October 08, 2011

Beatles With Tony Sheridan: First Recordings: 50th Anniversary Edition




Just in time for the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first professional recording sessions in Hamburg, here comes a reiissue of said recordings in a deluxe package from Time Life. THE BEATLES WITH TONY SHERIDAN: FIRST RECORDINGS: 50th Anniversary Edition, is released to stores November 8th. The 2-CD set comes with a specially-designed book that is a historical trove of concert and intimate photos taken by Astrid Kirchherr and others who were with The Beatles during the early days of their career. The book also includes handwritten biographies by each member of the group, signed contracts, original artwork taken from posters and records, and text by Hans Olof Gottfridsson, who has spent years researching this period of the Beatles’ career. As Gottfridsson notes in the book for THE BEATLES WITH TONY SHERIDAN: FIRST RECORDINGS, Polydor executive and big band leader Bert Kaempfert discovered the group in a German nightclub, signing them to his own company and then releasing the songs through Polydor. The night they signed the contract at Kaempfert’s kitchen table, the four Beatles wrote brief autobiographies, reproduced here in their original handwriting. Through a combination of music, photos, documents, artwork and history, THE BEATLES WITH TONY SHERIDAN: FIRST RECORDINGS beautifully captures John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison just before they rocketed to international stardom. 




Also in time for the anniversary comes a new book from Spencer Leigh. The Beatles in Hamburg: The Stories, the Scene and How It All Began will be released by Chicago Review Press on October 1, 2011. The Beatles in Hamburg features interviews with the Beatles’ friends and contemporaries, including photographers Astrid Kirchherr and J├╝rgen Vollmer, bass player Klaus Voormann, Liverpool artists Gerry Marsden and Kingsize Taylor, singers Tony Sheridan and Roy Young, club managers Horst and Uwe Fascher, and many more. It is packed with close to 150 photographs of the Beatles and the Hamburg scene, some in full color and several never before seen.

Below is the tracking listing for both discs

Track Listings

Disc: 1

1. Ain’t She Sweet (U.S. version) – The Beatles
2. My Bonnie - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
3. The Saints (When the Saints Go Marching In) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
4. Cry for a Shadow - The Beatles
5. Why - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
6. If You Love Me, Baby (Take Out Some Insurance on Me, Baby) (U.S. version) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
7. Nobody’s Child (U.S. version) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
8. Sweet Georgia Brown (New lyrics) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
9. Ain’t She Sweet - The Beatles
10. My Bonnie (English intro) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
11. If You Love Me, Baby (Take Out Some Insurance on Me, Baby) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
12. Nobody’s Child - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
13. Sweet Georgia Brown (U.S. version) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
14. My Bonnie (German intro) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
15. The Saints (Medley version) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
16. Cry for a Shadow (Medley version 1) - The Beatles
17. Sweet Georgia Brown - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
18. My Bonnie (Medley version) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
19. Cry for a Shadow (Medley version 2) - The Beatles

Disc: 2

1. Ain’t She Sweet - The Beatles
2. My Bonnie - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
3. When the Saints Go Marching In - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
4. Cry for a Shadow - The Beatles
5. Why - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
6. Sweet Georgia Brown (New lyrics) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
7. My Bonnie (English intro) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
8. If You Love Me, Baby (Take Out Some Insurance on Me, Baby) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
9. Nobody’s Child - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
10. My Bonnie (German intro) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
11. The Saints (Medley version) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
12. Cry for a Shadow (Medley version 1) - The Beatles
13. Sweet Georgia Brown - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
14. My Bonnie (Medley version) - Tony Sheridan And The Beatles
15. Cry for a Shadow (Medley version 2) - The Beatles

You get this album on Amazon.com at:

http://www.amazon.com/Beatles-Tony-Sheridan-First-Recordings/dp/tracks/B005NF2UQ4/ref=dp_tracks_all_1#disc_1

Source: http://wogew.blogspot.com/2011/09/hamburg-revisited.html