Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Beach Boys - Laugh

Everyone knows about SMILE and it's gooey backstory, so here are the unused segments (most of them) from those sessions mixed with two b-sides from Pet Sounds, their earlier and more famous outing.

This is a short EP that has 17 tracks.  It's pretty goofy, including some songless skits.  Overall definitely a decent addendum to SMILE.


Side A

1.  Laugh
2.  Tune X
3.  Hang on to Your Ego
4.  Brian Falls Into A Microphone
5.  Cool Cool Water
6.  Three Blind Mice
7.  I Don't Know
8.  Underwater Chant

Side B

9.  You're With Me Tonight
10.  Brian Falls into a Piano
11.  He Gives Speeches
12.  Cool Cool Water (reprise)
13.  Get Smart With Me And Laugh
14.  With Me Tonight (reprise)
15.  Trombone Dixie
16.  You're Welcome (To Laugh)
17.  You're Welcome

Bob Dylan - Mississippi

Tell Tale Signs is definitely one of the best of the official bootleg series.  Mississippi has three different takes and is one of my favorite Bob Dylan tracks ever.  This is a ten-song, hour-long album featuring all tracks from post-1980, when Dylan "supposedly" got bad.  Though he never returned to anything close to his former glory, he still continued to release excellent tracks, perhaps just fewer than in the 60s and 70s.

Buy Tell Tale Signs.  It's good.  Not all of these songs are from that bootleg.  Caribbean Wind is the acoustic version, which is far superior, as well as the Blind Willie McTell electric version.  Things Have Changed is taken from Side Tracks.  Dignity is the original version and 'Cross the Green Mountain is from a movie.


Side A

1.  Mississippi
2.  Mary and the Soldier
3.  Things Have Changed
4.  Series of Dreams
5.  Dignity

Side B

6.  Blind Willie McTell
7.  Red River Shore
8.  Caribbean Wind
9.  'Cross the Green Mountain
10.  Miss the Mississippi

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Cinema Impromptu - The Beatles

It's been far too long and as this is just a little side project I can only get to it when I have a small bit of free time.

It is now time to dump what I have been able to keep from two music harddrive crashes.  At one point I had 8,000 songs by The Beatles.

Cinema Impromptu is a strange little unreleased album.  Thematically it seems to flow very well and I spent many different drafts on it.  Originally I was going to do a whole catalog of Beatles bootlegs, one for demos, one for the white album, one for the let it be sessions, one for their pre-1963 material, etc.  But I have lost most of these bootlegs and playlists.

But I would never just give you an album I released a while ago and people have been begging me to reupload.  About 20 other strange beatles outtakes (and even some outfakes) in absolutely no particular order.  I'm not even listing the tracks, just explore it yourself.

But I will whet your appetite:  we got the 11 minute crazy version of Revoluton 1, the same song's demo, the brother malcolm version of Let It Be, a crazy christmas record, the incredibly rare acoustic version of Helter Skelter, etc.

Cinema Impromptu

Bonus 1

Bonus 2