Unreleased Beatles Songs

Jun 6, 2009 Full story: www.musicouch.com 15
A look at some of the songs recorded by the Beatles that have, up to now, never been officially released. Most Beatles fans would think that the release of the Anthology albums left the world with no new Beatles recordings left to be released. However there are a number of songs recorded by the band that up until now have never been released to the general public. Here we will take a look through the songs by the Beatles that have yet to find there way onto a release. Full Story

awc

“Pepperland”

Since: Dec 06

Pepperland

#1 Jun 6, 2009
This list of songs would make a great Anthology four.....

A Picture Of You: A song sung by George Harrison on the BBC radio programme Here We Go in 1962. Originally by Joe Brown, the Beatles play it with Pete Best on drums.

Anything: 22 different instruments were used in this song which had no lyrics. Recorded in 1967.

Bad To Me: A hit for Billy J Kramer, but written by Lennon & McCartney in 1963. Only the demo of the song exists and only features John and Paul.

Billy's Song: A song recorded at the start of the Get Back sessions in 1969. Billy Preston, brought in to help the Beatles with piano/organ, played on this song.

Bye Bye Love: Originally a song by the Everly Brothers, John and Paul recorded their version in 1969.

Carnival Of Light: Recorded in 1967, this song was originally used at a festival in London's Chalk Farm. McCartney wanted it on the Anthology albums, Harrison didn't and it never appeared on any of them.

Cat Walk: The Chris Barber Band recorded this song (re-titled, Cat Call) in 1967. The Beatles played and recorded this instrumental at the Cavern in 1962.

Child Of Nature: Written in India by John Lennon in 1968, a change of lyrics a few years later found the song becoming Jealous Guy (a John Lennon solo song). A recording of the original does exist.

Commonwealth: A satirical song about immigrants, composed by McCartney
written in 1969.

Dig It: A very small part of this song did appear on the Let It Be album but the original recording of this song in 1962 actually ran to an impressive 12 minutes.

Etcetera: Written in 1968 during the White Album sessions by Paul McCartney. He let Marianne Faithful hear the demo to see if she wanted to record it, she didn't and the song has never seen the light of day yet.

Goodbye: A demo exists of this song written for Mary Hopkins by Paul McCartney.

Heather: A song written by Paul McCartney in India in 1968. He got Donovan to play on the demo.

I Lost My Little Girl: A 1969 version of John Lennon taking the lead vocal on the first
song McCartney ever wrote.

I'm In Love: A Lennon version of this song was released in 1979 but the original Beatles demo from 1963 was given to the Fourmost who never used it.

Love Of The Loved: A song written by Paul McCartney when he was a teenager, the Beatles recorded this for their Decca audition in 1962, Was a hit for Cilla Black the following year.

Madman Coming: Several versions of this song are known to be in existence. Recorded during the Get Back sessions.

One And One Is Two: Another song the Beatles wrote to give to someone else.
McCartney intended this demo for Billy J Kramer who turned it down, became a hit for Mike Shannon.

Save The Last Dance For Me: Recorded in 1969 for the Let It Be album but never made
the final cut.

Some Days: From 1960, this original Quarry Men home demo of a song by McCartney is known to still exist.

Sour Milk Sea: A hit for Jackie Lomax. Originally written by George Harrison in 1968 and demoed by the Beatles the same year.

Summertime: A Hamburg recording of the Beatles in 1960. Also featured Lu Walters from the Hurricanes.

Suzy's Parlour: A song written by Lennon recorded at the Let It Be sessions.

Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport: Recorded on a BBC radio show, Rolf Harris had the
Beatles as his backing song on his famous song.

Wake Up In The Morning: This song was only re-discovered a few years ago.
Originally recorded in 1969 during the Get Back sessions.
Rufus McPherson

United States

#2 Jun 6, 2009
.... Brilliant!
Greg

Greece

#3 Jun 7, 2009
It is!
Greg

Greece

#4 Jun 7, 2009
It is!

awc

“Pepperland”

Since: Dec 06

Pepperland

#5 Jun 7, 2009
Thanks guys, I wish these songs or at least some of them would be released someday.

Greg's idea of an Anthology four is something Apple should look into, pluse add those demos of songs they gave away, and of course Now and Then.

Why should the bootleggers get the money that Paul and Ringo rightly deserve.
Stavros

Yeovil, UK

#6 Jun 13, 2009
There is so much more as well. A version of "All Things Must Pass" With John, Paul and George all singing a line each on the first verse. Alternate versions of Abbey Road tracks and other albums that are still unreleased officially and of course the Kinfauns demo's for the White Album. The problem being that only hardcore Beatle fans may buy it and Apple tends to go for the mainstream market all the time.
Greg

Athens, Greece

#7 Jun 13, 2009
How's the weather in Sheffield, Stavros? I agree with what you wrote.
Stavros

Penkridge, UK

#8 Jun 20, 2009
I have no idea why it defaulted to saying I am from Sheffield. Must be the ISP proxy server I am using.

I am from Merseyside and it's been a nice summer so far. Anyway....

Why hasn't the Let it Be movie been released on DVD. There is so much footage they could re-mix it and show a whole rooftop concert.
Stavros

Penkridge, UK

#9 Jun 20, 2009
Christ now it's moved me t' Huddersfield ?????
Why no Let it be

United States

#10 Nov 8, 2009
Stavros wrote:
Why hasn't the Let it Be movie been released on DVD. There is so much footage they could re-mix it and show a whole rooftop concert.
Hi Stavros. Reportedly, Macca/Yoka don't want to "tarnish" the Fab Four's legacy by showing them fighting. They want to perpetuate the myth that the Beatles were always brother's-in-arms. Evidently, their need to keep the brand name in a good light is more important than keeping it real. It's the same attitude that won't let Lennon be seen as the complex individual he was who did a lot of things he wasn't proud of. Lennon was about truth though,[isn't that all he wanted?] He probably would have wanted it all out there regardless of what people thought...
Jon S

United States

#11 Nov 8, 2009
awc wrote:
This list of songs would make a great Anthology four.....
A Picture Of You: A song sung by George Harrison on the BBC radio programme Here We Go in 1962. Originally by Joe Brown, the Beatles play it with Pete Best on drums.
Anything: 22 different instruments were used in this song which had no lyrics. Recorded in 1967.
Bad To Me: A hit for Billy J Kramer, but written by Lennon & McCartney in 1963. Only the demo of the song exists and only features John and Paul.
Billy's Song: A song recorded at the start of the Get Back sessions in 1969. Billy Preston, brought in to help the Beatles with piano/organ, played on this song.
Bye Bye Love: Originally a song by the Everly Brothers, John and Paul recorded their version in 1969.
Carnival Of Light: Recorded in 1967, this song was originally used at a festival in London's Chalk Farm. McCartney wanted it on the Anthology albums, Harrison didn't and it never appeared on any of them.
Cat Walk: The Chris Barber Band recorded this song (re-titled, Cat Call) in 1967. The Beatles played and recorded this instrumental at the Cavern in 1962.
Child Of Nature: Written in India by John Lennon in 1968, a change of lyrics a few years later found the song becoming Jealous Guy (a John Lennon solo song). A recording of the original does exist.
Commonwealth: A satirical song about immigrants, composed by McCartney
written in 1969.
Dig It: A very small part of this song did appear on the Let It Be album but the original recording of this song in 1962 actually ran to an impressive 12 minutes.
Etcetera: Written in 1968 during the White Album sessions by Paul McCartney. He let Marianne Faithful hear the demo to see if she wanted to record it, she didn't and the song has never seen the light of day yet.
Goodbye: A demo exists of this song written for Mary Hopkins by Paul McCartney.
Heather: A song written by Paul McCartney in India in 1968. He got Donovan to play on the demo.
I Lost My Little Girl: A 1969 version of John Lennon taking the lead vocal on the first
song McCartney ever wrote.
I'm In Love: A Lennon version of this song was released in 1979 but the original Beatles demo from 1963 was given to the Fourmost who never used it.
Love Of The Loved: A song written by Paul McCartney when he was a teenager, the Beatles recorded this for their Decca audition in 1962, Was a hit for Cilla Black the following year.
Madman Coming: Several versions of this song are known to be in existence. Recorded during the Get Back sessions.
One And One Is Two: Another song the Beatles wrote to give to someone else.
McCartney intended this demo for Billy J Kramer who turned it down, became a hit for Mike Shannon.
Save The Last Dance For Me: Recorded in 1969 for the Let It Be album but never made
the final cut.
Some Days: From 1960, this original Quarry Men home demo of a song by McCartney is known to still exist.
Sour Milk Sea: A hit for Jackie Lomax. Originally written by George Harrison in 1968 and demoed by the Beatles the same year.
Summertime: A Hamburg recording of the Beatles in 1960. Also featured Lu Walters from the Hurricanes.
Suzy's Parlour: A song written by Lennon recorded at the Let It Be sessions.
Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport: Recorded on a BBC radio show, Rolf Harris had the
Beatles as his backing song on his famous song.
Wake Up In The Morning: This song was only re-discovered a few years ago.
Originally recorded in 1969 during the Get Back sessions.
Great work Mr. Editor! They should all be released. What a treasure.

Oh and I the mono box set today. Should get it in 3 days. I can't wait to hear it. I'll let you all know how it sounds.
Jon S

United States

#12 Nov 8, 2009
I meant "I ordered"

awc

“Pepperland”

Since: Dec 06

Pepperland

#13 Nov 8, 2009
Cool Jon.
Let me know,my friend.
Sam

Binghamton, NY

#15 Apr 19, 2013
To add to the one post up on top.

Circles
A song written by Harrison, performened at the Esher Demos. Later on Harrison's solo album Gone Tropo.

A World Without Love
McCartney demo in 1965, saying "It wasn't good enough for The Beatles"

Watching Rainbows
A composition by Lennon during the Get Back sessions, without Harrison.

Taking a Trip to Carolina
Written by Ringo during the Get Back sessions

September in the Rain
A cover they used for the Decca sang by McCartney

Take Good Care of My Baby
Another cover sang by Harrison for the Decca

Rocker
A short improvastion by McCartney used in the Get Back sessions

The Saints
Another song perfromed by THe Beatles with Tony Shredian

Tip of My Tongue
Performed in 1962 to be never surfacced to realease
Greg

Athens, Greece

#16 Apr 20, 2013
That's why I wanted EMI to reconsider an "Anthology 4". Including the songs that the Beatles gave to other singers and bands and others they found "not good enough" to be released. If there are others like "Not Guilty" or "Come and get it" they are very good enough to listen to! I guess the Beatles themselves had regretted for not releasing some of their songs. They did deserve a second thought. It would be a great thing for 2013 or 2014 for us to see them in stores. We can wait.

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