Saturday, January 17, 2009

Beatles Off-White

Continuing with the all-Beatles theme...

I found this tonight while perusing Vinnie Rattolle's old record blog. It's a bootleg called Off White, and it consists mainly of demo versions of songs intended for what was to become The White Album.

The unreleased stuff here includes John's "Child of Nature" (the melody of which later turned up on his classic "Jealous Guy"), Paul's "Goodbye" (given to Mary Hopkin, but Paul's simple version is a classic), a shortened version of John's "What's the New Mary Jane?" (interesting, but never very good), and John's "Everyone Had a Hard Year" - which was eventually combined with Paul's "I've Got A Feeling"

There are also demos of "Revolution", "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", "Hey Jude", and a handful of classics. You can download the whole shebang here.