October 28, 2011 – 5:02 am

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Songs From The Past Vol 1 [Sidewalk Music, 1CD]

Outtakes; good to very good soundboard.

Recently, the Remastered Workshop group put out their revision of this five-CD set. Since the Remastered set cannot be shared lossy, here is the original set shared by collector Philip Cohen.

This is what Phil noted: “These were some of the earliest CDs of the Twickenham material. While I’m a huge Beatles fan, the Twickenham material is my least favorite Beatles material. Still, the sound quality is very good, and many Beatles fans will enjoy this stuff.”

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 (sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Vol 2 to 5 will be available for download over the coming week.

Track 101. Don’t Let Me Down/Two Of Us/There Once Was A Beautiful Girl 3:51 (5.2MB)
Track 102. Talking About You/Shame Shame 4:07 (5.6MB)
Track 103. Great Balls Of Fire/Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying 4:18 (5.9MB)
Track 104. Suicide 0:52 (1.1MB)
Track 105. Can You Dig It?/Act Naturally/Two Of Us 3:31 (4.8MB)
Track 106. Piano Theme/Strawberry Fields Forever/Oh Darling 4:35 (6.3MB)
Track 107. Get Back/I’ve Got A Feeling/Rainy Day Woman Nos. 12 and 35 4:50 (6.6MB)
108. Please Please Me/One After 909/Hava Nagila - Removed
Track 109. Moving Along The River Rhine 5:26 (7.4MB)
Track 110. Let It Down/Dig It All Day 2:15 (3.0MB)
Track 111. The Real Case Has Just Begun/Maybe Baby/Crying, Waiting, Hoping 5:37 (7.7MB)
Track 112. Mailman Bring Me No More Blues/Tell Me What I’d Say/Don’t Be Cruel 1:48 (2.4MB)
Track 113. Brown Eyed Handsome Man/Well Alright 1:33 (2.1MB)

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  2. Very nice, I’ll listen to it after the ballgame! Thanks as always you folks are tops in my book!

    By Tom on Oct 28, 2011

  3. Thanks, Phil and bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Oct 28, 2011

  4. Thanks again, Philip and Big O.

    By 3yrsnojob on Oct 28, 2011

  5. Philip, I’m with you, my least favorite set of Beatle recordings, although there are moments amongst the debris.

    In a food analogy, everything else the Beatles did was like a nice thick T-Bone Steak.

    I would rename all these live-in-studio pieces as gibberish, and I would put it in a short rhyme:


    By 3yrsnojob on Oct 29, 2011

  6. hit the nail..I`m not as huge a Beatles fan as others, in fact when they first hit the shores I leaned more toward the Animals, Stones , and Yardbirds . but if any of those groups had tapes like this lying around that I could acquire I`d be thrilled too , so , I guess I`m glad for the Beatle people but it sure seems like they get all the good stuff.. : )

    By sluggo on Oct 29, 2011

  7. Thank You… LOVE outtakes!!! They might sound like gibberish or whatever to some, but it is always interesting to see how the songs were formed. It’s really something to hear them laugh and joke instead of all the bitchin between that was soon to come.

    By Paul on Oct 29, 2011

  8. Ok nice set, but I completely concur with Phil, the Twickenham stuff bores the life outta me……but where’s the elusive “Love Me Do” from the Get Back sessions, worth having in my humble opinion.

    By Todd Meehan on Oct 29, 2011

  9. More Twickenhams. Yes, we DO enjoy…….

    By Timmy on Oct 29, 2011

  10. Even “debris” from the Beatles is better than lots of other music.
    Thanks again Big O/Phil!
    ..and I agree - I love outtakes too.

    By xavieronassis on Oct 30, 2011

  11. It’s the bloody Beatles, shut up!

    By George Martini on Oct 30, 2011

  12. Sluggo, Beatlemania continues! It seems the depth of devotion per fan - for anything Beatle - far exceeds any other. The Beatles remain relevant in any pop/rock discussion. Many movies/videos/documentaries have been made retelling the story. Hurray for Fandom, and thanks to Philip and BigO.

    By 3yrsnojob on Oct 31, 2011

  13. My Beatles rarities include a Yellow Submarine celluloid, an autographed 1964 Australian tour program, unseen photos from Hong Kong 1964 and original news agency press photos from the same time. Sorry about this ad taking up your time. Contact [email protected] if interested

    By Chris Maddock on Nov 2, 2011

  14. Hello
    Track 109. Moving Along The River Rhine 5:26 (7.4MB)doesn’t load : message : page not found
    thanks a lot

    By thv42 on Nov 20, 2014

  15. I had this on vinyl in the ’80’s called ‘Revolting’. The album cover was a copy of ‘Revolver’ but with color pics over all the b/w original photos…I thought it was really unique, anyone else ever see this?


    By Allen Peck on Feb 9, 2015

  16. Hello
    Track 107. Get Back/I’ve Got A Feeling/Rainy Day Woman Nos. 12 and 35 4:50 (6.6MB)doesn’t load : message : page not found
    thanks a lot

    By Jero on May 7, 2016

  17. Hello
    Track 111. The Real Case Has Just Begun/Maybe Baby/Crying, Waiting, Hoping 5:37 (7.7MB) doesn’t load : message : page not found

    Thanks a lot

    Beatles 4Ever :-)

    By Jero on May 7, 2016

  18. hi
    i am looking for this for long time but i am missing tracks number 5-6-7 11
    can you do something please
    thanks a lot for your time

    By luc leblanc on Mar 26, 2018

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