The Beach Boys - "Smile" - The 1972 Carl Wilson´s version.

“Dumb Angel”, original title, then renamed as: “Smile”, It was defined by Brian himself as:  "a teenage symphony to God". it´s the most famous unreleased rock album of all time , was the next projected to follow to extraordinary “Pet Sounds”.

It began recording in February 1966, but was abandoned for many reasons after a final backing track session designated for "Love to Say Dada" on May 18, 1967; fSome of those reasons were by  example the departure of the band on a European tour, broke the pace of work. Brian's mental health worsened. Brian's lyricist: Van Dyke left and the pace of recording slowed even further and the group, Mike Love, questioned this new type of music that Brian was trying to do  And if all this were not enough, the released “Sgt.Pepper´s lonely hearts cluib band”, ,by the eternal rival: The Beatles, definitely ended with Brian Wilson´s masterpiece.

The new version of Smile, third attempt to release the álbum, was to be done with a cover lined in red velvet with the letters in gold.As it is shown in the picture. At least in its first edition of the end of 1972. Because the original cover was owned by Capitol Records.and was not going to give permission for it to be used.

“Smile” it became in: “Smiley Smile”, released on September 18, 1967, this new studio work was a simplified version, recorded at full speed in just a month and a half, whose versions from “Heroes & Villains”, “Vega-tables” or “Wonderful” were of inferior quality. 

The influence and the memory of "Smile" was always there,  because when they lacked material for a new album, borrowed some songs like; “Cabin Essence”, “Our Prayer”, “Cool, cool Water” or “Surf Up”. Smile was Brian Wilson's most poignant point as a composer, the not finishing it, was his personal decline in every way, as the slow but progressive decline in the group's popularity.

In the beginning of the new decade, when The Beach Boys signed to Reprise, they took with them the rights to all their post-Party Capitol albums, including “Smile”. In March 1972, when Carl Wilson was in London, announced that they would be finishing Smile to follow up on the critical and commercial success of Surf's Up. Shortly after, Carl Wilson & Steve Deper did review the tapes and made one version from “Smile” much simpler than the original, no longer than 36 minutes. Tis tape was only as reference, to start working later on it with possible overdubs, if they were necessary . 

This tape had four parts: the first with a complete mix of the song “Heroes & Villains” of around 12 minutes, Bit.ly/2CaLXCb The second, included a summary of the best "Smile" songs, as: "Wonderful", or "Cabin Essence". The Elements Suite, the thrird, with his lost intro and the last section:“Surf´s Up” and his coda: “Child Is Father Of The Man”.Something like this:

Side One: (18:43)

1.- Heroes & Villains Suite.(11:22)

2.-Barnyard. (0:48)

3.-My Only Sunshine.(1:04)

4.-Wonderful.(1:59)

5.-Cabin Essence.(3:28)

 

Side Two - (17:29)

1.- The Elements Suite (13:00)

a. Into the piano

b. Vega-Tables

c. Wind Chimes.

d. Fire.

e. Cool,Cool Water

2.- Surf´s Up.(3:38)

3.-Child Is Father Of The Man.(0:51) - "Surf´s Up" coda. 

This demo tape was mounted for shown to Brian Wilson but the project to re-live Smile, it was impossible; Brian refused to participated in any further Smile-related reworkings. As the album was not released to the market and the Beach Boys breached the contract, were penalized with 50,000 dollars to be deducted of the fees for the next LP: “Holland”. And once again the project was forgotten.

But this was not the last attempt to return over this lost work. On the next decade, without Dennis Wilson, deceased in 1983, “Smile” return once again in june 1989 and after in September 1995 and two years later, with no luck. until Brian got his own version in 2004; Capitol Records released the original project in 2011 as “The Smile Sessions”. A special box set.

Ok, this is another surprise, I will bring you more.for now enjoy this.

See you soon.

AC/DC: "16 of the best" - unreleased 1978 album

Let's go with one of the first surprises promised. The unreleased "Greatest Hits" "12 to the best", in its primary version. So let's start by the beginning of the year 77... 

In March the last studio work: "Let There Be Rock" had been published and at the moment there was no intention of returning to the studios, despite the fact that the international edition was delayed until July. The numerous tours and diverse commitments of the group, broke the norm of publishing two albums per year, as had happened during the two previous seasons of 1975 and 1976.

In view of this, at the end of the summer, Albert Productions proposed to Atlantic Records to elaborate a "Greatest Hits", composed of all songs released to date in singles, with the exception of "Whole lotta Rosie", song that the group liked to play live for the response of the audience.

Original cover for "16 of the best", then title changed to "12 of the best".

This "Greatest Hits", which was going to be called "16 of the best", for being the number of songs that would appear in the double lp, would come out first in Australia for the end of the year and the beginning of the next in the rest of the world: (the international version) .

The order passed, once again, into the hands of the producers Harry Vanda and George Young, after making new mixes, the album was shown to Albert Productions, which thought better about reducing the content of the album Bit.ly/2BX2Q2X , so that ¡16 of the best ", it was postponed.

Here´s the original set list proposed by the first version of this unreleased "greatest hits":

SIDE ONE: (18:34)

1. It's A Long Way To The Top. (4:59)

2. High Voltage. (4:03)

3. Problem Child. (5:22)

4. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be. (4:10)

 

SIDE TWO: (18:01)

1. T.N.T. (3:33)

2. Whole Lotta Rosie. (5:18)

3. Love At The First Feel. (3:07)

4. Let There Be Rock. (6:02)

 

SIDE THREE: (18:23)

1. Jailbreak. (4:33)

2. The Jack. (5:50)

3. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. (3:48)

4. Ride On.(4:10) (Unreleased version)

 

SIDE FOUR: (18:24)

1. Live Wire.(5:15) (Unreleased version)

2. Dog Eat Dog. (3:30)

3. She´s Got Balls. (4:49)

4. Baby Please Don´t Go (*).(4:48)

Four of the selected songs were eliminated from the original tapes: "Hell ain'ta bad place to be", "love at the first feel", "Ride On" and "Live Wire", leaving six on each side .The project was approved, with publication date in March of 1978, so Albert Productions proceeded to print the first vinyls and copy the first cassettes.

But when everything was ready, their distribution was paralyzed because the new studio work "Powerage" was finished and the group did not want both jobs to leave at the same time despite the fact that "Powerage" ended up publishing in early May, even so " 12 of the best "was postponed to the end of the year. 

The promotion tour of the album "Powerage" was very successful and the group felt really good with it, so they recorded several of the concerts for the release of a possible live album after the summer. When it was time to choose whether to publish "12 of the best" or the live one, after listening to the powerful result of the mixes made at the concert of the Glasgow Apollo Theater and the shocking cover and back cover photo that had been taken during the " soundcheck "at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA, USA, on August 21, 1978, as the title" If you want blood, you got it !, ended by canceling "12 of the best".

Albert Productions ordered to destroy all existing copies, although some of them were saved because they were delivered to the staff associated with the group, managers, relatives, friends and some members of the press.

"12 of the best", has become a myth, find one is difficult and buy it even more for its high price. In this reconstruction, I used original material included in the master tapes; how it has been tried to reconstruct all the artwork.

I hope you liked this first surprise. See you soon.

Lou Reed: "Rock and Roll Animal" - Complet and censored versions.

In early 1974 went on sale the first live disc of Lou Reed, "Rock and Roll Animal". A controversial album, like almost everything that the artist from New York did, censored in some countries for containing an explicit version of "Heroin". During which, and thus says one of the many legends about the singer, he just inject it into a vein before his audience.Myth or Reality?. 

With only five songs from this great show,with a new accompaniment band,this work harshly criticized for its brief content,so it was necessary to expand it in later editions with two more songs. Here you will have the complete and reconstructed Lp, in addition to a rarity: the censored version.

Ok.., are you ready for feel and hear one of the best and legendary Lou Reed´s shows?. but first read a little to know what the story is about.

Alternate original cover rejected for "Rock´N´Roll Animal" 1974 album.

Rock n Roll Animal is a live album by American rock star Lou Reed, recorded live on December 21, 1973, at Howard Stein's Academy of Music in New York City and released in February 1974 by RCA, it features five songs, four of which are songs by the Velvet Underground:

A: 1.Intro/Sweet Jane – 2.Heroin.  B: 1.White Light / White Heat. - 2.Lady Day – 3. Rock´N´Roll.

This version was censored in some European countries as Spain by the song “Heroin”, which was replaced by other three studio versions: “Vicious”, “I Can´t Stand it” & “Walk On The Wild Side”; until 1977, when the regular version appeared.

Decades after, in the year 2000, a remastered and expanded version was released on CD with two tracks not included on the original LP or 1990 CD release:. "How Do You Think It Feels" & “Caroline Say I”.

A second part with six more songs from the same New York concert was released in March 1975 on “Lou Reed Live”, that should have been included in the original double Lp “Rock´N´Roll Animal”. They say, it was done like that, because RCA Records thought that the double album, it was expensive to made and would not be successful for The 1973 Oil Crisis. This second part brought

A: 1.Vicious – 2- Satellite Of Love - 3.Walk On The Wild Side  B: 1.I´m Waitting For The Man – 2. Oh Jim – 3.Sad Song.

With these two lp´s, the entire show was been released, albeit in a different order than the original concert. The correct sequence is presented here Bit.ly/2G1kXsA for the first time in two CD´s.with the European censored version, with alternate mix.

 

CD.1 (61´27)

1.Intro.(3:19)

2.Sweet Jane.(5:00)

3.How Do You Think It Feels?.(3:44)

4.Caroline Say I.(3:48)

5.I´m Waiting For The Man.(3:39)

6.Lady Day.(3:54)

7.Heroin.(13:04)

8.Vicious.(5:56)

9.Satellite Of Love.(5:59)

10.Walk On The Wild Side.(4:42)

11.Oh Jim (1).(8:16)

 

CD.2 (62:17)

1.Oh Jim (2).(2:20)

2.Sad Song.(7:20)

3.White Light / White Head.(5:11)

4.Rock´N´Roll.(10:02)

 

( The 1974 European Censored Version ).

 

5.Intro / Sweet Jane.(7:57)

6.Vicious.(2:59)(*)

7.I Can´t Stand It.(2:37)(*)

8.Walk On The Wild Side.(4:15)(*)

9.White Light / White Heat.(5:16)

10.Lady Day.(4:01)

11.Rock´N´Roll.(10:08)

 

Ok, enjoy with Lou Reed “The Phantom of Rock”. I have a couple of surprises for this Christmas that you will like. But.., Do you know how to keep a secret?.., Me too!.

See you soon. Bye.

Dire Straits - "In The Gallery" - Original set list from the 1st album.

Hi!.., here we go again!. 

"Dire Straits" or in this case: "In the Gallery" better, was the debut studio album by the British rock band Dire Straits released on 7 October 1978 by Vertigo Records and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. This work was recorded at Basing Street Studios in London from 13 February to 5 March 1978.

In this lp was included the hit: Sultans of swing”, wrote and composed by Mark Knopfler, The first version was recorded at Pathway Studios, North London, in July 1977. It was included on a five-song demo tape, with: "Water of Love", "Down to the Waterline", "Wild West End", and David Knopfler's "Sacred Loving".

"In the Gallery" - alternate cover.

This demo tape was took to influential DJ Charlie Gillett, who had a radio show called Honky Tonk on BBC Radio London. Its popularity soon led Dire Straits to get a contract with Phonogram Records. The song was then re-rmake in February 1978 during 1st album recording sessions. Produced by Steve Winwood's brother Muff Winwood, was released on May in a single and re-issue in January 1979 , but in an alternative version recorded in April 1978. The other version went to the album, provisional title “In the Gallery”, that already had a first set list: Bit.ly/2FMbi95 that was modified before it was published, without any title, although this alternate order was used for some cassette versions.

Side One: (21:11)

1.Sultans Of Swing. (5:48)

2.In The Gallery. (6:16)

3.Down To The Waterline. (4:02)

4.Lions. (5:03)

Side Two: (20:40)

1.Wild West End. (4:41)

2.Water Of Love. (5:26)

3.Setting Me Up. (3:19)

4.Six Blade Knife. (4:13)

5.Southbound Again. (2:59)

The fast success of “Sultans of swing” with the song “Eastbound Train” or “Southbound Again” on side B; led the group to a promotional tour which started on 9 June 1978 at the Lafayette Club in Wolverhampton, 26 shows around England, the last on 9 july at ATV Centre, Birmingham. The second leg, 31 shows more to promote the album started on 11 October at Morkhove, Herentals, Belgium to 18 November at Hitchin College of Further Education, Hitchin, England. Ten days after finishing the tour, they travel to Nassau, Bahamas to the Compass Point Studios to start recording their second album “Communique”. Meanwhile the 2nd single from the album: ”Water of love“/ “Down to the waterline” ,was released in some countries.

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the first Dire Straits album, I bring you this alternate 1st set list, with a bonus track, the B side “Eastbound Train”, recorded live. at Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds, England on 30 January 1978. From “Sultans of Swing” single.

Ok, “be-good”.., like Johnny and see you soon.

Aerosmith - "Gems 2" - Unreleased 1989 album

In 1979 during the recording of the album "Night In The Ruts", the North American group Aerosmith was sunk in a strong crisis of existence, on the verge of separating, product of the consumption of drugs and lack of economic liquidity on the part of its members.

So Columbia sent them on tour to activate their income, but at the end of July the guitarist Joe Perry left the band, after a violent discussion with Steven Tayler.The album was finished as it could, without having the group control over it, with substitutes for Perry, like Jimmy Crespo.Even the producer Jack Douglas also had problems, he was divorcing his wife. 

Gems 2 cover.

While the use of drugs by Steven Tyler every day was worse, to the point of making impossible work with him and much less to register his voice in conditions.

Columbia made a “Greatest hits” lp on November 1980, with the conviction that the band without Joe Perry could not get ahead, and even less when after recording the single "Lightning Strikes", guitarist Brad Whitford also left Aerosmith in 1981. Replaced by Rick Dufay who helped to conclude the last album. "Rock in a Hard Place", was published in August 1982, with Aerosmith dissolved.

In 1984, with Steven Tayler, supposedly, detoxified; regained friendship with Joe Perry who had not had much success with: "The Joe Perry Project"; they reunited to the band again and returned to the studies to record "Done with the mirrors", this time with Geffen. In November of 1985 it went on sale and a new American tour was announced for January with 85 scheduled appointments. While the group was in the middle of the  tour, Columbia released in April, what would be the first part of a live album called: "Aerosmith Classic live". that in principle it should have been a double lp. Coinciding almost with the new studio work "Permanent Vacation", that had been recorded in Vancouver at the “Little Mountain Sound Studios” between March and May 1987, Columbia released the second part of “Classic live”.

This strategy of matching these opportunist discs with the new works of Aerosmith was repeated. In November of 1988, it was the first part of "Gems", a compilation album with studio themes that had not appeared in the "Greatest Hist"; also with unpublished material. This second part, scheduled for the following year, coinciding again with the return of Aerosmith to the studios to register "Pump". This vol.2 Bit.ly/2PP4xIx was done by vote among the fans , to those who were asked which were the best songs that had not been released in the two previous compilations.

14 songs were selected and placed on the lp, following the order of voting, from highest to lowest, also included the unreleased track "Helter Skelter", and a couple of remixes for singles,that had not been used until then. This is the setlist:

 

Side A: (25:14)

1. No More No More. (4:34)

2. Toys In The Attic. (3:07)

3. Sick As A Dog. (4:14)

4. Uncle Salty (Unreleased single edit). (3:29)

5. S.O.S. (Too Bad). (2:51)

6. Combination. (3:38)

7. Movin´Out (Unreleased single edit). (3:18)

 

Side B: (25:37)

8.Make it (Unreleased single edit). (2:52)

9.Cheese Cake. (4:15)

10.I Wanna Know Why. (3:08)

11.You See Me Crying. (5:11)

12.Get The Lead Out. (3:41)

13.Walkin' The Dog. (3:11)

14.Helter Skelter (Unreleased in 1989). (3:16) 

But "Gems 2", scheduled for November 1989, was not published. The success of the singles: "Love in a elevator", "F.I.N.E" & "Janie's got a gun", from “Pump ", ended up burying this new Columbia compilation. Part of "Gems 2", ended in "Pandora's box".

That´s all. Enjoy it and see soon with more. 

Pink Floyd - "Games To May"

“Games for May “ was a show, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 12 May 1967; in London's upscale South Bank performing-arts district, usually only used for classical concerts.

This concert was one of the first significant events held by Pink Floyd, described by their manager Christopher Hunt as a: “Space Age Relaxation For The Climax of Spring – Electronic Composition, Colour And Image Projection, Girls, And The Pink Floyd". The first in U.K in to feature both a complex light show with quadraphonic speaker system.

Unfortunately was not recorded, so there is no possibility of listening to it, that is the reason of this new reconstruction made with studio recordings. This is the soundtrack of a great lost concert or the alternate way to hear the first album of Pink Floyd.

Cover inspired by the original drawings used in the concert poster.

Spring of '67, Pink Floyd were in the middle of recording sessions for their debut album, “Piper at the Gates of Dawn”: little by little they had grown to become one of the representatives of Britain's psychedelic pop movement. A weeks before the concert, the band asked to Bernard Speight, Abbey Road's techies, if he could invent something with which to manipulate the sound. He built a box with four separate 90-degree potentiometers, one for each speaker, all controlled by a single joystick. If the joystick was upright, the sound was centered, but moving it diagonally would dispatch the sound to the speaker in the equivalent corner of the hall. This invention was given the fittingly futuristic name of the Azimuth Coordinator was stolen after the show. 

In this perfomance, not only featured some of material from the debut album: that would be published in August; also the band members created sound effects with a series of tape recordings. Bit.ly/2BbfxXM Roger Waters created the opening dawnusing bird calls and various natural sounds (an effect he would use in both "Cirrus Minor" and "Grantchester Meadows"). Syd Barret wrote for this event "See Emily Play" was known as "Games for May. 

 

Side A: (19.27)

1.Dawn. (0.35) (Unreleased).(Sound effects).

2.Matilda Mother. (3.59) (A.k.a: “Matilda´s Mother“).

3.Flaming. (2.46) (A.k.a: “Snowing“).

4.Scarecrow. (2.11) (A.k.a: “The scarecrow“).

5.Games To May. (2.54) (A.k.a: “See Emely Play“).

6.Bicycle. (1.53) (Alternate version).(A.k.a: “Bike“).

7.Arnold Layne. (2.56)

8.Candy And A Currant Bun. (2.09) (Unreleased alternate version).

 

Side B: (19.03)

1.Pow R. Toc H. (4.26)

2.Interstellar Overdrive. (10.00) (Unreleased alternate version).

3.Ending. (1.29) (Unreleased in this way).(Sound effects).

4.Lucifer Sam. (3.07). 

 

Syd Barrett – lead guitar,;acoustic guitar & vocals. Roger Waters – bass; slide whistle & vocals. Richard Wright – Farfisa; Combo Compact organ; piano;organ; pianet ; celesta; cello; harmonium &vocals. Nick Mason– drums, percussion.

Peter Bown–engineering.  Norman Smith–production. Recorded 21 February – 21 May 1967. EMI Studios, London. 

The anecdote: Rick Wright created bubbles produced from a machine at the end of the show,, it was not a good idea because they spoiled the seats and the floor of the enclosure. As a consequence, Pink Floyd were banned from ever playing there again.Even so the concert was a success described by Nick Manson as the best they ever gave. A year later, much had changed for Pink Floyd. Barrett had fallen into a spiral of worsening mental illness brought on partly by overuse of LSD and was voted out of the band and replaced with guitarist David Gilmour. 

That´s all, for now. Enjoy It.

Blur - "Starshaped" - Canceled 1993 album

“Starshaped” was a documentary film, running time 60 minutes, by English band: Blur. Released on video tape in September 12.1993. Directed by Matthew Longfellow and produced by Ceri Levy. Distributed by Parlophone & Ventura Distribution. This film It became a collection of live performances, videos and band interviews.

Food Records agreed to release a CD/LP with some songs included in the documentary, already known songs except two: The 1992 promotional single:“The Wassailing Song” or the hidden track: “When Will We Be Married”; although the non-album tracks "Popscene" and "Day Upon Day" are also included.

Original cover for "Starshaped" CD/LP, used too on VHS cover.

But the CD/LP “starshaped” project was finally canceled, because the band did not want to be interpreted as a “greatest hits” or a bad and opportunistic compilation without much sense of: the previous albums: “Leisure” & “Modern life is rubbish”, and  the material they have recorded live was not entirely acceptable for a disc.bit.ly/27blrs The original track listing from this documentary had 18 songs, not all complete and seven video clips, only 14 on CD/LP, in this way:

 

Side A: (22:51)

1.Intermission - 2:30

2.Explain - 2:45

3.There's No Other Way - 3:24

4.Inertia - 3:49

5.She's So High - 3:50

6.Colin Zeal - 3:16

7.Popscene - 3:14

 

Side B: (22:22)

1.Sunday Sunday - 2:38

2.The Wassailing Song - 3:24

3.Coping - 3:24

4.For Tomorrow - 4:21

5.Chemical World (Rwk) - 4:04

6.Advert - 3:45

7.Commercial Break - 1:44

hidden track: “When Will We Be Married”.

 

The reception was not very good, some critics and fans described it as boring, reason why the documentary was almost forgotten and not reissued until 2004. The new version of “Starshaped” was re-released now on DVD with extra footage: Live In Kilburn & Live At The Princess Charlotte. But even with this reinforcement, the movie is still boring. What do you think about it?. 

Ok, enjoy it and see you soon, if you want!.

Genesis: "Duke" Reconstructed Early Version

"Duke" was recorded in a difficult period, especially for Phil Collins, he was trying to salvage his first marriage, After his ended, Collins wrote a significant amount of material, some of which was used for "Duke" and some was laterused on  his first solo album, " Face Value". Also Tony Banks, on October 1979, made his solo album: "A Curious Feeling";  and Mike Rutherford did the same with: "Smallcreep's Day", on February 1980.

Duke was the tenth studio album by Genesis, released in March 1980. This album it´a great work of rock progressive with experimental pieces, of individually-written songs with a lot of feeling put that evolved from jam sessions.

It became Platinum album in both the UK and U.S., with hit singles  as "Turn It On Again", "Duchess", and "Misunderstanding".

Alternate cover. Later used on "Misunderstanding" single. March 10.1980.

On December 3, 1978 ended in Tokyo Japan the tour with which Genesis promoted their previous album: “And Then There Were Three”; moment in which the band took a deserved rest, because they had been ceaselessly either recording albums or playing concerts so that this was the first longer pause for the band, something that had come to pass personal bill, as was the case of Phil Collins with his wife.

In late 1979 They got together again at Polar studios in Stockholm, Sweden, to recording new songs for next album, with the producer David Hentschel ;in December the  new work was ready  to mixed and mastered in London at the beginning of the following year

So in January, at Maison Rouge in London,  the album was  mixed and structured in two parts: On Side A, they were places the most personal songs, as: "Please don´t ask"  or ""Misunderstanding"", intended for "Face Value"; while in the other, side was a long musical piece called “The Duke Suite”.Bit.ly/37gd80 divided into six parts, or six tunes united by one same argument.  This is the way the album was structured:

Side A: (21:18):

1.Missunderstanding.(3:24)

2.Heathaze.(5:00)

3.Alone Tonight.(3:57)

4.Cul.De-Sac(5:04).

5.Please Don´t Ask.(4:02)

 

Note: “Man Of Our Times” was temporarily outtake; as: “Open Door” & “Evidence O Autumn”.  Then included in the final lp and the other two songs as B sides of the singles: "Turn It On Again", "Duchess" and "Missunderstanding".

 

Side B: The Duke Suite - (Parts I to VI) -  (21:47) :

I.Behind The Lines.

II.Duchess.

III.Guide Vocal.

IV.Turn It On Again.

V.Duke´s Travel.

VI.Duke´s End.  

 

Although, They liked this early version, The band thought that "Duke" could evolve more towards a conceptual album like "Tommy". But the problem was the material, it had was not much; and there was not enough time for new sessions. So they So that, they decided reworked over the master tapes and extended “The Duke Suit” to both sides using a new mixes, integrating the rest of the songs in it, trying to follow the same storyline.

At this point, "Duke" was a double album, because they used the rest of the material that had been rejected weeks ago. But for economic reasons, this option was forgotten and two of the songs "“Open Door” & “Evidence O Autumn” were finally removed from the final result,so that  this new version remained in one only disc. But they were wrong to compress it so much,it should have been left in two Lp, because the sound quality was not very good. 

Finally, in March 1980 "Duke" was published; this album became to the top of the UK charts, and “Misunderstanding” turned out quite a successful single in the USA. But Phil could not to save his marriage. but he gave us another great album: "Face Value", published in February 1981.

For my taste, I prefer this early version from "Duke" What do you think about it?.

Enjoy it. See you soon with more.

The Byrds: "Phoenix".

On September 14, 1970, The Byrds published what would be their last great album: "Untitled", with only one of its founding members: Roger McGuinn.

A double album that not only reflected the fruit of the recording sessions in the studio, but also of their recent tour.

An album that left from the aborted project of "Gene Tryp" to that of "Phoenix" and a reading error left it without title.  

The version that I will bring you,  will be a double CD with an alternative and reconstructed version of the live disc, plus the studio record "Phoenix", with unknow tracks in real stereo.

Ok!.., Here it is.

 

Alternate original cover for "Phoenix". Later used on cassette and eight track tape box.

How “Gene Trip”, Roger´s project, it did not work; at the beginning of 1970, the producer Terry Melcher said to McGuinn that the band should release a double album, featuring an LP of concert recordings and other with new material from studio, which would retail for the same price as a regular single album. Something that had become fashionable, as “Cream” had done in 1968.

The first record was recorded in two concerts in New York City at the Colden Center Auditorium, Queens College. on Saturday, Feb.28 1970 and other the next day March 1 at Felt Forum. The studio lp was recorded at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA. between May 26 and June 11.1970. These studio tracks mostly consisted of newly material written and composed by band leader Roger McGuinn and Broadway theatre director Jacques Levy for a planned country rock musical under the title of “Gene Tryp”. Presumably of the twenty-six songs that were written for the musical, four appeared in the album's final running order: “Lover Of The Bayou” (live version); “Chesnut Mare”; “All The Things”; and “Just a Season”. Five in this reconstruction: "Kathleen's Song”.

The original title from this new work was “Phoenix” to express the artistic rebirth of the band, after John Taylor will quit “The Byrds” late 1969. Moment in which Roger McGuinn would rethink whether or not to dissolve the group definitively and start his solo career; but when the producer Terry Melcher had to submit paperwork to the record company, put 'Untitled', and due to a misunderstanding at the pressing plant, “Untitled” became the album's official title.Bit.ly/37bph3 That's why we should call it actually “Phoenix” because the original title was never changed. I think that should have been changed in later editions or have not used that cover. Anyway.., it doesn´t matter. This reconstruction follow the original concept. First disc: live outtakes placed in the same order as were played in concert.

 

Side One: (In concert). (19:34)

1.You Ain´t Going Nowhere. (2:55) (*)

2.Old Blue. (3:24) (*)

3.My Back Pages. (2:41) (*)

4.Take A Whiff On Me. (2:38) (+)

5.The Ballad Of Easy Rider. (2:48) (*)

6.This Wheel´s On Fire. (5:05) (`)

 

Side Two:  (In Concert). (19:00)

1.Jesus Is Just Alright. (3:11) (+)

2.Eight Miles High / Tag. (15:49) (`)

 

(`)Live Colden Center Auditorium, Queens College, N.Y.C Feb.28.1970

(*) live at Felt Forum. N.Y.C  March 1.1970.

(+) live Fillmore East. N.Y.C. Sept.23.1970.

 

Side Three: (Studio recordings). (19:10)

1.Amazing Grace. (0:58)

2.Well Come Back Home / White's Lightning (I & II). (7:54) (Unreleased version)

3.Chestnut Mare. (6:22) (Unreleased - Full length version).

4.Truck Stop Girl. (3:54) (Unreleased version)

 

Side Four:: (Studio recordings). (19:06)

1.All The Things. (4:58) (Alternate version)

2.Kathleen's Song. (2:37) (Alternate version #1)

3.Lover Of The Bayou. (5:14) (Alternate studio version)

4.Just A Season. (2:43) (Unreleased edit version)

5.Willin´. (3:32) (Alternate studio version)

 

Side C & D  from Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA

(May 26 - June 11.1970)

 

The second, studio recordings; presented here following an alternative order that was finally rejected for the album. “Amazing Grace” it was a link track between the end of side B and the start of Side C. this song it was used to close the concerts.

Next: “White´s Lightning”, It was a “Jam” by Roger McGuinn and Clarence White, of something more than 15 minutes, it was edited to 5 minutes as alternative ending or “coda” of “Welcome Back Home”. After be rejected that possibility, “White's Lightning” was edited again in two parts; later issued on “The Byrds box set” and “(Untitled)/(Unissued)”, Here is the unreleased alternative version from this song. As unpublished is also the two that follows: “Chestnut Mare” & “Truck Stop Girl” unedited. The last side brings more alternate version, some known, except “Just a Seaon”, edited to be included in the first single.

Finally, the cover it´s an alternate photo, later used on cassette and eight track tapes from “untitled”. Backcover: from the single “Chesnut Mare” “Just a Season".

 

Ok, that´s all. I hope you like it and enjoy it.

Julie Driscoll,Brian Auger & The Trinity: The Best of - (Alternate 2nd version)

After the success achieved by the double LP: "Streetnoise" published in May 1969, attribu-ted to Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity ,the lead singer, also known as "Jools", announced that she was leaving the band to undertake new projects as fashion model or film actress. Polydor Records prepared a “Greatest hits” as the culmination of her participation in the band.

This compilation appeared late 1969 with the name:"The Best Of The Best of Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger"; but the album would be edited again the next year as: "The Best Of Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity“, because the name of the band it was omitted

For the album cover of this second version of “Greatest Hits” was chosen a photograph of Julie Driscoll, but at last, it was decided that the best thing would be a photo of the band .

In addition, the content of the disc was revised too, where not only the order of the songs was slightly different, also the themes: "Tramp" & "A World About Color" had been replaced by the version they made of the “The Doors” hit:”Light My Fire” and the anthem "Save The Country", as well as bringing two alternative songs: "Break It Up" & "Save Me".

The 1969 original version it was like that:

Side A : 1- Let The Sunshine In. 2- The Road To Cairo. 3- Take Me To The Water/ I´m Going Back Home.. 4- Save Me (Parts 1 & 2). 5- A Kind Of Love Me.

Side B :1- Indian Rope Man. 2- Why (Am I Treated So Bad). 3- Break It Up. 4- A World About Color. 5- This Wheel´s On Fire. 6- Trump. 

And although the cover was changing over the years, the set list of this “Greatest Hits” was always the same, except for a special edition made by Polydor in 1982, where the 2nd adaptation from 1970 was used for the first and last time; which is the one presented here, Bit.ly/36jbt in its total content, respecting the alternative order of the songs and the original mixes. Shortly after, a new revision appeared with slightly altered order, with a couple of extra themes.

Ok!, the 1970 unpublished version, reconstructed for you, was that: 

 

Side A :(19:38) 

 

1.Let The Sunshine In. (3:04)

2.The Road To Cairo.(5:21) (*)

3.Take Me To The Water.(1:34)

4.I´m Going Back Home.(2:42)

5.Light My Fire.(4:21)

6.A Kind Of Loving In.(2:53)

 

Side B :(19:42) 

 

1.This Wheel´s On Fire.(3:32) (*)

2.Break It Up.(Alt).(2:47)

3.Why (Am I Treated So Bad).(3:33)

4.Save Me.(Alt).(2:31) (*)

5.Save The Country.(3:55)

6.Indian Rope Man.(3:22) 

 

All songs Stereo except (*) Mono.

 

Enjoy it.

The Doors - "The Celebration Of The Lizard" - Rejected Version.

"The Celebration Of The Lizard" is the lost album of the Californian group “The Doors”, officially began recording at the Sunset Sound Studios in november 1967 with the song: "The Unknown soldier"; followed by "Spanish Caravan" in January 1968.

The sessions continued on February 19 & 20 at the TTG Sound Studios in Hollywood, Ca. with what should be the main theme of the album: "The Celebration Of The Lizard". A long piece, about 17 minutes, although it seems that there were versions that far exceeded that duration, composed of seven poems with musical accompaniment of the band. 

Cover art inspired by an original design of Bob Masse made for the concert poster - The Doors live at The Forum, Inglewood. Ca. U.S. December 14.1968.

The original plan was that this poetic musical piece to occupy one side of the album: B, while on the other would be the rest of the tunes, the two previous and others that would be completed until April : "My Wild Love"; "Five to One" or "Wintertime Love". After making a acetate, with what the boys wanted, the producer Paul Rothchild decided that this did not have enough quality and convinced the group to abandon definitely the idea of "The Celebration Of The Lizard" song and LP. Note: All songs are MONO versions.

Side A:(17:50)

 

1- Five To One.(4:28)

2- My Wild Life.(Alt.).(2:35)

3- Spanish Caravan.(2:59)

4- Wintertime Love.(1:54)

5.-We Could Be So Good Together.(2:25)

6- Unknown Soldier.(3:25)

 

Side B:(17:01)

 

1- The Celebration Of The Lizard.

  a.Lions In The Street.

  b.Wake Up!.

  c.Little Game.

  d.The Hill Dwellers.

  e.Not To Touch The Earth. 

  f.Names Of The Kingdom.

  g.The Palace Of Exile. 

 

However, the fact that the original project was abandoned; brought discontent among the members of “The Doors Bit.ly/35dcl Rothchild was becoming ever more perfectionist demanding take after take. Jim stopped being interested in the process of recording after his masterpiece is rejected. He retired and revolted and took refuge in alcohol.The sessions were getting worse and worse. Jim left the others waiting for hours and hours or wasn´t going to the studio.But the problems not finished here, Electra Records release a single: "The Unknown Soldier"/"We Could Be So Good Together",many radio stations avoid playing the song due to its war anthem.

The recording sessions were extended until the end of May, with a new song: "Waitting for the sun" that would give title to the new version of the album, although it was not included either; in addition to the update of two old themes from September 1965: “Hello, I Love You” and “Summer almost gone”; because there was not enough material to complete the album.

In June, the single: "Hello I Love You"/ "Love Street" is released, but is seen by many as a cheap way to reach positions in the “billboard” list,became the band's first hit album in the UK. Finally, “Waiting For The Sun” is officially released on July 12th, 1968 in stereo and mono mixes. This is the final album in which a complete mono mix is produced and released in the U.S.

As revenge, The Doors decide from then to include in the concerts “The Celebration Ofr The Lizard”.

Ok.., until here, this quick story.., the artwork: photos from three different places: black and white -TTG Studio February 19, 1968 "The Celebration of The Lizard” recording sessions. Booklet, an outtake "Waiting of the sun" photo sessions; and two more from Westbury Music Fair 1968, on April 19. The cover design from Bob Mage The Forum, Inglewood, Ca. Dec 14.68 poster concert. 

Enjoy it.

Cream - "Goodbye". Unreleased Original Version Reconstructed

In October 1968, Cream met for the last time in a studio to record some songs for the farewell album: "Goodbye". Produced by Felix Pappalardi and arranged by Robert Stigwood at the IBC studios in London under the supervision of the sound engineer: Damon Lyon-Shaw; this last work was originally composed of two disc, in line with "Wheels of Fire", published just a couple of months ago, in August.

The original ”Goodbye” contained a part recorded in concert during his last tour and other in studio; with the difference that the live part was going to be placed on sides A and B; while the studio songs would go to disc 2. 

This was the original version that should have been published in December 1968.

Alternate rejected cover for Goodbye.

 Side A: (In Concert).(19:26)

 Winterland, San Francisco.Ca.

10 March 1968.

 

1- N.S.U.(Unedited).(12:38)

2- Sleepy Time Time.(6:48) 

 

Side B: (In Concert).(19:38)

The Forum, Los Angeles.Ca.

19 October 1968.

 

1- I´m So Glad.(9:32)

2- Politician.(5:10)

3- Sitting On Top Of The World.(4:55) 

 

Although the idea was to use live shots of the final U.S tour, between the Oakland concert on October 4 and the last date in Rhode Island on November 4, and some mixes were made especially from the Oakland concert, finally no were used, only some of these live outtakes were included in 1972 on "Live Cream Vol.2". 

This 2nd disc was a “Greatest Hits” with unreleased tracks like: "Badge" "What A Bringdown" or “Doing That Scrapyard Thing”. with others not included in any Lp like the single: "Anyone for tennis" or the "Disraeli Gears" outtake: "Lawdy Mama".

 

Side C: (Studio).(18:52)

 

1- Sunshine Of Your Love.(4:13)

2- Badge.(2:47)

3- What A Bringdown.(4:01)

4- White Room.(5:00)

5-Lawdy Mama #2.(2:49) 

 

Side D: (Studio).(18:52)

 

1- Anyone For Tennis.(2:40)

2- Spoonful.(Edit).(4:21)

3- Tales Of Brave Ulysses.(2:49)

4- Strange Brew.(2:49)

5- I Feel Free.(2:53)

6- Doing That Scrapyard Thing.(3:18)

 

At the middle of November, the double album was ready, the result was shown to the record company for publication shortly after the concerts of the Royal Albert Hall, on November 25 & 26, 1968. But the original plans for "Goodbye" were modified by the company. Delayed until February, when it was released,instead of a double album, was a single Lp with only six tracks; three live recordings from Los Angeles Forum, and three new songs from October sessions. In March the single "Badge"/ “What a bringdown” ,was released.

In the summer of 1969 was published in the United States "Best Of Cream", part that corresponded to the second LP of the "Goodbye" original ", with some change on the order of the songs; in October this “Greatest Hits” was published in United Kingdom too. Finally in April of 1970 came the Lp "Live Cream", with the A side corresponding to "Goodbye", with the unreleased "Lawdy Mama", also from the same work. Completing it with extra recordings recorded live on Winterland and Fillmore. What is not understood either is that no cuts of the Royal Albert Hall shows were included. Considered historical recordings.

"Goodbye" received harsh criticism after its publication due to its scarce musical contribution; Bit.ly/34cgb more money gave it to records company three albums than one only. Anyway.., In this new reconstruction that I bring you it´s shown for the first time what was going to be "Goodbye -The Orginal Concept”, in December 1968, as the final project of the super group "Cream".

Enjoy it.

Faces - "Final Toot" - (1975 unpublished album)

In January of 1976, the british rock group "Faces" officially ceased to exist, but they left an album to finish.  

This unfinished work was:"Final Toot", real title of this lost lp.

Do you want to know what happened?.

Faces ended up as a rock band without finishing their last studio work-. Were attempted on three separate occasions during 1975. The first sessions became  in late January at Air Studios, London, when they recorded these songs: "Hi-Heeled Sneakers / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love", "Gettin 'Hungry", "Open To Ideas", "Rock Me". & "Sailing Down The River"..a outtake that is nearly as good as “Open to Ideas”. Those four tracks would have to make up the core of a proposed “last album".

Drawing by Ron Wood. Candidate to be the cover of the last studio album from "Faces"

In March, more recording sessions in Los Angeles California, during the farewell tour, only “party jams”. The next, in late July / August, Tetsu Yamauchi, Ian McLagan entered Island Studios with Alan Merill and Paul Varley of the Arrows  and did some recordings: “Basing Street Leslie” (Tetsu instrumental), “Come On Come On Baby” and “Somebody To Love”. Another studio recording was in Nashville Tennessee on September 25th: “Cry To Me”(Bert Russell) and “Tracks Of My Tears”(Smokey Robinson!). More unreleased track was a cover of the Jim Ford song “I’d Be Ahead If I Could Quit While I’m Behind”, five takes was recorded a duet between Rod and Bobby Womack with the Faces on backing.

 

Finally In January 1976, The Faces, without Rod Stewart, had serious intentions of recording another record at Pathé-Marcony Studios in Paris, France. “FINAL TOOT” real álbum title, Bit.Ly/33fft it did not materialize because Warner would only pay the studio costs if Ron Wood would be willing to tour with the group. But it was impossible, because he would be on new European tour with The Rolling Stones, that would star in Frankfurt, West Germany on 26th April. So the group make a decision: suspend that recording sessions and separate definitely.

 

For this new reconstruction, I only used material from the 2nd Faces line up (1973 to 75); because. I'm not interested in half things, if the band is not complete. For this reason I have only included, songs from January session and two live tracks from San Bernardino, last concert that Ron Wood gave with Faces before join to The Rolling Stones.  I would have liked to put “Sailing Down The River” on Side A- track 2, but I have not found a take that had the necessary quality. Anyway, “Take a look at the guy” is not bad, because Rod Stewart announces that it is the last appearance of Ron Wood. It can be considered as a historical recording, I think.

 

Side A: (19:04)

 

1. You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (4:23).

2. Take A Look At The Guy.(4:48)

                                     (live in San Bernardino´75)                                     

3. Gettin´ Hungry (5:12).

4. Rock Me (4:40).

 

 

Side B: (19:05)

 

1. I Can Feel The Fire (5:37)

    (live in San Bernardino´75) 

2. As Long As You Tell Him (4:19).

3. HI Heel Sneakers /

     Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (5:07).

4. Open To Ideas (4:00).

 

To complete, the last single: "You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything" /  "As Long As You Tell Him". Not included in any Lp until October 1976, from the "Greatest Hits": “Snakes and Ladders / The Best of Faces". 

For the cover I have chosen, a drawing made by Ron Wood in 1974 and that was retouched to be possible cover of the album in 1976.

Ok, this reconstruction, I think, it´s not bad, simple and, brief, Only enjoy it.

The Beatles - "Magical Mystery Tour" - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (New version)

Here I bring you a new version, different from the soundtrack of "Magical Mystery Tour" that I put about a year ago improved, corrected and with the themes that were actually included in the film; but not all for two reasons. or I have not found them or the quality was not good. 

I have divided it into two parts, following the pattern of “Yellow Submarine Lp” Side A is dedicated to the Beatles and the other to instrumental themes, except the song that closes the album.

 

The soundtrack would be divided like this:

Cover for Magical Mystery Tour new version with unknow tracks from the film.

Side A: (21:10)

 

1. Magical Mystery Tour. (2:51).

2. The Fool On the Hill. (3:00).

3. Flying. (2:16).

4. I Am The Walrus.(Stereo RM23). (4:41).

5. Blue Jay Way. (3:56).

6. Your Mother Should Know. (2:25).

7. Magical Mystery Tour.(Reprise). (1:57).

 

Side B: (21:11)

 

1. Aerial Tour Instrumental.(Excerpt). (1:56)

2. Jessie´s Dream.(Full mix). (3:22).

3. She loves you. (1:32).

 (Performed by George Irvin & Sons)

4. All My Loving. (3:08).

 (Performed by Arthur Wilkinson and his Orchestra).

5. Zampa Overture. (6:21).

 (Performed by The G.U.S Fottwear Band)

6. Shirley´s Wild Accordion. (1:53).

7. Death Cab For Cutie. (2:56).

 (Performed by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band).

 

With just a couple of days of separation between the end of the sessions of the "Sgt.Pepper", on April 21, began the Magical Mystery Tour sessions. So on April 25, in Studio 3 of Abbey Road, while working on the 2nd (control room monitor mixes) in the final cuts of the album "SGT.PLHCB", the first 3 takes of the song that would give name to the album, EP and movie, were recorded.

 

1967, is recognized, in the history of the group, as the one of its greater creativity, the zenith of its race and also the one that would mark the beginning of the end, by two punctual facts; the death of his mentor Brian Epstein on August 27 and the fiasco of the premiere on BBC-TV of ​​the film MMT; where the general public realized that The Beatles were not infallible, they made mistakes.

 

During this time, the second "grace period", from the end of "Sgt.PLHCB" to the publication of EP MMT, with part of the songs included in the telefilm, the Beatles recorded some of the most popular and successful songs: "All You Need is Love", written for "Our World", a special program that inaugurated satellite broadcasts, an appearance that could be seen in 30 countries simultaneously with an audience of some 400 million viewers. It was June 25, 1967, a date to remember. After which the Beatles took a deserved vacation until August 22, when they returned to the studios, but this time to the "Chappel Recording Studios" in London, because the usual Abbey Road, were momentarily occupied by other artists , so with "Your Mother Should Know", Unfortunately, this return to work brought with it very bad news, the death of Brian Epstein.

 

Still shocked by Brian's sudden disappearance, on Tuesday, September 5 at Studio 1 on Abbey Road, they recorded 16 Tk´s of "I Am Walrus", followed in successive days by "The fool on the Hill", "Blue Jay Way"  and "Aerial Tour instrumental - working title of" Flying ", and its corresponding reductions and mixes in monaural and stereo.

The second and last phase began on Monday, October 2, with 14 Tk´s from "Hello, Hello - working title " Hello Goodbye "and eight of "Shirley Wild Accordian ", on Thursday, October 12; along with more remixes that They spread throughout the month and the following .

The single "Hello Goddbye / I Am Walrus", published on November 24, followed by the Ep "MMT", on Friday, December 8, almost put the end point to a successful and incredible year of not having existed the film to premiere at the BBC, and of course the disappearance of Brian. 

The film, supposedly a comedy, devised by Paul McCartney, began filming on September 11 until the 25th. The Beatles and a group of invited artists toured different parts of the U.K, the so-called "West Country", visiting Devon and Cornwall, as the old RAF air base (West Malling) in Kent; although there were other scenes recorded in Nice,France, for "The Fool on The Hill" and the song of the "striptease" in London.

 

After reviewing the more than 10 hours of material, a film was mounted that after several reductions was in 52 minutes, a movie made for television that was the most "in" of the moment turned out to be the most grotesque, although supposedly it promised, since the own Staley Kubrick lent some scenes discarded of the still to release "2001: a space odyssey", in "flying".

 

Broadcast by the BBC on December 26, 1967 in black and white, and a few days later in color for the second channel, it accumulated so many negative reviews that the North American television channels deprogrammed its broadcast and could only be seen a projection of it in New York in the Fillmore East during 1968 and in special pass. Falling into oblivion until the year 1974, in which he was rescued for certain passes by the United States due more to the curiosity and morbid aroused by this damn movie.

 

Prior to the completion of the EP, Capitol Records released an Lp with the same title to the American market; on the A side were the songs conceived for the film and on the B part of the material only available on singles, such as "Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane", "All You Need Is Love / Baby You're Richman" and Hello Goodbye ",whose publication the Beatles authorized. But not the previous original soundtrack, where apart from the music of the Beatles, some in adapted versions, included other additional themes. 

This side opens with an extract of "Aerial Instrumental Tour", working title of "Flying" and that has also been called "Jessie's dream", without really being, but which are associated with each other because this extract appears during a psychedelic dream of this "happy fat woman". The novelties of this version follow on this side with the complete and stereo mix of the real piece of "Jessie's dream", something that it has cost me a while to find, but here it is.  

The next two tracks "She loves you" and "All my Loving", are not those of George Martin and his orchestra, here are performed by George Irwin & Sons, taken from EP: “Irvin's 89 Key Marenghi Fair Organ Plays Lennon and McCartney -  EP Decca DFE8635 (1965)” - released in U.S by Northern Songs 1964).bit.ly/32bmt And “All My loving” is performed by Arthur Wilkinson and his Orchestra) taken from the EP: “Beatles Cracker-Ballet”,EMI Records 1965. “Zampa Overture” is performed by The G.U.S Fottwear Band.

Finally, “Shirley´s Wild Accordion”, theme from Lennon & McCartney, recorded: October 12, 1967 by Shirley Evans, Reg Wale, Paul and Ringo for the "MMT" film, but not used in it. Shirley Evans does play some accordion in the film.

And the non-instrumental theme that will close the album and that you already know is: “Death Cab For Cutie”. (Vivian Stanshall / Neil Innes) Performed by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band; taken from the LP: “Gorilla”, released by Liberty Records,october 1967.

There are a couple of tracks to include that I have not found as: “Bullfight music (unknow artist); or the quality was not right: John Philip Sousa piece and “The Vogla Boatmen”. I hope someday find.

 

 Ok, I hope you like it.

Sly & The Family Stone - The Incredible and Unpredictable (Unreleased 1970 album)

After the publication of "Stand!" in May 1969, the record company Epic told Sly Stone that there was sufficient footage to get a couple more albums, given the quality of many of the recordings that he had left unpublished,

 

Sly Stone began to select material for a new album at the same time that composed and recorded new songs like: "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"; "Hot fun in the summertime" or "Everybody Is a Star".

 

But this work never was released, why?.

"The incredible and Unpredictable" alternate 1970 cover.

The project, was composed of a double album with unreleased material, outtakes from the last works with something new, but already published in a couple of singles, during the months of August and November.Bit.ly/31stfd on Sides A,B and C. Meanwhile on last side, it would be included a selection of the best moments of Sly and The Family Stone in Woodstock. at least this was what was wanted at first.  

Side A: (19:42)

 

1.Soul Clapping I. (2:38)

2.Preassure. (3:45)

3.Hot Fun In The Summertime. (3:03)

4.Wonderful World Of Color.(Rmx-3). (2:19) (*)

5.Everybody Is A Star.(Edit). (3:06)

6.Thank You.(Edit). (4:50)

(Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

 

Side B: (19:20)

 

1.Seven More Days. (3:25)

2.I Can´t Turn You Loose. (3:34)

3.What Would I Do. (4:07)

4.Only One Way Out Of This Mess. (3:53)

5.Silent Communications. (4:18)

 

Side C: (19:46) 

 

1.The Incredible and Unpredictable. (8:22) (*)

2.Fortune & Fame. (5:35)

3.What´s That Got to Do with Me.(Rmx-1) (2:20) (*)

4.Soul Clapping II. (3:27)

(A.k.a: Soul Clappin´(reprise)

 

Side D: (22:26) 

 

Live at Isle Of Wight Festival.

(August 29.1970)

 

1.Stand! / You Can Make It If You Try. (11:08)

2.Medley: Dance To The Music / Music Lover  

              / I Want To Take You Higher. (11:17)

 

(*) Possibly unreleased. 

Planned to be published in the fall of 1969, before Christmas, was delayed to early next year by different reasons: Epic did not want it to interfere with the enormous success that these two singles had achieved, or at least that was what was said although the reality was different, because Atlantic Records did not authorize material recorded in this festival to be published independently outside the triple album that was being prepared with the soundtrack that was going to accompany the documentary film.

Besides Sly was also involved in other projects like: the Joe Hicks single, "I'm Goin' Home" b/w "Home Sweet Home - Part II", which was written and produced by Sly, and released on the latter's Stone Flower label. Little Sister "You're the One" release on Sly's "Stone Flower" label too or The 1969 A&M Abaco Dream single "Life and Death in G & A".

In late February Sly went back to the double album of “The Family”. Now  called: "The Incredible and Unpredictable", with new versions of some songs, but without abandoning the original idea of ​​a double lp with one of its sides recorded live and less after agreeing to appear at the Isle of Wight Festival that year.

In October of 1970,"The Incredible and Unpredictable" double Lp was ready, but never was published.Epic considers better made his own version of the double album  and reducing it to one,Bit.ly/31stfs something that displeased to Sly Stone. He got mad and disavowed its publication and forgot definitely this project and got into the composition, recording and realization of his next studio album: “There's a Riot Goin' On”. Epic released a “Greatest Hits” in November, archiving both versions of "The Incredible and Unpredictable".Here I include the two versions,  decide which one you like the most. Sly or Epic. 

Side A: (18:51) 

 

1.Soul Clapping I. (2:38)

2.Preassure. (3:45)

3.Hot Fun In The Summertime. (3:03)

4.Everybody Is A Star. (3:17) (*)

   (Full length version)

5.Thank You. (6:07) (*)

   (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

    (Full length version) 

 

Side B: (18:56) 

 

1.The Incredible and Unpredictable. (8:22) (*)

2.Fortune & Fame. (5:33)

3.What´s That Got to Do with Me.(Rmx-2). (2:10) (*)

4.Soul Clapping II. (Edit). (2:50) (*)

(A.k.a: Soul Clappin´(reprise) 

(*) Possibly unreleased.

Here you have a double reconstruction of what could have been and never was.
An extraordinary work, maybe it, could be the best of Sly & The Family Stone.

You will not say that I´m not generous.
Anyway, enjoy it!.

ELVIS - CBS TV SPECIAL (Re-visited)

 41 years  ago that Elvis feft us. But  he´s still alive?. What do you think about it?.

Ok.., for this sad anniversary I bring you two different mixes, made with the tapes recorded on 1977 tour for CBS TV Special. 

Elvis has not left the building, is back!,  to sing for you again, in a two greatest shows  restored and remastered.

Don´t miss them. The King is Back!. 

Here now.

Elvis in concert - CBS Special TV. Alternate cover.

On June 1, 1977, it was announced that Elvis Presley had signed a deal with CBS for a new television special: “Elvis in concert” was recorded in Omaha.NE at Civic Center on June 19 and Rapid City.SD at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on the 21st. although much of the footage from Omaha was considered unusable due to sound and performance problems. After this dates, Elvis made five more concert, the last was in fact on Sunday, June 26, 1977 at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana; but these two shows (Omaha & Rapid City) are the last official live professional ones ever recorded of Presley alive.

 

After reviewing the filming, CBS & RCA decided to suspend the project, for the Presley's deteriorating physical condition (he was overweight and addicted to prescription drugs). Only the singer's death on August 16 of that year changed things. They were decided to go ahead with the special as a tribute. Elvis' father, recorded a message that was broadcast at the end of the CBS special and included on the soundtrack album too,

Several versions of the album were made, until a definitive one was obtained; some songs were discarded because that were not included in the TV special. or due to lack of lp space. But When the original soundtrack was issued as a 2-LP package, including a second disc with these performances outtakes. Bit.ly/30eic Here are two new mixes from the album made for a unreleased 1992 CD version. 

 

CD 1: Version #1

 

1.Elvis Fans Comments.

2.Opening Riff "Also Sprach Zarathustra".

3.See See Rider.

4.Medley: I Got A Woman/Amen.

5.That's All Right.

6.Are You Lonesome Tonight?.

7.Love Me.

8.If You Love Me (Let Me Know).

9.You Gave Me a Mountain.

10.Jailhouse Rock.

11.Medley: O Sole Mio/It's Now or Never.

12.Trying to Get to You.

13.Hawaiian Wedding Song.

14. Medley:Teddy Bear"/"Don't Be Cruel.

15.My Way.

16.What'd I Say.

17.Johnny B. Goode.

18.Hurt.

19.Can't Help Falling in Love.

20.Closing Riff.

21.Special Message from Elvis's Father. 

 

 

CD 2: Version #2

 

1.Elvis Fans Comments.

2.Opening Riff "Also Sprach Zarathustra".

3.See See Rider.

4.Medley: I Got A Woman/Amen.

5.That's All Right.

6.Are You Lonesome Tonight?.

7.Love Me.

8.Fairytale.

9.Little Sister.

10.And I Love You So.

11.Jailhouse Rock.

12.How Great Thou Art.

13.Early Morning Rain.

14.I Really Don´t Want To Know.

15.Hurt.

16.Hound Dog.

17.Unchained Melody.

18.Little Darlin.

19.Can't Help Falling in Love.

20.Closing Riff.

21.Special Message from Elvis's Father.

 

“Elvis in concert” was broadcast on CBS on October 3, 1977 and released by RCA Records at the same date with the single: "My Way"/"America the Beautiful"; almost two months after Presley's death. The album peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard. It was transmitted by the BBC in the United Kingdom on June 9, 1978.

 

Enjoy it.

Jimi Hendrix - "Midnight Lighting" "Master Reel - wiped version".

Side A: (21:01) 

1. Midnight Lighting.(3:06)

2. Trash Man.(7:25)

3. Hear My Train A Coming.(7:30)

4. Hey Gypsy Boy.(3:40)

  

Side B: (19:35) 

1. Blue Suede Shoes.(11:36)

2. Once I Had A Woman.(7:49)

 

Side C:(19:31)

1. Machine Gun.(15:19)

2. Beginnings.(4:12)

 

Side D:(19:48)

1. Machine Gun I.(11:22)

2. Machine Gun II.(8:26) 

The cover photo for "Midnight lighting" lp was taken on Saturday, 30 May 1970 in Berkeley at the Berkeley Community Theatre. But the image it was retouched in 1975, to look like a drawing.This is the rejected alternate cover for the original album.

The same story that “Crash landing”; a new posthumous compilation album by Jimi Hendrix (the sixth after his death in September 1970); released and produced by Alan Douglas and Tony Bongiovi. Here, Douglas continued the controversial methods he had adopted on “Crash landing” and brought in many of the same sessions musicians to overdub parts of songs.

The only original recording (apart from those by Hendrix) was Mitchell's drumming on "Hear my train a comin". In response to the previous outcry from fans and critics, Douglas did not claim co-writer credit for any songs on Midnight Lightning. Despite the fact that the album included reworkings of the popular live songs "Hear My Train" and "Machine Gun". Eliminating the original contributions made by Billy Cox on bass and either Mitch Mitchell or Buddy Miles on drums.

Released in November 1975 by Reprise Records in the United States and Polydor Records in the United Kingdom; the album was not as well received as its predecessor, peaking at number 43 in the US.and number 46 in the UK.

Here it shows for the first time the totally clean takes as were recorded in his day by Jimi Hendrix,Bit.ly/jm29mnl with the original  order with which the master tapes were established in 1975. How result of this new reconstruction that I bring you, a double Lp has come out, whose last side is the two existing stereo mixes of "Machine Gun". Here´s the dates and the studios where the songs were recorded by Jimi Hendrix. 

 

1. Midnight Lighting.(3:06)

(Electric Lady Studios, New York. City – New York. July 14.1970)

2. Trash Man.(7:25)

(Olmstead Studios, New York City – New York. April 3.1969)

3. Hear My Train A Coming.(7:30)

(Olmstead Studios, New York City – New York. April 9.1969)

4. Hey Gypsy Boy.(3:40)

(Record Plantr Studios, New York City – New York. March 18.1969)

5. Blue Suede Shoes.(11:36)

(Record Plantr Studios, New York City – New York. January 23.1970)

6. Once I Had A Woman.(7:49)

(Record Plantr Studios, New York City – New York. January 23.1970)

7. Machine Gun.(15:19)

(The Hit Factory, New York City – New York. August 29.1969)

8. Beginnings.(4:12)

(The Hit Factory, New York City – New York. August 28.1969)

 

- Stereo mixes –

 

9. Machine Gun I.(11:22)

10. Machine Gun II.(8:26)

(The Hit Factory, New York City – New York. August 29.1969)

Kula Shaker - "Listen To The Promise Of My Heart"

After the success obtained with his first work "K", released on 16 September 1996. This album was the fastest selling debut album in Britain since Elastica´s debut the previous year. #1 position in the UK charts. 

Columbia Records wanted to take advantage of the group success and prepared an new CD or LP (special limited edition), a bridge between “K” and “Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts”; which provsional title was: “Listen to the promise of my heart”. This new album contained rare, alternate and B-sides tunes. Some of them unknown in the U.S. Then it´s a good opportunity to complete the Kula Shaker collection for Americans fans.

alternate cover for "listen to the promise of my heart" with "Govinda" another name of the Hindu god Krishna.

Next, The original set list for "Listen to the promise of my heart".

 

1.Govinda '97, Hari & St. George.

(Alternative version from “Summer Sun”  EP. July 29.1997.

2.Gokula.

(B-.side: “Govinda”  cdsgl.

 Catalogue number CD: KulaCD5K – November 11.96)

3.Under The Hammer.

 (B-.side: “Grateful when you´re dead/Jerry was there” cdsgl.

 Catalogue number CD: KulaCD2 – April 22.96)

4.Dance In Your Shadow.

(B-.side: “Tattva”  cdsgl.

 Catalogue number CD: KulaCD3k – June 24.1996)

5.Red Balloon (Vishnu’s Eyes).

(B-.side: “Tattva”  cdsgl.

 Catalogue number CD: KulaCD3k – June 24.1996)

6.Moonshine.

(B-.side: “Tattva”  cdsgl.

 Catalogue number CD: KulaCD3 – June 24.1996)

7.Another Life.

(B-.side: “Grateful when you´re dead/Jerry was there” cdsgl.

 Catalogue number CD: KulaCD2 – April 22.96)

8.Listen To The Promise Of My Heart.

(A.k.A: “Troubled In Mind“).

(B-.side: “Hey dude”  cdsgl.

 Catalogue number CD: KulaCD4– August 26.1996)

9.Hush.

(single version.

 Catalogue number CD: KulaCD6k – February 24.1997)

10.Waiting for Tomorrow (Raagy One).

(B-.side: “Hush” cdsgl.

 Catalogue number CD: KulaCD6k – February 24.1997)

11.Drop In The Sea.

(B-.side: “Govinda”  cdsgl.

 Catalogue number CD: KulaCD5K – November 11.96)

 

 

However in America, “K”  was not so successful, stalled at #200 in the Billboard charts. So that publish another worldwide album, It caused distrust in Kula Shaker, because the story could repeat one more time specially in U.S Bit.ly/kls28 So the group decided to edit and leave it in a simple ep of six songss.With new name:”Summer Sun” ; a simple  work doesn't represent all of the band's British B-sides and rarities .

Even their cover of Deep Purple´s "Hush," their biggest U.K. hit is missing -- but it is a good sampling of their non-LP songs, even if these songs illustrate how predictable the band is. The standout cut is "Gokula," a trancy, Indian-influenced song based on Georhe Harrison´s "Skiing," which Harrison himself approved, but the roaring "Troubled Mind" and the acoustic "Dance in Your Shadow" also capture the band at their best. The remaining cuts are rather nondescript, but  "Summer sun" is worthwhile for any dedicated American fan who doesn't already own the British singles.  

Released July 29 to coincide with Kula Shaker´s  appearance on the 1997 American summer festival H.O.R.D.E., Horizons of Rock Developing Everywhere . A Festival was a touring summer rock music festival originated by the musical group Blues Traveler in 1992. In addition to travelling headliners, the festival gave exposure to bands, charities, and organizations from the local area of the concert. 

The original "Summet Sun" EP collects six tracks previously unreleased in the U.S:  

1.Govinda '97, Hari & St. George.

2.Gokula. 

3.Dance  In Your Shadow. 

4.Raggy One (Waiting For Tomorrow). 

5.Moonshine. 

6.Troubled Mind.

The Who: "Rock is dead-long live Rock!·

(2nd part - reconstructed)

After reviewing each and every recording session The Who made between the months of May to August 1972; I do a lots of combinations. Finally I have needed  two versions to tell this new story on my website.

Both versions are equally valid and possible.So I thought,., why not both?. 

Ok!.., here we go again with one more unreleased album from The Who,

Not the last sure!.

The Who in 1972 - St.James Cemetery, South of the Avon.

Why two versions?. Because there were two real possibilities to present the album.

1.- Placing a mini opera on one side of the disc, approximately as shown in the first version, which was  to be called: “Rock is Dead” or ”Cut my hair” too; with the rest of the tracks in the other side. songs destined to be singles hits; but I have preferred to follow the order of the acetate always. 

CD 1:(1st version):

Side A:(19:41)

 

1.Relay.(3:55)

2.Rock Is Dead.(11:46)

 a.The Dirty Jobs

 b.Cut My Hair

 c.Dr.Jimmy & Mr.Jim. 

 d.Love Reign O´er Me.

3. Long Live Rock!.(3:42)

  

Side B: (19:31) 

 

1.Is It In My Head?.(3:46)

2.Put The Money Down.(4:00)

3.Naked Eye.(5:19)

4.Join Together.(4:23)

5.Waspman (edit).(2:01) 

 

2.- With no mini opera, once again following the Pete´s acetate with new songs. something like that: (apologies for not being more daring). 

CD 2:(2nd version):

Side A:(18:37)

 

1.Relay.(4:01)

2.Time Waits For No Man.(3:30)

3. Love Reign O´er Me (edit).(3:11)

4. Let´s See Action.(3:58)

5. Long Live Rock!.(3:55)

 

Side B:(18:52)

 

1.Is It In My Head?.(3:46)

2.Put The Money Down .(4:31)

3.Join Together.(4:18) 

4.Baby Don´t You Do It (live).(6:16)  

 

Two versions with differences between the same songs (see booklet)., Let me I'll refresh the memory.., 16 December 1971, The Who just finished their last world tour promoting:“Who's Next”. After a prolonged vacations, in which the creative activity is not lost, by example John Entwistle recording his second solo album "Whistle Rymes" or Pete Townshend prepare new songs to start the new project : “Rock is Dead-Long Live Rock ". Another conceptual album that talks about life within a rock group, in which they reflect themselves. even though he promised not to embark on something similar again after the experiences of "Tommy" and the absolute failure of "Lifehouse".

The sessions begin at Olympic Studios on May 19 and continue until June 8, where most of the demos recorded by during the months of April and May on the acetate will came true, these are: "Relay"; "Love reign O'er me"; "Long Live Rock"; "Is it in my head?"; "Put the money down" and "join together". Others, such as "Get inside" or "Can't you see I'm easy" remain equal, but when the project, it is about to be completed, stops because it is very similar to the previous “Who´s Next”. The final decision to finish or not the album with a possible special tv program over the group, it´s postponed until the end of European summer tour, wich last concert will held in Rome on september 14. After this last date: Glyn Johns talks to Pete Townshend, and say him: “there is still time to save it with a couple of songs more and to publish it throughout October”. Pete returns to his home studio and made new tunes with a view to completing it, but instead, seeing that the concept once again expands, a few days after, ends up canceling it “Rock is dead-long live Rock". “Quadrophenia” is on the way…

Until here the quick story.., now let's talk about the reconstruction..,Let's clarify things about 1st version: to rebuild "Rock is dead" or ”Cut my hair” mini opera, whatever you want to call it; I inspired, not copied, because I have completely redone it, in the one shown on the web "albums that never were", it has served as a reference. eliminating everything that might sound like "Quadrophenia"; leaving the versions how they sounded in the demos made between May and July 1972, Removing, by example: ”Is it me?” that does not appear. With “Relay”• first and “Long Live Rock” after. 

Side B continues with the line of the acetate, therefore there´s only one change, the demo:"Can't you see I'm easy" leaves its place to "Naked Eye" (1st mix), because it was a candidate to appear on the disc Bit.ly/LLR27A and in that same place, when the album was revised in september. To complete a edit version of “Wasp-man”. 

The album´s cover is another modification over the Jon Hunt's original design "I design albums covers"; where the boys were photographed in 1972 and not during 1976; but equally superimposed over one photo taken on St.James Cemetery, South of the Avon. About 2nd version;I included all the songs recorded by the group during the months of May to June at Olympic Studios. In addition to the two discards from "Lifehouse / Who's next": "Let's see action" & "Time waits for no man", recorded just a year before and published later on single on October 15, 1971. Placed by "Get inside" & "Women's liberation" respectively, because the lyrics have a certain similarity for example, "Time waits for no man" talks about childhood memories of the protagonist as "Get inside".

Finally, "Baby don´t you do it", it´s a live version recorded in San Francisco on December 13, 1971, Bit.ly/llr27b was the B side of the single "Join together". That´s all. Ok folks!.., choose the most you like and if you choose the two better than better.

The Who 
"Who´s Next"
(Glyn Johns 1st Cut)

 

Side A: (22:54) 

1. Baba O´Riley.(5:09)

2. Bargain.(5:34)

3. Behind Blues Eyes.(3:42)

4. Won´t Get Fooled Again.(8:33)

  

Side B: (22:44) 

1. Baby Don´t You Do It.(5:14)

2. Love Ain´t For Keeping.(4:02)

3. My Wife.(3:41)

4. Time Waits For No Man.(3:34)

5. The Song Is Over.(6:14)

Original alternate cover for "Who´s Next!". 1971.

Who's Next was the fifth studio album published by the British rock band The Who, in August 1971, although it is considered one of the best works of the group, it is actually a residual album of the truncated rock opera "lifehouse" ; ; an ambitious project with touches of science fiction, fruit of the mystical experiences that Pete Townshend had during the promotional tour of "Tommy" in 1969. 

Where there were moments ion stage in a permanent state of levitation, with extra corporeal sensations, and the deja vu was something that seemed to be the order of the day. Moments that began to translate into new songs that did not begin to materialize until Who's Right ? was abandoned. 

Previous to the start of the new world tour,that would start on July 3 in Shefield. In March, the group moved to the Record Plant studios in New York, to start a series of preliminary recordings related to the "lifehouse" project, these sessions began on March 16 with "Baby don't you do it" and " Won't get fooled again "; followed on the 17 of "Pure and easy"; "Love ain't for keeping" and the 18 concluded with "Getting in tune" and "Behind blue eyes". 

Between the end of April and next month, the group combined new recording dates, in the studios of Stargroves and Olympic in London, with a series of concerts, destined to be part of "lifehouse". So, on April 24 at the London theater: "Young Vic" and two more in May, at the University of Liverpool and at the Caird Hall in Dundee. Where the group intended to experiment and interact with the public the first line-ups of this opera. 

The songs were flowing at such a speed that Pete Townshend already had more than thirty to build a double album, but the plot became so complex that it could not materialize and that took the musician to a degree of psychological and nervous exhaustion it was to end his mental stability, fruit of it began to see the first serious problems within the formation and even with the producer Kit Lambert. 

After abandoning the project, and starting new sessions that extended from May to June of 1971 in the Olympic studios, the producer in charge of taking forward the new album, Glyn Johns, as soon as they concluded with the record of "My Wife", and the mixes, compiled a series of topics, which he considered best for the achievement of "Who's next"; and made with them a series of assemblies or combinations, prior to the commercial version, of which I present here one, which was about to be the final. In the side A appears as it should have been, small tribute to "Lifehouse", since they were all part of the project and in that same order, but with some other song interspersed. On the B side, except for the theme that closed "Lifehouse" - "The song is over", the rest was put following the same order that they played in, approximately, live during April and May, since the abandoned plan, I was going to see a place for some live themes, which was not the case here, although everything is studio recordings. 

As it could not be less, the last word was the group and its leader Pete Townshend, who after listening to the version of Glyn Johns, made last minute changes, leaving the album to your liking. 

This was distributing the original order of the songs from Face A to B and replacing some songs with others. 

While all this was happening, different covers were made for the album. The first, shown here at the base of the CD box, without comments, women of proven opulence in sado plan, as referring to the title .. Who is next to the What am I going to shake?.

Bit.ly/WNT4 Leaving the alternative photos of the urinated monolith, I have chosen the original alternative cover, with Mr. Keith Moon dressed as a dominant prostitute. Here it appears as it was going to be if design, with two of the selected photos that the friend made. Finally inside the booklet or diptico, as you want to call it, the cover of the censorship, the photograph that replaced the one of the urinations in all those countries in which the final proposal was declared indecorous, today chosen as one of the best of all times, it goes without saying if Keith Moon's whip and wig had been carried out. 

To enjoy friends.

The Who 
"Lifehouse"
(Final Cut - June 1971)


Side A: (22:05)  

1.The Note.(5:20)
2.Behind Blue Eyes.(3:40)
3.Love Ain´t For Keeping.(2:10)
4.Mary (Rmk-2).(2:20)
5.I´m In Tune.(4:50)
6.Going Mobile.(3:42)

Side B: (21:53)
1.Too Much Of Anything.(3:04)
2.Time Is Passing.(3:29)
3.Won´t Get Fooled Again.(5:52)
4.The Song Is Over.(6:14)
5.Baba O´Riley.(3:12)

Original alternate cover for "Lifehouse" Lp. 1971.

What can be said about "Lifehouse"?.Little that we don´t know today, because there´re very accurate reconstructions to what would have been the final double album and almost all of you know its history, as experts or understoods in the matter.

So let me do a little introduction: “Lifehouse” project, the missing link between "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia", was the great lost album of The Who, as: "Smile" for the Beach Boys, both with something in common, ended up breaking the psychology and the nerves of their creators, considered “damned works” for many years. Brian Wilson was able to conclude "Smile" over the years, but Pete Townshend has not yet, because there is no definitive version recorded entirely by The Who.

 

Along the times, there were different attempts to get something out of this schizophrenic project, but no luck. This new reconstruction that I bring you, apart from being the prologue to the promised album: "Rock is dead, Long live Rock!", available within a few days; shows you the last attempt to save "Lifehouse",  during this first stage.

 

After the unsuccessfully New York´s sessions at Record Plant studios during the month of March, The Who returned to England to Olympic studios; “Lifehouse” every day it became more complicated and this made Pete felt inside a mental loop with no exit. Although the project is officially abandoned after this american sessions, had become an personal obsession and Pete made more compilations, work, day and night in parallel; one of last, reducing the double acetate it to a single Lp.

 

This last cut from early June 1971.had practically the same order of songs, although many of them in extended version, and some absence. Next I put the order of this acetate of two discs, in case you want to reconstruct it and have the two final versions. The double...

 

Side A: (17:10)
 
1. The Note.(5:21)
(A.k.a: "Pure & Easy")
2. Behind Blue Eyes.(3:29)
3. Love Ain´t For Keeping.(4:03)
4. Mary (Rmk-2).(4:17)

Side B: (18:36)

1. I´m In Tune.(7:04)
(A.k.a: "Getting In Tune")
2. Going Mobile.(3:42)
3. Too Much.(4:21)
(A.k.a: "Too Much Of Anything")
4. Time Is Passing.(3:29)

Side C: (17:33)

1. Baby, don´t you do it.(8:37)
2. Won´t Get Fooled Again.(8:56)

Side d: (19:37)

1. Song Is Over.(6:14)
(A.k.a: "The Song Is Over")
2. Baba O´Riley.(13:23)
 

Outtakes from "Lifehouse":
Olympic Studios, London, England. April to June 1971.

"Time Waits For No Man. "A.k.a: "When I Was a Boy".
"Bargain"."My Wife" & "Let´s See Action".

 

After doing this new cut of the disk, seeing that Pete continued to dislike it, the sound engineer and producer Glyn Jones advised to him to leave it definitely, due to its enormous complexity in constructing a coherent and understandable plot for the mentality of then, the better solution: to make made a powerful rock album, not t necessarily with a specific storyline, only good music: "Who's Next" was born.

I want to explain some changes of this new work that I bring you, but begining by the end: 

The instrumental version of: "Baba O'Riley", edited to 3:12 minutes, because the full length version of 13:23 is a succession, rather monotonous, chaining the three main fragments of its structure, again and again at different scales, for which its synthesis is appreciated, because it can get boring a bit. 

"Won't get fooled again", intended to be, as happened after, a single, and the needed to make space on the B side, was edited from 8:33 to 5:52, but how “Lifehouse” was unpublished, This edit was ruled out and Glyn Jones make a new for the single being reduced even more to 3:40, Leaving the original in "Who's next" Lp.  

"Too much of anything", went from 4:24 to 3: 04, but It happened the same as with "Won't get fooled again", how "Lifehouse" was not published, This version was left out. The rest of the songs are basically the same mixes as in "Who's next"; some of them with the original titles. 

So, this version, it was closest to see the light in the summer of 1971 as "Lifehouse". It was a project that was never left, it was always there, with new ideas. Day to day...  

On booklet, you find the “labels” of the acetate´s copy that I have. I reproduced not only the order of the songs, the versions too, as it´s appear on this acetate, because the quality isn´t entirely good for me.

Except “Mary”, song that I re-worked, over the best version that I found of this Pete´s demo, so that it sounds more integrated in the final result of this reconstruction Bit.ly/26WLF and don´t look like what it really is, a demo or an unfinished song.

 

... the single version:

Side A:  (22:05)
 
1.The Note.(5:20)
(A.k.A: "Pure & Easy")
2.Behind Blue Eyes.(3:40)
3.Love Ain´t For Keeping.(2:10)
(acustic version)
4.Mary (Rmk-2).(2:20)
(Unreleased)
5.I´m In Tune.(4:50)
(A.k.a: "Getting In Tune")
6.Going Mobile.(3:42)

Side B: (21:53)

1.Too Much Of Anything.(3:04)
(Unreleased version)
2.Time Is Passing.(3:29)
3.Won´t Get Fooled Again.(5:52)
(Unreleased single version)
4.The Song Is Over.(6:14)
5.Baba O´Riley.(3:12)
(Unreleased Instrumental edit version).

The artwork, images taken in Manchester 1971, some selected as one more option
to be part of the album, as cover photo
.
Ok! That´s all.., and what´s next?
"Rock is dead, Long Live Rock!".. The Who version, in a few weeks, before the end of June.
Meanwhile, enjoy it.

Electric Light Orchestra - "The Lost Planet" - (A Suite of Symphonic Rock).

In the spring of 1972, the Electric Light Orchestra returned to Air Studios, London, England, to begin work on the band’s second album, titled “The Lost Planet“. But Roy Wood had become disillusioned with the group and soon left to form "Wizzard". Shortly after, another member, Bill Hunt left ELO by "Wizzard" too

 

After short time of reflection, ELO returned with Jeff Lynne's at the head of the band, dumpeding  the 'Lost Planet' idea, at the same time that he began to looking for replacement musicians, he think about a new concept for the album. 

So he asked ex-Move vocalist Carl Wayne to come in and sing on some tracks, and although they were perfectly fine recordings they weren't right for the album, so Jeff Lynne took over vocal duties himself.

 

The new project started in May and the sessions were extended until October, the result, now called ELO 2 would be very, very different to the original idea of ‌‌creating a conceptual album. ELO 2 was released in February 1973 by Harvest.  

ELO 2 It´s the least commercial-sounding album the band released, although it reached the British Top 40 album chart and contains the band's longest track, a anti-war song "Kuiama", but not in this reconstruction. Here´s a new mix.

 

But this album did not achieve the expected success due to the chain of errors, such as not including the song "showdown", or placing the long version of "Roll Over Beethoven" or not editing "From The Sun To The World", or to sequence the songs according to the number of minutes per side and not in the correct order to how the disc was cut.: 

 

Side A: