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The Beatles – Backyard Reel (Extract Factory EXT 012)

 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.

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2 comments

  1. You mean Extract Factory is just ripping off fan projects available for free on the web? But how? This is a shocking development. The good old No Label label was pretty much the last gasp for pressed CD boots…and they dropped the ball on so many potential releases such as the alternate tape of Oakland 1969 2nd show of the Rolling Stones. Back to On-U sound for my listening pleasure.

  2. A Fantastic disc for free !

    This is a pirate pressing of the excellent work done by The Remasters Workshop a not for profit FAN CREATED LABEL.

    RMW 057 The Backyard Spool (1999) it was recently re-uploaded at a well known site.

    This has since been pressed.

    Indeed looking at the Extract label , ALL their titles are FAN rips .

    Avoid.

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