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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 – “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 […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “Got To Get You Into My Life” (without the brass)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. Although you may not gather it from a casual listen, Paul McCartney’s “Got To Get You Into My Life” was inspired by his appreciation of marijuana. A lot of studio time was spent on the song throughout the Revolver sessions with it being the second song they […]

The U.S. Albums Box Set – A final word on mixes used

This past week as the new Beatles box set The U.S. Albums was coming out, I published a little comparison of 37 tracks and whether certain aspects matched up with the versions heard on the original U.S. releases (see here). After word got out that this collection of 13 U.S. Beatles albums would largely be […]

The U.S. Albums Box Set – A comparison with the original Capitol releases

See an update to this information here. Last week I announced a few details about the upcoming 13-CD box set The U.S. Albums (full article here). I explained there how and why Apple has – at least for the most part – created each album by re-sequencing the remasters issued in 2009 instead of using […]