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Walls And Bridges Sessions [Misterclaudel mccd 386/387/388/389/390, 5CD]

Unreleased session and demo tracks. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to Tmangia for sharing the tracks on the net.

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Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later.

Kindly email us if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files. Also email us if you have any rarities you’d like to share with our readers.

Click here for the links to all the tracks.

Disc 1
Going Down On Love
Track 101. Piano Demo Sequence
Track 102. Demo Take 1
Track 103. Demo Take 2
Track 104. Demo Take 3
Track 105. Studio Rehearsal
Track 106. Takes 5 & 6 (Breakdown)
Track 107. Offline Monitor Mix
Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
Track 108. Demo Sequence #1
Track 109. Demo Sequence #2
Track 110. Demo Sequence #3
Track 111. Demo Sequence #4
Track 112. Demo Sequence #5
Track 113. Studio Rehearsal #1
Track 114. Studio Rehearsal #2
Recording Session #1
Track 115. Ain’t She Sweet
Track 116. Take 1
Track 117. Take 2
Track 118. Take 3
Track 119. Take 4 (Breakdown)/Yesterday Parody
Track 120. Take 5
Track 121. Take 6 (Breakdown)
Track 122. Take 6
Track 123. Take 7 (Breakdown)
Track 124. Take 7
Track 125. Take 8 (Breakdown)
Track 126. Take 9 (Breakdown)
Track 127. Take 9
Track 128. Take 10
75 mins

Disc 2
Recording Session #1
Track 201. Take 11
Track 202. Take 12 (Breakdown)
Track 203. Take 13 (Breakdown)
Track 204. Take 14
Track 205. Take 15 (Take 14 By Engineer)
Track 206. Take 16 (Breakdown)
Track 207. Take 17 (Breakdown)
Track 208. Take 18
Track 209. Take 19 (Breakdown)
Track 210. Take 20 (Breakdown)
Track 211. Take 21 (Breakdown)
Track 212. Take 22
Track 213. Take 23
Track 214. Take 24
Re-Make Recording Session #2
Track 215. Take 1
Track 216. Take 2
Track 217. Take 3 With Breakdown
Track 218. Take 4
Track 219. Take 5
Track 220. Take 6
Track 221. Take 7 - Backing Track Master Take
Track 222. Mixing Session - Offline Monitor Mix Guitar & Bongos Overdubs
Track 223. Mixing Session Over Take 7 - Offline Monitor Mix
Track 224. Rough Mix - Single Vocal
Track 225. Vocal Overdubs Over Take 7
Old Dirt Road
Track 226. Studio Rehearsal
Track 227. Takes 11 & 12
Track 228. Mixing Session - Offline Monitor Mix
77 mins

Disc 3
What You Got
Track 301. Demo #1
Track 302. Demo #2
Track 303. Demo #3 (Breakdown)
Track 304. Demo #4
Track 305. Alternate Take
Track 306. Take 10 Mixing Session - Offline Monitor Mix #1
Track 307. Take 10 Mixing Session - Offline Monitor Mix #2
Track 308. Take 10 Mixing Session - Offline Monitor Mix #3
Track 309. Mono Promo
Bless You
Track 310. Studio Rehearsal #1
Track 311. Studio Rehearsal #2
Track 312. Studio Rehearsal
Track 313. Alternate Take #1
Track 314. Alternate Take #2
Track 315. Offline Monitor Mix
Track 316. Studio Rehearsal
Track 317. Take 4
Track 318. Offline Monitor Mix
#9 Dream
Track 319. Demo #1
Track 320. Demo #2
Track 321. Demo #3
Track 322. Mixing Session - Offline Monitor Mix
Track 323. Rough Mix
75 mins

Disc 4
#9 Dream
Track 401. Edit Promo Mono
Track 402. Edit Promo Stereo
Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox)
Track 403. Demo #1
Track 404. Demo #2
Track 405. Studio Rehearsal
Track 406. Alternate Take
Track 407. Offline Monitor Mix
Steel And Glass
Track 408. Demo #1 ‘Pill’ (1971)
Track 409. Demo #2 (1973)
Track 410. Demo #3 (1973)
Track 411. Demo #4 (1974)
Track 412. Studio Rehearsal
Track 413. Take 8
Track 414. Mixing Session - Offline Monitor Mix 1
Track 415. Mixing Session - Offline Monitor Mix 2
Track 416. Offline Monitor Mix 3
Track 417. Long Version - Quad Mix
Beef Jerky
Track 418. Studio Rehearsal
Track 419. Alternate Take
71 mins

Disc 5
Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down And Out)
Track 501. Demo (1973)
Track 502. Studio Rehearsal
Track 503. Take 9
Track 504. Take 18 (Breakdown)
Track 505. Take 19
Track 506. Offline Monitor Mix
Move Over Ms L
Track 507. Demo #1
Track 508. Demo #2
Track 509. Studio Rehearsal #1 (Breakdown)
Track 510. Studio Rehearsal #2
Track 511. Alternate Take (Breakdown)
Track 512. Alternate Take
Track 513. Alternate Take 2
Track 514. Offline Monitor Mix
Track 515. Rough Mix Take 3
Track 516. Walls And Bridges Radio Spot
1973 Demos
Track 517. Just Because #1
Track 518. Just Because #2
Track 519. Just Because #3
Track 520. So Many (Demo Sequence)
Track 521. The Boat Song
67 mins

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  2. ???

    By caton3 on Dec 26, 2017

  3. Where’s the tracks ???

    By Sarah Novak on Dec 26, 2017

  4. Thanks big o this looks great! Caton, Sarah, try clicking the link..

    By John G. on Dec 26, 2017

  5. I did click the link and it takes me too the track page but they are not download able?
    What am I doing wrong?

    By Sarah Novak on Dec 26, 2017

  6. Tried the link, but NOT working for me!!!!!!

    By Jeff on Dec 26, 2017

  7. the URLS themSELVES are not links. You have to copy them one-by-one, paste into your browser window, which will take you to a page that serves as a player and a button to download.

    Not rocket science.

    By Happy Camper on Dec 26, 2017

  8. Thank you big o. Sarah, Jeff, Caton, been online long, what do you usually do when confronted with URLs? Not to rip on you, but how’d you make it this far, i’m going to take a wild guess and say the main reason you like big o so much is no compressed files to navigate.

    By past tinner on Dec 27, 2017

  9. Interesting recordings from a dark time for John , thanks

    By CJ on Dec 27, 2017

  10. Hola ! Lo que me llamo la atencion es que no estuvieran los link automaticos que estan usualmente. Yo pense que habia cambiado el sitema de bajar archivos, pero veo que fue una excepcion. Por supuesto que se como manejar este asunto, Me tomo mas tiempo pero lo baje el mismo dia que fue publicado. Y muy agradecido a Big0 por este material, bastante raro en los blogs especializados. MUCHAS GRACIAS Y MUY FELIZ AÑO NUEVO 2018 PARA TODOS !!! ( TRANSLATED WITH GOOGLE)

    Hello ! What caught my attention is that they were not the automatic links that are usually. I thought I had changed the system of downloading files, but I see that it was an exception. Of course I know how to handle this issue, I take more time but download it the same day it was published. And very grateful to Big0 for this material, quite rare in specialized blogs. MANY THANKS AND VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 FOR EVERYONE !!!

    By CATON on Dec 27, 2017

  11. Understood Caton, you have a happy, prosperous new year as well.

    By John G. on Dec 27, 2017

  12. when I copy and paste, it just plays them, there’s nowhere to download them.

    By Nick on Dec 28, 2017

  13. …and a button to download

    Happy Camper, there is no button. It must have disappeared after the first day. Not rocket science, no, just clairvoyance since there was no apparent warning that it would go bye-bye.

    By ScarRad on Dec 28, 2017

  14. …that is to say, it goes instantly into my windows media player and starts to play. I think what I have to do is stop play, copy the song to a created playlist, do that for each and every song one at a time then copy the whole stack of songs in my playlist into my music folder. Then I can burn them onto a CD using the media player. By the way, I hate the entire playlist idea, and it has only gotten worse under windows 10.

    By ScarRad on Dec 28, 2017

  15. Nick, hmm…maybe I have to disable an instruction that makes all playback automatically go to my windows media player. Perhaps then when I copy the URL and hit the arrow to enter it, it will default to the screen that shows the button, like a torrent site does. Sorry guys, my brain damage is ongoing, 5-10 migraines a month for the past 5 years, 3 years ago they diagnosed it at that time as ‘innumerable white spots throughout the brain. Also noted entire missing gray matter in the front left corner.” After five times, they stopped running me through brain MRI’s each quarter, since it was ongoing, there is nothing they can do about it, and the reason for the MRI’s was to make sure cancer wasn’t spreading into my brain, not to track damage from another cause.

    By ScarRad on Dec 28, 2017

  16. If you run Windows you can do this from PowerShell

    wget -outfile WB101.mp3
    wget -outfile WB102.mp3

    etc. etc.

    By HH on Dec 29, 2017

  17. Christ! People come here to get awesome downloads & perhaps, discuss it as well. When someone asks for help, why in the fuck do some of you belittle & rag on them? Make yourself feel good I suppose? Sarah, Jeff, Canton…this is the first time I’ve seen them do this. I knew what to do, but I’ve seen this before on other sites. I completely understand if you saw this & thought WTF. It’s a pain in the ass, but worth it if you want it. ScarRad….sorry to hear about your deal. Hope you have a great New Year. The rest of you need to lighten the fuck up! Don’t you remember the first time you tried to do this & someone had to help you? Thanks BigO for all you do!

    By Starrwatts on Dec 29, 2017

  18. Oh yeah….ScarRad…I HATE Windows 10!

    By Starrwatts on Dec 29, 2017

  19. Hey past tinner,
    I’ll sleep better tonight knowing that there are sooo many computer geniuses like yourself out there!!!!!! You’re probably enough to fuck up a wet dream!!! Give these folks a break asshole!!!!! It’s a wonder you made it this far in life???? Do the letters F O mean anything to you???

    By Lucifer on Dec 29, 2017

  20. Nice rant Luci, if you read thru these comments you’ll notice the only poster freaking out, profane, etc is you. You sound unbalanced, are you ok?

    By Satan on Dec 29, 2017

  21. Scar, did you get these links to happen for ya? FYI, the download button is the down-pointing arrow on the far right of the player.

    By Happy Camper on Dec 31, 2017

  22. Happy Camper, are you talking about the Windows Media Player, or some other player, like a torrent site? My system only goes to instantly play on the Windows player. I’ll get back to this later, I’m trying to save my Medicare Part D. This is the last day, last chance to fix THEIR screw-up.

    By ScarRad on Dec 31, 2017

  23. Scar, no, not WM player, it’s some sort of generic player that comes up when you paste the URL into Chrome’s search window.

    In MS Edge, slightly different: you need to right click on the generic player that comes up and select “save audio as” in the dropdown options.

    By Happy Camper on Dec 31, 2017

  24. Thanks very much for posting this Big O and for all your efforts in general. This is great stuff, a real insight into the recording of this album. Happy New Year everyone, and be kind to each other.

    By Macca on Jan 1, 2018

  25. Thank you Big O, as always. Thank all the previous posters. What I have figured out and therefore share here is that for this download to work I must use Chrome as my browser. Normally, I use Safari or Firefox, but this time only Chrome is able to process. The hint about the arrow to the far right of the player strip is also helpful.
    Blessed New Year to all!

    By Parallel Cats Productions on Jan 2, 2018

  26. this threw me at first as well. but all you need to do is hilite the track, right click save link and go to the next one. mine show up in downloads folder (like always). then i can burn pretty much like always, just a tad bit more time consuming…

    By zumafan on Jan 8, 2018

  27. I’m sorry to say, but this really is painful, downloading in this method. My computer crashes about every 5 songs. When I finally get it, I know that the material will be great, and its not that I don’t appreciate it, but?????

    By Trevor on Feb 4, 2018

  28. This has to be the slowest slow of slow downloads any slow download has had to experience. Not only is it slow, but two lifetimes have elapsed since the first download began, yet we are still attempting to download the first album. Slowly. Very Slowly. Like watching paint dry slow. Like watching a whole cycle of the moon phase slow. Know what I mean? Slow. Hey, how about loading all the files into a zip folder and uploading it? No? is that not slow enough? In the time it has taken me to express this frustration, the first track has completed its download. Now we go back to the beginning to start track two. Only another couple of dozen to go. Oh, look, I’ve visibly aged since this started . . .

    By Ronnie Prague on Mar 4, 2018

  29. “You admittedly carefully planned and executed the murder of a world-famous person for no reason other than to gain notoriety,” the parole panel wrote in its denial decision. “While no one person’s life is any more valuable than another’s life, the fact that you chose someone who was not only a world renown person and beloved by millions, regardless of the pain and suffering you would cause to his family, friends and so many others, you demonstrated a callous disregard for the sanctity of human life and the pain and suffering of others.” Aug 24 2018

    Read Newsmax: John Lennon’s Killer Denied Parole for 10th Time

    By ScarRad on Aug 24, 2018

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