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GET BACK AND MORE

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label: J.S.J. Records

matrix number: JSJ 1313

Release date: February 1970

Country: USA

 

SIDE A

1. GET BACK

2. guitar riffs THE WALK

3. riffs & count-in LET IT BE

4. TWO OF US (with 2 false starts) dialogue

5. dialogue & count-in DON'T LET ME DOWN

6. I'VE GOT A FEELING dialogue

7. THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

 

SIDE B

8. I ME MINE

9. dialogue ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

10. TEDDY BOY

11. count-in DIG A PONY

12. THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO

13. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

 

 

SOUND QUALITY: EX-stereo (fast)

 

SOURCE:

1 to 8, 10, 11: THE "GET BACK" ACETATE.

9, 12, 13: officially released versions

COMMENTARY

This album is based on the same tape that gave birth to KUM BACK (S1 / S2), but it lacks Dig it and One after 909. The pressing is better, with less tape hiss, but it plays very fast. The stereo channels are reversed. Track 13 is listed as "echoed", but it is actually the original stereo version with the left channel delayed (of about 1 second!: the results can easily be imagined...).

RELEASES

 

The only known pressing has the title printed in big letters on the cover and blue labels with the track listings (song titles are often incorrect).

 

INTEREST. It is a very early Beatles bootleg, relatively uncommon. ***

RECORDS DERIVED FROM GET BACK AND MORE

AT THE AISLE OF WIGHT

AISLE OF WIGHT
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Label: Rainbow Production

Matrix number: my 1 / my 2

Release date: March 1970

Country: USA

Side A and tracks 8, 12 and 13 of GET BACK AND MORE were copied in this record, which has three Bob Dylan tracks as the last tracks on side B. This LP had an insert cover and was released in a very strong and thick greyish-brown jacket; the labels are plain white. Although there are only three Dylan tracks, this LP is usually credited to that singer, and the insert itself says "Bob Dylan at the Aisle of Wight».

An interview with the producers was published on the journal Kaleidoscope on March 18, 1970. The producers mentioned that in early 1970 there was a rash of bootlegs in Madison Wisconsin reaping gigantic profits. They claim that this music belongs to the people and they are going to liberate it. So they acquired some Beatles tapes of material left off their new Get Back LP and three Dylan tracks from his recent Isle of Wight concert. They cut 1000 copies of the LP to sell for $3.00, with a possible 1000 more to be cut later. Every penny of profit will be returned to the community. “This album is a stop toward reclaiming the people's music from filthy capitalist record companies”, they said, "John Sinclair is on the album cover for a purpose. Ten years in jail for two joints is what we're all about. Dig it?”.

VERSIONS

There are two different covers, one in strong cardboard with the insert printed on white paper (photo below the title) and one on a white sleeve with the insert printed on yellow paper.

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INTEREST. Musically uninteresting, but it's a very rare bootleg, difficult to find and usually listed as a Bob Dylan LP. ****

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