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BROWcast #191 - "Spies Like Us" (Party Mix, 1985)
November 22, 2015 06:48 AM PST
This mix of Paul McCartney's "Spies Like Us" movie theme has only appeared on a vinyl 12-inch single back in 1985 that is now long out of print. I dust it off and give it a spin for this week's BROWcast.
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 #190 - How Do You Do It (unedited mix before Sessions LP)
November 15, 2015 09:42 AM PST
In 1984, Beatles former soundman Geoff Emerick prepared the early Beatles out-take "How Do You Do It" with a little editting for the Sessions compilation LP. Though Sessions never saw an official release, this same edit was used a decade late on The Beatles Anthology 1. What I've brought along today to go with my explanation of the edit is the unaltered account of this historic 1962 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 #189 - "Think For Yourself" ('Dexterized' mix)
November 10, 2015 05:35 AM PST
At the end of 1965 when The Beatles' Rubber Soul LP came out, some of the U.S. east coast pressings were still feeling the influence of Capitol sound engineer Dave Dexter, Jr. These discs contained an extra layer of echo not heard on discs purchased everywhere else in the world. For old times' sake and since the echo-laden versions of Rubber Soul tracks are no longer offered in The Beatles catalog, I've selected George Harrison's "Think For Yourself" as a good sampling of how it sounded on these copies of the record.
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 #188 - "Take This Hammer" Medley (Get Back Sessions, 1969)
November 03, 2015 04:46 AM PST
This week let's have a listen to a warm-up session The Beatles ran through on Jan. 31, 1969 to prepare for recording the take of "Two Of Us" heard on the Let It Be album. Starting off with Lonnie Donegan's "Take This Hammer" they continue on through several others before wrapping it up.
October 25, 2015 08:49 AM PDT
This week I’m offering up a alternate mix of John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy track "Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him" that was never officially released. It begins with the John Lennon vocal version and halfway through switches to a vocal track from Yoko blended with John’s in the form of a duet.
October 17, 2015 01:49 PM PDT
This week's rarity only appeared on a Best Buy promotional exclusive bonus disc that came with the first few copies of Ringo Starr's 1998 Vertical Man CD. It's Ringo in that country vein that he does quite effectively from time to time and the song is called "Good News."
October 10, 2015 04:43 PM PDT
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" was one of five demos George Harrison recorded at the late May 1968 Kinfauns (aka Esher) demos now much discussed among Beatles fans. Having only recently composed the song, George is introducing it to his bandmates in this earliest existing demo of it. At this point there are a few variations to the finalized lyrics.
October 04, 2015 06:52 PM PDT
“Something” was a song written by George Harrison in January 1969 and later featured, not only on the Abbey Road album later in the year, but also on the a-side of a single coupled with John Lennon’s “Come Together” on the b-side. This was George’s first composition (and last) to be issued on the top side of a Beatles single. It was a good pick too because it topped the U.S. charts (Billboard) and reached number 4 on the U.K (Melody Maker) charts. It is second only to “Yesterday” as being the most covered Beatles song of all time. Both John Lennon and Paul McCartney praised “Something” as among the best songs written by George, or that the group had to offer. For BROWcast this week, I have an early mix of the song with the original vocal track recorded prior to the one we hear on the master take. It's take 37, complete with sound engineer Phil McDonald’s take announcement.
September 27, 2015 05:10 AM PDT
For this week's Beatles oddity I'm sharing the experimental "hums wild" version of "Across The Universe" prepared from take 7. The backwards harp and guitar and additional humming during the "om" chants give it a completely different feel.
September 18, 2015 04:10 AM PDT
Also called "The Great Cock And Seagull Race," this was one of Wings' out-takes from the period shortly after the release of the their Wild Life debut LP. Wings was a four-piece unit at the time with Paul McCartney, his wife Linda, Denny Laine and Denny Seiwell. This version of the song is a different take than the one that now appears as bonus material on 2012 remastered editions of Ram and over a minute longer.
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