суббота, 24 декабря 2011 г.

Moscow. December 14, 2011. I was there and it was fabulous!




This is my ticket.


My friends.



вторник, 20 декабря 2011 г.

Paul McCartney Recording Sessions (1969-2011)


http://www.mccartney-recordings.com/en/

среда, 7 декабря 2011 г.

Badfinger - "Day After Day" / "Money" (Apple 1841) Released: December, 1971. USA


Badfinger - "Day After Day" (Apple 1841, matrix: S45-X47650) 3:02
Written by Pete Ham.
Producer by George Harrison.



Badfinger - "Money" (Apple 1841, matrix: S45-X47651) 3:34
Written by Tom Evans.
Producer by Todd Rundgren.



All songs from the album "Straight Up" ST-3387.

четверг, 1 декабря 2011 г.

Beatles.ru club sent an open letter to Sir Paul McCartney with a request to perform a special song at his concert in Moscow



Dear Paul!
We would like to address you on behalf of millions of your fans in the former Soviet Union.
We have a special request and would like to ask you to do one song that you’re not playing this time in your “On the Run” tour.
In order to find out what song is especially popular with your fans, we, supported by your Moscow promoter SAV Entertainment, took a vote among the fans on the website www.beatles.ru, which currently has over 25000 members, and in the three social networks: Facebook, Twitter and Vkontakte.
We made a list of 40 songs that are not included in the “On the Run” tour setlist and asked your fans to pick that they love the most. Following the voting results, we ended up with the five songs listed below (in order of the allocation of votes):
  1. Monkberry Moon Delight (this song won by a wide margin)
  2. Hope of Deliverance
  3. Once Upon a Long Ago
  4. Lovely Rita
  5. Your Mother Should Know
It’s very likely that after reading this you’ll think that your Russian fans’ choice is quite unusual. That is why we would like to explain why people have picked those songs.
It was very difficult to find a way to listen to music from abroad in Soviet times. The only songs we could hear on the radio, TV and stage were those approved by the Ministry of Culture. The only way to listen to the bands from other parts of the world was to get a hold of the magnetic tape recordings or so called gramophone records “on bones”.
Back in the 70s “Monkberry Moon Delight” was released as a bootleg, people would listen to this record over and over again, and it's fair to say that this song became your first major solo hit in the USSR and it never lost its status. Even though music fans and amateur rock bands didn’t speak English well enough, they were immediately hooked by a remarkably catchy tune and would sing it with abandon at the parties.

Complete text of the letter here.

Русская версия письма находится здесь.

суббота, 26 ноября 2011 г.

Paul McCartney "Balearic Rarities 1"


Type of Media: 12" vinyl
Publisher: unknown
Reference: MAC001
Date: April, 2011
Made In: unknown
Quality: pro-shot
Total duration: 29:50 min.


SIDE 1:
1. Check My Machine 5:49
2. Frozen Jap (Unreleased Version) 5:31
3. Sunshine Sometime (Unreleased Instrumental) 3:20


SIDE 2:
1. Temporary Secretary 3:13
2. Blue Sway 6:33
3. Front Parlour (Unreleased Version) 5:09


Данная пластинка вышла на 3 месяца раньше нового официального релиза "McCartney II" в составе Paul McCartney Archive Collection и представляла для коллекционеров некоторый интерес. Однако, после официального релиза эти записи потеряли свою актуальность. Практически все композиции вошли в новое официальное издание. Правда, "Blue Sway" на данном бутлеге представлена в своём искомом виде. А композиция "Sunshine Sometime" была написана раньше и не имеет никакого отношения к альбому "McCartney II".
Тем не менее, пластинка довольна интересна для коллекционеров редких записей на виниле. Она встречается с двумя разновидностями этикеток: с надписями композиций на фоне чёрно-белой фотографии Пола Маккартни и просто с белыми чистыми этикетками. Пластинка вкладывается в тонкий белый внутренний пакет и имеет полностью чёрный конверт, без каких-либо надписей. Именно поэтому мне не понятно, почему она называется "Balearic Rarities 1", ведь нигде этого наименования нет.


четверг, 24 ноября 2011 г.

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band live in Kiev (Ukraine) on DVD




Type of Media: factory pressed two (DVD-5) discs set
Publisher: HomeMade
Reference: DVD02
Date: 2011
Made In: unknown
Quality: pro-shot
Total duration: approx. 125 min.

DVD 1:
01. It Don't Come Easy (Ringo Starr)
02. Honey Don't (Ringo Starr)
03. Choose Love (Ringo Starr)
04. Hang On Sloopy (Rick Derringer)
05. Free Ride (Edgar Winter)
06. Talking In Her Sleep (Wally Palmar)
07. I Wanna Be Your Man (Ringo Starr)
08. Dream Weaver (Gary Wright)
09. Kyrie (Richard Page)
10. The Other Side Of Liverpool (Ringo Starr)
11. Yellow Submarine (Ringo Starr)
12. Frankenstein (Edgar Winter)

DVD 2:
01. Peace Dream (Ringo Starr)
02. Back Off Boogaloo (ringo Starr)
03. What I Like About You (Wally Palmar)
04. Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo (Rick Derringer)
05. Boys (Ringo Starr)
06. Love Is Alive (Gary Wright)
07. Broken Wings (Richard Page)
08. Photograph (Ringo Starr)
09. Act Naturally (Ringo Starr)
10. With a Little Help from My Friends (Ringo Starr)
11. Give Peace a Chance (All-Starr Band)
12. Bonus: Press conference

Musicians:
Ringo Starr - drums, vocals
Wally Palmar - guitar, harmonica, vocals
Rick Derringer - guitar, vocals
Edgar Winter - keyboards, saxophone, vocals
Gary Wright - keyboards, vocals
Richard Page - bass, vocals
Gregg Bissonette - drums, vocals

воскресенье, 30 октября 2011 г.

"Beatles For Sale on Parlophone Records by Bruce Spizer & Frank Daniels



В августе 2011 года Брюс на Битлз-фестивале презентовал свою новую книгу «Beatles For Sale On Parlophone Records».  Наконец появилось то волшебное издание о британских битловских релизах, которое так долго все ждали. Все предыдущие попытки систематизировать британскую виниловую дискографию квартета «Битлз» были примитивными и не раскрывали даже на половину данную тему. В книге Брюса Спайзера на 444 страницах воспроизведено более 700 цветных фотографий плюс вложен 22-х страничный буклет с кратким перечнем всех вариантов прессов представленных в книге. Размер страниц примерно 23,5 см х 31 см (что больше листа формата А4), а её вес почти 3 кг.

Книга имеет 4 раздела:

Section One - 45-RPM Singles
3 LOVE ME DO c/w P.S. I LOVE YOU
13 PLEASE PLEASE ME c/w ASK ME WHY
19 FROM ME TO YOU c/w THANK YOU GIRL
23 SHE LOVES YOU c/w I'LL GET YOU
29 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND c/w THIS BOY
33 CAN'T BUY ME LOVE c/w YOU CAN'T DO THAT
37 A HARD DAY'S NIGHT c/w THINGS WE SAID TODAY
41 I FEEL FINE c/w SHE'S A WOMAN
45 TICKET TO RIDE c/w YES IT IS
49 HELP! c/w I'M DOWN
53 WE CAN WORK IT OUT c/w DAY TRIPPER
57 PAPERBACK WRITER c/w RAIN
63 YELLOW SUBMARINE c/w ELEANOR RIGBY
67 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER c/w PENNY LANE
73 ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE c/w BABY, YOU'RE A RICH MAN
79 HELLO, GOODBYE c/w I AM THE WALRUS
85 LADY MADONNA c/w THE INNER LIGHT
89 HEY JUDE c/w REVOLUTION
97 GET BACK c/w DON'T LET ME DOWN
103 THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO c/w OLD BROWN SHOE
107 SOMETHING c/w COME TOGETHER
109 LET IT BE c/w YOU KNOW MY NAME
115 EXPORT SINGLES
119 KOMM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND c/w SIE LIEBT DICH
121 POLYDOR SINGLES




Section Two - Long-Playing Albums
129 PLEASE PLEASE ME
147 WITH THE BEATLES
161 A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
175 BEATLES FOR SALE
187 HELP!
199 RUBBER SOUL
211 REVOLVER
223 A COLLECTION OF BEATLES OLDIES
229 SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
249 THE BEATLES (The White Album)
273 YELLOW SUBMARINE
281 THE BEATLES; GET BACK (unreleased)
297 ABBEY ROAD
311 GET BACK w/ Let It Be & 10 other songs (unreleased)
315 LET IT BE
325 "FROM THEN TO YOU" (Beatles Christmas Record, 1970)
335 EXPORT ALBUMS
343 MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (Import)
345 THE BEATLES' FIRST (Polydor)





Section Three - EPs
349 TWIST AND SHOUT
357 THE BEATLES' HITS
361 THE BEATLES (No. 1)
364 THE BEATLES' GOLDEN DISCS (cancelled)
365 ALL MY LOVING
369 LONG TALL SALLY
373 Extracts from the film A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
375 Extracts from the Album A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
377 BEATLES FOR SALE
379 BEATLES FOR SALE (No. 2)
383 THE BEATLES' MILLION SELLERS
385 YESTERDAY
387 NOWHERE MAN
391 MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
402 YELLOW SUBMARINE (Aborted)
403 TONY SHERIDAN WITH THE BEATLES (Polydor)




Section Four - An EMI Recording
407 A BRIEF HISTORY OF EMI
410 PARLOPHONE RECORDS
410 HAYES * MIDDLESEX * ENGLAND
410 331'3-RPM LONG PLAYING ALBUMS
411 45-RPM SINGLES
412 MASTERING & MANUFACTURING RECORDS
414 TRAIL OFF AREA MARKINGS
415 PRINTING OF LABELS
416 PARLOPHONE LABELS
418 APPLE LABELS
419 DEMONSTRATION RECORDS & FACTORY SAMPLES
420 TAX CODE LETTERS
422 "SOLD IN U.K." (RETAIL PRICE MAINTENANCE)
424 PUBLISHING & COPYRIGHT NOTICES
424 SOLID CENTER PRESSINGS
425 CONTRACT PRESSINGS
425 DECCA RECORDS
425 DECCA ALBUMS
426 DECCA SINGLES
427 ORIOLE
428 CBS RECORDS
429 PHILIPS
430 PYE
431 COMPARISON OF PUSH-OUT CENTER SINGLES
432 THE MYSTERIOUS TRI-CENTER PRESSING
433 COMPANY SLEEVES
440 Apple SLEEVES
441 ALBUM COVERS & INNER SLEEVES
443 BRITISH RADIO & RECORD CHARTS IN THE 1960s
444 PARLOPHONE AROUND THE WORLD


Подробнее про книги Брюса Спайзера и цены на них смотрите здесь

Обсуждение нового издания читайте здесь

Веб-сайт автора http://beatle.net/

воскресенье, 16 октября 2011 г.

Beatles' covers in Russian

From motion picture "Kalif-stork" (Кинофильм "Калиф-аист") USSR, 1968



"Starinki Avtomobil" by Vesyolie Rebyata ("Старенький автомобиль" в исполнении ВИА "Весёлые ребята") USSR, 1971



Theme from TV show "Benefit by Larisa Golubkina" (Бенефис Ларисы Голубкиной, исполняет ВИА "Весёлые ребята") USSR, 1975.
From 0:00 to 0:50, from 1:22 to 2:05 and from 6:15 to 9:47



From TV show "Magic lantern" (Мюзикл "Волшебный фонарь") USSR, 1976



From TV show "OSP-studio" (ОСП-студия) Russia, early 2000s



And as bonus - Balalaika Orchestra (Russia)

вторник, 11 октября 2011 г.

Paul McCartney's "On The Run" tour dates announced – November/December 2011

Sunday 13th November Grand Prix Circuit, Yas Arena, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Saturday 26th November Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
Sunday 27th November Mediolanumforum, Milan, Italy
Wednesday 30th November Omnisport Arena, Bercy, Paris, France
Thursday 1st December Lanxess Arena, Koln, Germany
Monday 5th December O2 Arena, London, England
Saturday 10th December The Globen, Stockholm, Sweden
Monday 12th December The Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
Wednesday 14th December The Olympinski Arena, Moscow, Russia
Monday 19th December The MEN Arena, Manchester, England
Tuesday 20th December The Echo Arena, Liverpool, England





Tickets at concert in Moscow it is possible to purchase on the site of Russian fan-club Beatles.ru:


вторник, 4 октября 2011 г.

Paul McCartney's "Ocean's Kingdom" out now on CD and vinyl

In the blog on MySpace Paul McCartney placed a next report.

Marking his first foray into the word of dance, Paul has announced the general release of 'Ocean's Kingdom', commissioned by the New York City Ballet. The recording will be released by Decca Records on October 3rd (UK) and Hear Music/Telarc on October 4th (US) and is conducted by John Wilson, produced by John Fraser and performed by The London Classical Orchestra.

'Ocean's Kingdom' is the first time Paul has written an original orchestral score or any kind of music for dance and is the result of a collaboration between Paul and New York City Ballet's Master in Chief Peter Martins, who have worked together to present the world premiere of a new ballet for the company's 2011/2012 season this September.

Though the work is Paul's first ballet, he approached the project in the same way he writes all other music, driven by his heart rather than his head and inspired by feeling rather than specific technical knowledge. While this may have been another new turn for his staggeringly varied career to take, Paul knew it had to be influenced by his own personal experience and that he needed to create a story the audience would find equally compelling and moving.

Paul's first step was to visit the Royal Opera House to see Adolphe Adam's 'Giselle', danced by the Royal Ballet. Afterwards, Paul met the dancers and discussed the work with them, realising as he did so that he was still without a central theme to his work. Keen to tell a story through his music, Paul decided to focus on the purity of the ocean and within just two months, the first draft had been completed. He then went through the music again thinking specifically of the ballet itself, thereby creating a world featuring distinctive characters and a vibrant underworld kingdom. Finally Paul spent many more weeks working alongside Peter Martins to refine the work, before Peter created the choreography with the NYCB dancers.

An hour long score featuring four stunning movements – Ocean's Kingdom, Hall of Dance, Imprisonment and Moonrise – the ballet tells of a love story within the story of an underwater world whose people are threatened by the humans of Earth. A potently expressive and richly varied work, the score is Paul's most challenging and emotionally complex yet. As he explains: "What was interesting was writing music that meant something expressively rather than just writing a song. Trying to write something that expressed an emotion – so you have fear, love, anger, sadness to play with and I found that exciting and challenging."

The premiere of the ballet 'Ocean's Kingdom' will take place at NYCB's Fall Gala on Thursday 22nd September 2011 while the release of the orchestral score will follow a month later, available digitally, on CD and on vinyl. It was recorded in June in London.

The artwork that accompanies the release is equally striking and inventive. Though it seems to suggest a city skyline, it is actually a digital readout of the notes from the ballet score.

Although this is his first orchestral score for dance, Paul is already quite at home in the world of classical music. His back catalogue already carries four classical albums, the most recent of which was the Classical BRIT Award winning 'Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart)'; a work for chorus and orchestra in four movements that was released in 2006


понедельник, 3 октября 2011 г.

GEORGE HARRISON: Living In The Material World

Premiere: London, Sunday 2nd October 2011
UK Cinema Release Date: Tuesday 4th October 2011
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date in Europe: Monday 10th October 2011
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Produced by: Olivia Harrison, Martin Scorsese, Nigel Sinclair
Starring: Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Dhani Harrison, Olivia Harrison, George Martin, Jeff Lynne
Runtime: Approx. 3 hours 29 minutes




The limited-edition Deluxe version is packaged in a bespoke picture frame box with easel back for photo display, and includes 2 DVDs and one Blu-ray featuring the film plus 11 bonus features, a 10-track CD of previously-unreleased recordings, 2 exclusive lithographs, and a 96-page book.

CD:
My Sweet Lord (demo)
Run Of The Mill (demo)
I’d Have You Any Time (early take)
Mama You’ve Been On My Mind (demo)
Let It Be Me (demo)
Woman Don’t You Cry For Me (early take)
Awaiting On You All (early take)
Behind That Locked Door (demo)
All Things Must Pass (demo)
The Light That Has Lighted The World (demo)

DVD Bonus Features:  (*exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
George plays the Uke*
Deep Blue*
Here Comes The Sun
Dispute and Violence
Growing Up In Liverpool*
Paul McCartney
Neil Aspinall*
The Inner Light*
Jeff Lynne
Gordon Murray*
Damon Hill

среда, 28 сентября 2011 г.

New releases from June 14, 2011

Только сегодня до меня добрались эти замечательные пластинки. Всегда заказываю новые релизы в двух, трёх или даже в четырёх экземплярах – для себя и для друзей. Рука не поднимается открыть пластинки, но и держать их закрытыми тоже глупо. Пока решил устроить себе праздник прослушивания на Рождественские каникулы. А вот дотерплю ли до них, это уже второй вопрос.




McCartney - Hear Music HRM-32812-01 (bar code 8 88072 32812 9)
LP1: The original album
Side one
1. "The Lovely Linda" – 0:42
2. "That Would Be Something" – 2:37
3. "Valentine Day" – 1:40
4. "Every Night" – 2:30
5. "Hot as Sun/Glasses" – 2:06
6. "Junk" – 1:54
7. "Man We Was Lonely" – 2:57
Side two
1. "Oo You" – 2:47
2. "Momma Miss America" – 4:04
3. "Teddy Boy" – 2:22
4. "Singalong Junk" – 2:34
5. "Maybe I'm Amazed" – 3:49
6. "Kreen-Akrore" – 4:14

LP2: Bonus audio tracks (Previously unreleased)
Side one
1. "Suicide" (outtake) – 2:48
2. "Maybe I'm Amazed" (from the "One Hand Clapping" video, 1974) – 4:53
3. "Every Night" (live at Glasgow, 17 December 1979) – 4:30
Side two
1. "Hot as Sun" (live at Glasgow, 17 December 1979) – 2:27
2. "Maybe I'm Amazed" (live at Glasgow, 17 December 1979) – 5:11
3. "Don't Cry Baby" (Instrumental version of "Oo You") – 3:07
4. "Women Kind" (Demo) [Mono] – 2:09



McCartney II - Hear Music HRM-32813-01 (bar code 8 88072 32813 6)
LP1: The original album
Side one
1. "Coming Up" - 3:53
2. "Temporary Secretary" - 3:14
3. "On the Way" - 3:38
4. "Waterfalls" - 4:42
5. "Nobody Knows"  - 2:52
Side two
1. "Front Parlour" - 3:32
2. "Summer's Day Song" - 3:25
3. "Frozen Jap" - 3:40
4. "Bogey Music" - 3:27
5. "Darkroom" - 2:20
6. "One of These Days" - 3:35

LP2: Bonus audio tracks (Previously unreleased)
Side one
1. "Blue Sway" (with Richard Niles Orchestration) - previously unreleased - 4:35
2. "Coming Up" (Live at the Apollo Theatre, Glasgow - December 17, 1979) - 4:08
3. "Check My Machine" (Regular Single B-side Edited Version) - 5:50
4. "Bogey Wobble" - previously unreleased - 2:59
Side two
1. "Secret Friend" - 10:31
2. "Mr H Atom / You Know I'll Get You Baby" - previously unreleased - 5:55
3. "Wonderful Christmastime" (Regular A-side Version) - 3:47
4. "All You Horse Riders / Blue Sway" - previously unreleased - 10:15

понедельник, 26 сентября 2011 г.

New record prices on auction eBay for Beatles’ vinyl in September 2011

The Beatles first album “Please Plrase Me” in stereo on gold & black Parlophone label was sold for 11.760 British Pounds (18.257 USD). During auction 45 bids were done.


The Beatles last album “Let It Be” complete box set was sold for 3.350 British Pounds (5.200 USD). During auction 40 bids were done.

суббота, 24 сентября 2011 г.

На какой музыке выросли будущие участники квартета «Битлз»?

В 50-е годы прошлого столетия молодёжь Великобритании повально увлекалась музыкой в стиле скиффл. Это такая разновидность фольклорной музыки с элементами джаза, блюза и кантри, в которой для музыкального сопровождения песен, кроме традиционных акустических инструментов (гитара, банджо…) применялись “подручные средства”, такие как стиральные доски, расчёски, стеклянные стаканы, пилы и т.п. Этот стиль музыки предшествовал появлению рок-н-ролла.

Джон Леннон вместе со своими школьными друзьями Питером Шоттоном и Эриком Гриффитсом в 1956 году организовал группу The Quarrymen (дословно «Парни из каменоломни»). На самом деле, в самом названии группы скрывается игра слов от названия школы, в которой учились ребята - Quarry Bank Grammar School. Вновь образованная группа играла в стиле скиффл, а одним из их кумиров был Лонни Донеган.




Lonnie Donegan and his Sciffle Group - "Battle Of New Orleans" (PYE 7N.15206)
Released - June 1959.




Lonnie Donegan and his Sciffle Group - "Darling Corey" (PYE 7N.15206)
Released - June 1959.




Lonnie Donegan and his Sciffle Group - "Sal's Got A Sugar Lip" (PYE 7N.15223)
Released - September 1959.
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Lonnie Donegan with Ian Manzies and his Clyde Valley Stompers - "Chesapeake Bay" (PYE 7N.15223)
Released - September 1959.

пятница, 23 сентября 2011 г.

Joanna Stingray – ROCK ME BUT DON'T DISRUPT MY MIND (Russian LP with Beatles' cover)


В 1993 году санкт-петербургской компанией "RGM" ("Russian German Music") под этикеткой SNC Records на виниле был издан альбом Джоанны Стингрэй (Joanna Stingray) под названием ROCK ME BUT DON'T DISRUPT MY MIND, включающий в себе кавер версию битловской композиции "Back in the USSR". Более подробно про данное издание можно прочитать здесь.

среда, 21 сентября 2011 г.

Parody on the TV programme "Stars in their eyes"

Nick Bold as George Harrison singing “My Sweet Lord” on the UK TV programme "Stars in their eyes." Nick can be now seen regularly as George as part of the Beatles tribute band "The Back beat Beatles" The Fast Cars link: Nick was the lead guitarist in our very first band back in 1974 and remains one of Steve Murray's best friends to this day.



Gary Gibson impersonating John Lennon singing “Twist and Shout” on ITV's “Stars in Their Eyes” hosted by Leslie Crowther in 1990.

воскресенье, 18 сентября 2011 г.

Bobby Vee - "TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY"

In the early years The Beatles carried out compositions of other composers. For example song "TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY" by Bobby Vee.
In Great Britain this song was released on single in 1961 on London label (catalogue number 45-HLG 9438).

A-side: "Take Good Care of My Baby" (matrix number 45-MSX-5452-IC)




B-side: "Bashful Bob" (matrix number 45-MSX-5223-IC)




Beatles' cover version of "TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY" from Decca Audition Tape, was recorded on January 1 1962.

"Телевизор" – ДЫМ-ТУМАН (Russian LP with Beatles' cover)

В 1993 году санкт-петербургской компанией "RGM" ("Russian German Music") на виниле был издан альбом группы «Телевизор» под названием ДЫМ-ТУМАН, включающий в себе кавер версию битловской композиции "I Am The Walrus". Более подробно про данное издание можно прочитать здесь.

пятница, 18 февраля 2011 г.