Archive Recordings 1963

The Beatles
 
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Archive Recordings 1963 - The CD
Archive Recordings 1963 - The C.D.

Label Archive Unlimited
Catalogue No. AR 1963 A
Country Of Origin   Japan
Release Date 2014
Total Time Disc 1 - 77:31
Disc 2 - 79:09
Comments:

On 17th December 2013 EMI rather cynically released a compilation of 59 Beatles recordings exclusively through an
online download site called iTunes, allegedly in order to exploit a copyright loophole and prevent the recordings from
legally entering the public domain in Europe at the end of last year.

The official release included 15 studio outtakes and 44 live B.B.C. tracks which are distinct from those released previously
on the albums Live at the BBC (1994) and On Air Live at the BBC Volume 2 (2013).
As well as the BBC performances and studio outtakes there were a couple of demo recordings:
"Bad to Me" - an acoustic guitar duet by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and "I'm in Love", a piano demo by Lennon.

Fairly predictably, the decision to release these tracks only as downloads left a gap in the market for CD and vinyl versions which were
swiftly produced in limited quantities for people who like to collect physical product, and sure enough this example is one of them.

There are other bootleg releases, but this this version comes from the Japanese label Archive Unlimited with extra tracks.
It's rather crafty that they have "revised and expanded" the 59 tracks by adding five pertinent tracks from the BBC sessions
that were left off the itunes release, and four additional demo recordings at the end of disc two.


C.D. One

Those marked with a blue background were not part of the original iTunes release, but are the expanded extra tracks.

No Tracklisting Comments Time
Tracks 1-15 are Studio Recordings
1 There's A Place Takes 5 & 6 2:15
2 There's A Place Take 8 1:55
3 There's A Place Take 9 2:00
4 Do You Want To Know A Secret Take 7/Track 2 2:15
5 A Taste Of Honey Take 6/Track 2 2:09
6 I Saw Her Standing There Take 2 3:04
7 Misery Take 1 1:51
8 Misery Take 7 1:51
9 From Me To You Takes 1 & 2 3:21
10 From Me To You Take 5 2:14
11 Thank You Girl Take 1 2:04
12 Thank You Girl Take 5 2:01
13 One After 909 Takes 1 & 2 4:25
14 Hold Me Tight Take 21 2:38
15 Money (That's What I Want) RM7 - Undubbed 2:44
B.B.C. Recordings
16 Some Other Guy 26/01/1963
Saturday Club
2:02
17 Love Me Do 2:29
18 Too Much Monkey Business 11/06/1963
Pop Go The Beatles
1:48
19 I Saw Her Standing There 16/03/1963
Saturday Club
2:36
20 Do You Want To Know A Secret 25/05/1963
Saturday Club
1:48
21 From Me To You 1:52
22 I Got To Find My Baby 29/06/1963
Saturday Club
2:00
23 Roll Over Beethoven 2:27
24 A Taste Of Honey 23/06/1963
Easy Beat
1:59
25 I Saw Her Standing There 20/10/1963
Easy Beat
3:00
26 Love Me Do 2:29
27 Please Please Me 2:06
28 Now Hush Hush (Speech) 0:28
29 From Me To You 1:52
30 She Loves You 2:28
31 I Want To Hold Your Hand 21/12/1963
Saturday Club
2:18
32 Till There Was You 2:14
33 Roll Over Beethoven 2:15
34 Happy Christmas (Speech) 1:18


C.D. Two

Those marked with a blue background were not part of the original iTunes release, but are the expanded extra tracks.

No Tracklisting Comments Time
Further B.B.C. Recordings
1 You Really Got A Hold On Me 04/06/1963
Pop Go The Beatles
2:52
2 Hippy Hippy Shake 1:59
3 Till There Was You 11/06/1963
Pop Go The Beatles
2:21
4 A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues 1806/1963
Pop Go The Beatles
2:26
5 A Taste Of Honey 2:19
6 Money (That's What I Want) 2:45
7 Anna (Go To Him) 25/06/1963
Pop Go The Beatles
3:05
8 Love Me Do 10/09/1963
Pop Go The Beatles
2:27
9 She Loves You 24/09/1963
Pop Go The Beatles
2:17
10 I'll Get You 10/09/1963
Pop Go The Beatles
2:08
11 A Taste Of Honey 2:01
12 Boys 17/09/1963
Pop Go The Beatles
2:12
13 Chains 2:24
14 You Really Got A Hold On Me 2:55
15 I Saw Here Standing There 24/09/1963
Pop Go The Beatles
2:39
16 She Loves You 10/09/1963
Pop Go The Beatles
2:15
17 Twist And Shout 24/09/1963
Pop Go The Beatles
3:02
18 Misery 12/03/1963
Here We Go
2:13
19 Do You Want To Know A Secret 2:16
20 Please Please Me 2:03
21 Long Tall Sally 13/05/1963
Side By Side
1:47
22 Chains 2:21
23 Boys 1:51
24 A Taste Of Honey 2:02
25 Roll Over Beethoven 26/12/1963
From Us To You
2:15
26 All My Loving 2:04
27 She Loves You 2:21
28 Till There Was You 2:23
Demos
29 Bad To Me Acoustic Demo 1:27
30 I'm In Love Piano Demo 1:28
31 Michelle Acoustic Guitar Only (No Vocal) 1:01
32 Three Coins In The Fountain Acoustic Guitar Only (No Vocal) 1:35
33 Don't Bother Me Acoustic Guitar, Whistling, Humming (No Vocal) 5:23
34 Studio Jam Piano and Drum Only 1:32


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