THE BEATLES Baby It’s You (1995), Free As A Bird (1995) & Real Love (1996)

So… you’ve got the new 2009 remasters, the three Anthology releases, the 2CD BBC Recordings and all the vinyl oddities that haven’t been re-issued on CD yet. All set? Not yet… not without these. In 1995-96, The Beatles released three Maxi-Singles promoting Live At The BBC and Anthology 1 & 2, each containing 3 unreleased tracks available nowhere else (not counting bootlegs & fan club releases, of course). All together now in one 70MB swoop. Hear the wacky re-mix for “Yellow Submarine.”

Baby It’s You (1995)

Baby It’s You (From Live At The BBC)
I’ll Follow The Sun (BBC LiveNov 17, 1964) Previously Unreleased
Devil In Her Heart (BBC LiveJul 16, 1963) Previously Unreleased
Boys (BBC LiveJun 17, 1963) Previously Unreleased

 

Free As A Bird (1995)

Free As A Bird (From Anthology 1)
I Saw Her Standing There (Take 9 – Feb 11, 1963) Previously Unreleased
This Boy (Incomplete Takes 12 & 13 – Oct 17, 1963) Previously Unreleased
Christmas Time (Is Here Again) (Nov 28, 1967) Fan Club Only LP Release

 


Real Love (1996)

Real Love (From Anthology 2)
Baby’s In Black (Hollywood Bowl – Aug 30 1965) Previously Unreleased
Yellow Submarine (New 1996 Mix – May/June, 1966) Previously Unreleased
Here, There & Everywhere (Take 7+13-Jun 16 1966) Previously Unreleased

 

30 Comments

  • 1
    ALTCERF
    October 16, 2009 - 05:39 | Permalink

    Ohhhh! Thanks very much!

  • 2
    Art Ducko
    October 16, 2009 - 06:53 | Permalink

    Thanks again Willard. It's nice to have these available. I still don't don't understand why Apple doesn't officially release the Beatles Christmas cd. It floated around on vinyl back in the 80's, & unfortunately I lost my copy, & even though I have the Purple Chick version, I'd like to hear it remastered & legit. They're barmy not to do this.

  • 3
    Anonymous
    October 16, 2009 - 07:43 | Permalink

    Yes, thanks very much, after all the remasters hype, it's nice to have something different.
    well done and keep up the good work
    JPM

  • 4
    Anonymous
    October 16, 2009 - 08:48 | Permalink

    Hey Willard, Thanks, wacky but fun and better than the original!

    Cheers! CM

  • 5
    Albert
    October 16, 2009 - 15:12 | Permalink

    Thanks, Willard!

  • 6
    Anonymous
    October 16, 2009 - 15:44 | Permalink

    I might be wrong (I'm not a Beatles expert, not at all), but wasn't there a legit box set of the BBC Recordings as well? 4 CDs or something?
    -MLP

  • 7
    Capt. Willard
    October 16, 2009 - 16:17 | Permalink

    Not legit. Only the 2CD issue from Apple (so far).

  • 8
    steve simels
    October 16, 2009 - 17:11 | Permalink

    Wow.

    Seriously, this is too cool for words — thanks for putting it up.

  • 9
    Anonymous
    October 16, 2009 - 19:40 | Permalink

    I'm one of these suckers that buys everything that comes out, I have the first two singles but not the third thanks for the post.
    I wonder if they're done releasing stuff yet? Thanks again, Grant

  • 10
    Capt. Willard
    October 16, 2009 - 20:35 | Permalink

    You mean WE are TWO of those suckers.

  • 11
    drfeelgoed
    October 17, 2009 - 11:12 | Permalink

    Thanks again, Willard, nice one.

  • 12
    Brent
    October 17, 2009 - 11:50 | Permalink

    You commandeered a mighty good find, Colonel. Even when the Beatles' vaulted material was unleashed during the 90's; these maxi-singles sold out fast, especially in specialty vinyl shops! Thank you for allowing us to attain these gems without breaking our kid's piggy banks!

  • 13
    taro nombei
    October 22, 2009 - 14:18 | Permalink

    Wonderful. Many thanks indeed from another (sporadic) completist.

  • 14
    Gerard
    October 24, 2009 - 09:56 | Permalink

    Thanks!

  • 15
    Anonymous
    November 10, 2009 - 04:29 | Permalink

    Thanks man. Big Beatle fan here, I just saw a programme on PBS about how much the Beatles meant to the Russian people. It was inspiring, and they certainly have their share of Beatle fans as well. Finally McCartney played over there in Red Square, I'm sure it was a milestone performance for many of them to actually see.

    ~Johnny Two Hats

  • 16
    Archivist
    December 21, 2009 - 00:30 | Permalink

    Boatloads of thanks and appreciation for this post!

    Cheers!

  • 17
    Private Beach
    April 8, 2010 - 10:45 | Permalink

    I guess Apple are saving the Christmas fan club singles for the next Beatles remastering when Paul McCartney's pension fund runs low in another 20 years. George Martin's grandson will be on hand to supervise.

  • 18
    Anonymous
    December 2, 2010 - 02:15 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard!
    -jrsfarm-

  • 19
    Willard
    July 9, 2011 - 11:57 | Permalink

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  • 20
    Late as usual
    September 1, 2011 - 00:56 | Permalink

    Thanks for the 2011 repost . . .out over elsesomehere

  • 21
    Terry
    November 24, 2011 - 12:21 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard – I didn’t know these existed.

    • 22
      Willard
      November 24, 2011 - 13:10 | Permalink

      Hard to believe there were actually “low profile” Beatles releases. Especially around the time of Anthology.

  • 23
    Brian
    January 4, 2012 - 22:28 | Permalink

    I never much cared for “Free As A Bird”, in fact quite disliked it, though I have to admit I have not listened to it for years. Now, I haven’t even heard the other tracks on these maxi’s [in fact I never knew they existed], but I’m confident I’ll find them more fun. Many thanks, Willard.

    -Brian

  • 24
    Willard
    January 4, 2012 - 22:54 | Permalink

    Me either.

  • 25
    Derek
    January 24, 2012 - 09:42 | Permalink

    How do Free As A Bird and Real Love stand up against the rest of the Fab’s catalog all these years down the line? I wonder if, like Live at Hollywood, they’ll be gradually airbrushed from the official canon, or whether they sit easily along with all the other singles?

    For me it was just the sound quality on John’s voice on FAAB that didn’t work, and on Real Love he sounds like he’s on helium, it’s been so sped up. (The out-of-phase stereo versions are probably most listenable versions of these tracks)

  • 26
    Willard
    January 24, 2012 - 10:39 | Permalink

    I was never a fan of either. But, I don’t think you have to worry much about down the line. Half of them are dead and by the time the other half is gone, guys like you and me won’t be so critical. And when critical guys like you and me are gone, the only thing that will remain is the product to sell. Of course… they’ll make use of every item they’ve got.

  • 27
    keef
    January 18, 2013 - 14:27 | Permalink

    Thanks. I love this place.

  • 28
    fhdskaj
    October 9, 2013 - 16:28 | Permalink

    how do i download these?

  • 30
    gijs
    June 20, 2014 - 11:30 | Permalink

    thanks!!!

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