Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Beatles - 1969 - A/B Road (Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day four January 7, 1969)

The Beatles

Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day four

January 7, 1969 

 

 


Disc 1: (1:17:37)
01: Roll Announcement (0:11)
02: The Long And Winding Road 7.01 (4:55)
03: Golden Slumbers - Carry That Weight 7.02 (4:02)
04: The Long And Winding Road 7.03 (1:39)
05: The Palace Of The King Of The Birds 7.04 (1:22)
06: The Palace Of The King Of The Birds 7.05 (0:19)
07: Lady Madonna 7.06 (2:30)
08: Instrumental 7.07 (0:46)
09: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window 7.08 (0:31)
10: Unknown 7.09 (1:18)
11: Instrumental 7.10 (1:26)
12: Instrumental 7.11 (4:50)
13: Instrumental 7.12 (1:29)
14: Mister Epstein Said It Was White Gold 7.13 (1:33)
15: Lowdown Blues Machine 7.14 (1:58)
16: Wha'd I Say - Carry That Weight - Shout! 7.15 (1:22)
17: Get Back 7.16 (1:57)
18: Get Back 7.17 (0:09)
19: Dialogue (0:41)
20: Get Back 7.18 (5:59)
21: Get Back 7.19 (9:15)
22: Dialugue (6:08)
23: My Back Pages 7.20 (10:01)
24: Dialogue (2:57)
25: I've Got A Feeling 7.21 (1:48)
26: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window 7.22 (1:15)
27: Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again 7.23 (1:40)
28: Improvisation 7.24 (1:18)
29: I Shall Be Released 7.25 (3:34)
30: To Kingdom Come 7.26 (0:44)

Disc 2: (1:17:58)
01: Dialogue (1:22)
02: For You Blue 7.27 (1:14)
03: For You Blue 7.27 continued (0:04)
04: For You Blue 7.28 (1:11)
05: Improvisation 7.29 (3:17)
06: Bo Diddley 7.30 (6:40)
07: What The World Needs Now Is Love 7.31 (0:54)
08: Instrumental 7.32 (1:28)
09: First Call 7.33 (1:09)
10: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window 7.34 (0:28)
11: I've Got A Feeling 7.35 (1:07)
12: I've Got A Feeling 7.36 (2:04)
13: I've Got A Feeling 7.37 (3:12)
14: I've Got A Feeling 7.38 (0:42)
15: I've Got A Feeling 7.39 (1:34)
16: I've Got A Feeling 7.40 (2:42)
17: I've Got A Feeling 7.41 (1:46)
18: I've Got A Feeling 7.42 (0:47)
19: I've Got A Feeling 7.43 (1:30)
20: I've Got A Feeling 7.44 (2:02)
21: I've Got A Feeling 7.45 (0:33)
22: I've Got A Feeling 7.46 (1:18)
23: I've Got A Feeling 7.47 (2:29)
24: Improvisation 7.48 (0:40)
25: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.49 (0:50)
26: Woman Where You Been So Long 7.50 (2:26)
27: Oh Julie, Julia 7.51 (3:41)
28: Oh! Darling 7.52 (2:47)
29: The Long And Winding Road 7.53 (1:13)
30: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.54 (1:30)
31: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.55 (1:13)
32: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.56 (16:12)
33: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.57 (3:17)
34: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.58 (2:10)
35: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.59 (0:46)
36: Rule, Britannia 7.60 (0:20)
37: Improvisation 7.61 (0:34)
38: Improvisation 7.62 (0:46)

Disc 3: (1:16:08)
01: Norwegian Wood (1:20)
02: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.64 (2:34)
03: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.65 (0:58)
04: Speak To Me 7.66 (2:07)
05: When I'm Sixty-Four 7.67 (0:32)
06: When I'm Sixty-Four - Speak To Me 7.68 (1:10)
07: Speak To Me 7.69 (2:19)
08: Oh! Darling 7.70 (5:11)
09: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.71 (3:33)
10: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.72 (3:25)
11: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.73 (2:41)
12: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.74 (14:21)
13: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.75 (3:01)
14: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.76 (4:29)
15: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.77 (2:10)
16: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.78 (2:20)
17: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 7.79 (4:13)
18: Improvisation 7.80 (0:32)
19: A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues 7.81 (2:01)
20: (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care 7.82 (0:46)
21: Across The Universe 7.83 (0:33)
22: Across The Universe 7.84 (3:21)
23: Across The Universe 7.85 (1:33)
24: Give Me Some Truth 7.86 (0:11)
25: Improvisation 7.87 (2:05)
26: Across The Universe 7.88 (4:52)
27: Across The Universe 7.89 (3:50)

Disc 4: (1:18:45)
01: Dialogue (2:05)
02: Across The Universe 7.90 (1:08)
03: Improvisation 7.91 (0:41)
04: Across The Universe 7.92 (4:03)
05: A Case Of The Blues 7.93 (0:38)
06: Cuddle Up 7.94 (0:04)
07: Give Me Some Truth 7.95 (0:11)
08: Across The Universe 7.96 (0:08)
09: Give Me Some Truth 7.97 (0:56)
10: From Me To You 7.98 (0:52)
11: Across The Universe 7.99 (5:33)
12: Across The Universe 7.100 (0:49)
13: Rock And Roll Music 7.101 (2:07)
14: Lucille 7.102 (1:23)
15: Lotta Lovin' 7.103 (0:06)
16: Across The Universe 7.104 (3:35)
17: Gone, Gone, Gone 7.105 (2:10)
18: Dig A Pony 7.106 (1:24)
19: One After 909 7.107 (0:53)
20: One After 909 7.108 (0:04)
21: One After 909 7.109 (1:23)
22: One After 909 7.110 (1:17)
23: One After 909 7.111 (0:39)
24: What'd I Say 7.112 (0:23)
25: One After 909 7.113 (2:51)
26: Improvisation 7.114 (2:25)
27: Don't Let Me Down 7.115 (0:20)
28: Don't Let Me Down 7.116 (3:49)
29: Don't Let Me Down 7.117 (0:38)
30: Don't Let Me Down 7.118 (1:19)
31: Don't Let Me Down 7.119 (1:11)
32: Don't Let Me Down 7.120 (0:04)
33: Don't Let Me Down 7.121 (0:48)
34: Don't Let Me Down 7.122 (4:20)
35: Devil In Her Heart 7.123 (0:37)
36: Devil In Her Heart 7.124 (0:52)
37: Don't Let Me Down 7.125 (3:54)
38: Don't Let Me Down 7.126 (0:13)
39: Thirty Days 7.127 (1:07)
40: Revolution 7.128 (0:39)
41: A Case Of The Blues 7.129 (0:15)
42: Be Bop A Lula 7.130 (1:52)
43: Lotta Lovin' - Somethin' Else 7.131 (1:11)
44: Improvisation 7.132 (0:21)
45: Improvisation 7.133 (4:48)
46: Improvisation 7.134 (1:39)
47: Across The Universe 7.135 (3:29)
48: School Day 7.136 (0:43)
49: F.B.I. 7.137 (0:33)
50: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window 7.138 (3:16)
51: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window 7.139 (2:59)


The fourth day of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions was a somewhat typical blend of original song rehearsals, unstructured jamming and randomly-chosen cover versions.
The day saw the first appearance of Get Back, which would soon become the focus of much of The Beatles' attentions. At this stage, however, it was lacking most of its final lyrics in the verses.
Although it was later held over for the Abbey Road album, Maxwell's Silver Hammer also made an appearance on this day. It had first been put forward on 3 January, and again on 10 January, but The Beatles' lack of enthusiasm towards it was clear.
They also performed early versions of Golden Slumbers and She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, and Lennon led the group through three versions of Gimme Some Truth, a song which he'd later record for 1971's Imagine album.
In the previous day's session, John Lennon had once again attempted to interest the group in Across The Universe, which they had recorded in February 1968. Nearly a year on, and Lennon struggled to remember the words, and the performance lacked the elegantly light touch that the earlier recording had.
Much of 7 January was spent on I've Got A Feeling and Don't Let Me Down, which had been earmarked early on during the Twickenham sessions as contenders for the mooted live performance. At this stage the songs weren't developing significantly, but were instead being rehearsed multiple times until The Beatles were happy they were familiar with the structure.
Other notable performances included a spirited rendition of Chuck Berry's Rock And Roll Music, first recorded by The Beatles in 1964, and an almost-complete version of Carl Perkins' Gone, Gone, Gone. Little Richard's Lucille and Ray Charles' What'd I Say were also tackled with conviction, but were both abandoned before being seen through to completion.
More successful was a revisit of the Lennon-McCartney composition One After 909. This latter song had been recorded at EMI way back on 5 March 1963, and had been performed again on the 3 and 6 January 1969 sessions, with The Beatles evidently thinking it a possible live contender. Here it was close to its final Let It Be incarnation, although without Billy Preston's electric piano.

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fred said...

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