REVOLUTION: TAKE… YOUR KNICKERS OFF!

February 26, 2009 – 4:57 pm

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THE BEATLES
Revolution Take… Your Knickers Off! (His Master’s Choice 006, 2CD]

More outtakes.

Just when you thought they had exhausted the vaults, out comes this two-CD bootleg which surfaced during the first week of February. This is also probably the most sought-after bootleg on the internet at the moment - with a copy being sold on eBay for US$265.

Thanks to semato1 for sharing the tracks on the internet.

However, a speed-corrected version of the 10-min-plus Revolution was offered by telecaster71 on the Dime site and it is this corrected version that is included here.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality  MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released.

These tracks are no longer available for download. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you want to download them at a later date.

Disc 1 (notes are from the booklet that came with the CDs)
Track 101. Revolution #1 (RM 1)
Here for the first time in its full 10 minute+ glory.
Track 102. Revolution (Single version, no piano)
From the initial session that the recording heard on this disc is taken, complete with cunt-in and no fade out.
Track 103. Across The Universe (Alternate mix take 8)
This version presented here, an alternate mix from take 8, contains various overdubs – some backwards – that were not used in the released version., together with pre-song banter and a full ending.
Track 104. Dear Prudence
An alternate mono mix, complete with a post-song comment from John Lennon and other extraneous noises from the original master tape.
Track 105. Julia (instrumental take 1+2)
A collection of John Lennon home recordings of his song Julia, in far better sound quality and from a longer tape source than has ever appeared before.
Track 106. Julia (SI onto take 2)
A vocal track and a second guitar… The quality of this source tape is incredible.
Track 107. Julia (SI onto take 2 2nd try)
A second try at overdubbing.

Tracks 8-15 - Rehearsals and session takes
Track 108. Step Inside Love
Track 109. Step Inside Love
Track 110. Step Inside Love
Track 111. Step Inside Love (Take 1)
Track 112. Step Inside Love (Take 2)
Track 113. Step Inside Love (Take 3)
Track 114. Step Inside Love (Take 4)
Track 115. Step Inside Love (Chat)

Disc 2
Tracks 1-21 - Session takes 1-26
Track 201. Come and Get It [Take 1]
Track 202. Come and Get It [Take 2, 3]
Track 203. Come and Get It [Take 4]
Track 204. Come and Get It [Take 5]
Track 205. Come and Get It [Take 6]
Track 206. Come and Get It [Take 7]
Track 207. Come and Get It [Take 8]
Track 208. Come and Get It [Take 9]
Track 209. Come and Get It [Take 10]
Track 210. Come and Get It [Take 11]
Track 211. Come and Get It [Take 12]
Track 212. Come and Get It [Take 13]
Track 213. Come and Get It [Take 14]
Track 214. Come and Get It [Take 15]
Track 215. Come and Get It [Take 16]
Track 216. Come and Get It [Take 17]
Track 217. Come and Get It [Take 18]
Track 218. Come and Get It [Take 19, 20]
Track 219. Come and Get It [Take 21]
Track 220. Come and Get It [Take 22-25]
Track 221. Come and Get It [Take 26]

Tracks 22-31 - Session takes 1-11
Track 222. No Escaping Your Love [Take 1]
Track 223. No Escaping Your Love [Take 2, 3]
Track 224. No Escaping Your Love [Take 4]
Track 225. No Escaping Your Love [Take 5]
Track 226. No Escaping Your Love [Take 6]
Track 227. No Escaping Your Love [Take 7]
Track 228. No Escaping Your Love [Take 8]
Track 229. No Escaping Your Love [Take 9]
Track 230. No Escaping Your Love [Take 10]
Track 231. No Escaping Your Love [Take 11]

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  1. 43 Responses to “REVOLUTION: TAKE… YOUR KNICKERS OFF!”

  2. YES!! Thank You Big O! We love Julia Fabtastic…

    By Bruce on Feb 26, 2009

  3. When you try to listen to Track 101, you get: “This file is no longer available because of claim by Recording Industry Association of America, Inc..”

    By Elo on Feb 26, 2009

  4. Thanks for letting me hear these.

    And oh, then it probably will only be a matter of short time until these tracks here will also be taken down. Oh well …

    By Tom on Feb 27, 2009

  5. Funny how record companies see the golden goose of the Beatles being cashed on by people SMARTER than them… I’m talking about bootleggers of course.
    Even a poor chap like me could imagine an expanded, 4-cd set, of each Beatles album filled to the brim with outtakes and alt. versions would sell
    Idiots!

    By nanker on Feb 27, 2009

  6. that is so true….why keep this stuff “unreleased” when they(record company & artist) when they could make so much money & so many fans happy.

    By mkane on Feb 27, 2009

  7. So who’s the female doing the vocals?

    By Taxman on Feb 27, 2009

  8. Female doing vocals is Cilla Black.

    “Step Inside Love” This was a major hit single for Cilla in the U.K.

    Produced by Paul and George Martin.

    By Graham Hicks on Feb 27, 2009

  9. long live the beatles

    By lanini on Feb 27, 2009

  10. Great bootleg! I’ve got it complete and it’s amazing, really stunning! Thanks for sharing it with everyone. It’s great that still 40 years after new beatles’ outtakes and alt. versions surface from the land of forgotten tapes…

    By Mauro on Feb 27, 2009

  11. EMI is so stupid, they didn’t even release “normal” remastered CDs of the Beatles’ albums – not to talk about deluxe editions with outtakes, demos or live performances.
    And they keep the prices of their cash cows high.
    Sony and Warner have all their nice price or mid-price program for rereleased and remastered “oldies”. EMI also releases cheaper CDs, but you won’t find anything from the Beatles there. Or Pink Floyd. Or Queen (except maybe for a short limited time and then they#re back to high price).

    By Walter on Feb 27, 2009

  12. The Best band around the world

    By Georg on Feb 27, 2009

  13. So what’s the URL for “the dime site”? Is the speed corrected Revolution still sitting there?

    (Thanks too for yet another great post here.)

    By Spike on Feb 27, 2009

  14. Hey!…I never dreamed of hearing outtakes of my all-time fav band in this quality on a bootleg…Yeah…This is not another volume of the Anthology serie…It’s even better!…These are top notch outtakes!…I love when a labour of love like this comes out!…Thanks Big O for sharing with everybody as usual…You make people happy!

    By Alex Corvini on Feb 28, 2009

  15. Unfortunately the track on the Dime site is no longer available for download.

    By bigozine2 on Feb 28, 2009

  16. EMI’s handling of Beatles material is shameful and disgraceful.

    By gringo557 on Feb 28, 2009

  17. It is fantastic that this site can offer Beatles fans free access to what would otherwise be an expensive bootleg. Apple and EMI just don’t get it. Thank you BigO!

    By Belmo on Feb 28, 2009

  18. Thanks! Any chance of finding the infamous “Helter Skelter” full version?

    By Tom on Feb 28, 2009

  19. Thanks a lot! and you can find the first track here : http://www.twelvemajorchords.com/?p=1540
    Thanks again!

    By Enrique on Feb 28, 2009

  20. The entire set in lossless quality can be found at http://www.demonoid.com, just search for Beatles. It was uploaded like 2 days ago. There you’ll find the track!

    By Mauro on Feb 28, 2009

  21. One reason EMI keep the prices of Beatles CDs high is because Apple Corps demand a high royalty. It’s also Apple that prevents EMI from releasing unheard Beatles product. EMI are partly to blame, but it’s The Beatles who are holding up the release of remaster CDs and keeping the prices high. And the reason for that? Because they were ripped of big time in the Sixties. When the remastered albums finally appear you can be sure they will be full price.

    By Crimson Avenger on Mar 1, 2009

  22. btw, “No Escaping Your Love” is an Iveys song, recorded before they became Badfinger. It was produced by Tony Visconti and has no Beatles involvement.

    By Rockin' Rich on Mar 2, 2009

  23. Fantastic post!!!
    The Beatles rare and unreleased discoveries seem to be neverending.
    Which is great!

    All the best,
    Serge.

    By Serge ZENI on Mar 3, 2009

  24. No Escaping Your Love doesn’t sound like a Beatle is singing. In fact, it doesn’t sound like a Beatles style song.
    Who is it really?

    By Bb on Mar 6, 2009

  25. No Escaping Your Love is an Iveys/Badfinger song, being sung by Tommy Evans

    By The expert on Mar 7, 2009

  26. Okay, so here’s a question begging to be asked…

    It’s pretty well accepted that these ‘Come And Get It’ demos were performed completely by Paul McCartney but this bootleg completely destroys that idea. You can hear Paul giving instructions in pretty much to other players while he’s holding maracas “Just everyone a bit easier, slow it down a bit…” etc. At one point he refers to one of the players as “Bill”.

    It’s definitely not Ringo on drums. These are still the same recordings (different mixes of course) that ended up on Anthology 3.

    You also hear him mentioning something to Tony Visconti on one of the takes. Anyone care to shed light on this session?

    By Ryan C. on Mar 8, 2009

  27. To Ryan

    The reason is while the original demo of Come And Get It was completely done by Paul, these are the Badfinger sessions for the recording of their version of Come And Get It. And maybe, we’re not sure, this is the first time it’s revealed that Paul was in the studio with Badfinger “directing” the sessions, which explains why Badfinger’s version is identical to Paul’s.

    By bigozine2 on Mar 8, 2009

  28. It all makes sense now. Thanks for everything bigozine.

    By Ryan on Mar 8, 2009

  29. Revolution 1 Take 20 [speed corrected]:

    http://www.zshare.net/download/56375705457affd0/ (FLAC)

    By Mr. Ska on Mar 11, 2009

  30. NON-MP3 versions available on Hungercity and The Traders Den
    A quick google will get the address, this is Big O’s turf, no disrespect intended!
    Also…. Enough with the Paul misinformation… This is NOT the Paul only DEMO….. A quick listen will tell you it’s the BADFINGER sessions!
    And I do NOT think it is so hard to believe that Paul (who had a softspot for BadFinger AND was a “musical director” at heart would be as involved as he was…
    Hey, Bigo…. Any plans on NON-MP3 releases? These are GREAT but EVERYTHING from BigO eventually HAS to be upgraded because of the LOUSY (or is that Lossy) MP3 format!
    Don’t get me wrong…. I appreciate you guys… but enough with the MP3s… It IS 2009!

    Peace!

    By Niemand419 on Mar 14, 2009

  31. Hello Niemand419

    Thanks for your comments. It’s a question of limited bandwidth and that we don’t own any servers - we are on shared hosting. If readers want the lossless tracks, they can join many of the bit-torrent sites that offer such files.

    But we are curious if more readers prefer lossless files and have high-speed internet connections for using bit-torrent. Do write in your comments.

    By bigozine2 on Mar 16, 2009

  32. In response to Ryan C’s question, the musicians at the Come and Get It sessions were the Iveys - Pete Ham, guitar & keyboard, Tom Evans, guitar, Ron Griffiths, bass (& vocal track on Take 21), and Mike Gibbons on drums, although it may be Paul on keyboards for these demos (guessing). The Bill referred to is most likely Bill Collins, the Iveys manager……

    By The expert on Mar 17, 2009

  33. http://badfinge.ipower.com/Iveys/NoEscapingYourLove680723.html gives detailed info on the No Escaping Your Love tracks. They are from The Iveys (Badfinger’s previous name) and were recorded 19680723 Trident Studios, London. No Beatles involvment at all there.

    By aildoux on May 21, 2009

  34. Just added: Full-size artwork, with thanks to pauloseltaeb.

    By bigozine2 on Aug 1, 2009

  35. I totally agree. I am probably going to get the remastered stuff to hear what it sounds like. But, other then that. I think the handling of The Beatles recordings is shameful.

    Not, that I expect them to break their backs or anything. But, come on. When, a band of bootlegers can put together not only great sounding material. But, also kick ass packaging compared to what EMI could have done. This is bad. I think they do it to keep the cash flowing. If EMI keeps the good stuff in the vaults. And, releases it slowly over a period of time. That is the profits they are looking at.

    This is a slap in the face to every Beatle fan. And, what really kills me is. The execs at EMI, and those bastards at the recording industry association of america. Have the nads to call those bootlegers crooks. Perhaps it is them who should look in the mirror. And, then they can see the biggest crooks who have ever walked.

    This bootleg is AWESOME!!!

    By Trent on Aug 9, 2009

  36. Nicely..

    By Tansu CABACI on Nov 9, 2010

  37. I’m VERY interested in getting this. But rather than downloading it, I’d like a “legit” copy of the bootleg, as bizarre as that may sound!

    No Escaping Your Love is far from my favorite Badfinger song, but Come And Get It is perfect pop music. I’d love to hear these outtakes!

    By Scott on Nov 14, 2010

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