|Acetate Collection Vol. 1 - Front Cover||Acetate Collection Vol. 1 - Back Cover|
|Catalogue No.||UC 146/147|
|Total Time||Disc 1 - 76:20
Disc 2 - 79:17
(from the sleeve)
|Acetate Collection is the first in a series produced by Unicorn Records.
This first edition is a double C.D. bringing together a collection of Acetates from 1961-1969
According to the label lots of work have gone into making these tracks sound as best as possible,
being remastered, de-clicked, pitch and phase & levels corrected from best possible sources.
The label also provide comprehensive liner notes discussing each track, copied against each track below.
|1||Ain't She Sweet||MGM/Verve acetate of 24th June 1961 recording||2:08|
|2||Kansas City||Dick James acetate
An acetate made from a recording of “Kansas City” performed at the Cavern Club on 5th September 1962,
this first appeared on the Anthology series but is included here with voice over completely removed.
|3||And I Love Her||Take 21 RM2
Film production acetate with Paul's single-tracked vocal
|4||If I Fell||Take 15 RM1
Film production acetate - Same as UK mono mix
|5||A Hard Day’s Night||Take 9 RM10
Film production acetate - Same as UK mono mix
|6||She’s A Woman||EMI disc acetate Take 6
1 sided disc cut 12th October 1984 - Same as released take.
|7||She’s A Woman||EMI disc acetate Take 7
1 sided disc cut 12th October 1984 - False start into take 7
|8||Another Girl||Take 1
Film production acetate - includes Paul's count-in
|9||The Night Before||Take 2
Film production acetate - Drums mixed back and less echo
|10||I Need You||Take 5
Film production acetate - vocals mixed forward with less echo
|11||Ticket To Ride||Take 2
Film production acetate - Second vocal track mixed back
|12||Yes It Is||Take 14
Film production acetate - Vocals brought up in the mix
|13||You Like Me Too Much||Take 8
Film production acetate - Vocal mixed forward with no echo
|14||You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away||Take 9
Film production acetate - with count-in
|15||You’re Going To Lose That Girl||Take 3
Film production acetate - rough mono mix with count-in
|16||Help !||Take 12 RM4
Film production acetate - rough mono mix with tambourine during the chorus (not on official release)
|17||12 Bar Original||EMI disc Take 2 RM1
An EMI disc cut on 13th December 1965 which was auctioned in 1988 for £1300 and found its way onto many bootleg releases.
Here we have the cleanest source available.
|18||Paperback Writer||Capitol acetate
An 8? stereo Capitol acetate of take 2, the same as the released take.
|19||Strawberry Fields Forever||EMI acetate Take 7 RM3
The third of three mono remixes for “Strawberry Fields Forever” Take 7 chosen for acetate cutting on 29th November 1966
|20||A Day In The Life||Take 6 RM1
The 6th take of “A Day In The Life” was chosen for acetate cutting from the first mono mix
This is the infamous ‘Oh, shit’ version (Paul - 2:49), with no orchestra and Mal Evans bar counting clearly evident.
|21||Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band||Take 10 RM1
When this acetate first appeared we heard how the end of the song originally was played without
“With A Little Help From My Friends” segued in.
This is a unique mix without any brass overdubs.
|22||Magical Mystery Tour||EMI acetate of Take 9 RM7||2:46|
|23||Your Mother Should Know||Rough mix of Take 8||2:30|
|24||The Fool On The Hill||Take 1||2:46|
|25||Blue Jay Way||EMI disc Alternate Mix
A bizarre stereo mix with the timing all awry which has been widely thought to be a fake.
|26||I Am The Walrus||Take 17 RM4||4:32|
|1||Across The Universe||EMI disc acetate cut 8th February 1968 of Take 8
"Y'alright Ritchie ?"
|2||Intervista||EMI one-sided 10" acetate of a Kenny Everett interview with John, Paul and
Ringo in Studio 2 recorded 6th June 1968 and aired Sunday 9th June 1968.
John, sings a "Goodbye Jingle".
Then the much booted, "Cottonfields".
Paul joins in after 9 minutes as they sing "Goodbye Ken".
Discuss Tiny Tim
George joins in after 11 minutes and then Ringo
|3||Kenny Everett Workshop||Apple two-sided 8" acetate containing various jingles used in Kenny's Beatle broadcasts
Plenty of zaney adverts for ... Tea !
After 4:20 Kenny mentions his "Wireless Workshop"
Then we get back to adverts for the Tea Council.
|4||Everybody’s Got Something To Hide
Except For Me And My Monkey
|Take 12 RM5 - John's vocal brought forward||2:32|
|5||Yer Blues||Takes 16/17 RM3 and Edit Piece 1
Includes a count-in from Ringo
|6||Back In The U.S.S.R.||Take 6 RM1 - Different Jet noise placements||2:59|
|7||Revolution 9||Apple acetate Take 1 RS1 cut on 21st June 1968||7:47|
|8||Helter Skelter||Take 21 RM1
Starts with guitar feedback, shouted "distant" count-in can be heard
A minute shorter than the stereo version, no fade down and up, and no "Blisters"
|9||Birthday||Take 22 RM1
John at start, "This is Ken Macintosh and the Roving Remixers, Take Farty-One
|10||I’m So Tired||Take 14 RM1
Slow count-in from John, "1 ..... 2......3 ....."
George can be heard commenting on something at the end
|11||What's The New Mary Jane||"Cutting Room Inc." acetate - RS4||6:35|
|12||What's The New Mary Jane||"Cutting Room Inc." acetate - RS5||7:03|
|13||What's The New Mary Jane||"Cutting Room Inc." acetate - Edit version
Just crashes in, starting 2 and half minutes from the end
|14||What's The New Mary Jane||Single edit mixed for commercial release (appeared on Anthology)||3:07|
|15||Long And Winding Road||Apple acetate of released take but uncompressed with higher dynamics||3:34|
|16||Let It Be||Apple acetate of released take but uncompressed with higher dynamics||3:47|