At an asylum tea party get down one of our trusty patients lent us a copy of The Beatles first bootleg called Kum Back. Now our jukebox crucifix, pendulum hands and rock ‘n roll stethoscopes are swingin' as the rough and ragged sounds of the Get Back sessions are whistlin' through the asylum halls. If yer not familiar with Kum Back, it was created from an early acetate of the shelved Get Back album. Later known as Let It Be after the symphonic madman Phil Spector took over the helm.
Patients, we don't have the Kum Back bootleg for you today. But, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Let It Be we have the four-ringed electric circus, known as Get Back: With Don't Let Me Down and 12 Other Songs. According to Beatles folklore, the album was produced by Glyn Johns and taken from that one month rock 'n roll revival session in 1969 when The Beatles recorded every waking moment of their, back to basics album. Of course you'll recognize the six years past Please Please Me-esque cover. You know the whole story.
"The tape ended up like the bootleg version. We let Glyn Johns remix it, we didn't want to know. We just left it to him and said, 'Here, do it.' It's the first time since the first album that we didn't have anything to do with it. None of us could be bothered going in. Everybody was probably thinking, 'Well, I'm not going to work on it.' Nobody could face looking at it."
- John Lennon
Take Up Thy Rock 'N Roll Stethoscope and Walk,
Enjoy these 14cc of Get Back, Version III...
MP3: “One After 909”
MP3: “Rocker/Save The Last Dance/Don’t Let Me Down”
MP3: “Don't Let Me Down”
MP3: “Dig A Pony”
MP3: “I’ve Got A Feeling”
MP3: “Get Back”
MP3: “Let It Be”
MP3: “For You Blue”
MP3: “Two Of Us/Maggie Mae”
MP3: “Dig It”
MP3: “Long and Winding Road”
MP3: “I Me Mine”
MP3: “Across The Universe”
MP3: “Get Back (Reprise)”
"I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition."