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Beatles Bop: Hamburg Days
     

Beatles Bop: Hamburg Days

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by The Beatles
 

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No matter what everyone once thought of these recordings, they hold more value and mystery now than they ever could have when they were originally issued. Part of it is the mythology of the Beatles, but the rest is in the raw, live, sexual energy that these recordings themselves project. It's also an indisputable fact that the Beatles never, ever rocked harder than on

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No matter what everyone once thought of these recordings, they hold more value and mystery now than they ever could have when they were originally issued. Part of it is the mythology of the Beatles, but the rest is in the raw, live, sexual energy that these recordings themselves project. It's also an indisputable fact that the Beatles never, ever rocked harder than on these sessions with Tony Sheridan and then-drummer Pete Best from 1961-1964. While Tony Sheridan may never have been the singer either Paul McCartney or John Lennon was, he was a solid rock & roll singer, and the Beatles had never thought much about playing pop music at point -- as these recordings truly attest. The wildness in all six versions of "My Bonnie" (three mono, three stereo), "Sweet Georgia Brown," "The Saints," "Take Some Insurance out on Me Baby," "Nobody's Child," "Ain't She Sweet," and "Cryin for a Shadow," in all their mono, stereo, and medley versions, tell a story of risk, innocence, and raw nerve on the part of the Beatles, and until this Bear Family edition of the complete German studio sessions, it had never been told before. The package contains two CDs, 38 selections, and pristine sound. There is also a booklet with every single session note obtainable as well as many photographs and even a reproduction of the contract between the Beatles and Bert Kamephert as administered by the late Brian Epstein. This is an amazing document, one that opens another dimension unto the world that the Beatles entered and then changed.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4000127164476
catalogNumber:
16447

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. My Bonnie
  2. My Bonnie
  3. My Bonnie
  4. The Saints
  5. Cry for a Shadow
  6. Why (Can't You Love Me Again)
  7. Nobody's Child
  8. Ain't She Sweet
  9. Take Out Some Insurance on Me, Baby
  10. Sweet Georgia Brown
  11. Sweet Georgia Brown
  12. Sweet Georgia Brown
  13. Take Out Some Insurance on Me, Baby
  14. Ain't She Sweet
  15. Nobody's Child
  16. My Bonnie
  17. The Saints
  18. Cry for a Shadow
  19. Cry for a Shadow
  20. Swanee River
  21. Swanee River

Disc 2

  1. My Bonnie
  2. My Bonnie
  3. My Bonnie
  4. The Saints
  5. Cry for a Shadow
  6. Why (Can't You Love Me Again)
  7. Nobody's Child
  8. Ain't She Sweet
  9. Take Out Some Insurance on Me, Baby
  10. Sweet Georgia Brown
  11. Sweet Georgia Brown
  12. My Bonnie
  13. The Saints
  14. Cry for a Shadow
  15. Cry for a Shadow
  16. Swanee River
  17. Swanee River

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beatles   Primary Artist,Track Performer
John Lennon   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Paul McCartney   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Electric Bass,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Shouts
Bert Kaempfert   Musician
Pete Best   Drums
Tony Sheridan   Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Jurgen Kramer   Musician
Stuart Sutcliffe   Bass
Roy Young   Piano
Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Jimmy Doyle   Drums
John Watson   Drums

Technical Credits

Paul McCartney   Liner Notes
Bert Kaempfert   Producer,Liner Notes
Pete Best   Liner Notes
Milton Ager   Composer
Howie Casey   Liner Notes
Stephen Clifford   Illustrations
Gerhard Henjes   Engineer
Jurgen Kramer   Illustrations
Ulf Kruger   Contributor
Paul Murphy   Producer
Stuart Sutcliffe   Liner Notes
Jack Yellen   Composer
Roy Young   Liner Notes
Gilles Valiquette   Illustrations
Peter Nash   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Tape Research
Bernd Matheja   Concept,Illustrations,Creative Consultant
Holger Von Bargen   Art Direction
Alistair Taylor   Liner Notes
Astrid Kirchnerr   Contributor
Wolfgang Taubenauer   Artwork
Fred Dellar   Illustrations
Anja Esselmann   Photo Scanning
Fritz Bauer   Illustrations
Gilles Valiquette   Illustrations

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Beatles Bop: Hamburg Days [CD Box With Book] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the Beatles best album. The original fab four consisted of Pete Best, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison. Pete Best was an incredible drummer that should have remained with the group. His powerful "atomic Beat" added a harder "punk" edge to the Beatles music. Once Brian Epstein stepped in as the Beatles manager, he ruined the band by softening their image for mass consumption. Pete was out and Ringo was in. They had lost their edge and would never be the same again. John Lennon once said," We were at our best when we were playing in the dance halls of Liverpool and Hamburg. The world never saw that." Well, with this CD you can experience the magic of the savage young Beatles !
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the classic album by The Beatles originally released in 1964 under the title “The Savage Young Beatles.” Pete Best was the original drummer for the Beatles. THE single biggest mistake the Beatles ever made was to sack Pete Best. His drumming is impeccable and this outstanding disc proves it. Songs like “My Bonnie”, “Cry For A Shadow”, “Ain't She Sweet ” and “Nobody's Child” show just how good a drummer Pete was. In the early days of Beatlemania Pete Best WAS the Beatles. He was by far the most popular member and a huge reason they got noticed by Brian Epstein. If it wasn’t for Pete they may not have gotten signed to EMI. It truly is sad that the Beatles were not signed to Decca records. If they had, Pete would have probably stayed with the group and Mike Smith would have done a better job as their producer. Imagine what Pete’s enormous talent could have contributed to “Sgt.Pepper’s”, “Revolver” and “Abbey Road”. The Beatles would have been a hundred times more popular had he stayed!!! I highly recommend this CD for any fan of early British rock and the Beatles.