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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 – “Norwegian Wood” (take 4)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week, known in more familiar circles as the BROW. For this week I’m taking a look at the Rubber Soul track “Norwegian Wood” which John Lennon began to compose early in 1965 during the height of his Bob Dylan influence. Beatles producer George Martin recalls a late January […]

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 […]

#askNat – concerning a longer version of “Flying”

It’s time for another in the #askNat series and this week I’ve got a message from Patrick Flynn in Washington, DC that I want to share. Read on: Nat: I recently came across two “extended” versions of “Flying” on YouTube. One 9.5 minutes long and one almost 12 minutes long. Are these actual alternate extended […]

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – “Wait” (early rough take)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. Last Thursday’s #askNat entry concerning the Help! movie got me thinking about that era and the music The Beatles were recording around this time. As most of you are aware, the seven new Beatles songs heard in the film were not the only ones recorded during this […]

#askNat – concerning the dedication given for the Help! film

This week on the 4th of July #askNat I respond to a message sent in all the way from Brazil back in April. It comes from Anisio Brandao Machado Jr. who says: Dear Nat, I have two curiosities about the end of the movie Help! Why does it indicate at the end credits that the […]