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Tag Archives: The Beatles

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 […]

#askNat – concerning why John Lennon’s “India, India” was not used in the Anthology project

This week on #askNat we are hearing from Matt Doran of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Here is what Matt has to say: Hey Happy Nat, When the remaining Beatles got the demos for the Anthology, why didn’t they use “India , India?” To me that demo was complete, with no visible noise and John’s voice is […]

Beatles Rarity of The Week – “Heart On My Sleeve” (Ringo Starr live television performance, 1978)

Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. I’m not really sure when you’ll be reading this but at the time it posts it will be Ringo Starr’s 74th birthday, so the focus will naturally be on this kind and famous soul who was not only The Beatles’ drummer but an essential ingredient in their […]

#askNat – concerning the ‘train music’ heard in A Hard Day’s Night

I have been getting lots of mail lately about A Hard Day’s Night; I guess due mainly to the popularity of the new reissue of it that just hit the stores last month. One of the questions that keeps popping up concerns the untitled track that springs forth from Ringo Starr’s transistor radio in the […]

A few notes concerning the new 2014 Criterion Collection edition of A Hard Day’s Night

In celebration of it’s 50th Anniversary, the new Criterion Collection re-issue of The Beatles first movie A Hard Day’s Night has now been issued on Blu-Ray and DVD. Released on June 24, 2014 the deluxe edition includes an 80 page book with plenty of photo stills from the film and others from the shooting. Unlike […]