|Take It Off - Front Cover||Take It Off - Back Cover|
|Label||His Master's Choice|
|Catalogue No.||HMC 027|
|Total Time||Disc 1 - 77:38
Disc 2 - 64:42
|Comments:||TMOQ Gazette - Volume 15 - Take It Off
A very splendid time is guaranteed for all.
Another nice presentation in the "TMOQ Gazette" style.
|1||There's A Place||Take 1 (2:00)
All previous releases have omitted the brief pre-song studio chat
and slate call heard here for the first time
|2||There's A Place||Take 10 (1:50)
Slightly clipped on previous issues, this now features the intact fade-out
|3||I Saw Her Standing There||Take 1 (2:51)
A bit of Paul's bass, intro and slate call all included in pristine quality and unedited
|4||Misery||Takes 8 (13 seconds) & Take 9 (1:46)
Take 8 has been issued before but all versions released so far have cut abruptly as the song breaks down.
From this new tape we can now hear the next take, the previously unreleased Take 9
In it's entirety, no edits, pre-song chat, no effects for the very first time.
|5||Hold Me Tight||Take 20 (0:04 and 0:10) & Take 21 (2:26)
Although available before, it's included here as the very beginning was clipped on all previous issues
|6||Can't Buy Me Love||Takes 2 (2:28), Take 3 (0:34) & Take 4 (2:09)
A superior quality, unedited tape featuring the above three takes.
|7||She's A Woman||Take 3 (0:03), Take 4 (3:12), & Take 5 (3:58)
False starts abound, but this is previously unreleased takes 3-5.
There is a false start before Take 4 is called.
Take 4 complete to a natural conclusion.
Take 5 continues on after the fade with a ragged jam.
The title given to this set, "Take It Off", is George's adlib at the end of Take 5
|8||I Feel Fine||Take 1 (1:18) & Take 2 (1:22)
Available before, but without the pre-song run through and slate call heard here.
Take 1 features John singing in the key of A and breaks down at the point of the solo.
John asks if he sounds a bit strained.
Take 2 (which also breaks down) is done in the key of G and sounds better for it.
|9||Yes It Is||Take 1 (2:37) & Take 14 (2:41)
All previous issues of these takes feature omissions from the start of the first take,
and then from the end of the master recording, Take 14.
The version of Take 1 here includes a brief extract of John singing Georgie Fame's "Yeah Yeah",
plus a slate call from Norman Smith all missing from all earlier releases.
Take 14 includes a truncated comment from George Martin after the fade, regarding
the way they sing the words, "Please don't" ....
|10||Help !||Take 1 (0:13), Take 2 (0:16), & Take 3 (0:55)
A minor upgrade - all previous releases began with the first bass note,
this version has a fragment of studio noise at the very beginning
|11||That Means A Lot||Take 1 (2:47)
An upgrade in sound quality to all previous releases and
also the complete ending rather than a fade-out.
|12||Strawberry Fields Forever||Take 7 (3:06)
Takes 5 and 6 were recorded on 29th November 1966, the latter featuring a Lennon guide vocal.
The take included here is a stereo mixdown of Take 6 with ADT applied to the vocal track and
overdubbing of more instruments. This was considered "best" and three mono remixes were made,
the last of which is featured here.
This version of Take 7 includes some extra piano and brief sound effects after the song has concluded.
Sounds missed off virtually all other issues.
|13||Strawberry Fields Forever||RM3 (3:01)
The best sound quality to date that also includes George Martin's
announcement at the start which is often overlooked.
|14||Strawberry Fields Forever||Take 25 (3:27)
Claimed to be different to any other previous issue.
Take 25 here features a completely different mix with a layer of overdubs missing from all other versions.
A few seconds after the slate call that have been unavailable before.
Extra Mellotron and guitar track at the end heard clearly for the first time.
Plus a few extra seconds of psychedelia at the end which actually obscures John telling
Ringo to calm down which was clearly heard on previous issues.
|15||Strawberry Fields Forever||Take 26 (3:21)
The unedited tape with slate call and a few extra seconds at the start.
|16||When I'm 64||Take 3 (2:42) .... almost
"Take 3 a copy of Take 2"
The slate call is 100% genuine, but, the version on this tape was missing the bulk of the song.
So, on this version a "Take 3" has been re-created from the MOGGs and some 5.1 extraction.
|17||While My Guitar Gently Weeps||Take 1
Included here is the count-in from George and George's comment at the end.
"Let's hear that back"
And the whole thing in stunning quality, with no fake stereo or added echo.
|18||Hey Jude||Unknown Takes and Rehearsals
Hey Jude run through (5:02)
Las Vegas Jude (0:15)
Hey Jude section (0:18)
Hey Jude section (0:56)
Sound of a tape rewinding, St.Louis (0:27)
Whilst the bulk of this track will be familiar and is otfen identified as Take 10,
there are some previously unreleased fragments appearing here for the first time.
The song cuts into "Las Vegas Jude" improv then Paul starts the first new fragment of
just a few seconds which features some first lines of the song, before he stops to clear his throat.
Paul starts again and about a minute of another new performance begins.
Unfortunately, this cuts short and the tape jumps to the familiar "St. Louis Blues".
However there is one tiny fragment included here as John says "boys" right at the very end.
For unknown reasons trimmed off all previous issues.
|19||Not Guilty||Take 102 (4:16)
Unedited complete version with count-in and no fade out.
In the best sound quality to date.
|20||How Do You Do It||(Original demo) - NOT the Beatles version, nor Gerry's.
Performed by Barry Mason and backing from some members of the Dave Clark Five.
The original songwriting demo acetate presented to Ron Richards by Mitch Murray that
was stored in a drawer until they decided what to do with it.
|1||Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band||2:01|
|2||With A Little Help From My Friends||2:43|
|3||Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds||3:26|
|5||Fixing A Hole||2:37|
|6||She's Leaving Home||3:22|
|7||Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite||2:35|
|8||Within You Without You||5:05|
|9||When I'm 64||2:37|
|11||Good Morning, Good Morning||2:36|
|12||Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
|13||A Day In The Life||5:03|
|16||2. John - Sgt.Pepper||13:41|
|17||3. Paul - Sgt. Pepper||10:52|