|Moggology Vol. 1 - Front Cover||Moggology Vol. 1 - Back Cover|
|Catalogue No.||MD 001/002|
|Total Time||Disc 1 - 60:44
Disc 2 - 51:14
|Comments:||Moggs are a version of .ogg (ogg vorbis)....specifically; multichannel ogg vorbis most commonly found within the Rockband game for Xbox etc.
They are a little like a zip file too, because they can contain more than one sound file.
The following comments originate from the excellent Collectors Music Reviews website.
The new Beatles series "Moggology" or, as it might be termed, "Not Another Bloody Beatles Rockband release !!?!",
From the first track of the first disk you know you’re in a different territory as John’s guitar line spars with Paul’s bass lines and Ringo’s tambourine and drums for a bare bones take on "Drive My Car". The second track is akin being stood at the side of Abbey Road studios watching the Fabs surround a microphone while listening to "Drive My Car" on a transistor radio. If that doesn’t do it for you, track three certainly won’t as we pass through cowbell, piano and then George’s lead guitar – all in separate stages so it almost sounds like listening to the song in negative. While the best parts stick in your ear and gel on the released version you’ll hear the parts that generally gave the song it’s back bone on this track. Interesting to hear how the track sounds without it’s clothes on but maybe it should have been left as an instructional piece in a guitar magazine.
Not all of the set is like this of course – the various takes of "Norwegian Wood" are rather splendid.
"You Won’t See Me"‘s rhythm track (track 8) eaks out Ringo’s shuffling drum track perfectly while Bass, Backing Vocals, Organ (track 10) highlights the comical backing vocals to the track as if the boys just don’t care as much as, lets face it, they’re only there to shadow the lead.
The single tracked vocals for "Nowhere Man" (track 13) are what John never intended you to hear.
"Michelle"‘s Rhythm track (track 16) is just as beautiful without the vocals and we hear the guitar lines that Paul and George twisted from the classical tunes to impress the girls before the band plays along with a previously unheard unending. Paul’s vocals (track 17) show how much he pushed himself for the finished article as much as the harmonies (track 18), while Beach Boys in style, show how far the band were coming in catching up with their recording techniques. The two merged together (track 20) are fantastic to hear while the music ticks along quietly behind them.
On to disk two and a continuation of the separations of "What Goes On" that started on disk one.
On to the next set of tracks and it’s slow going for a short while, neither the Rhythm Track (track 6) or Bass Track (track 7) of "I'm Looking Through You" offer much excitement. The vocals in mono (track 8) and single tracked (track 10) are nice as Paul is pushing against the music and really rips sometimes.
George’s "If I Needed Someone" is another highlight for me.
The set ends with six differing takes of "Run For Your Life".
Other titles in the series:
|1||Drive My Car||Take 4 – Rhythm Track. Mono.||2:27|
|2||Drive My Car||SI onto Take 4 – Vocals. Mono.||2:27|
|3||Drive My Car||SI onto Take 4 – Cowbell, Piano + Lead Guitar. Mono.||2:27|
|4||Norwegian Wood||Take 4 – Bass, 12 String, Sitar. Mono.||2:02|
|5||Norwegian Wood||Take 4 – Vocals + Acoustic Guitar. Mono.||2:02|
|6||Norwegian Wood||SI onto Take 4 – Drums. Mono.||2:02|
|7||Norwegian Wood||Take 4. Mono (with John's false start)||2:26|
|8||You Won’t See Me||Take 2. Rhythm track. Mono.||3:21|
|9||You Won’t See Me||SI onto Take 2 – Vocals. Mono||3:21|
|10||You Won’t See Me||SI onto Take 2. Bass, Backing Vocals,Organ. Mono.||3:21|
|11||Nowhere Man||Take 4. Rhythm+Guitar Overdubs. Mono.||2:44|
|12||Nowhere Man||SI onto Take 4. Vocals||2:44|
|13||Nowhere Man||Take 4. Single Track Vocals. Mono.||2:44|
|14||Nowhere Man||SI onto Take 4 – Vocals 1. Mono. Edit of track 3||2:41|
|15||Nowhere Man||SI onto Take 4 – Vocals 2. Mono. Edit of track 4||2:41|
|16||Michelle||Take 1 – Rhythm Track. Mono.||2:51|
|17||Michelle||Take 1 – Vocal. Mono.||2:51|
|18||Michelle||SI onto Take 1 – Vocal Harmonies. Mono||2:51|
|19||Michelle||SI onto Take 2 – Bass, Acoustic 3 and Electric Guitar Mono||2:51|
|20||Michelle||SI onto Take 1 – All Vocals. Stereo||2:51|
|21||Michelle||Take 1. Mono||2:51|
|22||What Goes On||Take 1 – Drums + Bass. Mono.||2:45|
|1||What Goes On||Take 1 – Guitar. Mono.||2:47|
|2||What Goes On||SI onto Take 1 – Vocals. Mono.||2:47|
|3||What Goes On||SI onto Take 1 – Lead Guitar End. Mono||2:47|
|4||What Goes On||Take 1. Stereo||2:47|
|5||What Goes On||Take 1 + Ringo Vocal Mono||2:47|
|6||I’m Looking Through You||Take 4, Rhythm track mono.||2:23|
|7||I’m Looking Through You||Take 4 – Bass mono.||2:23|
|8||I’m Looking Through You||SI onto Take 4 – Vocals mono.||2:23|
|9||I’m Looking Through You||SI onto Take 4 – Vocals + Others mono||2:23|
|10||I’m Looking Through You||Take 4 – Single Track Vocals Mono||2:23|
|11||I’m Looking Through You||Take 4. Stereo||2:23|
|12||If I Needed Someone||Take 1. Rhythm Track + Guitar overdub Mono.||2:23|
|13||If I Needed Someone||SI onto Take 1 – Vocals Mono||2:23|
|14||If I Needed Someone||SI onto Take 1 – Guitar+Tambourine Mono.||2:23|
|15||Run For Your Life||Take 5 – Rhythm Track + Guitar Overdubs Mono.||2:21|
|16||Run For Your Life||Take 5 – Bass mono.||2:21|
|17||Run For Your Life||Take 5 – Bass Enhanced Vocal Mix. Mono.||2:21|
|18||Run For Your Life||SI onto Take 5 – All Vocals Mono||2:21|
|19||Run For Your Life||Take 5. Stereo||2:21|
|20||Run For Your Life||Take 5 – Entomology Edit Stereo||2:25|
Other titles in the series:
Moggology Vol. 2
Moggology Vol. 3
Moggology Vol. 4
Moggology Vol. 5
Moggology Vol. 6