Sunday, 26 September 2010

Huge collection of Beatles home recordings

Today we're looking at an awesome collection of demos/early versions/home recordings, call them whatever you want.

Basically this is a huge ZIP-file, I stumbled on at BootlegZone's forum, which contains a lot of recordings from The Beatles' jam sessions at their homes.
The tracks are divided in six folders, which all covers a number of years, going back to 1958 to their later stuff from 1969.

The folders contains, aside from the tracks, some cool pictures with are cover and track lists for every "album" or in this case, folder.

The sound quality varies from quite poor to pretty good. I haven't listened to all of it, but it seems to me that the earlier recordings are worse quality than the later recordings, guess the equipment used for recording got better along the way? I dunno.

The ZIP-file is a two part file, available on Megaupload:
Part 1:
Part 2:

(If megaupload says "The file you are trying to access is temporarily unavailable." error, just try again a few minutes later)

The tracks are in .flac format, so you'll need a media player which support this format (Windows media player doesn't seems to do), I highly recommend using VLC-player, which can be downloaded free of charge if you don't already have it.

There are some really interesting pieces in here, so I highly recommend that you guys check this out.



  1. I love the beatles, I'll have to check it out.

  2. Beatles, still the best songwriters. Great stuff :D

  3. Can never go wrong with the Beatles...well, sometimes they can be a bit weird, but they're still mostly awesome.

  4. nice blog mate :) check mine out, following you btw.

  5. Love the Beatles, the Who, the Stones, all the ground-breakers who made it okay to rock out.

  6. Wow such rare stuff, I love your posts! Keep it up!

  7. I had a teacher who really liked this stuff, maybe I'll show it to her.

  8. thanks, now THIS IS MUSIC!!! none of this new crap, real stuff!

  9. awesome thanks my friend will love it im sure

  10. Thanks a lot for the links. Added them to my library :) The pictures were quite cool as well.

  11. Mmmmm beatlesssss. Far out man. I love the background too!

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  12. The Beatles are the best, they're the source of everything, so thanks for blog it.