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BROWcast #131 - “Let It Be” (take 27A)
September 28, 2014 08:27 AM PDT
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This week I'm sharing a raw account of take 27A of The Beatles' "Let It Be" before the overdubs were added that created the version heard on the single. George Harrison would later perfect his guitar solo for the song. Billy Preston's organ is much more apparent here than on the officially released mix. 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 #130 - “Suicide” (One Hand Clapping)
September 21, 2014 07:06 AM PDT
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Have a listen this week to an unreleased out-take version of Paul McCartney's "Suicide" recorded during the sessions for his One Hand Clapping film. The song was written by Paul when he was only 14 and later offered to Frank Sinatra though he was not interested.

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 #129 - “Get Off!” (a studio jam)
September 14, 2014 07:27 AM PDT
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On January 9, 1969, during the Get Back session rehearsals, Paul McCartney and John Lennon decide to have some more fun by turning a 12-bar blues run through into somewhat of a game where they shout out names of people that they've known over the years as well as some politicians of the time. John repeatedly shouts out out "Get Off" giving a basis for a title for this little bit of fun.

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 #128 - “A Hard Day’s Night” (live on Blackpool Night Out)
September 07, 2014 11:54 AM PDT
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This week's BROWcast aims to get you going with a live performance for the British television program Blackpool Night Out (aka Big Night Out). Unlike The Beatles’ other three performances on the show, only audio without video survives of this July 19, 1964 broadcast. This performance of “A Hard Day’s Night" was The Beatles opening number.

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 #127 - “(Just Like) Starting Over” (12 inch extended U.S. promo mix)
August 31, 2014 07:07 AM PDT
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For this week's BROWcast I've dug deep in my closet and found a 12-inch vinyl single for John Lennon's "(Just Like) Starting Over." It was only issued as a promo for radio airplay and has grown quite hard to find now. It has a different mix of the song than what is heard on Double Fantasy or the commercial single and includes a longer fade-out. Join me now as I get it on the turntable and give it a spin.

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 # 126 - “Tomorrow Never Knows” (studio sessions)
August 24, 2014 02:05 PM PDT
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For BROWcast this week let's listen to early in the Revolver sessions when The Beatles were recording the album closer and psychedelic masterpiece "Tomorrow Never Knows."

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 #125 - “I’ll Cry Instead” (original length in stereo)
August 17, 2014 06:16 AM PDT
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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