|1. A Beginning|
|2. Happiness Is A Warm Gun|
|3. Helter Skelter|
|4. Mean Mr Mustard|
|5. Polythene Pam|
|6. Glass Onion|
|9. Honey Pie|
|10. Don't Pass Me By|
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|1. I've Got A Feeling|
|2. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window|
|3. Dig A Pony|
|4. Two Of Us|
|5. For You Blue|
|6. Teddy Boy|
|7. Rip It Up (Medley)|
|8. The Long And Winding Road|
|9. Oh! Darling|
|10. All Things Must Pass|
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The widely-distributed bootleg of George singing While My Guitar Gently Weeps, with accompaniment by Paul on organ is included, as is George's early version of All Things Must Pass. The Beatles made about 100 takes of Not Guilty, but eventually decided not to include it on their double album. It is a better song than some that did make it into the 1968 White album, and worth hearing how it was done by The Beatles, though you can also hear George's own version on his 1979 eponymously named album.
Rumours have it that the original version of Let It Be [originally named Get Back] will be released in 2003. But you can hear some of the original album here with the singalong version of Teddy Boy [with John's sarcastic comments in the background], the shorter version of I Me Mine, the original arrangement of Dig A Pony and the simpler version of Long and Winding Road.
Because sounds stunning as an a cappella version: it must be the most inventive vocal harmony The Beatles ever sang.
Highly recommended: you won't want to listen to this album every day, but it is fun to dig it out and play these alternative versions from time to time.
This features an entire CD full of the White Album sessions with many never before released songs like "Not Guilty", "Step Inside Love", and "What's the New Mary Jane". It also features great sounding demos like "Don't Pass Me By", "Hey Jude", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Glass Onion" (with some hilariously bizarre touches!) and Julia (it's a scream to hear Paul interrupt John by giving him advice!).
The 2nd CD features highlights from the Let It Be and Abbey Road sessions. Premonition makes its way here as there are songs included later to make it onto solo records like "Teddy Boy" and "All Things Must Pass". Highlights include "I Me Mine", "Oh! Darling", "Come and Get It", "Because" and of course "The End". Best line: "You bounder! You cheat!" Enjoy this collection, since there won't be more rarities from the Beatles any time soon.
How come we've never heard Not Guilty before, a gem. To me it's like listening to a new Beatles release. The highlight of this CD is She Came in Through the Bathroom Window. So different from the Abbey Road version and yet more haunting. Macca is one helluva a singer, be it rock or ballad. That's much the same for John. They appear to have three or four voices each hidden in there.
Let's not forget George, Something and While my Guitar Gently Weeps almost move you to tears.
The only downside are Ringo's songs (sorry Ringo). A great drummer, just listen to Come Together, but a songwriter, no.
Go out and buy this and all the other Beatles albums. They defined a decade and a lot of their music is still relevant today. I wish they were all still here.
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