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Beatles Rarity of the Week – “Day Tripper” (takes 2 & 3)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. After enjoying a couple days off, The Beatles convened at EMI on Saturday October 16th, 1965 for an afternoon session to begin work on the first track for their next single – a song called “Day Tripper.” The song was mainly written by John Lennon and features […]

#askNat – concerning the first stereo appearance of the tracks on Beatles singles

Last week on #askNat I responded to a question from Elias in Argentina but it was only the first of two issues on his mind that were sent together. I’m addressing his second question this week and it goes like this: I enjoyed your article on The Beatles’ mono/stereo preferences. Could you give an account […]

#askNat – concerning the German translations of “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You”

This time around on #askNat I have a question sent in from Phill Boylett in the U.K. who is no stranger to my traditional weekly question-answer spot. This is Phill’s fourth question I’ve covered since 2012. Here is what he’s got for us this week: Hi Nat, Phill from the U.K. here again. My question […]

#askNat – concerning “Revolution” vs. “Revolution 1”

Hello all. This week’s #askNat leads me to a question sent in from Geoff Bado of Philadelphia who writes: Hey Nat! Goes without saying that I love the site. Question about “Revolution” – The story about the slow version and how it blended into “Revolution 9” is well known. And we all know that John Lennon […]

Upcoming re-issue of classic Beatles EP

Record Store Day will fall on November 28 this year (2014) and among the special releases will be a re-issue of the original British mono EP Long Tall Sally which made it’s first appearance on Parlophone Records on June 19, 1964. Of all of The Beatles EPs released by EMI/Parlophone in the sixties, this was […]

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 […]