Monday, October 19, 2015

New bootlegs from Japan

Two new boots of note from Japan. One is "Top Gear," which, according to Collectors Music Reviews, features an upgrade of the recording sessions from the BBC Playhouse Theatre, London from Nov. 17, 1964, including outtakes and skits, along with the final broadcast. .



Also coming is a new one from Badfinger, "Demo, Outtake and Rarerities" (misspelling included). 



DISC 1: CARRY ON TIL TOMORROW – 1969 demo / KNOCKING DOWN OUR HOME – 1968 demo given to Paul McCartney / MAYBE TOMORROW – 1969 recording for BBC radio / JOHN FORGOT TO SING – 1970 Pete Ham demo / NO MATTER WHAT – 1970 early mix w/alternate lead vocal / I CAN’T TAKE IT – 1970- alternate/extended mix – no horns / NO MATTER WHAT – 1970 ‘Top Of The Pops’ live vocal version with fixed intro / WITHOUT YOU – 1969 Pete Ham demo / WITHOUT YOU – 1969 Tom Evans demo- speed corrected / WE’RE FOR THE DARK – 1970 alternate mix- different guitar overdubs, no horns or strings / I’LL BE THE ONE – 1970 rehearsal / TAKE IT ALL – 1971 Pete Ham demo / DAY AFTER DAY – 1971 rough mix alternate lead vocal and lacking overdubs / NAME OF THE GAME – 1971 unreleased Al Kooper single mix / DO YOU MIND – 1972 “Ass” outtake – 1st unreleased version from upgraded source / DO YOU MIND – “Ass” outtake – piano based version – unreleased to date / COPPERTONE BLUES – new composite version from original Pete Ham demo and 1972 “Ass” outtake backing track / SHINE ON – 1973 rehearsal / OH WOW – 1973 unfinished track from self-titled Warner Bros. sessions – a.k.a. ‘Love My Lady’ / SONG FOR A LOST FRIEND – 1973 rough mix of finished take with extend ending / WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE – 1973 rough mix of finished take with piano vs. steel drums / IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER – 1974 undubbed Pete Ham demo / JUST HOW LUCKY WE ARE – 1974 longer Pete Ham demo / RINGSIDE – 1975 1st Pete Ham demo / RINGSIDE – 1975 longer Pete Ham demo – one of his final recordings / DENNIS – 2006 edit version from ‘Perfection; The songs of Badfinger’s Pete Ham & Tom Evans promo cd
DISC 2: LAY ME DOWN – Alternate take Warner Bros. mix / TURN AROUND – Alternate take Warner Bros. mix / KEEP BELIEVING – Alternate take Warner Bros. mix / ROCKIN’ MACHINE – Alternate take Warner Bros. mix / PASSED FAST – Alternate take Warner Bros. mix / SAVILLE ROW – Alternate take Warner Bros. mix / MOONSHINE – Alternate take Warner Bros. mix / ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CONTRACT – Alternate take Warner Bros. mix / BACK AGAIN – Alternate take Warner Bros. mix / HEY, MR. MANAGER – This is the rough mix done by engineer Phil McDonald, at Apple Studios on December 15, 1974.
SECRET BONUS TRACK PIANO RED – Unreleased / SWEET TUESDAY MORNING – Alternate take / NO GOOD AT ALL – Straight up unreleased / LOVING YOU – Alternate version / DREAMING – Ass unreleased / ROCK’N’ROLLER – Ass unreleased / REGULAR – Alternate version / REGULAR – Alternate mix / WHEN I SAY – Early take / BLIND OWL – Early rehearsaL / TIMELESS – Early take / TIMELESS – Alternate take / I CAN LOVE YOU – Take #7