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Message started by madzilla on 15th May, 2008 at 9:41pm

Title: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by madzilla on 15th May, 2008 at 9:41pm
Hello all!

Tomorrow night is the second in a series of sessions focusing on the music of The Beatles, both group and solo.

Further details on the first sessions and the series can be found here.

The dates and replay times of this session are:

Friday 16th May, 9PM (GMT)

Sunday 18th May, 6PM (GMT)

Wednesday 21st May, 2AM (GMT)

Thursday 22nd May, 11AM (GMT)


Hope to see some of you around tomorrow - I'll be posting information and details about the tracks during the show tomorrow in this thread.

Enjoy!
8-)

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by huntr_22 on 15th May, 2008 at 9:44pm
Superb news!



I have been waiting for this next session for a long times Madzilla! ;)


8-)

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by Yes_Phreak on 15th May, 2008 at 10:01pm
cool news!  I'll be listening.


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Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by huntr_22 on 15th May, 2008 at 10:35pm
But do we have to wait for this Friday for more information? ::)

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by ProgMaster on 15th May, 2008 at 10:51pm
Many thanks in advance, Mads - looking good people !!

Use this handy time-zone converter link to convert the session times into your own, local time-zone.


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Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by Heracleum Mantegazziani on 15th May, 2008 at 11:10pm
Sounds FAB !

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Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by fish_head on 16th May, 2008 at 3:45pm
great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



and perfect timin too!!

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Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by Tux on 16th May, 2008 at 4:55pm
Timing is great, but not perfect

Friday 16th May, 9PM (GMT) , Sunday 18th May, 6PM (GMT), and Wednesday 21st May, 2AM (GMT)  are fine, as won't be listening anyway, but Thursday 22nd May, 11AM (GMT) I will have to switch stations.

For those that _do_ like this mediocre band, please enjoy! (no sarcasm intended)

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by huntr_22 on 16th May, 2008 at 7:07pm

Tux wrote on 16th May, 2008 at 4:55pm:
Timing is great, but not perfect

Friday 16th May, 9PM (GMT) , Sunday 18th May, 6PM (GMT), and Wednesday 21st May, 2AM (GMT)  are fine, as won't be listening anyway, but Thursday 22nd May, 11AM (GMT) I will have to switch stations.

For those that _do_ like this mediocre band, please enjoy! (no sarcasm intended)


;D ;D

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by huntr_22 on 16th May, 2008 at 7:08pm
Not long for this session now.


Is there any more information about the music which will be played?



8-)

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by ProgMaster on 16th May, 2008 at 9:37pm
Not long to go now people ... 8-)

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by fish_head on 16th May, 2008 at 10:07pm
here we go!!!!!!!




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Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by madzilla on 16th May, 2008 at 10:11pm
Evening all :D

Info on the tracks will be coming in bite-sized chunks. :) The first track is 'Baby You're A Rich Man' which was featured (briefly) in the movie 'Yellow Submarine' and on the album Magical Mystery Tour. This song started life as two different songs, John Lennon's 'One Of The Beautiful People' and Paul McCartney's 'Baby You're A Rich Man' chorus (similar to the way A Day In The Life and I've Got A Feeling were put together).

The next 0 tracks, beginning with Two Of Us, roughly tell the story of the break-up of the Beatles. During this time (late 60s-early 70s), there was a great deal of animosity between the group, and they (particularly Lennon and McCartney) weren't speaking to each other, except for somewhat obscure (or in some cases, not so obscure) 'messages' in songs.

The first track of this section, Two Of Us, was featured on the album 'Let It Be', and was apparently written by Paul with both Linda McCartney and John Lennon in mind - it was around this point that John and Paul's relationship became rather strained.

Following this is Oh Darling! from the album Abbey Road, the Beatles' last album.

To be continued shortly...

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by madzilla on 16th May, 2008 at 10:14pm
The next track is George Harrison's Sue Me, Sue You Blues, written during the height of the Beatles' legal problems - to cut a very long story short, in order to legally break up the band, Paul McCartney was forced to sue his bandmates, which obviously led to hurt feelings all round. Although they broke up in 1970, the band wasn't officially, legally dissolved until 1975.

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by ProgMaster on 16th May, 2008 at 10:15pm
Hey Mads !!

Thanks for the fascinating, detailed info. as usual. 8-)

Great session - thanks again !! :)

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by Janey on 16th May, 2008 at 10:17pm
Thanks DJ Madzilla, listening now!! :D

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by madzilla on 16th May, 2008 at 10:19pm
Next up is Paul's song Too Many People from his album Ram - this song contains lines that John Lennon took as an insult, particularly 'you took your lucky break and broke it in two'. His response was the far more obvious, scathing 'How Do You Sleep?', which very specifically criticises Paul. George and Ringo were also present at some of the sessions for the song, during which even crueller lyrics were suggested than the ones ending up in the song. It is reported that Ringo often felt uncomfortable with some of the nastier lines suggested by John, George, Yoko and Allen Klein (the Beatles' manager towards the end of their time together). This particular version is a demo, in which you can hear John say 'how do you sleep, brother?', which would not make it into the final version.

Paul's reply to this was the rather sad 'Dear Friend' from his album 'Wild Life', which put an end to their public bickering through song.

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by madzilla on 16th May, 2008 at 10:30pm
The next track, John Lennon's 'Bless You', is from 1974, a time when the initial unpleasantness of the band's breakup was beginning to pass, and is a mellow song which was written during Lennon's separation from Yoko Ono.

We jump forward with the next track, which is one of Paul's from early 1980. Coming Up originally featured on the album McCartney II. Lennon was apparently impressed by this song, and has mentioned that it was one of the reasons that he went back into the studio and started making music again, a short time before his death. This version is a live one from last year's iTunes Festival.

One of the songs John wrote during this period is our next track, 'Nobody Told Me', which was released posthumously on his 'Milk and Honey' album in 1984.

Relations between Lennon and McCartney had, to the latter's relief, improved greatly by the time Lennon died in December 1980, when they spoke often on the phone. Paul wrote our next track, and the last one in this little section - Here Today, as a tribute to his friend and songwriting partner.

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by madzilla on 16th May, 2008 at 10:36pm
It's back to The Beatles now, and the first track in this last section is Cry Baby Cry, originally on the Beatles' White Album. This version is a lovely demo of the song from the Beatles Anthology.

Next up is another demo track, this time of the song 'And Your Bird Can Sing', originally on the album Revolver. This botched take features the group collapsing into giggles shortly after the song begins for an unknown reason - though it is known in some circles as 'the baked take'. ;)

Next is another snippet of behind the scenes chatter, this time from the recording sessions for George Harrison's song Think For Yourself, featured on the album Rubber Soul and released in 1965. John and Paul muck about quite a lot during this session, and this little clip is a fine example of the fun the group often had in the studio. Following this is the song itself in its completed version.




Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by madzilla on 16th May, 2008 at 10:52pm
Crank up your speakers for the last two tracks in the session - the first is the Beatles' 'I've Got A Feeling' from the album Let It Be (this particular version is from Let It Be ... Naked, the 2003 'remastering' of the album). This brilliant song was, like Baby You're A Rich Man from the beginning of the session, put together from two separate Lennon and McCartney songs - McCartney's incomplete 'I've Got A Feeling' and Lennon's incomplete 'Everybody Had A Hard Year'. As was often the case with Lennon/McCartney, the finished song was greater than the sum of its parts, the two separate pieces fitting together perfectly despite being very different.

Our last track is Paul McCartney and Wings' 'Rockestra Theme', which fetaures a huge number of guest musicians, including Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, David Gilmour, Hank Marvin, Pete Townshend, Steve Holly, John Bonham, Kenney Jones, Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, Ronnie Lane, Bruce Thomas, Gary Brooker, Linda McCartney, Tony Ashton, Speedy Acquaye, Tony Carr, Ray Cooper, Morris Pert, Howie Casey, Tony Dorsey, Steve Howard and Thaddeus Richard. Keith Moon was to have performed on the track but had died shortly before it was recorded.

'Rockestra Theme' won the 1980 Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.


Well, that's all for tonight, folks! I hope you enjoyed the tracks, and hopefully see you again in the future for Beatles Session 3.

8-)

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by fish_head on 16th May, 2008 at 10:58pm
blindin session Madzilla!!!!   Some real gems in there..........that and thanks for the stories about the songs!!!



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Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by ProgMaster on 16th May, 2008 at 11:14pm
Many, many thanks for such an excellent session, Mads. :)

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That and all of the detailed, interesting anecdotes behind the songs themselves.

Here's looking to Part Three !!





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Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by huntr_22 on 16th May, 2008 at 11:21pm
Thank you for this superb session DJ Madzilla!


I will listen again on Sunday! :)



8-)

Title: Re: Beatles Session 2 - Friday 16th May
Post by huntr_22 on 18th May, 2008 at 7:14pm
Listening again!


Very cool with this *George Harrison* tune!




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