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BROWcast #157 - "Luxi" (out-take)
March 29, 2015 05:38 AM PDT
This late 1973 Wings out-take was recorded during sessions for Linda McCartney's aborted Suzy And The Red Stripes LP at a time when guitarist Jimmy McCulloch was playing with them but not yet a full fledged member of the group. The song, called "Luxi" is a nod to Radio Luxembourg and feature's Paul McCartney and Linda in the role of radio listeners that are requesting tracks from the Band On The Run LP and Denny Laine as the lead vocalist. Jimmy plays some mean guitar over the track and Paul is playing drums. "Luxi" has never seen an official release.
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 #156 - "Here There And Everywhere" (take 7)
March 22, 2015 07:29 AM PDT
This week I'm featuring take 7 of The Beatles classic "Here There And Everywhere." A portion of this take was included on the Anthology-related "Real Love" single in 1996 (and now out of print). On that release it was made into a hybrid with take 13. Here I'm presenting the complete and unadorned account of take 7.
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 #155 - "Don't Pass Me By" (longer mono mix)
March 15, 2015 07:57 AM PDT
This week I'm presenting an early mono mix of take 4 of Ringo Starr's first Beatles composition "Don't Pass Me By." This mix is longer that the one we hear on the White Album since an entire repeat of the first verse was edited out of the released version. There are a few other subtle differences too.
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 #154 - "Bip Bop" (Wings live in Switzerland)
March 08, 2015 08:09 AM PDT
Have a listen to a great sampling from one of the early Wings shows, this is Paul McCartney and his new band with the show opener for the Pavilion in Montreux, Switzerland on July 22nd, 1972. The track is called "Bip Bop" and came from Wild Life, the first (and at the time, only) Wings album.
February 28, 2015 08:59 PM PST
This out-take version of John Lennon's Mind Games track “Out The Blue” is a more ‘bare bones’ account of the song that does not include the prominent backing vocals of Something Different, nor does it have the pedal steel guitar heard on the master (credited on the album simply to Sneaky Pete). John’s final chorus, where he sings Like a U.F.O. you came to me, is repeated twice in this version, along with the preceding piano break. This adds nearly a minute to the song. Although John is only singing a guide vocal here, to my ears, his voice comes through great! See what you think.
February 22, 2015 08:42 AM PST
The version of John Lennon's "Give Me Some Truth" is a raw account of the same take used on the Imagine album. Producer Phil Spector’s final mix was somewhat smoother and had a fade-out ending. This rougher account also continues past the official version’s fade-out to the song’s true conclusion.
February 15, 2015 06:59 AM PST
For this week I'm featuring a track Paul McCartney worked on with Johnny Cash who released his country version of it sharing the vocals with Paul and fellow country musician Tom T. Hall. That version was released on Johnny's eighties album Water From The Wells Of Home. The version I have here by Paul alone is a reggae demo but segues into the official country version near the end. The song is called "New Moon Over Jamaica."
February 08, 2015 05:51 AM PST
This week's BROWcast features an extra from Ringo Starr's Vertical Man sessions that has not seen a release outside of a very limited Best Buy Exclusive back in 1998. It's not that easy to find anymore but you can still catch it here.
February 01, 2015 07:12 AM PST
On Saturday, April 10, 1999, Sir Paul McCartney and family attended, as the guests of honor among a large host of other musicians, the Concert For Linda at the Royal Albert Hall, in recognition of his late wife, who had died with cancer almost a year earlier, on April 17, 1998. After Linda’s death, part of Paul’s coping mechanism had been to go back into the studio and get back to his roots by recording an album of predominately 1950’s rock tunes titled Run Devil Run, that both he and Linda had enjoyed. When he was invited on stage to perform himself, although the album was not yet completed, he decided to do one of the upcoming album’s tracks. Backed by The Pretenders, Paul played “Lonesome Town,” originally a 1958 hit by Ricky Nelson (written by Baker Knight).
January 25, 2015 07:29 AM PST
This week's BROWcast features a little-known piano blues track recorded by Paul McCartney during a sound check. It's called "Waiting For Your Train To Get In."
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