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Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “Ticket To Ride” (raw studio tape)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. On Monday, February 15, 1965, exactly one week before they would fly to the Bahamas to begin filming their yet untitled second movie, The Beatles met up at Abbey Road Studios to record some songs for the film and it’s soundtrack. The week ended up as a […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “Tell Me Why” (original U.S. duophonic soundtrack mix)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. I want to do something this week in keeping with A Hard Day’s Night turning 50 years old – not to mention the new remastered Blu-Ray DVD set. Fifty years old! Can you believe it! But first I want to bring up how back in January 2014, […]

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “Come And Get It” (true stereo demo, 1969)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. In late winter/early spring 1969 Ringo Starr along with Peter Sellers, Raquel Welch and John Cleese were busy on the set of the British comedy film The Magic Christian. Ringo had decided to further his acting career by starring in his second non-Beatles movie. By June, it […]

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “Get Back” (sung by George Harrison)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. When American R&B artist Doris Troy signed up with Apple Records in 1969 there was a lot of work to be done. It was a case of friends and fellow musicians helping each other out as both she and George Harrison were helping Billy Preston with his […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “Can’t Buy Me Love” (take 1)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. This week’s entry is sort of an addendum to an earlier BROW where I give a little bit of background info on the recording of “Can’t Buy Me Love” which occurred in Paris on January 29th, 1964 (see that post here). Initially in the studio to record […]

#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 […]