Get Back sessions - January 3, 1969

Friday, January 3, 1969 • For The Beatles
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Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK

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From “Drugs, Divorce and a Slipping Image – The Complete, Unauthorized Story of The Beatles’ ‘Get Back’ Sessions, by Doug Sulpy:

On the second day of rehearsals things become a bit more structured. The Beatles organize their into what is jokingly referred to as a schedule (in actuality a collection of individual song lyrics attached to a clipboard) which at this point include “l’ve Got A Feeling, ” “Two Of Us,” “All Things Must Pass,” “Don’t Let Me Down” and ‘ ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.” Despite Paul’s attempts to coordinate the rehearsals, The Beatles often ignore the new material in favor of Oldies, ranging from Old standards (“Tea For Two Cha-Cha,” “What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For”), to ’50s rock ‘n’ roll classics (“Blue Suede Shoes,” “Crackin’ Up,” “All Shook Up”), performances of semi-contemporary songs by Bob Dylan (“Please Mrs. Henry,” “l Want You,” “Blowin’
ln The Wind”) and versions of their own songs (“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “I’m So Tired”). Most interesting of all, perhaps, are a number of performances of Lennon/McCartney compositions from the dawn of their songwriting partnership. One of these, “One After 909,” will be rehearsed throughout the “Get Back” sessions and included in the film and album “Let It Be.”

Some time is also spent discussing topics related to the live show, such as whether to include older songs or not, what type of audience it will have, and where it will take place.

This session offers the first group performances of Georg* “Al Things Must Pass” and Paul’s “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Two Of Us” and “I’ve Got A Feeling” are also rehearsed.

Last updated on June 28, 2017

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Drugs, Divorce and a Slipping Image - The Complete, Unauthorized Story of The Beatles' 'Get Back' Sessions

The definitive guide to the Get Back sessions, released in 1994 and updated in 2007. In the author's own words:

New, completely revised edition! This new volume isn t just a compilation of material from the 1994 book Drugs, Divorce and a Slipping Image (also later published as 'Get Back') and 'The 910's Guide To The Beatles Outtakes Part Two: The Complete Get Back Sessions' (2001). I've re-listened to the entire canon of available Get Back session tapes, come up with a bunch of new conclusions (and even a handful of new identifications!), and pretty much re-written half the book from scratch. In addition, great effort has been made to improve readability of the book. Songs have now been put into groups (generally by Nagra reel, or series of them), rather than describing each performance separately, as was done in the original. In every way, this is the book we wished we could have written in 1994.

As the paperback version is out of print, you can buy a PDF version on the author's website


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