TMOQ Gazette Vol.4 - Rehearsals at 3 Savile Row

The Beatles
TMOQ Gazette Vol.4 - Rehearsals at 3 Savile Row - CD cover
TMOQ Gazette Vol.4 - Rehearsals at 3 Savile Row - Front Cover

Label HMC (His Masters Choice)
Catalogue No. HMC 016
Country Of Origin   Japan
Release Date 2011
Total Time C.D. 1 - 78:59
C.D. 2 - 77:11
Comments: Another Let It Be outtakes set.
Having played it through, I can't think of any reason for this to be listed as essential !

The quality of the presentation of this set is as good as recent HMC sets.
Thick cardboard DVD-sized cover contains thick quality card 24 page booklet in book form, with nice artwork, informative script and the two c.d.'s housed in plastic built-in sleeves within each cover.

Note: For an explanation of "DDSI" numbers see DDSI - An explanation (The numbers listed here are the 2007 edition)

C.D. 1

No Tracklisting DDSI Number and Comments Time
1 Medley:
    Get Back
    Brown-eyed Handsome Man
    Short Fat Fanny
24.91/24.92 4:10
2 Get Back 23. 4:30
3 My Baby Left Me/That's Alright Mama 21.31 4:37
4 Forty Days/Too Bad About Sorrows 21.45/21.46 3:00
5 Blues Instrumental 23.30 8:58
6 Her Majesty 24.58 2:19
7 There You Are Eddie 24.59 4:17
8 Medley:
    Digging My Potatoes
    Hey Lilly, Lilly Ho
    Rock Island Line
24.71/24.72/24.73 2:28
9 Medley:
    Tiger Rag
    Michael Row The Boat Ashore
    Singing The Blues
24.77/24.78/24.79/24.80 6:16
10 Dig It 24.82/24.83/24.84/24.85
At end, John says, "That was 'Can You Dig It' by Georgie Wood ...."
11 Medley:
    Take This Hammer
    Long Lost John
    Five Feet High And Rising
    Bear Cat Mama
    Black Dog Blues
    Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo
    Run For Your Life
31.04 8:46
12 Medley:
    High School Confidential
    Great Balls Of Fire
    Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
26.19/26.20/26.21 7:03
13 River Rhine/Long And Winding Road 28.03 5:21
14 I Want To Thank You 23.56
This is Billy Preston during a break in rehearsals

Note: For an explanation of "DDSI" numbers see DDSI - An explanation (The numbers listed here are the 2007 edition)

C.D. 2

No Tracklisting DDSI Numbers and Comments Time
1 Let It Be 25.81
At start Paul is playing the piano, George asks, "Do you know chopsticks"
"Slate 355"
At end, "Shall we hear it back ?"
John, clearly surprised, "Hear it back !?"
2 Dig A Pony 21:47
At start, John: "All I want is you ... avec simplisimo"
At end, Paul; "Glyn would like us to do it one more time, shall we oblige him ?"
John then almost launches into Fats Domino's "I'm Ready", with one line heard.
3 I've Got A Feeling 21.65
At end, John; Don't Let Me Down Baby"
4 Don't let Me Down 21.66
Over 8 minutes of attempts at the song and rehearsals.
After first short false start version, John mentions "Bulldog Drummond",
After next break down, John; "I think you're all bloody stupid"
Then sings "Dicky Dicky Murdoch, Dicky-Doo"
5 She Came In Through The Bathroom Window 21.78
Very slow lethergic version
6 Get Back 23.
"Slate 298 on B Camera"
This recording is just a composing run-through.
7 Two Of Us 24.27
1-2-3-4, into a nice short take, George, "There was only one middle 8"
During next ptactice Paul sings, "Desmond had a barrow" as the song starts
8 Dig A Pony 21.39 ?
Very heavy guitar start then a raw run through.
9 Don't Let Me Down 22.46 ?
Paul sings a few lines, Billy on organ. Then a composing sequence.
Pauls says to John, "You should start on your own, then I join in"
10 Something 29.34
John at start, "Just goung through the requests"
Mostly instrumental, but includes John singing Something.
at end, John, ok, shall we get on with the rock'n'roll show ?"
11 The Long And Winding Road (Cha-cha) 26.85
      Mock Spanish cha-cha version
      At end, Paul, "Alright lads, that's enough, we could go on all bloody day."
An excerpt from this cha-cha version was used in the film Let It Be.
12 Let It Be 26.74 3:59
13 Strawberry Fields Forever 27.02 2:09
14 Lady Madonna 31.34 3:47
15 Love Me Do 28.40 2:42
16 For You Blue 25.29
     This track is all practice and discussion, with one amusing exchange:
     Paul, "Yoko, can you just lift up the leg of your chair ?"
     John, " ... and dance."
     At 3:41 in, "Slate 343", Other quotes:
     George, "Glyn, would it be possible for me to stand up, I prefer standing".
     John, "I wish I could get a real steel".
17 Teddy Boy 24.
at end, Paul; "It's nice, that key change" John; "What is it ?"
18 Child Of Nature 24.22
At end John says, "Be nice to play Hawaiian on that."

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