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BROWcast #179 - "Deep Blue" (alternate mix)
August 30, 2015 09:57 AM PDT
This week I'm featuring an alternate mix of George Harrison's b-side track from the 1971 "Bangla Desh" benefit single. The song is called "Deep Blue." Sourced from a tape made from acetates that were received along with multi-tracks of the master, it contains a few subtle differences to the already obscure but most familiar version.
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 #178 - "I Should Have Known Better" (corrected stereo mix)
August 22, 2015 06:29 PM PDT
BROWcast this week explains a flaw that was inherent in the original stereo mix of The Beatles' track "I Should Have Known Better" that was finally corrected by means of an edit for the 1982 Beatles film songs compilation Reel Music. The harmonica in the intro on the original mix played by John Lennon has a moment where he runs out of breath. Since Reel Music is no longer part of The Beatles' current catalog (and is actually long out of print), versions of the song in the current catalog are still containing the flaw and the corrected version has become a rarity that we'll listen to here.BROWcast #177 - "Party Seacombe" (rare mono mix)
August 16, 2015 05:32 AM PDT
Have a listen this week to the rare mono mix of a track from George Harrison's first solo effort. The album Wonderwall Music released in 1968 was also the first LP to be released on The Beatles new Apple label as well as the soundtrack to an artsy swinging sixties film. As mono was being phased out at the time only a limited number of mono pressings of the album were manufactured in the UK (and none in the US). That's why this mono mix of the creative instrumental "Party Seacombe" is considered rare. Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr join George on guitar and drums for this one too.BROWcast #176 - "And I Love Her" (live in Rio, 2011)
August 09, 2015 03:42 AM PDT
On May 22nd, 2011, Paul McCartney performed before a crowd of 90,000 at Engenhão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Paul responds to the over-excited chants of "We love you - yeah, yeah, yeah!" from the audience, just before a performance of "And I Love Her," by saying the same back to crowd.
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 #175 - "I'm Losing You" (1980 raw out-take)
August 02, 2015 05:02 AM PDT
From John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy sessions, this is an early take of "I'm Losing You" that includes Cheap Trick guitarist and drummer Rick Nielsen and Bun E. Carlos. While the John Lennon Anthology box set included a remix of this take that edited much of Rick's part out, this is the raw and edited account of the 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 #174 - "Bungalow Bill" (acoustic demo, 1968)
July 26, 2015 04:24 AM PDT
The Beatles got together at George Harrison's home near the end of May 1968 to lay down some demos as a reference for their upcoming White Album sessions. Having recently returned from their sojourn to India where they had written more than a double-album's worth of material, they knew the time was ripe to get back into the studio and get to work. The demo featured here of John Lennon's "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" is from this batch of recordings and I'll be sure to throw in a little background about what inspired John to write this interesting piece of work.
July 19, 2015 04:49 AM PDT
This early demo of John Lennon's "Look At Me" was recorded from his home sometime during the autumn of 1968, while the White Album sessions were in full force. However, the song ended up being shelved for a couple of years before it was released on 1970’s John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album.
July 12, 2015 06:26 AM PDT
For BROWcast this week I'm sharing “Sally and Billy.” This is a song John Lennon never got around to finishing. It was written in the summer of 1971 during the Imagine sessions, but was scrapped. It apparently stayed with him over the years, as the piano demo of it featured here was recorded at his Dakota residence years later, in the late 1970s.
July 05, 2015 04:21 AM PDT
The take used on The Beatles' Please Please Me debut LP for "Do You Want To Know A Secret" was take 8. For BROWcast this time I'm featuring the previous take 7, which has a few differences that I'll go over and play for you here.
June 28, 2015 06:52 AM PDT
For BROWcast this week I have assembled a collection of home demos and fragments of early versions of the White Album John Lennon classic, “Cry Baby Cry.” Proper recording of the song was not begun until July 16, 1968, but there are recorded demos that date as early as December 1967, some of which I can share with you here.
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