|Artefacts Of The Apple Era - Boxset Front Cover||Artefacts Of The Apple Era - Boxset Rear Cover|
|Artefacts Of The Apple Era - Disc 1||Artefacts Of The Apple Era - Disc 2|
|Artefacts Of The Apple Era - Disc 3||Artefacts Of The Apple Era - Disc 4|
|Artefacts Of The Apple Era - Disc 5||Artefacts Of The Apple Era - Rear of Booklet|
|Catalogue No.||CRSEGBOX 093 (Barcode: 5013929189300)|
|Release date||25th June 2021|
|Total time||CD 1 - 47 minutes 39 seconds
CD 2 - 69 minutes 41 seconds
CD 3 - 70 minutes 58 seconds
CD 4 - 78 minutes 15 seconds
CD 5 - 67 minutes 28 seconds
Good As Gold - Artefacts Of The Apple Era 1967-1975
Contains Previously Unreleased Audio Material
Playing the set whilst typing up this summary, it was amazing how good these tracks sounded.
1967 and The Beatles were at peak creativity and productivity, releasing not only Sgt. Pepper, but also the Magical Mystery Tour film and soundtrack.
Good As Gold is a deep dive on some of the most fascinating artefacts of the Apple era.
Housed in a matt clam shell box.
Featuring a wealth of familiar names and lesser known artists, most of whom were hand-picked by The Beatles and their inner circle during the late 1960s and early 1970s,
Produced for Cherry Red - Richard Anderson and Stefan Granados
This release is not authorised nor in any way associated with Apple Corps Ltd.
Lost Sessions And Singles 1968-1969
|1||Grapefruit||Lullaby||1968 - The only recording to be jointly produced by McCartney and Lennon||3:05|
|2||Timon||Something New Every Day||Liverpool singer-songwriter born Stephen Murray
recorded a three-song session for Apple at Trident in summer 1968.
Produced by Peter Asher, backing by James Taylor.
And Now She Says She's Young was issued on Threshold TH 3 in 1970
(produced by Justin Hayward)
|3||Timon||Who Needs A King||2:58|
|4||Timon||And Now She Says She's Young||3:02|
|5||Contact||Lovers From The Sky||Fronted by Trevor Bannister - recorded at Trident summer 1968
Produced by Traffic's Jim Capaldi who also played drums.
|6||Contact||Midsummer Night's Scene
(a.k.a. Round And Round)
|7||Drew and Dy||Dedicated To Love||Keith Drewett and Pete Dymond were signed as songwriters to Apple's Python Music.
Produced by Paul McCartney - three songs recorded August 1968 were unreleased.
Drew and Dy left Apple and went to Fontana.
|8||Drew and Dy||Taurus The Bull||3:49|
|9||Drew and Dy||Tales Of Frankie Rabbit||3:06|
|10||Grapefruit||Just One More Try||Recorded October 1968||3:13|
|11||Brute Force||King Of Fuh||New York City based Stephen Friedland was Brute Force.
Scheduled to be Apple 8 in February 1969, but EMI refused to press it.
|12||Brute Force||Nobody Knows||2:56|
|13||Mortimer||You Don't Say You Love Me||American 3-piece - Tom Smith, Tony van Benschoten and Guy Masson.
Recorded early 1969 this was the proposed b-side of the next track
|14||Mortimer||On Our Way Home||An early version of The Beatles' "Two Of Us" !
which was unreleased by The Beatles but Paul gave the song to Mortimer
|15||Contact||Lovers From The Sky (version)||A Tyrannosaurus Rex styled acoustic version of track 5 above||3:58|
Children Of The Sun - Pop Psych Sounds Of The Apple Era 1967-1971
|1||The U (Don't) No Who||An Apple A Day||Mix 2
Apple publishing head, Terry Doran, offered this Birmingham group a contract for the song in April 1968.
Two tracks from the same session are on disc 3 below.
|2||Grapefruit||Dear Delilah||Hailed as the first discovery of The Beatles and Apple,
This song reached number 21 in February 1968 on RCA Records.
|3||Sands||Listen To The Sky||B-side of the September 1967 debut single by London band Sands on Reaction 591017
this track was almost certainly gifted to Apple as a goodwill gesture by Robert Stigwood,
as the songwriter Rob Tolchard has no recollection of signing any contract with Apple.
|4||The Cyrkle||The Words||B-side to a single by the American Band managed by Brian Epstein and Nat Weiss,
who presumably gifted the track to help NEMS most famous clients get their new publishing company going.
Released in 1967 on CBS 2917
|5||Andy Ellison||Fool From Upper Eden||Andy, former lead singer with John's Children, released this
track as his second solo single in March 1968 on CBS 3357
|6||The Ways And Means||Breaking Up A Dream||A group from Kent recorded in February 1968
Released on Trend TRE 1005
|7||The Fire||Treacle Toffee World||This track was the b-side of track 13 below||2:06|
|8||Denis Couldry and the Next Collection||I Am Nearly There||Denis was organist in recently split up group Felius Andromeda when signed to Apple.
Released on Decca in February 1968 F 12734
|9||Jackie Lomax||Land Of People||Demo - an early recording session in 1967||3:22|
|10||Second Hand||A Fairy Tale||Ken Elliot's song from the 1968 debut album Reality||2:12|
|11||Joker||Sailing||A surviving demo from a quartet from Penge led by David Creech||2:26|
|12||Grapefruit||Elevator||U.K. Single Mix||2:04|
|13||The Fire||Father's Name Is Dad||Dave Lambert's trio called Fire released on Decca in March 1968 F 12753||2:29|
|14||Joker||Rip Van Winkle||A surviving demo from a quartet from Penge led by David Creech||3:40|
|15||Turquoise||Sister Saxophone||A group from Muswell Hill led by Jeff Peters and Ewan Stephens||3:06|
|16||Rawlings And Huckstep||Forgive And Forget||Graham Rawlings and Pete Huckstep were primarily a songwriting duo.||2:44|
|17||Lace||Soldier||A group from Portsmouth featuring guitarist Pete Pinckney||3:31|
|18||Peter Cooper||Evil Loving Woman||Peter Cooper composed 28 songs for Apple and once opened for Yes at The Marquee in May 1969||2:19|
|19||The Misunderstood||Children Of The Sun||(IBC) Released on Fontana in February 1969||2:47|
|20||Turquoise||Saynia||Released on Decca F 12842||2:50|
|21||Majority One||Charlotte Rose||A Hull-based group that released this track in 1969||2:51|
|22||Danny Kalb and Stefan Grossman||Singing Songs Unsung||From the 1969 album Crosscurrents released on Atlantic||2:23|
|23||Grapefruit||Deep Water||With new singer Bob Wale this was a hit in Holland||2:14|
|24||Jackie Lomax||Home Is In My Head||The title track of his debut album for Warner Brothers||4:44|
Apple Publishing Curios
|1||George Alexander||Dear Delilah||Demo||2:52|
|2||Gallagher and Lyle||In Your Wonderful Way||Recorded as a demo of their songwriting||2:31|
|3||Legay||The Fantastic Story Of The Steam Driven Banana||Leicester's Robin Pizer song appeared as a B-side on Fontana TF 904 in Feb.1968||2:54|
|4||Focal Point||Love You Forever||A Deram A-side from May 1968||2:55|
|5||Turquoise||Flying Machine||Cut at Decca for a potential single, but not issued||3:04|
|6||Gallagher and Lyle||Technicolour Dream||Recorded as a demo of their songwriting||3:12|
|7||George Alexander||Fool From Upper Eden||Demo||3:36|
|8||Promise||Not Sarah||Alan Morgan and Steve Webber||2:59|
|9||Coconut Mushroom||Mirror||Portsmouth group recorded for Decca||2:26|
|10||George Alexander||You've Got a Hold On Someone||Demo||3:06|
|11||Gallagher and Lyle||Ivy Unrehearsed||Recorded as a demo of their songwriting||2:20|
|12||Focal Point||Sycamore Syd||B-side of Love You Forever above||2:37|
|13||Drew And Dy||Only Every Time It Rains||Keith Drewett and Pete Dymond||3:20|
|14||George Alexander||This Little Man||Demo||2:39|
|15||The U (Don't) No Who||Strange People||Birmingham band who evolved into the prog outfit Bachdenkel||3:18|
|16||Focal Point||Never Never||Recorded for Deram - but unreleased||3:24|
|17||The Perishers||How Does It Feel||Issued by Fontana in August 1968||2:59|
|18||The U (Don't) No Who||Now And Again Rebecca||Birmingham band who evolved into the prog outfit Bachdenkel||3:06|
|19||Rawlings and Huckstep||Thinking Pictures||Graham Rawlings and Pete Huckstep||3:12|
|20||Coconut Mushroom||Without Her||Portsmouth group recorded for Decca||2:40|
|21||Focal Point||Girl On The Corner||Recorded for Deram - but unreleased||2:17|
|22||The Misunderstood||I Unseen||(IBC Demo)||1:59|
|24||The Cups||Good As Gold||Actually, Gallagher & Lyle - released 1969 on Polydor 56777||2:48|
The Savile Row Sound 1971-1975
|1||Fanny||Ain't That Peculiar||The first non-Apple affiliated act to record at Apple Studios
Released on Reprise REP 14165
|2||Tony Hazzard||Paul McCartney||Released on Bronze BRO-5 in 1973||2:00|
|3||Linda Lewis||Spring Song||Released on Reprise REP 1147 in 1973||2:07|
|4||Stealers Wheel||Stuck In The Middle With You||Leiber and Stoller produced huge hit from 1972||3:23|
|5||Pagliaro||Lovin' You Ain't Easy||Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Pagliaro
Released on Pye in 1972
|6||Tim Hardin||Midnight Caller||From the Columbia album, "Painted Head"||3:04|
|7||Contact||They're All Coming On||A demo from Trevor Bannister recorded at Apple in 1972||3:20|
|8||Fanny||Hey Bulldog||From the sessions for their third album, "Fanny Hill"||3:52|
|9||Pagliaro||Some Sing, Some Dance||Released on Pye||2:41|
|10||Tim Hardin||Perfection||From the Columbia album, "Painted Head"
Features Peter Frampton on lead guitar
|11||Sensational Alex Harvey Band||Next||Title track of the 1973 album on Vertigo||4:01|
|12||Fairfield Ski||Would You Mind/The Writer||Birmingham band - Nigel Wright, Matt Bridger, Bill Bonham and Dave Hynds||11:19|
|13||Linda Lewis||Play Around||From the 1973 album, "Fathoms Deep"||3:09|
|14||Tony Hazzard||I Think I'm Over Getting Over You||From the album, "Was That Alright Then ?"||3:49|
|15||John Howard||Kid In A Big World||Title track of his 1974 CBS debut album||3:45|
|16||Sensational Alex Harvey Band||The Faith Healer||One of the greatest 2 and a half minute intros ever.
A tour-de-force highlight of the 1973 album "Next" on Vertigo
|17||Chris Sievey||Watercolour View||Chris (later Frank Sidebottom) made this demo at Apple||1:10|
|18||Mike McGear||Let's Turn The Radio On||Paul on drums, this was unreleased until 2019||3:07|
|19||Stealers Wheel||Found My Way To You||From their third album in 1975 "Right of Wrong" (AMLH 68293)||3:22|
|20||Mike McGear||Blowin' In The Bay||Paul on drums, this was unreleased until 2019||2:28|
|21||Badfinger||Lay Me Down||Recorded at Apple in December 1974||3:34|
The Ghosts Of 94 Baker Street: Songs From The Apple Demo Studio
|1||Focal Point||Miss Sinclair||Demo||2:51|
|2||Jack Hollingshead||It Was Love||Signed to Apple in January 1968, but parted company in May||3:09|
|3||Robert and Miles Priestley||Just Living Our Lives||Signed to Apple in 1967 but never commercially released||1:45|
|4||Jackie Lomax||Is This What You Want||94, Baker Street Version||2:23|
|6||Jack Hollingshead||Carnaby King||94, Baker Street Demo||2:57|
|7||Barry Alexander||Emily Jane||94, Baker Street Version||2:23|
|8||Robert and Miles Priestley||Windy Love Affair||Signed to Apple in 1967 but never commercially released||1:50|
|9||Drew And Dy||Taurus The Bull||94, Baker Street Demo||4:26|
|10||Focal Point||Never Never||94, Baker Street Demo||2:59|
|11||Jack Hollingshead||Belinda Be Good||94, Baker Street Demo||2:26|
|12||Barry Alexander||Fairytale Princess||94, Baker Street Demo||2:45|
|13||George Alexander||Lullaby||94, Baker Street Demo||3:53|
|14||Jack Hollingshead||Vote For Me||94, Baker Street Demo||3:01|
|15||Drew And Dy||Flying Machine||94, Baker Street Demo||3:58|
|16||Barry Alexander||Love You Nicola||94, Baker Street Demo||2:23|
|17||Jack Hollingshead||I've Got A Secret||94, Baker Street Demo||2:23|
|18||Drew And Dy||Tales Of Frankie Rabbit||94, Baker Street Demo||3:17|
|19||Barry Alexander||Kingfisher||94, Baker Street Demo||2:26|
|20||Jack Hollingshead||I Feel Good||94, Baker Street Demo||2:58|
|21||Drew And Dy||Tales Of Two Cities||94, Baker Street Demo||3:35|
|22||Focal Point||'Cept Me||Demo||2:51|
|23||Drew And Dy||Dedicated To Love||94, Baker Street Demo||2:35|