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#askNat – concerning the Sessions album

This week’s #askNat question comes from David over in the U.K. whose message sent to me a couple months back reads as follows: Hi Nat, Only recently found your site and since then have spent many happy hours enjoying your insight, info and tunes. Here’s a question for you: The Sessions album was going to […]

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 – “I Feel Fine” (German/Odeon duophonic mix)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. On the evening of October 6th, 1964 The Beatles were hard at work on completing their Beatles For Sale album. In a three hour session at EMI Studio 2 between 7 and 10pm, they recorded 5 takes of “Eight Days A Week” which was also being considered […]

#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 – “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey” (live at The Cavern, 1962)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. On both July 26 and August 1, 1962, a couple of Granada TV producers came out to Liverpool to check out the pre-Ringo Starr line-up of The Beatles at their Cavern Club performances. The Beatles were being considered for possible inclusion in a locally broadcast television program […]