December 17, 2009 11:18 AM Subscribe
What are the most interesting Beatles bootlegs? How do you get them? Are there any interesting "legit" bootlegs?
posted by musofire to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
For years I've been reading about bootleg recordings of the Beatles in studio. These aren't the "unplugged" recordings, or alternate takes that sound more or less the same as the ones we've all heard a million times on the records. They're slow versions of songs that were released fast, or versions done to a different beat -- versions that helped the Beatles figure out what their song wanted to be.
How can I hear these? Are they available in libraries? Are there safe sites from which to download them? (Yes, I'm aware that they are illegal recordings.) Are there any legally released bootlegs with significant differences from the original release? I don't need to keep them on my computer, I just want to hear'em.