new Beatles on His Masters Choice

The Beatles Get Back…Continued! (His Masters Choice HMC-013) is a 2 CD set with previously unreleased recordings.

For example Tape. E 91743 with an alternate mix of Let It Be and a Jam session, listed as Music During Session, in perfect Stereo. (The recording sheet for the tape is shown at the bottom of Page 194 in ML’s Recording Sessions)

Also an acoustic solo version of Across The Universe. And for the first time in AMBIENT STEREO a nice compilation of songs from the Nagra tapes.

Due to new techniques it is possible to create a sound that comes close to a mixing desk recording. All tracks are in perfect quality True Stereo or Ambient Stereo.

CD:1 Get Back, Let It Be, Music During Session part 1, Music During Session part 2, Across the Universe’ Old Brown Shoe, I Me Mine, Bad Boy, Sweet Little Sixteen, Around and Around, Almost Grown School Day, Stand By Me, Rip It Up, Shake Rattle And Roll, Miss Ann Kansas City Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Blue Suede Shoes, You Really Got A Hold On Me, Besame Mucho, Three Cool Cats, Medley Cannon Ball/ Not Fade Away/Hey Little Girl/Bo Diddly, Maybe Baby, Peggy Sue Got Married – Thinking Of Linking, Crying, Waiting, Hoping, Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues, Teddy Boy, The Walk

CD:2 Because I Know You Love Me So, Gone, Gone, Gone, Suzy’s Parlour, Get Back, Let It Be, For You Blue, Oh! Darling, Don’t Let Me Down, I’ve Got A Feeling, Dig A Pony, Old Brown Shoe, One After 909, Dig It, I Lost My Little Girl, Two Of Us , Maggie Mae-I Fancy Me Chances, Help!, The Long And Winding Road, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Get Back (Reprise) Play it loud, close your eyes and you will get the feeling that you’re in the studio with The Beatles during the Get Back sessions.

Uncovered! 45 Tracks (His Masters Choice HMC-014)

“What’s this, another Rockband collection that I could do without?” I hear you asking. Well, before you put this package down and dismiss it as something you don’t need, I suggest you read the following explanation of how these tracks differ from all of the other Rockband-based compilations and collections out there (most of which can be found free on the Internet having been made by fans and posted on various Forums and file sharing sites).

In short, none of these tracks have been available in this form before. They have not been stolen from the Net and then nicely packaged to make them more appealing, nor have they been subject to various speed-correcting and/or equalization techniques and presented as sounding ‘better than ever’ (although they do sound truly excellent!).

No, the tracks on this set have been carefully remixed and reconstructed from several sources (including the now infamous Mogg tracks from the Rockband game) to highlight how the songs started out in the studio or how they sounded without various overdubs that are present on the final versions.

You’ll hear newly discovered pieces as the layers are stripped back to uncover new vocals, new instrumentation and quite a bit of Beatle chat in the studio during the sessions (including some that made it onto the master tapes during the actual recording of the songs).

As I said earlier, the sound quality is top notch, so you will not be disappointed with that either. The vocals now jump out of the speakers and the backing sounds as though it has just been played in your front room – it really is that good!

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  1. Both sets sound excellent.

  2. About time! I must say there are no real revelations on first sight but, as always, it’s the music that counts – I hope that HMC have kept up standards.


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