The Beatles ‘YOUNGBLOOD’ :BVP 005 / ‘YOUNGBLOODS’ + ‘Dec. 1963’ / ‘FIRST U.S. SHOW’ :ODD 4

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Photo taken at the Majestic Ballroom in Birkenhead on 10 April 1963 

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Beatles Youngblood altThe rare alternate front cover. Photo taken in Liverpool near the Albert Docks in late September 1962 by Peter Kaye

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The 1970s release was issued on blank, yellow Audifön (pictured), green ‘hörweite stereophonie’ and Ruthless Rhymes labels.

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Release date: June 1978; Matrix BVP-005-RE

01. Too Much Monkey Business (Berry) – BBC Pop Go The Beatles #03 or #13 (listed for both dates in Way Beyond Compare); recorded 1 June 1963; Presenter: Lee Peters; Broadcast on 18 June 1963

02. The Hippy Hippy Shake (Romero) – BBC Pop Go The Beatles #13; recorded 3 September 1963
Presenter: Rodney Burke; Broadcast on 10 September 1963

03.^ Sweet Little Sixteen (Berry) (incomplete) – BBC Pop Go The Beatles #06; recorded 10 July 1963; Presenter: Rodney Burke; Broadcast on 23 July 1963

04. (There’s A) Devil In Her Heart (Drapkin) – BBC Pop Go The Beatles #10; recorded 16 July 1963
Presenter: Rodney Burke; Broadcast on 20 August 1963

05.* A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues (Thompson) (incomplete) – BBC Pop Go The Beatles #03; recorded 1 June 1963; Presenter: Lee Peters; Broadcast on 18 June 1963

06.* Memphis, Tennessee (Berry) – BBC Pop Go The Beatles #03; recorded 1 June 1963

07.* Sure To Fall (In Love With You) (Perkins/Claunch/Cantrell) – BBC Pop Go The Beatles #03

08. Youngblood (Leiber/Stoller/Pomus) (incomplete) – BBC Pop Go The Beatles #02
Recorded 1 June 1963; Presenter: Lee Peters; Broadcast on 11 June 1963

09. Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Holly) – BBC Pop Go The Beatles #08
Recorded 16 July 1963; Presenter: Rodney Burke; Broadcast on 6 August 1963

10. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey  (Leiber/Stoller/Penniman) – BBC Pop Go The Beatles #08
Recorded 16 Jul 1963; Presenter: Rodney Burke; Broadcast on 6 August 1963

11. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Kesler/Feathers) – BBC From Us To You #3
Recorded 1 May 1964; Presenter: Alan Freeman; Broadcast on 18 May 1964

Quality is fair to poor throughout

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In the 1980’s, a reissue with matrix BVP-005 and labels pictured here used the same cover art but changed the master for side 1 as follows:

Tracks 05. – 07.  were changed to the 1 January Decca Audition versions and track 03. used an upgraded version copied from the bootleg Beautiful Dreamer

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The Liverpool Empire 7 December 1963 concert, as broadcast by BBC TV later that evening on “It’s The Beatles!“, survived as a recording taped from a TV speaker (including the occasional cough from a person in the room) and made its debut on Youngblood.

A few months later it was also issued on the LP DEC. 1963 on the ODD label. The final song, an unlisted “From Me To You (reprise)/Harry Lime (Third Man Theme)” is a bit more complete here.

The last four tracks on side 2 are:

Rock And Roll Music – BBC Saturday Club # 325, rec. 25 November 1964; broadcast 26 December ’64                                                                                                                                                                  Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby / I’ll Follow The Sun – both from Top Gear #20, recorded 17 November 1964; broadcast 26 November 1964                                                                                      Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey! – BBC Saturday Club # 325                      

All of these tracks were altered by overdubbing here with audience screaming either by the Audifön/Ruthless Rhymes producers or someone along the tape supply chain. Original versions would appear in 1980 & ’81 on Broadcasts and Air Time – also as significant upgrades.

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This Youtube clip shows all the surviving video with inline sound. “Backstage, [the Beatles] watched in disappointed amazement [at the poor audio and visual presentations the BBC came up with] on a TV set brought over from the NEMS department store.” [quote from Way Beyond Compare, p. 107]

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ODD reissued the master one more time under this misleading title (also attributed to Modern Jazz Records):

Beatles FIRST U.S. SHOW

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While Youngblood was not spared another life on Rat-o Cat-o Records:

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Matrix: ODD-Four-A & ODD-Five (erased) Four-B

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3 comments
  1. John said:

    about the writing on the envelope…..the Ruthless Rhymes label is German language based…..maybe that’s the reason of the writing…..

    • But very few people would ever see the stamper in its envelope, so it’s a bit puzzling.

      • John said:

        true…..

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