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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 […]

#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 […]

The Beatles in Mono 14-LP vinyl box set due out on September 9, 2014

The long-awaited mono counterpart to the 16-LP stereo Beatles album collection of remasters issued in November 2012 is finally here – or at least will be on September 9th. The Beatles’ official website explains that while the Beatles in Mono CD box set was remastered with digital technology in 2009, the vinyl for the new […]

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 American supporting musicians on Beatles records

This week’s #askNat entry is sort of a follow-up to one earlier in the year concerning Billy Preston’s part on The Beatles’ Abbey Road album (see that post here). Site follower Elliott Marx of Chatsworth, CA commented on that one with a related question. Pointing out that Billy is American, this is what Elliott asks: […]

#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 […]