3.9.2022 – # 128 – 20-22u

  1. MILES DAVIS – Ife (rec. live NYC 1972 – In Concert)
  2. FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI – Look and Laugh (edited) (rec. 1986 – Teacher, Don’t Teach Me No Nonsense)
  3. NUCLEUS – Rat’s Bag (rec. 1975; rel. 2022 – Live At The BBC)
  4. MILES DAVIS – Black Satin (rec. 1972; remixed 2007 – EP: Evolution Of The Groove)
  5. THE BEATLES IN THEIR OWN WORDS – Super Deluxe Edition – Episode 8: ‘Let It Be’ to ‘Abbey Road’ 1969

This Oral History should be listen to, preferably combined with the Red aka. ‘1962 – 1966’ and Blue aka. ‘1967 – 1970’ compilation double-albums, issued originally in 1973 by Apple. Most of the songs included on these albums are presented here in an alternative version: demo, outtake or live recording. Most songs not included on these albums are presented in their master take version, as used for the B-side of official singles and the original albums in the UK.

We used some original 1987 cd-mixes, however in most instances the 2009 remixes, but for ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and ‘The Beatles’ aka. ‘the White Album’ the new Giles Martin-50th Anniversary remixes of resp. 2017 and 2018 were used.

All studio sessions were recorded at EMI Recording Studios, Abbey Road, St. Johns Wood, London, except if indicated otherwise.

Data about take-numbers are from the 2005 Bounty Books-edition of Mark Lewisohn’s definitive ‘The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions – The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years 1962 – 1970’, originally published by Hamlyn/Octopus Publishing Group in 1988. This was cross-checked with the Beatles Music History – website : http://www.beatlesebooks.com/ , and some other sources, such as the recording notes of the 50th Anniversary SDE’s.

All songs are in italics. All comment are in roman (straight). Important milestones are in bold.

  1. Intro: A Beginning (unused intro, Abbey Road Studios, 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3) + John: ‘… we were just Four Guys, … that’s all…’ (Rolling Stone-interview NYC, 8.12.1970 – Anthology 1)
  2. John, Paul, Ringo and John during and on the Let It Be recordings
  3. All Things Must Pass (rehearsal – Apple Sessions – 1969 – Let It Be 50th  Anniversary Edition)
  4. Ringo and Paul on the break-up
  5. Two of Us (take 4 – Apple Sessions – 1969 – Let It Be 50th Anniversary Edition)
  6. Ringo and George on the Twickenham film sessions
  7. The Long And Winding Road (Take 19)or(Naked-version or Anthology 3) ?          John: that’s lovely
  8. Excerpt of group discussion …
  9. Paul on the ‘big concert’ rooftop
  10. Get Back (rooftop) from YT
  11. Don’t Let Me Down (Past Masters, Vol. 2)
  12. John: ‘it’s a bed in’ for ‘Peace’(from ‘Bed Peace’)
  13. Gimme Some Truth (Apple Sessions 50th)
  14. John on non violence (from ‘Bed Peace’)
  15. The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Take 7 – Apple Sessions 50th)
  16. George: ‘… painful …’
  17. Let it Be (Naked-version)
  18. George Martin on ‘the last record’
  19. Paul on the ‘Abbey Road’ recordings
  20. Come Together (Anthology 3)
  21. George and Ringo on the ‘Abbey Road’ recordings
  22. Something (Anthology 3)
  23. Paul on John and Yoko
  24. John: ‘… together for 10 years …’
  25. I Want You (master take – Abbey Road)
  26. Ringo and George: ‘… self-destruct …’
  27. Because (master take – Abbey Road)
  28. John, Paul and George on the mismanagement of Apple
  29. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (rehearsal – Get Back Sessions 50th)
  30. Neil Aspinall on Allen Klein
  31. Ringo and Paul on the ‘awkward 3-to-one thing’ about Klein
  32. You Never Gave Me Your Money (master take – Abbey Road)
  33. Neil Aspinall on what changed at Apple
  34. George: ‘… the game was up…’
  35. George Martin: ‘… a very happy album’
  36. Here Comes the Sun (AR Sessions cd 2 – Abbey Road 50th)
  37. Ringo: ‘… it’s was really magical …’
  38. George: ‘… the nervous systems …’
  39. Paul: ‘… love, peace, understanding …’
  40. John: ‘… it’s not a great disaster …’
  41. ‘… The Beatles were Magic and nothing like them before or since !’
  42. The End (master take – Abbey Road)
  43. Outro: Good Night (take 34, edited – 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3)