Friday, 17 August 2018

Lennon: Imagine & Gimme Some Truth Blu-ray & DVD

Due out October 5, Imagine & Gimme Some Truth
Available now to pre-order from Amazon are Blu-ray and region free DVD editions of "Imagine The Film" and "Gimme Some Truth - The Making of Imagine". They have both been out before, "Imagine The Film" only on video cassettes and laser discs, "Gimme Some Truth" also on DVD.

"Eagle Rock are delighted to announce the release of two films by John and Yoko, Imagine and Gimme Some Truth.  Both films, which focus on the Imagine era, have been hand restored frame-by-frame from the original film reels into HD, and their soundtracks have been remixed in glorious 5.1 surround sound, and remastered. Includes exclusive, never-before-seen bonus content on DVD and blu-ray. This is the first time both films have been commercially available at the same time."

Also on October 5, Geffen/UMe will release “John Lennon: Imagine: The Ultimate Box Set,” just ahead of what would have been Lennon’s 78th birthday on October 9. The remixed and remastered six-disc/140-track collection is fully authorized by Yoko Ono Lennon who oversaw the production and creative direction.

Spread across four CDs and two Blu-ray discs, this expanded edition of what many feel is the former Beatle’s best solo album includes new “Ultimate Mixes” of the iconic album — which, according to the announcement, reveal “whole new levels of sonic depth, definition and clarity to these timeless songs” — as well as unadorned Raw Studio Mixes, 5.1 surround sound mixes, and for the first time in nearly 50 years, a “Quadrasonic Album Mix,” presenting the original four-speaker “quadrophonic” mix in a format that was briefly popular with audiophiles in the 1970s.

The set also includes rare outtakes, isolated track elements and “The Evolution Documentary,” a track-by-track audio montage that details the journey of each song from demo to master recording via instructions, rehearsals, recordings, multitrack exploration and studio chatter.

Links to Amazon's pre-order pages for the films:

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Bonus tracks revealed

Target the USA, that is.
As you know, there is going to be a version of "Egypt Station" on CD with two bonus tracks. This edition will only be sold through Target in USA, HMV in the UK and in indie record stores elsewhere in Europe. They are also included on the SHM-CD in Japan. The two tracks are:
17. Get Started
18. Nothing For Free
and if that last title is a comment on the release plan, we agree.

HMV in the U.K.

Meanwhile, over at the Amazon Top 3 best selling mp3-files:

Fuh You is here

Fuh You is the new single from Paul McCartney's forthcoming album. 
The newest single from the forthcoming record is now available on all digital/streaming platforms. Egypt Station’s estimated time of arrival is September 7, 2018 by way of Capitol Records.

Sharing a title with one of Paul’s own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW. Preceded by two of its tracks just released as double A-sides – plaintive ballad  'I Don’t Know' and raucous stomper 'Come On To Me' — Egypt Station was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters) — with the exception of the newly available 'Fuh You,' which was produced by Ryan Tedder.

Paul recalls the process behind the new single: “With this one I was in the studio with Ryan Tedder whereas the rest of the album has been made with Greg Kurstin… We were just thinking of ideas and little pieces of melody and chords and the song just came together bit by bit. And then I would try and make some kind of sense of the story. So it was like ‘Come on baby now. Talk about yourself. Tell the truth, let me get to know you’ and basically I wanna know how you feel, you make me wanna go out and steal. I just want it for you. So that was the basic idea and it developed from there… sort of a love song, but a raunchy love song. There you go – fuh you."

In Ryan Tedder's interview he said it was originally "for you" , but with Paul's accent it sounded like "fuh you". Tedder said he liked the double entendre and the song sounding "naughty" so they changed it to " fuh you".

You may listen to and or download "Fuh You" from here.

Then let us know what you think about it in the Comments section.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Track list for Egypt Station

Paul McCartney's new album is called Egypt Station and is set for release 7 September

In keeping with the train theme, we have just received the "track list" for the more common version of the new album from Paul McCartney.

1. Opening Station
2. I Don’t Know
3. Come On To Me
4. Happy With You
5. Who Cares
6. Fuh You
7. Confidante
8. People Want Peace
9. Hand In Hand
10. Dominoes
11. Back In Brazil
12. Do It Now
13. Caesar Rock
14. Despite Repeated Warnings
15. Station II
16. Hunt You Down/Naked/C-Link

The song titles were posted as a series of symbols through Paul's twitter account
Of course, there is a version available from Target in USA and HMV in the U.K. which has two extra tracks, we don't have titles for these yet. There's also a super deluxe edition of the album due out later in the year, rumoured to contain no fewer than 26 tracks.

Meanwhile, a new track from McCartney's forthcoming "Egypt Station" album is soon to be released. The sexually laden song "Fuh You" will be «departing» 15. August. So it’s train related lingo from the ad dept from now on.

The new McCartney album, in colours only available from Paul's own US store.

British magazine Record Collector have already listened to the full album, their review can be found here.

Imagine film restored for release

Film poster
Yoko Ono has a new product or two, the Imagine film and book. Remember the old 1972 television special where John&Yoko had made several music videos for songs from their albums, John's Imagine and Yoko's Fly? After John died, Yoko released a home video version on VHS, Beta and Laserdisk, which just contained John's songs. Well guess what? It's finally back! Eagle Rock Entertainment presents John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Imagine. Restored and remixed for cinema audiences with additional cinema-exclusive extras, and in spectacular Dolby Atmos in selected theatres, the film will receive a worldwide screening in cinemas from September 17, 2018.

Remastered frame-by-frame from the original film negative and completely remixed from the ground up, from the original first-generation audio multi-tracks in stunning Dolby Atmos and 7.1 Surround Sound, this collage of colour, sound, dream and reality stars John Lennon and Yoko Ono with George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Jack Nicholson, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett and many more.

The film will be accompanied by exclusive cinema-only bonus footage featuring John Lennon performing tracks in the studio with George Harrison from The Beatles, Nicky Hopkins from The Rolling Stones, Alan White from Yes and dear friend Klaus Voormann.

More information about the film and the book, head on over to

The old laserdisks and video cassettes featured only John's songs.
Imagine Film
1. Imagine*
2. Crippled Inside*
3. Good Morning
4. Jealous Guy*
5. Don’t Count The Waves†
6. It’s So Hard*
7. Mrs. Lennon†
8. In Bag
9. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die*
10. Mind Train†
11. Whisper Piece
12. What’s That In The Sky?
13. Power To The People‡
14. Gimme Some Truth*
15. Midsummer New York†
16. Oh My Love*
17. How Do You Sleep?*
18. How?*
19. Oh Yoko!*
20. Beach / End Credits

Bonus Features
1. How Do You Sleep (Raw Studio Mix, takes 5 & 6)
2. How? (Raw Studio Mix, take 6)
3. Oh Yoko! (Bahamas, 1969)

* from the John Lennon album Imagine
† from the Yoko Ono album FLY
‡ from the John Lennon single ‘Power To The People’
Duration: 83 minutes

McCartney's Cavern concert to Cannes

Paul McCartney at the Cavern Club
Paul McCartney – Live At The Cavern Club 2018. was filmed by a crew headed by director Paul Dugdale, who also made The Rolling Stones films Havana Moon and Olé Olé Olé! The cavern film will debut at the 2019 Cannes film festival, which will take place from Tuesday, May 14 to Saturday, May 25, in 2019. After that, it has a tentative release on Blu Ray/DVD.

The film crew at the Cavern Club
The director's website:

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Thank Your Lucky Stars episode discovered

Ringo Starr, Esq, opens the Lucky Stars Special with his band mates attending.
Saturday 14 November 1964: The Beatles rehearsed and recorded their contribution to the television show Thank Your Lucky Stars at Teddington Studios on this day. It was screened on ITV the following Saturday, 21 November 1964, from 5.50pm.
The group mimed to four songs: I Feel Fine, She's A Woman, I'm A Loser and Rock And Roll Music. There was no studio audience present.

Despite their numerous previous appearances on the show, by November 1964 The Beatles were so famous that it was a coup for the producers to have them even mime for an edition. In recognition of this, the show was renamed Lucky Stars Special.

The footage of the Beatles singing has existed for many years and has been used on many lookback shows. However, the in between stuff has been thought lost. Apple have never revealed if more existed but some years ago a brief moment was shown, of Brian Epstein introducing Sounds Incorporated which suggested that more of the show might exist.

Recently, the non-profit group Kaleidoscope, dedicated to recover old television footage previously though lost have recently been sent a DVC Pro tape from the USA and discovered it contained the studio recording for this 1964 Thank Your Lucky Stars show. There are the ABC time-clocks for separate studio sessions and the Beatles are fooling around in the studio with Brian.

We are happy that the entire program now is preserved, and hope that it will receive a future screening.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Product images of Egypt Station

This colour edition is a Barnes & Noble exclusive
Product images of Paul McCartney's new album, "Egypt Station" is starting to appear. Some from the record company, some from Macca's website, but the more interesting ones on various online record stores. A track list (pun intended?) has not been published yet.

Still, confirmed er.. tracks so far are:
Opening Station (instrumental)
I Don't Know
Come On To Me
Hand In Hand
Despite Repeated Warnings
Happy With You
Fuh You
Back In Brazil
People Want Peace
Who Cares
Hunt You Down
Station II (instrumental)

Rumoured tracks - yet unconfirmed:
Waking Up Fast
Dominoes (Light That Way)
Do It Now
The Church We Never Went
Caesar Rock
Night Party
Old Bridges

Double LP edition with a tri-fold cover
The above is a double LP with an exclusive "concertina" trifold cover. From this image, several of the song titles are on display:
Zooming in displays several song titles.

On an enlarged image of the above one, you can also read the full lyrics for one song:

Happy With You

I sat round all day
I used to get stoned
I liked to get wasted
But these days I don‘t
I got lots of good thing: to do, oh yeah

l walked around angry
i used to Feel bad
But nowadays my days
don ‘t have to be sad
‘cos: I'm happy, with you
I got lots of good thing: to do, oh yeah

Like, hear the high clear robin sing
Walk a bluebell carpet
Watch the children playing games
Catch a moon and drop it
Hear the gentle mantle roll
On a Frosty morning
See the migthy Ocean break
Like a sailor Warning

l used to drink so much
Forget To come ome
I lied to my doctir
But these days I don't
‘cos: I'm happy, with you
I got lots of good thing: to do, oh yeah

Throw a pooketful of coins in the Trevi tountain
See an ice cold running stream
Rushing down the mountain
Hear a new born baby lamb
Calling tor its mother
loving one another

I sat round all day
I used to get stoned
I liked to get wasted
But these days I don‘t
I got lots of good thing: to do, oh yeah

Then there's this image, with two LPs sticking out from the cover.
And this one, with one vinyl disc. HMV Japan described this version yesterday,
and the album sleeve is just double, not trifold.

Apart from the Barnes & Noble exclusive red colour 2LP edition depicted first in this blog post, there's also another colour variation announced but not described, so we don't know which colour it might be. Here's how it's presented:
But what's the colour?
Update: Paul McCartney has posted this image, which may or may not refer to the above edition:

In the description, this blue and orange vinyl edition is supposedly exclusive to Paul McCartney's online store (and only available in the USA, as well), whereas the nondescript colour edition above it is available from other stores as well.

 And then there is this Target exclusive, with two extra songs.

Target got themselves another exclusive.
+ 2 extra songs on this CD edition.
In the United Kingdom, the Target version with 2 extra songs is known as the HMV version:
From HMV comes a version with 2 bonus tracks and no, they don't ship it abroad.
Delivery to the UK only, which means you will have to look for it on ebay, where there are plenty of sellers who profit on this quite unnecessary policy by the record company store.

There's a rumour that elsewhere in Europe, this CD with 2 bonus tracks will be available from indie record stores, and not from web shops.

The Sgt Pepper drum

The Beatles in 1964 - their first appearance with what later became the Sgt Pepper drum.

The marching band drum seen on the cover of the Sgt Pepper album first appeared with the Beatles in some promotional still photos in 1964, and may have been the drum Mal Evans used during the recording of "Yellow Submarine"!

Another exclusive by Kevin Bradford

I have been in touch with a curator at the Essex Yeomanry Band museum, The Sgt Pepper drum? It was theirs at one time. How it came into being an item that The Beatles were photographed with on at least two occasions over a span of 3 years is still unclear. Once in 1964 on the day Ed Sullivan interviewed them on the final day of filming for "A Hard Day's Night" movie at Les Ambassadeurs in London, and again in 1967 for the Sgt. Pepper photograph session.

A 1964 photo of the Beatles with this drum was to appear later on this official album in the German Democratic Republic
(which you may know as the communist country of East Germany).

The Sgt Pepper drum at the photo session for the album cover.

No other images of the drum exist outside of The Beatles camp other than this one provided to me from 1960:

The same drum in a 1960 photo.

It is my speculation that it was part of EMI studios closet of unusual instruments that they often raided for recording sessions. Ken Scott (Beatles engineer) does recall there being a marching drum there but is uncertain if it was that one. Geoff Emerick cannot recall. It was reported that during the recording of Yellow Submarine in 1966 that Mal Evans donned a marching bass drum and led a procession of friends and Beatles to sing the chorus in unison as he beat the drum for that session. I suspect it was this drum we hear.

The Essex Yeomanry did tell me that they had a fire a few years back and musical items were lost and possibly if it was returned it may have been lost. They do not have it now. Like I said..the last real proof was 1960 four years before the Beatles first appeared with it. Perhaps Abbey Road still has it ( I doubt that) or Paul or Ringo might.

Limited to 1000 copies, a replica Sgt Pepper drum is for sale from the official Beatles store.

"The band used to store their equipment at the Marconi Club in Chelmsford but there was a fire and a lot of equipment and music was lost. We had a Lottery Grant and replaced much of our percussion, including new timpani and a MalletKat, but we still kept everything servicable.

After the fire we stored everything in the band trailer on a farm in Hatfield Peveral, there would have been some downsizing as this was not too large."

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Strawberry Field ‘Gets by with a little help from our friends

Cake cutting before Strawberry Field ground breaking. Photo: Jackie Spencer.
John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird and the late George Martin’s widow, Lady Martin OBE break ground for summer opening 2019.

LIVERPOOL UK, TUESDAY 31 st July, 2018 – Today The Salvation Army will break ground as their vision for Strawberry Field becomes a reality and return the iconic red gates to the site.
The world-famous red gates will open to the public for the very first time in summer 2019, giving visitors the chance to walk through the grounds where Lennon played as a child. A visitor attraction will tell the story of Lennon’s childhood connection with Strawberry Field and sit alongside ‘Steps to Work’, a vocational training and work placement hub for young people with learning disabilities – unique and innovative projects in one ground breaking venture that aligns community, business and tourism in the City of Liverpool.

To mark the start of construction of the new facilities, 51 years since the original release of the 1967 classic Beatles song (Strawberry Fields Forever), a time capsule box was laid at the heart of the buildings footprint. The roll call of diggers includes; Major Roger Batt of The Salvation Army, Julia Baird John Lennon’s sister and Honorary President of the Strawberry Field project, Lady Martin OBE, Cliff Cooper Founder and CEO Orange Music and young adults who are amongst the first group of trainees to pass through the Steps to Work placement hub.

Major Roger Batt, Divisional Leader for The Salvation Army, North West, said: “Breaking ground at Strawberry Field today marks a significant milestone in the heritage of this iconic site. It’s part of our mission at The Salvation Army to be present where there is a need and, whilst the needs around Strawberry Field have changed over the years, we’re proud to still be part of this legacy. As custodians of the site for the people of Liverpool and Beatles fans the world over, we want to transform Strawberry Field and re-open it for the good of young people in the North West who would benefit from access to support as well as encourage more similar projects across the UK.”
As a child, Lennon famously used to jump over the wall into the Strawberry Field grounds, where he would play with the children who lived there and listen to The Salvation Army band. He grew up just a stone’s throw away from the site in Woolton, Liverpool, which has lain unused for 12 years.

Lady Judy Martin OBE said, “The plans to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time - so people can see a unique exhibition about the home, how and why the song was written by John, and allow visitors to explore the grounds as John did as a child - is very exciting.”

John Lennon remained a supporter of The Salvation Army, with a particular interest in Strawberry Field throughout his life, donating to the charity after the song’s release.

Major Roger continued, “It is our firm intention that Strawberry Field will also be a place for spiritual reflection with an opportunity to explore the grounds and create new memories for each and every person who comes to visit.”

“We are so grateful to the many donations we have received so far that has enabled this vision to become a reality, we still have a final million pounds to raise and we plan to do this over the next 12 months towards opening. ”

Beatles fans, supporters of Strawberry Field and the vision for young adults with learning disabilities can back the redevelopment by visiting

The website includes information on how to donate to the project, as well as exclusive Strawberry Field merchandise including limited edition bricks from the original Salvation Army children’s home as well as t-shirts, mugs and much more for Beatles and Strawberry Field fans.

Retired Strawberry Field officer, Major Ida Cawthorne (97), who fondly remembers young John: “We had a big tree with thick branches and he used to sit in it, dangling his legs and shouting to the children. “I love the song, he telephoned me when the song became a hit record and sent several thousand pounds to Strawberry Field for the children – we bought new play equipment – very kind, he was a good lad.”

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Set list from Cavern Club

Today's ticket to ride

Paul McCartney Cavern Club, Liverpool July 26, 2018:
Improvisation (Jam)
Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran)
Magical Mystery Tour (The Beatles)
Jet (Wings)
All My Loving (The Beatles)
Letting Go (Wings)
Come On To Me (from McCartney's upcoming album, Egypt Station)
Let Me Roll It (Wings)/ Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix)
I’ve Got A Feeling (The Beatles)
My Valentine (From McCartney's 2012 album Kisses On The Bottom)
Queenie Eye (From McCartney's 2013 album NEW))
1985 (Wings)
Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
In Spite Of All The Danger (The Quarrymen)
Things We Said Today (The Beatles)
Confidante (from McCartney's upcoming album, Egypt Station)
Love Me Do (The Beatles)
Who Cares (from McCartney's upcoming album, Egypt Station)
Birthday (The Beatles)
I Wanna Be Your Man (The Beatles)
Fuh You (from McCartney's upcoming album, Egypt Station)
Get Back (The Beatles)
Ob La Di, Ob La Da (The Beatles)
Band On The Run (Wings)
Hi Hi Hi (Wings)
I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) (The Beatles)
Helter Skelter (The Beatles)

Only 200 tickets were available for free from the ticket office at the Echo Arena today for the concert at the Cavern Club, which started at 2pm. The tickets were announced a couple of hours before the event, and sold out in a flash. Lots of non-ticket-holding spectators gathered outside the club as the event was taking place inside. Paul McCartney greeted the crowd with: "Liverpool!" "Cavern!" "These are words that go together well!" and he was off.

The concert started with an improvised jam between the band members, before they erupted with Eddie Cochran's "Twenty Flight Rock", a song that holds a special place in Beatles history. Legend is, this is the song Paul impressed John with knowing all the chords and lyrics to, when the two of them met at the famous Woolton Village Fete in 1957. The song was interrupted by Paul telling people to put down their smartphones.

The tickets were individual, and people had to show ID, their name was printed on the ticket so they had to be there in person. There was also a wristband, and they had to show ID again upon entering to the club. These are good measures to ensure black marketeering doesn't take place, something which has plagued the Ticketmaster UK sales for McCartney's upcoming December concerts in his homeland. Apart from the 200 tickets that were available from Echo Arena, some nameless gust tickets were also issued - presumably to friends and family..

Paul McCartney played a lunchtime session in the Cavern Club again - after all these years.

Link: NME review of the concert

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

McCartney plays secret gig tomorrow

Screen capture from today's live interview from Liverpool.
At the end of a live interview with Jarvis Cocker on Facebook today, Paul McCartney revealed that he is going to hold a secret concert "somewhere in Liverpool" tomorrow. The interview was broadcast from LIPA, Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts - the "fame" school Paul is involved with. We think that perhaps the new Cavern Club may be the place in question, and Paul has played there before, back in 1999. Expect an announcement on social media an hour or so before the actual concert. Also in line for Paul is another gig at the LIPA Friday.

You can see a recording of the interview on YouTube.

After the interview, Paul and his band performed an acoustic set for the LIPA audience of around 450 people:

  • I’ve Just Seen A Face
  • San Francisco Bay Blues
  • Every Night
  • From Me To You
  • Mrs Vanderbilt
  • On My Way To Work
  • Love Me Do
  • Confidante (from the new album)
  • I Lost My Little Girl
  • Midnight Special 
  • Blackpool (old, but unreleased song)
  • We Can Work It Out.

We Can Work It Out

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

News report from the new Beatles museum

Quarrymen single included on album

A double album of acetates recorded in Liverpool at Percy Phillips' studio will be released in August.
In conjunction with the Beatle Week in Liverpool, a double album of acetates recorded at Percy Phillips' studio in Kensington will be released. The album will feature songs found on acetates from the makeshift recording studio, which was in operation in the late fifties and throughout the sixties. Among the tracks are the two titles recorded by then Quarrymen in 1958, John, Paul, George, Colin and Duff: Buddy Holly's "That'll Be The Day" and the self-penned "In Spite Of All The Danger".

The two tracks were pressed on a record - the only copy in existence - and circulated within the members of the group, until pianist John "Duff" Lowe took it with him when he moved to Australia. Many years later, he gave it to Paul McCartney - reportedly for an undisclosed sum of money. McCartney pressed up copies for his friends and family, and these are occasionally for sale through various auction houses. In 1995, the two songs ended up on The Beatles' "Anthology 1" - although "In Spite of All The Danger" had been edited. One verse had been removed, reportedly due to an imperfection in the record.

It has not been disclosed what the source of these two tracks on this new LP record is. It could be that John "Duff" Lowe - now back in England, performing with the new Quarrymen lineup, recorded his acetate before handing it over to Paul.

Vinyl Double Album:
A Side:

01 UNCHAINED MELODY (North / Zaret 1955) Betty Roy and Percy Phillips. Hilda Phillips on piano. 1955
02 THIS IS YOUR LIFE Harry Wardle. 1956
03 IT IS NO SECRET (Hamblen 1950) Ken Dodd. 1957
04 SHE’S GOT IT (Marascalo 1956) Johnny “Guitar” Byrne and Paul Murphy. 1957
05 MESSAGES TO EVE / WHEN YOU WORE A TULIP (Wenrich / Mahoney 1914). 1957

06 MARCH OF THE SIAMESE CHILDREN (Rodgers 1951). Christ Church Kensington Choir. 1957

07 CHRIST CHURCH CONCERT Christ Church Kensington Choir. 1957
09 THAT’LL BE THE DAY (Holly / Allison / Petty 1956) The Quarry Men. 1958
10 PIANO MEDLEY Harry Wardle. 1960
11 CROWNING OF THE ROSE QUEEN Christ Church, Kensington. 1961
12 SOME OTHER GUY (Leiber / Stoller / Barrett 1962) The Beatles. 1963

B Side:

01 MEAN WOMAN BLUES (Demetrius 1957) Savva and the Democrats. 1963
02 SHAKIN’ ALL OVER (Kidd 1960) Savva and the Democrats. 1963
03 E-V-E-R-T-O-N (Stewart 1963) Everton Football Team with John Dunbar. 1963
04 THE OTHER MERSEY SOUND Liverpool Supporters Club. 1964
05 WEB OF LOVE (Byrne) Mike and the Thunderbirds. 1964
06 ON WINGS OF SONG Wirral County Girls School Choir. 1963
09 POSSESSION IS 9/10THS OF THE LAW Diane Marshall. 1967
10 EASY COME EASY GO Diane Marshall. 1967
12 OKI FROM MUSKOGEE (Haggard) Steve Stuart. 1969
13 MY OWN PECULIAR WAY (Dolan) Steve Stuart. 1969
14 CECELIA (Simon 1969) M2. 1969
15 LET IT BE ME (Curtis 1957) M2. 1969

Second Album

A Side

01 BONNY MARY OF ARGYLE (Jeffries / Nelson 1850) Percy Phillips. 1955
02 MR. SANDMAN (Ballard 1954) Carol Phillips. 1955
03 XMAS DAY Phillips Family. 1955
05 THE GIRL IN THE WOOD (Gilkyson / Stuart 1951) Unknown Singer. 1957
06 TONIGHT BELOVED Ken Dodd. 1957
07 MESSAGES TO EVE / WE’LL MEET AGAIN (Parker / Charles 1939) 1957
08 CHILDREN OF THE BIBLE Christ Church Kensington Choir. 1957
09 CHRIST CHURCH CONCERT Christ Church Kensington Choir. 1957
11 IN SPITE OF ALL THE DANGER (McCartney / Harrison 1958) The Quarry Men. 1958
12 PIANO MEDLEY Harry Wardle. 1963
13 KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY BABY (King / Goffin 1962) The Beatles. 1963

B Side:

01 PLEASE DON’T TEASE (Welch / Chester 1960) Savva and The Democrats. 1963
02 LOVE TOO MUCH Savva and The Democrats. 1963
03 EVERTON FOR ME (Stewart 1963) EFC Team with John Dunbar. 1963
04 THE OTHER MERSEY SOUND Liverpool Supporters. 1964
05 ON WINGS OF SONG Wirral County Girls School Choir. 1965
07 LITTLE EGYPT / SATISFY The Shakespears. 1966
08 I’LL TALK TO MARY ONE MORE TIME Diane Marshall. 1967
09 I’M SORRY FOR YOU MY FRIEND Diane Marshall. 1967
11 ME AND BOBBY MAGEE (Kristofferson) Steve Stuart. 1969
12 HOBO BILL’S LAST RIDE (Rogers) Steve Stuart. 1969
13 ABELINE (Loudermilk / Gibson / Brown / Stanton 1957) M2. 1969
14 COUSIN NORMAN (Nicholson 1969) M2. 1969

The collection will also be released as a 4 CD boxed set.


Please note that all tracks in the Percy Phillips Collection are taken from acetate discs cut by Percy Phillips between 1955 and 1969. Wherever possible the equalisation has been made to enhance the listening quality of the Collection, but purchasers must bear in mind that these recordings were not made originally for commercial release, and are predominantly of historical interest only.

What bugs us is the inclusion of The Beatles' acetate of the Goffin-King song "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby", a track they recorded for the BBC, which appears on "The Beatles Live at the BBC". Did they really make an acetate at Percy's home studio? And "Some Other Guy"? Could it really be this version?