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#askNat – concerning the lost recordings of The Beatles

For this week on #askNat I want to respond to a message I received from Keith Malkowski from Milwaukee, WI. Keith wrote to me back in late January and due to my backlog of questions am only getting to it now – so thank you for your patience Keith! Anyway, here is what he’s sent […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – Memphis, Tennessee (first BBC performance, 1962)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week, which more often I refer to using its more affectionate name, BROW. This week’s BROW, like many others, is a follow-up to another posted earlier. As a matter of fact, it is a follow-up to two earlier BROWs and I’ll point out which ones a little later […]

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “Money (That’s What I Want)” (Saturday Club performance, 1964)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. One week before The Beatles flew to Paris for a scheduled gig at the Olympia Theatre, they managed to whip out another set of recordings for the BBC program Saturday Club. The date was January 7th, 1964 and the group convened at the Playhouse Theatre in London […]

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “I Am The Walrus” (U.S. Rarities mix)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. One of the things that many Beatles fans like to do is compare the differences between various versions of their favorite Beatles songs. These differences can occur between different ways the tracks are mixed, edited or mastered in the studio and there are also plenty of versions […]

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “It Won’t Be Long” (monitor mix of take 7)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. After The Beatles’ made history by recording their entire 14-track debut LP Please Please Me in one day on February 11, 1963 (save the 4 singles tracks), things were to be handled differently. The incredible success of The Beatles in 1963 kept the band very busy. With […]

#askNat – concerning studio modifications to “This Boy”

This time around on #askNat, I have a message from Rich Upton from Austin, Texas who says: Reading about the poor edit on the 8-track tape version of the “Sgt. Pepper” reprise got me to thinking about another poor edit in one of my favorite Beatles cuts, “This Boy.”  It’s right after the bridge, just before […]