GET BACK

Label: Lemon Records

Matrix Number: X-10069 ­ S-2131 / X-10069 ­ S-2132

Release Date: February 1970

Country: USA

 

Side A

1. ONE AFTER 909 2:55

2. THE WALK :51

3. DON'T LET ME DOWN dialogue 3:33

4. dialogue/count-in DIG A PONY (w/ false start)  3:3¸

5. I'VE GOT A FEELING dialogue 2:40

6. GET BACK 2:32

 

Side B

7. dialogue FOR YOU BLUE (w/false start, fades out) 2:25

8. TEDDY BOY dialogue 5:52

9. TWO OF US (w/2 false starts) 3:13

10. DIG IT (edited) 2:26

11. count-in LET IT BE 3:52

12. THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD 3:37

13. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE 3:27

 

Sound Quality:  EX-stereo

 

Source 

1 Apple rooftop performance– Jan 30.69 (mono)

2,6 Apple Studios– Jan 27.69

3 Apple Studios– Jan 22.69

4,5–8,9 Apple Studios– Jan 24.69

7 Apple Studios– Jan 25.69

10 Apple Studios– Jan 26.69 (mono)

11,12 Apple Studios– Jan 26.69

13 CV (WWF version)

 

 

COMMENTS

An attempt to recreate the GET BACK promo LP. The songs of this version derive from  KUM BACK (S-1/ S-2), while the intros/outros and chat in-between songs (missing from that record) were taken from the same source of GET BACK TO TORONTO. The track line-up was derived from a review of the promo LP published in the July 1969 issue of "The Beatles Book''. The bootleggers confused track 2 with the so-called Link Track mentioned in the review (i.e. I'm ready/Jam)  and had to do without Save the last dance for me, which wasn’t part of the tapes which were making the round at the time. It is mastered a little slow (particularly on side B) but has a good equalization and a good pressing; stereo channels are reversed.

 

 

RELEASES

THE ORIGINAL STEREO RELEASES

1. February 1970 (photo below the title). Blue insert reproducing a Jan 30, 1969 rooftop shot; yellow Lemon label featuring twice the indication "33 1/3 rpm".

 

2. 1970. Same label, new insert titled GET BACK SESSION reproducing a drawing of a phonograph printed in red with the track listing of GET BACK TO TORONTO.

3. Late 1970 or early 1971. Same insert as 2, printed b/w and possibly also in red color; new Lemon label with side indication on left and "33 1/3 rpm" on right.

4. May 1971. Same insert as 2, Pine Tree labels.

5. spring 1972. Rubber stamped cover saying GET BACK, Dittolino labels.

6. late 1972 to 1973. Same insert as 2, Dittolino label or generic labels with small or big 1/2 numbers.

7. late 1972 to 1973. A furter release had a curious insert titled LIVE AFTER 909. This version had the same Dittolino labels as #2.

 

INTEREST. An interesting release, the repressing on rubber-stamped cover and LIVE AFTER 909 are the rarest, those on the Lemon label were pressed in a large number of copies and are relatively common. ****/**

EARLY COPIES AND COUNTERFEITS

The stereo record was soon counterfeited by other manufacturers.

Fake Lemon records. This record was released on matrix LRS-123. It is stereo (with reversed channels), low channel separation and much decreased sound quality. The records have track separation. We saw the following issues:

1. early 1970. Printed sleeve in poor quality, counterfeiting the insert of the original Lemon release 1; yellow or orange label counterfeiting the original Lemon label.

Matrix of the conterfeited Lemon Records

2. Printed cover featuring a poor reproduction of George playing guitar, titled GET BACK and, on back, the drawing of a Lemon and track listing; same label as 1 or blank label.

INTEREST. Mainly interesting for completists, since it's a very early bootleg and generally scarce. ***

1971. The two versions of the conterfeited Lemon records were in turn counterfeited by another company, who even cared to reproduce the LRS-123 matrix number. These versions had blank label and printed covers reproducing the LRS-123 records, and might have been pressed in Europe. The record has no track separation and a lower quality.

Matrix of the counterfeited LRS-123 record

INTEREST. A counterfeit of a counterfeited copy of the Lemon Record... Almost uninteresting. *

1970. A fake Lemon LP, on matrix  SIDE A / SIDE B, had a rubber-stamped cover titled GET BACK, and poorly counterfeited yellow Lemon labels. This record was realized by the same company who produced GB / GET BACK on YOOW label.

INTEREST. This is a rare rubber-stamped record, quite interesting for completists. ***

 

A reproduction of the original Lemon Record insert (release 1) was used for releases by late seventies reissues of THE "GET BACK" SESSIONS by TMOQ. and Wizardo Records.

The record rubber-stamped GET BACK by Yoow Record is a different release, and has its own entry.

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