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The Beatles - Unsurpassed Demos

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Scan submitted/created by [eddiec, eddie@afos.demon.co.uk]
HQ Scans:
Publisher: Yellow Dog Records
Reference :YD 008
Date :1991
Made In :Luxembourg
Quality :
Booklet & packaging :
Total duration: 69:17

Comments
All songs are demos taken from rehearsals sessions dating from late May 1968 (AKA "Esher Demos").

Most all are acoustic, with the writer singing and occasional background shouts and handclapping. No drums on any track.

A digipack version also exists (ref # YDCD 008)

Core collection    Track identified    Version validated    Lyrics available    Version details available    Audio excerpt available    Participants list available   
1.
Back In The U.S.S.R.(Lennon/McCartney)
3:06
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
HR117
The Beatles
2.
Dear Prudence(Lennon/McCartney)
4:32
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Demo
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
Late May 1968
3.
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da(Lennon/McCartney)
2:55
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
4.
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill(Lennon/McCartney)
2:41
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
5.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps(Harrison)
2:35
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
6.
I'm So Tired(Lennon/McCartney)
3:05
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
7.
Blackbird(Lennon/McCartney)
2:30
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
8.
Piggies(Harrison)
2:06
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
9.
Rocky Raccoon(Lennon/McCartney)
2:42
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
10.
Not Guilty(Harrison)
3:06
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
11.
Junk(McCartney)
2:34
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
12.
Julia(Lennon/McCartney)
2:51
Song
Home Recording
1968
The Beatles
Not Esher Demo
13.
Yer Blues(Lennon/McCartney)
3:25
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
14.
Mother Nature's Son(Lennon/McCartney)
2:21
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
15.
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey(Lennon/McCartney)
3:00
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
16.
Sexy Sadie(Lennon/McCartney)
2:20
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
17.
Sour Milk Sea(Harrison)
3:30
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
18.
Revolution!(Lennon/McCartney)
3:57
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
19.
Honey Pie(Lennon/McCartney)
1:59
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
20.
Cry Baby Cry(Lennon/McCartney)
2:23
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
21.
What's The New Mary Jane?(Lennon/McCartney)
2:35
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
22.
Circles(Harrison)
2:16
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
23.
Child Of Nature(Lennon)
2:34
Song
Esher Demo
May 1968
The Beatles
Future "Jealous Guy".
24.
Julia(Lennon/McCartney)
2:53
Song
Home Recording
1968
The Beatles
Not Esher Demo - Cut edit of two home recordings
Core collection    Track identified    Version validated    Lyrics available    Version details available    Audio excerpt available    Participants list available   


Song Song Studio chat Studio chat
TV/Radio chat/jingle TV/Radio chat/jingle Interview Interview
Cover by another artist Cover by another artist Film Music/Orchestral Film music/orchestral
Concert intro/announcement Concert intro/announcement Advertising Advertising
Song by another artist Song by another artist Medley title Medley title
Book chapter Book chapter
Other type of track Other


Reviews

Review by: Tony S, Reloman1@aol.comOn 16 Aug 1999
A good "unplugged" performance. A must have for any Beatles fan.
Review by: Mr Kite, misterkite@mindspring.comOn 02 Dec 1999
When it was released this was the definitive collection and it has most of the available Esher material. It's also missing a few tracks (Happiness, etc.) that have surfaced recently, but it does have both Julia demos and that is a definite plus. But with the release of Anthology 3 (and those beautiful stereo mixes) I really wish the sound quality was a lot better. Oh well...
Review by: david, tinatoms@aol.comOn 03 Feb 2000
This gives an excellent overview of how songs on 1968 double White Album LP were born. The Lennon & Harrison demos are the most interesting. Lennon's Yer Blues is particularly well done in having a very bluesy guitar sound to it, sounding like the Mississippi Delta blues guitar of the late Bukka White. Lennon acoustic versions of Sexy Sadie, Dear Prudence, Im so tired, and Revolution are also very very well done & noteworthy, often with different vocal inflections and/or different lyrics than on white album. Of Harrison songs, Not Guilty is a great song, but has a poor sound transfer quality on CD, fading in and out in annoying fashion. Sour Milk Sea is a great song, too bad it was never released on White Album or later on anthology sets. One day maybe Capitol/Parlophone will include a number of these songs on the White album CD, just like MCA has added bounus cuts to old Who albums when they are remastered on CD.
Another interesting Lennon song is Child of Nature which later became Jealous Guy by about 1972.A number of McCartney cuts are also quite interesting, including Back in USSR. Also Junk which was on lst McCartney solo LP. Although sound quality is not on a par with sound quality of the 5 or 6 esher demos on official anthology, this has a number of hidden gems that are good to have, especially if hoping to have the evolution of the songs from demo thru studio outtakes to final versions on LPs in the 60s.
Review by: Alan Pocaro, alanpocaro@hotmail.comOn 08 Oct 2001
Super solid. All the other reviews are accurate, but i just wantd to say this CD is worth it if only because of the Revolution demo. I have always felt it was a shame that no version Revolution appeared on Anthology 3.
Review by: Dann The Man,On 11 Dec 2001
Great acoustic white album demos performed at the late Harrison's home. These track have been circulating for ages in the beatlegging enterprise. Some tracks on Off White, some on 1968 demos, and a lot on hodgepodge boots. However, the boot in question is a quintessential desert island album. This as well as Lennon's Free as a Bird demo Cd. A must have.
Review by: O BoogieOn 24 Feb 2003 at 05:17 CEST
A nice collection of Kinfaun demos.I am disapointed with the overall sound quality I find it "too muddy" sounding. That is to say the subtle nuances of the music can not be heard.If you can find this disc pick it up its woth a listen.
Review by: mojofilterOn 25 Nov 2004 at 08:15 CEST
not a bad album, not that good either. especially now that some of these tracks have appeared recently in better quality
Review by: linustOn 30 Sep 2005 at 13:32 CEST
A pretty decent collection of the Esher demos when issued in 1991, although the best source back then was 'The 1968 Demos' on Howdy Records as the Yellow Dog folks applied WAY to much noise reduction, giving the music a very compressed and muddy sound. This set has since appeared in better quality, i.e. "From Kinfauns To Chaos" on Vigotone.
Review by: CooleyOn 25 Dec 2008 at 03:33 CEST
Wonderful home recordings from George Harrison's home in late May 1968.

The Beatles had returned from India in the spring, and in late May 1968 assembled for a couple of days at George's home to rehearse the future "White Album" almost in it's final song line-up.

Included were a number of songs not included on the White Album, and several solo numbers recorded later.

Yellow Dog did a great job on this CD.

Superbly assembled, and for it's time (early 1991) was the best quality around for these demo's.

It has since been surpassed in a bit better quality, but still quite enjoyable and in great fidelity on this CD.

The songs from George Harrison's tapes were pressed onto about 6-acetate disc's, for review by the individual Beatles and George Martin to prepare for the upcoming 1968 summer recording sessions for the White Album.

The songs on Yellow Dog's CD here are supposedly from the acetate given to John Lennon.

This is unable to be substantiated, but makes sense.

The songs appear 1 or 2 generations down from the master, and to be sure, are in a bit better quality on the Kinfaus to Caos CD.

But, wonderful and captivating none-the-less.

Even with basic instruments, simple recording gear, and a book of songs composed while in India, the Beatles were still light-years ahead of everyone else at the time.

A superb addition to any Beatles collection, and definately accents the outstanding Yellow Dog series of Unsurpassed Masters.

Wonderful.....





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Filename: yd008
Originally filled by: Francois VDL 100260.2504@compuserve.com
Date of creation: 06 Oct 2001 23:59:59
Last filled by: François Vander Linden, beatleg@easynet.be
Last Revision Date : 11 Nov 2001 00:00:00
Online on : 16 Dec 2001
Type of media: Bootleg CD
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Version 2 (22 Apr 1998)

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