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  Beatles Rarities album
In it, several American Rarities tracks were incorporated, including Love Me Do with Ringo, the slightly longer And I Love Her and the composite versions of Penny Lane and I Am The Walrus.
Since The Beatles Collectors Items was available months before Rarities, it seems fair to assume that the source of this underground album was either someone with access to the project materials or else that Capitol used the bootleg for reference in compiling Rarities.
A second bootleg volume of Beatles "rarities" appeared in October 1980, presumably from the same source.
www.rarebeatles.com /boxsets/rarit.htm   (2841 words)

  The Beatles - John - Paul - George - Ringo
The Beatles were fond of Little Richard, and some of their songs — especially their early work — featured falsetto calls very similar to those Little Richard offered as punctuation in his own songs, notably Long Tall Sally.
In the Beatles' later music, the pace of the songs tends to be moderate, with more of the interest usually (but not always) coming from the melody and the orchestration than the rhythm.
When it came time to release the Beatles catalog on CD, the decision was made to use the original British versions of the albums, since those were the "way the Beatles originally intended them to be." The initial release of the first four CDs were of the original mono mixes.
www.jeffosretromusic.com /beatles.html   (6316 words)

  October 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Often The Beatles perform drunk, mostly due to the generosity of appreciative customers who send beer for them onto the stage, and most of those generous souls are not the type to accept a rejection of their hospitality.
He considers The Beatles' music to be awful, and he suggests that The Beatles should be grateful to their screaming fans for drowning out the group's terrible performance.
The Beatles are second on the bill to the audience's favorite, Joey Dee and the Starlighters (but The Beatles certainly had some devoted fans, for some of them nearly dragged George Harrison off of the stage).
www.beatlemania.ca /dayinhistory/october.htm   (8464 words)

 THE BEATLES discography, MP3 and reviews
The music of the Beatles was notable mainly for the songwriting partnership of Lennon/McCartney, which bucked the trend of bands going to songwriting houses for their material and helped to convince other bands to write their own songs.
The other aspect of the Beatles music that remained a constant throughout their carreer as a band is the wide range of influences and styles that they assimilated into their own.
The Beatles made their last tour that year, and from then on concentrated on writing music in the studio without the worries of how that music would be reproduced live.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_BAND.asp?band_id=2407   (979 words)

 Rock On The Net: The Beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Beatles began their first world tour, starting in Denmark, and with Jimmy Nicol temporarily replacing Ringo Starr on drums after Starr became ill from exhaustion and tonsillitis.
The LP went on to symbolize the Beatle's artistic range and became a major influence on concept albums yet to come by other artists.
The remaining Beatles reunited to sing "Let It Be" (with everyone else at the service) at a memorial service for Linda McCartney.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-b/beatles_main.htm   (1386 words)

 Past Masters, Vol. 1 - The Beatles - Song Listings
Since the Beatles had an enormous number of non-LP singles, some of their greatest hits -- from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" through "Hey Jude" -- would not be included on disc if Capitol simply served up straight reissues.
In fact, they took it one further, issuing two separate compilations of non-LP tracks, which is fairly appropriate since the Beatles released far more singles and EPs in the first two years of their recording career than they did in the last five.
Apart from the cuts that are merely rarities, this is a near-perfect compilation that captures the energy and spirit of the Beatles' early years.
www.mp3.com /albums/1275/summary.html   (640 words)

 Beatles Box sets
The package would consist of the Beatles' original twelve British studio albums plus an additional record, Beatles Rarities, made up of the singles that hadn't yet been included on their LPs.
The Beatles E.P.s Collection from 1981 consists of the group's original thirteen British extended-play recordings plus a bonus record of Beatles tracks pressed in true stereo, none of which had been available in England in that form before at the time.
Each cover featured a previously unpublished color photo of the Beatles on the front and extensive liner notes detailing their career during the period represented by the album's songs on the back.
www.rarebeatles.com /boxsets/boxset.htm   (4365 words)

 Dateline March 31, 2006: Beatles' limbs removed for new cover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The compilation album is due for release on April 3, but the cover will not be in its original form.
This is not the first time a Beatles cover has been censored over the issue of smoking - in the mid-eighties when "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" was released by EMI in America, a cigarette that Paul was holding was removed from the cover in a similar move.
Our source at Capital also revealed that the altering of The Beatles might at some future point extend to digitally altering some of the lyrics to their songs on upcoming re-releases.
www.earcandymag.com /beatles-removal.htm   (312 words)

 The Guide -- Beatles’ ‘1:’ Just More Packaging
As evidenced by the Beatles’ success, the consumer demand for reissues is immense.
But in the Beatles case, there is virtually nothing left in the vaults, and the sound quality has been re-mastered, over and over again.
Though it’s certainly encouraging to see a band with real artistry amongst the NSYNCs and Limp Bizkits of the world, the Beatles nevertheless risk a degree of their precious integrity when they reappear in the Billboard charts 30 years down the line.
www.thehoya.com /guide/022301/guide5.htm   (853 words)

 BeatleLinks Fab Forum - Ringo Says There'll Be A
This week, the Beatles greatest hits album, 1, is at number eighty-seven on the USA album charts.
Some call the "One"-compilation the most shameless marketing trick of the year 2000, and (sorry, dear friends) I agree with them.
If they do discontinue those two albums (The Beatles 1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970), then everyone that has the original LPs from '73 will see their value skyrocket soon after that.
www.beatlelinks.net /forums/showthread.php?t=7923   (951 words)

 Beatles US Capitol Albums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The album starts off with the Beatles latest single, "I Want to Hold Your Hand," followed by its US b-side, "I Saw Her Standing There," and its UK b-side, "This Boy." Since mono mixes of the UK single had been sent to Capitol, there are two songs on this album which appear in "rechanneled" stereo.
This record was the first Beatles album release on their new label, Apple, and the record labels indicated that the album was manufactured by Capitol but issued by Apple.
The Beatles deliberately did not list "Her Majesty" at the end of side 2, but no one had informed the industry moguls.
members.aol.com /egweimi/btls/caplps.htm   (8407 words)

 the beatles discography at progressiverock.com
The very essence of "progress" in Rock music is first charted in The Beatles musical journey.
The Beatles catalog, immaculately documented in Mark Lewisohn's "Recording Sessions", was transfered - somewhat prematurely in hindsight - to Compact Disc by EMI in 1988.
Essential insight into the Beatles recording sessions, even though some tracks were mixed from several takes.
www.progressiverock.com /band.asp?sLink_Name=beatles   (171 words)

 Welcome to eFortSmith.com
For Beatles fans, these two works couldn't be more different, and the enjoyment one would get from either would depend on the extent of one's collection and the depth of one's devotion to the group.
In one sense, the disc Rarities from 1980 was also a compilation, as it contained nothing that had not been released somewhere in the world.
Before any other compilations are unleashed, The Beatles and their respective companies need to address the sorry sonic state of the official canon.
www.efortsmith.com /JOEYSELF/selfbeatles.asp   (1484 words)

 About The Beatles: Misc: The Road To 'Sessions'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
One team focused on repackaging the official releases, with initially unimaginative results: the entire run of Beatles singles was re-issued in Mar 76 in the UK, with the addition of "Yesterday", never issued on a British single before.
Live recordings of familiar Beatles songs were one thing, but rumors of dozens of unheard Beatles titles had kept the collecting community drooling since the break-up.
As no official word from either EMI or The Beatles supported or denied any of this, most of these (non-existent) outtakes were assumed by fans to be awaiting future release.
www.aboutthebeatles.com /misc_theroadtosessions.html   (2589 words)

 Who Butchered the Beatles?
This new release was supposedly seen by the Beatles as the ultimate in Capitol's "butchery" of their albums, consisting of tracks amputated from *three* different Beatles LPs (one of which wasn't even finished), plus both sides of their previous single.
The first photograph is of the Beatles, facing a woman with her back to the camera, hanging on to a string of sausages.
This picture was supposed to represent the 'birth' of the Beatles, with the sausages serving as an umbilical cord.
www.recmusicbeatles.com /public/files/others/snopes-butcher.html   (4717 words)

 Beatles Rarities: Online!
Created for the Beatles and sold in the Apple Boutique this 1967-68 watch is one of the most desireable collectibles of all Beatles memorabilia.
The DAT was mastered from the original The Beatles' Story master tapes.
Inside is a great looking poster of the Beatles with many of their album covers pictured.
www.eskimo.com /~bpentium/beatles/rare.html   (1668 words)

 Internet Beatles Album - Beatles LP and CD Discography
Today in Beatles History History Reference Library Beatles Myths Roots of the Beatles For the Benefit of Mr.
Recorded in Hamburg in 1961 for Bert Kaempfert and Polydor, and released after the Beatles became famous, only two of the songs on this LP are just the Beatles (shown with *), six songs are the Beatles backing Tony Sheridan (shown with †), the rest are Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers, not the Beatles.
The Beatles appeared on the bill with headliner Frank Ifield on December 2, 1962 at the Embassy Cinema in Petersborough.
www.beatletracks.com /btlps.html   (2173 words)

 The Usenet Guide to Beatles Recording Variations
The only known source of this material is a mono tape compilation that was first used to create a series of seven bootleg singles on the Deccagone label in 1977.
The instrumental track, including Beatles backing vocals, was recorded May 24 to 2-track in a live mix, and Tony added the lead vocal June 7 as a second generation tape.
The Beatles were under exclusive recording contract to EMI as of June 1962, and this material was first released under the ruse that it was recorded during the Beatles' Star-Club shows in April (when, though it is not well known, they were signed exclusively to Bert Kaempfert!).
www.columbia.edu /~brennan/beatles/var-1962.html   (2381 words)

 Beatles Songs and Lyrics from The Bomp Bookshelf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
He tirelessly sifts through the Beatles discography, making clear that the legendary four were more than mere teen idols: they were brilliant innovators who mastered an extremely detailed art.
Bomp note: As in other books that attempt to analye the Beatles' music, the author discusses each song, providing some odd facts about it, but unlike the others, he brings a knowledge of classical music, music theory, orchestration, etc, making his comments interesting in a way others can't match.
Turner examines EVERY Beatles song, album by album, in a format that is also easy to use for reference.
www.bomp.com /bomp/BompbooksBeatSongs.html   (2600 words)

 Beatles mp3 music and albums
Beatles: The Beatles Beat (odeon) 1c 072-04 363
Beatles: The Beatles Tapes: From The David Wigg Interviews (disc 1)
Beatles: The Beatles Tapes: From The David Wigg Interviews (disc 2)
www.ezmp3.co.uk /artist/beatles.html   (1145 words)

 The Beatles Album Collections
All the twelve original studio albums (all stereo versions), plus one "free" album of "Rarities" were presented in a blue box with embossed gold lettering.
The "Rarities" album was mostly a compilation of B-sides, EP tracks and German releases, and was supposed to be unique to this box set...
See Rarities to see detail of the extra album.
www.jpgr.co.uk /boxlp.html   (901 words)

 A summary of the Beatles on video
This is ultimately the best for both the Beatles (since they obtain the royalties they are due), and the fans (since they get the material in the best available quality) One other quick note, in many places I refer to tapes as being "out of print".
A clip of the Beatles in Manchester is implied to be the Royal Variety Command Performance, a 1964 airport landing in a downpour is passed off as being from 1966, etc.).
While ideally, *all* the various performances the Beatles made for British television will make their way to video, this (or perhaps an extended version of this special) would be a much more realistic expectation.
www.recmusicbeatles.com /public/files/faqs/video.list.html   (9100 words)

  Beatles Import Music CD
Beatles - Beatles For Sale (1CD) Stereo Mixes on CD plus 11 bonus tracks recorded during or at the time of this LP's Session.
Beatles - With the Beatles (1CD) Stereo Mixes on CD plus 9 bonus tracks recorded during or at the time of this LP's Session.
The Upgraded Collection is a listening expirience for Beatles fans, many of these songs have never been heard before, others have been speed corrected, re-equalized and restored to their original length.
silverdisc.netfirms.com /beatles.htm   (12512 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Joe Meek: The Alchemist of Pop - Home Made Hits and Rarities 1958-1966: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
That’s quite awe inspiring if you don’t know the work (could this be important enough to be an oevre?) & I have to say I found the entire thing unlistenable when stuck in a rush hour jam this morning.
Most of Meek's classic non-hits are on other compilations, or not on CD at all, sadly.
Due to Meek's prolific and diverse output, though, a 'definitive' compilation would be 3 or 4 times as long.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000062R61   (1336 words)

 Beatles Worldsite bulletin board for FabFour and rock music fans and fanclubs
I’m in the midst of producing a compilation CD of Beatles songs performed by musicians from around the world and I’m looking for more songs to include.
I’d prefer that the arrangements don’t just mirror original Beatles arrangements, but rather that they very much reflect the musical tradition/style of the musicians that recorded them.
April 8th is the US release of From a Window: Lost Songs of Lennon and McCartney (Gallery Six Records) a compilation of songs that John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote and gave away to others to record.
www.beatles.ws /bboard.htm   (1731 words)

 The Beatles first four in Stereo
Most people who have the Beatles CD's know that in 1987 it was decided to release the first four CD's, Please, Please Me through Beatles For Sale, in mono rather than in stereo.
That decision annoyed many Beatles fans at the time, while others were pleased to hear the mono mixes that had been out-of-print for a while.
This list also includes EP and single tracks, and "She Loves You" is also not known to exist in true stereo.
www.scs.unr.edu /~fdaniels/stereo.htm   (876 words)

 -jfksmusic web site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' first concert in the U.S. (Washington Coliseum) on February 11, 1964-an enterprising DC-area fan created an audio documentary of the event.
Compiled using the best possible sources available to date.
The first being take 6, the released take, but the second compiles a false start and take 7, these acetates were probably cut the same day as the mono mixing for "She's A Woman" on October 12, 1964.
www.knology.net /~jfksmusic/jfksmusic_Beatles.htm   (2849 words)

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