Artifacts II
The Longest Road : 1969

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Big Music Co.
BIG 4032, 1994
Total Playing Time : 76:02

Unreleased songs and alternate takes from 1969, mostly from the Get Back recording sessions in January.

Track list:

1  Up Against The Wall     4:18 January 1969. Jamming & chating
2  Across the Universe  Lennon / McCartney  2:45 7 January 1969 (GB07.79, GB07.80). Poor job of John about Across The Universe, and Paul warns him he'd better take charge, so John returns to Rock And Roll Music in an enthusiastic performance.
 Rock And Roll Music  Chuck Berry
3  Not Fade Away  Hardin / Petty / Holly  2:52 29 January 1969 (GB29.7b). 
Buddy Holly's title.
4  When I'm Sixty-Four  Lennon / McCartney  1:25 7 January 1969 (GB07.53, GB07.54).
With Jama´can rhythm.
5  Give Me Some Truth  John Lennon  0:52 January 1969 (GB07.76). 
Paul & John try to work harder on this song, but they quickly abandon.
6  Polythene Pam  Lennon / McCartney  1:55 24 January 1969 (GB24.31). 
John tries to develop the song on acoustic guitar. Unique recording of this song during the Get Back sessions.
7  Take Me Home    3:38 January 1969.
 A Quick One While He's Away  Pete Townshend 10 January 1969 (GB10.7). 
John performs this song of the Who, backed up by Paul. They are inspired by the title because George Harrison just left the studio saying he was quitting The Beatles.
8  Gilly Gilly Hossenfeffer
 Katzellellen Bogen By The Sea
 Hoffman / Manning
 / Wayne
 1:12 22 January 1969 (GB22.33). 
Paul & John harmonise nicely on a pleasant mid-50's cover version. Unique during the Get Back sessions.
9  House Of The Rising Sun  Traditional / Price  3:02 9 January 1969 (GB9.76). 
Paul & John having a fine time moaning and shouting this hit of The Animals.
10  Get Back  Lennon / McCartney  2:13 January 1969. Fast tempo version.
11  Let It Be  Lennon / McCartney  2:49 January 1969. Early rehearsal.
12  Negro In Reserve  Lennon / McCartney  0:45 3 January 1969 (GB3.038). 
John & Paul laughingly perform this meaningless up-tempo number which could be a parody of a real song.
13  Two Of Us  Lennon / McCartney  6:54 (2?) January 1969. 
Paul works on a very early version of this song
. (GB2.63 ?). Paul is trying to teach the song to the other three.
14  All Things Must Pass  George Harrison  3:05 January 1969. Early version. (GB3.80 ?)
15  Rocker  Lennon / McCartney
 / Harrison / Starkey
 2:23 22 January 1969 (GB22.52). 
Improvisation mixing lines from different songs by Fats Domino and Chuck Berry.
 Save The Last Dance For Me  Pomus / Shuman 22 January 1969 (GB22.53). 
Paul & John share the vocal of this oldie from The Drifters, then they crash into the chorus of Don't Let Me Down.
16  Don't Let Me Down  Lennon / McCartney  3:44 22 January 1969. (GB22.54 with Billy Preston ?)
17  Teddy Boy  Paul McCartney  3:43 24 January 1969. (GB24.21 ?).
The song will be officially released on Paul's fisrt solo album "McCartney" in 1970.
18  The Walk  McCracklin / Gorlin  4:04 27 January 1969 (GB27.12). 
Paul improvises some blues lyrics he can remember of The Walk.
19  Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues  Roberts / Katz /
 Clayton
 1:52 29 January 1969 (GB29.11). 
A good cover by John of Buddy Holly's hit.
20  The Long And Winding Road  Lennon / McCartney  3:43 31 January 1969 (GB31.22 ?). 
A complete performance of the song (unreleased take 18 ?)
21  You Never Give Me Your Money  Lennon / McCartney  5:50 6 May 1969 - Take 30
Unreleased mono take with no overdub. 
The song ends in a jam.
22  Something  George Harrison  5:38 11 July 1969 - Take 37
On this day, George recorded the lead vocal for  Something. The take was then mixed and reduced to take 37. An extended jam at the end of the take.
23  The Beatles Seventh Christmas
 Record
 Lennon / McCartney
 / Harrison / Starkey
 7:39 1969.