Offered for sale are three two-records sets comprising volumes 1-6 of the Beatles set, Ultra Rare Trax, which compiled studio-quality outtakes from the years 1964-1967.
Background: Unauthorized Beatles recordings have been available since the band first became popular in 1964. Most of them are terrible quality, but in 1988, a set of recordings called Ultra Rare Trax appeared, in spectacular, studio-quality recordings. The early volumes of these recordings are difficult to find on vinyl, as they were mostly released on compact disc.
Tracks in these 6 discs are:
Vol 1 & 2 : Stash Records
I Saw Her Standing There (Take 2 : Paul & John mistakes, no echos) / One After 909 (Take 2) / She’s A Woman (Take 2: no lead guitar, piano, or other overdubbed vocals, no ending fade out) / I’m Looking Through You (Take 1 : no chorus, percusion start, single tracked vocals, no fade out) / If You Got Troubles ( Ringo on Lead Vocals) / How Do You Do It / Penny Lane
Strawberry Fields Forever ( Different Key Mixes) / From Me To You (no harmonica) / Besame Mucho / The Fool On The Hill (demo : Paul solo piano) / Paperback Writer ( alternate mix)
Can’t Buy Me Love (no echo, John & George Vocals, Paul mistakes some lyrics) / There’s A Place (Take 3 : intro vocals only) / There’s A Place (Take 4 : no harmonica, no piano) / That Means A Lot ( Paul Leads Vocals) / Day Tripper ( no tambourine, no lead guitar) / Day Tripper (no dubbed vocals by Paul, no fade out) / I Am The Walrus ( long version without strings, bass guitar, choral, or side vocals)
Misery (Take 1 : no piano or echo effects) / Leave My Kitten Alone ( John on lead vocals) / We CAn Work It Out (louder keyboard, sound: vocals on both channels, no fade out) / A Hard Day’s Night ( no acoustic or gat guitar, or piano) / Norvegian Wood (the bird has flown) (Take 4 : John’s guitar mistakes during Intro, Private short speach between John and George Martin while playing)
Vol 3 & 4
12 Bar Original / Help ( Takes 1 To 5) / I Feel Fine ( Take 6) / I Feel Fine (take 7) / Day Tripper (take 1) / Day Tripper (take 2) / Daytripper (take 3) / We Can Work It Out (take 1) / We Can Work It Out (take 2) / Yes It Is (take 1) / Yes It Is (take 2) / One And One Is Two / Do You Want To Know A Secret (track 2 Take 8) / She’s A Woman (take 7)/ Hold Me Tight / Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is / There’s A Place / A Taste Of Honey / There’s A Place (track 2 Take 11) / I Saw Her Standing There (track 2 Take 10 ) / Misery 5takes 2 Through 6)
Vol 5 & 6
All You Need Is Love / Norvegian Wood / Not Guilty / Because (vocals Only) / Lady Madonna / Rain / A Day In The Life / What’s The New Mary Jane / Hello Goodbye / Paperback Writer (instr.) / Paperback Writer
Hey Jude / I Hate To See / Strawberry Fields Forever (takes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,25,26)
Condition: One disc in volume 1/2 has a few sleeve scuffs, grading VG++. The other disc is M-. Volumes 3/4 are still sealed and are presumably new and unplayed. Volumes 5/6 are M-, as are the covers for all three volumes.
An excellent set with impeccable sound quality.
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