Beatles Cd - The "Let It Be" Rehearsals Vol. 2

 Beatles Cd - The "Let It Be" Rehearsals Vol. 2
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 Beatles Cd - The "Let It Be" Rehearsals Vol. 2
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First, I guess let me say that a number of the songs Harrison had to present in 1969, when this was recorded, should have been in the official LET IT BE album (aka, get back), but were not. Two of his songs were officially released on that LP, FOR YOU BLUE and I ME MINE, while other excellent songs were left off, to appear some months later on his sole 3 LP work of ALL THINGS MUST PASS. Overall, I think this LP is a very interesting piece of musical history, showing not only the musical talents of Harrison, but also showing how the Beatles worked together in the studio. I would say the first half of this disk is more enjoyable than the second half, in that the first half is more songs, while the second half is much more chatting and dialogue. In terms of the musical presence of the other three Beatles, it is not entirely evident whether all four were involved - I would presume Ringo (or Paul) is on drums, but much of the instrumentation is Harrison on guitar, so it is unclear how much the others were involved in these sessions. That said, I like the disk. I also have plans to get the second disck of this series, the acoustic ALL THINGS MUST PASS disk. another interesting item of note is that a good number of the songs are by Bob Dylan, and (whether intentional or not - I would suspect intentional), many of these Harrison songs have a definite sound of being influenced by the BAND, who was working with Dylan during this same time frame on such work as MUSIC FROM BIG PINK, and the BASEMENT TAPES. So, this disk is an interesting piece of history - most of the songs here are by no means finished products, in fact they are clearly still in a state of development, but they are quite nice to listen to. Too bad, looking back 30 years, that these songs did not get a more prominent position in the official LET IT BE LP. As George begins telling John (and Yoko) at the start of the LP, I have a lot of songs I have that I would like to do, I am thinking of a solo LP, I could record and mix the things in a week, and it would still keep the Beatles thing - words to that effect. Too bad that the Beatles as a collective decision did not give a greater prominence to the songs written by George - in particular, I think that the song MY SWEET LORD would have been just beautiful if done by the Beatles, rather than it being a solo Harrison work on his 3 LP set. I guess i have a bias in favor of the Harrison songs, but do like to listen to this disk



1. George Talks About Solo Album (unknown) 01:43 Get Back Session Jan 1969

The Beatles George is talking about all the songs he has in reserve and is planning a solo album to release those that won't fit on Beatles albums.

John & Yoko seem to think it's a great idea.

Pitch correction: -1.4% 2. All Things Must Pass (Harrison) 03:09

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 8 Jan 1969 GB08.033 The Beatles This is the only version featuring John on piano.

Pitch correction: -2.5% 3. Old Brown Shoe (Harrison) 02:58 Get Back Session 28 Jan 1969

The Beatles Pitch correction: -3.3% 4. For You Blue (Harrison) 02:54 Get Back Session 25 Jan 1969

The Beatles Pitch correction: -2.6% 5. Let It Down (Harrison) 02:15 Get Back Session 2 Jan 1969

The Beatles Pitch correction: -2.7% 6. I Shall Be Released (Dylan) 01:47 Get Back Session 02 Jan 1969 GB02.17 The Beatles Cover of Bob Dylan.

Pitch correction: -2.3% 7. Speak To Me (Lomax) 01:52 Get Back Session 2 Jan 1969 GB02.33 The Beatles Pitch correction: -2.1% 8. Hear Me Lord (Harrison) 02:21 Get Back Session 06 Jan 1969

The Beatles Pitch correction: -3.0% 9. I Me Mine (Harrison) 02:19 Get Back Session Jan 1969

The Beatles George demo sung to John.

Pitch correction: -0.4% 10. Short Fat Fanny (Williams) 02:55 Get Back Session Jan 1969

The Beatles Pitch correction: -1.4% 11. All Things Must Pass (Harrison) 02:57

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 29 Jan 1969 GB29.002 The Beatles John plays organ because Billy Preston is absent for the moment.

Pitch correction: -3.2% 12. Let It Down (Harrison) 03:58 Get Back Session Jan 1969

The Beatles Pitch correction: -1.8% 13. Hear Me Lord (Harrison) 01:45 Get Back Session 06 Jan 1969

The Beatles Pitch correction: -2.1% 14. I Shall Be Released (Dylan) 01:48 Get Back Session Jan 1969

The Beatles Pitch correction: -1.9% 15. On The Road Again (Jones/Wilson) 00:46 Get Back Session Jan 1969

The Beatles Pitch correction: -1.9% 16. How Do You Tell Someone (unknown) 02:02 Get Back Session 28 Jan 1969 GB28.22 The Beatles Pitch correction: -1.7% 17. Positively 4th Street (Dylan) 01:06

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 28 Jan 1969 GB28.23 The Beatles Cover of Bob Dylan. Only an excerpt of this performance has survived.

Pitch correction: -1.7% 18. Let It Down (Harrison) 02:09 Get Back Session 28 Jan 1969 GB28.027 The Beatles During playback of Get Back.

Pitch correction: -1.8% 19. Well, All Right (Petty/Alison/Holly/Mauldin) 01:09 Get Back Session 02 Jan 1969

The Beatles Cover of Buddy Holly

Pitch correction: -1.7%

20. Hitch Hike (Gaye/Stevenson/Paul) 01:56 Get Back Session 03 Jan 1969 GB03.053 The Beatles Pitch correction: -2.3% 21. I Me Mine (Harrison) 02:54 Get Back Session Jan 1969

The Beatles Paul & George work out middle 8. Ends in film version.

Pitch correction: -0.2% 22. Something (Harrison) 09:03 Get Back Session 28 Jan 1969

The Beatles John, George and Paul work on the words.

Pitch correction: -2.2%

Gustavo note: either 28.20 or 28.21. I'll further check it by listening to the CD. 23. I Me Mine (Harrison) 03:28 Get Back Session Jan 1969

The Beatles Pitch correction: -2.9% 24. I Me Mine (Harrison) 04:33 Get Back Session Jan 1969

The Beatles Pitch correction: -1.9% All Things Must Pass (Harrison)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 3 Jan 1969 GB03.072 The Beatles The beginning of a performance. Lasts only a few seconds.

Pitch correction: -3.3% All Things Must Pass (Harrison)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 3 Jan 1969 GB03.073 The Beatles George gets shock because he's touching his mike.

Pitch correction: -3.3% _Dialogue_ (Chapter Title)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get Back Session 3 Jan 1969

The Beatles