JOHN LENNON - COME ON, LISTEN TO ME

August 5, 2009 – 4:06 am

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JOHN LENNON
Come On, Listen To Me [His Masters Choice, 2CD]

Outtakes and demos. Stereo.

Fans who have been listening to the Beatles and John Lennon rarities on the His Masters Choice label have been well feted by the choice rarities. And the feasting continues on Come On, Listen To Me - more John Lennon outtakes and demos.

Those who are familiar with the Lennon outtakes on Menlove Ave will not only find the versions here different but in far superior quality. Persumably these are the masters. Lennon’s voice has much more presence, the stereo image is better defined, the bass is much deeper, the overall sound is clearer and brighter - it’s as if a layer of dirt has been wiped away to reveal the glittering jewels. Some of the tracks are slightly longer with Lennon doing the count in.

According to the sleevenotes: “A fascinating rehearsal session took place on July 13, 1974. It featured John walking the musicians through all of the new compositions save for #9 Dream and What You Got. Portions of the tape saw commercial release in 1986 on Menlove Ave, where in addition to being edited for content, they were subjected to remixing, which resulted in a murky, reverbed sound in comparison to the dry, wide stereo image found in this collection.”

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these versions have never been officially released on CD.

These tracks are no longer available for download. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you want to download them at a later date.

Disc 1
Track 101. Going Down On Love (rehearsal)
Track 102. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (overdub on take 7)
Track 103. Old Dirt Road (rehearsal)
Track 104. What You Got (alternate take)
Track 105. Bless you (rehearsal with false start)
Track 106. Scared (rehearsal)
Track 107. #9 Dream (promo edit)
Track 108. Surprise Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox) (rehearsal)
Track 109. Steel And Glass (rehearsal)
Track 110. Beef Jerky (rehearsal)
Track 111. Nobody Loves You (When You Are Down And Out) (rehearsal)

Track 112. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 113. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 114. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 115. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 116. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 117. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 118. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 119. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 120. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)

Disc 2
Track 201. Ain’t She Sweet (improvisation)
Track 202. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 203. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 204. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 205. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 206. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 207. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 208. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 209. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 210. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 211. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 212. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 213. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take 10)
Track 214. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take 11)
Track 215. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take 12 and 13)
Track 216. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take 14)
Track 217. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take 15)
Track 218. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take 16 and 17)
Track 219. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take 18)
Track 220. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)
Track 221. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (take unknown)

Track 222. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (alternate take)
Track 223. Move Over Ms L (rehearsal with false start)
Track 224. Bless You (alternate take)
Track 225. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (rehearsal)
Track 226. Beef Jerky (alternate take)
Track 227. Move Over Ms L (alternate take)
Track 228. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (rough mix)

John Lennon Anthology [4CD] is the best of John Lennon’s music in a box so far. Buy it here.

  1. 4 Responses to “JOHN LENNON - COME ON, LISTEN TO ME”

  2. God, good. Thanx!

    By Timmy on Aug 5, 2009

  3. Listening to 32 takes of whatever get u thru the night Will get you thru the night—thx, there’s never enough JL for me

    By hey on Aug 6, 2009

  4. It is nice to have a listen to the different takes on these songs. HOPEFULLY more gets out for Beatles and Lennon fans to hear.
    Thanks for all who get these alternate takes out for people to enjoy. What a shame to keep these out of the public domain all these years.

    Thanks for the tunes Big O. Much appreciaton is warranted for this site.

    Jeff

    By Jeff Lumia on Aug 27, 2009

  5. Is it possible to download these again?
    I Only need
    114
    119
    210
    211
    212
    216
    216
    217
    218
    220
    222
    224
    225

    By Mickey D on Dec 15, 2013

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