A picture of the Black Friday Record Store Day reproduction of the Beatles’ vintage British EP for “Long Tall Sally,” which will be on sale Nov. 28 at independent record stores, surfaced Nov. 25 and can be seen on this page. The EP, which is being released in limited quantities, includes the tracks “Long Tall Sally” and “I Call Your Name” on side one and “Slow Down” and “Matchbox” on side two, the same lineup used on the original British EP in 1964. The EP is also being released in mono from analog tapes, similar to what was done for the Beatles in Mono vinyl album box, a spokesman for Universal Music told Beatles Examiner. Also being issued as part of Friday’s offerings is a colored vinyl version of “A Christmas Gift To You,” which was once issued on Apple Records as “Phil Spector’s Christmas Album.”
In the first night of his last two “Out There!” shows in São Paulo, Brazil Nov. 25, Paul McCartney played his standard set. Here’s the full set list: “Eight Days a Week,” “Save Us,” “All My Loving,” “Listen to What the Man Said,” “Let Me Roll It,” “Paperback Writer,” “My Valentine,” “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five,” “The Long and Winding Road,” “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “I’ve Just Seen a Face,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Another Day,” “And I Love Her.” Next, there was “Blackbird,” “Here Today,” “NEW,” “Queenie Eye,” “Lady Madonna,” “All Together Now,” “Lovely Rita,” “Everybody Out There,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite,” “Something,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Band on the Run,” “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “Let It Be,” “Live and Let Die” and “Hey Jude.”
The first encore featured “Day Tripper,” “Hi Hi Hi,” “I Saw Her Standing There” Encore 2: “Yesterday,” “Helter Skelter,” “Golden Slumbers”/“Carry That Weight”/“The End.” The tour closes tomorrow at the same venue, Allianz Parque.
Meanwhile, Ringo Starr’s somewhat obscure film “Blindman” was quietly reissued on DVD again last month. Not one of his better films, it’s been out before, including this inexpensive version from a marketer of public domain films.
Jeff Beck’s just released new DVD, “Live in Tokyo,” features a great version of “A Day in the Life.” The concert was filmed at Tokyo Dome City Hall on April 9, 2014. The guy’s 70 and he still rocks away.
Drummers for Ringo and Paul’s touring bands are nominated in Modern Drummer’s 2014 reader’s poll. Ringo Starr All-Starr Band drummer Gregg Bissonette is nominated in the studio category and Paul McCartney drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. is named in the Pop category. You can vote for them here.
“The Beatle Who Vanished,” the book by Jim Berkenstadt about drummer Jimmie Nicol that uncovers the twisting trail after his short stint with the Beatles and his disappearance in the late Sixties, has just been selected for the permanent collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives as a research book for music history fans and scholars. “I am thrilled and honored to see that ‘The Beatle Who Vanished’ is entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” Berkenstadt, also known as “The Rock And Roll Detective,” said. “The Beatle Who Vanished” is available directly from the author for $10, half its regular price, plus shipping through the holidays.