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The Beatles - VARIOUS - The Songs The Beatles Gave Away (CD 1)

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Scan submitted/created by [aral2]
HQ Scans:
Publisher: Adam VIII LTD
Reference :CD 49-035-1
Date :1991
Made In :Germany
Quality :
Booklet & packaging :
Total duration: 69:23

Comments
A collection of songs that were never properly recorded by The Beatles or their members.
All dates are dubious (taken from booklet) and probabaly refer to the day the songs were released.

Liner notes:

One of the passions of a true Beatles fan who wants everything, is to collect all the songs ever written (or co-written) by all of the 4 Beatles. Such a daunting (and expensive!) task has just been made instantly obtainable with this 4 CD set, which, as an added bonus, includes the Beatles' own versions of many of these great songs.

What becomes obvious after only half of the first disc, is that if The Beatles chosen to record some of these songs officially as a complete album, it would have been a monster hit, for example, on the first disc (which features songs given away while the Beatles were still together) there are no less than 11 top ten hits - a remarkable feat from a group already blessed with "Guaranteed Hits" status.

The only known (and deliberate) omission from the set is (apart from "Leave It") all of the tracks from Mike McCartney's Mc Gear album, which is now freely available on CD. We've still included, however, the FAB 45 "Leave It", "Sweet Baby" (not on the LP or re-issued CD) and the non-LP 45 "Dance the Do" (in it's original form - the CD version is a dramatically different recent re-mix)

The second disc continues the story into the early 70'S, including one-off items like George's "Sing One For The Lord" only available on Billy Prestons otherwise unspectacular "Encouraging Words" Apple LP, early mixes of the various songs Ringo was given for his "Ringo" LP in 1973, the very rare McCartney penned "4th July" (for John Christie), Billy Lawrie's "Rock and Roller (co-written by Ringo) and Peggy Lee's "Lets Love" which stands to this day one of McCartney's finest songs.

Disc three takes us through to the recent McCartney/Costello hit "Veronica" and includes both Gary Moore and Eric Clapton's versions of George's "That Kind Of Woman" (Clearly Eric wins!) also included on disc 3, McCartney's "Mine For Me" (Rod Stewart), Giddy (Roger Daltrey), On The Wings Of A Nightengale" (Everly Bros), "Honorary Consul" theme (John Williams) and the very rare "New Moon Over Jamaica" (Johnny Cash) which also features Paul singing duet lead vocal.

This set will also satisfy those "semi-fans" who don't wish to purchase Ringo's output over the years, by including all songs given to him by the other 3 Beatles: e.g. "Cookin" (John), "Pure Gold" (Paul), "I'll Still Love You" (George) plus the many others as well.

Disc 4 concludes the set with as many of The Beatles own versions of these songs as have ever been heard till now, for example, we have sourced the acetates of one-off demo's of "Bad To Me", "One and One Is Two", "Step Inside Love", "Goodbye" and "On the Wings Of A Nightingale", a total of 20 performances of the 68 songs given away are included on this the final CD in the set. As is normal, it is our quest to make all of our releases maximum value for money, so we've added 30 bonus tracks/excerpts/oddities and the many mono/stereo differences which for anyone but the absolute die-hard fan will surely offer some unknown treasures. For example, how many of you knew that the mono "Matchbox" has a totally different guitar solo to the stereo version?

This 4 CD set is a "dream come true" for collectors and will be recorded as a "must have" for all Beatles fans.

Core collection    Track identified    Version validated    Lyrics available    Version details available    Audio excerpt available    Participants list available   
1.
I'll Be On My Way(Lennon/McCartney)
1:47
Song
Regular
26 Apr 1963
Beatles Related
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas
2.
Bad To Me(Lennon/McCartney)
2:19
Song
Regular
26 Jul 1963
Beatles Related
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas
3.
Tip Of My Tongue(Lennon/McCartney)
2:08
Song
Regular
30 Jul 1963
Beatles Related
Tommy Quickly
4.
Hello Little Girl(Lennon/McCartney)
1:50
Song
Regular
30 Aug 1963
Beatles Related
The Fourmost
5.
Love Of The Loved(Lennon/McCartney)
2:02
Song
Regular
27 Sep 1963
Beatles Related
Cilla Black
6.
I'll Keep You Satisfied(Lennon/McCartney)
2:06
Song
Regular
1 Nov 1963
Beatles Related
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas
7.
I'm In Love(Lennon/McCartney)
2:09
Song
Regular
15 Nov 1963
Beatles Related
The Fourmost
8.
World Without Love(Lennon/McCartney)
2:39
Cover by another artist
Regular
28 Feb 1964
Beatles Related
Peter And Gordon
9.
One And One Is Two(Lennon/McCartney)
2:12
Cover by another artist
Regular
8 May 1964
Beatles Related
The Strangers With Mike Shannon
10.
Nobody I Know(Lennon/McCartney)
2:25
Cover by another artist
Regular
29 May 1964
Beatles Related
Peter And Gordon
11.
Like Dreamers Do(Lennon/McCartney)
2:29
Cover by another artist
Regular
5 Jun 1964
Beatles Related
The Applejacks
12.
It's For You(Lennon/McCartney)
2:21
Cover by another artist
Regular
31 Jul 1964
Beatles Related
Cilla Black
13.
From A Window(Lennon/McCartney)
1:58
Cover by another artist
Regular
17 Jul 1964
Beatles Related
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas
14.
I Don't Want To See You Again(Lennon/McCartney)
2:00
Cover by another artist
Regular
11 Sep 1964
Beatles Related
Peter And Gordon
15.
That Means A Lot(Lennon/McCartney)
2:33
Cover by another artist
Regular
5 Jul 1965
Beatles Related
P.J. Proby
16.
Woman(Webb)
2:28
Cover by another artist
Regular
11 Feb 1966
Beatles Related
Peter And Gordon
17.
Love In The Open Air(McCartney)
1:57
Song
Regular
6 Jan 1967
George Martin
The George Martin Orchestra
18.
Catswalk(McCartney)
3:03
Cover by another artist
Regular
20 Oct 1967
Beatles Related
AKA "Catcall".

The Chris Barber Band
19.
Step Inside Love(Lennon/McCartney)
2:20
Cover by another artist
Regular
8 May 1968
Beatles Related
Cilla Black
20.
Thingumybob(Lennon/McCartney)
1:51
Cover by another artist
Regular
26 Aug 1968
Beatles Related
The Black Dyke Mills Band
21.
Sour Milk Sea(Harrison)
3:51
Cover by another artist
Regular
6 Sep 1968
Beatles Related
Jackie Lomax
22.
Badge(Clapton/Harrison)
2:43
Song
Regular
28 Feb 1969
Cream
Cream
23.
Goodbye(Lennon/McCartney)
2:22
Song
Regular
28 Mar 1969
Mary Hopkin
Mary Hopkin
24.
Penina(McCartney)
2:35
Cover by another artist
Regular
18 Jul 1969
Beatles Related
Carlos Mendes
25.
Come And Get It(McCartney)
2:25
Song
Regular
5 Dec 1969
Badfinger
Badfinger
26.
Ain't That Cute(Harrison/Troy)
3:43
Cover by another artist
Regular
3 Feb 1970
Beatles Related
Doris Troy
27.
Give Me Back My Dynamite(Harrison/Troy)
4:53
Cover by another artist
Regular
11 Sep 1970
Beatles Related
Doris Troy
28.
Gonna Get My Baby Back(Harrison/Troy/Starkey/Stills)
2:14
Cover by another artist
Regular
11 Sep 1970
Beatles Related
Doris Troy
Core collection    Track identified    Version validated    Lyrics available    Version details available    Audio excerpt available    Participants list available   


Song Song Studio chat Studio chat
TV/Radio chat/jingle TV/Radio chat/jingle Interview Interview
Cover by another artist Cover by another artist Film Music/Orchestral Film music/orchestral
Concert intro/announcement Concert intro/announcement Advertising Advertising
Song by another artist Song by another artist Medley title Medley title
Book chapter Book chapter
Other type of track Other


Reviews

Review by: Benjamín Solsona Dellá, bsd@tinet.fut.esOn 25 Jul 2000
Beatle jewerly gaved away. But it is beatle matter!
Review by: Pervert,On 09 Sep 2001
You people don't want this record. While a few of these songs (such as Mary Hopkins version of 'Goodbye' and Thingumybob) are fun, the majority of this is amazingly mediocre. One would think that a Lennon/McCartney-penned song coupled with George Martin production would be a recipe for good music but, alas when performed by hacks such as Peter And Gordon and The Applejacks these lesser Lennon/McCartney songs lose the charm they have in the original demo versions. Get the Marty Hopkin and the Doris Troy records and if you need to get the Jacie Lomax one too. find Love In The Open Air and the Beatles' demos of these songs wherever possible. Pretty much the rest of this is worthless shit.
Review by: liverpaulOn 19 Nov 2003 at 02:07 CEST
I don't know what the previous reviewer was taking about; this is a must-have for any serious Beatles maniac! Even if you don't like these songs, comparing them to the Beatles released material at corresponding time is quite interesting.

To me, I'll be on my way, Bad to me, Tip of my tongue, Hello little girl, Love of the loved and Like dreamers do could all have fitted on "Please, please me" or "With the Beatles" instead of a few boring covers like Chains or Till there was you.

Ok, I admit there wasn't much room on "A hard day's night", but there were plenty on "Beatles for sale"! I'm in love, I'll keep you satisfied, From a window, It's for you and World without love could have easily replaced Mr. Moonlight, Kansas City, Words of love, Honey don't and Everybody's trying to be my baby, in order to make this album a little stronger. Around the time of "A hard day's night" Lennon and McCartney had so many songs written, they probably thought they could spare all these songs (or maybe they just didn't like them...) The problem is, they didn't replenished their catalogue in time for the Christmas album (they even had to dip in their pre-Beatles repertoire with I'll follow the sun). It make me sad to think that "Beatles for sale" could have been a decent album.

Could Woman have found a spot on "Revolver"? Nah! Maybe a good single, though...

I must admit that the 3 songs by Cilla Black really suit her.

Anyway, do not hesitate to get this album. Discs 2 & 3 of this set are pure crap (on that, I agree with the previous reviewer), but still...

As for disc 4, why the hell didn't they put Sour milk sea by Harrison on it? It's not like it's a rare recording! Other than that, it is a little sad that so few demos have surfaced to this date. Let's just hope that more demos will be revealed with time.
Review by: BorisOn 16 Feb 2005 at 22:50 CEST
Review by: vicmastersOn 01 Jan 2007 at 04:04 CEST
Bah! This record is a lot of fun. Even subpar Beatles performed by the Fourmost is worth a spin. Like Lou Reed said "My bullshit is worth more than other people's diamonds. And diamonds are a girl's best friend." Or something like that. And the other discs that contain songs given away after the split, you're better off with someone else's bullshit. Save for maybe Let's Love, it sounds like the individual Beatles needed all the good songs they could hoard and couldn't give top shelf stuff to Doris Troy.
Review by: toddmagosOn 12 Apr 2007 at 02:32 CEST
Review by: 49ersphilOn 15 Jun 2007 at 11:59 CEST
Given the wide range of artists performing the songs, it's inevitible that some are good/bad/indifferent.
This is not the point.
The point is that this excellent compilation is a great place to go to hear a body of work that has it's place in music history and every true Fab's historian should want to visit from time to time.
The songs and performances are what they are, nothing more and nothing less. Enjoy them, laugh at them, yell at them, whatever-but get this set if you can.
Review by: amocker1981On 18 Jan 2008 at 15:14 CEST
I'm confused where do I go to buy this? I am a huge huge Beatles fan and I somehow managed to find me a copy of the first disc of this set. But now I want the rest! Does anyone know where or how I find it from here? Cheers, Leif
Review by: ringoswigOn 19 Jan 2008 at 07:51 CEST
Another non review. Buying is not condoned here either. Please delete.


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Filename: cd490351
Originally filled by: François Vander Linden, beatleg@infonie.be
Date of creation: 06 Oct 2001 23:59:59
Last filled by: dale
Last Revision Date : 22 Sep 2013 19:54:09
Online on : 06 Jun 2006
Type of media: Bootleg CD
The Songs The Beatles Gave Away
VARIOUS - THE SONGS THE BEATLES GAVE AWAY (CD 1)
VARIOUS - THE SONGS THE BEATLES GAVE AWAY (CD 2)
VARIOUS - THE SONGS THE BEATLES GAVE AWAY (CD 3)
VARIOUS - THE SONGS THE BEATLES GAVE AWAY (CD 4)
VARIOUS - UNHEARD MELODIES (THE SONGS THE BEATLES GAVE AWAY) (CD 1)
VARIOUS - UNHEARD MELODIES (THE SONGS THE BEATLES GAVE AWAY) (CD 2)


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