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#askNat – concerning why John Lennon’s “India, India” was not used in the Anthology project

This week on #askNat we are hearing from Matt Doran of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Here is what Matt has to say: Hey Happy Nat, When the remaining Beatles got the demos for the Anthology, why didn’t they use “India , India?” To me that demo was complete, with no visible noise and John’s voice is […]

#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 the individual Beatles covering Beatles songs in the studio

This week I have an interesting challenge up for the #askNat segment from Elliott Marx. Read on to hear what Elliott has to say: For whatever reason, Bloomberg Radio still plays the goofy version of “Drive My Car” that Paul McCartney recorded with R.A.D.D. back in ’94 or so. It got me thinking about all […]

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “Sexy Sadie” (sessions composite)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. In mid-February 1968, The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh India to study Transcendental Meditation as students and guests of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. While residing at his retreat near the foothills of the Himalayas, they attended their lectures but also had plenty of free time to relax, play […]

#askNat – concerning a speed/tempo change and other details about “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”

This week’s #askNat inquiry comes from Jack (or JB) from somewhere in the U.S. and the message I’m addressing from him goes like this: Greetings Nat, The White Album track, “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” starts fast, but the speed of the tape seems to slow down between 0:02-0:04. There’s the famous story of John Lennon growing frustrated […]

Jonathan Meine discusses OxTango Music’s Star Club Remasters

Intro… OxTango Music is releasing a newly-remastered 2-CD set of The Beatles recordings made at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany in December, 1962. The sound of what was originally low-fidelity recordings made while testing the PA system at the venue is improved to a point that I personally never thought possible. I spoke on […]