Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Macca mania has hit the streets of Mexico City! Paul McCartney's forthcoming show at the Foro Sol Stadium on Thursday May 27th is set to be a wild night. The people of Mexico have made it clear to their musical hero that they are desperate to see him and can't wait to be rocked. Tickets for the 60,000 capacity stadium sold out in literally a matter of minutes, setting a brand new record! In fact sources at Ticketmaster Mexico think the tickets could have gone even faster but the technology couldn’t support the overwhelming demand!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Lucy was the childhood friend of Julian Lennon and the inspiration for the Beatles' 1967 psychedelic classic "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
Julian and Lucy were linked together by something that happened more than 40 years ago when Julian brought home a drawing from school and told his father, "That's Lucy in the sky with diamonds."She added "I am sure that many people will wish to pass on their support to Lucy's family and they can do so via the St. Thomas Lupus Trust by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org."
Lucy Vodden was at nursery school in Weybridge with John Lennon's son Julian, who one day took home a drawing of a girl surrounded by stars.When John asked him to describe he said, "It's Lucy in the sky with diamonds"
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Hard black glossy lift top with magnet clasp
CDs packaged in three panel digi-pak with digital mini documentaries
All 13 Studio remasters plus Past Masters
(digi packaging with digital mini documentaries)
Please Please Me
With The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night
Beatles For Sale
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour
Let It Be
Also includes a DVD of all 13 mini-documentaries (Running time: 40 minutes)
Who could have ever thought it would have been possible? 09/09/09 has become a red-letter date in the history of Beatle-dom. It could be the repetitive nature of the phrase "Number Nine, Number Nine" featured in the track "Revolution 9" from "The White Album". Or, even the bit of dialogue "dial 9-9-9" from the 1965 motion picture "Help!" However, 09/09/09 has become important for a far better reason.
Each CD is carefully and painstakingly put together in a very special 3-border fold-out, which allows the CD to be housed in a slot on the far right-hand side (except for the double discs, which have their CDs fitted inside the packaging). Each title also comes with a special CD booklet containg many unreleased photographs that represent the time when each album was originally released, plus well-written liner notes (including the original notes from the first 4 albums). The "Yellow Submarine" booklet contains both the original UK and US back cover notes together for the very first time. And, what a thrill it is to finally be able to have the photo/comic-strip booklet from "Magical Mystery Tour", that was initially issued in the American LP in 1967, in an official CD release for the very first time. The "White Album" packaging includes the original poster, in a CD sized reproduction, that features the photo collage on one side, and the album's song-lyrics on the other side. This marks the second time that this poster was made available in a "White Album" CD release, following the 30th anniversary reissue from 1998.
The sound quality of the songs are, without a doubt, the very best that I have ever heard before. For the first time, the audio quality of each track is sharp, crisp, crystal clear and truly an audiophile's dream come true. It should also be noted that the songs "Love Me Do" (both versions), "P.S. I Love You", "Only A Northern Song", "She Loves You", "I'll Get You" and "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" are all presented in their original monaural mixes, whereas the remaining songs are all in true stereo. Even "I Am The Walrus" still has its orignal mix of half-stereo/half-duophonic, just like the first time around. All in all, this box set far surpasses all other box sets that have come before.
And, the bonus DVD of the mini documentaries is also well-produced. Each segment features audio comments from The Beatles themselves along with George Martin. This DVD gives a fascinating insight into why these classic albums have stood the test of time so well, and continue to be so popular, even into the 21st century.
Many current and legendary artists have called The Beatles a major influence. One listen to this music and you too will see why. Beatlemania will live on forever!
|Timothy Swan "disc jockey" (Boring, Oregon USA)|
-Dimensions: 5.75" x 5.38" x 2.63"
·Hard white glossy slip box
·CDs packaged as mini LP replicas (replica artwork, sleeves and gatefolds)
·Remastered by Paul Hicks, Sean Magee with Guy Massey and Steve Rooke
Original Mono version - 11 albums (12 discs)
+= mono mix CD debut
·Please Please Me
·With The Beatles
·A Hard Day's Night
·Beatles For Sale
·Help! (CD also includes original 1965 stereo mix)+
·Rubber Soul (CD also include original 1965 stereo mix)+
·Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band+
·Magical Mystery Tour+
·Mono Masters (features all of the mono tracks that appeared on singles, EPs. or that never made it onto the 13 albums)
-Essay written by Kevin Howlett
*note: Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road and Let It Be are not included, as they were originally recorded in stereo
Thursday, April 16, 2009
|1961||Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany.|
|1963||BBC-TV's `625 Show' broadcast (filmed 13 April 1963).|
|1964||Interview with Ed Sullivan in London, during `A Hard Day's Night' shootings.|
|1964||Studio 2. 10.00am-1.00pm. Recording: `A Hard Day's Night' (takes 1-9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Geoff Emerick. Afternoon. St John's Secondary School (Church of England), London. Outside location filming for `A Hard Day's Night': scene at police station.|
|1964||Heathsfield Street, London. Shooting for `A Hard Day's Night'.|
|1964||`The Portland Arms' pub, London. Shooting for `A Hard Day's Night' (scene deleted from film).|
|1965||Wembley TV Studios, Wembley, Middlesex. George and John are interviewed for the TV programme `Ready Steady Goes Live!'.|
|1966||Studio 2. 2.30pm-1.30am. Recording: `Rain' (overdub onto take 5, tape reduction take 5 into take 6; takes 7-8). Mono mixing: `Rain' (remixes 1-4, from take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.|
|1967||Performance of the Impressions at the Saville Theatre. [?]|
|1967||Performance of Bo Diddley, Ben E. King and the Alan Bown Set at the Saville Theatre.|
|1969||Studio 3. 2.30-5.00pm. Recording: `Old Brown Shoe' (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Studio 3. 7.00pm-2.45am. Recording: `Old Brown Shoe' (takes 1-4); `Something (takes 1-13). Stereo mixing: `Old Brown Shoe' (remixes 1-3, from take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Recording of 2nd demo (2.30-5.00pm session) and 1st proper take (7.00pm-2.45am session) of `Old Brown Shoe'.|
|1971||UK single release: `It Don't Come Easy'/`Early 1970'.|
|1971||Paul and Linda McCartney appear on the cover photograph of `Life' magazine. Magazine includes Paul's interview.|
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
- Teddington TV Studios, Middlesex. Filming for ABC-TV's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'.
After they drive to the Crawdaddy Club.
Evening. The Beatles see the Rolling Stones at the Crawdaddy Club, Richmond, Surrey, London.
After the show, party at Jagger, Jones and Richards's flat (102 Edith Grove, West Brompton, London). The Beatles attend, staying until 4am.
- Arlington Road (at Rosslyn Road), St Margaret's, Twickenham, Middlesex. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night': traffic jam scene (deleted from film).
- 'Ticket To Ride' number 1, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).
Ailsa Avenue, St Margaret's, Twickenham, Middlesex. Shooting for 'Help!': the Beatles get into 4 houses.
- Studio 3. 2.30-7.30pm. Recording: 'Paperback Writer' (overdub onto take 2).
Studio 3 (control room only). 7.30-8.00pm. Mono mixing: 'Paperback Writer' (remixes 1, 2, from take 2).
Studio 3. 8.30pm-1.30am. Recording: 'Rain' (takes 1-5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
- Studio 3. 2.30-9.00pm. Recording: 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko (They're Gonna Crucify Me)' (working title of 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko') (takes 1-11). Studio 3 (control room only). 9.00-11.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko (They're Gonna Crucify Me)' (working title of 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko') (remixes 1-5, from take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
1st session for 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko'/'Old Brown Shoe'.
- Paul's concert in Miami ('Get Back' tour).