Thursday, 23 September 2010

Primal Colours, unreleased album from 1968.

I recently started listening to bootleg recordings. You might ask, what are those? Well it is unreleased tracks or recordings from various sessions, and some of these bootleg tracks are rather interesting. I'll try to make a few more posts about it as I learn more about this whole bootleg thing and the community around it.

We are checking out an unreleased album called Primal Colours, today. This is a fascinating piece. An intended album release from 1968, which was pulled at the last minute, even tough some of the tracks sound like they still needed a little more editing.
Primal Colours contains some classic cuts. Many of these tracks would, later see the light of day, in slightly different form, in the wonderful White Album released later in 1968.

In May 1968, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison assembled at Kinfauns, George Harrison’s home in Esher, and demoed 23 songs. The majority of these songs were conceived during the group's visit to Rishikesh, India in the spring of 1968, where they undertook a transcendental meditation course with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Each of the Beatles left Rishikesh before the end of the course for various reasons, with Ringo Starr and then Paul McCartney departing first, and Lennon and George Harrison departing together later.

If you can't make out the track list from the picture above, here it is:

1. Brian Epstein Blues
2. Back In The U.S.S.R.
3. A Case of The Blues
4. Blackbird
5. Piggies
6. Birthday
7. Yer Blues
8. Mother Natures Son
9. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
10. Child Of Nature
11. Helter Skelter
12. Junk
13. Honey Pie
14. Old Brown Shoe

Download link here:

Hope you guys will enjoy these as much as I did. :)



  1. I'll give this a listen sometime.

  2. haha wow, that i actually remember this!
    downloading, thanks for putting this up man.

  3. Thanks for the read. Looking forward to more. :D

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  5. Hmmm ill check that out
    thanks mate

  6. Great share, thank you for this!

  7. thanks dude this is great to see

  8. Thanks for the mediafire link :)

  9. Thanks man, for sure gonna check it out!