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Video segment highlighting a specific Beatles-related vinyl record.

Record Roundup #5 – “Let It Be,” 1970 Apple single

Let It Be, U.S. picture sleeve, 1970

Record Roundup is back this week after a long break with a mini-documentary on the Apple Records single “Let It Be,” originally released in March 1970. “Let It Be” was to be the last single by The Beatles before their official split the following month. Find out some additional details about this record, the break-up and more, before I place a copy of the disc on my portable turntable and play it through for you to listen to just like it was done in the old days.

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Extra info: For additional Record Roundups, first click the Categories tab in the top of the right sidebar on this page and then click Record Roundup in the menu (or just click here).

Here are some Amazon links to read more on, or purchase, some music related to this post:

1) Past Masters 2009 remaster of this 2-CD compilation of Beatles non-album tracks, including the single version of “Let It Be” and it’s b-side “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number).”

2) Let It Be – 2009 CD remaster of original 1970 Apple LP featuring the slightly longer album version of the title track, “Let It Be.”

3) Let It Be… Naked – 2003 CD of “naked” version of Let It Be LP with many production enhancements added by Phil Spector on the original removed for a cleaner sound. Features alternate version of title track, “Let It Be.”

4) More Amazon links for any of your favorite Beatles-related music: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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Record Roundup #4 – “Ticket To Ride,” Capitol U.S. single, 1965

Ticket To Ride, U.S. picture sleeve, 1965

Record Roundup makes a return this week with a focus on the U.S. Capitol single “Ticket To Ride.” The Beatles released this in April 1965 as a lead off single for their upcoming Help! LP and feature film. As before, I fill in some details about the record for you, using various clips and information, before whipping it out and spinning it on the turntable myself for old times sake.

Note: The video clip has been removed because it has content that is owned or licensed by Apple Corps Ltd. As a result, the video has been blocked on YouTube from which this file was originally embedded.

Ticket To Ride U.S. single on turntable

Ticket To Ride U.S. single on turntable

Here are some Amazon links to read more on, or purchase, some music related to this post:

1) Help! – 2009 stereo remastered CD of original 1965 LP Help! featuring “Ticket To Ride.”

2) The Beatles 1 – 2011 CD remaster of original 2000 compilation of 27 #1 hits by The Beatles, including stereo version of “Ticket To Ride.”

3) Help! – 2007 2-DVD fully restored version of original 1965 Help! film including a second disc of bonus features and deluxe packaging. Includes full color clip of “Ticket To Ride.”

4) More Amazon links for any of your favorite Beatles-related music: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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Record Roundup #3 – “Give Peace A Chance,” the first Plastic Ono Band record, 1969

Give Peace A Chance US 45 picture sleeve

Welcome to the third episode of Record Roundup! This time around the focus turns to John Lennon’s first single apart from The Beatles. Just as before I’ve put together a “mini-movie” of sorts where I will discuss some details and the historical impact of this song and it’s message. Afterwards I’ll drop it on the turntable and give it a spin just like some of used to do back in 1842. Enjoy!

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Here are some Amazon links to read more on, or purchase, some music related to this post:

1) Power To The People: The Hits
– 2010 remastered hits collection including “Give Peace A Chance.”

2) More Amazon links for any of your favorite Beatles-related music: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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Record Roundup #2 – “Love Me Do” (Parlophone R-4949)

Love Me Do Parlophone 45 label

This week instead of the the VOW, I’m continuing with a new series called Record Roundup, which made it’s debut last week, showcasing the U.S. Capitol “I Want To Hold Your Hand” single. This week the featured record is the British Parlophone “Love Me Do” single, which as many of you know is The Beatles very first record other than the recordings where they were only backing up Tony Sheridan. Just like last time, I’ll give a quick talk about the record before spinning it up on a real honest to goodness portable turntable, just like it was done in the sixties. You can think of this as sort of an infomercial made back in the day to promote the 45. Enjoy!

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Here are some Amazon links to read more on, or purchase, some music related to this post:

1) Past Masters (Remastered) 2009 remastered 2-CD compilation of The Beatles non-album tracks, featuring the single version of “Love Me Do” with Ringo Starr on drums.

2) The Beatles 1 – 2011 remastered version of original 2000 compilation of Beatles #1 singles, including “Love Me Do” with session drummer Andy White on drums and Ringo Starr playing tambourine.

3) Please Please Me (Remastered) – 2009 remaster of original 1963 British LP including “Love Me Do” with session drummer Andy White on drums and Ringo Starr playing tambourine.

4) More Amazon links for any of your favorite Beatles-related music: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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Record Roundup #1 – “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (Capitol 5112)

I Want To Hold Your Hand US 45 picture sleeve

Each week on TheBeatlesRarity.com I post a Beatles-related video feature called “VOW” (for Video Of The Week). VOWs have been coming out on Fridays for the past couple of years but as of this week have moved to Thursdays.

This week, however, as sort of a departure from VOW, I’m introducing a new segment called Record Roundup. The idea is to highlight a specific Beatles-related record and after a bit of quick information about it, I’ll give it a spin on the turntable, just like some of us used to do in the old days. As implied by the title, this first Record Roundup is about Capitol’s “I Want To Hold Your Hand” single released in America. Of course, I welcome any comments on what your thoughts are on Record Roundup, so if you watch it and have an opinion, let me hear from you!

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Here are some Amazon links to read more on, or purchase, some music related to this post:

1) The Beatles 1 – 2011 remastered version of original 2000 compilation of stereo versions of the Beatles #1 singles, including “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”

2) The Capitol Albums Vol. 1 2004 remaster of 4 Capitol albums (stereo and mono versions) by The Beatles originally released in 1964. Includes the Meet The Beatles! album containing both the stereo and mono (as appears on the single) mix of “I Want To Hold Your Hand” heard here.

3) More Amazon links for any of your favorite Beatles-related music: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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