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THE BEATLES

A RECORDING CHRONOLOGY

THIS LIST IS FOR FANS, NOT FOR COLLECTORS. IT LISTS ALL DIFFERENT RECORDINGS THAT HAS BEEN RELEASED LEGALLY (EXCEPT BBC RECORDINGS), IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY WERE RECORDED. DATES REFER TO THE DATE WHEN THE RECORDINGS OF A PARTICULAR SONG BEGAN. AS AN EXAMPLE, 'A 1-1-3' MEANS THE RECORDING IS AVAILABLE IN 'ANTHOLOGY' SET VOL 1, CD 1, TRACK 3.


'Quarry Men' sessions (2 songs recorded in a small studio in Kensington, Liverpool; Paul owns the acetate)
June ca 1958 - That'll Be the Day [Allison/Holly/Petty; vocals John] [A 1-1-3]
June ca 1958 - In Spite of All the Danger [McCartney/Harrison; vocals John] [A 1-1-4]

'Quarry Men' home rehearsal sessions (before their first trip to Hamburg; with Stuart Sutcliffe on bass)
March 1960 - Hallelujah, I Love Her So [Charles; vocals Paul] [A 1-1-6]
March 1960 - You'll Be Mine [Lennon/McCartney] [A 1-1-7]
March 1960 - Cayenne [McCartney] [A 1-1-8]

'Iíll Follow the Sun' was also recorded during the Quarry Men sessions; that take remains unreleased but it was re-recorded 18 Oct 1964 for the 'Beatles for Sale' LP. Later that year (601015) they recorded the unreleased 'Summertime' with Nigel Whalley in a small recording booth in Hamburg.

Live in "Friedrich-Ebert-Halle", Hamburg (live on stage with Tony Sheridan)
610622 My Bonnie [traditional; vocals Tony Sheridan] [German single Aug 1961] [A 1-1-10]
610622 Ain't She Sweet [Ager/Yellen; vocals John] [A 1-1-11]
610622 Cry for a Shadow [Harrison/Lennon] [A 1-1-12]

Decca recording audition (with Pete Best on drums)
620101 Searchin' [Leiber/Stoller; vocals Paul] [A 1-1-15]
620101 Three Cool Cats [Leiber/Stoller; vocals George] [A 1-1-16]
620101 The Sheik of Araby [Smith/Wheeler/Snyder; vocals George] [A 1-1-17]
620101 Like Dreamers Do [McCartney] [A 1-1-18]
620101 Hello Little Girl [Lennon] [A 1-1-19]

They recorded 10 more songs during this day, all takes remain unreleased: Besame Mucho [Velazquez/Skylar; vocals Paul], Till There Was You [Willson; vocals Paul], Sure To Fall (in Love with You) [Perkins; vocals Paul], Love of the Loved [McCartney], September in the Rain [Washington; vocals Paul], Money [Gordy/Bradford; vocals John], To Know Her Is To Love Her [Spector; vocals John], Memphis, Tennessee [Berry; vocals John], Take Good Care of My Baby [Goffin/King; vocals George], Crying, Waiting, Hoping [Holly; vocals George].

EMI recording audition (with Pete Best on drums; 4 songs recorded in all)
620606 Love Me Do [McCartney] [A 1-1-22]
620606 Besame Mucho [Velazquez/Skylar; vocals Paul] [A 1-1-21]

Two more songs were recorded this day, both takes remain unreleased: P.S. I Love You & Ask Me Why.

Love Me Do (single 5 Oct 1962)
620904 How Do You Do It? [Murray] [A 1-1-23] [Beatles hated this song, but were forced to record it]
620904 Love Me Do [McCartney] [first version/single version: Ringo on drums]
620911 Love Me Do [McCartney] [2nd version/LP version: Andy White on Drums, Ringo on tambourine]
620911 P.S. I Love You [McCartney] [B-side Love Me Do; also on "Please Please Me"]
620911 Please Please Me [Lennon] [A 1-1-24]

Please Please Me (single 11 Jan 1963)
621126 Please Please Me [Lennon] [new take] [also on LP "Please Please Me"]
621126 Ask Me Why [Lennon] [B-side Please Please Me; also on LP "Please Please Me"]

PLEASE PLEASE ME (LP 22 March 1963)
630211 There's a Place [Lennon]
630211 I Saw Her Standing There [take 1 - LP version] [McCartney or Lennon/McCartney; vocals Paul]
630211 I Saw Her Standing There [take 9 - on CDM Free As a Bird]
630211 A Taste of Honey [Scott/Marlow; vocals Paul]
630211 Do You Want To Know a Secret [Lennon; vocals George]
630211 Misery [Lennon/McCartney]
630211 Hold Me Tight [McCartney] [this take was lost and was re-recorded 630912 for "With the Beatles"]
630211 Anna (Go to Him) [Alexander; vocals John]
630211 Boys [Dixon/Farrell; vocals Ringo]
630211 Chains [Goffin/King; vocals George]
630211 Baby It's You [David/Williams/Bacharach; vocals John]
630211 Twist and Shout [Medley/Russell; vocals John]

From Me To You (non-LP single 11 April 1963)
630305 From Me To You [Lennon/McCartney] [not on LP]
630305 Thank You Girl [Lennon/McCartney] [B-side From Me to You; not on LP]
630305 The One after 909 [Lennon] [A 1-1-26]

She Loves You (non-LP single 23 Aug 1963)
630701 She Loves You [Lennon/McCartney] [not on LP]
630701 I'll Get You [Lennon/McCartney] [B-side She Loves You; not on LP]

WITH THE BEATLES (LP 22 Nov 1963)
630718 You Really Got a Hold on Me [Robinson; vocals John & George]
630718 Money [Bradford/Gordy; vocals John]
630718 Devil in Her Heart [Drapkin; vocals George]
630718 Till There Was You [Willson; vocals Paul]
630730 Please Mr Postman [Dobbin/Garrett/Garman/Brianbert; vocals John]
630730 It Won't Be Long [Lennon]
630730 Roll Over Beethoven [Berry; vocals George]
630730 All My Loving [McCartney]
630911 I Wanna Be Your Man [Lennon/McCartney; vocals Ringo]
630911 Little Child [Lennon/McCartney]
630911 All I've Got To Do [Lennon]
630911 Not a Second Time [Lennon]
630911 Don't Bother Me [Harrison]
630912 Hold Me Tight [McCartney] [first take recorded 630212 for "Please Please Me" but was lost]

I Want To Hold Your Hand (non-LP single 29 Nov 1963)
631017 I Want To Hold Your Hand [Lennon/McCartney] [not on LP]
631017 This Boy [Lennon; vocals John & Paul] [B-side I Want to Hold Your Hand; not on LP]
631017 This Boy [take 12 & 13 (failed/incomplete) - on CDM Free As a Bird] [Lennon; vocals John & Paul]

Various sessions in Paris (at EMI's Pathť Marconi studios)
640129 [recording of German vocals to "I Want to Hold Your Hand"]
640129 Sie Liebt Dich [complete re-recording of music and German vocals to "She Loves You"]
640129 Can't Buy Me Love [McCartney] [take 2 - A 1-2-8]

'A HARD DAY'S NIGHT' FILM SESSIONS (premiered 2 Aug 1964)
640225 Can't Buy Me Love [McCartney] [take 4 - single/LP version]
640225 You Can't Do That [take 6 - A 1-2-10] [Lennon]
640225 You Can't Do That [take 9 - B-side of Can't Buy Me Love; also on LP "A Hard Day's Night"]
640225 And I Love Her [take 2 (vocals and pace slightly off) - A 1-2-11] [McCartney]
640225 I Should Have Known Better [Lennon]
640227 And I Love Her [LP version] [McCartney]
640227 Tell Me Why [Lennon]
640227 If I Fell [Lennon]
640301 I'm Happy Just To Dance With You [Lennon; vocals George]
640301 Long Tall Sally [Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell; vocals Paul] [out-take; on EP 19 June 1964]
640301 I Call Your Name [Lennon] [out-take; on EP 19 June 1964]
640416 A Hard Day's Night [take 1 (laughs at the end) - A 1-2-12] [Lennon]
640416 A Hard Day's Night [take 9 - LP version] [Lennon]

'A HARD DAY'S NIGHT' LP SESSIONS (LP released 10 July 1964)
640601 Matchbox [Perkins; vocals Ringo] [out-take; on EP 19 June 1964]
640601 I'll Cry Instead [Lennon] [a longer version was released on the US single/LP + on the 1981 film re-release]
640601 Slow Down [Williams; vocals John & Paul] [out-take; on EP 19 June 1964]
640601 I'll Be Back [take 2 (failed) - A 1-2-17] [Lennon]
640601 I'll Be Back [take 3 (laughs once, faded) - A 1-2-18] [Lennon]
640601 I'll Be Back [take 16 - LP version] [Lennon]
640602 Any Time At All [Lennon]
640602 Things We Said Today [McCartney]
640602 When I Get Home [Lennon]

Demo Recordings (3 songs demoed in all)
640603 You Know What To Do [demo] [Harrison] [out-take; A 1-2-19]
640603 It's For You [demo] [McCartney] [unreleased]
640603 No Reply [demo/take 1 (laughs)] [Lennon] [A 1-2-20]

BEATLES FOR SALE (LP 4 Dec 1964)
640811 Baby's in Black [Lennon or Lennon/McCartney]
640814 I'm a Loser [Lennon]
640814 Mr Moonlight [edit of take 1 & 4 - A 1-2-21 (not perfect)] [Roy Lee Johnson; vocals John]
640814 Leave My Kitten Alone [John/Turner/McDougal; vocals John] [out-take; A 1-2-22]
640929 Every Little Thing [Lennon]
640929 I Don't Want To Spoil the Party [Lennon]
640930 No Reply [take 2 (laughs) - A 1-2-23] [Lennon]
640930 No Reply [take 8 - LP version] [Lennon]
641006 Eight Days a Week (sequence) [take 1-3 (incomplete) - A 1-2-24] [Lennon; vocals John & Paul]
641006 Eight Days a Week (complete) [take 5 - A 1-2-25] [Lennon; vocals John & Paul]
641008 She's a Woman [McCartney] [B-side I Feel Fine; not on LP]
641018 Eight Days a Week [take 13 - LP version] [Lennon; vocals John & Paul]
641018 Kansas City/Hey! Hey! Hey! [take 1 - LP version] [Lieber/Stoller/Penniman; vocals Paul]
641018 Kansas City/Hey! Hey! Hey! [take 2 - A 1-2-26] [Lieber/Stoller/Penniman; vocals Paul]
641018 Mr Moonlight [re-recorded from 14 Aug; LP version] [Roy Lee Johnson; vocals John]
641018 I Feel Fine [Lennon] [single 27 Nov 1964; not on LP]
641018 I'll Follow the Sun [McCartney]
641018 Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby [Perkins; vocals George]
641018 Rock and Roll Music [Chuck Berry; vocals John]
641018 Words of Love [Holly; vocals John & Paul]
641026 Honey Don't [Perkins; vocals Ringo]
641026 What You're Doing [McCartney]

'HELP!' FILM SESSIONS (premiered 29 July 1965)
650215 Ticket To Ride [Lennon] [single 9 April 65; also on LP]
650215 Another Girl [McCartney]
650215 I Need You [Harrison]
650216 Yes It Is [Lennon; vocals John & Paul] [not used in film; take 2; A 2-1-2]
650216 Yes It Is [Lennon; vocals John & Paul] [not used in film; take 14; B-side Ticket To Ride]
650217 The Night Before [McCartney]
650217 You Like Me Too Much [Harrison] [not used in film; on US LP "Beatles VI" and on UK LP "Help!"]
650218 You've Got to Hide Your Love Away [Lennon] [take 5; A 2-1-4]
650218 You've Got to Hide Your Love Away [Lennon] [take 9 - LP version]
650218 Tell Me What You See [McCartney] [not used in film; on US LP "Beatles VI" and on UK LP "Help!"]
650218 If You've Got Trouble [Lennon/McCartney; vocals Ringo] [out-take; A 2-1-5]
650219 You're Going To Lose That Girl [Lennon]
650220 That Means a Lot [McCartney] [out-take; take 1; A 2-1-6]
650413 Help! [Lennon]

BEATLES VI (urgent recordings for the US LP "Beatles VI" 14 June 65)
650510 Dizzy Miss Lizzy [Williams; vocals John] [on US LP "Beatles VI" and on UK LP "Help!"]
650510 Bad Boy [Williams; vocals John] [only on US LP "Beatles VI"]

'HELP!' LP SESSIONS (LP released 6 Aug 1965)
650614 I've Just Seen a Face [McCartney]
650614 I'm Down [McCartney] [take 1; A 2-1-3]
650614 I'm Down [McCartney] [take 7; B-side Help; not on LP]
650614 Yesterday [McCartney] [take 1; A 2-1-7]
650614 Yesterday [McCartney] [take 2 - LP version]
650615 It's Only Love [Lennon] [take 2; A 2-1-8]
650615 It's Only Love [Lennon] [take 6 - LP version]
650617 [strings added to Yesterday take 2]
650617 Act Naturally [Russell/Morrison; vocals Ringo]
650617 Wait [Lennon/McCartney] [released - with some rhythm overdubs on 11 Nov - on "Rubber Soul"]

RUBBER SOUL (LP 3 Dec 1965)
651012 Run For Your Life [Lennon]
651012 Norweigan Wood (This Bird Has Flown) [Lennon/McCartney; vocals John] [first version; A 2-1-14]
651013 Drive My Car [McCartney; vocals John & Paul]
651016 Day Tripper [Lennon; vocals John & Paul] [recorded for a single, released 3 Dec 1965; not on LP]
651016 If I Needed Someone [Harrison]
651018 In My Life [Lennon]
651020 We Can Work It Out [Lennon/McCartney; vocals Paul] [Double A-sided single 3 Dec 1965; not on LP]
651021 Norweigan Wood (This Bird Has Flown) [Lennon/McCartney; vocals John] [re-recorded LP version]
651021 Nowhere Man [Lennon]
651024 I'm Looking Through You [McCartney] [first version; A 2-1-15]
651103 Michelle [McCartney]
651104 What Goes On [music: Lennon/McCartney; words: Lennon/McCartney/Starkey; vocals Ringo]
651104 12-Bar Original [Beatles] [not mixed until Rubber Soul was being pressed; edit of take 2 on A 2-1-16]
651108 Think For Yourself [Harrison]
651110 The Word [Lennon or Lennon/McCartney; vocals John & Paul]
651111 You Won't See Me [McCartney]
651111 Girl [Lennon]
651111 I'm Looking Through You [LP version] [McCartney]

REVOLVER (LP 5 Aug 1966)
660406 Tomorrow Never Knows [Lennon] [take 1; A 2-1-17]
660406 Tomorrow Never Knows [Lennon] [take 3 - LP version]
660407 Got To Get You Into My Life [McCartney] [take 5; A 2-1-18]
660408 Got To Get You Into My Life [McCartney] [take 9 - LP version]
660411 Love You To [Harrison]
660413 Paperback Writer [McCartney] [single 10 June 1966; not on LP]
660414 Rain [Lennon] [B-side Paperback Writer; not on LP]
660417 Doctor Robert [Lennon]
660420 And Your Bird Can Sing [Lennon] [first version; laughter; take 1-2; A 2-1-19]
660421 Taxman [Harrison] [take 11; A 2-1-20]
660421 Taxman [Harrison] [take 12 - LP version]
660426 And Your Bird Can Sing [Lennon] [take 10 - LP version]
660427 I'm Only Sleeping [Lennon] [take 11 - LP version]
660428 Eleanor Rigby [McCartney] [take 14; strings only; A 2-1-21]
660428 Eleanor Rigby [McCartney]
660429 I'm Only Sleeping [Lennon] [rehearsal; A 2-1-22]
660429 I'm Only Sleeping [Lennon] [re-recording take 1; A 2-1-23]
660509 For No One [McCartney]
660526 Yellow Submarine [McCartney; vocals Ringo]
660526 Yellow Submarine (version) [McCartney; vocals Ringo; on CDM Real Love]
660602 I Want To Tell You [Harrison]
660608 Good Day Sunshine [McCartney]
660614 Here, There and Everywhere [McCartney]
660621 She Said, She Said [Lennon]

Liverpool sessions (planned nostalgic LP about Liverpool, abandoned in favour of "Sgt. Pepper")
6611mid Strawberry Fields Forever (home demo sequence) [A 2-2-1]
661124 Strawberry Fields Forever [Lennon] [take 1; A 2-2-2]
661129 Strawberry Fields Forever [Lennon] [take 7 and edit piece; A 2-2-3]
661206 When I'm Sixty-Four [McCartney]
661221 Strawberry Fields Forever [take 7 + 26] [B-side Penny Lane]
661229 Penny Lane [McCartney] [single 17 Feb 1967]

SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (LP 1 June 1967)
670119 A Day in the Life [beginning and end: Lennon; middle part: McCartney]
670201 Sgt. Pepper's Loney Hearts Club Band [McCartney; vocals John & Paul]
670208 Good Morning Good Morning [Lennon] [take 8; originally intended as LP version; A 2-2-6]
670209 Fixing a Hole [McCartney]
670213 Only a Northern Song [Harrison] [out-take; (bass & guitar added 20 April); A 2-2-7]
670213 Only a Northern Song [Harrison] [used in film Yellow Submarine 17 July 1968, and LP 17 Jan 1969]
670217 Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! [Lennon] [take 1 & 2; A 2-2-8]
670217 Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! [Lennon] [take 7; A 2-2-9]
670217 Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! [Lennon] [take 9 - LP version ]
670223 Lovely Rita [McCartney]
670301 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds [Lennon]
670309 Getting Better [McCartney]
670313 Good Morning Good Morning [Lennon] [take 11 - LP version; overdubs added]
670315 Within You Without You [Harrison]
670315 Within You Without You [Harrison] (instrumental) [A 2-2-11]
670317 She's Leaving Home [McCartney]
670329 With a Little Help From My Friends [McCartney; vocals Ringo]
670401 Sgt. Pepper's Loney Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [McCartney] [take 5; A 2-2-12]
670401 Sgt. Pepper's Loney Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [McCartney] [take 9 - LP version]

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (UK double EP 8 Dec 1967; US LP 27 Nov 1967; TV premiered 26 Dec 1967)
670425 Magical Mystery Tour [McCartney; vocals John & Paul]

'YELLOW SUBMARINE!' FILM SESSIONS (premiered 17 July 1968; LP released 17 Jan 1969)
670511 Baby You're a Rich Man [Lennon/McCartney] [not used in film or LP; B-side All You Need I Love]
670512 All Together Now [McCartney; vocals John/Paul/Harrison/Starkey]
670517 You Know My Name (Look up the Number) [out-take; mono version; B-side Let It Be, 6 March 1970]
670525 It's All Too Much [Harrison] [originally over 8 minutes; LP version has one verse less than film version]

All You Need Is Love (recorded for the "Our World" TV programme, premiered live 25 June 1967)
670614 All You Need Is Love [Lennon/McCartney] [single 7 July 1967]
670625 All You Need Is Love (live) [Lennon/McCartney] [performed live in TV to 400 million viewers]

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (cont.) (UK double EP 8 Dec 1967; US LP 27 Nov 1967; TV premiered 26 Dec 1967)
670822 Your Mother Should Know [McCartney]
670905 I Am the Walrus [Lennon] [take 16 (the basic track); A 2-2-14]
670905 I Am the Walrus [Lennon]
670906 The Fool on the Hill (demo) [McCartney] [A 2-2-15]
670906 Blue Jay Way [Harrison]
670908 Flying [Harrison/Lennon/McCartney/Starkey] [originally 9.31 long]
670916 Your Mother Should Know [McCartney] [take 27; new version; A 2-2-16]
670925 The Fool on the Hill [McCartney] [take 4; A 2-2-17]
670926 The Fool on the Hill [McCartney] [90 last seconds from the original film version edited out on LP version]
6709 Jessieís Dream [Beatles] [home recording for the gluttony scene in the movie]
671002 Hello Goodbye [McCartney] [take 16; A 2-2-18]
671002 Hello Goodbye [McCartney]
671012 Shirleyís Wild Accordion [Lennon/McCartney] [unreleased; only used briefly in movie]

Christmas Time (specially recorded for the yearly fan club Christmas record)
671128 Christmas Time (Is Here Again) [on CDM Free As a Bird]

Early sessions 1968
680112 The Inner Light [Harrison] [B-side Lady Madonna; not on LP]
680203 Lady Madonna [McCartney] [single 15 March 1968; not on LP]
680203 Lady Madonna [McCartney] [unique remix of sevaral takes; A 2-2-19]
680203 Across the Universe [Lennon] [take 2; A 2-2-20]
680204 Across the Universe [Lennon] [intended as a single; released on World Wildlife Fund's LP 12 Dec 1969]

'YELLOW SUBMARINE!' FILM SESSIONS (cont.) (premiered 17 July 1968; LP released 17 Jan 1969)
680211 Hey, Bulldog [Lennon] [recorded for Yellow Submarine; on LP and in UK film]

Demo sessions (demo recordings 30 May 1968 at Georgeís house)
680530 I Need a Fix (demo) [Lennon] [A 3-1-2]
680530 Mean Mr Mustard/Polythene Pam (demo) [Lennon] [A 3-1-4/5]
680530 Glass Onion (demo) [Lennon] [A 3-1-6]
680530 Junk (demo) [McCartney] [not recorded until Paulís first solo LP McCartney] [demo A 3-1-7]
680530 Piggies (demo) [Harrison] [A 3-1-8]
680530 Honey Pie (demo) [McCartney] [A 3-1-9]
680530 Back in the U.S.S.R. (demo) [McCartney]
680530 Blackbird (demo) [McCartney]
680530 Child of Nature [Lennon] [unreleased] [released with new lyrics as "Jealous Guy" on his 1971 solo LP]
680530 Circles [Harrison] [unreleased demo] [revived on Georgeís 1982 "Gone Troppo" LP]
680530 Cry Baby Cry (demo) [Lennon]
680530 Dear Prudence (demo) [Lennon]
680530 Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (demo) [Lennon]
680530 Happy Rishikesh Song [unreleased demo] [Lennon]
680530 Iím So Tired (demo) [Lennon]
680530 Julia (demo) [Lennon]
680530 Mother Nature's Son (demo) [McCartney]
680530 Not Guilty [unreleased demo] [Harrison] [recorded for his 1979 solo LP]
680530 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (demo) [McCartney]
680530 Revolution 1 (demo) [Lennon]
680530 Rocky Raccoon (demo) [McCartney]
680530 Sexy Sadie (demo) [Lennon]
680530 Sour Milk Sea [Harrison] [unreleased demo]
680530 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (demo) [Lennon]
680530 What's the New Mary Jane (demo) [Lennon]
680530 While My Guitar Gently Weeps (demo) [Harrison]
680530 Yer Blues (demo) [Lennon]

THE BEATLES ['THE WHITE ALBUM'] (double LP 22 Nov 1968)
680530 Revolution 1 [LP version] [Lennon]
680605 Donít Pass Me By (version) [Starkey] [A 3-1-10]
680605 Don't Pass Me By [Starkey]
680606 Revolution 9 [Lennon]
680611 Blackbird [McCartney] [take 4; A 3-1-14]
680611 Blackbird [McCartney] [take 32; LP version]
680626 Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey [Lennon]
680628 Good Night (rehearsal) [Lennon; vocals Ringo] [A 3-1-12]
680628 Good Night [Lennon; vocals Ringo] [originally intended as a lullaby for John's 5-year old son Julian]
680703 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (first version) [McCartney] [originally intended as a single] [A 3-1-11]
680708 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da [McCartney] [LP version]
680709 Revolution [single version] [Lennon] [B-side "Hey Jude", not on LP]
680716 Cry Baby Cry [Lennon] [take 1; A 3-1-13]
680716 Cry Baby Cry [Lennon]
680718 Helter Skelter (early version) [McCartney] [take 2; edited down to 5 minutes on A 3-1-3]
680719 Sexy Sadie (early version) [Lennon] [take 6; A 3-1-15]
680722 A Beginning [George Martin] [a string piece intended as as introduction to ĎDonít Pass Me Byí; A-3-1-1]
680725 While My Guitar Gently Weeps (first version) [Harrison] [A 3-1-16]
680729 Hey Jude (first version) [McCartney] [A 3-1-17]
680801 Hey Jude [McCartney] [recorded for a single, released 30 Aug 1968; not on LP]
680808 Not Guilty [Harrison] [out-take; take 102; A 3-1-18] [later re-recorded for his 1979 solo LP]
680809 Mother Nature's Son [McCartney] [take 2; A 3-1-19]
680813 Yer Blues [Lennon]
680813 Sexy Sadie [Lennon] [LP version]
680814 What's the New Mary Jane [Lennon] [out-take; take 4; A 3-1-22]
680815 Rocky Raccoon [McCartney] [take 8; incomplete; A 3-1-21]
680815 Rocky Raccoon [McCartney] [take 10; LP version]
680820 Mother Nature's Son [McCartney] [take 26; LP version]
680820 Wild Honey Pie [McCartney]
680822 Back in the U.S.S.R. [McCartney]
680828 Dear Prudence [Lennon]
680903 While My Guitar Gently Weeps [Harrison] [LP version]
680909 Helter Skelter [McCartney] [LP version]
680911 Glass Onion (first version, in mono) [Lennon] [A 3-1-20]
680916 I Will [McCartney] [take 1; A 3-1-25]
680916 I Will [McCartney] [take 67; LP version]
680916 Step inside Love [McCartney] [joke/jam version] [originally written for Cilla Black in 1967] [A 3-1-23]
680916 Los Paranoias [joke/jam] [Beatles] [A 3-1-23]
680918 Birthday [McCartney]
680919 Piggies [Harrison]
680923 Happiness Is a Warm Gun [Lennon] [put together from 3 unfinished songs John had worked on]
681001 Honey Pie [McCartney]
681003 Savoy Truffle [Harrison]
681004 Martha My Dear [McCartney]
681007 Long, Long, Long [Harrison]
681008 I'm So Tired [Lennon] [take 14; LP version]
681008 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill [Lennon]
681009 Why Don't We Do It in the Road? [McCartney; vocals John & Paul] [take 4; A 3-1-26]
681009 Why Don't We Do It in the Road? [McCartney; vocals John & Paul] [take 5 - LP version]
680910 Glass Onion [Lennon] [LP version]
681013 Julia [Lennon] [take 2; A 3-1-27]
681013 Julia [Lennon] [take 3 - LP version]

GET BACK (planned LP Aug 1969; released as "Let It Be" 8 May 1970, reworked by Phil Spector)
6901xx I Me Mine (unreleased filmed rehearsal version) [Harrison] [recorded again properly 700103 for the film]
690122 She Came in Through the Bathroom Window [McCartney] [unreleased rehearsal version; A 3-2-2]
690122 Dig a Pony [Lennon] [unreleased studio version; A 3-2-3]
690123 I've Got a Feeling [Lennon/McCartney] [unreleased studio version; A 3-2-1]
690124 Two of Us (version) [McCartney; vocals John/Paul] [A 3-2-4]
690124 Two of Us [McCartney; vocals John/Paul] [LP version]
690124 Maggie Mae [traditional; vocals John]
690124 Dig It [Lennon] [severely truncated on the LP]
690124 Teddy Boy [McCartney] [demo; A 3-2-6] [later properly recorded for his first solo LP]
690125 For Your Blue [Harrison] [original vocals; A 3-2-5] [lead vocals re-recorded 8 Jan 1970 for LP version]
690125 For Your Blue [Harrison] [used intact on LP but ]
690125 Let It Be [McCartney] [early version; A 3-2-21]
690125 All Things Must Pass (demo) [Harrison] [recorded on his 26th birthday; A 3-2-10]
690125 Old Brown Shoe (demo) [Harrison] [recorded on his 26th birthday; A 3-2-13]
690125 Something (demo) [Harrison] [recorded on his 26th birthday; A 3-2-16]
690126 The Long and Winding Road [McCartney] [original unreleased version; A 3-2-8]
690126 Rip It up/Shake, Rattle and Roll/Blue Suede Shoes [Rock Ďní Roll Medley; A 3-2-7]
690127 Oh! Darling (first version) [McCartney] [A 3-2-9; re-recorded May-Aug 1969 for Abbey Road]
690127 Get Back [McCartney] [this take was reworked in 1970 by Phil Spector and used on Let It Be]
690128 Get Back [McCartney] [live in the studio without any overdubs, released as a single 11 April 1969]
690128 Don't Let Me Down [Lennon] [live in the studio without any overdubs; B-side Get Back, not on LP]
690129 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues [Roberts/Katz/Clayton] [A 3-2-11]
690131 Let It Be [McCartney] [single version released 6 March 1970; LP version released on Let It Be]

Live on Apple building rooftop (30 Jan 1969; about 45 minutes)
690130 Dig a Pony (live) [Lennon] [released on Let It Be without the spoken intro]
690130 I've Got a Feeling (live) [Lennon/McCartney] [used unchanged for "Let It Be"]
690130 Don't Let Me Down (live) [Lennon] [unreleased]
690130 The One after 909 (live) [Lennon; vocals John & Paul] [used unchanged for "Let It Be"]
690130 Get Back (live; second reprise) [McCartney] [A 3-2-12]

ABBEY ROAD (LP 26 Sep 1969)
690222 I Want You [Lennon]
690414 The Ballad of John and Yoko [Lennon] [non-LP single 30 May 1969; recorded to celebrate the marriage of John and Yoko]
690416 Old Brown Shoe [Harrison] [B-side The Ballad of John and Yoko; not on LP]
690416 Something [Harrison]
690420 Oh! Darling [McCartney]
690426 Octopus's Garden [Starkey] [take 2; A 3-2-14]
690426 Octopus's Garden [Starkey] [take 32 - LP version]
690506 You Never Give Me Your Money [McCartney]
690702 Her Majesty [McCartney]
690702 Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight [recorded together] [vocals on 1: Paul; vocals on 2: all four]
690707 Here Comes the Sun [Harrison]
690709 Maxwell's Silver Hammer [McCartney] [take 5; A 3-2-15]
690709 Maxwell's Silver Hammer [McCartney] [take 21 - LP version]
690721 Come Together [Lennon] [take 1; A 3-2-17]
690721 Come Together [Lennon] [take 9 - LP version]
690723 The End [McCartney] [take 7; LP version]
690724 Come and Get It (demo) [McCartney] [given to Apple group Badfinger; A 3-2-18]
690724 Sun King/Mean Mr Mustard [1st: McCartney/2nd: Lennon]
690724 Ainít She Sweet [Ager/Yellen] [one of three jams recorded for fun] [A 3-2-19]
690725 Polythene Pam/She Came in Through the Bathroom Window [1st: Lennon/2nd: McCartney]
690801 Because [Lennon; vocals John/Paul/George]

I Me Mine
700103 I Me Mine [Harrison] [original 1.34 version; A 3-2-22] [recorded again properly for the film]

Phil Spector rework sessions (during seven days for Let It Be; LP released 8 May 1970)
7003xx Two of Us (the original studio recording 24 Jan 1969 kept intact)
7003xx Dig a Pony (live version 30 Jan 1969; Phil Spector deleted a short spoken introduction by John and Paul)
7003xx Across the Universe (4 Feb 1968 version considerably reworked by Phil Spector)
700401 I Me Mine (3 Jan 1970 version reworked by Phil Spector - he extended it by almost one minute)
7003xx Dig It (severly truncated by Phil Spector, and he put a short part of take 1 at the end)
7003xx Let It Be (uncertain if 25 Jan 1969 version was reworked by Phil Spector)
7003xx Maggie Mae (uncertain if 24 Jan 1969 version was reworked by Phil Spector)
7003xx Iíve Got a Feeling (live version 30 Jan 1969)
7003xx One after 909 (live 30 Jan 1969)
700401 The Long and Winding Road (26 Jan 1969 version considerably reworked by Phil Spector)
7003xx For You Blue (lead vocals were re-recorded on 8 Jan 1970, otherwise itís unchanged)
7003xx Get Back (27 Jan 1969 version reworked by Phil Spector)
7003xx Teddy Boy (reworked by Phil Spector but never used)

Various sessions in the 90s
9402xx Free As a Bird [Lennon] [Paul, George and Ringo add their instruments and vocals]
9502xx Real Love [Lennon] [Paul, George and Ringo add their instruments and vocals]
1995 Here, There and Everywhere (1995 remix) [McCartney] [on CDM Real Love]
1996 Penny Lane (1996 remix) [McCartney] [combination of several takes 661229-670117; A 2-2-4]
1996 A Day in the Life (1996 remix) [Lennon/McCartney] [combination of several takes 670119-670210; A 2-2-5]
1996 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (1996 remix) [Lennon] [combination of several takes 670301-02; A 2-2-10]
1996 You Know My Name (1996 remix) [combination of several stereo takes; A2-2-13]
1996 I'm So Tired (1996 remix) [Lennon] [combination of takes 3, 6 and 9; A 3-1-24]
1996 Because (1996 vocal remix) [Lennon; vocals John/Paul/George] [A 3-2-20]
1996 The End (1996 remix) [McCartney] [A 3-2-23]


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Last update 2001-05-18.


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