Saturday, September 6, 2014

"If You've Got Trouble" plus one.

The second half of the Beatles recording session for February 18 1965 featured two tunes recorded in the evening. Both of the songs were original Lennon/McCartney spectaculars.
The first song was given to Ringo for vocals and entitled "If You've Got Trouble". The band ended up only performing the song for one take and then some vocals and a bit of guitar were added to the backing. Very early in the session the song was deemed weak and thus did not appear commercially for over twenty years.
It was eventually mixed in mono on April 21 1976 simply for reference. Eight years later, EMI decided to try and release an album of studio rarities so "If You've Got Trouble" was once again mixed and edited. This version was also not released and ended up on various bootlegs.
Finally, the song was remixed for stereo and was released commercially on the EMI/Apple 3-LP/2-CD "Anthology 2" project.
The other tune recorded and completed at this session was written mainly by Paul and entitled "Tell Me What You See" which ended up on side 2 of the UK Parlophone LP/CD "Help!". It took four takes and addition vocals and percussion were overdubbed.
"If You've Got Trouble" can be found with early mixes on the following bootlegs: the vinyl "File Under: Beatles", "Sessions" and the CD "Unsurpassed Masters, Volume 2".
Here is a sample of the Unsurpassed version:

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