Monday, 27 April 2015

The stereo Star Club

The Beatles: Zu Laut! Live at the Star Club Hamburg
The same people who recently released the ultimate BBC upgrade collection now have made available a mock stereo version of The Beatles Live at The Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, 1962.
The digital stereo processing allows you to discern each instrument better than previous mono releases of the material.
The new release is a 2CD + 1DVD package with the title "The Beatles: Zu Laut! Live at the Star Club Hamburg".

Track listing of the two CDs
The DVD contains a load of 1966 interviews with Peter Eckhorn, Manfred Weissleder, Hans Walther Braun (who plays part of his tape) and Bettina the barmaid from the Star Club. For the first time, these interviews have been translated and are presented with selectable subtitles on the disc. It also has an an 80 minute slideshow with about 200 photos covering their time in Hamburg from 1960 to 1962, set to the soundtrack of the CDs, plus an onscreen transcript of what is being sung and spoken. The transcript shows up on screen by default but you can disable it if you just want to watch the pictures. Other material on the dvd includes: archival footage of the Reeperbahn and Grosse Freiheit, a guided tour of the Grosse Freiheit with Tony Sheridan, the 1972 Nationwide feature on the Star Club Tapes, a five minute sequence shot inside the Star Club for the tv series Hafenpolizei in 1962, footage shot inside the Top Ten and Star Club in 1966, Bruno Koschmider's films of the Bambi, Indra and Kaiserkeller; and colour footage of the Reeperbahn and Grosse Freiheit from 1959.

The CD/DVD package has been provided free of charge from the same community of Beatles fans and collectors that gave us the BBC collection. No doubt it will soon be ripped off by bootleggers. Since the Star Club recordings were made in the out-of-copyright-in-EU year of 1962, it may even be released legally in Europe.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Rare Apple pressing of Delaney & Bonnie LP for sale

The rare Delaney & Bonnie record.
Parlogram Records are ebaying an excellent condition 1969 UK pressing of 'SAPCOR 7', "The Original Delaney and Bonnie" LP. This is the rarest item in the Apple catalogue. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends were a Rock/Soul Group fronted by husband & wife duo Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, and in early 1969 they signed to Elektra Records to record their second album 'Accept No Substitutes'. The album was recorded at Elektra's recording studio and on hearing pre-release tapes of the album, George Harrison offered the group a contract with Apple Records, which the group accepted despite already been contracted to Elektra.

The Apple label, side 1

Apple's plan was to release Delaney & Bonnie's second album 'Accept No Substitutes' under the title of 'Delaney & Bonnie & Friends'. Apple got as far as starting production of the album before Elektra declared Apple's contract void and the pressing was subsequently stopped. Interestingly, it was Electra who supplied Apple with the stampers/metal work which were used to press the records at EMI's Hayes factory. After Elektra had decided to make Delaney and Bonnie stick to their original contract, most of the small batch pressed at EMI's Hayes factory were destroyed and only a handful are known to survive. No covers were prepared for the Apple release and none have ever been known to exist, but this copy is housed in an original Apple Records inner sleeve, with a standard factory laminated album sleeve.

The album cover, as released by Electra

On 1 December 1969, George Harrison watched husband and wife act Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett perform at the Albert Hall in London, with Eric Clapton on guitar. The following night George joined them on stage in Bristol, for his first stage appearance since The Beatles' final concert. He came along for the remainder of the tour, playing guitar and staying in the background. They played two shows each night, in Bristol, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Liverpool and Croydon in England before going to Scandinavia. In Copenhagen they played At the Falkoner Theatre, on December 10, and one of the concerts was filmed by Danish Television that day. The tour also visited Sweden, playing December 13 in Stockholm and giving two concerts in Gothenburg the following day, Harrison still on board. These later concerts are rarely mentioned in the English/American books about George Harrison's stint with the group.

While the group was staying in Stockholm, George wrote the song "Woman Don't You Cry For Me", as evidenced by the reproduction of the original lyric sheet, the letterhead displays the name of the place they were staying in Stockholm, the Castle Hotel. The song was planned for release on "All Things Must Pass", but fell by the wayside and was resurrected for the 1976 album "33 1/3".

Several of the concerts were also recorded for possible album release - the result was 1970's album Delaney & Bonnie & Friends On Tour With Eric Clapton. Harrison was credited as "Mysterioso" on the album cover. The 40 minute long concert album was expanded in 2010 by Rhino Handmade to a four-disc deluxe reissue, with more than three hours of live recordings from the tour. The package contains the complete performance from the Royal Albert Hall, plus a composite of the next night's performances at Colston Hall in Bristol, and both the early and late shows from Fairfield Halls in Croydon. George Harrison doesn't appear on the first disc (as he was only in the audience) but does on the other three.

Although a successful live band, Delaney and Bonnie was never a commercial success on record, and they cut their last album together in 1972, the year they divorced. Delaney Bramlett died in 2008. Before he died, Mr. Bramlett gave an interview where he claimed to have written George Harrison's smash hit, "My Sweet Lord", for which he was never credited.

Barcelona!

Poster for the event
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles' concert at the bullring Plaza de Toros Monumental in Barcelona, Spain, the Barcelona Beatles fans are hosting a Beatlesweekend from 26. to 28. June, 2015. The Beatles ended their 1965 European Tour here on 3 July, 1965 after having played 14 previous concerts spread over eight dates in various European countries.

Special guest for the weekend is a Beatle who was fired from the group a long time before that tour, Pete Best.

With this celebration, the arrangers are hoping to establish a tradition that becomes an annual event on the last weekend of every June, with repercussions over all Barcelona.


A trading card album of The Beatles has been published by Barcelona Beatles Weekend. The album has 32 pages and 86 stickers.

Web link: BarcelonaBeatlesWeekend.com and Facebook link.

Thanks to Josep M. Navarro for writing to us about this.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Paul McCartney's set list from Osaka

Paul McCartney i Osaka i går kveld
Yesterday Paul McCartney started the summer season of his current tour with a concert in Osaka, Japan. For those of you who are curious as to which songs he performed (and likely candidates for the rest of this summer's concerts), click below for the full set list including the soundcheck.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Lennon vinyl boxed set - more details

Officially announced - The John Lennon vinyl 8LP boxed set "Lennon"
The official announcement regarding the upcoming 8LP vinyl boxed set of John Lennon's dtudio albums came today. Out on 8th June (9th June in USA), Lennon is the first collection of John Lennon's solo albums to be released on vinyl, and the eight LP's will also be available to buy individually from 21st August.

The Music:


  • All eight John Lennon studio albums were remastered in 2010 from the original analogue tapes by Yoko Ono and a team of engineers from Abbey Road Studios in London and Avatar Studios in New York
  • These remasters are now being released on vinyl for the very first time
  • LENNON is the first collection of John Lennon's solo albums to be released on vinyl, and the eight LPs will be released individually in August 2015.
  • Each new Vinyl Master has been cut from the 24-96 HD Digital Masters by Sean Magee at the world renowned Abbey Road Studios
  • LPs are cut on heavyweight 180g audiophile vinyl and manufactured for the world by Optimal Media in Germany


The Artwork:


  • Each of the LPs within LENNON is an authentic reproduction of its original UK pressing, faithfully replicated to the smallest detail
  • In keeping with the original album artwork:
  • Imagine contains reproductions of its two postcards, poster and inner sleeve
  • Some Time In New York City includes reproductions of its original postcard and inner sleeves
  • Walls and Bridges includes its sleeve with two fold-over flaps, an eight-page booklet and inner sleeve
  • Mind Games, Double Fantasy and Milk and Honey also include faithful reproductions of their original inner sleeves (the latter even seems to sport a Polydor label like the original)
  • All brought together in an exquisite rigid slipcase box
There's also this trailer:



More info at JohnLennonMusic.com

Did Paul write the labels?

A selection of photos from labels found in the USA.
The release of the ultra limited edition of a 12" 'sweet trash' remix of Paul McCartney's "Hope For The Future" for Record Store Day has brought about a bit of confusion. From the evidence we have seen so far, it looks like it is actually Paul McCartney's own hand writing on the labels of these records as found in U.K. record shops. And yes, every label is hand written.

Record with sleeve and sticker.
On the pressings sold through USA record stores however, the labels are also hand written, but none of these appear to be in Paul's hand.

These records have all been found in U.K. record stores.
These records have all been found in USA record stores, they feature two distinctive
hand writing styles, none of these appear to be Paul's
One copy of the record found in the U.K. appears not to be in Paul's hand.
Thanks to Miguel Carrera, who has collected all this info and alerted us to this.

The Beatles on Peacock Records

A Peacock Records release
One company which seems to be thriving on the expiration of certain copyrights in Europe is Peacock Records. Here's a list of their releases of Beatles material, readily available from their website, as well as from dealers like Amazon in the U.K.

The Beatles: Broadcasting Live in the USA 1964
The Beatles: Live Coast to Coast
The Beatles: Live At Last
The Beatles: The Lost Studio Sessions
The Beatles: Greatest Hits Live On Air 1963-'64
The Beatles: The Lost Decca Tapes
The Beatles: Beatlemania Live 1962-1964
The Beatles: Rare Gems
The Beatles: P.S. I Love You - From Hamburg to Broadcasting House 1961-63
The Beatles: From Me To You

The titles are manufactured on demand onto CD-R and then shrink-wrapped. Some of the titles are also available on vinyl, some on coloured vinyl.
The Broadcasting Live in the USA 1964 title is also available as a DVD (region 0, NTSC) and contains The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show: 9th February 1964 New York, 16th February 1964 – Miami, plus a bonus documentary.
On their website, these performances have been mislabeled as 1963. Can't imagine why...

Peacock Records: Beatlemania Live 1962-1964.

Also on their website, the Surrey based company inform that "Please note due to copyright law we are unable to ship certain products to the USA, these products will be noted in the product description".

The company also maintain a Facebook page, a Twitter account and a YouTube account, where they advertise their products.

Monday, 20 April 2015

eDream: The Beatles featured in a new tech thriller

A new tech-thriller novel released last week as part of Amazon’s new Kindle Press publishing division features the Beatles in a primary role.

The new novel eDream by author James Duffy focuses on the development of a new device that allows users to program their own lucid, hyper-realistic dreams each night. But use of the cutting-edge technology takes a bad turn when eDream becomes a national addiction. To make matters worse, an international regime bent on cyberterrorism works to turn the device into a lethal weapon of mass destruction.

In the story, one of the first program titles available for the system is called Rock Legend. It allows sleepers to perform as members of some of the greatest rock bands in history. One of the characters followed throughout the story is Kevin Davis, a guitarist and Beatles fanatic. He chooses the role of John Lennon in his dreams and spends his nights performing with Paul, George and Ringo, and playing a key role in some of the band’s biggest moments. The group’s first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show is especially powerful, allowing Kevin—and readers—to experience the excitement of the moment from the unique perspective of being on stage with the band before and during one of music’s defining moments.

Other Beatles scenes the character experiences as Lennon include filming A Hard Day’s Night, the ’65 Shea Stadium concert, recording sessions at Abbey Road, and other key events. Each scene provides a fascinating first-person perspective on what it would have been like to be a Beatle.
The book’s unique plot and fast-paced storytelling led Amazon administrators to select it for their Kindle Scout program, a competition where readers voted on which books they liked best. eDream received exceedingly high marks and was selected by Amazon as one of the first ten novels to launch the company’s new Kindle Press publishing arm.

eDream is the third novel by author Jim Duffy, a drummer, guitarist and avid Beatlemaniac since the mid-‘60s. “This was a fun book to write,” Duffy says. “The first thought each reader has once they understand what an eDream device can do is: What dream would I program for myself? For me, it was no contest: I’d become a Beatle. But that also led me to think that I’d have a very hard time each morning shutting down my eDream and going to work. That’s where the concept of mass public addiction came from during story development.”

The book is currently available at Amazon here: Apple Records' Amazon Store

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Ringo and Paul: Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame

Paul inducted Ringo
Here's Paul McCartney's speech to Ringo when the drummer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Saturday.

Paul inducts Ringo: amateur video footage

OK. Ringo Starr was born in Liverpool at a very early age, and he had a hard childhood. Real hard childhood, but he had a beautiful mom, Elsie, and a lovely stepdad Harry. Both of them had real big hearts, beautiful people, and they loved music. So at some point during this difficult childhood, Ringo got a drum. Ringo got a drum! And that was it. He was now a drummer.

Later on he joined a group called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. And we saw these guys when we were out in Hamburg, we were playing out there. And Ringo was like a professional musician. We were just like, slumming around and doing stuff, but he had a beard — that's professional. He had the suit. Very professional. And he would sit at the bar drinking bourbon and seven. We'd never seen anyone like this. This was like, a grown-up musician.

Anyway, we got friendly with him, and he used to come in late night when we were playing, and he requested a couple of songs, so we got to know him. And one night our drummer then, Pete Best, wasn't available, so Ringo sat in. And I remember the moment. I mean, Pete was great, and we had a good time with him. But me, John and George, God bless 'em, were on the front line singing, and now behind us we had this guy we'd never played with before, and I remember the moment when he started to play – I think it was Ray Charles, "What'd I Say," and most of the drummers couldn't nail the drum part, it's a little bit [sings a bit of it]. It was a little difficult to do, but Ringo nailed it. Yeah — Ringo nailed it! And I remember the moment, standing there and looking at John and then looking at George, and the look on our faces was like, fuck you. What is this? And that was the moment, that was the beginning, really, of the Beatles.

Anyway, then we started this great journey for these four guys from Liverpool who were . . .we just set off on their journey. We did ballrooms and clubs around England, and we got a little work in Europe, and then we eventually came to America. And here we were, we were staying in rooms together. And I wasn't a sheltered kid, but I just had my mom and dad growing up and my brother. So I was staying in a hotel room with a strange man. This really brought us together. We lived like in each other's pockets, virtually. But it was a beautiful thing, a wonderful thing. Eventually we got on The Ed Sullivan Show, and we got really famous. It was just so beautiful. As all the other drummers say, he just is something so special. When he's playing behind you, you see these other bands, they're looking around at the drummer, like, is he going to speed up, is he going to slow down? You don't have to look with Ringo.

It's a great honor for me to be able to induce him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland tonight!



And here's Ringo's thank you speech:

Ringo's thank you speech, amateur footage.
Thank you. I want to thank Paul for all the great things you told us…some of them are true. You know, it's a great honor to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I was doing the press and they're all saying, "Well, why did you wait so long?" It has nothing to do with me. You have to be invited. But anyway, apparently I'm invited and I love it. I also love that I got lucky that it's happening in Cleveland, and I'll tell you why. When I started playing, I was playing in skiffle bands, sort of house party bands…and you know we had a guitarist, the first band I was in was really great…I had a snare drum and Roy, the bass player had a T-chest bass with a hole in it and strings.

And so we're playing this skiffle music, playing anywhere we could. And then I joined a couple of other bands and I always wanted to play with great players and I kept moving up a little; up to the next band. Of course, I did end up with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, and when I joined them, we were still a bit of a country folk band, and the guitarists in those days — this is a nice one for all you big guitarists with the big amps — we played the Cavern Club, which was a jazz club in Liverpool. And he brought a radio to plug into so we'd be electric. And we got thrown off. "Get out of here! That's not quite jazz." Anyway, we started off with a radio, the first amp we had. Things got going a lot better and we ended up playing a lot in Liverpool and around Liverpool. We never made it anywhere else, but while that was going on, I was working in a factory. After the things I've sat through tonight. Blah blah blah. I got some stories.

I was working in the factory and playing at night and every Sunday, you know we lived in England, we only had the BBC. And to madness, there was a small country in Europe called Luxembourg, very small, population of about 6…and for some reason, they had the biggest radio master. And they bought the Alan Freed Rock & Roll show. And for the first time I heard…well I have to backtrack now, wait a minute to '55…Bill Haley was my hero…he was like the first one. Elvis came in.

But anyway, I'm listening to this guy on a Sunday at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and I hear Little Richard, first time ever. I hear Jerry Lee Lewis. And heard rock and roll music, because we weren't getting a lot of that stuff in England, and it came from this very small country. So 4 o'clock every Sunday, Rory and I would go to his house and turn on the radio and Alan Freed would introduce us to so many great rockers. And when I was a teenager, once…we played Little Richard, "Shag on Down to the Union Hall," it wasn't insulting to us, it's very meaningful. We couldn't believe we could hear this guy on the radio! Shag on down to the Union Hall! That seems a good place to go!


Ringo and Paul on stage
Also, I came from a port. A lot of sailors came to and from Liverpool, would bring music from New York and all over America. They'd drink all the money; they'd sell all records.  Anyway, I started collecting a lot of records, listening to music, and ended up in this rock and roll band. With Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, we go to Germany, and that's where I met, you know, the Beatles. I met Paul, John (God Bless You), George (God Bless You). We came back to Liverpool, and there was a knock on my door. The drummer wasn't well and would I sit in? Sure. Anyway, I was living that life then, I was out of the band, and I didn't have to get up till noon. So, that was good. So I went and played a lunchtime session with George, John and Paul, and we had a great time. And then I went and showed in some clubs in Liverpool. They're not around now. I'm sort of part of their downfall. And we became friends, we hung out, and then I would go back and play with the Beatles because the other drummer couldn't make it.

Then, I got a call. We were playing a holiday camp in England, three-month gig, couldn't believe how great that was. Like $24 a week. And I got a call from Brian Epstein ... I got a call to say, this was Wednesday, would I join the Beatles. And I said, "Well, when do you want me to join?" And he said, "Tonight!" And I said, "No, I can't do that. I've got a band here. We've got a job. I'll come Saturday." Because everybody in Liverpool, we were playing the same songs so, they picked the drums and he could play. That's when this journey started.

It's been an incredible journey for me with these three guys, who wrote these songs. I was talking just the other night. Paul had come in, strum some song to us, and we played it! We didn't spend a lot of time. There was a lot of joining… The Beatles, you know, they were so big and so famous, but they shared rooms, you know…every hotel, when we'd gotten one, or guest houses. But when we'd go to hotels, we always had two rooms. And it didn't matter who was with who, what would happen is we hung out. But until any band is in the room, you really get to know your other players. And another tip I brought for all bands who are starting out…when you're in the band, here's another tip, if you fart, hold your nose. Everyone's blaming everyone else…we made a pact in the van, okay. That's how we get on so well. 

I wanna tell ya, it's been a beautiful night, hanging out…we're gonna do a few numbers for you next. We gotta follow John Legend and Stevie Wonder for god's sake. Anyway we're gonna start with a number of…1960 I did this number. It was a woman that sung by the Shirelles and it just took my fancy — and it's called "Boys."

Ringo was backed by Green Day for "Boys". Amateur footage.

Some rigging of the stage then followed, with Ringo grabbing the microphone, entertaining the crowd. This went on for an uncomfortably long time, and Ringo ran out of material. So he put down the microphone and left the stage.



After several minutes, he came back with Joe Walsh on guitar, and performed  "It Don't Come Easy."

Joe Walsh joined Ringo for "It Don't Come Easy". Amateur footage.


A hug and a kiss on the cheek
Paul McCartney came back on stage to join in on "With a Little Help From My Friends" on bass guitar only. Other artists also came on stage for the finishing jam, "I Wanna Be Your Man". Paul sang the final verse, and the artists all left the stage. Paul and Ringo hesitated for a few seconds, grabbed each others hands and gave the audience a deep Beatles bow before it was over.

Ringo answers inaudible questions from the press.

Paul and Ringo are about 2 minutes into this clip from HBO.
Amateur footage of "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "I Wanna Be Your Man".

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Step inside Abbey Road Studios



Inside Abbey Road makes it possible for anyone around the world to step inside the iconic Abbey Road Studios - the spiritual home of British Music, and follow in the footsteps of musical legends. Explore the rooms, discover stories, historic images and videos, and play with innovative Abbey Road equipment. Click the link at the end of the video, or if you missed it, go here!
Created by Google.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Lennon 8LP boxed set: official word

Unfolding: It's "Walls and Bridges" again
Text found on the UK preorder webpage for the release.

Universal Music are proud to present Lennon, a stunning new 8LP boxed collection featuring John Lennon’s eight solo studio albums on heavyweight, 180-gram audiophile vinyl with faithfully replicated original album art.

John Lennon’s eight solo studio albums were remastered from their original analogue masters in 2010, by Yoko Ono and a team of engineers led by Allan Rouse at Abbey Road Studios in London and by George Marino at Avatar Studios in New York. These LP’s have been newly cut to vinyl from those 96k digital files for Lennon, cut by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios and manufactured for the world by Optimal Media in Germany.

Each of the Lennon collection’s LPs is an authentic reproduction of its U.K. original, in its sound and visual presentation. In keeping with the original album artwork, Imagine contains reproductions of its two postcards, poster and inner bag, Some Time In New York City includes reproductions of its original postcard and inner sleeve, Walls and Bridges includes its sleeve with two fold-over flaps, an eight-page booklet and inner sleeve, and Mind Games, Double Fantasy and Milk and Honey also include reproductions of their original inner sleeves.

The eight studio albums are; John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970), Imagine (1971), Some Time In New York City (1972), Mind Games (1973), Walls and Bridges (1974), Rock ‘n’ Roll (1975), Double Fantasy (1980) and Milk and Honey (1984).

So basically, we were right on the money.

Paul McCartney: Secret RSD release

New white label 12" 'secret' release
Paul McCartney has had pressed up a limited number of white label vinyl 12” "Sweet Thrash Mix" of "Hope For The Future". In the grooves you will find two exclusive mixes of "Hope For The Future" not available on standard limited edition 12 inch record. The record is supposed to be a hidden gem for customers to find on Record Store Day. Participating stores have been told to quietly place the record in the Paul McCartney bin before opening their store that day. They are specifically advised not to place it among the other Record Store Day exclusives. When a customer brings it to the register to purchase, the clerk is asked to tell them about the rarity of this release and take their picture. The store is then requested to tag the store in a social media post with the hashtag #RSDMCCARTNEY. We don't know how many of these have been pressed up, rumours are there are only 100 copies.
Nice idea Paul, but wrong song selection. We would have been thrilled if it was "Carnival of Light".

Even though Record Store Day is in three days from now, the record is already starting to appear on ebay at inflated prices.

Happy treasure hunting!

Ringo's Skechers commercial

Ringo has become one of the spokespersons for the shoe brand "Skechers".
The first commercial of Ringo advertising the shoe brand "Skechers" has been released, check it out below.



Ringo has a history of advertising various products. One of the commercials he made in the past was for Pizza Hut. In a recent interview, Ringo revealed that he has never even tasted pizza. And if you take a look at that commercial, you'll notice he doesn't dig in like the others.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Lennon: 8LP boxed set for May

This 8LP boxed set from 1981 sold well.
An LP boxed set containing 8 John Lennon albums is due out May 25 in the UK and 22 May in Germany from Calderstone. The boxed set is also listed on Amazon in other countries, like Japan and Spain.
We don't have any images of the new boxed set, we don't know which albums are to be included, or which mixes will be featured on the vinyl discs, but we are willing to make a guess.
John Lennon's catalogue of studio albums has been redone several times in recent years, and has also been subject to remixing.

The 1981 boxed set depicted above contained the albums "Live Peace In Toronto", "John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band", "Imagine", "Sometime In New York City", "Walls & Bridges", "Mind Games", "Rock 'N' Roll" and "Shaved Fish", each in their original picture sleeves with original inners and inserts, all housed in a in 13" square silver picture box. The none-inclusion of the "Double Fantasy" album was due to the fact that this was an EMI boxed set, whereas the "Double Fantasy" album was controlled by Geffen.

All Lennon albums are now on Universal Music, so if they are going to dwell on the studio albums, we guess that the albums in the new boxed set are likely to be "John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band", "Imagine", "Sometime In New York City", "Walls & Bridges", "Mind Games", "Rock 'N' Roll", "Double Fantasy" and the posthumous "Milk and Honey". 180 gram vinyl seems to be the new industry standard, and likely to be applied to this collection.
After some time of Yoko-commissioned remixes having been favoured, recent rereleases have gone back to Lennon's own original mixes, so we think this is also likely to be the case with the vinyl albums in this new box.

Albums that have fallen by the wayside whereas new editions or repressings are concerned:
- "Menlove Ave."
- "Live in New York City"

All other albums have been re-released extensively, but these two are still only available in their original 1986 incarnations.

"Live in New York City" has undergone some reworkings in recent years, both the concert video and its soundtrack, fans are expecting the results to be released for the 75th anniversary of Lennon's birth October 9, 2015.

For Record Store Day in 2011, a ltd ed boxed set "Imagine" was released.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Ticket To Ride uploaded in full



Yesterday, the full version of the "Ticket To Ride" promotional film (ie music video) was uploaded on YouTube by The Beatles' official channel on the anniversary of the release of the single, sadly only in 480p quality. This is the second time this year they have uploaded a complete music video to celebrate an anniversary, on February 10 they uploaded the full "A Day In The Life" video. After it had been up around a week, they set the video mode to "private", thus disabling it for viewing. Expect the same to happen with "Ticket To Ride".
Is this a new trend? Is it a way of utilizing the promotional clips thay had assembled for the unrealised music video collection of last year?