Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Beatles - Acoustic Masterpieces :The Escher Demo's

It was quite a revelation for me a few years ago to find out that there was any Beatle's acoustic material floating around. Mind you, this was well before any of the Anthologies were released and bootleg trading on the internet was still in it's infancy. Then I came across this gem and it is a perfect addition to the cuts on 'Acoustic Submarine' for anyone who already has that gem. Worry not, I will put it here if anyone needs it. I am relatively sure that the moniker "masterpieces" refers to their very existence and has nothing to say on the sound quality. Please let us all remember that portable recording equipment in 1969 is nothing like today - in fact to call any of it even "portable" is generous. What we do have, however, is the great Beatle's in a rare relaxed mood near the end of their association with eachother and playing early versions of some classics. My best suggestion is to sit back and enjoy the greatness. Also, thanks to all who sent their best wishes during my time off for hospital tests - glad they're over (for now, at least).

1. Cry Baby Cry
2. Child Of Nature
3. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
4. I'm So Tired
5. Yer Blues
6. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me & My Monkey
7. What's The New Mary Jane?
8. Revolution
9. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
10. Circles
11. Sour Milk Sea
12. Not Guilty
13. Piggies
14. Julia
15. Blackbird
16. Rocky Raccoon
17. Back In The U.S.S.R.
18. Honey Pie
19. Mother Nature's Son
20. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
21. Junk
22. Dear Prudence
23. Sexy Sadie

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DaddyRich said...

Loren said...

Thanks for the Beatles post. Because of the quality of your posts, your blog is high on my list. And Acoustic Submarine would also be most appreciated.

Thanks for this and your good taste.

Anonymous said...

although being a beatles fanatic i don't know the Acoustic Submarine - could you please post it

DaddyRich said...

The Acoustic Submarine albums have a lot of interesting acoustic versions - although many are incomplete rehearsal versions and instrumentals. I will post this weekend if I can - thanks for coming by.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this bit of Beatles history - I'm looking forward to listening to it.

Glad to hear the tests are over for now :).

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Beatles treasure. It has really turned me onto their accoustic heritage. Accoustic Submarine is currently available from:
Page includes link to disc 2. mp3 at bitrate 192