Get Back Camera B Rolls - Vol. 10

The Beatles
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Label Unicorn
Catalogue No. UC S019/S020
Matrix No.'s C.D. 1 - 3207061-1
C.D. 2 - 3207062-1
Country Of Origin   England
Release Date 2002
Total Time C.D. 1 - 65.29
C.D. 2 - 65:19
Comments: Exactly what it says on the label, it is the complete recorded sound during the "Let It Be" sessions of January 1969 as recorded by Camera B. For a brief explanation of how these recordings were made, see The Box Set Main Page

This is Volume 10 being from January 29th and January 30th 1969.
The first C.D. of this volume (Disc 19) continues the final practice session of January 29th and does contain what sounds like the first time George puts forward his idea for a solo album.
The second C.D. (Disc 20) concludes the final practice session of January 29th, with some old rock 'n' roll pieces, including an excellent "Mailman", a nice version of Teddy Boy and they end the session with an amusing run through of Two Of Us. The last three tracks are the highlights of this set though, when The Beatles take to the roof and Camera B takes to the Streets of London. We hear the concert from the street level with the Camera B soundman conducting some interviews with passers-by. Unfortunately his interview technique is appalling, repeatedly asking the same questions, and although he has spent the last month with the lads, he doesn't seem to know his subject matter at all. Luckily, the comments from the interviewees save the day.
One can clearly hear from street level just how loud the concert was, and it was LOUD.

The timings I give for each recorded titled musical piece are for the actual musical content. If there are any discussions, tunings or comments that accompany the piece, they can be spotted by the start time given of the next titled entry.
(I hope you can follow that !)

The collection comes in a nice solid box, housing 12 double c.d.'s in picture sleeves, therefore a total of TWENTY-FOUR c.d.'s !

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

C.D. 19

No. Full Detail
(preceded by Start Time, ending with track timing)
Roll 1140b Slate 431 contd.
0:00 All Things Must Pass Contd. from previous reel. (DDSI no. 29.27 contd.)
      Paul, "Voices."
      John, "We can do voices and spend an afternoon on it ...
             does every song have to have voices ?"

      Paul, "No, but this one is well suited to it."
      John, "They're all suited to it."
      John (to George), "You want voices ??"
      George, "If they're nice and just right."
      "It's 3:15"
      John, "Have they started the lunch ? ...
             I'd like boiled eggs and soldiers and toast."

      George, "Fresh mushrooms, and I'll have something raw".
       (webmaster@jpgr: Yummy, I'm partial to John's fancy myself)
2:44 Let It Down (DDSI no. 29.28)
      George's vocal is faint.
8:31 Let It Down (DDSI no. 29.29)
      Bass is very prominent.
      The vocal is more readily heard on this run through, with Paul joining in.
      Paul, "Are we having lunch soon ?"
12:14 Let It Down (DDSI no. 29.30)
      "Slate 433"
      Here George explains how he has more than an album worth of his own songs,
      and one can tell from his opening quip, he is not happy at having 2 songs per Beatle album;
      George, "I've got so many songs, I've got my quota of tunes for the next ten albums,
            I'd just like to, maybe, do an album of songs."

      John, "On your own ?"
      George, "Yeah. It would be nice. Mainly to get them out the way,
                        and secondly just to hear what all mine are like.
                        It would be nice if any of us could do separate things.
                        That would preserve the Beatle thing more.
                        All of these songs of mine I could give to people who could do them good,
                        but I suddenly realised I'm just going to do me for a bit."

      Yoko, "Great, that's a good idea."
      As this dialogue ends "Get Back" can be heard in a playback (DDSI no. 27.63P) as George starts again ...
15:25 Let It Down (DDSI no. 29.31)
      To end of reel.
Roll 1141b Slate 433
0:00 Let It Down (DDSI no. 29.31 contd.)
      Continued from previous reel.
1:51 Teddy Boy (Playback) (DDSI no. 24.33P)
      A control room playback, with some odd singing over the top.
      6:57 in, Paul says goodnight to George Martin, and
      some voices say goodnight back to him.
      7:13 The tape goes silent (they break for lunch).
7:20 I Want You (She's So Heavy) (Instrumental Jam) (DDSI no. 29.33)
      Volume fluctuates, presumably the mike is being moved.
      12:28 in, the tape goes silent again.
13:04 Something (John on vocal !) (DDSI no. 29.34)
      John, "Just going through the requests", then he takes
      lead vocal, although he doesn't remember many of the words.
      "Slate 434"
      The instrumentation is quite good and a bit heavy too.
      At end John says, "OK, shall we get on with the rock 'n' roll show ?"
      Just before reel ends John seems to be introducing everybody to somebody.
Roll 1142b Slate 434
0:00 Sexy Sadie (DDSI no. 29.35)
      Mainly just loose chords.
      John, "Pick a song, double it."
      Someone off-mike names a song.
      John, "We've done that, we know that easy."
      Someone then sings a line of "Old Brown Shoe". (DDSI no. 29.36)
      John, "George's blues boogie."
      Paul, "Is that what it's called ?"
      John, "Oh, you missed Gerry Marsden, he was here talking to George."
2:09 I Want You (She's So Heavy) (Jam) (DDSI no. 29.37) 1:06
3:16 She Gets Heavy (DDSI no. 29.38)
      John sings a brief bit of nonsense.
4:01 Dig It (DDSI no. 29.39)
      Instead of the famous names usually heard in the middle part of the song,
      John "sings" all the titles rehearsed during these sessions.
10:58 Besame Mucho (DDSI no. 29.40) 2:23
13:26 Three Cool Cats (DDSI no. 29.41) 2:30
16:00 Carol/Sorry Miss Molly (DDSI no. 29.42) 0:12
Roll 1143b Slate 437
0:00 I've Got To Find My Baby (DDSI no. 29.43)
      At end Paul suggests, "One After 909 ?"
      John, "F*ck you !" ....
      John, "We know this don't we, I mean, we know half of these less than this.
            ... it's like a waste of time."
0:45 One After 909 (DDSI no. 29.45)
      I don't think from the comment above that John particularly wanted to do this,
      so it's not surprising when he comes in late.
      At end John says, "Some honky tonk."
3:53 Honky Tonk (DDSI no. 29.46)
      Brief Instrumental
5:00 Improvisation
      Instrumental which turns into bits and pieces of "909"
6:59 One After 909 (DDSI no. 29.47)
      Interesting version, but a bit too much percussion.
10:20 Vacation Time (DDSI no. 29.48) 0:47
11:21 Cannonball/Not Fade Away/Hey Little Girl/Bo Diddley (DDSI no. 29.49) 3:15
15:53 Maybe Baby (DDSI no. 29.50)
      To end of reel.

C.D. 20

No. Full Detail
(preceded by Start Time, ending with track timing)
Roll 1144b Slate 437 contd.
0:00 Maybe Baby (DDSI no. 29.50 contd.)
      Continued from previous reel.
1:37 Peggy Sue Got Married/Thinking Of Linking (DDSI no. 29.51)
      This one is followed by some chat about the Buddy Holly songs they used to do.
5:00 Crying, Waiting, Hoping (DDSI no. 29.52) 2:40
7:42 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues (DDSI no. 29.53)
A strangely edited version of this take appeared on Anthology 3
10:32 Teddy Boy (DDSI no. 29.54)
      John sings the opening line as,
      "Teddy Boy, I love your daughter, right across the Irish Sea."
      This take does break down a couple of times, each time
      Paul briefly explains the format and they quickly carry on.
      Obviously they are thinking of going home now ready for tomorrow's performance ...
      Paul, "We'll be getting here about 7 or 8 for the film crew,
             or 9 if I can persuade Michael.
15:27 Teddy Boy (DDSI no. 29.54 contd.)
      To end of reel.
Roll 1145b Slate 437
0:00 Teddy Boy (DDSI no. 29.54 contd.)
      Continued from previous reel.
      Paul does break into some acoustic Teddy Boy, and then a whistling
      version for about 1 minute (at 6:09) but continues with a couple of breaks.
      John, "We're all ready for tomorrow ?"
      Paul, "Yeah."
      John, "Albert Hall, 5 o'clock, bring your own band."
9:23 Bring Your Own Band (DDSI no. 29.55)
      Paul makes up a "song" on the spot from John's last comment.
9:45 Little Lovin' (DDSI no. 29.56) 0:32
11:00 Two Of Us (DDSI no. 29.57)
      Nice opening, but quickly breaks down.
      Paul, "So, you're doing the show on the roof tomorrow, Mal ?"
12:25 Two Of Us (DDSI no. 29.58)
      Very nice version, until Paul slips into a strange ventriloquist comedy voice.
      John, of course, copies the voice as he too joins in.
      John, "We're all sleeping at George's tonight to get in the mood"

30th January 1969 - On The Roof
Roll 1146B1 Slate 1
Camera B is NOT on the roof.
Clearly, it has been designated to the streets of London.
The Beatles can be heard, but the tracks below are very stop start as the camera man repeatedly
hits the pause button as they wander around trying to interview people.
So, there are many street noises and a few interviews, but some feeble interviewing.....
0:00 Dialogue/Tuning
      The sounds of tuning and final checks are all a bit distant.
      Sounds of the street, as interviews commence.
3:24 Get Back (DDSI no. 30.1)
      As heard from the streets of London.
      A couple of interviews are heard, main question being,
      "Do you like the music you are hearing ?"
8:21 Get Back (DDSI no. 30.2)
      As heard from the streets of London.
      Interviewer, "This is the first Beatles public performance for some years."
      Girl, "You call that public !? ... I can't see them."
      Man1 (to Interviewer), "Do you know how long this racket is going on ?"
      Int. "About an hour."
      Man1, "You think so !"
      As the song finishes, John's "Daisy, Maurice" quote can be heard clearly in the street.
      Man2, "Can I ask who you are from, I'm from the Fleet Street News Agency ?"
      Int. "C.B.S."
11:31 Don't Let Me Down (DDSI no. 30.5)
      Int. "Excuse me, do you like the music you are hearing ?"
      Man3, "Not particularly, it's too loud." ....
      "This kind of music is o.k. in it's place, it's quite enjoyable.
       But I think it's a bit of an imposition to absolutely disrupt
       all the business in the area."
14.24 I've Got A Feeling (DDSI no. 30.6)
      Int. "Excuse me, do you like the music you are hearing ?"
      Girl, "Sure, course I do."
Take 2 Slate 1
0:00 Dialogue
      Man, "What exactly is going on ?"
      Int. "It's a live show on the roof up there."
0:27 One After 909 (DDSI no. 30.8)
      Man, "Who is singing ? ... this group, this isn't The Beatles."
      Int, "This IS The Beatles."
      Man, "Reproduction on that, shows the speakers aren't very good."
      Int. "It's a p.a. system, to get the sound out."
      At end of song John's "Danny Boy" can be heard (DDSI no. 30.9).
2:27 Dig A pony (DDSI no. 30.11)
      The false start is heard before the song starts properly.
      Girl, "What's the fee ?"
      Int, "Nothing."
      Girl, "Well, we're not going to be interviewed then !"

      Int. "What do you think of the music ?"
      Girl2, "Fantastic, lovely, when does it come out ?"
      Int. "Very shortly."
      Girl2, "So why is it up on the roof, with all that money they've got ?"

      Int. "Excuse me sir, do you know what music you are listening to ?"
      Man, "No, I have no idea, but it sounds wonderful."

      Int. "Knock on that door for us."
      Girl, "People will think it's a set-up, the director is my boy-friend."

7:30 I've Got A Feeling (DDSI no. 30.13)
      Int. "Do you like The Beatles music ?"
      Girl, "Yes, very much."
      Int. "Do you buy their records ?"
      Girl, "No, my son does."
      Int. "Do you know that this is their latest ?"
      Girl, "I gathered that."
      Int. "Think you'll but it ?"
      Girl, "I doubt whether I will, but my son probably will."
      Int. "It's a free show for all the mothers."
      Girl, "Lovely. ... every dinnertime ?"
10:17 Don't Let Me Down (DDSI no. 30.16)
      No interview worth recounting here.
13:08 Get Back (DDSI no. 30.17)
      Int. "This music makes you want to dance, does it ?"
      Girl, "Yes."
      Int. "Do you know what music you're listening too ?"
      Girl, "It's The Beatles, that's Paul McCartney singing that."
      Int. "This is going on their new L.P., buy it ?"
      Girl, "Definitely."
Roll B3 Take 3
0:00 Dialogue
      Various street sounds, then this piece has clearly been
      added, as it sounds like Camera B man confronts the police ...
      Int. "Excuse me, have you got a warrant to stop The Beatles playing their music here ?"

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