Beatles (2 Cds) - The Twickenham Sessions 7 & 8

Beatles (2 Cds) - The Twickenham Sessions 7 & 8
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Beatles (2 Cds) - The Twickenham Sessions 7 & 8
(DISC ONE)

TWICKENHAM SET DISC 7: "WE SHOULD JUST GO ON AS IF NOTHING'S HAPPENED?"

The after lunch session of the 10th continues, though things have calmed down a bit. Prior to the conversation that begins this disc, they have been vaguely discussing the live show plans. At one point, Michael asks what they want to do next, and John jokes that they're gonna split up George's equipment amongst them! Not much is getting done here either, and it's not long before Paul can no longer bare to be away from the piano. Again, the conversations take place around and on top of the music.

The opening discussion is about sending Mal Evans off to scout locations in Tripoli. Neil is not too keen on the choice of scouts, unsure of trusting Mal's judgment.

A very nice instrumental version of "Long & Winding Road", is followed by a very classical-sounding piece (which Paul has played around with twice before during these sessions). The most interesting bit is "Martha My Dear" and the resulting 9 minute and 7 minute experimental jams that take place based in and around it!

While Paul plays, Ringo taps along. He can't seem to remember if the drummer who filled in for him in '64 was Jimmy or Bobby Nichols. The conversation then turns to the question of what to do if George doesn't come back (John says he'll just ask Eric Clapton). Yoko asks for a mike. As the conversation continues, she calls, then yells. and then screeches "John", who jokingly answers by screaming "WHAT?". Ringo gets involved a few times by answering with "I'm afraid he's not in", and a stronger "HE'S BUSY!". Paul is still playing, and Yoko is still "John"-ing. Eerily, they all seem to move from being annoyed, to joining in. Paul's tune slightly changes, (into something more like "Heart & Soul") and he now seems to be accompanying Yoko. Ringo is even yelling "John!".

When the tape outs back in, Paul is back to a more "Martha ... " type tune, with Ringo singing "You are my John" in place of the correct lyric. Yoko is still "John"-ing. Paul then moves again into the "Heart & Soul" direction, while Yoko is still going strong. The bit ends with a big piano flourish and vigorous hand clapping from Ringo.

But wait folks! Another Paul/Yoko jam is brewing. It's not long before Paul is back playing another variation of the "King of The Birds" piece. Yoko starts vocalizing again, and this time, John joins in on guitar. He is really making the effort to follow Paul's melody. Ringo is hand clapping, and Yoko throws in some of her patented "bleeting". As she moves on to "John"-ing again. Ringo picks up the tambourine, while Paul continues his piano theme. At its conclusion, John asks to do it again! The "John"-ing starts and the others all fail back in. After about 7 minutes. Paul drops out, and the piece fades to just John's guitar sound experiments mixed with Yoko's wailing.

We rejoin our boys on Monday, January 13, 1969. The band meeting was held over the weekend at Ringo's. George showed, but walked out. He does not show up for Monday's session. In fact, John fails to arrive until after 3pm! They attempt to work on "Get Back" and are concentrating on the details; lyrics, drum fills, guitar breaks, etc. Mal is busy transcribing lyrics.

It is a bit difficult to follow along with DDSI for this segment, as it seems the piece which they have labeled as 13.18 actually occurs between 13.10 & 13.11. It appears in its complete form on this disc, and it has been labeled in these notes as 13.10b.

When Tuesday, the 14th arrives, George is still boycotting. Paul is again the first on the scene, and he plants himself at the piano. While running through various treatments of "Lady Jane", he begins to wonder if he'll be the ONLY one to show. When Ringo arrives, they launch into the "Piano Boogie" duet that is seen in the movie. (aka "Bought A Piano"). They go on to discuss Peter & Gordon, and Johnny Cash.

The highlight of this segment is Paul's presentation of "Back Seat Of My Car". When someone comments on how Beach Boys-ish it sounds, Paul exaggerates it to the extreme, complete with vocalizations as to how the Beach Boys would have orchestrated it! He stops to take a phone call, and Ringo and Mal discuss both John's late arrival, and a TV horror show from the night before. Paul eventually returns to his piano.

More from the 14th is continued on disc 8.

Core collection Track identified Version validated Lyrics available Version details available Audio excerpt available Participants list available 1. Nagra Tape A Roll (unknown) 12:11

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session Nagra Tape Roll 0120A 10 Jan 1969

The Beatles Roll 120A continued The Long And Winding Road (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 10 Jan 1969 GB10.021 The Beatles

Adagio For Strings (Barber)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 10 Jan 1969 GB10.022 The Beatles

Martha My Dear (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 10 Jan 1969 GB10.023 The Beatles

2. Nagra Tape A Roll (unknown) 16:28

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session Nagra Tape Roll 0122A 10 Jan 1969

The Beatles

Martha My Dear (Lennon/McCartney)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 10 Jan 1969 GB10.023a (part of) The Beatles Listed as "Martha/Yoko medley" ** New! Never released before

Yoko sings "John John John John"

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Improvisation (-)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 10 Jan 1969 GB10.023a (part of) The Beatles ** New! Never released before

Yoko sings "John John John John"

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Martha My Dear (Lennon/McCartney)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 10 Jan 1969 GB10.023a (part of) The Beatles ** New! Never released before

Yoko sings "John John John John"

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Improvisation (-)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 10 Jan 1969 GB10.023a (part of) The Beatles ** New! Never released before

Yoko sings "John John John John"

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Jam (David Bowie Section)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 10 Jan 1969 GB10.023b (part of) The Beatles Listed as "Instrumental (King Of The Birds/Yoko jam) ** New! Never released before

Vaguely reminiscing of the of "King Of The Birds" ... Yoko singing .. urgh .. while John plays guitar.

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Improvisation (-)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 10 Jan 1969 GB10.023b (part of) The Beatles Listed as "Instrumental (King Of The Birds/Yoko jam) ** New! Never released before

Suddenly a goat is being butchered in the studio .. oh, that's YOKO's voice ? Oh well, is she hurt ? :-)

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Jam (David Bowie Section)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 10 Jan 1969 GB10.023c The Beatles Listed as "Instrumental jam 'one more time!'" ** New! Never released before

Reprise of GB10.23b .. and Yoko's still not dead ...

Reminds Hey Jude (I mean if you ignore Yoko)

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) 3. Nagra Tape A Roll (unknown) 16:10

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session Nagra Tape Roll 0134A 13 Jan 1969

The Beatles

Get Back (Lennon/McCartney)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 13 Jan 1969 GB13.017a The Beatles ** New! Never released before

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Improvisation (-)

Get Back Session 13 Jan 1969 GB13.018 The Beatles

Get Back (Lennon/McCartney)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 13 Jan 1969 GB13.018a The Beatles ** New! Never released before

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Get Back (Lennon/McCartney)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 13 Jan 1969 GB13.018b The Beatles ** New! Never released before

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Get Back (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 13 Jan 1969 GB13.011 The Beatles Sulpy admitted he was wrong in the order of this performance (should be after GB13.18) Get Back (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 13 Jan 1969 GB13.012 The Beatles Sulpy admitted he was wrong in the order of this performance (should be after GB13.18) 4. Nagra Tape A Roll (unknown) 07:59

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session Nagra Tape Roll 0136A 13 Jan 1969

The Beatles � Get Back (Lennon/McCartney)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 13 Jan 1969 GB13.012a The Beatles ** New

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Get Back (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 13 Jan 1969 GB13.019 The Beatles

Get Back (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 13 Jan 1969 GB13.020 The Beatles

Get Back (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 13 Jan 1969 GB13.021 The Beatles

Get Back (Lennon/McCartney)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 13 Jan 1969 GB13.021a The Beatles ** New

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) 5. Nagra Tape B Roll (unknown) 01:57 Get Back Session Nagra Tape Roll 0121B 14 Jan 1969

The Beatles

San Francisco Bay Blues (Fuller)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.004 The Beatles

Lady Jane (Jagger/Richards)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.008a The Beatles ** New! Never released before 6. Nagra Tape A Roll (unknown) 16:00

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session Nagra Tape Roll 0138A 14 Jan 1969

The Beatles Erroneously listed as Roll 134A Lady Jane (Jagger/Richards)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.009 The Beatles Longer than what's been available until now ... Talking Guitar Blues (Trad. Arr. Tubb)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.009a The Beatles ** New

Listed by Sulpy as "Talking Blues"

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Improvisation (-)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.010 The Beatles Listed as "Improvisation (Jazz Piano Song)" Improvisation (-)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.011 The Beatles

Woman (Webb)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.012 The Beatles

Woman (Webb)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.013 The Beatles

Woman (Webb)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.014 The Beatles

Cocaine Blues (Arnall)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.015 The Beatles

Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart (Clement)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.016 The Beatles Listed as "Flushed You From The Bathroom Of My Heart" On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) (Lerner/Lane)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.017 The Beatles Listed without brackets. Improvisation (-)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.018 The Beatles

Back Seat Of My Car (McCartney)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.019 The Beatles

7. Nagra Tape A Roll (unknown) 01:58

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session Nagra Tape Roll 0139A 14 Jan 1969

The Beatles Jan 14th Continued, Roll 139A Back Seat Of My Car (McCartney)

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 nDDSI.14.023 The Beatles This is the end of a piano performance (40 seconds). Was GB14.20

Dialogue (The Beatles Section)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969

The Beatles

Improvisation (-)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.021 The Beatles

This Song Of Love (McCartney)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.022 The Beatles

(DISC TWO)

TWICKENHAM SET DISC 8: "RINGO, IT'S BEEN GREAT WORKING WITH YOU MAN!"

The session from the 14th continues.

Paul, Ringo and crew kill time until John arrives. When he does, they take a crack at his new song Parts of "Madman", "Watching Rainbows" and assorted oldies that are alluded to have previously surfaced on vinyl, but they are here in their best and fullest forms. Mixed in with the Chuck Berry-ish jams, one can hear many hints of the future Beatle track "Come Together".

Next, Paul seems to test the "Pete Townshend" riff he spoke of on the 10th (10.0j) for "Get Back". John interrupts, complaining that he can't keep up with the riff on the piano! They pick up again, with JOHN singing!

A blues jam begins to develop, but it falls apart midway, turning into "tuning" festival. It picks back up, and becomes a bluesy version of "Madman". Ringo drops out after about 6 minutes, prompting John to yell "Ringo, it's been great working with you man!". Apparently, Ringo, who has felt ill all day, is leaving. John responds tongue-in-cheek, as if he's walking out as George did.

After a quick reprise of "Madman", and a brief offering of "You Know My Name", they begin to discuss George. Paul explains that George will return from Liverpool the next day, and John enthusiastically brings up going to see him. A meeting of all four of them is apparently in the works for Wednesday, but Paul requests that the filming stop if they are to continue their discussion.

The final session at Twickenham wasn't really a session at all, and what little of it exists, closes out this CD series. Due to the planned meeting with George, no session seems to have taken place. Instead, Paul, most likely the only one to arrive, runs through a few tunes for the crew's benefit.

They move on to Apple studios on Wednesday, the 22nd. But that, dear listeners, is a whole other set!!

Enjoy this incredible offering from the first, and foremost Beatles label ... Yellow Dog.

Core collection Track identified Version validated Lyrics available Version details available Audio excerpt available Participants list available 1. Nagra Tape A Roll (unknown) 07:56

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session Nagra Tape Roll 0139A 14 Jan 1969

The Beatles 14 January, continued This Song Of Love (McCartney)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.023 The Beatles

As Clear As A Bell (Says La Scala, Milan) (McCartney)

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 nDDSI.14.027 The Beatles Paul improvised the lyrics based on the previous conversation. The music is improvised too. Was GB14.24.

Hello Dolly (Herman)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.025 The Beatles

Definitely Inclined Towards It (Lennon)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.026 The Beatles

2. Nagra Tape A Roll (unknown) 16:15

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session Nagra Tape Roll 0145A 14 Jan 1969

The Beatles January 14th Continued Roll 145A Madman (Lennon)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.026a The Beatles ** New

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Madman (Lennon)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.027 The Beatles

Mean Mr. Mustard (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.028a The Beatles

Madman (Lennon)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.028 The Beatles

Watching Rainbows (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.029 The Beatles

3. Nagra Tape A Roll (unknown) 15:10

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session Nagra Tape Roll 0146A 14 Jan 1969

The Beatles January 14th Continued Roll 146A Improvisation (-)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.29a The Beatles ** New

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Improvisation (-)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.030 The Beatles

Improvisation (-)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.031 The Beatles ** New!Never released before Take This Hammer (Terry/McGhee)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.032 The Beatles

Johnny B. Goode (Berry)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.033 The Beatles

4. Nagra Tape A Roll (unknown) 11:54

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session Nagra Tape Roll 0147A 14 Jan 1969

The Beatles January 14th Continued Roll 147A Johnny B. Goode (Berry)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.033a The Beatles ** New! Never released before

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Get Back (Lennon/McCartney)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.033b The Beatles ** New! Never released before

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Improvisation (-)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.033c The Beatles Listed as "Blues Jam"

** New! Never released before

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Don't Stop Running (unknown)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.033d The Beatles ** New! Never released before

An improvisation (?) where John sings "Don't Stop Running !"

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6) Madman (Lennon)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.034 The Beatles

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 14 Jan 1969 GB14.035 The Beatles Listed as "You Know My Name"

** Previously unavailable 5. Nagra Tape A Roll (unknown) 11:27

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session Nagra Tape Roll 0148A 15 Jan 1969

The Beatles January 14th Continued Roll 148A Jam (David Bowie Section)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 15 Jan 1969 GB15.000a The Beatles ** New

Two very brief instrumentals fragments of organ or electric piano.

(Documented by Sulpy in The 910, vol. 7, No 5-6 but not indexed) Oh! Darling (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 15 Jan 1969 GB15.001 The Beatles Full of echo .. Oh! Darling (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 15 Jan 1969 GB15.002 The Beatles Full of echo Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Lennon/McCartney)

Get Back Session 15 Jan 1969 GB15.003 The Beatles Full of echo Dialogue (The Beatles Section)

Get Back Session 15 Jan 1969

The Beatles Slate 149, camera A.

It seems there is no Beatles on this part of the tape and that it's only the breakdown of the Twickenham set. This part is 6-7 mminutes long ...