Saturday, 4 March 2017

Rare Beatles Videos Have Resurfaced On The Web

You may have noticed how hard is to find Beatles music not only on YouTube but all over the internet. Since the Beatles catalogue had an extension on its copyrights a lot of videos have been removed and a lot of channels have been shut-down. For example, of the SgtPepperChannel there have been three before. Thanks to the fair use law many channels like can still use some of their music and clips but some copyrights infringements are often detected causing the video to be muted or disable on some mobile devices, that why I opened another SgtPepperChannel channel, but on another platform called Vidme and Mail.ru. I have other channels like on Dailymotion and Vimeo, but I am planning to transfer everything onto this new channel and use it as a main second channel.
This is the link : https://vid.me/SgtPepperChannel

A QUICK LOOK AT THE BEATLES COPYRIGHTS HISTORY OF PAST 30 YEARS 

The fights for Paul McCartney to regain the Beatles copyrights from Sony started in 2013 and will continue until 2018. They were famously purchased by Michael Jackson when he outbid McCartney $41.5m for The Beatles’ ATV Music catalogue in 1985. The Jackson estate sold its stake in the collection to Sony/ATV for $750 million last year.

It's been dubbed by the media as "Cliff Richard's Law", the change to copyright duration in sound recordings.
From 1 November 2013, The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances Regulations 2013 came into force, implementing the provisions of Directive 2011/77/EU which extended the term of copyright in sound recordings from 50 to 70 years. The change came after years of political wrangling and means that performers are entitled to receive income for an additional 20 years. Additional measures were also included to improve performers' revenue.

THE SGT.PEPPER CHANNEL IS EVERYWHERE !!!

Let's start with my best uploads from Vidme and Mail.ru.
Seven videos definitely deserves to be mentions:

The Official "Two of us" videoclip directed by Matt White of Supergrizzly Ltd. in 2003 for Let it Be Naked. A pencil animation with footages from the Get Back session that has never been largely shown on TV or elsewhere.



An alternated videoclip for "Rain", very different from the one made for the Ed Sullivan Show in 1966. #RobertFreeman



A videoclip made for "Working Class Heros" by John Lennon for the John Lennon Anthology in 1998, same as "Two of us" this videoclip has pretty rare to find.



The next four clips were previously uploaded by RevolverTV (aka RevolverMusicVideo) first on YouTube, later on Dailymotion. As much as I know this videos comes from a TV studio archive. Sadly the owner of the channel passed away in 2015, his son took over the administration of the channel but, as most Beatles videos those were taken down too.
The first is a whole unedited take of John and Ringo singing and playing throughout the "Hello Goodbye". Only a second or two of this take ended in the final editing of the official video.



While this other one has some extra editing towards the end of the clip. Most of it is just the Paul, John, George and Ringo weaving at the camera.



The other one is a completely different video for "I Am The Walrus" made from outtakes.



There's also an alternate version of Strawberry Fields Forever (I apology for all the watermarks on the clips, this is how I found them originally, I didn't place it).




SOURCE 1: https://vid.me/SgtPepperChannel
SOURCE 2: https://my.mail.ru/mail/billy.shears/video
Check out the channel for weekly uploads.

The SgtPepperChannel Music-Podcasts

With the start of 2017 I started a couple of projects, one of those was to make so mixes of unreleased Beatles tracks among clips from interviews, sketches and outtakes and upload them as podcasts.
The first mix was made in January.
It contains a few version of "Give Peace a chance", a rehearsal version of  "Come and Get it" by Badfinger with Paul McCartney and many other interesting tracks (see list below).


TRACKS LIST:
  1. Radio Peace
  2. Sgt.Pepper's [Anthology version]
  3. Come and get it (Paul McCartney & Badfinger)
  4. I Am The Walrus [instrumental base]
  5. Sour Milk Sea
  6. Give Peace A Chance (Live interview)
  7. Thanks You Girl
  8. Don't Pass Me By [Anthology version]
  9. Rain (Remix)
  10. Jam With Yoko
  11. Flying
  12. You Never Give Me Your Money [Alternate version]
  13. That Will Be The Day
  14. You Won't See Me [Alternate stereo version]
  15. Glass Onion [Anthology version]
  16. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
  17. A Bit More Of You (George Harrison)
  18. Get Back [Love version]
  19. Watching The Wheels [demo] (John Lennon)
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Podcast #2
Date: 11 March 2017

If you listened at the previous mix and you liked it, you'll probably like this one even more.


TRACKS LIST:
  1. Happiness Is A Warm Gun [organ track]
  2. When I'm 64 [Get Back Session version]
  3. Free As A Bird
  4. George on his songs
  5. Let It Down [Get Back Session version]
  6. John & Yoko on the miscarriage
  7. *early beatles song
  8. The Beatles - I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  9. Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
  10. Lovely Rita (Edit)
  11. Here Come The Sun [Love version]
  12. Old Brown Shoe (Rehearsal)
  13. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
  14. The Ballad Of John & Yoko
  15. I've Got A Feeling [Get Back Session version]
  16. Revolution [Video version]
  17. Together
  18. Not Guilty
  19. Paul the Beatles instrumentation
  20. I Me Mine [instrumental version]
  21. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
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Podcast #3
Date: 17 April 2017

I am having fun at making this these things! Here another one with some outfakes !
This one lasts one and half hour, twice as longer as the previous ones.



TRACKS LIST:
  1. I'm so tired base
  2. Real Love
  3. Norwegian Wood (alt)
  4. Get Back - drums
  5. I'm so tired (Paul's vocals) [Get Back Session version]
  6. Strawberry Fields Forever [instrumental track]
  7. Spiritual Regeneration (India 1968)
  8. Paul McCartney - Shoes [iamaphoney version]
  9. In My Life (Complete Alternate Solo)
  10. Kenny Everet introduces Lovely_Rita_Edit
  11. We can work it out (special mix Version)
  12. Polythene Pam unknown take #1 (0_09)
  13. G.Harrison-Got my mind set on you
  14. Jealous Guy orchestration
  15. Paperback Writer (Take 1&2)
  16. What's The New Mary Jane
  17. Appleasuse start of WALFMF 3.20
  18. The Fool on the Hill (rehearsal)
  19. Quiz
  20. Stand By Me [Get Back Session version]
  21. Octopus's Garden
  22. Paul McCartney - Cosmically Conscious
  23. The Ballad of John & Yoko a capella (69-80B)
  24. Billy Beatle Boogie
  25. Come Together [Rockband version take #2]
  26. Maxwell Silver-Hammer [Get Back Session version]
  27. Peace Of Mind (The Candle Burns)
  28. Peace Of Mind [iamaphoney version]
  29. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (Demo)
  30. Ringo No No song - Wolfman Jack Radioshow
  31. Why Don’t We Do It in the Road (acoustic demo)
  32. she said she said [Get Back Session version]
  33. You never give me your money (Studio outtake)
  34. The way you look tonight (take 36)
Some audio files are from Justextramusic  https://www.youtube.com/user/Justextramusic/videos

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Podcast #4
Date: 6 September 2017
After almost 6 months I released a new mix. The reason I stopped making more is that whenever I share anything on Facebook I don't get any feedback, no likes ... nothing. The only comment I received was from a stupid mobile phone user complaining that he couldn't download the episode. So I just said to myself "Fuck it!, what's the point of making these mixes if nobody listen at them?" ... well, I know it sounds lame, but I listen at my own mixes just like I watch my own videos. I have to admit that I DON'T LIKE the usual Beatles only-music podcast or online radios, they play the same old songs ... and i also don't like the Beatles early stuff as much as the post-1966. So, my podcasts fit exactly my demands ... I don't have to worry for my "Facebook friends" (which I'm eliminating a bit at the time). Anyway, the 4 mixes have over 1200 visits. That means that someone out there found them interesting. Thanks God !



Songs included: Within you without you/Tomorrow never knows - Only A Northern Song (Alt.) - 7 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Geremia Boob Vocal Version) - 9 Baby You're A Rich Man (true Stereo version) - Hey Jude and many more.
FULL TRACK LISTING coming soon ...


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The EXTRA Podcast
Date: 22 September 2017
Back in April I made a special mix of Beatles songs covered by various artists .... I thought I posted in here ... well, I must have forgot to do it ..... so, here it is!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/54h5if11z41ehys/Beatles%20Podcast%20%234%20covers.mp3?dl=0

Extractions from Q and NME CDs.
FULL TRACK LISTING coming soon ...


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And I'm planning to create more mixes in the future, maybe once a month. Instead of creating a new post I will keep on updating this one. So, maybe follow me on Podomatic at
or check out this page once in a while.
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A Tour Of The Most Famous Beatles Places In London


I live in Brighton, 60 miles south of London and nowadays is quite impossible planning a trip of such distance with our lifestyle, especially in big city like London with so many places to visit. However, I had the occasion to do the trip 3 times in the past 3 years and I compiled two videos with the film I captured. I turned the video in some sort of visual documentary.
If I don't share these clips here I don't know where else to post it. There are not on YouTube (copyright reasons).


Beatles Places in London #1 by sgtpepperchannel



Beatles Places in London #2 by sgtpepperchannel