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The Beatles / David WiggThe Beatles Tapes From The David Wigg Interviews

Label:Polydor – 2683 068
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock, Non-Music, Pop
Style:Interview, Rock & Roll

Tracklist

John Lennon With Yoko Ono
A1John Lennon With Yoko Ono* / David WiggInterview (Part 1)
A2The Martyn Ford OrchestraGive Peace A Chance
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
A3John Lennon With Yoko Ono* / David WiggInterview (Part 2)
A4The Martyn Ford OrchestraImagine
Written-ByLennon*
A5John Lennon With Yoko Ono* / David WiggInterview (Part 3)
A6The Martyn Ford OrchestraCome Together
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
A7John Lennon With Yoko Ono* / David WiggInterview
Paul McCartney
B1Paul McCartney / David WiggInterview (Part 1)
B2The Martyn Ford OrchestraBecause
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
B3Paul McCartney / David WiggInterview (Part 2)
B4The Martyn Ford OrchestraYesterday
GuitarTom Hartmann
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
B5Paul McCartney / David WiggInterview (Part 3)
B6The Martyn Ford OrchestraHey Jude
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
George Harrison
C1George Harrison / David WiggInterview (Part 1)
C2The Martyn Ford OrchestraHere Comes The Sun
GuitarCarlos Bonell
Written-ByHarrison*
C3George Harrison / David WiggInterview (Part 2)
C4The Martyn Ford OrchestraSomething
Written-ByHarrison*
Ringo Starr
D1Ringo Starr / David WiggInterview
D2Ringo Starr / David WiggInterview
D3Ringo Starr / David WiggInterview (Part 1)
D4The Martyn Ford OrchestraOctopus's Garden
Written-ByRichard Starkey
D5Ringo Starr / David WiggInterview (Part 2)
D6The Martyn Ford OrchestraYellow Submarine
Written-ByLennon-McCartney
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Notes

Interviews made from 1968 to 1973 conducted by newspaper writer David Wigg, who had been with the English Daily newspaper, the Daily Express, and interviewed the Beatles on several occasions.
The interviews are edited by David Wigg, and are interspersed with instrumental versions of Beatles songs played by session men and arranged by Martyn Ford and John Bell.

Includes 8 pages of various black & white photos 1963-75 (stapled inside).

On all 4 labels there is an empty box for where normally the rights society is displayed.
A black square is printed over the 'M' (mono) above the triangle with 33 (rpm).

This double LP was re-released October 1984 with a catalogue number of "TWOLP 7" and again on CD in October 1990, catalogue number 847 185-2.

Dates indicated for interviews:
A1, A3, A5 - June 1969
A7 - October 1971
B1, B3, B5 - March 1970
C1, C3 - March 1969
D1 - December 1969
D2 - July 1970
D3, D5 - December 1973

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 2478-089A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 2478-089B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side C): 2478-090A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side D): 2478-090B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Stamped): 2478089 A//1
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  • Matrix / Runout (Side C - Stamped): 2478090 A//1
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Other Versions (5 of 21)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Beatles Tapes From The David Wigg Interviews (2×LP)Polydor2679 040Australia1976
Recently Edited
The Beatles Tapes From The David Wigg Interviews (2×LP, Mono)PolydorMPX 9951/2Japan1976
Recently Edited
The Beatles Tapes From The David Wigg Interviews (Cassette, )Polydor3523 109Australia1976
New Submission
The Beatles Tapes From The David Wigg Interviews (2×LP)PBR InternationalPBR-7005/6US1976
New Submission
The Beatles Tapes From The David Wigg Interviews (Cassette, )Polydor, Polydor3519 019, 3519-019UK1976

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  • Trev1234EO's avatar
    Trev1234EO
    The dates of the George Harrison interview are incorrect they are not from March 69 but from at least late August - September 1969. He discusses he favourite songs on Abbey Road which was released in August 1969 . I suspect McCartneys interview is from the same period , as he speaks like the Beatles are still a thing and also discusses he favourite songs from Abbey Road … by March/April 1970 he was recording and about to release he’s first solo album ‘McCartney’ and he never mentions a thing about it in this interview . John’s dates are later than June 1969 given what he says during one of the interviews…I’d guess sept/Oct 69. Only The Ringo interview dates given seem about right .
    • flowerbed's avatar
      flowerbed
      As others have indicated, worth adding to the collection. John's indication that humour is worth projecting in his peace campaign as the seriousness of Martin Luther King and Gandhi ended up with them being shot....that was chilling. Plenty other things said of interest as well!

      Be prepared for toecurlingly awful 'renditions' of Beatles songs punctuating the conversations though. Mercifully they're short, but not short enough. Would rather they lasted for 0.00 secs!
      • paulisdead's avatar
        paulisdead
        Broadcaster David Wigg interviewed The Beatles individually for the BBC Radio 1 program 'Scene and Heard' between 1969 and 1973, capturing them during and post their break-up. The dates listed and read out by Wigg are mostly wrong (and most Bealtes fans listening will work that out) and the musical interludes from the Martyn Ford Orchestra are very dated to the time. But regardless, it's an interesting time capsule and was a popular album from the pre-Anthology era.
        • greyelephant's avatar
          greyelephant
          what a joy it is to listen to them from this point in time ! well worth a few quid

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