I have had it up to here waiting for the Beatles catalogue to be remastered

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What's the hold up? Does anybody have any information?

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:07 (fourteen years ago) link

up to where?

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:11 (fourteen years ago) link

I still listen to old LPs. Are the currently in print CD versions that horrible (and, if so, why not just buy them on vinyl)?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:12 (fourteen years ago) link

it's paul's fault. bless him.

but yeah you're right it takes the fckng p-ss doesn't it?

latest word is that magical mystery tour is coming out on dvd with all sorts of extra stuff. as if the actual movie isn't like 1 big 'extra' already.


piscesboy, Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:13 (fourteen years ago) link

"it's paul's fault"

What isn't, really?

OK, why is it Paul's fault?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:18 (fourteen years ago) link

well i mean it must be paul/ EMI's dithering and arsing around that's to blame, the other fabs are either
a) dead or b) couldnt *really* care less.

maybe it's a question of who's up to the job, george martin sure as heck isn't. god don't let them get ELO=guy in again.

meanwhile, this ere beatles 10-dvd anthology unofficial bootleg edition can be yours for $150 :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Original-BEATLES-Anthology-Directors-Cut-Real-10-DVDs_W0QQitemZ6430061859QQcategoryZ617QQssPageNameZWD2VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

must say i'm tempted

piscesboy, Wednesday, 7 September 2005 23:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Well, there was that first-five-American-Beatles-albums-before-the-band-demanded-UK-US-consistency-in-the-tracklistings box set which was some sort of start...although the purist in me rather just have proper remasters/issues of the original British albums/track listings w/ the surrounding singles as bonus tracks.

That said, Macca, Ono, the Harrison family, and Da Ringosta can take their time settling this. I plan to finally digitize and sell off the CDs while I can get 'em for at least $4+ each back.

donut Get Behind Me Carbon Dioxide (donut), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 23:15 (fourteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
Looks like it's coming:

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,70658-0.html?tw=rss.index

Brakhage (brakhage), Thursday, 13 April 2006 17:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Vague but sort of promising, I guess. The catalog does need CD remastering, badly, as the in-print CDs (except Let It Be Naked, and maybe that Yellow Submarine "songtrack" from a few years ago?) are all from that late-80s batch of early-generation CDs that gave CDs such a bad name. Mind you, I do think it's a wasted opportunity if they don't take the chance to delete Past Masters and Anthology, and just put all the singles and bonus stuff on second discs packed with the remasters...

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:10 (thirteen years ago) link

"I think it would be wrong to offer downloads of the old masters when I am making new masters," he said in a written statement submitted to the High Court in London earlier this month.

But it's not wrong to continue to sell them on cd?

Agree re Past Masters/Anthology but they're such cash cows that they're not going to do it.

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:26 (thirteen years ago) link

god remember the whole "anthology" phenomenon? those were awful.

amateurist0, Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:28 (thirteen years ago) link

I like the Past Masters CDs. Don't like the idea of Beatle albums being treated as mere collections of electronic data stuffed onto a compact disc. The problem, of course, is that CDs are too expensive. (Solution: buy old LPs.)

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:31 (thirteen years ago) link

I kind of like the anthologies sets, too, especially the first one.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, the anthologies are great. Second one for me, though.

everything, Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:34 (thirteen years ago) link

A good thing about the "anthologies" is they are a good depository for the alternate mixes/takes etc., which--let's be realistic here--most people really don't want to hear (or have piggy-backed onto pricey new editions).

Chairman Doinel (Charles McCain), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:42 (thirteen years ago) link

George isn't around to veto the inclusion of 'Carnival of Light' this time round.

Bob Six (bobbysix), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:45 (thirteen years ago) link

there is no reason to put the singles and alternate takes on the albums. if they just follow the capitol box model and do mono and stereo mixes of the albums (with better packaging of course) that will suffice.

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:48 (thirteen years ago) link

I vote for Badmotorscooter.

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Thursday, 13 April 2006 19:36 (thirteen years ago) link

How in the hell...Am I wasted?

Ah yes, the Beatles. I say buy the albums.

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Thursday, 13 April 2006 19:37 (thirteen years ago) link

The Past Masters comps on their own are fine - I think I'd rather listen to the first one than anything up to Revolver at least. If they are to re-issue the lot, The White Album is going to need a box set all to itself.

Lotta Continua (Damian), Thursday, 13 April 2006 20:09 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm sure Paul will get it out all again eventually so he can ramp the price up to another ridiculous extreme. And turn himself up in the remastering process.

It would be nice if they released the red and blue anthologies so that they were in modern slimline 2CD cases rather than the FUCKING MASSIVE and HORRIBLE ones that they are in now.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Thursday, 13 April 2006 21:53 (thirteen years ago) link

And in the case of the Red album, compiled on to a single, less overpriced, CD - the total running time of the 2CD set is just over 60mins. The asking price of £20-£30 is a piss take.

Michael Lambert (Michael Lambert), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:01 (thirteen years ago) link

which--let's be realistic here--most people really don't want to hear (or have piggy-backed onto pricey new editions)

Are the people not interested in paying for pricey new editions of things really the target market for remastered versions of CDs that are available in droves in used CD stores the world over?

Seriously, I don't see what's so much better (and less cash-cow-ish) about retaining Past Masters and Anthology. OK, so it's kind of cool to have all the singles in one place, but it also robs them of context AND presents a somewhat confusing picture for buyers, who can't figure out which album it is that has "I Want To Hold Your Hand" on it. The PM sets are also really oddly-balanced, anyway - not quite a greatest hits, not quite an odds-and-sods. The Anthologies are just plain obnoxious, especially the first one with all the talky-talky bits.

I guess I'm just coming from a perspective where, if they just remaster the CDs I'll take a pass because I have the LPs already. But if they sweeten the deal I just might think it over, at least for a couple, assuming they went ahead and added more outtake/live stuff. Granted, they would still be kind of weirdly-sequenced albums with one or two singles at the front followed by a bunch of obscurities.... okay, maybe keep Past Masters after all. But I REALLY think it makes more sense to get the unreleased and live material wedded on to the appropriate albums - if nothing else, it means getting MORE of it, right?

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:13 (thirteen years ago) link

"turn himself up in the remastering process"

What is an example where he has ever done this?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Firstly, as any fule kno, Beatles CDs are not very common 2nd hand, except for the Anthologies and the BBC thing.

Secondly, Paul has little need to turn himself up anyway. He took a lot of care, recording his bass lines on a single track and spent ages getting the sound right. Why not? It's his friggin songs for fuxake!

everything, Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:24 (thirteen years ago) link

wow I had no idea the Anthologies were so hated. I only have the 2nd and 3rd ones and think they're fantastic - where else would I hear this stuff? Surely its the highest quality source for "What's the New Mary Jane" or "You Know My Name Look Up the Number" and a host of other rarities.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:27 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't understand it either. Maybe it's just too much Beatles for some people? I've only got a couple of tiny quibbles with them and it's usually just those times when it gets a bit self-indulgent, like those different version of the Fool On The Hill. Paul is obviously so proud of them but I just can't take it.

everything, Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:31 (thirteen years ago) link

ppl just like to complain about the beatles, i guess.

anthology 2 is the best, what with the stoned cracking-up version of and your bird can sing and the gorgeous demos of strawberry fields. 3 is good for the white album stuff, and 1 is probably the only time any americans (me included) will ever hear any morecambe and wise.

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:38 (thirteen years ago) link

"as any fule kno, Beatles CDs are not very common 2nd hand, except for the Anthologies and the BBC thing."

Well, they are getting slightly more plentiful. In fact, I got most of my collection used. But, then again, I've been lucky. The worst thing about used Beatle cds is that stores priced higher than average (i.e. in the US 10-12 dollars vs. 7-9). Shopping around helps, and the prices have leveled off (and no doubt will continue)

I will concur regarding the Anthologies and the BBC, but--to cite my earlier post--alot of the people who bought them probably realized that they didn't listen to them as much as the regular LPs.

Chairman Doinel (Charles McCain), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:40 (thirteen years ago) link

The live stuff at the end of disc 1 and the beginning of disc 2 of Anthology 1 is really cool.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:41 (thirteen years ago) link

it's paul's fault. bless him.

Neil Aspinall is probably the one to blame.

Anyway, seems like some good news is finally coming up.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Man, I'm not hating on any of the contents of the Anthologies (aside from, again, the talky stuff on Anth1) - I LOVE the music on those discs, the glimpses into the recording studio, etc. And when I was 16 me and my Beatle buddy developed a substantial secret language out of the miscellaneous bits of studio chatter. "Sugar plum fairy, sugar plum fairy..."

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 13 April 2006 23:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Vague but sort of promising, I guess. The catalog does need CD remastering, badly, as the in-print CDs (except Let It Be Naked, and maybe that Yellow Submarine "songtrack" from a few years ago?) are all from that late-80s batch of early-generation CDs that gave CDs such a bad name.

While I agree that they need remastering, I don't neccessarily agree with your version of what they sounded like. The first four, sure, but the rest, particularly from "Sgt. Pepper" onwards, used state of the art remastering technology at the time, and sounded really impressive back then.

Only this is 20 years ago and a lot has happened since then.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 13 April 2006 23:08 (thirteen years ago) link

the Pepper cd sounds horrible against the vinyl version. The White Album stacks up ok but I got the 30th anniversary reissue not the original cd.

tremendoid (tremendoid), Thursday, 13 April 2006 23:25 (thirteen years ago) link

abby road still sounds really good. I'm sure a remastering will make it sound better but I listened to it yesterday carefully with headphones and was pretty blown away by how good it sounded.

I think the Anthologies are a pretty good distillation of the best stuff that makes up the two major bootleg series (ultra rare trax and, uh, whatever the other one is called; they have most of the same stuff on them). I could do w/out the talking on the first cd.

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 14 April 2006 17:44 (thirteen years ago) link

The Beatles are really smart to make people wait for every new issue. Keeps the interest up. When they are finally remastered it'll probably be on the cover of Time.

Mark (MarkR), Friday, 14 April 2006 19:58 (thirteen years ago) link

I assumed it was just a question of having to sort out all manner of legalities before anything happened in the Beatle world.

Lotta Continua (Damian), Friday, 14 April 2006 20:34 (thirteen years ago) link

What was interesting about the Anthology releases/phenomenon is that a lot of kids who were first getting into the band around that time all bought the Anthologies as if they were Greatest Hits Collections. I often see volumes of the Anthologies in people's collection as the only Beatles representation. "Just the b-sides, demos, and alternative takes for you eh?" They were hoodwinked!

ryan_w, Friday, 14 April 2006 20:46 (thirteen years ago) link

coincidentally (or perhaps not), michael jackson is also giving up his ownership of the publishing rights to sony this week, I think, to deal with some of his debt.

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 14 April 2006 20:52 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah i can imagine people getting suckered into the anthologies as some kind of definitive look at the beatles... that bluesy version of helter skelter is really wonderful. and the acoustic "across the universe".

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dave k, Friday, 14 April 2006 20:56 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm pretty sure The White Album will always sound best on vinyl.

billstevejim (billstevejim), Friday, 14 April 2006 21:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Are there any Beatle albums that don't?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Friday, 14 April 2006 21:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Okay, so in that case, why does there need to be such a rush to get them remastered?

billstevejim (billstevejim), Saturday, 15 April 2006 00:59 (thirteen years ago) link

I for one hear absolutely no difference.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Saturday, 15 April 2006 01:05 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

i mean it does take the piss doesn't it?

pisces, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:18 (twelve years ago) link

lo-lo-lo-looooots of piss, sir! :(

t**t, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:19 (twelve years ago) link

I bought Help for £1 in a charity shop the other week. It was cheap because the cover was ripped (and taped up again) and the vinyl's a bit crackly, but it's not scratched at all. Even with the crackles it sounds great - a lot better than the CD versions, The Night Before especially gaining an awful lot of character and energy. I too am amazed there's no proper CD remaster, I guess because people are still buying the current shonky versions.

The Wayward Johnny B, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 17:54 (twelve years ago) link

four weeks pass...

This footage
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=compleat+beatles
of 'The Compleat Beatles' (snappy 1984 cheaply-made proto-ANTHOLOGY movie, shot on film and narrated by Malcolm Mcdowell) is
making me anticipate this happening all the more.

pisces, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:02 (twelve years ago) link

It will happen before or since, but apparently at still takes time.

I expected they'd at least do "Sgt. Pepper" in June this year to coincide with its 40th anniversary, but they did't.

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:06 (twelve years ago) link

But at least, with the current trend for remasters, the ultimate edition will be better. I hope they will do like The Bee Gees and Monkees remasters, and put out 2CDs with the stereo version + bonus tracks in stereo on one and the mono version + bonus tracks in mono on the other one.

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:07 (twelve years ago) link

"Hey guys? Could you not hang your jacket up on the patch cords?"

"You don't talk to a Beatle like that!"

pplains, Sunday, 29 September 2019 00:29 (two weeks ago) link

John may have brought his girlfriend in, but Paul wore the vest.

pplains, Sunday, 29 September 2019 00:30 (two weeks ago) link

lol @ this Maxwell's outtake, no wonder Lennon and Harrison reportedly hated these sessions. Macca's farting about is his cutesy worst.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:44 (one week ago) link

ok one concrete thing: amazing drumming all over this record and the remix really brings it out

finally listened to all these and damn this is otm. ppl who diss Ringo are insane, I would kill to have a drummer that heavy and fluid.

Οὖτις, Friday, 11 October 2019 15:19 (four days ago) link

totally.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 October 2019 01:56 (three days ago) link

Thirded. It’s almost as if they are repeating something they heard somebody say and haven’t actually bothered to listen to the records.

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:00 (three days ago) link

Never trust a drummer who disses Ringo

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:00 (three days ago) link

I heard a great story from a friend - maybe this is common knowledge? - about the writing of "Ob-la di, ob-la-da." John was apparently totally smacked out when Paul presented the song to him. Paul was struggling with how it should begin, and supposedly John roused himself over to the piano and goes "why don't you just start it like this?" and did the little introduction bit before slumping into a haze again.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:09 (three days ago) link

I've heard that story though not with the smack bit..

akm, Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:31 (three days ago) link

I just read past those sessions in the Complete Beatles Recording Sessions book, and it doesn’t mention it (not surprising in a book with an intro by McCartney). But I think it did say that multiple studio staff remember the ob-la-first sessions as the starting point of bickering, beginning of the end, etc.

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:42 (three days ago) link

They first recorded a version of it with the three of them playing acoustic guitars. That version had session player overdubs and everything.

timellison, Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:52 (three days ago) link

The Lennon on piano version was the second attempt.

timellison, Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:53 (three days ago) link

July 8, 1968, ob-la-di, ob-la-da, takes 1-12, studio 2, 5pm-3am

Richard Lush: "after about four or five nights doing 'ob-la-di, ob-la-da', john lennon came to the session really stoned, totally out of it on something or other, and he said 'Alright, we're gonna do 'ob-la-di, ob-la-da'. he went straight to the piano and smashed the keys with an almighty amount of volume, twice the speed of how they'd done it before, and said 'this is IT! come ON!" he was really aggravated. that was the version they ended up using."

as regretful as it may seem now, the beatles' split in 1970 was acrimonious, and many observers attribute the break-up to having started during sessions for The Beatles. to a man, the staff working with the group inside Abbey Road confirm this. the sessions were becoming tangibly tense and fraught, and tempers were being lost more easily and more frequently than ever before. it should be stressed that not all sessions were conducted in this atmosphere, but certainly a good many were. and they would continue in this way until the end of the group."

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:53 (three days ago) link

sorry, that's unclear: the part i just quoted was takes 1-12 of the remake - as tim mentioned, they started with session players on previous days, and then ditched those before starting the remake.

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:55 (three days ago) link

Was Nicky Hopkins one of the session men?

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 12 October 2019 14:12 (three days ago) link

I don't think so; I believe the only Beatles session Hopkins played on was "Revolution" (the single/b-side version).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 12 October 2019 14:35 (three days ago) link

The best version of Revolution is the TV performance

Οὖτις, Saturday, 12 October 2019 14:41 (three days ago) link

Great version yeah, although i always thought they were miming to a backing track on that but maybe singing live. Maybe it's all live though i dunno.

piscesx, Saturday, 12 October 2019 15:15 (three days ago) link

Like the "Hey Jude" from the same show, they're singing live, but miming playing.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 12 October 2019 15:20 (three days ago) link

Yeah, but the extra vocals add just that special somethin imo

Οὖτις, Saturday, 12 October 2019 15:26 (three days ago) link

I agree, the "shoobeedoobee" etc. is a great addition, and Paul really goes for it with his "alright!"s near the end.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 12 October 2019 15:58 (three days ago) link

The « shoobeedooha » are on the album version too but yeah that « live » version is fantastic, dirty, loud, exciting and indeed Paul is awesome on it. One of their greatest moments imo.

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 12 October 2019 16:58 (three days ago) link

Proving it was possible to shoot a great performance of the band at Twickenham !

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 12 October 2019 17:00 (three days ago) link

Now I’m wondering if there’s a mix of that version that includes Paul and George’s backing vocals.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 12 October 2019 17:42 (three days ago) link

(a studio mix, I mean)

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 12 October 2019 17:42 (three days ago) link

is I Want You/She's So Heavy a Zeppelin pastiche (Dazed and Confused, How Many More Times etc.)?

Οὖτις, Monday, 14 October 2019 14:23 (yesterday) link

always wondered about/suspected something like that

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 14 October 2019 15:10 (yesterday) link

hum. interesting. I always thought it was influenced by Santana and like Deep Purple.
But LZ would make sense too.

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 14 October 2019 15:52 (yesterday) link

They absolutely succeeded at recording a long song

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 14 October 2019 15:56 (yesterday) link

Ha, exactly

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 14 October 2019 15:57 (yesterday) link

it's not just that it's long - the riff at the end is sort of an ascending inversion of the descending Dazed and Confused riff, and has the same general tempo/rhythm.

Οὖτις, Monday, 14 October 2019 16:06 (yesterday) link

Dazed and Confused also flirts with tedium

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 14 October 2019 16:12 (yesterday) link

haha yeah it is uh not my favorite Zep tune

Οὖτις, Monday, 14 October 2019 16:16 (yesterday) link

I'm not sure how aware the Beatles would have been of Santana during the AR sessions, as Santana really wasn't known much outside of California until Woodstock and the release of their first album in August '69, which was when--after several months of work--the finishing touches were being put on "I Want You".

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 14 October 2019 16:24 (yesterday) link

The verse part does have a bit of a Black Magic Woman groove, would they have been listening to early Fleetwood Mac?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 14 October 2019 16:31 (yesterday) link

John Paul Jones and Page were such insider London studio dudes I'm sure the Beatles would have known them

They surely knew The Yardbirds

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 14 October 2019 16:37 (yesterday) link

They were definitely listening to Fleetwood Mac--"Sun King" was a particular nod to "Albatross".

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 14 October 2019 16:57 (yesterday) link

who is playing organ on this I Want You/She's So Heavy outtake anyway? Is that Preston? cuz that playing is p wild.

Οὖτις, Monday, 14 October 2019 19:08 (yesterday) link

Yep, Billy's on that and on "Something." Weirdly, he's not credited on the sleeve.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 14 October 2019 19:11 (yesterday) link

I mean, they co-credited him on a single -- the only non-Beatle to get that treatment -- but didn't list him in the thank-yous on Abbey Road...?

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 14 October 2019 19:13 (yesterday) link

Thanks for confirming that was Preston, was wondering the same thing this morning. That outtake version is so killer with the organ.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 14 October 2019 19:47 (yesterday) link

There's a story that has George asking Bonham why Zep never did ballads, and Page is said to have written Rain Song is response, with the opening a nod to "Something"

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 14 October 2019 19:48 (yesterday) link

That outtake version is so killer with the organ.

it's definitely the most striking/interesting of the outtakes, a no-brainer to make it the opener

Οὖτις, Monday, 14 October 2019 19:49 (yesterday) link

organ playing also reminded me of JPJ tbh. It's definitely not the way Paul, John or George played organ.

Οὖτις, Monday, 14 October 2019 19:50 (yesterday) link

John Lennon on Led Zeppelin

Q: “Do you think in terms of feelings? Do you think of music, popular music, in terms of emotional reaction as opposed to saying something…”
JOHN: “I think in any of those terms. You know, I just think it’s either something I like or don’t like or it’s heavy or it’s light. I like heavy music, I call it rock. I like Zeppelin, I’ve only heard a couple you know, they’re okay.

Lennon said this about them :
“I don’t really know much of what they’re about. But one thing’s for sure, Jimmy Page is a bloody good guitarist”.

Darin, Monday, 14 October 2019 21:23 (yesterday) link

it's definitely the most striking/interesting of the outtakes, a no-brainer to make it the opener

I've only got the 2xCD version, where it lands closer to the middle, but still definitely my favorite of the outtakes I've heard.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 14 October 2019 21:25 (yesterday) link

I thought it was the of the outtakes in the tracklisting? idk

Οὖτις, Monday, 14 October 2019 21:27 (yesterday) link

I'm not sure how aware the Beatles would have been of Santana during the AR sessions, as Santana really wasn't known much outside of California until Woodstock and the release of their first album in August '69, which was when--after several months of work--the finishing touches were being put on "I Want You".

Ah yeah, thanks, I had never compared the dates. So "I Want You" is definitely not inspired by Santana then !

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 13:33 (six hours ago) link


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