THE BEATLES ACETATE COLLECTION - Unicorn - 2 CDS
Two CDS of upgrades and new find - all acetates of The Beatles from 1961-1970! Excellent quality! New for 2012 - all die hards will find something new on this, besides upgrades!
1. Aint She Sweet (MGM/Verve Acetate)
2. Kansas City (Dick James Acetate)
3. And I Love Her (Take 21 RM2)
4. If I Fell (Take 15 RM1)
5. A Hard Days Night (Take 9 RM10)
6. She’s A Woman (Emidisc Acetate Take 6)
7. She’s A Woman (Emidisc Acetate Take 7/8)
8. Another Girl (Take 1)
9. The Night Before (Take 2)
10. I Need You (Take 5)
11. Ticket To Ride (Take 2)
12. Yes It Is (Take 14)
13. You Like Me Too Much (Take 8)
14. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (Take 9)
15. You’re Going To Lose That Girl (Take 3)
16. Help! (Take 12 RM4)
17. 12 Bar Original (Emidisc RM1 Take 2)
18. Paperback Writer (Capitol Acetate)
19. Strawberry Fields (Emidisc Take 7 RM3)
20. A Day In The Life (Take 6 RM1)
21. Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Take 10 RM1)
22. Magical Mystery Tour (Take 9 RM7)
23. Your Mother Should Know (Take 8)
24. The Fool On The Hill (Take 1)
25. Blue Jay Way (Emidisc Alt Mix)
26. I Am The Walrus (Take 17 RM4)
1. Across The Universe (Emidisc Acetate)
2. Intervista (Emidisc Acetate)
3. Kenny Everett Workshop (Apple Acetate)
4. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide (RM5)
5. Yer Blues (Takes 16/17 RM3)
6. Back In The Ussr (Take 6 RM1)
7. Revolution 9 (Apple Acetate Take 1 Rs1 21.6.68)
8. Helter Skelter (Take 21 RM1)
9. Birthday (Take 22 RM1)
10. I’m So Tired (Take 14 RM1)
11. Mary Jane - Master - Rs4 (Cutting Room Acetate)
12. Mary Jane - Overdub - Rs5 (Cutting Room Acetate)
13. Mary Jane - Edit-Version (Cutting Room Acetate)
14. Mary Jane (Single Edit Rs4 & 5)8
15. Long & Winding Road (Apple Acetate)
16. Let It Be (Apple Acetate)
All Tracks Remastered For This New Edition. Declicked, Pitch,
Phase & Levels Corrected From Best Possible Sources.
ALL TRACKS REMASTERED FOR THIS NEW EDITION. DECLICKED, PITCH,
PHASE & LEVELS CORRECTED FROM BEST POSSIBLE SOURCES.
This CD brings together a collection of Acetates from 1961-69, some you may have seen before on previous releases,
but some discs here make their debut to CD and have remained previously unreleased until now. Firstly an MGM/Verve
Acetate of The Beatles June 24, 1961 recording of "Aint She Sweet", followed by an acetate made from a recording of
"Kanas City" performed at the Cavern Club on September the 5th 1962, this first appeared on the Anthology series but is
included here with voice over completely removed.
There were a number of production film acetates made from The Beatles first two movies, A Hard Days Night and Help!
soundtracks, the first three here are "And I Love Her", with Paul's single tracked vocal, "If I Fell" and "A Hard Days
Night", which are the same as the UK mono mixes. This Is followed by two 7", 1 sided Emidisc Mono Acetates of
"She's A Woman". The first being take 6, the released take, but the second compiles a false start and take 7, these
acetates were probably cut the same day as the mono mixing for "She's A Woman" on October 12, 1964.
More production film acetates follow, this time from the Help! soundtrack. "Another Girl" with Paul's count-in,
"The Night Before" with drums mixed further back and less echo, "I Need You" vocal tracks mixed forward with less
echo, "Ticket To Ride" with second vocal track mixed back, "Yes It Is" with vocals more prominent, "You Like Me Too
Much" with no echo and vocals brought forward, "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" with count in, "You're Gonna
Lose That Girl" rough mono mix with count in, and finally "Help" a rough mono mix with tambourine present during
the chorus not heard on the official mono released mix.
"12-Bar original" was an instrumental based around the twelve bar riff, originally only two takes were recorded, and
some rehearsals survive from the master tapes, here we have an Emidisc cut on the 13th of December 1965 of Remix
mono 2 of the second take. The acetate was auctioned in 1988 for £1300 and found it's way onto many bootleg releases,
here we have the cleanest source available. This Is followed by an 8" stereo Capitol Acetate of "Paperback Writer", take
2, the same as the released take.
The third of three mono remixes for "Strawberry Fields Forever" Take 7, was chosen for acetate cutting on November 29,
1966. These rough mixes were later scrapped In favour of a re-make of the recording, takes 9-24 on December 9, 1966.
The 6th take of "A Day In The Life" was chosen for acetate cutting from the first mono mix, what's presented here is the
infamous 'Oh, shit' version, with no orchestra and Mal Evans' bar counting is clearly evident. When the acetate of
"Sgt.Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" first appeared, the first mono mix of take 10, we caught a glimpse to how the end
of the song originally was played without "With A Little Help From My Friends" graphed in, this is a unique mix without
any brass overdubs.
The final five tracks on disc one are from the soundtrack to Magical Mystery Tour, firstly the title track "Magical Mystery
Tour" is presented here as a 7" Emidisc, remix mono 7 of take 9, presented here in it's cleanest form to date.
“Your Mother Should Know" a rough mix of take 8, "The Fool On The Hill" take 1 with no flute or recorder overdubs,
"Blue Jay Way" a white label Emidisc with hand written notes, this Is quite a bazaar stereo mix, which Is totally
different to the disc that appeared on Yellow Dog's 'Acetates' CD In 1991. Since it's initial inclusion on the first edition
of this CD, much scepticism has been widely thought about this acetate's authenticity, according to Doug Sulpy, it seems
the verdict is still out on this one. Finally, the last of the Magical Mystery Tour discs "I Am The Walrus", remix mono 4 of
take 17, a basic mix with no overdubs.
"Across The Universe" was originally recorded as early as February 1968 for Inclusion as a single release (In which
"Lady Madonna" was chosen Instead) this was later used on a charity compilation album "No One's Gonna Change Our
World" In December 1969, then released on the "Let It Be" album with an orchestra accompaniment and new overdubs.
Presented here Is an Emidisc acetate of the original 1968 recording, take 8 with no overdubs or speed variants. This disc
was cut on February 8, 1968 from one of two mono mixes made that day.
What follows Is the Infamous "Intervista" acetate, a Kenny Everett Interview with John, Paul and Ringo for Inclusion on
his Radio show aired that Sunday, the 9th of June. This was recorded at EMI Studio Two on June 6, 1968. This Is a 1 sided
10" Emidisc which clocks In at over 14 Minutes. Continuing on the Everett madness, we have Included a rare 2 sided 8"
Apple acetate, "Kenny Everett Musical Workshop" which contains various jingles from his radio program, some of which
were used In his Beatles broadcasts.
We have included seven acetates from the White Album, "Everybody's Got Something To Hide" remix mono 5 of take 12
with John's vocals brought forward, "Yer Blues" Takes 16/17 edit RM3 and edit piece take 1, features an edited-on count-in
from Ringo, "Back In The USSR" remix mono 1 of take 6 with different jet noises, "Revolution 9" was mixed for stereo on
June 21 & 25, 1968, an Apple Mono 2 Sided Acetate is included here, this also appeared on Vigotone's 'Revolution' CD In
1994, but sounds a little cleaner here. "Helter Skelter" remix mono 1 of take 21, this is one minute shorter than stereo
version, and has no fade down and up within the song, no Ringo "blisters" shout at the end. "Birthday" remix mono 1 of
take 22, and "I'm So Tired" remix mono 1of take 14.
Tracks 11, 12 & 13 have been taken from a 'Cutting Room Inc.' 1 sided stereo acetate. The first two recordings from this
disc have appeared on previous Bootlegs over the years, most notably on "What A Shame, Mary Jane Had A Pain At The
Party", a 12" Bootleg E.P released In 1979 on a fake EMI label. For some unknown reason the third song was not Included
here and has remained unreleased. We have Included that 'Edit-Version' of "What's The New Mary Jane". On the first
edition of this release this track appeared in mp3 form, since the release of 'Yellow Dog's' 2CD set 'Acetates' in 2002, we
have upgraded the source to a far superior recording. As a bonus to this revised edition of 'Acetate Collection' we have
included a single edit of "Mary Jane" as mixed for commercial release, although this never happened, it remained
unreleased for 27 years until it appeared on the Anthology series.
To bring this revised set of acetates to a close, the final two Apple acetates, "Let It Be" & "The Long And Winding Road"
are the released takes, but sound like uncompressed mixes, with high dynamics opposed to the official versions.
All tracks on this new edition have been declicked, pitch, phase and levels corrected to bring you
the best possible quality recordings possible.