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#askNat – concerning orchestrations from the Help! soundtrack

This week on #askNat I’m bringing up an inquiry from Leo McMichael of Blackwood, NJ concerning the instrumental tracks on the U.S. Help! soundtrack. Leo points out that several of the instrumentals heard in the actual film are not included on the soundtrack. Among others, these include Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” Beethoven’s 9th Symphony “Ode To […]

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (alternate stereo mix)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. On October 17, 1963, The Beatles must have been thrilled to find that they now had 4-track recording capability for the first time. No longer would they have to record all instruments live in the studio. Even though they still did it that way from time to […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “On The Wings Of A Nightingale” (demo)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. On January 3, 2014, Phil Everly of Everly Brothers fame died of complications with emphysema and bronchitis just before turning 75 years old. The Everly Brothers, consisting of Phil and his brother Don got their big break as musicians during the same year that a 16-year old […]

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “This One (Club Lovejoys Remix)”

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. In 1987 Paul McCartney began planning a new album and a world tour – something he had not done since the Wings days over a decade earlier. Step one would be to get together a band that he could work well with and take on tour. He […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “Mind Games” (early home demo)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. The title of this week’s BROW may be somewhat misleading in the sense that at the time of this early demo, the song was not even close lyrically to the song we came to know as “Mind Games” a few years later. Although “Mind Games” was released […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “Goodnight Vienna” (early rough mix)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week and since this will not only be the last BROW of 2013, but the last entry on the site – period – for this year, I want to make it something festive! In August of 1974, Ringo Starr rounded up the assistance of a few friends to […]