June 6, 2015 – 5:04 am

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Great Scott! It’s… The Beatles [ MasterJedi MJ1502, CD3 and 4 of 6]

Outtakes. Very good soundboard.

Bernard Webb (Mythology of the Beatles):

Capital Radio DJ Roger Scott was chosen to narrate the Beatles At Abbey Road show. A keen collector of obscure rock artefacts, he was apparently given access to a different cache of Abbey Road tapes, and even flagrantly presented snippets on a nine-part American Westwood One radio show, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: A History Of The Beatles Years 1962-1970, broadcast in 1984.

Outtakes from songs such as “Do You Want To Know A Secret”, “A Hard Day’s Night”, “I Feel Fine”, “Ticket To Ride”, “Help!”, “Day Tripper”, “We Can Work It Out” and “Paperback Writer” were all mixed into the programmes. Before his death in 1989, Scott apparently sold the tapes to benefit his estate, and virtually complete session tapes of each of the above songs soon appeared on various bootlegs.

Click here for Bernard Webb’s How Rare Outtakes From Their Sessions Found Their Way Out Of Abbey Road Studios.

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Thanks to MasterJedi for all the efforts; g-force for sharing these tracks at the Bootlegzone Forum; and to Tmangia for keeping them alive elsewhere on the net.

MasterJedi’s notes:

The complete recordings of Roger Scott - Together for the first time

Presented here for your listening pleasure are all of the available in-line copies of Beatles tapes liberated from Abbey Road Studios by British DJ Roger Scott. When needed, they have been restored to the correct speed, to the correct EQ, and to the correct channel alignment. All major dropouts have been repaired by using EQ only. Finally, the selections have been lightly supplemented by more complete Scott and non-Scott recordings where appropriate by precisely matching the speed, EQ, and noise.

A big thank you goes out to John C Winn. Without him and his amazing book “Lifting Latches”, several of these recordings would not have been identified as Scott tapes.

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Thanks also to Philip Cohen for running through the tracks.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Discs 5-6 will be shared over the next couple of days.

Disc 3
Track 301. Can’t Buy Me Love, takes 2-3 (TIO + URT) 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 302. A Hard Day’s Night, take 1 (Anthology + S2S) 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 303. A Hard Day’s Night, takes 2-4 (TM + S2S) 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 304. A Hard Day’s Night, take 5 (S2S) 2:38 (4.4MB)
Track 305. A Hard Day’s Night, takes 6-7 (S2S) 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 306. A Hard Day’s Night, takes 8-9 (S2S + AHDNBlu) 2:57 (5.0MB)
Track 307. I’m A Loser, takes 1-2 (S2S) 2:30 (4.2MB)
Track 308. I’m A Loser, take 3 (S2S + UM) 2:52 (4.8MB)
Track 309. I’m A Loser, takes 4-6 (S2S) 4:36 (7.7MB)
Track 310. I’m A Loser, take 7 (S2S) 1:17 (2.2MB)
Track 311. She’s A Woman, take 2 (URT + UM) 3:16 (5.5MB)
Track 312. She’s A Woman, takes 3-6 (UM + TIO) 8:05 (13.6MB)
Track 313. She’s A Woman, take 7 (S2S + UM) 6:22 (10.7MB)
Track 314. I Feel Fine, takes 1-2 (TIO + S2S) 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 315. I Feel Fine, take 5 (S2S) 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 316. I Feel Fine, take 6 (S2S) 2:45 (4.6MB)
Track 317. I Feel Fine, takes 7 (fragment) and 9 (S2S + Red) 2:46 (4.7MB)
Track 318. Christmas Message (Hello Dolly); Speech, take 1 (CCC) 4:33 (7.6MB)
Track 319. Speech, take 2 (UCC) 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 320. Speech, takes 3-5 (UCC) 0:49 (1.4MB)
Track 321. Another Beatles Christmas Record, different edit (UCC) 4:12 (7.1MB)
73 mins

Disc 4
Track 401. Ticket To Ride, Scott mix (AHOTBY + Audifon) 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 402. Yes It Is, take 1 (TIO + S2S) 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 403. Yes It Is, takes 2-7 (S2S) 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 404. Yes It Is, takes 8-9 (S2S) 3:04 (5.2MB)
Track 405. Yes It Is, takes 10 and 14 (S2S + TIO) 3:11 (5.4MB)
Track 406. If You’ve Got Trouble (UT) 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 407. That Means A Lot (UT) 2:31 (4.2MB)
Track 408. Help!, takes 1-3, 4 chat (TIO) 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 409. Help!, take 5 (S2S) 2:53 (4.8MB)
Track 410. Help!, takes 6-7 (S2S) 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 411. Help!, takes 8-9 (S2S) 2:43 (4.6MB)
Track 412. Help!, take 10 (S2S) 2:32 (4.2MB)
Track 413. Help!, takes 11-12 (S2S) 2:42 (4.6MB)
Track 414. Help!, RS2 (S2S) 2:22 (4.0MB)
Track 415. Run For Your Life, chat (S2S + ADITL) 0:39 (1.1MB)
Track 416. Norwegian Wood, take 1 (MM + UT) 2:11 (3.7MB)
Track 417. Day Tripper, take 1 (S2S) 2:10 (3.6MB)
Track 418. Day Tripper, takes 2-3 (S2S) 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 419. We Can Work It Out, take 1 (S2S) 2:01 (3.4MB)
Track 420. We Can Work It Out, take 2 (S2S) 2:26 (4.1MB)
Track 421. Think For Yourself, studio chat (MT’05) 19:19 (32.5MB)
75 mins

URT: Ultra Rare Tracks (Swingin’ Pig)
TIO: Take It Off (HMC)
S2S: Studio 2 Sessions at Abbey Road (Yellow Dog)
FAAB: Free As A Bird CD Single (Apple)*
Boot63: The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 (Apple)
Mono: Beatles in Mono CD Box Set (Apple)*
SS: Studio Sessions (Tobe Milo)
Anthology: The Beatles Anthology CDs (Apple)*
MTA: Message to Australia (Yellow Dog 2004)
TM: True Masters (Geritol)*
AHDNBlu: A Hard Day’s Night Blu Ray 5.1 soundtrack*
UM: Unsurpassed Masters (Yellow Dog)
Red: The Beatles 1962-1966 UK Red Vinyl (Pbthal)*
CCC: Complete Christmas Collection (Yellow Dog)
UCC: The Ultimate Christmas Collection (Yellow Dog 2003)
AHOTBY: Sgt Pepper: A History Of The Beatle Years (RMW)
Audifon: Anthology (Audifon)
UT: Unsurpassed Masters (Unique Tracks)
ADITL: A Day In The Life (Yellow Dog 2001)
MM: More Masters (Roaring Mouse)*
MT’05: Miscellaneous Tracks (Yellow Dog 2005)
USB: The Beatles USB Box Set (Apple)*
RT: Rare Tracks (Red Square)
MT(UC): Ultimate Collection Miscellaneous Tracks (Yellow Dog)
PST: The Peter Sellers Tape (Masterdisc)*
RB: Rockband Multitracks*

* indicates non-Scott sources used for short augmentation only

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  1. 9 Responses to “THE BEATLES - GREAT SCOTT! (CD 3 AND 4)”

  2. Thanks, Big O! A few of these are new to me, or improved, anyway, and it’s nice to have them all in one place.

    By Eric (The Other Eric) on Jun 6, 2015

  3. There is some fun stuff here. Scott’s version of Ticket to Ride is nice. Ringo’s If You’ve Got Trouble I haven’t heard since it was played on the late Deirdre Donohue’s Breakfast With The Beatles on K-Earth 101FM Los Angeles back in the mid-eighties. I’m really appreciating these sets, and the sound quality!

    By ScarRad on Jun 6, 2015

  4. Look at the long list of sources for Roger Scott tracks to complete and authenticate this set. Sunday School Lesson Time! The most authenticated book of the ancient world is the Bible, because of the thousands of hand-written copies of texts, written during the first century. There was a ridiculous tome from the 80’s called “The Lost Books of the Bible”. They tried to say that texts that came from dreams people had from the 200’s (that’s quite away after Jesus and the Apostles, of course none were alive during his time, or the Apostle’s time, or when the Bible was written), so they were Never part of the Bible. If 2,000 years from now people were “discovering” the Beatles, they would have to ignore the fact that people were listening to the Beatles all during those 2,000 years. They would probably try to say that songs like “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft” were “Lost Songs of the Beatles”!

    By ScarRad on Jun 6, 2015

  5. The estimated prophet, Moo-Shoo-Goo-Pood, proclaimed in D’ Good Book, all that would become known. He instinctively knew there’d come a time when he could frame all 3 of the actually living Beatles into “One Whom Would Be Called King”, meaning “More Popular Than Jesus”. Walruses were an endangered species, harkening the doom of mankind, before he ran the clock out. George Martin was NOT Dean Martin, in the spirit, but Admiral Halsey, in the flesh.

    By Timmy on Jun 7, 2015

  6. ^^ I fear it may be too late to warn people to steer clear of the brown acid… ^^

    By Tony on Jun 7, 2015

  7. Track 421, at 19 minutes plus, contains some brief “R” rated content from John describing a sex act by Cynthia (it’s at the end of his comment about him smelling bad) and one “F” bomb. So…just so you are aware before you hand this off to kids whose parents might be offended, without a quick edit.

    By ScarRad on Jun 9, 2015

  8. By the way, I’m not imposing any morality on you, do what you want. I’m juat informing you so that you have the freedom to make the choice before copying to someone else.

    By ScarRad on Jun 9, 2015

  9. What does RS2 mean on track 414 on the song Help??

    By Big Dave on Jun 18, 2015

  10. From Recording Sessions:
    PM: Oh yeah, whenever the red light was on that was it, we had to go, that was our signal. Now it’s very relaxed. I’ve now got my own studio and we hardly ever put the light on. The other cute thing was that the engineers had to identify each recording. Geoff Emerick was so shy that he didn’t want to speak on tape; some people hate to hear their voice on tape. Geoff and the others had to say “RM1″, which was remix mono one, or “RS2″, later, “remix stereo two”, and Geoff would go [fast mumble] “RM1″, pressing the button down. He hated doing that. Those are the things you don’t get these days.

    By Mark on Jun 20, 2015

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