Darth Parrox wrote:
If they leaked a long enough clip, deaf people that read lips will be able to tell you what is really being sung. Until audio surfaces 'We Can Work It Out beig performed live is nothing but gossip. There's no proof besides people's words. It's right up there in the belief as those so called 'few notes of In My Life' at the end of Candlestick Park that ended up not even there. Or any proof of a 'Yesterday' with Paul on organ. LOL. When I traded with an older guy from the UK, he said nothing in the UK was any different than the US Shea set list.
Anyone hear of a Shea rehearsal tape from 1965? Supposedly 15 minutes of backstage was recorded or filmed. Supposedly it has George and Paul talking about giving If I Needed Someone to the Hollies, which recorded their version around the same time as the Beatles did theirs. Also supposedly has Help / Ticket To Ride / She's A Woman. Someone was trying to sell me a cdr copy of it for the ridiculous price of $8,000 over the darn phone on Saturday lol. I asked for proof of the recording, but dang, the distortion was terrible and the guitar sounded out of tune. It was definitely 40 seconds of George playing a sloppy If I Needed Someonebut the person recording seemed more interested in capturing John laughing at some interviewer dropping a microphone. He claims he might auction the source reel to reel on ebay for $20,000. but be warned if or when it pops up, he makes copies so it might not be the real source. He used to press Get Back vinyl bootlegs in Scranton, PA in the 70's along with Dylan and Pink Floyd bootlegs.
Hasn't it been listed for decades at this point as being part of the short, final UK tour in Lewisohn? I'd imagine, SOMEWHERE, there is substantiating evidence. I can't imagine Mark just made up this set list, given his reputation and exhaustive research abilities. +, why WOULD Paul play organ on "We Can Work It Out"? Who would have played bass? John plays it in the (admittedly mimed) video. Why wouldn't he have played it live? We know he played the organ live for "I'm Down"? Not really getting your whole, "deaf people could prove..." argument, given the internal inconsistencies. Plus the issue in of the KEY Yesterday was recorded in. The Beatles certainly were not willing to tour with a guitar tuned down a whole step and exclude the band entirely for "Yesterday" as they proved with that ridiculous arrangement they played on their last world tour. The organ would have been the perfect solution.