christine~ (eppylover) wrote,

55 and still eppifying

~*~*~Happy Birthday To Me!~*~*~
In celebration, here is my present to those of you who don't have these rare bootleg cuts yet.
Most of them are poorly recorded - but these are indeed our guys without the frills.
And I do so enjoy these sweet little cuts.
(Please let me know if any links are expired and I'll reupload them for you)

What's The New Mary Jane
Dropped from the White Album in favor of "Revolution 9". Recorded on August 14, 1968. This is the shorter, less 'trippy' version - the 'full' version can be heard on Anthology 3.

Yer Blues [Acoustic]
No drums, slight difference in lyrics.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps [Acoustic]
It may be only in the eppylover's subjective interpretation, but it seems so obvious to me that, at least in this acoustic version, George's lyrics and tone of voice are speaking directly to Brian. See what you think.

Because [a Capella]
If anyone ever had any doubts about the perfectly pitched voices of Brian's boys, this version of their voices alone (no instrumental accompaniment) of should settle things once and for all:
They may not have possessed the melodic tones of opera singers, á la Freddie Mercury, but their pitch was certainly right-on - not to mention those voices that were so perfectly suited to each other that it was pure magic all the way.

Brian Epstein Blues
Listening to this studio outtake, I'm not certain what John's intentions were. What I am sure of, however, is that this piece of crap music is definitely not a tribute. Recorded July 19, 1968, not even one year after his death, it is fated to stand as the only song any Beatle ever wrote for Brian Epstein. Sad.
If Paul or Ringo have any balls at all, they should correct this discrepancy.
However, as much as Brian loved John
(and as much as John said, immediately after Brian's death, that Brian was lovable -- direct quote)
Lennon broke my heart with this one.

The Happy Rishikesh Song
Happy, happy, joy, joy, John, John.

He Said, He Said [Home Tape]
John Lennon and Peter Fonda on acid. Lennon, frightened and disoriented, said he felt like he was dying. Peter responded with a story about how he was almost killed as a child, and that he knows what it's like to be dead. Lennon was not comforted and seethed, "You're making me feel like I've never been born." This was the first attempt to put this conversation into a song.

The Maharishi Song

Here's a great site for lyrics for songs by Beatles and Beatles-related people --
most of the site's in French but the lyrics are in English --

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