June 7, 2015 – 3:39 pm

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Great Scott! It’s… The Beatles [MasterJedi MJ1502, CD5 and 6 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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Disc 5
Track 501. Paperback Writer, takes 1-2 (S2S + UT) 4:03 (6.8MB)
Track 502. Rain, RS1 (UT + USB) 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 503. Strawberry Fields Forever, take 1 (UT) 3:10 (5.3MB)
Track 504. Strawberry Fields Forever, takes 2-4 (UT) 6:37 (11.1MB)
Track 505. Strawberry Fields Forever, takes 5-6 (UT) 5:35 (7.7MB)
Track 506. Strawberry Fields Forever, take 7 (TIO) 3:29 (5.9MB)
Track 507. Strawberry Fields Forever, take 25 minus track 2 (UT) 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 508. Strawberry Fields Forever, take 26 minus beginning vocal (UT) 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 509. Strawberry Fields Forever, take 25 (UT + TIO) 3:43 (6.3MB)
Track 510. Strawberry Fields Forever, take 26 (TIO + UT) 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 511. When I’m 64, take 3 announcement only (TIO) 0:09 (259k)
Track 512. A Day In The Life, RS1 (ADITL) 4:44 (8.0MB)
Track 513. A Day In The Life, RS2 (ADITL) 1:49 (3.0MB)
Track 514. A Day In The Life, RS3 (ADITL) 4:37 (7.8MB)
Track 515. A Day In The Life, RS4 (ADITL) 2:00 (3.4MB)
Track 516. A Day In The Life, RS5 (ADITL) 0:33 (924k)
Track 517. A Day In The Life, RS6 (ADITL) 2:34 (4.3MB)
Track 518. A Day In The Life, RS7 (ADITL) 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 519. A Day In The Life, RS8 (ADITL) 4:36 (7.7MB)
Track 520. A Day In The Life, RS9 (ADITL) 4:37 (7.7MB)
70 mins

Disc 6
Track 601. All You Need Is Love, take 59 (RT + UT) 6:57 (11.7MB)
Track 602. Flying, take 8 + overdubs 1-5 (MT(UC)) 9:43 (16.3MB)
Track 603. Hello Goodbye, take 1 (MT’05) 5:06 (8.6MB)
Track 604. Lady Madonna, take 4 (ADITL) 2:21 (3.9MB)
Track 605. Lady Madonna, take 5 (UM) 3:18 (5.5MB)
Track 606. Lady Madonna, RS1 (ADITL + USB) 2:16 (3.8MB)
Track 607. While My Guitar Gently Weeps, take 1 (ADITL + TM) 3:17 (5.5MB)
Track 608. Hey Jude, Las Vegas Tune, St. Louis Blues (TIO) 7:52 (13.2MB)
Track 609. Hey Jude, take 9 (ADITL) 5:55 (9.9MB)
Track 610. Not Guilty (PST + TIO) 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 611. What’s The New Mary Jane, take 4 (UM) 6:41 (11.2MB)
Track 612. Because, vocals only (RB + ADITL) 2:21 (4.0MB)
Track 613. Bonus - Can’t Buy Me Love, take 4 without guitar solo (TIO + AHDNBlu + RB) 2:18 (3.9MB)
Track 614. Bonus - When I’m 64, take 3 reconstruction (TIO + RB) 2:59 (5.0MB)
66 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. 18 Responses to “THE BEATLES - GREAT SCOTT! (CD 5 AND 6)”

  2. ty for this collection. too bad there isnt this kind of massive amount of worthwhile material to listen to in other artists / bands vaults. and in cases where it might be.. pity it hasnt escaped.

    By darth on Jun 7, 2015

  3. too bad there isnt this kind of massive amount of worthwhile material to listen to in other artists / bands vaults. and in cases where it might be pity it hasnt escaped.

    why so you can sell it?

    By no mo darth on Jun 7, 2015

  4. are u buying? do u know someone who is? do u have any reason to think i have sold anything in 13 years? or on audio in 20 years? didnt think so. i know u said finally an apology on the other page but frankly i didnt see it. u forgot to offer it.

    By darth on Jun 7, 2015

  5. Again - wow. Thank you for the trip big o! I have so many Beatle bootlegs that it’s hard to tell which of this stuff I have and which I don’t, undoubtedly a lot of it I do not. I would sure love it if there was a Pink Floyd Vault floodgate that would open like this. I do have a lot of their bootlegs as well, but they are another group I just cannot get enough of…

    By Daniel Kershner on Jun 7, 2015

  6. Thank you Big O! Only complaint is that the Revolver sessions have largely been skipped in the collection. Great stuff though!

    By TooSoon50 on Jun 7, 2015

  7. Revolver .YES!

    By sluggo on Jun 7, 2015

  8. Fantastic collection. Many thanks to master Jedi for sorting it all out.

    By tc on Jun 8, 2015

  9. Thanks Big O. One can NEVER have enough Beatle outtakes.

    By Paul on Jun 8, 2015

  10. Have to admit when I first saw these - i thought I wouldn’t want them - I used to be someone who had to have everything - as far as outtakes and live shows - even if they were crap - I wanted the complete tour - all the out takes etc. I dumped a lot of that stuff - a long time ago. But I have to admit - more than anyone else - I love listening to Beatles out takes - it may be because the originals are so ingrained that you can often spot the changes immediately - and smile. I probably won’t listen to this forever - but I have to admit that they are all making me smile today — Thanks

    By dwight on Jun 8, 2015

  11. Thanks, Big O!

    It is too bad about Revolver. The best parts of the Anthology were from those sessions (”Tomorrow Never Knows,” “I’m Only Sleeping,” “Got To Get You Into My Life,” and the intro to “Yellow Submarine.”) The “Here, There, & Everywhere” edit is good, too, and the alternate version of “Taxman,” But there is undoubtedly more that hasn’t seen the light of day. I have always wanted to here the final version “Got To Get You Into My Life” without the horn section, early takes of “Se Said, She Said” (which was the last song recorded for the album, and which doesn’t have Paul on it because of an argument of some kind) and alternate takes of the other songs on the record. There are also a number of “Abbey Road” outtakes, including “Stand By Me” which have never been released or bootlegged.

    By Eric (The Other Eric) on Jun 8, 2015

  12. “I love listening to Beatles out takes - it may be because the originals are so ingrained that you can often spot the changes immediately - and smile.” So says dwight, and I wholeheartedly agree. Thanks BigO.

    By Rick on Jun 9, 2015

  13. I agree with Dwight as well. I thought ” Ahhh…probably more crap I don’t need & may already have in one form or another”. I used to want it all too. But after a listen I got it all! My favorite part about these kinds of bootlegs is hearing all the changes, both major & minuscule.These are a great keeper & I am smiling now myself. Thanks again BigO!

    By Starrwatts on Jun 9, 2015

  14. Beatle people are lucky to have all these outtakes and alternate tracks !

    By sluggo on Jun 9, 2015

  15. @sluggo, have you ever heard the Robyn Hitchcock & Heavy Friends boot, where he and a bunch of friends play the whole Revolver album?

    I know we all love the incomparable Beatles, but the Hitchcock version of Revolver (with a string section where needed), played in a pub, is a great piece of work also.

    The blog where I got it has since disappeared, but you may be able to find it somewhere.

    By dorgunr on Jun 11, 2015

  16. dorgunr no I haven`t heard about this thanks for the tip!

    By sluggo on Jun 11, 2015

  17. thx dongur i found it with an easy google search its here:

    the dl links are in the line “Enjoy it here or there.” “there” worked fine.

    u might be interested in “robyn sings” where robyn does dylan songs. the first half is solo acoustic the second is live with a band recreating the famous bootleg from bob & the bands 1966 royal albert hall concert. no one yells ‘judas’ at robyn. i could give a dl link but its a legit release and i think its still in print.

    By barth on Jun 11, 2015

  18. sorry dorgunr for the misspelling of your name.

    By barth on Jun 11, 2015

  19. Thank you Big O. Amazing the treasures you share. Some great and often complete tracks here.

    By Jania on Jun 21, 2015

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