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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Last month I announced here that on January 20, 2014 (Jan. 21 in U.S.), Apple will release The US Albums – a new Beatles 13-CD box set that contains mono and stereo versions of all of the unique Capitol albums released by The Beatles. Since then, The Beatles Rarity Headquarters has been inundated with […]
First off, coming up on December 17, 2013, an Itunes exclusive collection of over two hours of Beatles music from 1963 that was previously only available via the bootleg market. It’s titled Bootleg Recordings 1963. Tracks 16-57 are taken from BBC radio recordings that were not issued on either Apple compilation (Live At The […]
On #askNat this week I’m getting to a follow-up question from James Dryden in Los Angeles whose previous question pertained to instances where John Lennon or George Harrison played bass on a Beatles recording instead of Paul McCartney, who customarily handles that instrument (see that post here). This time James wants to know about instances […]