Monday, February 21, 2011

The Unreleased Beatles Album: Part II

EMI's roll-out of legendary vault material from the Fab Four continues.

New out this week -- The Beatles' often bootlegged Rabbi Saul from 1967.

From EMI's press release:
This album was recorded for the benefit of Queenie Epstein on the occasion of her son Brian's untimely death. The idea was simply to cheer her up after her terrible loss, but not content with being cheered up, Queenie wanted to have the album released, claiming it would make "a pile." When the group refused, she sued, claiming that since they had given her the album, she owned it outright. The court case was continued until Allen Klein took over the management of the Beatles, at which point Mrs. Epstein inexplicably dropped the suit.

Hey, Juden
Here Comes My Son, the Doctor Robert
Helter Schmelter
Your Mother Should Only Know
If I Kvell
Mocky Raccoon
Sexy Seder
The Schul on the Hill