The Analog Kid blog has been featuring out-of-print ’80s albums on “The Lost Boys” series for quite a while, and now it’s time for the ’70s to join the party! “Lost In The Flood: Hard-To-Find ’70s Albums” will give you the chance to listen to some great music from the ’70s that can no longer be easily acquired on-line or at your local record store (especially since many of you probably no longer even HAVE a local record store!).
It’s Beatles week here on the Analog Kid blog! Tell my why, you ask? Because it’s important to know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall*…
Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Volume 1 was the first Beatles album that I actually purchased on my own. It was September of 1986, and I spent a whopping $3.99 for a new vinyl copy at the Sound Warehouse on Lamar Blvd. in Austin. I also picked up Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Volume 2 that day, along with a copy of The Velvet Underground’s Loaded.
Are you not entertained?
Don’t misunderstand me– I had certainly owned other Beatles music before that day. I grew up listening to (or, rather, scratching the hell out) of my parents’ copies of Revolver and Hey Jude, and I had received the red and blue greatest hits albums as Christmas presents back in high school. That day in Austin was different, though– this was my own purchase, and it set the stage for for my massive ingestion of the entire Beatles catalog over the next 12 months.
You see, my timing was perfect: in early 1987, Capitol Records finally started releasing the original U.K. versions of the Beatles’ albums on CD. I bought them all on the day of release, and by Christmas of ’87 I could sing the entire Beatle catalog forwards and backwards (and yet somehow, I avoided going on a vicious killing spree). And I haven’t stopped listening since…
Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Volume 1 was originally released back in 1976 as part of a two-LP set. Producer George Martin actually created new mixes for the album after he heard the inferior quality of Capitol’s intended masters, and those mixes are unique to this release. Since Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Volume 1 has never been issued on CD, I carefully created the 320 kbps rip presented below from the same record that I purchased in Austin on that memorable day back in 1986. I will leave it up to you to discover the differences in the versions, or to simply crank it up and dance around your apartment in your underwear singing “Bad Boy.” Not that I ever did that, of course…
The Beatles: Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Volume 1
Capitol Records, 1976
320 kbps vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid
1. “Twist And Shout” (Medley/Russell)
2. “I Saw Her Standing There” (Lennon/McCartney)
3. “You Can’t Do That” (Lennon/McCartney)
4. “I Wanna Be Your Man” (Lennon/McCartney)
5. “I Call Your Name” (Lennon/McCartney)
6. “Boys” (Dixon/Farrell)
7. “Long Tall Sally” (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell)
8. “Rock And Roll Music” (Berry)
9. “Slow Down” (Williams)
10. “Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey” (Lieber/Stoller/Penniman)
Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
11. “Money (That’s What I Want)” (Bradford/Gordy. Jr.)
12. “Bad Boy” (Williams)
13. “Matchbox” (Perkins)
14. “Roll Over Beethoven” (Berry)
* 4,000 holes (in Blackburn, Lancashire)
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
The Beatles: “She Said She Said” (Lennon/McCartney)
From the album Revolver
Capitol Records, 1966
The Beatles: “Rain” (Lennon/McCartney)
From the album Hey Jude
Apple Records, 1970
Originally released as the b-side of “Paperback Writer” in 1966
The Beatles: “Day Tripper” (Lennon/McCartney)
From the album 1962-1966
Apple Records, 1973
Originally released as a 7″ single in 1965
The Beatles: “A Day In The Life” (Lennon/McCartney)
From the album 1967-1970
Apple Records, 1973
Originally released on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in 1967
The Velvet Underground: “Who Loves The Sun” (Reed)
From the album Loaded
Cotillion Records, 1970
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Holy Christmas Cards!! I love this frigging blog! I’m not a big surfer of the Interwebs, but every few weeks I check back with “the kid” and, by God, he does not disappoint! Remixes of these Beatles classics, including my beloved “Money…” and “I’m Down”. What else does one head, two ears and a seismic stereo system need. Once more, and not for the last time, God Bless You, Analog Kid, Wherever You Are!!
Thanks for sharing this, I remember this came out as a double-album in the UK with a different cover also.
The BBC had a radio documentary a few years back where they had fans from the early days of the Beatles in Liverpool describe what it was like hearing them live in the Cavern. There is an extremely interesting part where one fan describes how the intro to the song ‘Money’ back then used to be a few minutes long & was designed to drive the fans wild in anticipation of what was about to come. Let me know if you’d like to hear this …
Another version worth a listen on my BLOG: https://judemacforever.com/blog/rock-n-roll-music-acetate-1976-the-beatles