Backyard Reel (Extract Factory EXT 012)
(73:54): Leave My Kitten Alone (take 4 f/s, take 5 mono), If You’ve Got Trouble (take 1, true stereo), I’m Looking Through You (take 1), Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da + Christmas Time (Is Here Again) (Sessions mix), Strawberry Fields Forever (edit of takes 7 & 26), A Day In The Life (RS 4), A Day In The Life (RS 5), A Day In The Life (RS 6), A Day In The Life (RS 9 + edit piece 9), You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (composite), I Am The Walrus (take 17 RM 4 acetate), The Fool On The Hill (demo take 1), Magical Mystery Tour (take 9 mono acetate), Lady Madonna (take 4), Across The Universe (take 8 RM2 ‘Hums Wild’ mix acetate), Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (take 12 RM 5 acetate), Yer Blues (RM 6 acetate), Back In The USSR (take 6 RM 1 acetate), Birthday (take 1 RM 1 acetate), Helter Skelter (take 21 RM 1 acetate), Dear Prudence (alternate mix), Not Guilty (forgery – re-edited version)
Backyard Reel on Extract Factory is a great silver pressed edition of Backyard Spool, released in 2005. It contains eight mid to late period acetates all meticulously declicked, and very high quality recordings of some other familiar material.
The sound is excellent, as to be expected. It has a well done composite of all the parts of “You Know My Name” from both mono and stereo. The last track “Not Guilty,” is a forgery, however. It has jarring edits between two stereo versions.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)