THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: THE BEATLES - OFF WHITE

June 24, 2011 – 12:03 pm

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THE BEATLES
Off White [WHT 868, 1CD]

Demos. Good to very good soundboard?

Here’s another bootleg of 1968 demos from George Harrison’s house in Esher. - Philip Cohen

If the Twickenham sessions in 1969 were abrasive, these demos, a year earlier, showed the good natured side of The Beatles with Paul McCartney’s demo of Goodbye (for Mary Hopkin) sounding precious even. With Child Of Nature sung to the tune of Jealous Guy, and a sun-soaked feel to Honey Pie, these tracks are both heart-warming and nostalgic.

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.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (5.2MB)
Track 02. Cry Baby Cry (4.1MB)
Track 03. Sexy Sadie (3.8MB)
Track 04. Yer Blues (6.2MB)
Track 05. Dear Prudence (7.4MB)
Track 06. Julia (5.9MB)
Track 07. I’m So Tired (5.2MB)
Track 08. Child Of Nature (4.2MB)
09. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Omitted*
Track 10. Lady Madonna (3.4MB)
Track 11. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (4.9MB)
Track 12. Goodbye (4.0MB)
Track 13. Honey Pie (3.2MB)
Track 14. What’s The New Mary Jane (3.7MB)
Track 15. Revolution (6.4MB)
Track 16. Hey Jude (3.9MB)
Track 17. Not Guilty (5.4MB)
Track 18. It’s All Too Much (4.3MB)
Track 19. Birthday (4.4MB)
Track 20. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (4.3MB)
Track 21. Everyone Had A Hard Year (2.4MB)
Track 22. What’s The New Mary Jane (11.3MB)

* Available on Anthology 3.

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  1. 30 Responses to “THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: THE BEATLES - OFF WHITE”

  2. this is just a selection of the Kinfauns demos…

    some tracks are missing, such as Sour milk sea, Circles…

    By Paolo on Jun 24, 2011

  3. You mean Esher demos, and this was one of the earliest CD’s of them.

    By Philip Cohen on Jun 24, 2011

  4. if I am not wrong the Esher demos and the Kinfauns demos are the same thing.

    By Paolo on Jun 24, 2011

  5. Thanks Phil (and bigO)! Looking forward to this.

    By NAMoosedog on Jun 25, 2011

  6. Phil, obviously love your work. A little concerned though, the “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” may have appeared on Anthology 3, and with a string arrangement on the Love show soundtrack.

    By trivialtony on Jun 25, 2011

  7. Jeez, what is it with people who have to sound like something small and furry has crawled up their arses and died there?

    PC wrote “Here’s another bootleg of 1968 demos from George Harrison’s house in Esher.” Yes, the house was called Kinfauns, and they are known as either Kinfauns or Esher demos. Call them whatever you prefer, but PC clearly identified them at the beginning.

    So why get uppity about them? Have YOU shared any of them lately? Offered your collection to BigO, to share with others? No? Gosh, what a surprise that is!

    A word of advice to the ingrates and know-it-alls out there: there are plenty of people who do not already possess every “classic” bootleg that you may have acquired 10, 15 or 20 years ago. So stop your “this is just…” bitching about reposted material.

    If you have it, move on quietly. If it’s new to you, try sounding grateful. Whatever you do, please quit your snide whining, because that gives me and other regulars the shits. At the risk of deflating your egos, we really aren’t interested in reading attempts to ‘one-up’ PC or any other sharers who help keep this site running smoothly.

    K? Peace.

    By tony on Jun 25, 2011

  8. I love it when someone ends a hostile rant with “Peace.”
    And yes, Paolo, you are correct.
    Kinfauns, 16 Claremont Drive, Esher, Surrey, England, KT10 9LU, on the Claremont Estate. Any of the above would be correct.

    By Justin on Jun 25, 2011

  9. Tony rulz

    By IASC on Jun 25, 2011

  10. To trivialtony and everyone who posted a comment.

    Thanks very much for the feedback. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Jun 25, 2011

  11. Hell, I’m just glad Phil did the Humble Pie boxset.That alone gets him admiration in my book!

    By mattthecat on Jun 25, 2011

  12. If you’re a Beatles fan and you haven’t heard this, don’t waste another second, get downloading. I’ve had it for years, a great addition to any collection. Recommended.

    By HytekFred on Jun 25, 2011

  13. Sour Milk Sea,mmm says it all really!People should be really grateful this site still exists!

    By mm on Jun 25, 2011

  14. Nice share as the Kinfauns recordings are very special. I have these, but it is nice to see it being shared. Enjoy the Beatles!

    By JALtheImpaler on Jun 25, 2011

  15. Well I for one am grateful to BigO for posting this.

    By Hulkzilla on Jun 26, 2011

  16. Another great one, thanks!

    By Tom on Jun 26, 2011

  17. thanks! very excited to get to listen to these!

    By darcijs on Jun 26, 2011

  18. Thanks Much! I agree with what Tony said. Sneer if you like, but there are even “casual” fans out here who have never heard a Beatles bootleg before - like me. Listening now and I love it! Thanks again!

    By Chess Mark on Jun 27, 2011

  19. Whiners, snobs, newbies, apologists & afficiondos, oh my! How does rocknroll make the hottentot so hot?

    By lowendbill on Jun 27, 2011

  20. Thanks for sharing your incredible collection with us, Philip. Its like a history/music class with almost every new post. LOVE IT!!!!

    By DanC on Jun 27, 2011

  21. Thank you BigO and Philip Cohen. Peace…

    By TDC on Jun 29, 2011

  22. The Beatles performed June and July 1966 at Budokan in Japan. I have seen the video and heard it’s soundtrack, reportedly from the first show. In 1975, there was a vinyl beetleleg with a basic 3D Outline font label same both sides that read simply, “LIVE AT SHEA”. But that appears to be false. It has later songs than the Live at Shea Stadium video has. I believe that it was a recording of live at Budokan, but not the show that is the soundtrack to the video or what was in the Anthology video or the Anthology 2 CD set. It includes Daytripper and Paperback Writer. What nails the difference is George’s version of “If I Needed Someone”, wherein there is a shout-out to George “easy now!” (possibly from John, who is known to have bluntly put down George in the studio) just before George starts to sing. George wavers just a bit and is strangely singing a little low and slow at the start, possibly trying to avoid the classic singer’s dilemna, but then still ends up too sharp, which the “easy now” was intended to prevent. However, the overall warm sound I prefer over the soundtrack, with a wonderful bass picked up, especially making Day Tripper quite impressive. I am curious if anyone can confirm my conclusions. Was there a 1966 Shea Stadium concert? I don’t recall one. It does not come anywhere close to the poor quality of San Francisco 66 or Los Angeles 66, at least from what I’ve heard. I don’t have the LP, only borrowed it and there are 2 cassette copies from it.

    By 3yrsnojob on Jul 2, 2011

  23. ‘Kinfauns’ was George’s 1965-1969 home, about two miles from the St George’s Hill estate where John lived from 1964 to (December) 1968 and Ringo lived from 1965-1969. Source: The Beatles’ London, by Lewisohn, Schreuders and me.

    By Adamsez on Jul 5, 2011

  24. consulta, alguien tiene los demos del album ram de PAUL MCCARTNEY?

    query, someone has demos of Paul McCartney’s RAM album?

    By taxbluesman on Nov 20, 2012

  25. where is track09?

    By cya on Aug 23, 2013

  26. Cya , Track 09 is on Anthology 3 , as stated in the description .

    By zigzagwanderer on Nov 26, 2014

  27. Nice one, Tony :)

    i would like to add my two cents… I am old enough to remember when we had to pay for crappy quality vinyl bootlegs, often without knowing whether or not the quality was good, bad, or even if it was really the band that the cover stated it was.

    Or you had to wait for a friend to aquire a bootleg and tape it for you, etc…

    so, nowadays, even if the same item comes up again, or many times, please remember that it was not once this easy to get a copy of non-official recordings, and say a thank you to the poster and/or taper, or quietly pass over it.

    BigO - thank you for all that you post here, always appreciated :)

    By Laughing Cow on Nov 26, 2014

  28. It’s Beatles. It’s free. Didn’t have to get off my ass to get it. NOTHING to bitch about. Thanks BigO!!

    By warlock on Nov 26, 2014

  29. Phil,
    Thanks for making this available to Beatles fans who do not already have it in their collection. Certainly, these are a ‘must have’ and are in my Top Ten of Beatlegs.

    By Belmo on Nov 26, 2014

  30. Amay-zing! Cheers bigo and PC!!

    By bing bongong on Nov 26, 2014

  31. Thank you for these.

    By Ernie47 on Dec 2, 2014

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