This press release is a bit of old news on the Fab Four release front, but it’s good to see CNN getting in on the action. If you haven’t heard, the Star Club tapes are being remastered and re-released again. It looks like there is some additional unheard things here, and it all looks to be in better quality. They had said that this wasn’t going to be released, and was being held up by some red tape, but it looks like it will now be released.
If any of you haven’t heard the truly awesome Purple Chick Deluxe Edition set of the Hamburg Tapes, then I implore you to find it. It may just be better than this highlighted Fuego set. Of course, we’ll still get the “official” set from Fuego, but hold onto our archived Purple Chick copy. If you haven’t heard the PC set, then search it out. It is one of the most exciting boots to drop in a long time.
Here’s what we’ve read.
Fuego Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB: FUGO) announces that its majority owned joint venture Echo-Fuego has commenced the digital re-mastering and enhancement process to improve the quality of the historic Beatles lost tapes in preparation for its future release. The process will take a few months. Once finished the recordings will be part of an historic double CD featuring the 15 original recordings from 1963 and the 15 digitally enhanced recordings. The title of this historical collector’s item is “Jamming with Beatles and Friends, Star Club, Hamburg, 1962”.
This is an important historical recording because it was the very first time that Ringo Starr actually played with the group “live” after replacing Pete Best on the drums. Seven of the songs on this tape were later studio recorded and released by the group through E.M.I. but the remaining eight tracks were never released.
The recordings were made in 1962, a short time before their signing with E.M.I., during the FAB FOUR’S first live appearance together at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany playing before a small audience of about twenty to thirty people. The original tape of this live recording was “lost” for over 33 years in the record and tape collection of legendary music producer and promoter Mr. Jeffrey Collins.
The complete list of all the tracks and the story of how this historic lost Beatles tape came into the possession of Mr. Jeffrey Collins is now available on our Fuego Entertainment, Inc. web site at http://www.FuegoEntertainment.net.
This 15 track set was recorded at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany a short while after the Ted Taylor recordings and boast different and perhaps better takes of “A Taste of Honey” and “Hippy Hippy Shake” (using Tony Sheridan as a 5th Beatle). These are the only two songs found on the original Star Club releases with which this recording should not be confused.
Other tracks make good use of Kingsize Taylor’s Band “The Dominoes” who utilize their piano on such Beatles favorites as “Money,” “Twist and Shout” and “I Saw Her Standing There” all of which were subsequently used on the groups’ first studio recordings for E.M.I.
What makes this album truly unique are the eight songs not available on any previously released L.P.s or singles — which include Paul McCartney singing Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues” and George Harrison vocalizing Maurice Williams’ “Do You Believe.” One of the most outstanding tracks on this album must be “Ask Me Why” showing just how John Lennon and Paul McCartney became such a winning combination.
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Source: CNN Money