Studio tracks for Bootleg Recordings 1964
Posted by Roger Stormo
Monday, December 08, 2014
A fan made creation, not really the cover art of the actual awaited release
While waiting for the Beatles Bootleg recordings 1964 to pop up over at iTunes, here's a list of studio performances from 1964 already available to collectors and fans, courtesy of the bootleg industry, and likely to be included on the new release:
Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand - takes 1, 2, 7, 9, 10 and take unknown
Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand - original mono mix
Sie Liebt Dich - take unknown
Sie Liebt Dich - original mono mix
Can't Buy Me Love - takes 1-4
You Can't Do That - session chat and take 6
And I Love Her - take 2
I Should Have Known Better – harmonica fragment, take 2?, take 8 (slate) and take 11
And I Love Her - takes 11 (ending)/take 12 (slate), take 14 (slate - "take 50")
And I Love Her - studio chat fragments and take 21 (slate)
Tell Me Why - takes 2 (slate) and 4
If I Fell - take unknown (fragment)
I Call Your Name - take 1 (pre take chat)
A Hard Day’s Night - takes 1-9
I'll Be Back - takes 2, 3, 12-15
You Know What To Do - studio demo
No Reply - studio demo take 1
Baby's In Black - take 7 (chat/slate)
I'm A Loser - takes 1-8
Mr Moonlight - takes 1, 2 (partial) and 4
Leave My Kitten Alone - take 4 (end), take 5
Every Little Thing (session chat)
What You're Doing - take 11
No Reply - takes 1 and 2, and two unknown takes
Eight Days A Week - studio chat and takes 1, 2, 4 and 5
She's A Woman session chat
She's A Woman - takes 1-7
Eight Days A Week - take 6 + edit piece 15 (with guide vocal)
Eight Days A Week - take 6 + edit piece 15 with overdubs (unfaded intro)
Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey - take 2
I Feel Fine - takes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and take 9 after overdubs.
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby - session chat
Honey Don't - session chat
What You're Doing (remake) - take unknown
Of course, in addition to these, Apple will have to include any unreleased BBC radio performances from 1964 circulating, as well as any concert performances not already released. The tracks from "The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl" LP will stay copyright protected because it was an official release in 1977. However, the complete August 23rd, 1964 Hollywood Bowl concert is circulating among collectors and the tracks not cherry-picked for the official album will have to be released now to protect the copyrights in the recording.
Last year's Bootleg Recordings 1963 failed to cover all bases, resulting in small time record labels releasing the missed opportunities, like with this album.
Two Beach Boys copyright protection collections for 1964 are already out, and a 9 volume set from Bob Dylan is expected shortly. If a new Beatles collection is to follow, soundboard tapes of the band’s concerts in Paris, Melbourne, Adelaide, Vancouver, Philadelphia and several other cities will have to be included. And since we know that unbootlegged performances from the Beatles 1964 concerts are in the hand of private collectors, we can expect to see small time labels further profiting on unreleased Beatles material in the year to come.
Last year's iTunes-only release.
While the Beach Boys collections are readily available to all as iTunes downloads, the Bob Dylan sets are usually limited edition physical releases, limited to 1000 copies. Of course, neither of these methods are of much damage to the bootleg industry, since in the Beach Boys' case, collectors who want physical discs are turning to bootleg versions, and in the case of Bob Dylan, the limited availability is made up for by counterfeiting and vinyl rips circulating among the fans.
The unavailability of the Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 as physical discs is also profiting the underground record industry who are selling their product via ebay and other channels.
Limited editon 4LP - 2CD underground physical release of last year's iTunes only collection.
Background: In 2012, the European Union extended copyrights on recordings from 50 to 70 years. However, the law came with a provision that copyrighted material had to be released within 50 years or else the songs would enter the public domain. Last year, the Beatles, without much publicity, put out a collection of songs on iTunes in order to retain their copyrights.