The hubbub around the new Beatles (official) release shows no sign of abating and neither do the (unofficial) releases as they’re still coming thick and fast, despite cries of, heh, ‘Let It Be’ from the fans.
One of the first new releases is on the Goldies label – source of a few Get Back releases over the past year. ‘Watching Rainbows’ features an amalgamation of outtakes from the White Album sessions to the ‘Get Back’ sessions mixing them all in to this seemingly puzzling comp.
‘Let It Be Rehearsals’ is a more manageable cohesion featuring as it does a set of ‘album rehearsals’ along side Glyn John’s first attempt and another disk of assorted, alternate rehearsals all as improved stereo remasters.
A boxed set, ‘Get Back Sessions’, subtitled ‘essential Twickenham masters – Nagra reel tapes compilation’ is an 8 CD set from Digital Archives Promotion. A ‘Multitrack stereo remastered edition’ which can’t be true as the Twickenham rehearsals weren’t captured as multitrack recordings – They were first used at the Apple studios later in January 1969.
For the jazz fans, ‘Attack On Directions’ finds Miles Davis at the Sartory Festival in Cologne, Germany on the 12th of November, 1971. This is another So What! / Voodoo Down collaboration.
‘Live Relayer’ is a new release on the Wisteria label and features the show from Boston Garden, Boston, MA, December 11, 1974. Digitally Remastered for 2021, it’s a two source stereo matrix with ‘excellent sound quality’.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)