And in the End…The Beatles Always Triumph

beatles image 1969In last the last couple of weeks there has been quite the buzz surrounding The Beatles. First there was the release/leak of the now infamous, and strikingly awesome to impossible city, Revolution (take 20). That track is becoming more and more hard to find since some of the files are no longer available because of claims by Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. Then a little while after that there was news about a release of an all Beatles Rock Band. And… Paul McCartneyis headlining Coachella out in the desert somewhere near, or far from, Impossible City HQs.

Beatles:Rock Band, to be released of 09/09/09, starts with the band’s ground breaking 1st album Please Please Me and concludes with their last effort Let It Be. The package is $59 for the stand-alone game, a $99 bundle with a guitar, and a $249 bundle which also includes a drum kit. We are not the biggest fans of playing a computer when a guitar is sitting right there next to you, but I am sure we will have to try out some Taxman

On the heals of all of this Beatle buzz we here at Impossible City went digging through our digital crates and dug up some Beatle Nerd Goodness.

Here’s an uncomfortable little Beatles bootleg, that appears to be titled “And In The End.”

These recordings find the band at their rather difficult 1969 and early 1970 period. Despite all the strains and tensions of that time, musically they were still producing adventurous and excellent material; continually spurred on by the Southern Californian Beach Boys lead by the musical genius Brian Wilson.

Some things to note: The Long Medley(both parts) which are from EMI master tapes in their original form, with Her Majesty in it’s original position.

In the Trident Studios Acetate of I Want You Paul handles the lead vocals on the Lennon song.

Even more interesting is the fact that I Me Mine and Let It Be are both being recorded with only Paul, George and Ringo, together in the studio. Lennon’s absence is noted by George when he mentions, “Dave Dee is no longer with us”.

The full track listing is:

1. Come Together (Take 1) (John’s Acetate) (07/21/69)
2. I Want You (Trident Acetate) (02/22/69).
3. I Need You (Trident Acetate) (02/22/69).
4. Oh Darling (Early Version) (04/20/69).
5. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (Alternate Stereo Mix) (08/06/69).
6. Octopus’s Garden (Early Stereo Mix) (04/29/69).
7. You Never Give Me Your Money (Acetate) (07/11/69).
8. The Long Medley (Part 1) (Uncut EMI Tape Reel) (07/30/69).
9. The Long Medley (Part 2) (Uncut EMI Tape Reel) (07/30/69).
10. Her Majesty (Take 3) (Mono) (07/02/69).
11. KMET Los Angeles Radio (January 1970).
12. I Me Mine (Take 1) (01/03/70).
13. I Me Mine (Take 2) (01/03/70).
14. I Me Mine (Acetate) (01/03/70).
15. I Me Mine (Take 15) (01/03/70).
16. Let It Be (Acetate) (01/04/70).
17. The Long And Winding Road (Overdub Session) (04/01/70).

The music quality on this recording is, of course, studio sourced. Some real gems and rarities for all the Beatle nerds out there. A must if you are indeed “a little obsessed” with the Fab Four.

Here’s your file

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