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BROWcast #125 - “I’ll Cry Instead” (original length in stereo)
August 17, 2014 06:16 AM PDT
This week's BROWcast gives us a listen to a rare version of the tune from the A Hard Day's Night LP, "I'l Cry Instead." The mono version on the U.S. soundtrack is longer due to the inclusion of an extra verse missing in the stereo mix. This is a stereo mix that contains the extra verse (well, sort of, anyway). Where did this rarity come from? Listen in and get the details and hear the track.
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 #124 - “It Don’t Come Easy” (live in Moscow, 1998)
August 09, 2014 07:38 PM PDT
For this week's BROWcast we'll be visited by Ringo Starr's 4th line-up of the All-Starr Band. I'll explain who that was and a little bit more before we hear them perform Ringo's classic 1971 hit "It Don't Come Easy" live in Russia in August 1998.
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 #123 - “If I Fell” (live In Philadelphia, 1964)
August 03, 2014 05:50 AM PDT
Recorded on September 2nd, 1964 from a simulcast by radio station WIBG in Philadelphia, this is from a soundboard recording of The Beatles at Convention Hall in Philly having a little bit of a giggling fit during "If I Fell." Enjoy...
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 #122 - “If I Fell” (composing tape, Jan. 1964)
July 26, 2014 06:45 PM PDT
John Lennon got a head start on writing new material for the yet untitled first Beatles movie, in early January 1964, when he wrote and recorded the initial home demos for “If I Fell” in his London flat. Have a listen to John at home trying to get this song down before presenting it to the other Beatles for a proper studio recording.
July 19, 2014 05:14 AM PDT
This week I'm featuring the stereo re-issue version of "I'm Only Sleeping." This one was not included in the U.S. Albums box set mixes that came out early in 2014 and was released first on U.S. copies of the Yesterday... And Today album from the early seventies.
July 13, 2014 06:50 AM PDT
For the BROWcast this week I'm spinning the less-circulated Hugh Padgham mix of Paul McCartney's 1986 hit "Press." This version seems a bit more souped up to me and I give some further details after you hit the play button. Enjoy...
July 06, 2014 05:38 AM PDT
This is “take 2″ of “One Of The Boys,” an acoustic demo of John Lennon’s recorded in his Dakota apartment sometime in either December 1977 or January 1978. Like “Free As A Bird” or “Real Love,” it is a song he apparently never had a chance to complete. With no more than the chords and lyrics for a verse and a middle eight section that he was apparently still trying to work out, John did as he often did at home, and just turned on the cassette recorder and began playing and singing to work it out as he went.
June 29, 2014 05:29 AM PDT
This week's rarity hails from late in Paul McCartney’s Wings era. “I’ve Had Enough” was released as the second single from 1978′s London Town LP and although it did not enjoy the same commercial success as the album’s first single, “With A Little Luck,” it is still a great little rock and roll tune. In fact, I like this live version better than the London Town studio account.
June 22, 2014 05:42 AM PDT
The Beatles went to Sweden in October 1963 and made an appearace on the national radio program Pop '63. The majority of their 7-song set appears on The Beatles Anthology 1 but let's listen to one of the performances that was omitted . This was the show closer and apparently Beatlemania had arrived in Sweden.
June 16, 2014 05:25 PM PDT
On June 1, 2008, Liverpool, U.K. had one of it’s greatest concerts in history when Paul McCartney showed up in celebration for his birth-city’s year as the European Capital of Culture. When Paul and band hit the stage, he surprised everyone by opening with something he hasn’t performed live in nearly 50 years – “The Hippy Hippy Shake.” The Beatles used to cover this little rocker when they played in Hamburg Germany from 1960-1962.
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