This Box Set is OUT OF PRINT! Please Check Out My Other Auctions for rare records and unique items. 1963: The Beatles' Christmas Record.
Location: Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road. Flexi disc: 7, 1 side, 33 RPM. The first Christmas recording from the Beatles featured several renditions of the traditional carol Good King Wenceslas. " and individual messages from the four, ending with a closing chorus of " Rudolph the Red-Nosed Ringo. This offering, as well as 1964's, was scripted by Beatles' press officer.
Who had instigated the Christmas message programme. An edited version of this recording was sent to members of the Beatles' American fan-club in December 1964. 1964: Another Beatles Christmas Record.
Flexi disc: 7, 1 side, 45 RPM. Is sung, followed by individual messages to the fans. Mocks the prepared statement, doing an imitation of Paul Harvey. And includes his own pseudo-words and ad-libbing.Asks him if he wrote this himself, he says, No it's somebody's bad hand-wroter. It's been a busy year Beople peadles, one way and another, but it's been a great year too. You fans have seen to that. Thanks a lot folks and a happy-er Christmas and a Merry Grew Year. " The statement is apparently handwritten as at various points in the recording, McCartney reads "making them" as "melting them before correcting himself and George Harrison. Reads "quite a time" as "quiet time" before correcting himself with "great time" as well. Finishing up the record is a brief rendition of the traditional song Oh Can You Wash Your Father's Shirt? Another Beatles' Christmas Record was not sent to American fans.
Instead, US-based fans received an edited version of The Beatles' Christmas Record , which had been sent to British fan-club members in 1963. Also, as opposed to using flexi-discs, the US fan-club sent the message in a tri-fold cardboard mailer, with the "record" embedded in one of the flaps of cardboard. 1965: The Beatles' Third Christmas Record. Are dispersed throughout the record, alongside Lennon's. "Happy Christmas to Ya List'nas", Auld Lang Syne.Which briefly morphs into an impression of Barry McGuire. , a one-and-a-half-line version of the Four Tops. It's the Same Old Song. Members of the Beatles' US fan-club did not receive this (or any) Christmas flexi-disc in 1965.
Rather, they received a black and white postcard, with a photo of the Fab Four and the message Season's Greetings Paul, Ringo, George, John. The Beatle Bulletin , the publication of the US fan-club, explained in its April 1966 edition that the tape arrived too late to prepare the record in time for Christmas.
1966: The Beatles' Fourth Christmas Record Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas. Recorded between sessions for Strawberry Fields Forever., for the 1966 offering, the usual greetings and thanks gave way to a' Pantomime. Themed collection of original songs and comic skits.
The songs include "Everywhere It's Christmas", "Orowayna", and "Please Don't Bring Your Banjo Back". The sketches performed include "Podgy the Bear and Jasper" and Felpin Mansions. Once again, the US fan-club members did not get a flexi-disc.
1967: Christmas Time Is Here Again! Location: Studio Three EMI Studios, London. An elaborate production, Christmas Time Is Here Again! Was developed around the concept of several groups auditioning for a BBC. Serves as a refrain throughout the record.The Beatles portray a multitude of characters, including game show contestants, aspiring musicians ("Plenty of Jam Jars", by the Ravellers), and actors in a radio drama ("Theatre Hour"). At the end Lennon reads a poem, When Christmas Time Is Over. " This offering was likely a deliberate homage to/continuation of the broadly similar "Craig Torso specials produced for BBC Radio 1. That same year by the Beatles' friends and collaborators the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. And also shares much in common with their then-unreleased track You Know My Name (Look Up the Number).
While UK fans received a flexi-disc in an elaborate sleeve, North American fans received a postcard similar to that of 1966. 1968: The Beatles' 1968 Christmas Record. Flexi disc: 7, 2 sides, 33 RPM. The first Beatles Christmas fan-club disc to be recorded separately, the 1968 offering is a collage of odd noises, musical snippets and individual messages.McCartney's song "Happy Christmas, Happy New Year" is featured, along with Lennon's poems "Jock and Yono" and "Once Upon a Pool Table". Also notable is a rendition of Nowhere Man. Which Harrison recorded in New York. Also included is a sped-up snippet of the Beatles' own Helter Skelter. " and a brief snippet of Perrey & Kingsley's " Baroque Hoedown. , which was used three years later in Disneyland. S Main Street Electrical Parade. Are also heard in the background for part of the message.
The dialogue and songs for the flexi-disc were organised and edited together by DJ. And friend of the Beatles, Kenny Everett. Finally, the US fans got a flexi-disc for Christmas in 1968, but it came in a modified version of the 1967 UK sleeve. 1969: The Beatles' Seventh Christmas Record: Happy Christmas 1969.The final Beatles Christmas offering, Happy Christmas 1969 was also recorded separately, as the band had effectively split by this point. It features an extensive visit with Lennon and his wife Yoko. Estate, where they play what will Santa bring me? Appear only briefly, the latter to publicise his recent film, The Magic Christian. McCartney sings his original ad-lib, This is to Wish You a Merry, Merry Christmas.
" Starting at 1:30, at the tail-end of Starr's song, the guitar solos from " The End. Are heard, followed by Ono interviewing Lennon. For the only time, the North American and UK album sleeve jackets were identical.The North American version of the flexi-disc had an elaborate collage of the Beatles' faces on it (drawn by Ringo), while the rear album sleeve contained stick-figure scribbles made by his son, Zak Starkey. The item "The Beatles The Christmas Records Box Set STILL SEALED 7 Colored Vinyl Discs" is in sale since Thursday, November 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Music\Records". The seller is "plantlover6" and is located in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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