Clapping film. The song was written by Paul when he was only 14 and later offered to Frank Sinatra though he was not interested.
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