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 in October, 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.

But before, there may be some surprise, I don´t known.., meanwhile, be good.

 

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

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"https://www12.zippyshare.com/v/NWAlxagf/file.html 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; https://www21.zippyshare.com/v/2ebHYYpL/file.html 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, https://www2.zippyshare.com/v/OAf8UPj2/file.html 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).https://www94.zippyshare.com/v/CjLXmHgr/file.htmlAnd “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.https://www23.zippyshare.com/v/R45kjdDC/file.html 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,https://www100.zippyshare.com/v/fdIy3twW/file.html 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. https://www71.zippyshare.com/v/DSg2LxrV/file.html 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,https://www57.zippyshare.com/v/FPm1gqMw/file.html,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 https://www80.zippyshare.com/v/D1D5EyjN/file.html 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 https://www84.zippyshare.com/v/69v17ZMI/file.html 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, https://www81.zippyshare.com/v/YZxC5IgI/file.html 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?.

http://www96.zippyshare.com/v/1N2r3xlk/file.html 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 https://www13.zippyshare.com/v/GHqKRuPT/file.html 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: 

1. From the Sun to the World (Boogie No 1)

2. Mama...

3. Roll over Beethoven.

 

Side B: 

1. Kuiama

2. In Old England Town (Boogie No 2) 

 

I have divided the album into two suites chaining the songs with "link tracks", almost all of them are integrated at the beginning or at the end of the main songs, but for the listener I indicate them in the setlist. always following the original order as reference but without copying it, seeking the best cohesion in this reconstructution. 

 

Side A: (The Lost Planet Suite 1) (21:05)

 

1. From The Sun To The World.(Part I).(4:21)

     (Intermezzo)

2. Momma... (A.k.a: Mama...).(6:57)

     (Link Track#1)

3. Roll Over Beethoven.(Edit).(4:44)

4. Showdown.(Early version).(4:15)

5. Roll Over Beethoven.(Coda).(0:44)

 

Side B: (The Lost Planet Suite 2) (21:27)

 

1. In Old England Town.(Alt.mix).(5:26)

2. Everyone ´s Born To Die.(Remix).(3:38)

      (Link Track #2)

2.  Kuiama.(Part I & III).(9:40)

      (Link Track #3)

4. In Old England Town.(Reprise).(2:42)

 

Seen the result with the original lp, I think that here Jeff Lynne was worng, when leaving the project of "The Lost Planet", transforming it ,at the time of sequence it in ELO 2 because this work has always been a transitional album, in comparison with "The Lost Planet Suite", almost a masterpiece. Only hear it and compare.

 

The original cover for ELO 2 was design by Hypnosis. But in this new reconstruction, I have used photos taken during the mission to the moon of Apollo 17 and some photomontage. Initial Idea taken from the blogger AEC “Albums back from the dead”, and its cover for the same album, which looks really good at the same time as simple.https://www26.zippyshare.com/v/OwHpzRrG/file.html that's why it's very good.But now, enjoy with this new reconstruction of what could have been and was not, one of the best records from ELO: The Lost Planet.

 

Please, turn off the light and hear this reconstruction with headphones, lie on the the bed, close your eyes, relax,  and will have a good trip to the lost planet. But do not forget to come back!.

The Rolling Stones - "Emotional Rescue" (2nd acetate & alternate version).

Although it is cited as the beginning of the recording sessions of the album "Emotional Rescue", between January 5 to March 2, 1978, at the Pathé Marconi studios, Paris France; It is not quite correct, since these dates correspond in fact to the last sessions destined to "Some Girls", Lp published on June 9, 1978. The error, so to speak, is the outtake "Summer Romance", taken from that sessions.

Clarified this, "Emotional rescue" was conceived and developed in a very convulsive period within the band, almost in decomposition phase, full of interruptions due to personal problems related to justice, especially in the case of Keith Richards avoided going to prison, after paying bail, for possession of heroin while he was in a hotel in Canada. In addition, taking advantage of the group that Ron Wood had formed, The New Barbarians, to promote his solo album: " Gimme Some Neck", how Keith was forced to provide community services by giving a series of concerts in benefit of IAB (Institute of Assent for the Blind), in Oshawa, Ontario, Keith entered the Ron Wood formation.

The tour of The New Barbarians between April and May, 20 concerts in total, two in Canada and the rest in the United States, put a new parenthesis in the study work.

Mick Jagger was involved in the divorce of Bianca, Bill in the process of separation from Astrid, Ronnie also been arrested along with his partner Jo for possession of drugs in St-Maarten in the Caribbean.., and Keith, once again, with problems with Anita Pallenberg, now with an accidental death in the house they shared, which was under renovation, one of the masons, a 17-year-old boy, had been playing with her on Russian roulette and has blown his head off. The only one who seemed to be saved was Charlie, more concerned with hair loss. Under this climate the album "Some Girls" was developed and the following one, "Emotional Rescue".

So after the promotional tour of "Some Girls", on July 26, 1978 at the Alameda Coliseum, Oakland Ca.; tour did not have European part, the Rolling Stones locked themselves in the RCA studios of Los Angeles from August 26 to September 6 to rehearse new songs like: "My old Lady”; “Not the way to go”, “What gives you the right” o  “I´ll let you know”; along with other classical themes of Chuck Berry, Willie Dixon o Jimmy Reed.

The following appointment took place already in The Bahamas, at the end of the month of January of 1979 until the middle of February in the studies Compass Point of Nassau. Where now if, the real recording sessions started with the first attempt on “Emotional Rescue”, “I´m think I´m gonna mad” o “Little T & A” and others outtakes: “Lonely at tghe top”; Gangter´s moll” ;”Let´s go steady again” o “What´s the matter”.

After the tour with The New Barbarian has finished, The Rolling Stones tired with everything that was happening around they, left the American continent in the direction of France, where once again in the Pathé Marconi studies, they resumed the sessions for "Emotional Rescue" on June 19, prolonging them throughout the summer with more songs: ”Dance”; “Down in the hole”; “Hang fire”; “Heaven”; “Indian girl”; “It´s a lie”; “Let me go”; “We had it all”; “send it to me” o “No use in crying”. Many of which ended in the next album "Tattoo you".

In November, Mick and Ketih began to make the first mixes, but a fight between them, for the musical direction of the group, interrupted again the evolution of "Emotional Rescue" and both remained almost a month without seeing each other until the end of January.  Now in New York at the Electric Lady studios, the "glimmer twins" made peace and resumed the mixes. Mixes that according to Bill took longer than recording any other album.

Little by little, the project was taking form, thus at the end of March, the first acetate of the disc was made: “Down in the hole”; “She´s so cold”; “Claudine”; “We had it all”l; “·You Left me”; ·”Indian Girl”; “I think I´m gonna mad”; “Let me go”; “Emotional Rescue”; “Send it to me”; “Summer Romance”; “Where the boys go”;” Ain´t no use in crying”; “Dance”.

Before the end of that month , in New York was taken the famous thermographic photos that were later included in the album and its poster besides the promotional videos: “Emotional Rescue”, “She´s so cold” , “Where the boys go” y “Down in the hole”.

Between April and May more mixes and a new acetate, the one shown here.

Side A: 

1. Indian Girl.(6:38).

    (Full length version).

2. Emorional Rescue.(5:43).

     (Full length version).

3. Ain´t No Use In Crying.(3;26).

4. Claudine.(3:42)

5. I´m Think I´m Going Mad.(3:53).

 

Side B: 

1. Let Me Go.(3:46).

2. Where The Boys Go.(3:44).

3. Neighbours.(3:30).

4. Summer Romance.(3:14).

5. Down In The Hole.(3:52).

6. We Had It All.(2:50).

 

An alternative version of the album, in early June and a single "Emotional Rescue" ready for publication on June 20. Three days later the album was distributed in the United States and a couple of days later, on the 27th in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. It remained at No. 1 in the United Kingdom for 18 weeks, two more in the United States. 

Side A: 

1. Emotional Rescue.(3:39)

    (Single edit).

2. She´s So Cold.(3:59).

     (Clean version).

3. Send It To Me.(3;43).

4. In dian Girl.(4:23)

5. All About  You.(4:18). 

Side B: 

1. If I Was A Dancer.(5:51).

    (A.k.a: Dance Pt.2).

2. Summer Romance.(3:16).     

3. Where The Boys Go.(3:29).

4. Down In The Hole.(3:58).

5. Let Me Go.(3:51). 

After this introduction, I bring you in the alternative version, two different mixes: one made for the single "Emotional Rescue" and other of "She's so cold", called "Clean Version", with a censored verse: "she's so goddamned cold" ; sent this way to the radio stations. 

Finally, the acetate has been cleaned and remastered, song by song. https://www103.zippyshare.com/v/KwdJNx4Z/file.html And in it we can listen to unreleased songs as well as mixes totally different from the known ones.

The artwork, the one selected here,it was going to appear as a paper sleeve that enveloped the album of thermographic photographs, although later, the idea was abandoned, although there some were  promotional copies. O.K friends, enjoy it and be happy always, with music better.!

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti - Reconstructed Unreleased 2nd version.

Following a well-deserved rest after the New York concerts; shows that ended to the grueling promotional tour of "Houses of The Holy.". Jimmy Page called of the rest of the group to his house in Plumpton, in september of 1973, to begin to shape what would be the following study work: ”Physical Graffiti”, project still without concrete title.

Jimmy wanted a double lp and had two options: a studio album with new songs accompanied by another live record with the recordings of Madison Square Garden, in the style of what Pink Floyd had done years ago in 1969 with "Ummagumma". Or another, completely studio, where he would mix the new themes that already hovered in his head with other unpublished, discards product of other sessions from the times of Led Zeppelin III.

Thus, in November, the first sessions began for the new job at Headley Grange, a former hospice, built in 1795 in East Hampshire (United Kingdom), famous during the 70s for being not only recording studio and essay Led Zeppelin, like other bands such as: Bad Company, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, Peter Frampton, The Pretty Things, Ian Dury or Clover.

But these sessions were interrupted when John Paul Jones got tired of the frantic pace and left the band, to lead a quieter life as organist of Winchester Cathedral although it was officially said that he had fallen ill; part of the investment that had been made in the contracting of the studies was recovered, renting them to Bad Company, while Peter Grant was trying to convince Jones not to leave the group. 

In January, the fourth members of  Led Zepp