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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 […]

#askNat – concerning tapes recorded during the Get Back sessions, 1969

For this week’s #askNat entry everyone is getting their money’s worth as I am going through a series of 10 questions about the Get Back sessions tapes that comes in via email from Nick Vaggott. Hi Nat, I have questions about the many hours of audio from the Get Back sessions that are sourced from […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “Love Me Do” (unreleased Pop Go The Beatles performance)

Hello and welcome to this week’s Beatles Rarity of the Week, affectionately known as the BROW in more familiar circles. What a big year 1963 was for The Beatles. It was the first year that the British Isles discovered that they had a hot new group on their hands. By May of that year, the […]

#askNat – concerning if The Beatles referenced Hamburg in any of their songs

Hello and welcome to the next in the #askNat series. David Attar from Toronto, Canada is the source of this week’s message which goes like this: Hey Nat, I’ve always wondered why the Beatles didn’t reference Hamburg in any of their songs, especially since it was a very influential part of their lives and career. […]

#askNat – concerning The Beatles Christmas Shows of 1963-64

For this time around on #askNat I’ve pulled up another email message from Phil Boylett in the U.K. who has this to say: Hi Nat. Many thanks for answering my question about Billy Preston’s involvement in the Abbey Road album a little while ago. My new questions concerns the special Christmas shows that The Beatles […]