This History of British Rock is the most exhaustive and essential overview of '60s British pop/rock available. Although the collection doesn't include tracks from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Herman's Hermits, the Dave Clark Five, and the early Animals, their absence doesn't hurt the series, since it spotlights several artists who never had more than a handful of hits, plus many forgotten gems. And there are plenty of major acts here, as well: The Kinks, the Small Faces, the Yardbirds, Donovan, the Hollies, the Zombies, the Spencer Davis Group, the Searchers, Manfred Mann, and Them are all represented by their best-known tracks. The collection runs from the beginnings of Merseybeat to the aftermath of psychedelia, meaning that it chronicles the evolution of British pop/rock quite effectively. But The History of British Rock shouldn't be thought of as simply an educational overview of one of the most vital eras of pop; each volume is fun and exciting, and sounds more like a good time than a history lesson. The series is one of the cornerstones of any comprehensive pop/rock collection. (Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide) Arwork included. The British Invasion - History of British Rock, Vol. 1
LINK Vol 1 01. You Really Got Me - The Kinks, 02. How Do You Do It? - Gerry & the Pacemakers 03. Nobody I Know - Peter & Gordon 04. I'm Telling You Now - Freddie & the Dreamers 05. She's Not There - The Zombies 06. Little Children - Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas 07. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry & the Pacemakers 08. Hippy Hippy Shake - The Swinging Blue Jeans 09. Bad to Me - Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas 10. Yesterday's Gone - Chad & Jeremy 11. For Your Love - The Yardbirds 12. Have I the Right? - The Honeycombs 13. Needles and Pins - The Searchers 14. World Without Love - Peter & Gordon 15. I'm Gonna Love You Too - The Hullaballoos 16. Hello Little Girl - The Fourmost 17. Funny How Love Can Be - The Ivy League 18. It's Alright - Adam Faith 19. Tip of My Tongue - Tommy Quickly 20. He's in Town - The Rockin' Berries Vol 2 LINK Vol 2 01. All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks 02. Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann, Manfred Mann 03. I'll Keep You Satisfied - Billy J. Kramer 04. I Like It - Gerry & the Pacemakers 05. Summer Song - Chad & Jeremy 06. Don't Throw Your Love Away - The Searchers 07. Catch the Wind - Donovan 08. Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds 09. You're My World - Cilla Black 10. I Don't Want to See You Again - Peter & Gordon 11. I'm Alive - The Hollies, The Hollies 12. You Were Made for Me - Freddie & the Dreamers 13. Tell Her No - The Zombies 14. I'll Be There - Gerry & the Pacemakers 15. To Know You Is to Love You - Peter & Gordon 16. Good Golly Miss Molly - The Swinging Blue Jeans 17. Bad Time - The Roulettes 18. Poor Man's Son - The Rockin' Berries 19. That's Why I'm Crying - The Ivy League 20. I Love You - The Zombies Vol 3 LINK Vol 3 01. Love Potion No. 9 - The Searchers 02. It's Gonna Be Alright - Gerry & the Pacemakers 03. From a Window - Billy J. Kramer 04. Willow Weep for Me - Chad & Jeremy 05. Sha La La - Manfred Mann 06. Tired of Waiting for You - The Kinks 07. I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers 08. Bus Stop - The Hollies, The Hollies 09. Wild Thing - The Troggs 10. I'm a Man - The Yardbirds 11. True Love Ways - Peter & Gordon 12. Do the Freddie - Freddie & the Dreamers 13. I Go to Pieces - Peter & Gordon 14. Colours - Donovan 15. Tossin' and Turnin' - The Ivy League 16. In the Hall of the Mountain King - Sounds Incorporated 17. I'll Keep on Holding On - The Action 18. She's Coming Home - The Zombies 19. Making Time - The Creation 20. I Remember When I Loved Her - The Zombies Vol 4 LINK Vol 4 01. Shapes of Things - The Yardbirds 02. Well Respected Man - The Kinks 03. Stop, Stop, Stop - The Hollies 04. Trains and Boats and Planes - Billy J. Kramer 05. Whenever You're Ready - The Zombies 06. Keep on Running - The Spencer Davis Group 07. Universal Soldier - Donovan 08. You Turn Me On (Turn on Song) - Ian Whitcomb 09. Ferry Cross the Mersey - Gerry & the Pacemakers 10. Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group 11. Pay You Back With Interest - The Hollies 12. Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann 13. All Night Stand - Thoughts 14. Lady Godiva - Peter & Gordon 15. Just Out of Reach - The Zombies 16. Painter Man - The Creation 17. Georgy Girl - The Seekers 18. Take a Heart - The Sorrows 19. With a Girl Like You - The Troggs 20. Woman - Peter & Gordon Vol 5 LINK Vol 5 01. Ain't She Sweet - The Beatles 02. Telstar - The Tornadoes 03. Shout - Lulu & The Luvers 04. Some Other Guy - The Big Three 05. Yeh, Yeh - Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames 06. My Bonnie - The Beatles With Tony Sheridan 07. Everything's Alright - The Mojos 08. Downtown - Petula Clark 09. Game Of Love - Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders 10. Baby, Please Don't Go - Them 11. Road Runner - The Pretty Things 12. Diane - The Bachelors 13. It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones 14. Gloria - Them 15. Go Now! - The Moody Blues 16. I Think Of You - The Merseybeats 17. I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield 18. You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes 19. Sunshine Superman - Donovan 20. Before And After - Chad & Jeremy Vol 6 LINK Vol 6 01. Concrete And Clay - Unit 4+2 02. Look Through Any Window - The Hollies 03. Here Comes The Night - Them 04. Wishin' And Hopin' - Dusty Springfield 05. Make It Easy On Yourself - The Walker Bros. 06. It's Just A Little Bit To Late - Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders 07. Sha-La-La-La-Lee - Small Faces 08. I Know A Place - Petula Clark 09. Marie - The Bachelors 10. Come Tomorrow - Manfred Mann 11. Mystic Eyes - Them 12. Here Comes My Baby - The Tremeloes 13. Baby, Now That I've Found You - The Foundations 14. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - The Silkie 15. This Strange Effect - Dave Berry 16. My Mind's Eye - Small Faces 17. To Sir With Love - Lulu 18. On A Carousel - The Hollies 19. When The Night Falls - The Eyes 20. A Groovy Kind Of Love - The Mindbenders Vol 7 LINK Vol 7 01. Friday On My Mind - The Easybeats 02. Black Is Black - Los Bravos 03. Mellow Yellow - Donovan 04. Smashed! Blocked! - John's Children 05. Pamela, Pamela - Wayne Fontana 06. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield 07. Everyone's Gone To The Moon - Jonathan King 08. My Love - Petula Clark 09. Girl On A Swing - Gerry & The Pacemakers 10. My Friend Jack - The Smoke 11. All Or Nothing - Small Faces 12. See See Rider - Eric Burdon & The Animals 13. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) - The Walker Bros. 14. Carrie-Anne - The Hollies 15. A Man With Money - Wild Uncertainty 16. To Love Somebody - The Bee Gees
17. Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes 18. Sorrow - The Merseys 19. Teenage Failure - Chad & Jeremy 20. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band Vol 8 LINK Vol 8 01. I'm A Man - The Spencer Davis Group 02. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream 03. Kites - Simon Dupree & The Big Sound 04. Dear Eloise - The Hollies 05. Love Is All Around - The Troggs 06. Matthew And Son - Cat Stevens 07. Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan 08. When I Was Young - Eric Burdon & The Animals 09. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum 10. Desdemona - John's Children 11. My White Bicycle - Tomorrow 12. Conquistador - Procol Harum 13. Flowers In The Rain - The Move 14. New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones) - The Bee Gees 15. Pictures Of Matchstick Men - Status Quo 16. San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon & The Animals 17. We Are The Moles - The Moles 18. The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde - Georgie Fame 19. Knight In Rusty Armour - Peter & Gordon 20. Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues
Vol 9 LINK Vol 9 01. Fire - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown 02. White Room - Cream 03. I've Gotta Get A Message To You - The Bee Gees 04. Sky Pilot-Pt. I - Eric Burdon & The Animals 05. Reflections Of My Life - The Marmalade 06. Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman 07. Zabadak - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 08. I Don't Want Our Loving To Die - The Herd 09. Rainbow Chaser - Nirvana 10. Atlantis - Donovan 11. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) - The Hollies 12. Hush - Deep Purple 13. With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker 14. Words - The Bee Gees 15. Dance In The Smoke - Argent 16. Lalena - Donovan 17. (I Know) I'm Losing You - Rod Stewart With Faces 18. Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations 19. Smile A Little Smile For Me - The Flying Machine 20. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies
The Appletree Theatre was a studio group of American musicians who released the album Playback in 1967. The project was set up by brothers Terry and John Boylan, with leading jazz session musicians including Larry Coryell and Eric Gale. The album was essentially a loosely-woven concept album, comprising a collage of interlaced vocal narratives, sound effects, song fragments, and quality pop songs such as "Hightower Square" and "I Wonder If Louise Is Home". It was issued on the Verve Forecast label, and was finally reissued on CD in 2007. John Lennon referred to it as one of his favourite albums. In the wake of the set's commercial failure Terry went solo, releasing three albums as a singer/songwriter, while John reappeared as a member of the short-lived Hamilton Streetcar before turning his attention to production with the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, and others.
01 - Altogether Overture - In The Beginning - Hightower Square 02 - Lullaby 03 - Saturday Morning 04 - Nevertheless It Was Italy 05 - I Wonder If Louise Is Home 06 - Chez Louise 07 - 'e' Train 08 - Meanwhile-Brother Speed 09 - You're The Biggest Thing 10 - Don't Blame It On Your Wife 11 - Sorry State Of Staying Awake 12 - Barefoot Boy 13 - Lotus Flower 14 - What A Way To Go
Recorded live at San Francisco's The Matrix in May 1967 while they were still called The Sparrow, a Canadian Sixties blues-rock band, evolved out of Jack London & The Sparrows and later morphed into Steppenwolf. This is some powerful, bluesy garage rock. Early versions of some songs later done as Steppenwolf (Power Play, Tighten Up Your Wig, Corinna, Corinna and The Pusher), and a couple covers of songs by John Lee Hooker & Howlin' Wolf. Great sound quality for a 1967 live recording. The version of The Pusher on this is 21 minutes long. About half of that though is an extended psychedelic improvisation. 01 - Power Play 02 - Howlin' For My Darlin' 03 - I'm Goin' Upstairs 04 - Corina, Corina 05 - Tighten Up Your Wig 06 - The Pusher LINK
Spooky Tooth are an English progressive rock band principally active, with intermittent breakups, between 1967 to 1974. In recent years, the band has been reconstituted at various points, and continues to perform occasionally. Crucial to their sound was their instrumentation; they were one of the few acts within the rock forum of the time to adopt the twin keyboard approach (both an organ and a piano player) alongside The Band (whose "The Weight" was recorded by Spooky Tooth as a single in 1968), Procol Harum, and Mott the Hoople. They formed in October 1967, out of a combination of The Ramrods (1960 - late 1963), The V.I.P.'s (late 1963 - April 1967) and Art (April — October 1967). The line-up changed several times, but typically was Mike Harrison (keyboards/vocals), Greg Ridley (bass guitar/vocals), Luther (Luke) Grosvenor (guitar/vocals), Mike Kellie (drums), and Gary Wright (organ/vocals). They formed in October 1967, out of a combination of The Ramrods (1960 - late 1963), The V.I.P.'s (late 1963 - April 1967) and Art (April — October 1967). It's All About is the 1968 debut album of the band. The album was originally released in England by Island Records. The American version of the album, entitled Spooky Tooth, was originally released on Bell in 1968. It was reissued in 1971 as Tobacco Road. 01 - Society's Child 02 - Love Really Changed Me 03 - Here I Lived So Well 04 - Too Much Of Nothing 05 - Sunshine Help Me 06 - It's All About A Roundabout 07 - Tobacco Road 08 - It Hurts You So 09 - Forget It, I Got It 10 - Bubbles LINK
Skip Bifferty was a rock band formed in early 1966, when The Chosen Few (Featuring Alan Hull, later of Lindisfarne) from Newcastle upon Tyne changed their name and got a new singer, Graham Bell. Their outings on vinyl were few and far between, but included the much re-issued 1967 album Skip Bifferty, recently released with bonus Radio tracks as "The Story of Skip Bifferty" on Sanctuary Records. Some of their songs were covered by established artistes such as Cilla Black, The Tremeloes and The Kingsmen ("Louie Louie"). They had a following on the "live" circuit and are remembered with great affection. Their manager was Don Arden, father of Sharon Osbourne. They went through some personnel changes (Paul Nichols drums on Heavy Jelly). Bassist Colin Gibson went on to work with Ginger Baker, Bert Jansch, Alvin Lee, Van Morrison amongst others. John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher reappeared in 1977 as The Blockheads, backing Ian Dury.
01 - Money Man 02 - Jeremy Carabine 03 - When She Comes To Stay 04 - Guru 05 - Come Around 06 - Time Track 07 - Gas Board Under Dog 08 - Inside The Secret 09 - Orange Lace 10 - Planting Bad Seeds 11 - Yours For At Least 24 12 - Follow The Path Of The Stars 13 - Prince Germany The First 14 - Clearway 51
Strawberry Alarm Clock - 1968 - Wake up Its Tomorrow Strawberry Alarm Clock is a psychedelic rock band from Los Angeles best known for their 1967 hit "Incense and Peppermints". The group took its name as an homage to the Beatles' psychedelic hit "Strawberry Fields Forever", reportedly, at the suggestion of their record company Uni Records. They are often thought of as a "one-hit wonder" and were instrumental in the development of bubblegum pop music in the United States.Wake Up...It's Tomorrow is the second album by Strawberry Alarm Clock. It is the last album to feature the classic Incense and Peppermints lineup.The album features two charted hits: "Tomorrow" (#23, the group's second and last Top 40 record) and "Sit With The Guru" (#65). The mono single and stereo LP versions of "Tomorrow" and "Sit With The Guru" are noticeably different mixes, particularly in the organ and lead guitar arrangements 01 - Nightmare Of Percussion 02 - Soft Skies No Lies 03 - Tomorrow 04 - They Saw The Fat One Coming 05 - Curse Of The Witches 06 - Sit With The Guru 07 - Go Back Youre Going The Wrong Way 08 - Pretty Song From Psych-Out 09 - Sitting On A Star 10 - Black Butter Past 11 - Black Butter Present 12 - Black Butter Future 13 - Tomorrow 14 - Sit With The Guru LINK Strawberry Alarm Clock - 1969 - Good Morning Starshine
Good Morning Starshine LP, last of the band, failed to sell. The title track "Good Morning Starshine", from the musical Hair, produced by Julius Zabadak, limped to #87 in 1969 but was beat out by Oliver's version which scored the big hit. 01 - Me And The Township 02 - Off Ramp Road Tramp 03 - Small Package 04 - Hog Child 05 - Miss Attraction 06 - Good Morning Starshine 07 - Miss Attraction 08 - Write Your Name In Gold 09 - (You Put Me On) Standby 10 - Dear Joy 11 - Changes LINK
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was an hour-long, packaged television program that featured both live action and animated segments. The Banana Splits' bubblegum pop rock and roll was provided by studio professionals, including Joey Levine ("I Enjoy Being a Boy", "It's a Good Day for a Parade"); Al Kooper ("You're the Lovin' End"); Barry White ("Doin' the Banana Split"); Gene Pitney ("Two Ton Tessie") and Jimmy Radcliffe provided his songs ("I'm Gonna Find A Cave", "Soul", "Don't Go Away Go-Go Girl", "Adam Had 'Em" and "The Show Must Go On") but did not contribute vocals to Splits recordings. The music director was music publisher Aaron Schroeder while production duties were mainly handled by David Mook. In 1968, The Banana Splits released this album titled We're the Banana Splits. The show’s theme song, titled "The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)", released as a single, peaked at number 97 on Billboard's Top 100 in February 1969. 01 - We're The Banana Splits 02 - I'm Gonna Find A Cave 03 - This Spot 04 - Doin' The Banana Split 05 - Toy Piano Melody 06 - Soul 07 - The Tra La La Song 08 - Wait Til Tomorrow 09 - You're The Lovin' End 10 - In New Orleans 11 - Two-Ton Tessie 12 - Don't Go Away - Go-Go Girl LINK
With The Beatles is the second studio album by The Beatles. It was released in November 1963 on Parlophone, and was recorded four months after the band's debut Please Please Me. The album features eight original compositions (seven by Lennon/McCartney, as well as George Harrison's first composition) and six covers (mostly of Motown and R&B hits). Most of the songs from the album were released in the United States as Meet The Beatles! on 20 January 1964, and the remaining that were not, featured on their next US album, The Beatles' Second Album.
01 - It Won't Be Long 02 - All I've Got To Do 03 - All My Loving 04 - Don't Bother Me 05 - Little Child 06 - Till There Was You 07 - Please Mister Postman 08 - Roll Over Beethoven 09 - Hold Me Tight 10 - You Really Got A Hold On Me 11 - I Wanna Be Your Man 12 - Devil In Her Heart 13 - Not A Second Time 14 - Money
The Beatles - 1963 - The Alternate With The Beatles
Session outtakes, alternate mixes and live performances.
01 - It Won´t Be Long 02 - All I´ve Got To Do 03 - All My Loving 04 - Don´t Bother Me 05 - Little Child 06 - Till There Was You 07 - Please Mister Postman 08 - Roll Over Beethoven 09 - Hold Me Tight 10 - You Really Got A Hold On Me 11 - I Wanna Be Your Man 12 - Devil In Her Heart 13 - Not A Second Time 14 - Money 15 - It Won´t Be Long 16 - All My Loving 17 - Don´t Bother Me 18 - Don´t Bother Me 19 - Please Mister Postman 20 - Please Mister Postman 21 - Hold Me Tight 22 - Money 23 - Money 24 - All My Loving 25 - Till There Was You 26 - Roll Over Beethoven 27 - I Wanna Be Your Man 28 - Money 29 - You Really Got A Hold On Me 30 - Devil In Her Heart 31 - Money
Live performances from 1963 and 1964 Disc 1 101 - From Me To You 102 - Twist And Shout 103 - I Saw Her Standing There 104 - She Loves You 105 - Intro 106 - From Me To You 107 - I'll Get You 108 - She Loves You 109 - Twist And Shout 110 - Outro 111 - Intro 112 - I Saw Her Standing There 113 - From Me To You 114 - Money (That's What I Want) 115 - Roll Over Beethoven 116 - You Really Got A Hold On Me 117 - She Loves You 118 - Twist And Shout 119 - Intro 120 - She Loves You 121 - Twist And Shout 122 - I Saw Her Standing There 123 - Long Tall Sally 124 - Outro 125 - From Me To You 126 - She Loves You 127 - Til There Was You 128 - Twist And Shout 129 - Outro 130 - I Saw Her Standing There 131 - From Me To You 132 - She Loves You 133 - Twist And Shout 134 - From Me To You (Reprise) 135 - Intro 136 - This Boy 137 - All My Loving 138 - I Want To Hold Your Hand 139 - Not Like It Was In Your Day 140 - Moonlight Bay 141 - Outro [Morecambe And Wise] Disc 2 201 - From Me To You 202 - I Saw Her Standing There 203 - All My Loving 204 - Roll Over Beethoven 205 - Boys 206 - Till There Was You 207 - She Loves You 208 - This Boy 209 - I Want To Hold Your Hand 210 - Money 211 - Twist And Shout 212 - From Me To You (Reprise) 213 - Intro 214 - I Want To Hold Your Hand 215 - This Boy 216 - All My Loving 217 - Money 218 - Twist And Shout 219 - Outro 220 - From Me To You 221 - From Me To You 222 - I Saw Her Standing There 223 - This Boy Intro 224 - Twist And Shout 225 - From Me To You (Reprise) 226 - Long Tall Sally 227 - From Me To You (Reprise) 228 - From Me To You 229 - She Loves You 230 - This Boy 231 - I Want To Hold Your Hand 232 - Twist And Shout 233 - From Me To You (Reprise) 234 - Long Tall Sally 235 - From Me To You (Reprise) LINK
Immediately after sessions for the Please Please Me album, The Beatles went back on the road for nightly live shows and the second leg of the tour, which had begun 2 February, with Helen Shapiro headlining. Brian Epstein had booked engagements for the band every day Immediately after sessions for the Please Please Me album, The Beatles went back on the road for nightly live shows and the second leg of the tour, which had begun 2 February, with Helen Shapiro headlining. Brian Epstein had booked engagements for the band every day throughout the rest of the month (except for 25 February) as the "Please Please Me” single made its way up the charts. By 19 February, The Beatles had theirfirst number one record in Britain. Between the end of the Shapiro tour and the beginning of a series of live dates including another tour – this one with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez – Brian Epstein and George Martin scheduled a recording session intended to produce the band’s third single. The material on this disc represents nearly everything that made it to tape during those sessions, including five takes of ‘One After 909.’ Repeated breakdowns, resulting from a fourway uncertainty regarding arrangement, assured this would become The Beatles’ first abandoned song. George Martin’s guidance remains very strong, most notably in shaping the structure of ‘From Me To You.’ The song’s overdubreel, typically bootlegged as it appears in EMI’s vaults (in a fragmentary state, reflecting the removal of the edit pieces), has been restored here, revealing step-by-step the process by which the finished recording was constructed. 01 - From Me To You - Take 1 02 - From Me To You - Take 2 03 - From Me To You - Take 3 04 - From Me To You - Take 4 05 - From Me To You - Take 5 06 - From Me To You - Take 6 07 - From Me To You - Take 7 08 - Thank You Girl - Take 1 09 - Thank You Girl - Take 2 10 - Thank You Girl - Take 3 11 - Thank You Girl - Take 4 12 - Thank You Girl - Take 5 13 - Thank You Girl - Take 6 14 - Thank You Girl - Take 7 Edit Piece 15 - Thank You Girl - Take 8 Edit Piece 16 - Thank You Girl - Take 9 Edit Piece 17 - Thank You Girl - Take 10 Edit Piece 18 - Thank You Girl - Take 11 Edit Piece 19 - Thank You Girl - Take 12 Edit Piece 20 - Thank You Girl - Take 13 Edit Piece 21 - From Me To You - Take 8 Track 2 22 - From Me To You - Take 9 Edit Piece 2 23 - From Me To You - Take 10 Edit Piece 3 24 - From Me To You - Take 11 Edit Piece 4 25 - From Me To You - Take 12 Edit Piece 5 26 - From Me To You - Take 13 Edit Piece 6 27 - One After 909 - Take 1 28 - One After 909 - Take 2 29 - One After 909 - Take 3 30 - One After 909 - Take 4 31 - One After 909 - Take 5 Edit Piece 32 - From Me To You - Edit Of Takes 1, 2, 8, 9 And 10 33 - From Me To You - 1982 Mix 34 - Thank You Girl - Take 14 Track 2 35 - Thank You Girl - Take 30 36 - One After 909 - Anthology Mix LINK
The last half of 1963 saw The Beatles transformed from a group with a few hit singles into a force that dominated the British music scene. Their own radio show on the BBC (Pop Go The Beatles) made them a household presence. Brian Epstein's roster of acts from now-fashionable Liverpool rode the wave of The Beatles' stardom and began tapping the ever-growing Lennon-McCartney songhook (two of which, `Bad To Me' and `I'm In Love,' are represented here in demo form), often with George Martin producing. And the hits, of course, just kept on comin'. `She Loves You' entered the charts 21 August and was number 1 by mid-September, by which time The Beatles were well into sessions for their second album. Personal appearances increased, and the band was building a momentum that would soon lead to their breakthrough in America. The single that served as the springboard for that breakthrough, `I Want To Hold Your Hand' b/w `This Boy,' found John Lennon and Paul McCartney unmistakably in full command of their compositional powers, while Paul began taking a more assertive role in arranging the session. (Paul's leadership is also in evidence during the recording of `Hold Me Tight,' heard on this disc as well.) And finally, this 17 October session was The Beatles' first four-track recording, a technological upgrade which would very soon open the door to a revolution in the studio. 01 - I'll Be On My Way - BBC 02 - Bad To Me - Demo 03 - She Loves You - Rs1 04 - She Loves You - Rs2 05 - Michelle - Guitar Instrumental 06 - Piano Instrumental 07 - Please Mr Postman - Take 3 08 - Please Mr Postman - Take 9 09 - It Won't Be Long - Take 7 10 - It Won't Be Long - Take 10 11 - Don't Bother Me - Demo 12 - Message To Australia - 12 Sept 1963 13 - Hold Me Tight - Take 20 14 - Hold Me Tight - Take 21 15 - Hold Me Tight - Take 22 16 - Hold Me Tight - Take 23 17 - Hold Me Tight - Take 24 18 - Hold Me Tight - Take 25 19 - Hold Me Tight - Take 26 20 - Hold Me Tight - Take 27 21 - Hold Me Tight - Take 28 22 - Hold Me Tight - Take 29 23 - Don't Bother Me - Take10 24 - Don't Bother Me - Take 11 25 - Don't Bother Me - Take 12 26 - Don't Bother Me - Take 13 27 - I'm In Love - Demo 28 - I Want To Hold Your Hand - Take 1 (Fragment) 29 - I Want To Hold Your Hand - Take 2 (Fragment) 30 - I Want To Hold Your Hand - Take 9 (Chat & Intro) 31 - I Want To Hold Your Hand - Take Unknown 32 - This Boy - Tk Unknown 33 - This Boy - Take 12 34 - This Boy - Take 13 35 - I Want To Hold Your Hand - Rs17 From Australian 45 36 - This Boy - Rs15 37 - I Want To Hold Your Hand - Anthology Surround 38 - This Boy - Anthology Restored LINK
Please Please Me recording session outtakes 01 How Do You Do It - Take 2 (unedited) 02 Please Please Me (demo) 03 There's A Place - take 1 04 There's A Place - take 2 05 There's A Place - take 3 06 There's A Place - take 4 07 There's A Place - take 5 08 There's A Place - take 6 09 There's A Place - take 7 10 There's A Place - take 8 11 There's A Place - take 9 12 There's A Place - take 10 13 I Saw Her Standing There - take 1 14 I Saw Her Standing There - take 2 15 I Saw Her Standing There - take 3 16 I Saw Her Standing There - take 4 17 I Saw Her Standing There - take 5 18 I Saw Her Standing There - take 6 19 I Saw Her Standing There - take 7 20 I Saw Her Standing There - take 8 21 I Saw Her Standing There - take 9 22 Do You Want To Know A Secret - take 7 23 Do You Want To Know A Secret - take 8 24 A Taste Of Honey - take 6 25 A Taste Of Honey - take 7 26 There's A Place - take 11 27 There's A Place - take 12 28 There's A Place - take 13 29 I Saw Her Standing There - take 10 30 I Saw Her Standing There - take 11 31 I Saw Her Standing There - take 12 32 Misery - take 1 33 Misery - take 2 34 Misery - take 3 35 Misery - take 4 36 Misery - take 5 37 Misery - take 6 38 Misery - take 7 39 Misery - take 8 LINK
Much of the data given by the disc is wrong. Most Beatles tracks, some not. Look here for detailed info: http://www.bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=BEAT-1§ion=1 01 - Mein Bonnie 02 - I Love You Too (Vocals By Paul) 03 - It's Only Love 04 - Indian Rope Trick 05 - Happy Birthday Mike Love 06 - Not Guilty 09 - The Fool On The Hill 10 - I Am The Walrus 11 - Watching Rainbows 12 - Mean Mr. Mustard 13 - All Things Must Pass 14 - Cheese And Onions 15 - The Oriental Nightfish 16 - The Pirate Song 17 - Sweet Georgia Brown 18 - Three Cool Cats 19 - I'm In Love LINK