Beatles / Kinfauns Demos May 1968 /1CD

Beatles / Kinfauns Demos May 1968 /1CD / Non Label

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Demo recordings for the White Album (Upgrade and Best Sounding Version)
The songs believed to have been taped at Kinfauns were Recorded on Harrison’s Ampex four-track reel-to-reel tape recorder.

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“THE BEATLES” is a white album called up to be the masterpiece of the Beatles that is now also called Sargent Pepper and Abbey Road. The most famous as the rare sound source of this album is the demo tape before the album production called the kingfaunce demonstration. Beatles gathered at a villa named Kinfaungs which George owned before starting recording at Abbey Road Studios, and he did a demonstration recording of the songs scheduled to record there. This is to say as part of the “pre-production” that we say now, but there is no other example where the Beatles left a demo of the new song all together so far before the production of the album started.
This was a testament to the fact that when I was staying in India in the first half of 1968, a lot of songs were made using time other than training under Maharishi. Although it is a white album which became double as a result, when you listen to this demo, the Beatles seems to have kept in mind that making two albums in mind. On the contrary, even songs not included in the album are recorded at this point, so it is no exaggeration to say that the time when their creative motivation reached the peak. The songs that were not recorded were highly valuable in that they were watching the sun’s eyes with each solo album after the Beatles were dissolved and that songs were heard in the Beatles era.

Several songs from the kingfaungs demo are now included in “ANTHOLOGY 3”, and now it is easy to listen to music as well as CDs. The versions recorded there were recorded in stereo and it became clear that this demonstration was a full-scale recording using a 4-track recorder. There are a number of sound sources that each member left a demo by simple recording, mainly on John Lennon, but it is said that home and demonstration that all the members joined in recording using such authentic equipment Even in point, the value of the king founder sound source is very high. However, the existence of this sound source came to be known long before “ANTHOLOGY 3”.
In the “THE LOST LENNON TAPES” which released John’s left sound source on the radio in 1988, the Kinfaons Demo became one of the eyeball sound sources and was broadcasted in the program with the demonstration of “Revolution” as the start Thing. That sound source was based on what John copied to monaural and owned by himself. When the broadcast of “THE LOST LENNON TAPES” went back to the second half, one of the people engaged in broadcasting let out a copy of the sound source which was the source, this is the item that recorded the kimfaons · demo for many years It became the foundation.

By the way, this sound source, which originally was a copy owned by John, had been hypnotized as if it had a chronic disease since it was circulated further by repeated dubbing. Yellow Dog ‘s “UNSURPASSED DEMOS” etc, which released the full length version of this sound source for the first time, had equalized as if he could screw his hiss, but still it was treated as a masterpiece from the wonder of the contents . In addition, there were items that said “THE KITANUS DEMO” (original theme) based on the tape superimposed on more dubbing and “KINFAUNS” messed up in order.
After that, for the first time, Bigotto’s “FROM KINFAUNS TO CHAOS” which recorded John owned mono / tapes in the actual order of the songs was made the decision board, but despite that it still can not deny the feeling of stinking copy, The one included in the White Album · Deluxe Edition of Purple · Tick which fans assembled near the year was the best. After that, items that took in the entire Deluxe Edition were made, and even though last year’s remastered version by the fans “KINFAUNS DEMOS (2016 Remaster Rev A)” appeared on the net, that also is the purple · tic I just equalized the version. It was the same even for the king fans part that was included in “ULTIMATE HOME DEMOS COLLECTION VOL.5” that appeared in the first half of this year.
However, this time we finally got copies of the state of low generation more than purple tic (hereinafter referred to as PC). This level is not the level of how equalizing it is, it will attract the attention of maniacs all over the world as an upper version that you can listen and understand.
Clearness that is even more compare with the PC version, yet the natural taste to the end is not something that can be created from equalization. Moreover, most of this demo is played using acoustic guitar, so the more natural sound is distinguished by the improved sound quality. On the contrary, it will be acutely imagined that listening to this version that equalization was given for not even a PC version at all.

It is one of the big appeal of this sound source that the arrangement and lyrics differences can be seen everywhere because it is a demonstration before the album starts. Among them, John ‘s “Revolution” is a unique single version or a white album recording “Revolution 1” is a different light concert performance unique to acoustic demo recording. Moreover, on parade of precious performances such as “Child Of Nature” original song of John’s “Jealous Guy”, “Circles” George released at solo album “GONE TROPPO” 14 years after recording here. And the best thing is that you can hear the performance by the Beatles of “Sour Milk Sea” that George sent to Jackie Lomax, an artist contracted with Apple. Besides, above all, these precious performances are still heard only by Mono sound sources owned by John.
As a result of the improved sound quality mentioned earlier, it is also the case that the upper versions of the conversation of the members who enter until the musical performance are clearly heard, as well as the misunderstanding before the performance begins. It is so clear and clear and natural condition is wonderful. The best of the monaural version of the kingfaunce / demo will be released on the limited press CD. You can also enjoy it as an acoustic version of the white album!
今やサージェント・ペパーやアビー・ロードと並び称されるビートルズの傑作とまで呼ばれるホワイト・アルバムこと「THE BEATLES」。このアルバムのレア音源としてもっとも有名なのがキンファウンス・デモと呼ばれるアルバム制作開始前のデモテープ。これはレコーディングをアビーロード・スタジオで開始する前にジョージが所有していたキンファウンスと名付けられた別荘にビートルズが集合し、そこでレコーディングを予定している曲のデモ録音を行ったというもの。これは今で言うところの「プリプロダクション」の一環と言うべきものですが、それにしてもビートルズがアルバムの制作開始前にここまでまとめて新曲のデモを残した例はほかにありません。

キンファウンス・デモからいくつかの曲は現在「ANTHOLOGY 3」に収録されており、CDならず音楽配信などでも簡単に聞くことが出来るようになりました。そこに収録されたバージョンはステレオで収録されており、このデモが4トラック・レコーダーを使った本格的な録音であることが明らかにもなったのです。ジョン・レノンを中心としてメンバー各人が簡易録音にてデモを残した音源はいくつも存在しますが、そのような本格的な機材を使い、なおかつメンバー全員が録音に参加したホーム・デモと言う点においても、キンファウンス音源の価値は非常に高い。しかし、この音源の存在が知られるようになったのは「ANTHOLOGY 3」よりずっと前のこと。
1988年にジョンが遺した音源をラジオにて公開した「THE LOST LENNON TAPES」においてキンファウンス・デモは目玉音源の一つとなり、「Revolution」のデモを皮切りとして番組の中で小出しに放送されていたものです。その音源はジョンがモノラルにコピーして自身が所有していたものが元となっていました。「THE LOST LENNON TAPES」の放送が後半に差しかかった頃、放送に携わっていた人物の一人が元になっていた音源のコピーを流出させ、これが長年に渡ってキンファウンス・デモを収録したアイテムの礎となったのです。

ところでこの音源、元々がジョン所有のコピーだったところへ、さらなるダビングを重ねて流通したことからヒスノイズが持病のような状態となっていました。初めてこの音源の全長版をリリースしたイエロー・ドッグの「UNSURPASSED DEMOS」などはそのヒスをねじ伏せるかのようなイコライズを施していたのですが、それでも内容の素晴らしさから名盤扱いとされたものです。さらには、よりダビングを重ねられたテープを元にした「THE KITANUS DEMO」(原題のまま)や曲順がめちゃくちゃな「KINFAUNS」と言ったアイテムもありました。
その後、初めてジョン所有のモノ・テープを実際の曲順通りに収録したビゴトーンの「FROM KINFAUNS TO CHAOS」が決定盤とされましたが、それでもなおジェネ落ちコピー感が否めず、結局は今から10年近く前にファンが結集して作られたパープル・チックのホワイト・アルバム・デラックス・エディションに収録されたものがベストとなっていました。その後デラックス・エディションを丸ごと取り込んだアイテムが作られたり、さらには昨年も「KINFAUNS DEMOS (2016 Remaster Rev A)」というファンによるリマスター・バージョンがネット上に登場したものの、それもあくまでパープル・チックのバージョンをイコライズしたに過ぎません。今年の上半期に登場した「ULTIMATE HOME DEMOS COLLECTION VOL.5」に収録されたキンファウンス・パートしても同様でした。

アルバムの開始前のデモということで、アレンジや歌詞の違いが随所に見られるのがこの音源の大きな魅力の一つ。中でもジョンの「Revolution」は後のシングル・バージョンやホワイト・アルバム収録の「Revolution 1」とも違う軽快な演奏はアコースティックなデモ録音ならではのもの。さらにジョンの「Jealous Guy」の原曲である「Child Of Nature」、ジョージがここでの録音から14年後にソロ・アルバム「GONE TROPPO」でリリースした「Circles」といった貴重な演奏のオンパレード。そして極めつけはジョージがアップルと契約したアーティスト、ジャッキー・ロマックスに送った「Sour Milk Sea」のビートルズによる演奏が聞けるということ。それに何よりも、これらの貴重な演奏は未だにジョン所有のモノラル音源でしか聞かれないものなのです。

1. Julia – in a higher key and with the verses in a different order
2. Blackbird – with a double-tracked vocal, no break, a slightly slower tempo
3. Rocky Raccoon – shorter, without the opening and final verses
4. Back In The USSR – lacks the final verse
5. Honey Pie – released on Anthology 3, with the final verse edited out
6. Mother Nature’s Son – without the guitar intro of the studio version
7. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – with a double-tracked vocal from Paul McCartney
8. Junk – included on Anthology 3
9. Dear Prudence – with a spoken ending and double-tracked vocals
10. Sexy Sadie –
11. Cry Baby Cry – with a different intro and ending from the album version
12. Child Of Nature – unreleased, but later became Jealous Guy
13. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill – the other Beatles make animal noises
14. I’m So Tired – with a slightly different spoken passage
15. Yer Blues – John Lennon is ‘insecure’ rather than ‘suicidal’
16. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey – far less frenetic than the studio version
17. What’s The New Mary Jane – included on Anthology 3
18. Revolution 1 – lacks the ‘you say you’ll change the constitution’ verse
19. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – with different lyrics in places
20. Circles – unreleased by The Beatles
21. Sour Milk Sea – unreleased by The Beatles
22. Not Guilty – studio version included on Anthology 3
23. Piggies – rather than ‘eat their bacon’, the piggies ‘cut their pork chops’

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