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Old May 31, 2003, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default The Beatles--Take 1

this is a continuation of a discussion started in Legs' "What You're Burning" thread...but just to keep the place tidy i thought i'd move this side-topic.

we were discussing homemade mix CDs and a few of us decided that it'd be cool to make a collection of Take 1s/demos of as many songs as possible. a TRUE "1" album!

paranoic was kind enough came up with these known tracks:

"Here, I think, are most of the take #1's available, up until the end of 1965:
There's A Place
I Saw Her Standing There
Twist And Shout
From Me To You
Thank You Girl
One After 909
Open Message To Australia
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand (announcement only)
Long Tall Sally
A Hard Day's Night
You Know What To Do (demo take 1)
No Reply (demo take 1)
I'm A Loser
Mr. Moonlight
No Reply
She's A Woman
Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey!
I Feel Fine
Rock And Roll Music
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
Christmas Message/Speech
Another Girl
Yes It Is
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
If You've Got Trouble
That Means A Lot
I'm Down
Run For Your Life (announcement only)
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Day Tripper
If I Needed Someone
We Can Work It Out
I'm Looking Through You
What Goes On
Think For Yourself"

maybe everyone interested could share the research for this project (where to find the tracks). maybe we could even make a "tree" or "weed" of this and share the music!

think of other fun mix CD projects too!! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old May 31, 2003, 06:11 PM   #2
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Good idea, onosideboards! I'd be happy to participate in a tree or something if enough people are interested.

Paranoiac made a great list - I wasn't even aware that some of those Take 1s were available! And I'd forgotten that most of the cover songs were only done in one take.

Building on that list, here's the Take 1s from 1966-1969 that I'm aware of. Many of these were already released on the Anthologies, but there's a few other good ones. I'm not sure how to classify the songs from "Let It Be," though! [img]graemlins/smile1.gif[/img]

Tomorrow Never Knows
Paperback Writer
I'm Only Sleeping
Strawberry Fields Forever
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Hello Goodbye
Revolution 1
Cry Baby Cry
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (demo)
Wild Honey Pie [img]graemlins/laugh1.gif[/img]
I Will
I'm So Tired
Old Brown Shoe (demo)
All Things Must Pass (demo)
Something (demo)
Come Together
Come And Get It
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Old May 31, 2003, 08:08 PM   #3
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Here's a complete list of available take 1s, including some I missed the first time around, with annotations concerning their length:
incomplete = available source is incomplete, actual take is longer
released version = available on an official Beatles album (excluding the Anthologies)
(breakdown is the same as a false start, only longer - e.g. 5 sec vs. 30 sec)

There's A Place (11 February 1963) - complete
I Saw Her Standing There (11 February 1963) - complete
Misery (11 February 1963) - complete
Boys (11 February 1963) - released version
Chains (11 February 1963) - released version
Twist And Shout (11 February 1963) - released version
From Me To You (5 March 1963) - breakdown
Thank You Girl (5 March 1963) - complete
One After 909 (5 March 1963) - breakdown
Open Message To Australia (12 September 1963) - complete
I Want To Hold Your Hand (17 October 1963) - incomplete
Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand (29 January 1964) - announcement only
Can't Buy Me Love (29 January 1964) - complete monitor mix
Long Tall Sally (1 March 1964) - released version
A Hard Day's Night (16 April 1964) - complete
You Know What To Do (3 June 1964) - complete demo
No Reply (3 June 1964) - complete demo
I'm A Loser (14 August 1964) - complete
Mr. Moonlight (14 August 1964) - false start
No Reply (30 September 1964) - breakdown
Eight Days A Week (6 October 1964) - incomplete
She's A Woman (8 October 1964) - incomplete
Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey! (18 October 1964) - released version
I Feel Fine (18 October 1964) - breakdown
Rock And Roll Music (18 October 1964) - released version
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (18 October 1964) - released version
Christmas Message/Speech (26 October 1964) - complete
Another Girl (15/16 February 1965) - released version
Yes It Is (16 February 1965) - complete
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (18 February 1965) - false start
If You've Got Trouble (18 February 1965) - complete
That Means A Lot (20 February 1965) - complete
Help! (13 April 1965) - breakdown
I'm Down (14 June 1965) - complete
Yesterday (14 June 1965) - complete
Run For Your Life (announcement only)
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (12 October 1965) - complete
Day Tripper (16 October 1965) - breakdown
If I Needed Someone (18 October 1965) - released version
We Can Work It Out (20 October 1965) - breakdown
I'm Looking Through You (24 October 1965) - complete
12 Bar Original (4 November 1965) - breakdown
What Goes On (4/5 November 1965) - released version
Beatle Speech (8 November 1965) - complete (19:26)
Think For Yourself (8 November 1965) - released version
Tomorrow Never Knows (6 April 1966) - complete
Paperback Writer (14 April 1966) - breakdown
I'm Only Sleeping (27 April 1966) - complete
For No One (9 May 1966) - breakdown
Good Day Sunshine (6 June 1966) - released version
Strawberry Fields Forever (24 November 1966) - complete
A Day In The Life (19 January 1967) - incomplete
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (17 February 1967) - false start
The Fool On The Hill (6 September 1967) - complete demo
Hello Goodbye (2 October 1967) - complete
Christmas Time (Is Here Again) (28 November 1967) - complete
Revolution 9 (20 June 1968) - complete mono acetate (RS1/take 1)
Cry Baby Cry (15 July 1968) - complete
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (25 July 1968) - complete
Hey Jude (29 July 1968) - complete
Hey Jude (31 July-2 August 1968) - remake, released version
Wild Honey Pie (20 August 1968) - released version
Dear Prudence (29 August 1968) - released version
I Will (16 September 1968) - complete
Can You Take Me Back (16 September 1968) - ad-lib from take 19 of "I Will" (1:54 available of the 2:21 performance, short edit released officially - other ad-libs of the session include Los Paranoias (complete 3:57), The Way You Look Tonight, and Down In Havana)
Honey Pie (1 October 1968) - released version
Savoy Truffle (3 October 1968) - released version
Martha My Dear (4 October 1968) - released version
Something (25 February 1969) - complete demo (two versions: Anthology and acetate)
Old Brown Shoe (16 April 1969) - released version
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight (2 July 1969) - complete playback
Come Together (21 July 1969) - complete
Come And Get It (24 July 1969) - complete demo
Ain't She Sweet (24 July 1969) - complete

And...finally, just to comment on EB's excellent list above: two demos, Old Brown Shoe and All Things Must Pass, were actually "take 2" recordings. Also, Revolution 1, despite its name, was in fact take 22. I'm So Tired, though Anthology 3 let us hear bits of takes 3, 6 and 9, take 1 is still unavailable. There! That should be most of them, hopefully. Please comment on any that may be missing and/or are incorrectly labelled. Also, let me know if there is any difficulty in locating the tracks themselves.

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Old May 31, 2003, 09:15 PM   #4
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wow, i'm so impressed!!!! thanks so much EB and paranoic!!

so yeah, how many different boots are all these on? i have a mediocre collection myself. perhaps if we all pool together??? then there's winmx too...

maybe let's wait a bit and see if anyone else wants to be involved.
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Old May 31, 2003, 10:05 PM   #5
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Wow, this idea is really coming together! The only problem I'd think of, and its picky, is some of these take ones are not really one take wonders, like Twist and Shout. The basic take (drums,bass,guitar,etc.) may have been take 1, but as with "Think For Yourself", if you've heard the chat recorded during this session, you'll know it took much more than one take! I know thats muddying things, and it can be confusing. Early on, every recording was a seperate take. But later, after 4 track, take #'ing ended with whatever basic track was getting the dubs. So I would dump the demos, not being 'actual' takes. But this oughta be interesting! What do you guys think?
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Old May 31, 2003, 11:01 PM   #6
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Sounds like a great project. I have to dig into things more,the latest list looks pretty complete. For now the only question I have is what is "Open message to Austrialia" doing on the list, the only thing I have under that title are short greetings from the Beatles.
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