Still, any new recordings of The Beatles, even if they are only conversations, hold a great deal of interest. The Beatles On Record is a new documentary that features 60 some songs, rare footage and images from The Beatles’ archives along with so called “never-before-heard outtakes” of conversations from the original Abbey Road recording session.
I have a friend, an old crusty DJ and audio nerd, who I once caught listening to “Strawberry Fields” over and over again in his studio. Thing was, he was listening to a different version each time, a list so long you could not see the whole thing on his dual monitor set up. I think at this point, newly unearthed audio of a conversation between Beatles is far more interesting than a lost song recording (unless it’s a completely new song).
The doc is also narrated entirely by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and “fifth Beatle” Sir George Martin. The Beatles On Record airs on the History channel Wednesday, November 25 at 10pm.
“Strawberry Fields” 1966 demos.