Tuesday, February 6, 2018

I Me Mine? Check. All Things Must Pass? Pass.

This has been on YouTube since June of 2011. How is it this is the first time I am hearing it? How is it that there is still Beatles material out there that blows me away? If this isn't new to you, why didn't I get the memo?

(h/t Peter Carlin)


buzzbabyjesus said...

It's from "The Black Album". Mono recordings from the filming at Twickenham, before they moved to the Apple basement. The tapes were stolen, and bootlegged extensively, before being recovered in The Netherlands some time in the '90's.

I've shared it in comments many times, as a tantalizing bit of Beatle Magic. Even as a demo, it out shines the version as released.

Interesting to note, my version is a different take. The version you posted has hotter guitar at the intro, and there is a bit of tambourine not apparent in mine.

Also they are just about exactly the same length, and I can't tell which is better, they are so similar.

Contrast and compare:


cmealha said...

It’s unbekievable that something like this could hav escaped so many people for so long. I didn’t know about it either until you posted it yesterday on Facebook. Amazing.

cmealha said...

P.S. By 'amazing', I didn't mean the recording but the fact that so many people hadn't known about it after all these years. I think the track itself is not very good. Sounds like a bad rehearsal.

Sal Nunziato said...

I think the track itself is amazing. It IS a rehearsal. It has that loose, Let It Be feel to it. Very rootsy. Makes you wonder where the 4 of them could gave taken it.

Mr. Baez said...

I love that recording. Just so real and playful. Your post has prompted me to pull out my old "Let It Be" laser disc and give it a watch. Thanks, Sal!

A walk in the woods said...

This is one of my favorite songs, but my favorite outtake version of it is the acoustic demo on Anthology... I'm kinda with cmealha on this one, I don't really love this particular take. But that's just splittin' hairs - what a song!!!

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buzzbabyjesus said...

I'm with you on the Anthology demo, walk in the woods.

Here's another "demo" from The Black Album that Macca would likely prefer you not hear.
"No Pakistanis" gives "Get Back" a whole new meaning.
It was probably just a joke but.............