Ultra Rare Trax series

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 1

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 1

  1. I Saw Her Standing There
    Recorded on Feb. 11th 1963 from "PLEASE PLEASE ME" session. Continued from warming up, they start a great live performance in the studio. John makes a mistake with some lyrics and Paul makes a mistake was some bass lines. No echo effects. Stereo version (take 2) taken directly from the master tapes.
  2. One After 909
    Recorded on March 5th 1963, from "FROM ME TO YOU" session. Composed by John Lennon in the late 50's - early 60's in the period of THE QUARRYMEN (pre-Beatles). Released on LET IT BE album in 1970, but this take is absolutely different. Stereo version (take 2) taken directly from the master tapes.
  3. She's A Woman
    Recorded in Sept. - Oct. 1964. No lead guitar, piano, or additional overdubbed vocals. No fade-out at the end. Very primitive version. Stereo version (take 2) taken directly from the master tapes.
  4. I'm Looking Through You
    Recorded in Oct. 1965, from "RUBBER SOUL" session. No chorus made yet. Beginning with percussion, vocals on single track. No fade out at the end. Stereo version (take 1) taken directly from the master tapes.
  5. If You’ve Got Troubles
    Previously unreleased song. Recorded in Oct. 1965, from "RUBBER SOUL" session. Ringo Starr on lead vocals. Stereo version taken from an original acetate.
  6. How Do You Do It?
    Previously unreleased song by The Beatles. Recorded on Sept. 4th 1962, from "PLEASE PLEASE ME" session. Prepared as a second single, but never released. Mono version taken directly from the master tapes.
  7. Penny Lane (Mono)
    Recorded on Dec. 29th, 1966. Basically the same version as on "Rarities" album, but including dialogue, and Paul's count in the beginning. Mono version taken directly from the master tapes.
  8. Strawberry Fields Forever
    There are two takes for STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER. The previously released version consists of take A & B with controlled speed, and it is also remixed. This version on this disc it take II, with a different mix. Recorded in December 1966. Stereo versionz taken from an original acetate.
  9. From Me To You
    Recorded on March 4th-5th 1963, beginning with Paul's count "1,2,3,4", no harmonica. Stereo version taken directly from the master tapes.
  10. Besame Mucho
    Basically unreleased song. Recorded on June 6th, 1962, with Pete Best on Drums. A different take than "Decca Tapes".
  11. The Fool on the Hill
    Recorded in Sept. 1967, Demo version. Paul performs solo with the piano. Stereo version taken from an original acetate.
  12. Paperback Writer
    Recorded in April 1966. Beginning with Paul's count "1,2,3,4!" on the right channel. Same as the single, but different mix, no echo effects on vocals, and no fade-out at the end. Stereo version taken directly from the master tapes.

Release history

  • Swingin' Pig TSP CD 001

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 2

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 2

  1. Can't Buy Me Love
    Recorded on Jan. 29th 1964. Absolutely different with no echo and wonderful choral vocals by John & George. Paul makes mistakes on some lyrics. Stereo version taken directly from the master tapes.
  2. There's A Place
    Recorded on Feb. 11th 1963, from "PLEASE PLEASE ME" session. Absolutely different with no harmonica or piano (take 3). Stereo version taken directly from the master tapes.
  3. There's A Place
    Recorded on Feb. 11th 1963, from "PLEASE PLEASE ME" session. Absolutely different with no harmonica or piano (take 4). Stereo version taken directly from the master tapes.
  4. That Means A Lot
    Previously unreleased song; recorded in Feb. 1965, from 2nd "HELP!" session. Paul McCartney on lead vocals. Stereo version taken from an original acetate.
  5. Day Tripper
    Recorded on Oct. 16th 1965. Begins with instrumental without tambourine or lead guitar. Absolutely different, supposed to be the first basic. Not complete. Stereo version taken directly from the master tapes.
  6. Day Tripper
    Take 2 starts with Paul's count "1,2,3,4". Basically same version as the previously released one, but no additional vocals dubbed by Paul and no fade-out at the end. Stereo version taken directly from the master tapes.
  7. I Am The Walrus
    Recorded in Sept. 1967, from "MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR" sessions. Un-edited long version without strings, bass guitar, choral, or side vocals. Mono version taken directly from the master tapes.
  8. Misery
    Recorded on Feb. 11th, 1963, from "PLEASE PLEASE ME" session. Absolutely different without piano or echo effects. Stereo version (take 1) taken directly from the master tapes.
  9. Leave My Kitten Alone
    Previously unreleased song; recorded on Aug. 5th 1964, from "FOR SALE" session. John Lennon on lead vocals. Mono version taken directly from the master tapes.
  10. We Can Work It Out
    Recorded on Oct. 20th 1965. Beginning with Paul's count "1,2,3,4!" and has louder keyboards sound. Vocals on both channels with fade-out at the end. Stereo version taken from an original acetate.
  11. A Hard Day's Night
    Recorded on April 16th, 1964, from "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT" sessions. Live performance in the studio. Absolutely different with acoustic or gat guitars, or piano. Stereo version taken directly from the master tapes.
  12. Norwegian Wood
    Recorded in Oct. 1965, from "RUBBER SOUL" sessions. Basically same as the released take, but with two false starts and John's comment: "I showed ya!" at the end. Norman Smith replies, "Great, fine!" Un-edited version. Stereo version (take 4) taken directly from the master tapes.

Release history

  • Swingin' Pig TSP CD 002

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 3

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 3

  1. Ob-La-Di-, Ob-La-Da
  2. Tomorrow Never Knows
  3. A Day in the Life
  4. Yes It Is
  5. I Saw Her Standing There
  6. Norwegian Wood
  7. Not Guilty
  8. Across The Universe
  9. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  10. Ticket To Ride

Release history

  • Swingin' Pig TSP CD-025

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 4

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 4

  1. One After 909
  2. A Taste Of Honey
  3. I Feel Fine
  4. Yer Blues
  5. Blues Jam
  6. Not Guilty
  7. Get Back
  8. Mailman Bring Me No More Blues
  9. Do You Want To Know A Secret?
  10. All You Need Is Love

Release history

  • Swingin' Pig TSP-CD-026

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 5

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 5

  1. Christmas Time Is Here Again
  2. Because
    accepella version
  3. Revolution
  4. I Me Mine
  5. Strawberry Fields Forever
  6. Hey Jude
  7. Magical Mystery Tour
  8. What's The New Mary Jane?
  9. Lady Madonna
  10. One After 909
  11. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Release history

  • Swingin' Pig TSP CD 035

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 6

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 6

Volume 6 in the Ultra Rare Trax series features material later released in better quality on Live At The BBC and Anthology. There are some gems though, such as "I Hate To See" and "Dig It". The inside of the front cover features a mispelling of Ringo "Starrr". Track notes are taken from the back of the CD.

  1. Come And Get It
    Previously unreleased song by the Beatles. Recorded on July 24, 1969 by Paul in just one hour (!) as a demo for Badfinger
  2. Hold Me Tight
    Recorded on September 12, 1963 during With The Beatles sessions. Different take to the previously released one.
  3. I'll Be On My Way
    Previously unreleased song, recorded on April 1963 for the BBC.
  4. Strawberry Fields Forever
    Take 7, recorded on November 29, 1966. An overdubbed version of Take 6, again this is very interesting because completely differnt to the previosuly released ones. One of the finest Beatles songs, by the way.
  5. It's All Too Much
    Recorded on May 25/26, 1967. Alternate version with extra verse.
  6. 12 Bar Original
    Mislabeled "12 Bad Original", later released on Anthology 2.Previosuly unreleased instrumental from the Rubber Soul sessions, recorded on November 4, 1965.
  7. I Hate To See
    Previously unreleased song, recorded sometime during "Hey Jude" session in July/August 1968.
  8. She's A Woman
    Take 7, recorded on October 8, 1964. Extra long take, extended into a jam at the end.
  9. What's The New Mary Jane?
    Early long mix of this previously unreleased song; recorded on August 14, 1968. Different to version on Ultra Rare Trax vol. 5!
  10. Dig It
    Recorded on January 1969. The longest known version of this song, lasting more than 8 minutes!

Release history

  • Swingin' Pig TSP-CD-036

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 7

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 7

Not officially part of the Ultra Rare Trax series, Volume 7 is merely a collection of lower-quality recordings of previously released songs, obtained by an Italian bootlegger.

  1. I Saw Her Standing There
    Recorded live in Stockholm at the Karlaplansstudio, Oct 24, 1963
  2. Too Much Monkey Business
    Recorded live in London Paris Stuudio (BBC), Apr 4, 1963
  3. This Boy
    Recorded live in Melbourne at the Festival Hall, Jun 16, 1964
  4. If I Needed Someone
    Recorded live in Tokyo at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Jun 30, 1966
  5. She's A Woman
    Recorded live in London, Oct 3, 1964
  6. I'm A Loser
    Recorded live in London at the Odeon Cinema, Christmas Show 1964
  7. Yesterday
    Recorded live on the Ed Sullivan Show, New York, Aug 14, 1964
  8. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
    Recorded live at London Paris Studio (BBC), Jul 16, 1963
  9. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
    Recorded live in Paris at the Palais des Sports, Jun 20, 1965
  10. Shout
    Recorded during "Around the Beatles" at Wembley Studios, London, Apr 28, 1964
  11. Yer Blues
    Recorded live at "The Rolling Stones Rock'n'Roll Circus" at Wembley, Dec 11, 1968. Features Eric Clapton and Keith Richards
  12. Nowhere Man
    Recorded live in Tokyo at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Jun 30, 1966
  13. Anna (Go To Him)
    Maida Vale Studios (BBC), Jun 17, 1963
  14. Twist And Shout
    Recorded live in Melbourne at the Festival Hall, Jun 16, 1964

Release history

  • Swingin' Pig (fake) TGP-CD-111

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 8

Ultra Rare Trax vol. 8

As with Volume 7, Volume 8 is not officially part of the Ultra Rare Trax series, rather it is merely a collection of lower-quality recordings of previously released songs, obtained by an Italian bootlegger.

  1. Baby's In Black
    Recorded live in Stockholm at the Karlaplansstudio, Oct 24, 1963
  2. You Really Got A Hold On Me
    Recorded live in Stockholm at the Karlaplansstudio, Oct 24, 1963
  3. The Fool On The Hill
    Demo recorded by Paul, 1967
  4. To Know Her Is To Love Her
    Recorded live in London Paris Studio (BBC), Jul 16, 1963
  5. A Hard Day's Night
    Recorded live in London at the Odeon Cinema, Christmas Show 1964
  6. Day Tripper
    Recorded live in Tokyo at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Jun 30, 1966
  7. All You Need Is Love
    Recorded live on the "Our World" TV Show, London, Jun 25, 1967
  8. Till There Was You
    Recorded live in Melbourne at the Festival Hall, Jun 16, 1964
  9. And I Love Her
    Recorded in the BBC Studio 52, Jul 14, 1964
  10. Can't Buy Me Love
    Recorded live in Paris at the Palais des Sports, Jun 20, 1965
  11. I Feel Fine
    Recorded live in London at the Odeon Cinema, Christmas Show 1964
  12. Hey Jude
    Recorded live on the David Frost Show, 1968

Release history

  • Swingin' Pig (fake) TGP-CD-112

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