"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."
"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.
From Doctor Mooney:
"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.