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.
|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
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.
Katzellellen Bogen By The Sea
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
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?)
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 ?)|
/ Harrison / Starkey
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 /
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.
Beatles Seventh Christmas
/ Harrison / Starkey