Thursday, June 14, 2007


From BLZ:
"Assembled from the finest quality master tapes available, "From Kinfauns To Chaos" documents an ending and a beginning, the end of the Beatles as a cohesive assemblage, and the beginning of John and Yoko as a collective unit. This two - CD set features the most complete, best sounding version to date of the May, 1968 "White Album" demos recorded at George's "Kinfauns" Bungalow on disc one."
From maccafan:
"Disc 1: The Beatles gathered at George's house ("Kinfauns", in Esher, Surrey) around the third week of May 1968 to record demos for the forthcoming "White Album" on George's four track equipment. The tracks were mixed to mono by George. John, Paul and Ringo each received copies of this reduction tape. This first disc comes from John's copy and, actually, it is the best sounding version to date of these demos. "

Tracklisting can be found at either of the above links. I do not currently have Disc 2, but if anyone out there has it for DL, please advise.

As more of a querie, tacked onto part two I have added what I believe to be a segment of the legendary 27 minute version of Helter Skelter. At 11:59, when I pulled it a few years ago there was the promise of part two, which didn't surface. I can't remember who or where from whence I got it (I've since gotten better about documentation and archiving:), but if someone out there can verify, produce part 2, or something in-between, please advise. Until otherwise proven, I'm going on good faith that this music is what I was told.

"The doctors here at the asylum wanted to do a little research on this ferocious ditty. While we were hitting the books we came across a great Beatles reference book by Mark Lewisohn, The Beatles: Recording Sessions. According to Recording Sessions the Beatles recorded three different takes of Helter Skelter at Abbey Road on July 18, 1968. The first take clocked in at 10 minutes & 40 seconds, take two at 12 minutes & 35 minutes, and take three…the holy grail of all un-bootlegged Beatles tracks, a soul stoppin’ 27 minutes & 11 seconds. They came back to HS on September 9 to record takes four through twenty-one. It was after take 21 that Ringo screamed his famous lines, "I’ve got blisters on my fingers!"" That being said, this collection of demos is phenomenal, particularly to the fan. Some unused bits, either at the time or forever; John would rework Child Of Nature and George wouldn't release Circles for another 14 years.



ignacio said...

Muchas gracias por tu esfuerzo, tiempo y la excelente música.
Los mejores deseos.

wassonii said...

Hola: Es absolutley mi placer. Teniendo que utilizar las herramientas de la lengua para traducir, pero te es la mayoría de la recepción. ¡Todo el la mejor!

dave said...

The White Album was the first Beatles elpee I ever got (low number mono copy, worth nothing now because I've played it to death and all the inserts have gone)and is still my favourite. I'm really looking forward to this. Thanks!

Doctor Mooney said...

Hello! First off, let me introduce name is Doctor Mooney. Ha!

A while back you left a comment on my blog about the 12 minute helter skelter track. Remember?

Your comment totally slipped my mind until now. Due to an adventure on the golden rollercoaster...

Would it be possible for you to send me the said track for verification? If so, you would make our year here at the asylum!


By the way, I'm going to add yer blog to the sidebar! Love the site!

Doctor Mooney said...

Downloadin'!! Excited for a listen! At work, I'll get back to you with the diagnosis!



Doctor Mooney said...

Upon further listenin' it sounds as if the "Helter Skelter" that you have provided is actually the Anthology 3 version on a loop. Have you heard that version? If not, drop me a line and I'll get it to you.

What do you think?


wassonii said...

First off, thanks for takin time away from the practice to give a second opinion. Had listened to take two, but not as a comparison with the track in question and I have to say, I'm going with your prognosis. Listening to their numerous takes for other tracks, it is extremely rare to have as many aural similarities as I've found now that a proper track v. track has taken place. I'd like to hold out hope, but until further notice, this has to be an outfake.
Arrgh. Whence the grail?
Thanks again, Doc.
Hope all is well.