rich n:Anyone here wish that Best Friend was used instead of The Mess as the live bonus cut on Red Rose Speedway?
What do you think the chances are that this song will show up on a potential 'Archive' version of RRS?
I assume Best Friend, a great Macca rocker, will be on an archive release probably Red Rose Speedway or perhaps Wings Wild Life as it was recorded durng Wings Over Europe tour in 1972 which was after Wild Life and before Red Rose Speedway. Apparently a live album was planned from 1972 Europe tour so hopefully alot of the live recordings wil be released on an archive release. I would say RRS because Henry McCullough was in Wings on the Europe tour and on RRS. I have also seen live film footage from the Europe tour so that should also feature in an archive deluxe release.
What they should of done to satisfy everyone is put out US Capitol albums with original US mixes first and followed by the original UK mixes on each CD (not using the 2009 or 1980's CD release masters but go back to original master tapes and do a straight analogue to digital transfer using the most current transfer technology to get the best sound ). It would of been interesting comparing US sound to UK sound when back to back on one CD. I guess you would have to have seperate stereo and mono CDs. And in seperate box sets as they did with 2009 releases or put stereo and mono versions in one big box set. I would of also included Magical Mystery Tour with it's original fake stereo mixes into the US Capitol albums box set where it rightfully belongs.
favoritething:I was in the womb for the event, but the vibrations must have reached me somehow!
It was 1975 when I first started listening to my older siblings' hand-me-down singles from the sixties, and "Hey Jude" had a big impact right from the beginning. They weren't so much into the early stuff (though "Meet The Beatles!" was in the house), so I felt like all of that was my personal discovery. By the end of '76 I was completely smitten and buying the albums for myself.
Well I was just out of the womb just before Love Me Do was released. So I guess I was hearing and absorbing their music from my very beginning. And they were just beginning in their path to being a worldwide phenomenon. The first real conscious memories of them was from watching the cartoon series and by 1970 I was totally hooked. Unfortunately they were just breaking up but I realised there was still great music coming from them individually. But I still lived in hope, as we all did, of a reunion but alas it was not to be. Probably makes that brief moment of time in the 60's all the more precious and memorable.
It is quite amazing that impromptu performance was the last time The Beatles, the biggest group of all time, would be heard live (or actually seen by the keen people who climbed onto the rooftops) by the public. No farewell tour or even a proper concert. At least it was captured on film.
Nancy R:yankeefan7:favoritething:I'm betting it comes out in 2015. This year is all about the good memories. I don't see them bringing down the mood with "Let It Be" right now. Besides, 2015 will be the 45th anniversary of that movie, a nice round number!
Yep, outside of the roof top concert it was a pretty depressing film.
Yeah, but fascinating though.
I have a ton of outtake footage and you get a really different impression of what the sessions were like especially at Apple Studio. It shows them generally having a good time, joking around, enjoying rehearsing and developing the songs. George although seems sometimes unenthusiastic. Paul & John seem to be the main contributors. Yoko is ever present of course. I hope whenever, if ever, they release it on DVD/Blu-ray they put in lots of out takes footage.
rich n:My knee jerk reaction is to say 'never' (or not until all of the actual participants are gone and left in the hands of the offspring after the fact)....but then I remind myself we just go Rockshow recently, and thus, never say never.
And at the very least, I've heard more chatter from Paul, Apple or whoever over the past few years regarding Let It Be than I ever heard regarding Rockshow...not sure that's a good measuring stick...but I know from a fan's point of view, Rockshow and Let It Be were view in that same 'will it ever get released' light
For the record they actually have both been released on VHS video and also on old laser disc format a long time ago, late 70's or 80's.
The explanation for the non release of Let It Be on DVD is apparently not wanting to put out something showing them not getting along. This is quite puzzling as there is nothing new in the film to fans and probably the general public about what was happening in the group towards the end. In fact with the inclusion of a lot of the outtake footage as a bonus feature , I think it would give the impression that the sessions weren't all that gloomy and they were getting along pretty well (at least in front of the camera). Remember as George said in the anthology he invited Billy Preston to the Apple sessions so they would be on the best behaviour and not the bitchy lot they could be.
I love Neil Finn's work either solo, Crowded House, The Finn Brothers and not forgetting Neil and Tim Finn's original band Split Enz. I paticular love The Finn Brothers's album Everyone Is Here. It's a classic. I must get Dizzy Heights soon.
Australian singer Kevin Johnson's great 1973 song Rock and Roll I Gave You the Best Years of My Life has the lyric - 'Bought all The Beatles records , sounded just like Paul' .
I also know a song called Titles by Barclay James Harvest which lyrics are basically a whole lot of Beatles song titles strung together. Not a bad song either.
Then there is The Clashes London Calling lyric - 'phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust'
Note : There obviously wasn't anything phoney about Beatlemania it was real hysteria. I think this was just typical punk negativity and slagging off mainstream culture.
That mash up of Helter Skelter and Whole Lotta Love is fantastic. Great editing.
The Beatles were true pioneers of heavy metal.
As we all know Paul can rock with the best of them. Soily and countless other great rockers through out his career prove it.
audi:I read an article on the radio-interview that Paul just did the other day, and -- to my shock -- the article said that NEW has sold 190,000 copies. That doesn't sound right -- especially when worldwide sales are factored in.
I think it meant sales in US only.