Beatles Bop: Hamburg Days

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2001
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051644727
  • Catalog Number: 16447

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Bonnie - Tony Sheridan (2:45)
  2. 2 My Bonnie - Tony Sheridan (2:43)
  3. 3 My Bonnie - Tony Sheridan (2:08)
  4. 4 The Saints - Tony Sheridan (3:21)
  5. 5 Cry for a Shadow - Tony Sheridan (2:25)
  6. 6 Why (Can't You Love Me Again) - Tony Sheridan (3:00)
  7. 7 Nobody's Child - Tony Sheridan (3:55)
  8. 8 Ain't She Sweet - Tony Sheridan (2:13)
  9. 9 Take Out Some Insurance on Me, Baby - Tony Sheridan (2:55)
  10. 10 Sweet Georgia Brown - Tony Sheridan (2:05)
  11. 11 Sweet Georgia Brown (2:06)
  12. 12 Sweet Georgia Brown - Tony Sheridan (2:05)
  13. 13 Take Out Some Insurance on Me, Baby - Tony Sheridan (2:53)
  14. 14 Ain't She Sweet - Tony Sheridan (2:14)
  15. 15 Nobody's Child - Tony Sheridan (2:57)
  16. 16 My Bonnie - Tony Sheridan (2:30)
  17. 17 The Saints - Tony Sheridan (2:03)
  18. 18 Cry for a Shadow - Tony Sheridan (1:29)
  19. 19 Cry for a Shadow - Tony Sheridan (1:17)
  20. 20 Swanee River - Tony Sheridan (2:56)
  21. 21 Swanee River - Tony Sheridan (2:19)
Disc 2
  1. 1 My Bonnie - Tony Sheridan (2:45)
  2. 2 My Bonnie - Tony Sheridan (2:43)
  3. 3 My Bonnie - Tony Sheridan (2:08)
  4. 4 The Saints - Tony Sheridan (3:21)
  5. 5 Cry for a Shadow - Tony Sheridan (2:25)
  6. 6 Why (Can't You Love Me Again) - Tony Sheridan (3:00)
  7. 7 Nobody's Child - Tony Sheridan (3:55)
  8. 8 Ain't She Sweet - Tony Sheridan (2:13)
  9. 9 Take Out Some Insurance on Me, Baby - Tony Sheridan (2:55)
  10. 10 Sweet Georgia Brown - Tony Sheridan (2:05)
  11. 11 Sweet Georgia Brown (2:06)
  12. 12 My Bonnie - Tony Sheridan (2:30)
  13. 13 The Saints - Tony Sheridan (2:03)
  14. 14 Cry for a Shadow - Tony Sheridan (1:29)
  15. 15 Cry for a Shadow - Tony Sheridan (1:17)
  16. 16 Swanee River - Tony Sheridan (2:56)
  17. 17 Swanee River - Tony Sheridan (2:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beatles Primary Artist, Track Performer
John Lennon Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, 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
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    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 !

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