In April 1960 during the school vacation Paul borrowed a neighbour's tape recorder to record the then-called "Beatals" in his family home at No.20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool. In 1961 different tapes from these sessions were given to their friends in Hamburg, Hans Walther Braun and Astrid Kirchherr. In the late 70's Frank Dostal borrowed both original tapes and spliced them together in the Teldec studio on Heussweg is Hamburg. He made three copies, one for Hans Walther Braun, one for Astrid Kirchherr and one for himself. In April 1988 some tracks of one of these copies were released on the German LP "The Quarrymen At Home". Soon later most of the other tracks were released on a Dutch double LP called "John, Paul, George and Stu - Liverpool May 1960". The final missing vocal track "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" finally made it on Belmo's "Happy Christmas" single in 1991. All future CD releases were lifted from these sets which unfortunately were heavily compressed and edited. Even the official "Anthology Vol.1" double CD has the reverb and echo that was added to the tape in 1988! So it's not copied from the source tape but from the vinyl bootleg. For the first time now you have the chance to listen to the material lifted from the original source tape. To be honest, there are still some little snippets missing but many tracks are one or two seconds longer than on any previous release and one song for the first time ever could be heard in it's entirely: "Well Darling" on all previous releases was shortened from the original 5'06" to about 2'30" or 3'30". Here it is in full length without any fades or edits!
Disc 1 - Hans Walther Braun tape
01 - Hallelujah I Love Her So (Instrumental) 02 - Hallelujah I Love Her So 03 - The One After 909 (Version 1) 04 - Movin' & Groovin' 05 - Ramrod 06 - Instrumental No 1 07 - You'll Be Mine 08 - (Remaining Part Of Unknown Song) 09 - Matchbox 10 - I'll Always Be In Love With You 11 - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise 12 - That's When Your Heartache Begins 13 - Instrumental No 2 14 - Wildcat (Version 1) 15 - The One After 909 (Version 2) 16 - Some Days 17 - You Must Write Every Day 18 - I'll Follow The Sun 19 - Hello Little Girl 20 - Wildcat (Version 2) 21 - McCartney Interview (1994) 22 - Hallelujah I Love Her So (Rm '95) 23 - You'll Be Mine
Around October of 1965, a small label called Savage Records released an album of Sheridan material. Where Savage got the songs to use on the album is not known. My theory is this: an album called The Beatles First had been issued in Germany in April of 1964, containing much of the same lineup as The Savage Young Beatles. Bootleggers in New York bought a copy of the record, and some time later -- with MGM's "My Bonnie" and Atco's "Ain't She Sweet" having hit the charts -- they decided to pirate the German Polydor album. Apparently in order to avoid possible lawsuits, they removed three of the four sides of the MGM and Atco hit singles from the album, reducing it to eight songs. The Savage album, appropriately named The Savage Young Beatles, contained four of the Sheridan/Beatles tracks and four songs by Tony Sheridan. The front cover deceptively shows the group without Tony and mentions Tony's name (on the front cover) only at the bottom, as though "T. Sheridan" were one of the songs. To its credit, however, the proper lineup of the Beatles (with Pete Best) was shown on the cover -- rather than making it appear as though these were "new" releases.(Frank Daniels)
01 - Let's Dance 02 - What'd I Say 03 - Sweet Georgia Brown 04 - Ruby Baby 05 - Ya Ya 06 - Why (Can't You Love Me Again) 07 - Cry For a Shadow 08 - If You Love Me Baby
Recordings of The Beatles in BBC Radio and Radio Sweden auditions 63-65. About the name "Johnny and the Moondogs", by October 26, 1959, the group was streamlined to just John, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison, and the threesome decided to make a second go at Carroll Levis' TV show "Discoveries." They called themselves Johnny and the Moondogs just for these auditions, which they unfortunately failed. One can only wonder whether Johnny and the Moondogs might have become a household name if they had passed the audition!
00 - Introduction (Radio Sweden) 24.10.63.wav 01 - I Saw Her Standing There (Radio Sweden) 02 - From Me To You (Radio Sweden) 03 - Money (Radio Sweden) 04 - Roll Over Beethoven (Radio Sweden) 05 - You Really Got A Hold On Me (Radio Sweden) 06 - She Loves You (Radio Sweden) 07 - Twist & Shout (Radio Sweden) 08 - Nothin Shakin (BBC Radio) 23.07.63 09 - Lonesome Tears In My Eyes (BBC Radio) 10.07.63 10 - So How Come (No One Loves Me) 10.07.63 11 - Please Mr. Postman (BBC Radio) 10.07.63 12 - Crying Waiting Hoping (BBC Radio) 16.07.63 13 - Ticket To Ride (BBC Radio) 26.05.65 14 - Rock And Roll Music (BBC Radio) 25.11.64 15 - Kansas City (BBC Radio) 25.11.64 16 - This Boy (BBC Radio) 28.02.64 17 - Can't Buy Me Love (BBC Radio) 28.02.64
01 - I Want To Hold Your Hand 02 - Money 03 - Twist And Shout 04 - From Me To You
Empire Pool, Wembley April 26, 1964
05 - She Loves You 06 - You Can't Do That 07 - Twist And Shout 08 - Long Tall Sally 09 - Can't Buy Me Love
Festival Hall, Melbourne, Aus June 15, 1964
10 - I Saw Her Standing There 11 - You Can't Do That 12 - All My Loving 13 - She Loves You 14 - Till There Was You 15 - Roll Over Beethoven 16 - Can't Buy Me Love 17 - Twist And Shout 18 - Long Tall Sally
Very rare BBC-TV Aircheck Tape 11. Nov. 1963 pm7:28 - 8:30 ON AIR
01. Introduction by Dickie Henderson 02. From Me To You 03. She Loves You 04. Till There Was You (John's M.C. "Those in the cheaper seats clap. Those upstairs just rattle your jewelly) 05. Twist And Shout
THE BLACKPOOL NIGHT OUT 1. AUG. 1965
06. I Feel Fine 07. I'm Down 08. Act Naturally 09. Ticket To Ride 10. Yesterday 11. Help!
ROYAL VARIETY SHOW 4. NOV. 1963 (BBC RADIO BROADCAST 10. Nov. 1963 pm7:28 - 8:30 ON AIR)
12. From Me To You (fade in) 13. She Loves You 14. Till There Was You 15. Twist And Shout
EMPIRE LIVERPOOL 7. DEC. 1963 ("IT'S THE BEATLES" ON AIR)
16. From Me To You 17. I Saw Her Standing There 18. All My Loving 19. Roll Over Beethoven 20. Boys 21. Till There Was You 22. She Loves You 23. This Boy 24. I Wanna Hold Your Hand 25. Money 26. Twist & Shout 27. From Me To You