Friday, 24 September 2010

Kum Back: Bootleg Beatles album from 1969

Hey guys! Today we’re looking at a rather interesting bootleg album, by The Beatles. This album, Kum Back, appeared in September 1969, and contains recordings from the Get Back sessions, which took place in January 1969.

It is the first ever Beatles bootleg album, and apparently the second bootleg album ever (The first one being Bob Dylan’s Great White Wonder, which appeared in July 1968). 

This album was, according to the grapevine, an early mix of the Let It Be album, and is rumored to have been spread by Lennon, who apparently brought this early mix to America, on one of his visits in 1969, and traded it for some unreleased recordings. 

Kum Back includes early takes of Get Back, Two of Us, I’ve Got a Feeling, Don’t let Me down, The Long and Winding Road, For You Blue and I Dig a Phony, these tracks are all found on the Let It Be album. The second track is The Beatles’ version of Jimmy McCracklin’s “the walk”, from 1957. The third track on Kum Back is “Teddy Boy”, a really McCartneyish song (I’m sure Lennon would classify it as a case of “Paul’s Granny shit”). This song would later be included on the b-side on McCartney’s first solo album, titled McCartney, released in 1970.

Back cover/track list, funny thing is that some of the tracks are identified wrong,

Back cover/track list, one small correction: The second track is The Walk, not Can You Dig It, which this cover states.


Download link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EB80TUT6


Cheers

18 comments:

  1. nice I am a big fan of this album

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  2. Wow I didn't know bootlegs were around in the 60s. I know that sounds ignorant and stupid, but I thought they were a more recent fad! Cool article.

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  3. keep it, second thing I've downloaded in 2 days haha

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  4. nice ill tel lmy friend he loves the beetles

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  5. Look forward to your next update! :D I'll keep in touch. Thanks for the support!

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  6. oh for real i can download this? im on it!

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  7. i been listening to the collection some today hail yellow submarine SUPER SPACE JELLY IN YOUR BRAIN

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  8. Very nice album of the beatles, I love 'em

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  9. Thanks a lot im getting that for sure :)

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  10. you can never have too much beatles in your life :)

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