So let's say you have a few hundred old vinyl boots digitized for the purpose of writing some books
. But once that's done, what do you do with all the needle-drops? Given that 99.9% of the material is available in far superior quality from tape sources, when will you ever pull them out to listen again?
Rather than let the recordings rot unloved on a shelf, I've decided to share them with the world via this blog. To simulate the original vinyl listening experience, no pops and clicks have been removed; no track markers have been inserted to separate songs. In other words, all I could be bothered to do was upload one file per LP side, exactly as the needle hit the grooves 15-35 years later.
If you have the Beatlegmania books, you can follow along with my notes as you listen. The files are lossless (FLAC from .aiff) and will remain up for as long as possible. I'll try to upload a few titles each week - if you have a request, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll try to accommodate it. And please leave comments here on each of the albums! What memories does it bring back? What surprised you as you listened?
We begin with a second-generation TMOQ title from 1974, The E.M.I. Outakes - a melange of commercial alternate mixes, pirated interviews, and most of the Around The Beatles soundtrack.