THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: BEATLES ARTIFACTS (DISC 1/2)

August 8, 2010 – 4:07 am

  

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THE BEATLES
Artifacts I [Big Music Co. 1993, 5CD]

Outtakes and other rarities. Very good soundboard.

Artifacts I and II are each five-CD box sets which predated the official “Anthology” releases and, of course, some of these tracks were later released officially. As for the other tracks in these sets, some songs may have appeared on “Anthology 1″, “Anthology 2″, “Anthology 3″ and “Live at The BBC”, but NOT these specific takes, mixes or edits. In its original form, Artifacts I presented a very poor sounding source for the eight-minute version of  “It’s All Too Much”, but I have inserted a full-fidelity source taken from the original Japanese pressing of “Secret Songs in Pepperland”. - Philip Cohen

Music critic Bruce Eder wrote in the All Music Guide: “One strongly suspects that the existence of this five-CD box, in tandem with a handful of other packages of this type, was largely responsible for getting Paul McCartney (and others) to take a serious look at what was in EMI’s vaults, resulting in the release of the Beatles’ Anthology series.

“In 1993, however, this was the only game in town: 124 choice outtakes, live concert tracks, demos, overdub sessions, and rehearsals covering the group’s known recordings from 1958 through 1970 - it’s essentially a best-of the Beatles’ unauthorized output, from what were then the best-known sources of every track represented.

The motto of “Big Music,” whoever they were, was “Ain’t No Limits,” and they proved it on most of this set, which generally showed excellent selections and superb tape research, a true rarity for bootleg releases, especially on this scale - up to this time, the usual assumption by almost any producer had been that, with a box like this, people would accept quantity in lieu of quality, but on Artifacts there was no compromise of that type.”

Thanks to Phil for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

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Disc 3-5 will be available for download over the next few days.

Track notes from bootlegzone.com.

CD 1 - The Early Years 1958-1963:
101. That’ll Be The Day (Omitted. Released on “Anthology 1″)
Recorded in Liverpool in mid-1958. Comprises 2 recordings edited together. Sourced from “The Real Buddy Holly Story” VHS video; edited to moit Paul’s voice-over
Track 102. The One After 909 (Home Tape) (4.4MB)
Recorded in Liverpool, although the booklet claims it was recorded in Hamburg.
Track 103. I’ll Follow The Sun (Home Tape) (3.2MB)
April (May?) 1960. Recorded in Liverpool, although the booklet claims it was recorded in Hamburg.
Track 104. Matchbox (Home Tape) (1.8MB)
Recorded in Liverpool, although the booklet claims it was recorded in Hamburg.

105. Thinking Of Linking (Home Tape) (Omitted. Released on “Anthology 1″)
Recorded in Liverpool, although the booklet claims it was recorded in Hamburg. Listed as Thinking Of Linking but this is actually Cayenne.
Track 106. The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (Home Tape) (5.0MB)
Recorded in Liverpool, although the booklet claims it was recorded in Hamburg. Comprises two recordings edited together. This was sourced from “The Beatleg News 1989 Xmas Record”, where it was booted in its entirety for the first time. It’s in some kind of processed fake stereo on the vinyl.
Track 107. Catswalk (Rehearsal) (2.6MB)
Rehearsal take 1 of 2. Recorded at The Cavern, Liverpool. Instrumental. Ringo has confirmed he’s drumming. In the circumstances this probably places the recording between Aug, when Ringo joined the band, and mid Dec 1962. Some sources list this recording as March 1962.

Track 108. The One After 909 (Rehearsal) (6.1MB)
Rehearsal take 1 of 2. Recorded at The Cavern, Liverpool. Ringo has confirmed he’s drumming. In the circumstances this probably places the recording between Aug, when Ringo joined the band, and mid Dec 1962. Some sources list this recording as March 1962.

Track 109. I Saw Her Standing There (Rehearsal) (5.4MB)
Rehearsal recorded at The Cavern, Liverpool. Sourced from the Yellow Dog “Decca” CD but it has the guitar solo edited out. Ringo has confirmed he’s drumming. In the circumstances this probably places the recording between Aug, when Ringo joined the band, and mid Dec 1962. Some sources list this recording as March 1962.

110. Like Dreamers Do (DECCA Audition) (Omitted. Released on “Anthology 1″)
111. Hello Little Girl (DECCA Audition) (Omitted. Released on “Anthology 1″)
Track 112. Some Other Guy (Grenada TV - Live) (3.7MB)
113. How Do You Do It (Artist-Test) (Omitted. Released on “Anthology 1″)
Track 114. A Taste Of Honey (1.4MB)
Recorded for the “People And Places” Granada TV program. Aired on 2 Nov 1962. Sourced from the “Beatleg News 1989 Xmas Record” where it was booted for the 1st time.

Track 115. I Saw Her Standing There (Take 2; Feb 11, 1963) (5.7MB)
Track 116. There’s A Place (Takes 3, 4; Feb 11, 1963) (3.9MB)
Track 117. Misery (Takes 1-6; Feb 11, 1963) (12.5MB)
Track 118. From Me To You (Takes 1, 2; March 5, 1963) (6.5MB)
Track 119. Please Please Me (4.6MB)
Recorded for BBC Radio’s “Saturday Club”; March 16, 1963.

Track 120. Long Tall Sally (BBC Radio - Live) (3.2MB)
Recorded for BBC Radio’s “Saturday Club”; May 21, 1963; aired May 25, 1963.

Track 121. Money (That’s What I Want) (BBC Radio - Live) (4.8MB)
Recorded for BBC Radio’s “Pop Go The Beatles” (#3); June 1, 1963; aired June 25, 1963.

Track 122. I’ll Be On My Way (BBC Radio - Live) (3.5MB)
Recorded for BBC Radio’s “Side By Side”; April 4, 1963; aired June 24, 1963.

Track 123. I’m In Love (Composing Tape) (2.8MB)
John Lennon demo, summer 1963. Some scholars date this as a late seventies piano rendition.

Track 124. Bad To Me (Demo Version) (2.7MB)
Recorded mid-1963 (Apr-June?) John and Paul demo acetate.

Track 125. Hold Me Tight (Takes 25, 26; Sept 12, 1963) (5.6MB)
Track 126. Don’t Bother Me (Take 10; Sept 12, 1963) (5.2MB)
Track 127. Roll Over Beethoven - She Loves You (Swedish Radio Show - Live) (8.2MB)
Recorded in Stockholm (Karaplansstudion), Sweden for radio; Oct 24, 1963.

128. Twist And Shout (Royal Variety Show, ATV TV - Live; Nov 4, 1963) (Omitted. Released on “Anthology 1″)
129. Moonlight Bay (ATV TV - Live) (Omitted. Released on “Anthology 1″)
Recorded on The Morecambe And Wise Show, with Morecambe and Wise singinging along as well; Dec 2, 1963; aired on April 18, 1964 and July 24, 1965.

CD 2 - Beatlemania 1964-1965:
Track 201. If I Fell (Composing Demo, Takes 1-5; early 1964) (7.3MB)
Track 202. One And One Is Two (Composing Tape) (3.5MB)
Early 1964. Given away to The Strangers.

Track 203. Can’t Buy Me Love (Takes 2, 3) (5.6MB)
Recorded In Paris, Jan 29, 1964, sourced from Unsurpassed Masters Vol 7 (Yellow Dog).

Track 204. All My Loving (CBS TV - Live) (4.8MB)
Recorded on The Ed Sullivan Show, Feb 16, 1964.

Track 205. I Want To Hold Your Hand (CBS TV - Live) (5.7MB)
Recorded on The Ed Sullivan Show, Feb 16, 1964.

Track 206. Please Please Me (CBS TV - Live) (3.8MB)
Recorded on The Ed Sullivan Show (3rd edition recorded on Feb 9, 1964 but broadcast on Feb 23, 1964).

Track 207. A Hard Days Night (Takes 6, 7; April 16, 1964) (8.2MB)
Track 208. From Us To You (BBC Radio) (1.0MB)
Recorded for the BBC “From Us To You” radio program; Feb 28, 1964.

Track 209. You Can’t Do That (BBC Radio) (4.8MB)
Recorded for the BBC “Saturday Club” radio program; March 31, 1964; aired April 4, 1964.

210. Shout! - From Around The Beatles TV Special (Redifusion-TV; April 19, 1964) (Omitted. Released on “Anthology 1″)
211. Leave My Kitten Alone (Take 5; Aug 14, 1964) (Omitted. Released on “Anthology 1″)
Track 212. I’m A Loser (Take 2; Aug 14, 1964) (4.6MB)
Track 213. She’s A Woman (Take 7; Oct 8, 1964) (12.0MB)
Track 214. I Feel Fine (Take 6, an instrumental only version; Oct 18, 1964) (5.2MB)
215. If You’ve Got Troubles (Take 1; Feb 18, 1965) (Omitted. Released on “Sessions”)
Track 216. You’re Gonna Lose That Girl (Alternate Mix) (4.3MB)
Remixed for Help home video; sourced from VHS; Feb 19, 1965.

217. That Means A Lot (Take 2; Feb 20, 1965) (Omitted. Released on “Anthology 2″)
Track 218. Help! (Take 5; April 13, 1965) (4.5MB)
Although a complete take, this instrumental was not used for the released version.

Track 219. Yesterday (CBS TV - Live) (3.8MB)
Recorded on The Ed Sullivan Show; Aug 14, 1965.

Track 220. I’m Down (Live) (4.2MB)
Recorded at The Hollywood Bowl; Aug 30, 1965.

221. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Take 1; Oct 12, 1965) (Omitted. Released on Anthology 2″)
Track 222. Day Tripper (Take 1; Oct 16, 1965) (4.0MB)
An instrumental only version.

Track 223. We Can Work It Out (Partial Home Demo; October 1965) (1.4MB)
Source: Lost Lennon Tapes.

224. I’m Looking Through You (Take 1; Oct 24, 1965) (Omitted. Released on “Anthology 2″)
Track 225. 12-Bar Original (Take 2, Edit; Nov 4, 1965) (12.2MB)
Track 226. Girl (Backing Tracks; Nov 11, 1965) (4.2MB)
An instrumental only version.

To be continued.

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  1. 17 Responses to “THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: BEATLES ARTIFACTS (DISC 1/2)”

  2. Thank you so humbly, Mr. Philip Cohen. Yowza!!!

    By 2yrsnojob on Aug 8, 2010

  3. In 1996, I talked with 2 Quarrymen, 1 of whom was in the band when Paul and John were, and was there in the band in 1958 when “That’ll be the Day” and the flip side “In Spite of All The Danger” was recorded in a guy’s basement, on a one take basis. The record burner could only make a “one-off” single record. I believe he said that it was a $10,000 machine. He kept the single all these years, laying in a drawer. When it came time for the Anthology set, Paul sent someone ’round to “collect it”. Before it was given up, he took pictures of each side and produced a small poster of the single. He autographed it for me. The Quarrymen had released a CD just before I met him. It was a new recording of the numbers that the Quarrymen covered back then. Both tracks are on the Anthology set.

    By 2yrsnojob on Aug 8, 2010

  4. ..Uh,sorry, I meant to say both tracks of That’ll Be The Day and In Spite of All the Danger are on the Anthology set. The Quarrymen CD release was a full album of some of the songs that they would have been playing back in the late 50’s.

    By 2yrsnojob on Aug 8, 2010

  5. I was fortunate enough to get all three of these boxes right after they came out. Lots of excellent material here. I had just discovered boots and this was like have several “new” Beatles albums.
    Don’t hesitate to download these tracks!

    By BigAl on Aug 8, 2010

  6. Mr. Cohen, thanks SO much for this amazing music…no such thing as too much Beatles and these are finds deeper than the thorough Anthology series! More, more please!

    By trivialtony on Aug 9, 2010

  7. Trvial Tony,

    There will be much more.

    By Philip Cohen on Aug 9, 2010

  8. These box sets created quite the stir when they were released. There were three volumes in all. “Artifacts” certainly got the notice of The Beatles and the record companies. Rumors that I had something to do with them are unproven.

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    By Belmo on Aug 9, 2010

  9. I like cheese,,, but this is GOLD

    By todd on Aug 9, 2010

  10. Was there not a similar box-set that collected ONLY live tracks on several discs?
    I believe it was another Italian release?

    Another nice post to see would be McCartney’s unreleased “Rupert Bear” soundtrack!

    By todd on Aug 9, 2010

  11. I`m not that big a Beatles fan but I do realize how exciting this material ids to the die hards.Me, i wish the yardbirds,animals and stones got the same treatment..ahem..anyhow mr.belmo your books are gold indeed..i have worn out two copies of Experience the Music…just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work.

    By sluggo on Aug 10, 2010

  12. OOOPS!!!!!!

    By BLUEFOOD on Aug 10, 2010

  13. Hi Philip. Thanx soo much for providing disk 2. What Ive heard before of these recordings is nowhere near the quality presented here.

    Do you have any background info on 12 Bar Original?? It has a fabulous vibe to it! It sounds as if it was inspired by Booker T and the MGs (Green Onions?), with a monterous bass and swagger, like the Stones, Animals or Them. I dont think I could have guessed it was the Beatles playing that, but I do think I hear John’s musical style in there somehow in my headphones. I can imagine Wolfman Jack’s voice booming across the border, letting everyone hear it, and then having people try to guess the band. Makes me wonder what other surprises (for us who havent heard this set before) are up Philip Cohen’s sleeve in the ‘much more’ he mentioned.

    By 2yrsnojob on Aug 10, 2010

  14. Thank you Phil.

    By Happy Jap on Aug 11, 2010

  15. I saw the original Quarrymen play in 1998, they were all very nice and signed autographs.

    Also a local guy that works/worked at Harvard grew up with George and these guys remembered him from elementary school over 50 years previous!

    I think I have *some* of these tracks from a boot called “THE QUARRYMEN & THE BEATLES” but will still download these probably better quality!!!!

    By FrankD Boston on Aug 19, 2010

  16. I remember when these came out. I was working in a cd store called Izzy’s and they sold bootlegs. I wanted to get these but I was in high school and couldn’t afford them. Thanks for finally making this set available. I look forward to listening.

    By Matt on Sep 17, 2010

  17. This gem reminds me of seeing Alan Williams being poured out of a taxi onto the pavement. Many a night I would pick him up and point him at his front door. Keep on trucking BigO.

    By Creatist on Dec 25, 2011

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