Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Official bootlegs coming!

Official Beatles bootleg for download. Photo: iTunes/Apple Corps Ltd.
The Beatles are set to "Beat the Boots" by releasing their own bootleg series as downloads on iTunes. The first set of recordings will be made available on 17. December. More than 2 hours' worth of music will appear undert the title "Bootleg recordings 1963". The collection features outtakes from the albums, BBC recordings and a couple of demos. Here's the track list, note that some of these BBC dates do not correspond with the dates we have information about from Howlett's book.

Track list:

1. There's A Place - Takes 5, 6 (2:19)
2. There's A Place - Take 8 (1:58)
3. There's A Place - Take 9 (2:04)
4. Do You Want To Known A Secret - Track 2, Take 7 (2:17)
5. A Taste Of Honey - Track 2, Take 6 (2:12)
6. I Saw Her Standing There - Take 2 (3:07)
7. Misery - Take 1 (1:54)
8. Misery - Take 7 (1:56)
9. From Me To You - Take 1 & 2 (3:24)
10. From Me To You - Take 5 (2:17)
11. Thank You Girl - Take 1 (2:09)
12. Thank You Girl - Take 5 (2:04)
13. One After 909 - Take 1 & 2  (4:29)
14. Hold Me Tight - Take 21 (2:42)
15. Money (That's What I Want) - RM 7 Undubbed (2:48)
16. Some Other Guy - Live At BBC For "Saturday Club" / 26th January, 1963 (2:02)
17. Love Me Do - Live At BBC For "Saturday Club" / 26th January, 1963 (2:31)
18. Too Much Monkey Business - Live At BBC For "Saturday Club" / 26th January, 1963 (1:50)
19. I Saw Her Standing There - Live At BBC For "Saturday Club" / 16th March, 1963 (2:38)
20. Do You Want To Know A Secret - Live At BBC For "Saturday Club" / 26th January, 1963  (1:50)
21. From Me To You - Live At BBC For "Saturday Club" / 26th January, 1963 (1:54)
22. I Got To Find My Baby - Live At BBC For "Saturday Club" / 26th January, 1963 (1:59)
23. Roll Over Beethoven - Live At BBC For "Saturday Club" / 29th June, 1963 (2:29)
24. A Taste Of Honey - Live At BBC For "Easy Beat" / 23rd June, 1963 (2:01)
25. Love Me Do - Live At BBC For "Easy Beat" / 20th October, 1963 (2:29)
26. Please Please Me - Live At BBC For "Easy Beat" / 20th October, 1963 (2:08)
27. She Loves You - Live At BBC For "Easy Beat" / 20th October, 1963 (2:29)
28. I Want To Hold Your Hand - Live At BBC For "Saturday Club" / 21st December, 1963 (2:19)
29. Till There Was You - Live At BBC For "Saturday Club" / 21st December, 1963 (2:16)
30. Roll Over Beethoveen - Live At BBC For "Saturday Club" / 21st December, 1963 (2:16)
31. You Really Got A Hold On Me - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 4th June, 1963 (2:54)
32. The Hippy Hippy Shake - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 4th June, 1963 (1:43)
33. Till There Was You - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" /11th June, 1963 (2:14)
34. A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 18th June, 1963 (2:06)
35. A Taste Of Honey - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 18th June, 1963 (1:56)
36. Money (That's What I Want) - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 18th June, 1963 (2:41)
37. Anna - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 25th June, 1963 (3:02)
38. Love Me Do - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 10th September, 1963 (2:29)
39. She Loves You - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 24th September, 1963 (2:16)
40. I'll Get You - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 10th September, 1963 (2:05)
41. A Taste Of Honey - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 10th September, 1963 (2:00)
42. Boys - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 17th September, 1963 (2:12)
43. Chains - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 17th September, 1963 (2:22)
44. You Really Got A Hold On Me - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 17th September, 1963 (2:57)
45. I Saw Her Standing There - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 24th September, 1963 (2:41)
46. She Loves You - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 10th September, 1963 (2:15)
47. Twist And Shout - Live At BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 24th September, 1963 (2:36)
48. Do You Want To Know A Secret - Live At BBC For "Here We Go" / 12th March, 1963 (1:55)
49. Please Please Me - Live At BBC For "Here We Go" / 12th March, 1963 (1:57)
50. Long Tall Sally - Live At BBC For "Side By Side" / 13th May, 1963 (1:49)
51. Chains - Live At BBC For "Side By Side" / 13th May, 1963 (2:23)
52. Boys - Live At BBC For "Side By Side" / 13th May, 1963 (1:53)
53. A Taste Of Honey - Live At BBC For "Side By Side" / 13th May, 1963 (2:04)
54. Roll Over Beethoven - Live At BBC For "From Us To You" / 26th December, 1963 (2:17)
55. All My Loving - Live At BBC For "From Us To You" / 26th December, 1963 (2:06)
56. She Loves You - Live At BBC For "From Us To You" / 26th December, 1963 (2:21)
57. Till There Was You - Live At BBC For "From Us To You" / 26th December, 1963 (2:12)
58. Bad To Me - Demo (1:29)
59. I'm In Love - Demo (1:32)

These songs have all appeared on bootlegs around the world, but these versions are from the official archives and should sound better than previously bootegged copies (and sometimes copies of copies).

22 comments:

James Peet said...

Is this for real? I can't find it on iTunes (UK) and there's nothing online about it.

Why not unbooted stuff as well?

Popper said...

Fantastic news. At long last!! EMI have only let the bootleggers cash in for about 40 years!

If this is to become a regular year-by-year series, maybe will get Carnival of Light one day?...

Scott Erickson said...

F**K Carnival Of Light!
the only reason anyone has any interest in that is because McCartney casually mentioned something about it once.

Boy will everyone feel stupid when it turns out to be a bigger piece of $47T that we've heard about.

Joe Dee said...

Well this was unexpected.

Unknown said...

You can get Carnival Of Light on YOUTUBE if you really need it. Who knows if this is real or not. It does fit the description we've heard about all these years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9iOkz_5X-I

Sair said...

Seems too good to be true. (Paul talked about Carnival Of Light on his recent BBC In Concert interview.)

wardo said...

This is all great, but... where the hell is the Christmas Album?

sandandglue said...

I've no doubt it'll be bootlegged itself by early January.

lewiecaw said...

Nothin you can sing that can't be sung...

Roger Stormo said...

It looks like Apple/Universal are not about to give us something new, all they want is to be the ones to capitalise on these tracks which already has been circulating on earlier bootlegs. But they will be upgrades compared to the boots. This may only be a 1-shot deal. Like Steve commented in his column at Examiner, much like the Dylan copyright extension sets, this "album is to counter the recent non-EMI releases in Europe that have included Beatles tracks."
Meaning that, since EU copyright law is changing next year, we probably won't be seeing a 1964 version. This probably also explains why Apple didn't include any 1962 (or earlier) material, since that stuff has already gone public domain.

Gaz Hat said...

Looks like the left overs from On Air with a few extras chucked in. All good though, I was going to be buying the BBC 10 CD Russian / Jap boot after Xmas anyway...

Popper said...

Thanks for telling me why I am interested in Carnival of Light, Scott. You are so wise.

Richard Moore said...

The Law isn't changing next year, it's already changed. Anything not released in the 50 years since it was recorded automatically becomes Public Domain in the EU under the 'Use it or Lose it' part of the new Copyright directive that came into place on 1st November. If this is to counter act that then, yes, it is possible that you will see other releases on a yearly basis by multiple artists. The point is that if they issue these tracks in 2013 they are then protected for another 70 years, if they don't they will become public domain on 1st January 2014.

Nicki said...

well, these are clearly being released to beat the public domain issue.
But if they sell well, maybe, just maybe there may be more to follow...

James Peet said...

There must still be tapes we've not heard, from 1963 and maybe earlier. It's a strange situation and I can see Apple/Universal/Beatles losing some goodwill over this if they charge great amounts for stuff that was never intended for release and (presumably) is of a lower standard than the Anthology material.

db said...

I'm up for hearing 13-mins of unreleased Beatle-music from 1967 any day of the week. Even if it turns out to be (subjectively) crap.

The other track Macca likes to tease with is that unfinished Threetle track, which he's said he'd like to finish. I hope he doesn't. It turns out you can reheat an omelette, just about.

omnipop1026 said...

Hi there,

Thus is welcome even its only to beat the boots, but only on iTunes?? I don't use mp3(ugh), wish they would be available @ CD quality...

I doubt McCartney would re-heat an omelette, he does not eat eggs!!

Danny Friar said...

This would be so much better if they'd tried a bit harder. They could have put it out in nice packages.They could have a BBC boxset and an album of sessions.

1 Mojofilter said...

By the way, the quote from McCartney, relating to his opinion concerning a Beatles reunion was "You can't re-heat a souffle".

Graeme s said...

I was able to download these tracks in Australia, but four of the BBC tracks contain inaccurate information in relation to recording and broadcast dates. Tracks 18, 20, 21 and 22 are listed as having been broadcast on the 26th January 1963, however the recording info for 22nd January, when the Saturday Club tracks for Jan 26 were recorded does not include these tracks. Listening and comparing suggests that Track 18 was probably broadcast on March 16, 1963, while Tracks 20 and 21 were broadcast on May 25, and track 22 on June 29 of that year.

Nicola Battista said...

and, speaking of unreleased stuff from 50 years ago...
http://www.djshop.de/Download-the-beatles-she-loves-you-twist-shout-live-in-stockholm-1963/ex/s~details,u~10069514,p1~mp3/xe/details.html

Nicola Battista said...

Roger Stormo: actually while the law changed, it only applies to stuff that has been *published* within 50 years, and protection starts from the year of publication. So, tracks that were sitting in some archive but were published on Anthology 1 in 1995 are now protected for 70 years starting from 1995 (!). Instead, a studio take or live recording that was never released officially for 50 years can now be used.