Endlessly dedicated Beatles nutter that I am, even I'm starting to slump and feel fabbed-out from the unrelenting ad campaigns, magazine covers and blanket coverage stoked up by the recent remaster releases.
Full marks to the NME* though, for effectively popping off a cribsheet for teens with the last issue (even if 12 cover variations has the specteral money-grabbing fist of Allen Klein about it).
And the principle of £200 per box set (of course you'll need both mono and stereo if you're an avid completist) seems to bruise the purity of the legacy. But let's forgo all that fru-fru and hear The Beatles raw, remix free and topping up their 'studio tan' as Zappa called it by way of some outakes, alt.takes and works in progress.
Paperback Writer (Take 2)
I'm A Loser (Take 3)
A lovely touch of fine-tuning the harmonies, before they kick off
What You're Doing (Take 11)
One After 909 - (Take 3)
A real gem from the 63 Please Please Me sessions - that breaks down at 1:23 as Macca struggles to play without a plectrum - "it's mairdur"
*If anyone finds my left-behind copy of this (Hard Day's Night cover) on the C2C line any chance of handing it in at the lost property dept?