Blogger’s note: This post was originally written at this site’s launch, in January 2012. My views of things have evolved a bit since then, as explained in my 1st and 2nd blogoversary posts as well as the interviews and podcast appearances I’ve done discussing the January 1969 sessions . 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 near the final frontier of their music. The history of the sessions as told and retold was almost too grim to believe given the fruits of their labor, and I considered there could have been little to discover — the music was recorded a half-century ago and bootlegs of the material have 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 and dig in and dig it myself.
As much as I’d like to embed all kinds of clips here, I’m just not going to go quite 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!
January 2012 and January 2020