The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary outtakes only (Content and Discussion thread)

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  1. marmalade166

    marmalade166 Grokkin' 'n' Groovin' Thread Starter

    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Have at it :D

    Like a few folk my main reason for buying the Super Deluxe was the quantity of unheard outtakes it has, as well as the improved sound quality of those that were already available on bootlegs

    Disc 2

    01 Strawberry Fields Forever [take 1]

    02 Strawberry Fields Forever [take 4]

    03 Strawberry Fields Forever [take 7]

    04 Strawberry Fields Forever [take 26]

    06 When I’m Sixty-Four [take 2]

    07 Penny Lane [take 6 - instrumental]

    08 Penny Lane [vocal overdubs and speech]

    10 A Day In The Life [take 1]

    10 A Day In The Life [take 2]

    12 A Day In The Life [Orchestra overdub]

    13 A Day In The Life [Hummed last chord - takes 8, 9, 10 and 11]

    14 A Day In The Life [The last chord]

    15 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [take 1 - instrumental]

    16 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [take 9 and speech]

    17 Good Morning Good Morning [take 1 - instrumental breakdown]

    18 Good Morning Good Morning [take 8]

    Disc 3

    01 Fixing A Hole [take 1]

    02 Fixing A Hole [Speech And take 3]

    03 Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Speech from before take 1, take 4 and speech at the end]

    04 Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 7]

    05 Lovely Rita [Speech and take 9]

    06 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [take 1 and speech]

    07 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Speech, false start and take 5]

    08 Getting Better [take 1 - instrumental and speech at the end]

    09 Getting Better [take 12- instrumental]

    10 Within You Without You [take 1 - Indian instruments only]

    11 Within You Without You [George coaching the musicians]

    12 She’s Leaving Home [take 1 - instrumental]

    13 She’s Leaving Home [take 6 - instrumental]

    14 With A Little Help From My Friends [take 1 - false start and take 2 - instrumental]

    15 Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [speech and take 8]


    16 A Day In The Live [First mono mix]

    17 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Original mono mix - RM11]

    18 She’s Leaving Home [First mono mix]

    19 Penny Lane [Capitol Records mono mix]
  2. marmalade166

    marmalade166 Grokkin' 'n' Groovin' Thread Starter

    Aberdeen, Scotland
    So what are your favourites? Annoyed (like me) that the mellotron noodling was edited out from the beginning of Strawberry Fields Forever take 1?

    Ideas that were used but then discarded (like the prominent organ in Getting Better take 1) that you like?

    Anyone now prefer RM11 of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds?

    Amazed (like me) at George's proficiency in instructing the Indian musicians on the rehearsal of Within You Without You?
  3. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

    Ottawa, Ontario
  4. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Forum Resident

    Odense Denmark.
  5. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Forum Resident

    Odense Denmark.
    That bass on Getting Better take 1 has to be the most distorted "through the amp" sound on a Beatle recording ever.
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  7. I`m waiting for the Deluxe Box but have the 2CD to listen to until I receive it, I`ll comment on the out-takes when I`ve heard the lot.
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  8. I'm enjoying A Day In The Life Take 1 and hummed outro. Love the piano! Strawberry Field take 7 is fun -I dub it the prominent mellotron take / mix.:)
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  9. marmalade166

    marmalade166 Grokkin' 'n' Groovin' Thread Starter

    Aberdeen, Scotland
    In some ways the wee jam/rehearsal is better than the actual take for me - and yes, that bass sounds well grungy! :p

    Yes! I've been wanting to hear the full take 1 ever since they teased us with the part on the Anthology video - John's vocal style on take 1 takes my breath away, the pause between 'I read the news today' and 'oh boy' just kills me :love:
  10. drasil

    drasil Former Resident

    in case anyone is interested and unaware, the two-disc set appeared on spotify yesterday. I'm guessing the box won't, at least for now, based on apple's established approach to streaming.

    (I'm not particularly eager to wade into the maelstroms that are the other threads on this topic, so I'll just leave this here. I'm mostly interested in the second disc, anyway.)
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  11. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    Jersey Shore
    I like the outtake of When I'm Sixty-Four (take 2) better than the finished version. And the sound quality of these outtakes are amazing.
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  12. andybeau

    andybeau Forum Resident

    Coventry, UK
    I really enjoyed listening to disc 2 of the record and disc 2 of the 2cd.
    Wywy instrumental was brilliant
    Haven't had time to listen to the deluxe set yet.
  13. marmalade166

    marmalade166 Grokkin' 'n' Groovin' Thread Starter

    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Someone called Take 5 of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds the maracas mix :pineapple: :D
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  14. jgkojak

    jgkojak Mull of Kansas

    Lawrence, KS
    So hopefully we at least get a similar set with White Album and Abbey Road
  15. Fillmore Midwest

    Fillmore Midwest Well-Known Member

    Iowa City, IA
    Penny Lane Take 6 is amazing. That chorus is so majestic, very Pet Sounds like. And that weird noise before the modulation at the end is revealed, I think, to be a drum roll played with sticks on a bongo? :cool:
  16. FJFP

    FJFP Forum Resident

    The full take 26 of Strawberry Fields is insane, and Take 6 of Penny Lane is a really unique listen compared to the final track. Would love to hear a version of this with Paul's Vocal.
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  17. ToneLa

    ToneLa Listen to those drums, it's like a tank

    Strawberry take 26 literally sounds like it's pitch shifted with the attendant too-fast tempo. It's about a step and a half too high. Is this deliberate? It sounds terrible.

    The rest, as they say, is gear.
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  18. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

    Campbell, CA
    Yes, exactly! I wondered that for years! :)
  19. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    I thought so also. You can really tell from this track that Paul must have just ate Pet Sounds up.
  20. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    The session outtakes are all interesting to hear (and of course essential to own for hard core Beatles completists), but I was expecting more breakdown of tracks, excerpts of retakes, and more studio chatter, as in many of the session outtakes on the 3 Anthology albums and the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and Smile sessions. It does have some of that and I found George coaching the Indian musicians through "Within You Without You" especially revelatory. Interesting and essential as they are, I'm wondering (having heard them only once so far) if they will hold up to repeated listenings as well as the 3 Anthologies and the Pet Sounds and Smile sessions, all of which I have enjoyed listening to many times.
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  21. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Ok Im enjoying this outtake disc more than I thought I would.

    Sgt Peppers take 9- Paul screaming "Ouwwwwww!!" @ 47-48. Dont know if thats on the final take. But it sounded cool here.
  22. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

    Oh yes, bring it on! :)
  23. shoshani

    shoshani Active Member

    Chicago, IL, USA
    Actually, yes! (I could see editing out the long pause after the noodling, but the noodling itself is as much a part of that particular version as is the "Take One!" announcement.)
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  24. ToneLa

    ToneLa Listen to those drums, it's like a tank

    Something about George Martin's voice is very assuring and cool :) I like all the chatter snippets, it's very charming in general. John's American "iced wader"
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  25. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    mill valley CA USA
    Why is there a separate thread on this? It's hard enough for me to keep up on the main one.

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