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BROWcast #175 - "I'm Losing You" (1980 raw out-take)
August 02, 2015 05:02 AM PDT
From John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy sessions, this is an early take of "I'm Losing You" that includes Cheap Trick guitarist and drummer Rick Nielsen and Bun E. Carlos. While the John Lennon Anthology box set included a remix of this take that edited much of Rick's part out, this is the raw and edited account of the recording.
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 #174 - "Bungalow Bill" (acoustic demo, 1968)
July 26, 2015 04:24 AM PDT
The Beatles got together at George Harrison's home near the end of May 1968 to lay down some demos as a reference for their upcoming White Album sessions. Having recently returned from their sojourn to India where they had written more than a double-album's worth of material, they knew the time was ripe to get back into the studio and get to work. The demo featured here of John Lennon's "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" is from this batch of recordings and I'll be sure to throw in a little background about what inspired John to write this interesting piece of work.
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 #173 - "Look At Me” (Earliest Recorded Demo, 1968)
July 19, 2015 04:49 AM PDT
This early demo of John Lennon's "Look At Me" was recorded from his home sometime during the autumn of 1968, while the White Album sessions were in full force. However, the song ended up being shelved for a couple of years before it was released on 1970’s John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album.
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 #172 - "Sally And Billy" (home demo)
July 12, 2015 06:26 AM PDT
For BROWcast this week I'm sharing “Sally and Billy.” This is a song John Lennon never got around to finishing. It was written in the summer of 1971 during the Imagine sessions, but was scrapped. It apparently stayed with him over the years, as the piano demo of it featured here was recorded at his Dakota residence years later, in the late 1970s.
July 05, 2015 04:21 AM PDT
The take used on The Beatles' Please Please Me debut LP for "Do You Want To Know A Secret" was take 8. For BROWcast this time I'm featuring the previous take 7, which has a few differences that I'll go over and play for you here.
June 28, 2015 06:52 AM PDT
For BROWcast this week I have assembled a collection of home demos and fragments of early versions of the White Album John Lennon classic, “Cry Baby Cry.” Proper recording of the song was not begun until July 16, 1968, but there are recorded demos that date as early as December 1967, some of which I can share with you here.
June 21, 2015 04:46 AM PDT
The Beatles give a debut performance of "The Night Before" from their upcoming Help! album and film on this May 26th, 1965 recording of their final regularly scheduled BBC radio program appearance. The show, entitled The Beatles Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride was broadcast on July 7th, 1965 and was hosted by Denny Piercy.
June 14, 2015 05:05 AM PDT
This week is Paul McCartney birthday week here on the BROWcast and I'm featuring a forgotten b-side of his from 1997 that was released on a Flaming Pie era CD-single for "Young Boy in the U.K. and out of print there now. In the U.S. it wasn't released at all, thus giving it it's rarity status. Steve Miller joins Paul for this bluesy little gem titled "Broomstick."
June 07, 2015 06:14 AM PDT
The late great blues guitarist Gary Moore and former band mate Ringo Starr joined George Harrison on stage for a Natural Law Party benefit concer from the Royal Albert Hall on April 6th, 1992. The BROWcat this week is a great performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from this show.
May 31, 2015 05:45 AM PDT
This week I'm featuring Paul McCartney's Beatles classic from Revolver we know as "For No One." While still a work in progress, this mid-May 1966 recording is an emphasized vocal track of the song before the May 19th additions of Ringo Starr's tambourine and the final eloquent touch - Alan Civil's French horn solo.
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