January 17, 2012 – 4:30 am

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Get Back… Continued! [His Masters Choice HMC-013, 2CD]

Unreleased outtakes. Sourced from a mix of lossless and lossy (MP3) tracks.

It was 43 years ago today…

In January 1969, The Beatles went to Twickenham Film Studios in London to record what could have been the Get Back album but the record would eventually end up as the Let It Be album. All the Twickenham rehearsals were filmed but the tracks were never officially released. Over the years, these tracks would be released as bootlegs in various manner and compilations.

In October 2011, Unicorn Records put out an 18-CD box set called Twelve Days At Twickenham, compiling all of the Twickenham Camera B Nagra Rolls from January 3-14, 1969 in the best available sound quality.

And before the end of 2011, His Masters Choice put out the two-CD Get Back… Continued! Gsparaco commented at “For the first time in AMBIENT STEREO a nice compilation of songs from the Nagra tapes. Due to new techniques it is possible to create a sound that comes close to a mixing desk recording. All tracks are in perfect quality True Stereo or Ambient Stereo… Play it loud, close your eyes and you will get the feeling that you’re in the studio with The Beatles during the Get Back sessions.”

Music collector Philip Cohen noted: “As I suspected, most of the material is Twickenham movie studio recordings. The tracks described as “ambient stereo” are (with only one exception - Disc 1, Track 21: Cannon Ball, etc) fake stereo created from the mono Twickenham recordings. Disc One/Tracks 2, 5, 6, 7, 16 and 21 are from Apple Studios. Otherwise it is all Twickenham material.”

Still, it is a novel way to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of The Beatles at Twickenham Studios.

Thanks to MrBeatleg for sharing the tracks at Demonoid; and to Philip Cohen for sharing the tracks with us.

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 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1 (comments by Philip Cohen)
Track 101. Get Back (28.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (6.6M)
102. Let It Be (RS1 FS + RS2) (Stereo) - Omitted
Sounds musically identical to the released single version.
Track 103. Music During Session 1 (Stereo) (5.2MB)
Track 104. Music During Session 2 (Stereo) (5.0MB)
Track 105. Across The Universe Solo (mono) (5.5MB)
106. Old Brown Shoe (Stereo) - Omitted
A very different, drier mix without echo, but it IS the same take heard on “Anthology 3″.
107. I Me Mine (Stereo) [MP3] - Omitted
Same as the “Anthology 3″ version.
Track 108. Bad Boy (24.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (5.7MB)
Track 109. Sweet Little Sixteen (24.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (2.8MB)
Track 110. Around And Around (24.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (1.8MB)
Track 111. Almost Grown (24.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (3.5MB)
Track 112. School Days (24.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (2.6MB)
Track 113. Stand By Me (24.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (4.2MB)
Track 114. Rip It Up (26.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (4.0MB)
Track 115. Shake Rattle And Roll (26.01.69) (Stereo) [RUINED] (3.2MB)
Track 116. Miss Ann/Kansas City/Lawdy Miss Clawdy (26.01.69) (Stereo) [RUINED] (6.4MB)
Track 117. Blue Suede Shoes (26.01.69) (Stereo) [RUINED] (3.7MB)
Track 118. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me (26.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (6.0MB)
Track 119. Besame Mucho (29.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (3.9MB)
Track 120. Three Cool Cats (29.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (4.1MB)
Track 121. Cannon Ball/Not Fade Away/Hey Little Girl/Bo Diddly (29.01.69) (Stereo) [MP3 END] (7.2MB)
Track 122. Maybe Baby (29.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (4.0MB)
Track 123. Peggy Sue Got Married/Thinking Of Linking (29.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (5.4MB)
Track 124. Crying, Waiting, Hoping (29.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (4.3MB)
Track 125. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues (29.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (3.0MB)
Track 126. Teddy Boy (29.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (7.1MB)
Track 127. The Walk (27.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (6.5MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Because I Know You Love Me So (03.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) (4.0MB)
Track 202. Gone, Gone, Gone (07.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (3.3MB)
Track 203. Suzy’s Parlour (09.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) (3.9MB)
Track 204. Get Back (27.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (3.9MB)
Track 205. Let It Be (26.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (6.3MB)
Track 206. For You Blue (25.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (4.9MB)
Track 207. Oh! Darling (27.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (11.1MB)
Track 208. Don’t Let Me Down (28.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (6.0MB)
Track 209. I’ve Got A Feeling (27.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MAINLY MP3] (6.8MB)
Track 210. Dig A Pony (28.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (6.5MB)
Track 211. Old Brown Shoe (28.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (4.8MB)
Track 212. One After 909 (29.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (5.0MB)
Track 213. Dig It (29.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (11.1MB)
Track 214. I Lost My Little Girl (25.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (15.6MB)
Track 215. Two Of Us (25.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (6.0MB)
Track 216. Maggie Mae/Fancy Me Chances With You (24.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (2.4MB)
Track 217. Help! (23.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (1.8MB)
Track 218. The Long And Winding Road (31.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (5.7MB)
Track 219. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (29.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (6.0MB)
Track 220. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (28.01.69) (Ambient Stereo) [MP3] (9.2MB)
Track 221. Get Back (Reprise) (28.01.69) (Mono) [MP3] (1.0MB)

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  2. Most Fab and all the other pimply hyperboles!!

    By Paul on Jan 17, 2012

  3. Very cool. Always a big fan of anything Beatles offered here! Thanks!!

    By Tom on Jan 17, 2012

  4. Philip- Disc 1 tracks 15, 16, 17 the notation says [RUINED]. Did you mean ruined as in destroyed or runed as in covered in Viking symbols?
    thanks for the music.

    By Sking on Jan 17, 2012

  5. Thank you very much for this terrific post. The sound quality is much better than expected based on previous material from these sessions.

    By Improper Bostonian on Jan 18, 2012

  6. Most excellent…thanks for posting Phil!

    By Joel on Jan 18, 2012

  7. Many THANKS Philip for sharing these tracks!!!!! Hope you’ll share the new REHEARSALS AT 3 SAVILLE ROW from the same folks who did this set (HMC, TMOQ)!!! They are excellent as well!!!!!!! Keep this stuff coming!!!

    By Jeff on Jan 19, 2012

  8. wondering if you have the full 24-page artwork to share, too.

    By gsv107 on Jan 20, 2012

  9. Boy, curating all this Beatles stuff is exhausting! I’m far from a completist, I’d just like the essential stuff.

    With a cursory glance, there seems to be quite a bit of overlap between this compilation and Artifacts disc 5, posted here a while ago.

    Is it possible to know without a ton of work that they’re not different takes or dates? The two sets don’t have all the same info. And my hard drives are getting increasingly crowded.

    By Motorvilleboy on Jan 20, 2012

  10. motor–u can get an external drive for $50-100 that should last u from 3 months to over 3 yrs depending on how much u download. i recommend tigerdirect. i got a nice seagate 750gig and it cost me $100. u can easily get a 500gig for $50 tho and it doesnt need to be a seagate. i highly recommend one that doesnt plug into the wall (ie-solid state) no moving parts and its small enough to fit in my back pocket. it plugs into a usb port. i have 40 of these things. the drive on your computer should not be used for storage. i use mine for downloading then i immediately copy or move things to the externals. every so often ill burn stuff too. if u fill up a drive in a year or even a half a year spending $50-100 for another one isnt that huge of an expense. even for me. trust me u have much more money than i do. u can always make a text file of what is on that drive. put a sticker on the drive and keep that text file on the computer so u can find that drive when u need it should u need something on it in a hurry. i have 40 as i said so if i suddenly needed an item on drive #17 the chances of me finding it would be impossible without some semblence of having kept track of whats where. one particular drive i have has 30000 concerts or so and its a terabyte.
    im just hoping that the suggestion helps. whatever u do leave some room on the drive. dont fill it up to the brim. 100-200meg room should be ok. just dont overflow it. most ppl suggest 15%. thats just for defragging. i dont think that is necessary here.

    By darth on Jan 21, 2012

  11. Thanks, Phil and bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Jan 21, 2012

  12. Well…I downloaded the five songs I hadn’t heard three zillion versions of already, and, pretty fabulous sound I must say. Which, unfortunately, makes me think I should download all of this stuff. Gulp. :)

    By Scott Brookman on Jan 23, 2012


    By TDC on Jan 25, 2012

  14. Thanks Phil & BigO. I’m also curious about the RUINED comments on those tracks.

    By Matt on Feb 2, 2012

  15. Thanks, Darth! I’ve got external drives that work great for music storage. I just don’t want to unwittingly collect multiple copies of the same thing even if I’ve got space for days. I should probably grab this now that I’m on the site again and sort it out later.

    And don’t be so sure I have “much more money” than you. I’ve been in the public and nonprofit sectors forever…when I’ve been working. ;-)


    By Motorvilleboy on Feb 5, 2012

  16. I’m listening to “Blue Suede Shoes” as I type this and 90 seconds in nothings sounds “RUINED” to me. Incredible, actually. I wasn’t sure whether or not I really needed this, but if it all sounds this good then, yes, I do.

    And so do you. :-)

    By Shaun on Mar 4, 2012

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