November 19, 2021 – 5:37 am

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Living On Borrowed Time: Speed-corrected Version [Remasters Workshop 567/8, 2CD]

Demos and outtakes of Double Fantasy sessions from 1980.

The source of this remaster is the original His Masters Choice release from April 2010. Ex MONO. Phase corrected and speed corrected, restored to proper MONO.

Thanks to Soundbaron for sharing the tracks on the net.

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Disc 1 [Home Demos, RMW 567]
Track 101. Starting Over (Piano) 4:19
Track 102. Cleanup Time (Piano) 2:24
Track 103. I’m Losing You (Piano) 6:35
Track 104. Beautiful Boy (Amplified Acoustic Guitar) 4:16
Track 105. Watching The Wheels (Electric Guitar) 3:12
Track 106. Dear Yoko (Acoustic Guitar) 5:01
Track 107. When I Was Lonely And Scared (Acoustic Guitar) 1:31
Track 108. Woman (Rhythm Box & Acoustic Guitar, Key of D) 4:22
Track 109. I’m Stepping Out (Rhythm Box & Acoustic Guitar) 5:11
Track 110. I Don’t Wanna Face It (Rhythm Box & Acoustic Guitar) 3:12
Track 111. Real Love (Piano, Take 4) 4:10
Track 112. Borrowed Time (Rhythm Box & Acoustic Guitar) 4:30
Track 113. The Happy Rishikesh Song (Acoustic Guitar) 2:02
Track 114. Something Is Wrong (Acoustic Guitar) 2:53
Track 115. Beautiful Boy (Acoustic Guitar) 2:56
Track 116. Watching The Wheels (Piano) 4:35
Track 117. Grow Old With Me (Rhythm Box & Piano) 3:13
Track 118. Grow Old With Me (Acoustic Guitar) 2:30
Track 119. Grow Old With Me (Piano) 3:27
Track 120. Cleanup Time (Piano, Incomplete) 3:08
Track 121. I’m Stepping Out + Real Love (Piano) 0:55
75 mins

Disc 2 [Studio Outtakes, RMW 568]
Track 201. Starting Over 5:15
Track 202. Every Man Has A Woman 3:21
Track 203. Cleanup Time 3:40
Track 204. I’m Losing You 3:57
Track 205. Beautiful Boy 4:17
Track 206. Watching The Wheels 6:11
Track 207. Dear Yoko 2:32
Track 208. Woman (Key of E Flat) 3:48
Track 209. I’m Stepping Out 1:50
Track 210. I’m Stepping Out 5:10
Track 211. I Don’t Wanna Face It 3:34
Track 212. Nobody Told Me 3:54
Track 213. Borrowed Time 4:42
Track 214. My Little Flower Princess 3:28
Track 215. Grow Old With Me (Demo) 3:03
Track 216. Borrowed Time 4:46
Track 217. I Don’t Wanna Face It 3:40
Track 218. I’m Stepping Out 2:33
Track 219. My Little Flower Princess 3:32
Track 220. Grow Old With Me (Demo) 3:21
77 mins

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  2. Some of these “outtakes” sound a little too close for comfort to the studio final takes. That said, a wonderful look at JL’s state of mind the final year of his life and a funkier sound that what is associated with him. Thanks BigO - grabbed this. STILL miss John 41 years later and if “Beautiful Boy” does not move you, you have no soul.

    By Tony Pizza on Nov 19, 2021

  3. thanks so much for this post..still miss John

    By jerry sutherland on Nov 19, 2021

  4. Rumor has it John had a Lil Un

    By U L E on Nov 19, 2021

  5. The Lilist of the Fab Four , a band of Lil Uns

    By U L E on Nov 19, 2021

  6. Excellent. more please BigO

    By Sarah Novak on Nov 19, 2021

  7. U L E … you like to wear a bra as well? I do when we play DELIVERANCE

    By Aspen Brooks' fanboi on Nov 19, 2021

  8. Whoopee Whoopee Im s fuckin happy. Rittenouse not guilty. Im stripping naked running in the street and jackin off for everone to see. Hooray HHH, Nelson Derriere

    By Mark on Nov 20, 2021

  9. Obviously a name stealer used my name previous post. I do agree Rittenhouse was LEGALLY not guilty but was MORALLY responsible for the predictable consequences of his actions. The jury has pretty much guaranteed nutjobs like Rittenhouse can show up at riots and start blasting away. I assume rioters will show up similarly armed, but I hope I’m wrong.

    By Mark on Nov 20, 2021

  10. Not gay . Just love talking and thinking about penises

    By U L E on Nov 20, 2021

  11. Just boxer shorts for cosplay Deliverance, Aspen.

    Oink oink.

    By U L E on Nov 20, 2021


    By U L E on Nov 20, 2021

  13. Last three twernt me more fakes

    By U L E on Nov 20, 2021

  14. Too bad the kid riddenhouse couldn’t have taken out some niggers instead if whites . One was a child rapist though, so I guess he deserved it . Thank god he got off . If he’d killed niggers instead , he’d probably have been found guilty. Woke culture would have seen to that , like Chauvin.

    By Nelson on Nov 20, 2021

  15. Hope them dudes in Georgia get off for shooting that nigger Aubrey . Fewer niggers is always a good thing . They keep messing with white women . Those white sluts are even worse for laying with those animals.

    By Nelson on Nov 20, 2021

  16. Poor Nelson The hatred is bubbling in his blood, altering his cellular structure and making him more susceptible to an ulcer, a heart attack, or cancer. If I WAS as full of hate I’d root for cancer, but since I’m not, I wish him good health.

    By Mark on Nov 20, 2021

  17. Nelson my man I agree wit everything you said . You , anti and triple h is the only folks around here that speak the truth . Ain’t been sayin as much here lately

    By Derrick on Nov 20, 2021

  18. Mark is a motherfuckin, Dic suckin, coon and high Yeller lovin Jew bastard name hijacker . He sucks big fat coon elephant dics , I fuckin garantee it .

    By Derrick on Nov 20, 2021

  19. Mark should get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Nov 20, 2021

  20. Or what dirty laundrie got in the swamp . The gators doin the honors

    By Derrick on Nov 20, 2021

  21. And so Derrick cuts and pastes the insults he’s used time after time, still expecting them to mean anything to me. His words are only a sad reflection on his lack of character and decency. This makes him an object of pity, not scorn.

    By Mark on Nov 21, 2021

  22. Derrick, I pity you like Mark does.

    By HHH on Nov 21, 2021

  23. I don’t scorn you either Derrick; you sure are predictable with your comments. I pity you too .

    By Nelson on Nov 21, 2021

  24. I didn’t say that . Mark probably did . Bastard . Derrick and I agree on most stuff , I still think the niggers are worse than the jews

    By Nelson on Nov 21, 2021

  25. I just want to be Derrick’s buddy . I would never disagree with him or correct him when he was wrong

    By Nelson on Nov 21, 2021

  26. I need what Kim K got from Ray j- a fat dik in the ass.

    And in my mouth too.

    By Derrick on Nov 21, 2021

  27. Thanks Tony Pizza. I appreciate your comment, “these “outtakes” sound a little too close for comfort to the studio final takes.” That’s what collectors are interested in, instead of trolls trying to shock people.

    By george on Dec 20, 2021

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