I recently got a 2 dvd set called "Get Back" that's pretty awesome. Someone took the time to sync audio that's been circulating for years with matching footage of the guys in the studio recording Abbey Road/Let It Be stuff, hanging out in the control room, jamming in a raucous Velvets-y stylee with Yoko on vocals, etc. Great viewing.
― Marcus Brody Ta-Dow! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 11 October 2009 17:06 (3 years ago) Permalink
(xp)that's definitely this one then, and it *is* marked take 20. I thought that this take was the basis for 'Revolution 9' and was faded in and out with the other stuff, but I might have got that wrong - it doesn't seem to have the rawer 'Awll-rright's on this take. It definitely uses the same feedback loop in the second half.
― Ismael Klata, Sunday, 11 October 2009 18:32 (3 years ago) Permalink
that's the one !it's such a great version (much better than all the others, in my opinion).thanks a lot !
― AlXTC from Paris, Sunday, 11 October 2009 19:34 (3 years ago) Permalink
Front page of that same blog has John & Yoko live on stage with Zappa & the Mothers in '71. Pretty cool!
― Nate Carson, Sunday, 11 October 2009 21:07 (3 years ago) Permalink
Went back to read in Lewisohn about the White Album outtakes iago g.'s mentioned above. I guess it goes by the name "Beatles Chat" but he doesn't explain much about it other than describing a few items included.
I did come across mention of a 6-track original version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (completely different performance from the final version) featuring backwards guitar and organ and a more subdued Harrison lead vocal. Would love to hear that!
― Adam Bruneau, Sunday, 11 October 2009 21:33 (3 years ago) Permalink
Sorry, Adam, I should have been more specific about its contents--it is first mentioned on page 12 of Lewisohn's The Beatles Recording Sessions, and described as "three tapes of out-takes and studio chatter [...] compiled at the Beatles' request" and then there are a few mentions throughout the book of the kinds of things on there. For instance, ML states that John runs through the original expletive-laden Sexy Sadie when it was still called Maharishi
― iago g., Sunday, 11 October 2009 21:45 (3 years ago) Permalink
That's on the "Purple Chick" white album page...
― Mark G, Monday, 12 October 2009 07:21 (3 years ago) Permalink
I think now my favorite is the first take of "Good Night" with John Lennon singing instead of Ringo.
Does this actually exist? I've read about it, but have never been able to get my hands on it.
― Darin, Monday, 12 October 2009 16:20 (3 years ago) Permalink
― Mark G, Monday, 12 October 2009 16:21 (3 years ago) Permalink
Hasn't been bootlegged, just I've kind of reached the point where my collection of studio outtakes is nearing saturation point and I'm also reading "Recording Sessions" for the first time ever so whenever I come across something that sounds nice I make a note of it and hope it eventually leaks. It's fun to dream, and besides, we recently got that 11-minute long "Revolution" so anything is possible now...
"Good Night" hasn't leaked but damn, that would be a wonderful listen! Also supposedly one of those really long "Helter Skelter" jams features Lennon on lead vocals...
― Adam Bruneau, Monday, 12 October 2009 17:25 (3 years ago) Permalink
There was an extended version of the pre-dubbed 'I am the Walrus' on a 'Miscellaneous Tracks' bootleg posted a few months ago (good cover photo - in the hollyhocks at St Pancras Old Church) which is well well seeking out.
The bass and drums is great, especially in the last 45 seconds or so.
― Bob Six, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 06:49 (3 years ago) Permalink
Yeah, must have.
I do have an excellent predub of that from the original "Unsurpassed masters" from when.
― Mark G, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 07:00 (3 years ago) Permalink
I think it was this one. I'd been looking for the long 'Think For Yourself' - getting the other stuff was just a happy accident
― Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 07:30 (3 years ago) Permalink
That's the one. Is the 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' version the fabled take with Paul's vocal?
― Bob Six, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 13:49 (3 years ago) Permalink