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The Beatles with Tony Sheridan - Beatles Bop - Hamburg Daysdotdotdot
artworkThis is the complete Polydor sessions from Tony Sheridan and the Beatles, recorded in Hamburg between 1960 and 1962. The only instro here is "Cry For A Shadow," but there are 3 different takes, each in stereo and mono. For you can't get enough of the Fab Four fans, this is a copmpletist's dream. 21 mono tracks, 17 of which are also here in stereo.
Picks: Cry For A Shadow, Cry For A Shadow (medley version 1), Cry For A Shadow (medley version 2), Cry For A Shadow, Cry For A Shadow (medley version 1), Cry For A Shadow (medley version 2)

Track by Track Review


Cry For A Shadow dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

The only instro the Fab Four recorded was a Shadows tribute, and in their style. Its minimal melody line is enduring, with Los Straitjackets covering it today in their live sets. This recording is interesting more for its oddness in the annals of the Beatles than for its pure instro value. It is not a surf tune, but it is as close as these boys would ever get. Incidentally, this is the only writing collaboration between George Harrison and John Lennon, as well as the only instro they ever recorded.

Cry For A Shadow (medley version 1) dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This recording is spike with screams from band members and more spunk than the "released" version. The guitar break is a little different, and they launched into something else that's faded out here (it's extracted from a medley). The drums thunder and rock more too.

Cry For A Shadow (medley version 2) dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This recording is spike with screams from band members and more spunk than the "released" version. The guitar break is a little different, and they launched into something else that's faded out here (it's extracted from a medley). The drums thunder and rock more too.

Cry For A Shadow dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

The only instro the Fab Four recorded was a Shadows tribute, and in their style. Its minimal melody line is enduring, with Los Straitjackets covering it today in their live sets. This recording is interesting more for its oddness in the annals of the Beatles than for its pure instro value. It is not a surf tune, but it is as close as these boys would ever get. Incidentally, this is the only writing collaboration between George Harrison and John Lennon, as well as the only instro they ever recorded.

Cry For A Shadow (medley version 1) dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This recording is spike with screams from band members and more spunk than the "released" version. The guitar break is a little different, and they launched into something else that's faded out here (it's extracted from a medley). The drums thunder and rock more too.

Cry For A Shadow (medley version 2) dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This recording is spike with screams from band members and more spunk than the "released" version. The guitar break is a little different, and they launched into something else that's faded out here (it's extracted from a medley). The drums thunder and rock more too.