BEATLES RARITY OF THE WEEK – HELTER SKELTER (TAKE 2 ORIGINAL LENGTH)
Posted by Happy Nat
September 28, 2007
Welcome to the Beatles Rarity Of The Week. Featured here is an early take of “Helter Skelter” recorded on July 18, 1968 which was a couple months before the version heard on the White Album. This recording appeared on The Beatles Anthology 3 CD set but it was edited down to 4 and a half minutes there while the complete take actually clocks in at around 12 minutes. Presented here is an alternate “Helter Skelter” take 2 where the Anthology account has been artificially extended out to the full 12 minutes. This clever editing even had me fooled for awhile and gives us a feel for experiencing a listen to the full version. One of these days if the “real thing” surfaces that will be even better. For more details about this track see the CD booklet included with Beatles Anthology 3.
The Beatles in 1968
Extra info: I would like to thank Michael B and Rednoise for their help with key information in this post.