Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Unreleased Beatles Album: Part I

Interesting news from EMI -- as a followup to the Apple/Apple roll-out of The Beatles catalog to iTunes, they're also releasing, at long last, some of the vault stuff from the Fabs that fans have been clamoring for all these years.

First up next week: George Harrison's legendary solo album Lifting Material From the World (1969)

From the EMI press release:
"This album brings out a rather curious side of George Harrison's personality, which is perhaps related to his obsession with money. George recorded this album in disguise, didn't tell any of the rest of the group about it, tried nonetheless to get it released through Apple, and then lied about everything it involved when the whole sordid business came out."


My Sweet He's So Fine
My Sweet White Christmas
My Sweet Fair Lady
My Sweet Michelle
My Sweet Bobby McGee
My Sweet Lullaby of Birdland
My Sweet Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
My Sweet Greensleeves
My Sweet Ave Maria

Also out next Monday: John Lennon's primal screamer Fuck Me? Fuck You! (1970) [cover not shown]

From EMI:
"The big break-up brought a number of albums by John in its wake, of which this was the only not released. It consists entirely of John screaming at people."


Fuck You
Fuck Your Mother
Fuck Your Wife
Get Fucked
Fuck You Where You Breathe
Ah, Fuck
Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuckfuck Fuckfuck

[h/t Blank Frank]