Just in time for the height of Summer news .. the latest HMC releases are due. Firstly, the Paul McCartney ‘Collaborations’ 2 CD set is due to drop alongside the latest release on CCC (Copy Cat Chronicle), a compilation of ‘White album’ era demos, remixes, oddities and live (solo) versions of tracks from the 1968 album.
To follow, possibly the greatest Beatles release that we’ve ever seen and heard – Yes, that’s some hyperbole but we are assured that what you’ll be about to receive is white hot. A DVD and CD set featuring some rare as a bowl of unicorn teeth video material from the very highest end of collections, upgrading previously seen-in-much-worse-quality video but also some very, very rare visual works that will have you gagging at the TV. This includes more Chiswick Park outtakes, unseen studio footage and TV broadcast material from the master tapes.
Finally, the Lennon ‘Holy Grails’ series continues, with another DVD + CD set. The visuals, again, we’ll consider that we’ll never have believed we’d see. Around 90 minutes of session outtakes footage from ‘Oh, My Love’ and ‘How Do You Sleep’ along with a rare minute of extra material. The CD completes the ‘Love’ sessions that we have the first part of (On Vol. 4), the rest of the material is the upgraded stereo audio session for ‘Hold On, John’ from the ‘Imagine’ sessions.
After this, we’d better hope that HMC have something even bigger to blow our minds with the next time they return.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)