If anyone, much smater than me, wants to take these notes, to make inlays for the cd-boxes, please feel free to do so.
Wait - one needs to take an IQ test in order to make inlays? Thank God no one made me take one before I started making these CDs!
Okay, so some minor corrections to make. For the Flowers set:
1-13 is not the same track as found on the 45. The 45 is basically a remixed version of the LP (bonus track) version. The intros to both are different.
2-1 is from one of the Flaming Pie singles (Young Boy in the UK - The World Tonight in the US) as part of Oobu Joobu Part 1. I grafted on the last few seconds from Pizza And Fairy Tales (after re-eqing it a bit to match).
2-4 similar to 2-1, this time coming from Oobu Joobu Part 6. Again, the last few seconds have been grafted on from P&FT.
2-7 wasn't exclusive to the Japan set. It was released on 3" CD + 7" vinyl as part of the Flowers World Tour package which flooded record shops in early 2000 (in the US, we only got the CD version).
2-8 similar to 2-1, coming from Oobu Joobu Part 2. I had to graft on the beginning as well as the end to make this complete. BTW, tracks 1, 4, 8, 14 + 17 on disc two were all released as part of Oobu Joobu tracks on the Flaming Pie singles. They aren't jut outtakes - they were
2-14 similar to 2-1, this comes from Oobu Joobu Part 4. This time, there's no bootleg version available.
2-17 similar to 2-1, this comes from Oobu Joobu Part 3. Again, the last few seconds have been grafted on (along with the first .1 seconds to allow the full first strum to be heard!)
2-18 Has the first eleven seconds along with the final two-plus minutes grafted on from the bootleg. (You can hear the obvious transition at 3:55)
3-17 I had to reconstruct the intro using a variety of sources, layered on top of one another to recreate the intro heard underneath Paul's voiceover on the Oobu Joobu bonus Best Buy disc. I couldn't remove the voiceover, so I came up with this
3-19 actually was released on the Figure Of Eight CD single, and (before that) as the b-side to This One from the Tour Pack 7" box set.
3-20 was also taken from the Figure Of Eight CD single (this time, the 3" single) where it was referred to as "(New Version)"
3-21 thru 3-23 all were taken from the Put It There documentary (specifically, I used the laserdisc and re-eqed the audio). 3-23 is NOT the McCartney Rocks version, but the Put It There version. I called it the [rock version] because they are rockin' out with real instruments as opposed to the synthetic dance groove given to all the other versions!
4-3 was on the 12" but I took this version from a digital source - the Hitmakers promo CD that I found by chance at a record show for $2- in 1991!
4-7 I wouldn't call this a new version - this is a remix of the LP track, used for the lip-synched video found on the Put It There documentary. It was incomplete on both ends, so I grafted on the intro and the outro (NOT the Bonzo track!
4-14 is the promo edit from McCartney Rocks (with a spoken intro found only on this version!) You appear to have mixed up 3-23 + 4-14. It happens...
4-15 isn't an edit as much as an early fade of 4-12. Normally, if it's just a few seconds, I wouldn't bother to include an early fade as a true alternate but this one is :39 shorter, which made it more significant, hence its inclusion!
For Venus And Mars:
2-11 thru 2-21 are from The Backyard Tape, taken from the Backyard + More CD and re-eqed slightly to improve dynamics.
2-22 is from the same piano tape as 2-24 through 2-26. 2-23 sounds like it could be from it as well, but it was not on the original boot (making its first appearance on the Venus And Mars Archive Edition) so it's not certain. I placed it where I did on the disc as it seemed like a good lead-in to the next track.
3-1 thru 3-13 were not issued on cassette! I assume you meant the Quad 8-track which indeed had a different running order (much more similar to the LP). I'd love to hear the Quad 8-track as I'd be interested to find out how they handled the transition of Rock Show into Love In Song as on the DTS CD, Love In Song begins cold with no segue, yet Rock Show stops short (due to the hard edit into Letting Go). A minor mystery for me!
3-16 was/is also available on paulmccartney.com.
3-17 was found as a download on another website (that I always forget the name of!0
Other than that, great job! BTW, the audio and disc art are finished for the NEXT release! Still need to work out the cover art though...