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Tag Archives: The White Album

#askNat – concerning Paul McCartney’s sheepdog Martha

For #askNat this week I have another message from Roger Tomlin in Augusta, Georgia who is after some info about a former pet owned by Paul McCartney. Take a look at what Roger has sent in: Hi Nat, At the risk of getting a little too deep into Beatles lore, I’ve always wondered about Paul […]

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 […]

#askNat – concerning the individual Beatles covering Beatles songs in the studio

This week I have an interesting challenge up for the #askNat segment from Elliott Marx. Read on to hear what Elliott has to say: For whatever reason, Bloomberg Radio still plays the goofy version of “Drive My Car” that Paul McCartney recorded with R.A.D.D. back in ’94 or so. It got me thinking about all […]

Beatles Rarity of the Week – “Sexy Sadie” (sessions composite)

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. In mid-February 1968, The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh India to study Transcendental Meditation as students and guests of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. While residing at his retreat near the foothills of the Himalayas, they attended their lectures but also had plenty of free time to relax, play […]

#askNat – concerning a speed/tempo change and other details about “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”

This week’s #askNat inquiry comes from Jack (or JB) from somewhere in the U.S. and the message I’m addressing from him goes like this: Greetings Nat, The White Album track, “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” starts fast, but the speed of the tape seems to slow down between 0:02-0:04. There’s the famous story of John Lennon growing frustrated […]

#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: […]