This is rare private recording collections called "The Alf Bicknell Tapes". Include home demo and studio monitor recordings.
Alf Bicknell was Beatles' body guard and driver in their tour years. In 1966 when Beatles stopped concert tour John Lennon gave these tapes to him. Many years later these tapes were found in auctions. Because sold them by himself!!
And now,These tapes were collected here!! Track listing.....
John composing demo, Flat 3, 13 Emperor's Gate, London, between Jan 1-15, 1964 01.If I Fell George composing demo, Palace Court Hotel, Bournemouth, between Aug 19-24, 1963 02.Don't Bother Me
Paul, acoustic guitar ideas, 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool July 1963 03.Instrumental #1 04.Instrumental #2 05.Michelle 1:03 06.Instrumental #3 07.Instrumental #4 08.Instrumental #5 09.Three Coins In The Fountain
Paul & John (* with possibly John on drums), 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool July 1963 10.Rockin' And Rollin' (piano, bass, guitar) 11.Rockin' And Rollin' (fragments with trumpet + 2nd guitar) 12.Rockin' And Rollin' (false starts) 13.Rockin' And Rollin' (overdub of trumpet & 3rd guitar) 14.Rockin' And Rollin' (2nd overdub of vocals) 15.Instrumental *
monitor mixes of unused takes, Abbey Road, London July 30, 1963 16.Please Mr. Postman (take 3) 17.Please Mr. Postman (take 9) 18.It Won't Be Long (take 7) 19.It Won't Be Long (take 10?)
unkown date 20.Listening to the radio #1
taped off the radio from PGTB #6, July 23, 1963 21.Love Me Do
John & Paul, possibly at 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool July 1963 22.Tammy / Over The Rainbow
John, George & Gerry Marsden, Royal Pier Hotel, Weston-Super-Mare, between July 22-27, 1963 23.1 Kings: 17 / 18; Psalm 23, Psalm 24
John, George & Gerry Marsden, Weston-Super-Mare, between July 22-27, 1963 24.Asking for directions #1 25.Asking for directions #2 26.Asking for directions #3 27.Asking for directions #4
John, Cyn, Julian, George + unidentified man, 251 Menlove Ave., Liverpool July 15, 1963 28.Dialogue (with music on the hi-fi) 29.Unintelligible, distorted speech
Paul & child, 1963 30.Tape noise / Nursery Rhymes unkown date 31.Listening to the radio #2
The Fourmost - recording session, Abbey Road, London July 24, 1963 32.Hello Little Girl #1 33.Hello Little Girl #2 34.Hello Little Girl #3
Sound quality is not so good because these tapes were recorded by
hand held microphones with reel-to-reel recorder in early 60's.
So please bid by serious collector's only!!
300 limited pressings.
Silver factory pressed disc with jewel case.
No cheap home-made copy.
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