New TMOQ Gazettes
A couple of new releases in the TMOQ Gazette series of video bootlegs have been announced, according to Collector’s Music Reviews. The two DVDs concentrate on in depth look at specific promotional films. The first of these examines “Hey Jude” and “Revolution”. The DVD features some Abbey Road rehearsal footage for the ‘Music’ documentary, the rehearsals for the promo video on the set of the David Frost show and more little extras all in superb stereo sound.
|Front and back of the booklet shows it’s a 1DVD/1CD release.
The documentary Music! – An experiment in television was released in 1968 and is a celebration of music in Britain, ranging from Tippett, The Beatles, folk clubs, brass bands right through to bell ringing.
The Beatles footage captures rehearsals for “Hey Jude”, and was filmed on Tuesday 30th of July, 1968. The Beatles recorded takes 7 through to 25, though according to Mark Lewisohn, it was not The Beatles’ intention to capture the perfect recording yet. But this session was arranged as more than a means of rehearsing “Hey Jude”, it was also arranged so that the Beatles could be filmed for part of this documentary.
The resulting film only includes around six minutes of Beatles footage, compiled from several hours of shooting, showing The Beatles busking, chatting and rehearsing. The musical takes recorded during this session featured just piano, drums and acoustic guitar – so there was no role for George Harrison. Music! showed him in the control room of studio 2 with George Martin and Ken Scott.
“The film crew was supposed to work in such a way that no-one would realize they were there,” recalls Scott. “But of course they were getting in everyone’s way and everyone was getting uptight about it.” Most of the footage used were from take 9 of “Hey Jude”.
“Lady Madonna & Hey Bulldog” (HMC 029) examines the video from the recording session of “Hey Bulldog”, which was utilised for the “Lady Madonna” promotional film in 1968, and re-edited to promote “Hey Bulldog” in conjunction with the 1999 release of “Yellow Submarine Songtrack”, which featured new mixes of songs used in the animated feature film. Further new edits on this bootleg release contain unseen material alongside “a compilation of studio outtakes, isolated tracks, demos and alternate mixes for both songs”. A brand new edit of the filming session for the track clocking in at 20 minutes is a surprising feature.
|Front and back of the booklet.