Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The Decca Tapes

Hey guys, today we're looking at The Decca Tapes, these are from The Beatles' audition, at the Decca record company, of January first,1962.

The Beatles preformed a number of 1950's tracks, a couple of early 1960's tracks and a few Lennon/McCartney tracks. However, Decca rejected The Beatles with the famous quote "We don't like their sound, and electric guitars are on the way out".
Lots of people obviously poke fun of that in retrospective, as it would have been a great deal to have The Beatles in your record company, but this audition hardly showed their true potential. Plus the repertoire were kinda silly with George doing Sheik of Araby and Paul doing Besame Mucho.
It would take another year before The Beatles got their record contract with Parlophone for the Please Please Me album.

Anyway, for the tracks on The Decca Tapes:
  1. Like Dreamers Do" (Lennon/McCartney)
  2. "Money (That's What I Want)" (Gordy/Bradford)
  3. "Till There Was You" (Meredith Wilson)
  4. "The Sheik of Araby" (Smith/Wheeler/Snyder)
  5. "To Know Her Is to Love Her" (Phil Spector)
  6. "Take Good Care of My Baby" (King/Goffin) (not released)
  7. "Memphis, Tennessee" (Chuck Berry) (not released)
  8. "Sure to Fall (In Love with You)" (Cantrell/Claunch/Perkins) (not released)
  9. "Hello Little Girl" (Lennon/McCartney)
  10. "Three Cool Cats" (Leiber/Stoller)
  11. "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" (Buddy Holly) (not released)
  12. "Love of the Loved" (Lennon/McCartney) (not released)
  13. "September in the Rain" (Warren/Dubin) (not released)
  14. "Bésame Mucho" (Consuelo Velázquez)
  15.  "Searchin'" (Leiber/Stoller)

Here's the download link: http://www.filestube.com/42a9d694dd5d75c903e9/go.html

Enjoy these



  1. wow thanks for the songs
    but...is it really okay to give the D/L link just like that?

  2. Thanks man for the songs, I really like this blog :)

  3. @ Guy Incognito: I should think so, yeah, most of the stuff I link to is unreleased stuff anyway, so I doubt they are protected by copyright and even if they are, well then I'm fucked :P

  4. Meh, I really have never been able to get into their first albums. When they started getting stoned and fighting with each other, they really got cookin'

  5. again thanks for the links bro! love this blog

  6. thanks again for the music bro

  7. is it weird if i only like their compilation albums?

  8. creating new playlist now!

  9. gotta say, I prefer their last 4 or so albums... definitely going to give this a spin though

  10. i really miss this old shit, def need to give this a listen guys ;)

  11. thanks for he link but is it legal?

  12. i have a full disco here i love beatles

  13. i think i will point out my friend who is a total betlemanic to your blog. he is a walking encyclopdia of info about the beatles.

  14. Great list! I love the Beatles!