WRMB 308: The Beatles ‘Original Audition Tape, Cica 1962’

Wizardo Records hit two early highlights in # 306 ‘david bowie with the spiders from mars – london * July 3 , 1973′ and # 307 ‘Queen – The Royal American Tour 1975’ (revisit them by clicking on the titles)

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Beatles Orig, Audition Tape ca. 1962

Beatles Orig Auf Tape 1962 Din A 4

Beatles Orig. Audition Tape ca 1962 lbl

A fetching cover but the title was ill chosen with just one Decca Audition tape to be found among all these BBC radio tracks.

A1    I Got A Woman (# 1)    BBC, Pop Go The Beatles #09, rec. 16 July 1963; broadcast on 13 August 1963
A2    I Got A Woman (# 2)    BBC, Saturday Club, rec. 31 March 1964; broadcast on 4 April 1964
A3    Glad All Over         rec. 16 or 30 July 1963
A4    I Just Don’t Understand       BBC, Pop Go The Beatles #10, rec. 16 July 1963, broadcast on 20 August 1963
A5    Hippy Hippy Shake        recorded 5 times for the BBC, 10 July & 3 September versions most likely
A6    Sure To Fall (In Love With You)        4 recordings were made; probably from From Us To You #3, rec. 1 May 1964, broadcast on 18 May 1964
A7    Don’t Ever Change    BBC, Pop Go The Beatles #11, rec. 1 Aug 1963, broadcast on 27 August
A8    A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues        BBC, Pop Go The Beatles #11, rec. 1 Aug 1963, broadcast on 27 August
A9    A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues [Live]       BBC, Easy Beat, rec. 17 July 1963, broadcast on 21 July 1963 (8.45-9.45 pm), taped live with a studio audience
A10    There’s Nothing Shaking       BBC, Pop Go The Beatles #06, rec. 10 Jul 1963, broadcast on 23 July 1963
A11    I Forgot To Remember To Forget        BBC, From Us To You #3, rec. 1 May 1964, broadcast on 18 May 1964
B1    Bound By Love        BBC, Pop Go The Beatles #08, rec. 16 Jul 1963, broadcast on 6 Aug 1963
B2    Lonesome Tears In My Eyes      BBC, PGTB #06, rec. 10 Jul 1963, broadcast on 23 July 1963
B3    Everyone Wants Someone (correct title: So How Come (No One Loves Me))      BBC, Pop Go The Beatles #06, rec. 10 July 1963, broadcast on 23 July 1963                                                                  B4    Love Of The Loved      Decca Audition, 1 January 1962   
B5    Lucille        recorded 3 or 7 September 1963
B6    Crying, Waiting, Hoping        BBC, PGTB #08, rec. 16 Jul 1963, broadcast on 6 August 1963
B7    To Know Her Is To Love Her     BBC, PGTB #08, rec. 16 Jul 1963, broadcast on 6 August 1963
B8    Lend Me Your Comb      PGTB #05, rec. 2 July 1963, broadcast on 16 July 1963
B9    Carol        BBC, PGTB #05, rec. 2 July 1963, broadcast on 16 July 1963
B10   I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry    BBC, PGTB #08, rec. 16 July 1963, broadcast on 6 August 1963

Rated good mono, except for A9, B4, B8 + 9, which were rated poor. B5 earned a “satisfactory mono”.

Verdict: A collection of tracks previously released on TMoQ and Contraband titles.

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