Friday, August 21, 2015

One two three FOUR (The Beatles) #449

The Beatles Free As A Bird/ I Saw Her Standing There/ This Boy/ Christmas Time (Is Here Again) (Apple, 7243 8 82587 2 2, 1995)

Long time followers of Goo Goo will remember I've already written about Free As A Bird as a vinyl single. By 1995 the 45 single was already a nostalgia item. The CD single had supplanted it unfortunately.

Good old Apple didn't miss a chance to put the song out in multi formats back in 1995.

The good thing on this version (produced in Holland btw) is that Apple retained the green apple for the centre of the CD and added a couple of tracks as a bonus as...

Hidden gems: The 45 had Christmas Time so a particularly spirited version (take 9) of Paul's I Saw Her Standing There is added (with great Ringo drumming intact) along with a couple of studio outtakes of John's This Boy; all those 'that boy', 'this boys' confused the lads big time.

Neither of these gems appeared in this form on Anthology 1 - so...rare!!

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