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BROWcast #152 - "Give Me Some Truth" (Imagine sessions, 1971)
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.
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 #151 - “New Moon Over Jamaica" (reggae demo)
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."
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 #150 - “Sometimes” (extra from Vertical Man sessions)
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.
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 #149 - “Lonesome Town” (Concert for Linda performance)
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."
January 18, 2015 06:06 AM PST
This week I'm presenting a raw recording of take 5 of The Beatles Rubber Soul classic, "Run For Your Life." This was the take used to create the master but now you'll know how different it sounded prior to mixing. To my ears it seems to play at a slightly faster tempo which would mean the master was slowed down a little during the mixing stage. At this point it is also missing some vocal overdubs, to include John’s na-na-na’s heard during the fade out on the finalized version.
January 11, 2015 07:01 AM PST
John Lennon's 1971 political rant single "Power To The People" had a team of some 45 backing vocalists chanting the slogan right along with him. In this out-take version, we get to hear John sing it all by himself.
January 04, 2015 06:21 AM PST
There is a rare mono version of "Penny Lane" that was only released on the promo singles in 1967 in North America that contain a piccolo trumpet riff in the ending not found on commercial releases. This mix, known as RM11 was forged for the eighties Rarities album by tacking the ending onto the already available stereo mix. For this week I'm taking a step back and sharing the earlier mono mix RM10 which has the same trumpet ending as RM11, as well as a few seconds of warm-up and other subtle differences.
December 27, 2014 06:26 AM PST
On August 19 – 24, 1963 The Beatles spent a few days in Bournemouth, UK, where on the 19th they attended the birthday party of their friend and fellow musician Billy J. Kramer and on the 23rd were interviewed by Swedish radio host Klas Burling. George Harrison got sick while there and was visited by a doctor, who prescribed a tonic and some bed rest. George decided, in order to keep himself occupied, he’d try to write a song. He had never done this before, but if John and Paul McCartney could do it at will, how hard could it be? This week I'm sharing the actual composition tape of "Don't Bother Me."
December 23, 2014 04:05 AM PST
For this week's BROWcast, I have a voval isolation mix of "All You Need Is Love" that was used in the creation of the version heard on the LOVE remix soundtrack album.
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