The Beatles Cd - Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 7 (1962-1969)

The Beatles Cd - Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 7 (1962-1969)
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The Beatles Cd - Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 7 (1962-1969)



1. Do You Want To Know A Secret (Lennon/McCartney) 2:06 Take 7 11 Feb 1963

The Beatles This one too slow.

Pitch correction: +4.6% 2. Misery (Lennon/McCartney) 1:55

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Take 1 11 Feb 1963 SS.PPM.02.01 The Beatles Take One - Engineer Norman Smith announces, "Mis-er-y Take One" as the four Beatles ready themselves to record yet another song on what is amounting to be quite a busy day of recording. It is an original composition, penned by the foursome's songsmiths, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Take one begins with a simple guitar strum from John's guitar. George Martin would eventually overdub piano over the intro. The familiar piano phrases after the line "I'll remember all the little things we've done" is, at this point, being played by George Harrison on electric guitar. This first take is complete, and not unlike the released version.

Pitch correction: +4.2% 3. The One After 909 (Lennon/McCartney) 3:01 Alternate Mix 5 Mar 1963

The Beatles Mono (this is one out of three existing mono mixes).

Alternate edit of Takes 4&5. Pitch: [+4.3]. This is an undocumented mono mix of the same edit which was done for "Anthology 1". It differs from the edit of Takes 4&5 done for "Sessions" by how much of the guitar solo from Take 4 is included rather than the one from Take 5.

Pitch correction: +4.3% 4. Hold Me Tight (Lennon/McCartney) 3:05 Take 25, 26 12 Sep 1963

The Beatles On this day, The Beatles attempted a remake of the Paul McCartney composition "Hold Me Tight." The song was originally attempted on 11 February 1963 during the sessions for their first LP "Please Please Me." On that day, thirteen takes were recorded, two of them being complete. Yet, this early version was never used. This version, the "remake," would be included on their second album "With The Beatles." The first take attempted was given a round number, take 20, and the recording proceeded from that point.

Take Twenty-Five (track 2) - This take will be overdubbing onto take 24. Additional vocals as well as handclaps are in order. Beatle handclapping is heard just prior to the take playback. This overdub breaks down early on. To begin with, the vocals are slightly ill-timed, and a little out of key. Secondly, John appears to be questioning something related to the recording of the handclaps.

Take Twenty-Six (track 2) - This overdub is complete.

Pitch correction: +3.3% 5. Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon/McCartney) 3:04 Take 2, 3 29 Jan 1964

The Beatles Recorded in Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris.

Pitch correction: +3.3%

6. I'm A Loser (Lennon/McCartney) 2:53 Take 3 14 Aug 1964

The Beatles Take Three - Ringo: "Here we go, quiet. ." John: "Okay, George. ." As the instruments are readied for the start of Take 3, Paul prompts John as to how they will start singing the song, singing "I'm a Loser. .And I've lost someone. ." John continues singing the second line "I'm a Loser, and I'm not what da-da da-da-da. . ." Meanwhile, Ringo is attempting to silence the group so that they might continue: "Shh. .now. . .Shutup. ." John, ready now: "Okay." Take 3 starts off like the commercially releasd version, beginning with the harmonized line "I'm A loo-oo-ser." At this point, these lines are sung ever-so-slightly slower. This take is complete (assuming that a fade-out for the song was already determined). As the take ends, John announces: "It didn't work out the same because-" (at this point the session tape cuts out).

Pitch correction: +3.4% 7. I Feel Fine (Lennon/McCartney) 2:26 Take 5 18 Oct 1964

The Beatles Take Five - By this take, the fifth one, the guitar phrasing is cleaner. John is again delivering his vocal, but it is growing clear that playing such an involved guitar line while singing may not the best thing. Lennon's vocal phrasings are at times limited. Overdubbing onto a completed backing track may be best. This take is nearly complete, abruptly cutting off at the ending.

Pitch correction: +3.2%

8. Yes It Is (Lennon/McCartney) 2:56 Take 14 16 Feb 1965

The Beatles Take Fourteen - It is this version that is used for the overdubbing of the exquisite three part harmony sung by John, Paul and George.

Pitch correction: +3.9% 9. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Lennon/McCartney) 2:28

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Take 4 21 Oct 1965 SS.RS.02.04 The Beatles The right channel only, in noisy mono. A waste of disc space.

Pitch correction: -1.9% 10. Penny Lane (Lennon/McCartney) 3:06 Take 9 RM9 17 Jan 1967

The Beatles RM9, 17 jan 1967

This is NOT the released mono promo mix. This is an alternate mix, which was later improved upon for shipping to the US.

Pitch correction: -3.1% 11. Lady Madonna (Lennon/McCartney) 2:15 Take 4 6 Feb 1968

The Beatles The version with the laughter at the beginning.

Pitch correction: +3.7%

12. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Lennon/McCartney) 2:54 Take 5 5 Jul 1968

The Beatles Early stage of take 5.

This is NOT the "Sessions" mix (see UM6). It's an outtake from the master tape of Take 5, featuring much sparser instrumentation. At the end, someone from the control room says over the talkback, "Woo! (pause) You've done it!"

Pitch correction: -2.8% 13. Not Guilty (Harrison) 4:25 Take 102 Unedited Stereo Mix 12 Aug 1968

The Beatles This is NOT the "Sessions" mix. It is the unedited stereo master tape.

Pitch correction: +2.2% 14. Revolution (Lennon/McCartney) 3:20 Take 15 Reduction Mix 10 Jul 1968

The Beatles Reduction mix take 15.

Sourced from Lost Lennon Tapes, this has the record's intro spliced on (in stereo) to cover Elliot Mintz' voiceover. Just before the first line, it edits and goes mono.

Pitch correction: -4.6% 15. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Harrison) 3:17


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Take 1 25 Jul 1968 SS.WHI.07.01 The Beatles Unedited take 1.

Acoustic demo take 1.

This is NOT the "Sessions" mix, it is the stereo master tape. Unfortunately, it is faded up after George has started playing, and stops right before he calls up to the control room, "Let's hear that back!". (See "Abbey Road Show 1983" to hear this comment.)

Pitch correction: +3.9% 16. Come And Get It (McCartney) 2:32 Demo Sessions 24 Jul 1969

The Beatles Paul's demo.

Fades in after playing has started. This IS the "Sessions" mix.

Pitch correction: -0.3% 17. Beatle Speech (Think For Yourself Vocal Rehearsal) (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey) 15:40

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rehearsal 8 Nov 1965

The Beatles Studio talk.

Listed as "Think for yourself". On the box containing this tape, George Martin wrote "Beatle Speech", and that's how it is described in Lewisohn, so that is the title by which this piece ought to go. It was recorded during the vocal overdubbing session for "Think For Yourself". The section of "Have you got time to rectify..." that was used in the "Yellow Submarine" film is located between 11:15 and 11:21 of this track. A further section of this tape was issued on "The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1" (YD)/"Hodge Podge Vol. 2" (BD).

Pitch correction: -2.6%