Blogger’s note: This post was originally written at launch, in January 2012. My views of things have evolved a bit since then, as explained in my 1st and 2nd blogoversary posts. But the general idea remains the same.
I lay out much of the raison d’être of this blog in the introductory post.
I began this site a Beatles fan who was pretty much at the final frontier of their music. Perhaps there’s no new ground to be broken here — the music was recorded more than 40 years ago and bootlegs of the material has existed nearly that long. Only with the advent of the internet, big hard drives, high-speed broadband — and the surfacing of incredible quality, well, stolen tapes — did it become reasonable to actually sit through the Get Back sessions.
As much as I’d like to embed all kinds of clips here, I’m just not going to go there — at least as far as uploading fresh content. But wherever things are available on YouTube and the like, I’ll by all means link away for context.
My source material is the A/B Road bootleg from the Purple Chick label. A background of the set can be found here. I bet if you Google for that set, you’ll be able to find a torrent or two so you can follow along.
Thanks for joining me!