Beatles “Pepper’s” 6-CD Bootleg Issued to Compete w/Official 50th Anniv.

File under “B” for…. you know.

By Uncle Blurt

So you say you are enjoying that mega-Beatles box released the other day to mark the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band? Y(ou can read all about it HERE on our site.) Well, get set for an additional endorphin rush: The estimable Japanese Label Digital Archives Productions has just dropped its own version that by all accounts is remarkably competitive with the official EMI title, with comparable handsome artwork, intriguing song selection, and very good sound quality.

Titled Sgt. Pepper’ Lonely Hearts Club Band Recording Sessions Chronology, the bootleg is, like its aboveground brother, a six-CD set focusing on studio sessions for the landmark 1967 album and includes extensive documentation of both “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane,” which were released as a 45 and later surfaced on the Magical Mystery Tour soundtrack album.

You can find more information HERE – it will help if you can read Japanese – and meanwhile, check out the tracklisting, below.


CD 1
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO november 24th 1966 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
1. Rehearsal 2. take 1 3. take 1 overdubs
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO november 28th 1966 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
4. take 2 5. take 3 6. take 4 vocal 7. take 4
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO november 29th 1966 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
8. rehearsal fragment 9. take5 10. take 6 vocal 11. take 6  12. rehearsal fragment (remaster) 13. take 7 14. unknown take 15. take 7 rm 3
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO december 6/8th 1966 WHEN I’M SIXTY FOUR
16. take 1/2 17. take 3 announcement 18. take 2 basic 19. take 2 vocal
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO december 8th 1966 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
20. percussion reversed 21. percussion edit 22. take 24 23. take 25 track2 rs1
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO december 9/15th 1966 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
24. take 25 25. take 26 rm9 26. take 26
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO december 29th 1966 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
27. original mono mix
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO january 3rd 1967 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
28. U.S.stereo mix 29. U.K.original stereo mix

CD 2
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO december 29th 1966  PENNY LANE
1. take 6 basic piano 2. take 6 piano and harmonium
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO december 30th 1966  PENNY LANE
3. take 7
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO january 5-6th 1967  PENNY LANE
4. take 7 + take 4&6 5. take 7 overdub take 6
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO january 9th 1967  PENNY LANE
6. take 9 overdub sessions 7. take 9 without overdub
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO january 10-12th 1967  PENNY LANE
8. take 9 handbell track 9. take 9 oboe track 10. take 9 flute track 11. take 9 with vocal overdub 12. rm 8
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO january 17th 1967  PENNY LANE
13. take 9 piccoro trumpet 14. rm 9 15. rm 10 16. rm 11 (U.S. promo mono mix)
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO january 19th 1967  A DAY IN THE LIFE
17. take 1 18. take 2 19. take 4 20. take 4 basic track 21. take 4 vocal track
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO january 25th 1967  PENNY LANE
22. U.K. original mono mix

CD 3
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO january 20th 1967  A DAY IN THE LIFE
1. take 6 rough mix
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 1st/2nd 1967  SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
2. take 1 3. take 2 4. take 3 5. take 9 unedited 6. take 9 basic track 7. take 9 edit and combined 8. take 10
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 3rd 1967 A DAY IN THE LIFE
9. orchestra overdub 10. edit piece take 11 11. studio chat and overdub 12. bass and drums 13. middle eight vocals
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 8th 1967 GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING
14. basic track
REGENT STUDIO february 9th 1967 FIXING A HOLE
15. basic track 16. guitar and backing vocals
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 10th 1967 A DAY IN THE LIFE
17. take 7 orchestra track 1 18. take 7 orchestra track 2 19. take 7 orchestra track 3 20. take 7 orchestra track 4 21. 4 track tape remix 22. take 11
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 13/14th 1967  ONLY A NORTHERN SONG
23. take 3 24. take 12
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 16th 1967  GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING
25. unknown take 26. take 8 overdub 27. take 8
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 17th 1967 BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR KITE!
28. rehearsal 29. studio chat 30./31. take 1/2 edit 32./33. take 1/2 long version 34. take 3 35. take 6 36. take 7 rehearsal 37. take 7 38. take 9
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 20th 1967 BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR KITE!
39. sound effects
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 21st 1967 FIXING A HOLE
40. unknown take 41. take 3 vocal overdub
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 22nd 1967 A DAY IN THE LIFE
42./43./44./45. piano ending edit pieces

CD 4
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 22nd 1967  A DAY IN THE LIFE
1. RS 1 2. RS 2 3. RS 3 4. RS 4 5. RS 5 6. RS 6 7. RS 7 8. RS 8 9. RS 9 10. piano overdub
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 23rd 1967  A DAY IN THE LIFE
11. U.S. stereo mix  LOVELY RITA 12. take 8 instrumental
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO february 24th 1967  LOVELY RITA
13. take 9 bass and vocal
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 1st/2nd 1967  LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS
14. unknown take 1 15. unknown take 2 16. unknown take 3  17. take 6 monitor mix 18. RS edit take 6/7/8 19. take 7 instrumental  20. take 7 overdub 21. take 8 22. RM 20
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 3rd 1967  SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
23. take 10 guitar and horns
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 6th 1967  SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
24. applause overdub

CD 5
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 6th 1967  SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
1.4 track tape mix
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 7th 1967  LOVELY RITA
2. unknown take 1 3. unknown take 2 4. take 11 backing vocals
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 9th 1967  GETTING BETTER
5. unknown take 1 6. unknown take 2 7. unknown take 3 8. take 7
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 13th 1967  GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING
9. take 10 brass overdub
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 15th 1967  WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU
10. take 1 basic track
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 17th 1967  SHE’S LEAVING HOME
11. take 1 12. unknown take 1 13. unknown take 2
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 20th 1967  SHE’S LEAVING HOME
14. take 9 strings 15. take 9 first vocal 16. take 9 second vocal 17. 4 track tape mix
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 21st 1967  LOVELY RITA
18. take 11 piano solo
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 22nd 1967 WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU
19. take 1 reduction mix
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 23rd 1967 GETTING BETTER
20. take 14 21. take 15
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 28th 1967 GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING
22. take 10 vocal overdub 23. take 10 backing vocals 24. sound effects  BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR KITE!  25. take 9 effects overdub
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 29th 1967  BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR KITE!
26. take 9 remix
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS 27. unknown take
28. take 10 basic track 29. take 11 vocal 30. take 11 backing vocals

CD 6
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 30th 1967  WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
1. 4 track tape mix 2. take 11 overdub
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO march 31st 1967  BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR KITE!
3. sound effects overdub 4. organ overdub
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO april 1st 1967 SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (REPRISE)
5. take 5 6. unknown take 1 7. unknown take 2 8. take 9
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO april 3rd/4th 1967  WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU
9. unknown take 10. take 2 strings 11. take 1&2 remix 12. anthology mix
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO april 20th 1967  ONLY A NORTHERN SONG
13. take 3&12 14. take 3 overdub 15. RM 6
bonus tracks  STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
16. abbey road show mix 17. RM 3 take 7 18. take 7 take 24 19. take 25 alternate mix 20. RM 9 take 26  PENNY LANE  21. take 6/7  LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS  22. take 6 multitrack remix SHE’S LEAVING HOME  23. multitrack remix  BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR KITE!  24. take1&2 25. take 7&9 anthology mix 26. take 7 anthology video mix  A DAY IN THE LIFE  27. take1&2 intro 28. anthology mix  ABBEY ROAD STUDIO april 21st 1967
THE RUN OUT GROOVE 29. stereo mix 30. mono mix

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