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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.
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 #121 – “I’m Only Sleeping” (US stereo reissue mix)
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.
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 #120 - “Press” (original mix)
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...
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# 119 - “One Of The Boys” (John Lennon Dakota demo)
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.
June 15, 2014 03:27 PM PDT
This week’s BROWcast is an alternate take of “Move Over Ms. L” from the same session as the master (heard on b-side of 1975 "Stand By Me" single), yet it differs considerably. This account of the song is devoid of the heavy brass overdubs heard on the official release, thus giving it a much cleaner sound, yet with somewhat dirtier lyrical content.
June 08, 2014 06:14 AM PDT
In 1969, The Beatles signed Doris Troy, known as “Mama Soul,” to their Apple label as an artist, writer and producer. Between December 1969 and June 1970, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played in the sessions for her upcoming Doris Troy album, which saw release later in the year. George would often take a trip over to Golder’s Green (a northern section of London) to visit with Badfinger who had just had their first hit single, “Come And Get It,” penned by Paul McCartney. It was during one of these trips to see Badfinger that George, came up with the idea for this song. He sings it in a self-styled Elvis voice that is a unique feature in itself. Although he completed it in the studio, George never used it on any of his official releases.
June 01, 2014 05:44 AM PDT
The Beatles entire evening session at EMI on February 16, 1965 was spent on John Lennon’s “Yes It Is.” The band used their conventional line-up of Paul on bass, Ringo on drums, George on electric guitar and John on acoustic guitar, playing rhythm. George would be using his new volume control pedal, that had just been broken in that afternoon, when they recorded his Help! soundtrack tune, “I Need You.” Take 1 of “Yes It Is” is only treated with a guide vocal from John and although it is a complete run through, they play it sloppily. This is mainly because they were still learning the song. yet, what a great recording it was to become by the time it graced the b-side to the "Ticket To Ride" single a couple of months later.
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