Thursday, 19 June 2008

John Lennon - Alternative Mind Games and Shaved Fish

As you probably know, The Beatles and their component parts, are probably the most bootlegged band in the world.

One constant theme seems to be 'alternative' album versions and this is no exception.

There are in circulation, alternative versions of John Lennon's 'Mind Games' and 'Shaved Fish' this copy is an amalgamation of some of the first and most of the second.

This version originates from Auckland, New Zealand, of all places, on 'Apple Ghost' Records, and appeared as a bootleg CD back in 1991.

It is a real mixture of songs in development and from different mixes and sources.

Track listing is as follows:

Mind Games

1. Mind Games (rough vocal - early mix).
2. Tight A$ (guitar & vocals demo)
3. Aisumasen (I'm Sorry) - (rough mix)
4. Bring On The Lucie (alternative mix)
5. Out Of The Blue (rough mix & alternative vocal)
6. Only People (rough mix)

Shaved Fish

7. Give Peace A Chance (acoustic demo)
8. Cold Turkey (alternative vocals - early mix from an acetate)
9. Instant Karma (film clip version - double tracked vocals)
10. Power To The People (alternative version)
11. Mother (live one to one concert - matinee show - different version to album)
12. Woman Is The Nigger Of The World (acoustic demo)
13. Imagine (live one to one concert - matinee show - different version to album)
14. Whatever Gets You Through The Night (alternative version)
15. Mind Games (Make Love Not War) - (early prototype version)
16. #9 Dream (acoustic demo)
17. Happy Xmas War is Over (acoustic demo version)
18. Give Peace A Chance ( live one to one concert - full version featuring guest vocalists Stevie Wonder and Melanie Safka).

Sound quality is extremely good (many stereo mixes - and close to original source)

Replacement download link in comments below (14th April 2011).

A sizable collection of Beatles and solo albums are in The Beehive Candy store HERE, with John Lennon albums HERE.

John Lennon site HERE (well maintained website).

9 comments: (MIKE) said...
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Anonymous said...

It's great being able to hear this.
Thank you very much!

TarBabyJim said...

Wow, I didn't know there was a bootleg of this live recording of "Peace will come". I have a video of this but never knew there was an album.

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Thank you for the fun read.
Jim Baldwin
Spokane WA
LetHerIn dot org

Mark said...

Thanks, love odd versions of What ever gets you thru the night.

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Thanks for the download i love to hear different versions of

Member_D said...

Darn . .got here 3 years too late. Any chance of a re-upload?

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