Friday, 8 June 2018

Beatles, The - Dead Man's Walkman - Best Of The John Barrett Tapes [SBD]

The Beatles
'Dead Man's Walkman'
Best Of The John Barrett Tapes (2CD)
(2000 Silent Sea : SS 038/039) 

Demos / Outtakes / Sessions
Studio Soundboard Recordings
Encoded: 128 Kbps MP3

Track List: (Artwork Included)
Disc 1:
01 There's A Place
02 I Saw Her Standing There
03 Misery
04 From Me To You
05 From Me To You
06 From Me To You
07 Thank You Girl
08 The One After 909
09 Hold Me Tight
10 Don't Bother Me
11 Can't Buy Me Love
12 A Hard Day's Night
13 I'm A Loser
14 What You're Doing
15 She's A Woman
16 I Feel Fine
17 Ticket To Ride
18 Yes It Is
19 If You've Got Trouble
20 That Means A Lot
21 That Means A Lot
22 Help!
23 Day Tripper
24 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
25 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Disc 2:
01 12-Bar Original
02 I'm Looking Through You
03 Paperback Writer
04 Strawberry Fields Forever
05 Strawberry Fields Forever
06 Penny Lane
07 Hello Goodbye
08 Lady Madonna
09 Across The Universe
10 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
11 St. Louis Blues
12 Hey Jude
13 Not Guilty
14 Can You Take Me Back
15 The Way You Look Tonight
16 Kansas City / Miss Ann / Lawdy Miss Clawdy
17 Not Fade Away
18 Come And Get It
19 Because

When Abbey Road Studios engineer John Barrett went to studio manager Ken Townsend in 1981 and explained that he'd been diagnosed with cancer and would like to keep busy while undergoing treatment, Townsend suggested that Barrett catalog the Beatles session tapes, most of which hadn't been out of the studio vaults since they'd been recorded.
Throughout 1982 Barrett spent his free time doing just that, compiling a notebook full of colored tabs and dividers, making sense of a maze of takes and mixes that had gone into creating the most influential musical catalog of the rock era. When it was decided that EMI's Abbey Road Studios would open to the public in the summer of '83, while renovation was going on, Barrett was given the further assignment of choosing and mixing appropriate material to use on the soundtrack of the multimedia presentation that accompanied the tour.
But John Barrett went beyond his official assignment, dubbing hours of material onto cassette, taking home the recordings he himself found most enjoyable. When he died in February of 1984, there in his estate was the only collection of Beatle studio outtakes ever to make their way out of Abbey Road.
Somehow, those recordings ended up in the hands of bootlegers, resulting in the classic Ultra Rare Trax and Unsurpassed Masters series in the mid 1980's, and the most recent Turn Me On Dead Man and related releases. (notes taken from CD insert)

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