Here's a complete set of Christmas recordings. First up are the official Beatles fan club messages. The rest of the tracks are various Beatles and solo holiday related messages, outtakes, demos, etc. I've also included about 12 minutes of outtakes from the 1965 message that surfaced after this release. Click the picture for more information. The link to the second CD of the set is at the bottom of that page.
This is really weird. Just yesterday morning I ran across an mp3 of "Wonderful Christmastime" and was thinking that I didn't have it on my iPod and should round it and other solo Beatle Christmas songs up before December. Then lo what should I find here. Jerry did the work for me! I raise a toast to you, oh moptopped Christmas elf!
Merry Crimble, indeed! I had this collection, but my copy of the CD disintegrated. All I really wanted was the fan club records and the unedited jam of "Christmas Time is Here Again". A new friend I made through facebook actually copied the fan club records for me this week, but for some reason a portion of the 1963 performance of "Good King Winceslas" (with "crisp and crispy" in it) was missing. So now I have a CD of that without the flaw, and I have a full-length, insane "Christmas Time is Here Again"!
Thanks for sharing, Jerry! "Wonderful stuff, this Agnes!"
"There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be."
Last edited by Reverend Rock : Dec 18, 2009 at 06:30 PM.
Incredible how a post can be useful for more than 3 years...
Big thanks to the original poster, as I was looking for this for the holidays coming...
'Living is easy with eyes closed
Misunderstanding all you see
It's getting hard to be someone, but it's all right
That is I think, it's not too bad'
~John Lennon, 'Strawberry Fields Forever'
Apple should one year do a official release of all The Beatles Christmas records remastered (if at all possible since they were throw away recordings anyway), but still a joy to listent to a bootleg version at this time of year!
A recent "bootleg" compilation caught my eye as listed below of a favorite "Solo Beatle" Xmas Song can't wait to hear it!
JOHN LENNON: HAPPY X -MAS SESSIONS - LIVE & SESSIONS 1971 VOL.3 CD
Two years ago this title was released - so what's new - a new remaster
with a few upgrades - and presented as the
recordings took place from MOGG files, upgrades with rough mixes, every
mix along with demo! 21 Tracks!