Unheard Beatles material to be released?

Everytime you think you think that bootleggers have uncovered it all, and you are scraping the bottom of the Beatle barrel something like this happens. This gives us all hope folks! Just when you thought you’d heard it all and seen it all, an announcement like this is made.


We all know of the storied past that the majority of the recordings from The Beatles’ time in Hamburg. The (in)famous Star Club tapes have been the cause for lawsuits, and copyright infringement arguments. They have been officially released, and widely bootlegged all at the same time. It appears that there is still more to come from the Hamburg-era Fab Four. This is all new, and previously unreleased. We’ll have to wait and see if this hits the local record store shelves. We cannot wait.


Personally, I would love to hear the boys covering the Hank Williams’ classic “Lovesick Blues.” We’ll have to see what happens with these recordings, but it looks as if they will be headed to a store near you in the near future.

Here’s what we’ve read.

Label claims it has unheard recordings by the Scouse legends 

An independent record label based in Miami claims it has unheard live recordings of The Beatles from the band’s 1962 gig at Hamburg’s Star Club, which it is planning to release.

The recordings are claimed to be the first made after Ringo Starr joined the band as drummer, reports Billboard.

Fuego Entertainment has entered a joint venture with British producer/promoter Jeffrey Collins to release the 15-song recording.

The organisation claims the recordings include never-heard live recordings such as covers of Hank Williams’ ‘Lovesick Blues’ and Maurice Williams’ ‘Do You Believe’, as well as ‘Twist And Shout’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’, ‘A Taste Of Honey’, ‘Money’ and ‘Ask Me Why’.

Collins says he obtained the tape recordings of the performance from a DJ who he had booked to play on the same night as The Beatles, and that they have been restored since.

No release date has been set for the recordings.

Apple Corps, which maintains The Beatles’ business affairs, are looking into the claims.

Source: NME


6 Responses

  1. Unfortunately none of this article is true. Lovesick Blues is by some other group and the stuff the Beatles play on has already seen the light of day for years among collectors and even on some legit releases. All the same, the Star Club recordings are my favorite of all Beatle material!!! Mach Shau!

  2. wait, how do you know????

    this would be so heavenly.

  3. I have a boot with all this stuff on it from years ago. Apparently the company putting this out also has the boot and is claiming ownership or something… Anyway, the new songs are not the Beatles and the sound quality across the board is awful. It would be different if it were truly new material. That may yet surface but I’m not holding my breath.

  4. I’ve heard the same thing as Raj that it is not true. There is some interesting, though hard to hear material on the Star Club records. Example: John Lennon saying to the German audience something like “Just because you lost the war doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time”. Would be nice to hear, along with the Hollywood Bowl lp from 1977. But as I have complained time over and over, Apple doesn’t give a damn about Beatles afficionados.

  5. http://fuegoentertainment.net/fuegoplus/

    Check out that site. It says you have to be a membership to listen to it. After seeing the hip-hop atmosphere of the company that is releaseing the “lost tapes” I’m not sure what to expect for the future.

  6. horrible posts guys.

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