The Paul McCartney Project

Home recordings, aka "The Braun Tape"

Circa July 1960 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Anthology 1 Official album.
Timeline More from year 1960
Studio:
Paul McCartney's Childhood Home - 20 Forthlin

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From The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four:

The July 1960 demos compiled on the Braun Tape represent a considerably more professional version of the Beatles than the April 1960 Kirchherr Tape represents. In terms of instrumentation, the demos are distinguished by McCartney’s June 30th purchase of a Rosetti Solid 7 electric guitar.

The tape includes nearly 60 minutes’ worth of music, and while most of it is valuable simply for its historical merits alone, the July 1960 recordings feature intriguing versions of Ray Charles’s “Hallelujah, I Love Her So” and a Lennon-McCartney parody of the Ink Spots entitled “You’ll Be Mine”. It also includes such future Beatles tracks as “I’ll Follow the Sun” and “One After 909”. Eleven tracks from the Braun Tape were later included on the Hodgson Tape, which McCartney compiled in 1960.

Last updated on October 8, 2015

Songs recorded


1.

Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Written by Ray Charles

Recording • Take 1

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


2.

Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Written by Ray Charles

Recording • Take 2

Album Officially released on Anthology 1


3.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


4.

Movin' And Groovin'

Written by Duane Eddy, Lee Hazlewood

Recording

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


5.

Ramrod

Written by Al Casey

Recording

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


6.

Instrumental #1

Recording

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


7.

You'll Be Mine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording

Album Officially released on Anthology 1


8.

Matchbox

Written by Carl Perkins

Recording

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


9.




12.

Instrumental #2

Recording

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


13.

Wild Cat

Written by Aaron Schroeder, Wally Gold

Recording • Take 1

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


14.

One After 909

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 2

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


15.

Some Days

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


16.

You Must Write Everyday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


17.

I'll Follow The Sun

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


18.

Hello Little Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli


19.

Wild Cat

Written by Aaron Schroeder, Wally Gold

Recording

Album Released on bootleg The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli

Staff

Musicians

Paul McCartney:
Guitar, Vocals
John Lennon:
Guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Guitar
Stuart Sutcliffe:
Bass

The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn

The definitive guide for every Beatles recording sessions from 1962 to 1970.

We owe a lot to Mark Lewisohn for the creation of those session pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details - the number of takes for each song, who contributed what, a description of the context and how each session went, various photographies... And an introductory interview with Paul McCartney!


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