Skip to comments.Beatles 1963 rarities released
Posted on 12/17/2013 9:28:48 AM PST by the scotsman
Unreleased outtakes, demos and BBC sessions by The Beatles from 1963 have been released on iTunes.
The 59 tracks have been released on iTunes to stop them falling out of copyright and into the public domain.
EU copyright law covers recordings for 70 years if they have had an official release or 50 years if they have not.
The 2-disc set was apparently released, then removed, early on Tuesday, causing speculation it was only being published briefly to extend the copyright period.
Fans posted screenshots of the collection on the New Zealand iTunes store, along with links which later became invalid.
Online reports suggested the same thing had happened in Australia, Russia and Saudi Arabia - although the EU's copyright laws would not apply in any of these territories.
However, the full album appeared on the UK iTunes store shortly after 14:00 GMT. The BBC has been told the songs will remain on the site "indefinitely".
Gathering together live material and recording session offcuts, the compilation includes four alternate takes of She Loves You, two of From Me To You and several live versions of Roll Over Beethoven.
It also features three attempts at There's A Place, as well as demos of two songs the group gave to other artists - Paul McCartney and John Lennon's acoustic version of Bad to Me and Lennon's piano demo of I'm in Love.'
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Just Let it be.......................
Copyright extension. Because the Beatles haven’t made enough money yet. England had NO problem with Sinata, Elvis, and others’ works becoming public domain.
I still remember when the Beatles owned the songs and would not allow them to be used for commercials, certainly before Lennon was shot and probably through 1980s.
I will say this, the Beatles has proven to be a capitalistic Juggernaut. Never before has any other musical group milked album sales as adroitly as the Beatles have. Re-releases, copies from Masters, hi-fidelity recordings, albums, tapes, discs, downloads, re-releases, etc.
I wonder what the sum total of all the albums sold has been for the Beatles empire over the years. It is like a money printing press and I am always amazed at what re-release they come up with next.
Anyone who does not own McCartney’s new album “New” needs to get it immediately. No kidding. If you love Beatles music, this release will transport you back 50 years. It’s brilliant, wonderful and rockin’!!
Of course this is the reason. Brian Wilson's people drew attention to the Beatles' cuts last week when they promoted his own copyright extension cuts.
Too bad these will all be as unhip as Rudy Vallee, Al Jolson, and Rosemary Clooney when today's grade schoolers hit adulthood.
Should've done more with this "gold" in the 50 years leading up to now.
Who KNOWS when Polygram will finally release the 1950s concert footage of Elvis and Bill Haley together.
Heavy? Unknown. Will listen and read.
I don’t know, one of the Sgt. Pepper’s/Magical Mystery Tour songs was used in the final episode of The Prisoner in the 1960s.
Did he not die?
Who decides how much money they should be allowed to make? What does that have to do with anything? They created it and it is theirs. I have no problem with artists copywriting their work.
If those tracks have not been released in the past fifty years there must be a reason...applying Occam’s Razor...probably they’re just crap (of interest only to dedicated collectors).
Michael Jackson used them in songs, when he owned them. It is one of the things that gives me joy, as it upset Paul McCartney.
Did he not die?
It was Harold Camping who did.
Wishful thinking all. By people who insist that “Beatles will ALWAYS be remembered”. Like the fans of Little Peggy March once did. How many of Irving Berlin’s smash hits are remembered today?
Great and wonderfully weird (typical) episode. My favorite one is a tie between “Many Happy Returns” and “The Girl Who Was Death”.
yes, several dead ... but here is Brian ... http://www.biography.com/people/brian-wilson-586000?page=1 ... guess is still undead. Will do more to research.
yes, ice cream is still delicious. Just a negotiation ... Got ice cream?
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