The Beatles

The Beatles Beat: The Beatles Sessions [Bootleg]

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The original German release of The Beatles Beat is here in glittering sound, augmented by five outtakes of songs off of that album, including the rendition of "Thank You Girl" without the harmonica and three blown (but fascinating) takes of "Hold Me Tight." The second half of the CD contains the 13 songs that were on the 1990 vintage Sessions bootleg, one of the best collections of unissued tracks on the group from the vinyl era -- including the acoustic demo of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," the slow, ska-flavored version of "I'm Looking Through You," and unfathomably lost tracks like "Leave My Kitten Alone" -- and all in excellent sound. The audio quality on the outtakes is superior to the officially released cuts (which are a minor consideration here; they are good and loud but also betray flaws in their sources) and ought to embarrass Capitol/EMI to no end, being deeper and richer than the sound on most of their authorized Beatles catalogs.

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