Bare It All - Vol. 5

The Beatles
Bare It All - Vol. 5 - CD cover Bare It All - Vol. 5 - CD back
Bare It All - Vol. 5 - Front Cover Bare It All - Vol. 5 - Back Cover

Label MasterJedi
Catalogue No.   MJ1311-5
Release Date   Early 2014
Total Time 58:44
Comments: One of the other highlights of the John Barrett tape cache was the bunch of solo Beatle outtakes that came with the set.
Astonishingly, very little of which had been heard of before.
We all know of the tracks that were included in the other parts of the Beatles group outtakes, but John Barrett had chipped out from the Abbey Road archives a few Solo Beatles recordings.
Again, Masterjedi has taken a look at the pieces that were spread between "True Masters", Vigotone’s "Through Many Years", Unicorn’s "Abbey Road Tapes Vol. 2" and Strawberry’s "A True Legend" to piece together the parts that were missing between each labels tapes.

Helpfully there was a full rundown posted on to the internet of where these tracks came from which we copy here: John Barrett Tapes - Cross Reference List
A cross reference list of the John Barrett tapes identifying the bootlegs on which they can be found !

A single c.d. to finish off the Bare It All set, again just a basic cover and no extra information.

The C.D.

No Artist Tracklisting Comments Time
1 Plastic Ono Band   "Slow Blues Jam" Outtakes from the Plastic Ono Band album.
Yoko takes the lead on these two jams - basically fashioned blues rockers at differing speeds
while Yoko shouts words and phrases in Japanese or modulates her voice, wailing at will.
2 Plastic Ono Band "Fast Rocker" 10:18
3 Ringo Starr The Wishing Book "Beaucoups Of Blues" outtake 3:06
4 Ringo Starr Nashville Freakout "Beaucoups Of Blues" outtake
Part of the 20 minute jam during the sessions.
5 Ringo Starr Stormy Weather "Sentimental Journey" outtake 3:02
6 Ringo Starr Octopus's Garden Originally made for George Martin’s "With A Little Help From My Friends" broadcast in December 1969
Part of the Beatles original backing (Bass, piano and lead guitar), plus Ringo’s vocal re-recorded for
broadcast to avoid problems arising from rules set by the Musicians Union.
7 Ringo Starr Wine, Women, and Loud Happy Songs From "Beaucoups Of Blues" 2:18
8 Ringo Starr Coochy, Coochy "Beaucoups Of Blues" outtake
Another Jam in the same vein as "Nashville Freakout", again edited down from a much longer take.
Not much different from the commercial version though eventually released on c.d.
9 George Harrison I Live For You "All Things Must Pass" outtake, this track has appeared on bootlegs,
mainly from acetate for a few years prior, and with a slightly different mix.
10 George Harrison Dehra Dun "All Things Must Pass" outtake
Ringo on drums and Klaus Voorman bass.
11 George Harrison Gopala Krishna "All Things Must Pass" outtake
A new piece to the puzzle and another track flavoured by Eastern tastes.
Think "My Sweet Lord" in terms of influence, more chant than dedicatedly Western pop-song.
12 George Harrison Going Down To Golders Green "All Things Must Pass" outtake
George using his waspish wit to take the mickey out of a slightly less affluent community in London.
Taking a Presleyesque styled riff and running with it.
Good fun to hear George amuse himself in the studio even if the track was never going to be taken as seriously as the rest.
13 George Harrison Get Back "All Things Must Pass" outtake
George had taken to re-arranging this Beatles track for Doris Troy to sing.
It’s more horns and piano than guitars for this reinterpretation.
14 George Harrison Pete Drake's Talking Steel Guitar "All Things Must Pass" outtake
Pete Drake turned up at the album sessions and George, obviously enthused by the technique of making your guitar sing, wanted to put the piece down to tape.
There's not much to this Beatle wise apart from George offering his thoughts from the studio as Pete plays guitar.

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