The Beatles Share Previously Unreleased Early Acoustic Take Of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” [Listen]

first_imgToday, The Beatles have shared a previously unreleased acoustic take on beloved George Harrison-penned ballad “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. The new release, premiered today by Rolling Stone, comes as part of the promotional lead-up to The Beatles’ forthcoming “Super Deluxe Edition” of their self-titled 1968 release, better known as the White Album. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic Version, Take 2) features just Harrison on guitar and Paul McCartney on harmonium, and gives a glimpse into the song’s exploratory refinement process ahead of its completion and release on the White Album.The raw recording sees Harrison and the recording team trying to work out the kinks in the song. In the take, you can hear George ask for a mic for Paul. He also ends with a lyrical couplet that was eventually cut from the final track (“I look from the wings at the play you are staging / As I’m sitting here doing nothing but aging”).This take was recorded on July 25th, 1968 at Abbey Road, but the band didn’t return to the song until three weeks later. As Rolling Stone explains, “In the meantime, they toiled over George’s ‘Not Guilty’—a song that went through 102 takes and still go axed, which sums up the torment of the five-month sessions. … ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ wasn’t finished until September, when [George Harrison] brought in a special guest on lead guitar—his best friend Eric Clapton.”You can listen to “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (Acoustic Take 2) below:The Beatles – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (Acoustic Take 2)[Video: The Beatles/Rolling Stone]According to the announcement of the White Album 50th-anniversary Super Deluxe Edition, the release features “a suite of lavishly presented ‘White Album’ packages including a super deluxe 7-disc set featuring 50 mostly previously unreleased recordings all newly mixed” by producer Giles Martin, son of George Martin, and engineer Sam Okell, “with 5.1 surround audio as well as the much-sought-after Esher Demos.” The reissue will also feature 27 early acoustic demos and 50 session takes—most of which have never been released.The album will be available in super-deluxe seven-disc, deluxe four-LP, deluxe three-CD, and two-LP editions, all of which contain the new stereo audio mixes. Pre-orders are available now. Check out the full track listing below.The Beatles – The White Album – 50th-Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box Set – Tracklisting CD 1: 2018 Stereo MixBack in the U.S.S.R.Dear PrudenceGlass OnionOb-La-Di, Ob-La-DaWild Honey PieThe Continuing Story of Bungalow BillWhile My Guitar Gently WeepsHappiness is a Warm GunMartha My DearI’m so tiredBlackbirdPiggiesRocky RaccoonDon’t Pass Me ByWhy don’t we do it in the road?I WillJuliaCD 2: 2018 Stereo MixBirthdayYer BluesMother Nature’s SonEverybody’s Got Something to HideExcept Me and My MonkeySexy SadieHelter SkelterLong, Long, LongRevolution IHoney PieSavoy TruffleCry Baby CryRevolution 9Good NightCD 3: Esher DemosBack in the U.S.S.R.Dear PrudenceGlass OnionOb-La-Di, Ob-La-DaThe Continuing Story of Bungalow BillWhile My Guitar Gently WeepsHappiness is a Warm GunI’m so tiredBlackbirdPiggiesRocky RaccoonJuliaYer BluesMother Nature’s SonEverybody’s Got Something to HideExcept Me and My MonkeySexy SadieRevolutionHoney PieCry Baby CrySour Milk SeaJunkChild of NatureCirclesMean Mr. MustardPolythene PamNot GuiltyWhat’s the New Mary JaneCD 4: SessionsRevolution I (Take 18)A Beginning (Take 4) / Don’t Pass Me By (Take 7)Blackbird (Take 28)Everybody’s Got Something to HideExcept Me and My Monkey (Unnumbered rehearsal)Good Night (Unnumbered rehearsal)Good Night (Take 10 with a guitar part from Take 5)Good Night (Take 22)Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Take 3)Revolution (Unnumbered rehearsal)Revolution (Take 14 – Instrumental backing track)Cry Baby Cry (Unnumbered rehearsal)Helter Skelter (First version – Take 2)CD 5: SessionsSexy Sadie (Take 3)While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic version – Take 2)Hey Jude (Take 1)St. Louis Blues (Studio jam)Not Guilty (Take 102)Mother Nature’s Son (Take 15)Yer Blues (Take 5 with guide vocal)What’s the New Mary Jane (Take 1)Rocky Raccoon (Take 8)Back in the U.S.S.R. (Take 5 – Instrumental backing track)Dear Prudence (Vocal, guitar & drums)Let It Be (Unnumbered rehearsal)While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Third version – Take 27)(You’re so Square) Baby, I Don’t Care (Studio jam)Helter Skelter (Second version – Take 17)Glass Onion (Take 10)CD 6: SessionsI Will (Take 13)Blue Moon (Studio jam)I Will (Take 29)Step Inside Love (Studio jam)Los Paranoias (Studio jam)Can You Take Me Back? (Take 1)Birthday (Take 2 – Instrumental backing track)Piggies (Take 12 – Instrumental backing track)Happiness is a Warm Gun (Take 19)Honey Pie (Instrumental backing track)Savoy Truffle (Instrumental backing track)Martha My Dear (Without brass and strings)Long, Long, Long (Take 44)I’m so tired (Take 7)I’m so tired (Take 14)The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (Take 2)Why don’t we do it in the road? (Take 5)Julia (Two rehearsals)The Inner Light (Take 6 – Instrumental backing track)Lady Madonna (Take 2 – Piano and drums)Lady Madonna (Backing vocals from take 3)Across the Universe (Take 6)Blu-rayAudio Features:: PCM Stereo (2018 Stereo Mix): DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (2018): Dolby True HD 5.1 (2018): Mono (2018 Direct Transfer of ‘The White Album’ Original Mono Mix)View Track Listing,CD 1: 2018 Stereo MixBack in the U.S.S.R.Dear PrudenceGlass OnionOb-La-Di, Ob-La-DaWild Honey PieThe Continuing Story of Bungalow BillWhile My Guitar Gently WeepsHappiness is a Warm GunMartha My DearI’m so tiredBlackbirdPiggiesRocky RaccoonDon’t Pass Me ByWhy don’t we do it in the road?I WillJuliaCD 2: 2018 Stereo MixBirthdayYer BluesMother Nature’s SonEverybody’s Got Something to HideExcept Me and My MonkeySexy SadieHelter SkelterLong, Long, LongRevolution IHoney PieSavoy TruffleCry Baby CryRevolution 9Good NightCD 3: Esher DemosBack in the U.S.S.R.Dear PrudenceGlass OnionOb-La-Di, Ob-La-DaThe Continuing Story of Bungalow BillWhile My Guitar Gently WeepsHappiness is a Warm GunI’m so tiredBlackbirdPiggiesRocky RaccoonJuliaYer BluesMother Nature’s SonEverybody’s Got Something to HideExcept Me and My MonkeySexy SadieRevolutionHoney PieCry Baby CrySour Milk SeaJunkChild of NatureCirclesMean Mr. MustardPolythene PamNot GuiltyWhat’s the New Mary JaneCD 4: SessionsRevolution I (Take 18)A Beginning (Take 4) / Don’t Pass Me By (Take 7)Blackbird (Take 28)Everybody’s Got Something to HideExcept Me and My Monkey (Unnumbered rehearsal)Good Night (Unnumbered rehearsal)Good Night (Take 10 with a guitar part from Take 5)Good Night (Take 22)Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Take 3)Revolution (Unnumbered rehearsal)Revolution (Take 14 – Instrumental backing track)Cry Baby Cry (Unnumbered rehearsal)Helter Skelter (First version – Take 2)CD 5: SessionsSexy Sadie (Take 3)While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic version – Take 2)Hey Jude (Take 1)St. Louis Blues (Studio jam)Not Guilty (Take 102)Mother Nature’s Son (Take 15)Yer Blues (Take 5 with guide vocal)What’s the New Mary Jane (Take 1)Rocky Raccoon (Take 8)Back in the U.S.S.R. (Take 5 – Instrumental backing track)Dear Prudence (Vocal, guitar & drums)Let It Be (Unnumbered rehearsal)While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Third version – Take 27)(You’re so Square) Baby, I Don’t Care (Studio jam)Helter Skelter (Second version – Take 17)Glass Onion (Take 10)CD 6: SessionsI Will (Take 13)Blue Moon (Studio jam)I Will (Take 29)Step Inside Love (Studio jam)Los Paranoias (Studio jam)Can You Take Me Back? (Take 1)Birthday (Take 2 – Instrumental backing track)Piggies (Take 12 – Instrumental backing track)Happiness is a Warm Gun (Take 19)Honey Pie (Instrumental backing track)Savoy Truffle (Instrumental backing track)Martha My Dear (Without brass and strings)Long, Long, Long (Take 44)I’m so tired (Take 7)I’m so tired (Take 14)The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (Take 2)Why don’t we do it in the road? (Take 5)Julia (Two rehearsals)The Inner Light (Take 6 – Instrumental backing track)Lady Madonna (Take 2 – Piano and drums)Lady Madonna (Backing vocals from take 3)Across the Universe (Take 6)Blu-rayAudio Features:: PCM Stereo (2018 Stereo Mix): DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (2018): Dolby True HD 5.1 (2018): Mono (2018 Direct Transfer of ‘The White Album’ Original Mono Mix)View Track Listinglast_img read more

Paul Alexander Nolan Begins Performances in Chicago

first_img Chicago Related Shows View Comments from $49.50center_img Paul Alexander Nolan will begin to razzle dazzle ’em in Chicago when he begins performances on October 31. He steps in as Billy Flynn for Jason Danieley in the production, which is running at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre.Most recently seen on the Main Stem in Bright Star, Nolan has additionally appeared on the Great White Way in Doctor Zhivago, Once and Jesus Christ Superstar. He was also featured in off-Broadway’s Daddy Long Legs. Nolan’s regional credits include Aida, Jesus Christ Superstar, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, As You Like It, The Grapes of Wrath, Cyrano de Bergerac, West Side Story and The Who’s Tommy.Nolan joins a cast that includes fresh face Veronica Dunne as Roxie Hart, Lana Gordon Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Chicago will officially mark its 20th anniversary on November 14. Paul Alexander Nolan(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

Alanis Morissette Shines at NYCB Theatre at Westbury (Concert Review)

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It was a beautiful Saturday night so we arrived early at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury to enjoy a cocktail and people-watch before Alanis Morissette’s Intimate and Acoustic Show.The theatre’s outdoor lounge was filled with fans mixing and mingling before the signal that it was time to move inside. There was no hesitation, as we were all eager to hear Morissette.The seats filled quickly with an army of women who first connected with her songs when Jagged Little Pill, her breakthrough album, debuted in 1995.It’s astounding to realize that Jagged Little Pill remains the best-selling debut release by a female artist in the United States and still remains in the top spot as being the highest-selling debut album in music history and in 13th place as the highest-selling album of all time. Globally it has sold more than 33 million copies.Almost 20 years later, Morissette remains a vanguard and staunch advocate for women’s issues and artists’ rights. Many concertgoers arrived with their daughters and husbands in tow to expose them to her prolific and meaningful lyrics.Alanis Morissette treated NYCB Theatre at Westbury concertgoers to an amazing performance July 26, 2014. (Beverly Fortune/Long Island Press)On stage, Morissette was flanked by two guitarists and had the audience’s attention from her first note. What’s the giveaway? Panning the room, there was literally no illumination from cell phones. All eyes were on Morissette. She had everyone at her “Mercy,” which was her opening song.As she ripped through the set, it became even more apparent that her songs are as authentic and impactful as they were when they were first heard.Morissette elicited major vocal participation from her fans as they happily sang along for almost the entire set, and she did not disappoint. She was flawless and in full control.Her fans went wild when she played the harmonica, and interestingly, my friend, John, leaned over and said, “Her voice is so hauntingly beautiful, I could listen to her all night. She doesn’t need to play the harmonica, it’s like putting a mustache on the Mona Lisa,” to quote a well-known phrase.In between songs she bantered with the audience, who echoed their love for her. A fan asked what her favorite song was and she revealed without hesitation, “Ave Maria.” The only disappointment voiced by some at the end of the show was that “You Oughta Know” was not part of the set.For more information on future shows at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, check out their page in The Island Ear The traditional encore was Alanis-ized when she announced that this is where they would traditionally leave the stage and return when the audience yelled for more. She didn’t move from her perch, receiving a resounding standing ovation from the crowd before banging out “Thank U” without missing a beat.Thank you, Alanis. It was a beautiful night.last_img read more

3 ways to manage college costs

first_img 179SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details It’s that time of year where college hopefuls start getting their acceptance letters and financial aid offers. May 1 is the general deadline for students to let schools know their final decision on whether they’re attending. According to ConsumerReports.org and StudentLoanHero.com, parents and students alike should weigh the total costs beyond just tuition and housing in their decision process.Sixty-nine percent of college students in the Class of 2018 took out student loans, graduating with an average debt of $29,800. In addition, parents had an average of $35,600 in federal Parent PLUS loans. StudentLoanHero.com found that more than half of undergraduates don’t take full advantage of federal student aid.It pays to do the research and identify the schools that align with your goals and wallet. ConsumerReports.org shared a few ways to help ease college costs.Go beyond the sticker price: You can’t make plans if you don’t have a clear picture of actual cost. Check the university’s website for a net price calculator. If the school you’re considering doesn’t have one, subtract your financial aid (including scholarships, grants and work study) from the cost of attendance. To get an accurate net cost, be sure the total cost listed by the school includes tuition, fees, room and board. You should also factor in other costs such as books, personal expenses, transportation etc.Break up payments: Rather than paying in a lump sum, find out if the school you’re considering offers payment plans with no interest.Expand your scholarship search: Think of scholarships in terms of an ongoing search that continues throughout your college years. In addition to high school performance-based scholarships, count colleges and businesses (both local and national) among the biggest sources of scholarships.last_img read more

Undue hardship and the battle against debt

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derek San Filippo Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details Bankruptcy can potentially solve a lot of financial problems in your life. Strangely enough, student loans are not something that go away when you file and are accepted. They remain. There is an exception, however, to this rule. It’s called Undue Hardship. While this is still not something that courts are overly fond of doing, it is possible assuming you meet the court’s criteria, which can vary from one to the other. Most use what’s called a Brunner Test.What’s that?The Brunner Test is a way many courts determine whether an undue hardship exists. There isn’t a set definition for undue hardship in the U.S Bankruptcy Code, so not all courts use this test. But, here it is.Poverty: Maintaining payments would cause you to fall into poverty. This is based on your expenses and how much money you bring in. If you’ve tried but can’t raise your income, this will help meet this criterion.Financial Stagnation: This occurs if it looks like your impoverished financial situation is going to maintain for the duration of the loan period. Nerd Wallet states “you may be able to successfully meet this if you have a serious mental or physical disability, received a poor-quality education or have maximized your income potential in your field.”Good Faith Payments: If you can show a record of payments made towards your loan while keeping in contact with your lender, this could help go a long way to ensuring your debt gets wiped out.As stated before, this test is not universal, so don’t expect it to be the rubric for deciding your case. Also, this is in no way a suggestion to purposely make yourself look poor just so your loans get removed. There are three possible outcomes for presenting this. One, your loans get discharged. Two, part of your loans gets discharged. Three, none of your loans get discharged.ConclusionThis is by no means a slam dunk. If you genuinely think you qualify, get your documentation together. This might just get you out of several thousand dollars of debt.last_img read more

Anthony Joshua’s Olympic rival Zhilei Zhang holds the key to ‘mega-fight’ in China – but can it become a reality? | Boxing News

first_img Zhang has not fought since outpointing Andriy Rudenko a year ago Zhang has not fought since outpointing Andriy Rudenko a year ago

Letters to the Editor

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionFed up with Cuomo and his bad policiesWell I don’t know about you, but I’m totally fed up with our governor, Andrew Cuomo.This is one of the highest- taxed states in the country. At his yearly speech, not a word was mentioned about lowering our taxes. And you know why? Because the governor uses our tax money as his pocket change doing what he wants.A perfect example is having signs made up at a cost of $8 million to put on the roadways to try and promote New York state.He knew they where illegal, and you and I paid for them to be put up and then taken down.He renames the Tappan Zee Bridge after his father, with no say from you and me. Trump is out for himself, not countryRegarding the letter from Dave Edwards on Dec. 17: Trump has divided our country by race, gender, age, sexual orientation, illegal vs. legal, police vs. criminal etc. Just look at the midterm vote. Trump and Republicans lost big-time and rightfully so. President Obama had no need to lie to give more than 20 million Americans health care, kids up to age 26 health coverage under their parents, coverage for pre-existing health conditions etc.  He and Democrats, doctors, hospitals, etc., worked to help pass ACA to make that happen.  President Obama did not have to lie, as you said, Mr. Edwards, about the Iran deal. He and nuclear scientists and Democrats worked to pass the Iran deal so nuclear material was not being developed to drop bombs on you and me or the rest of our world. President Obama was elected twice by more than a 50 percent margin. That percentage of winning had not happened since Ronald Reagan. President Obama was and is for all man/womenkind. That is what you call a leader. Trump is no man’s man or a leader. Trump is for himself, I can’t believe you can’t see that yet. The rest of us did and told you so on Nov. 6.  Diane Sanders Hombach SchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? I find it most disturbing that you would publish a political cartoon depicting Santa as Trump keeping kids in a cage. The actual truth is that this happened during the Obama Administration. I’ve been watching this for a while. Whether it’s false news like this or the likes of Paul Krugman filling your op-ed pages, it’s clear the truth is secondary to the narrative. But by publishing cartoons like this, you are undermining the Constitution and the heart of the American people. Here’s the deal: We see way past this dogma. So please, save your own credibility and present the world as it really is and not according to the AP or Washington Post.Patrick WalshGuilderlandEditor’s note: The cartoon did not depict Santa as Trump. It only had children in the cages asking for him to get them out. Publish viewpoints that reflect reality And here again, at a cost to us. Then he gives the house away to have Amazon build a new distribution building in Queens.God knows what our taxes will be, because it won’t be coming from Amazon that’s for sure.To put the icing on the cake, he supports legalizing marijuana, which is wrong, wrong, wrong.If you notice, there are at least a dozen, if not more, anti-smoking ads on TV, paid for by the state of New York — or should I say you and me the taxpayer.Simply put, give back the monies spent on these ads to the taxpayers or stop these anti-smoking commercials.You’re promoting pot smoking same as cigs.Paul DolhyRotterdamlast_img read more

All change, please

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Indonesia, Malaysia committed to deepening defense ties

first_imgIndonesian and Malaysian defense ministers have expressed their commitment to deepening defense ties between the two countries, highlighting the importance of expanding cooperation based on the shared interests of both parties during a virtual meeting on Monday.Malaysian Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yakoob engaged in a video conference with his Indonesian counterpart Prabowo Subianto, on the occasion of which both ministers acknowledged the longstanding ties between the neighboring nations, said Kuala Lumpur in a statement on Monday.YB Dato’ Sri @IsmailSabri60 telah mengadakan sidang video bersama TYT Prabowo Subianto, Menteri Pertahanan Republik Indonesia hari ini.Dalam perbincangan tersebut, kedua-dua Menteri memperakui hubungan dua hala yang telah sekian lama terjalin antara Malaysia dan Indonesia. pic.twitter.com/bUqrsBxXB8— MINDEF Malaysia (@MINDEFMalaysia) June 16, 2020“They had an open and wide-ranging discussion that reflected the strength of the relationship. The defense ties between Malaysia and Indonesia have seen excellent progress under the ambit of the General Border Committee [GBC] which was established in 1972.” “The defense relations have also been strengthened through subregional initiatives, namely the Malacca Straits Patrol [MSP] and the Trilateral Cooperative Arrangement [TCA], together with the Philippines,” the Malaysian defense ministry was quoted as saying by the country’s state news agency, Bernama, on Monday.Separately, Indonesian Defense Ministry spokesman Dahnil Anzar Simajuntak confirmed the discussion was held by the two counterparts, saying that “the courtesy call was made [by Prabowo] to congratulate the appointment of Yakoob as defense minister and to continue talks on a bilateral defense cooperation that has been implemented until now”.Late last year, Prabowo flew to Kuala Lumpur to meet with his counterpart, then-defense minister Mohammad Bin Sabu, to discuss strengthening cooperation in defense training and defense industry development, tribunnews.com reported. The then-Malaysian defense minister paid a reciprocal visit to Jakarta to meet with Prabowo in January. During the meeting, they talked about strategic issues development. Topics :last_img read more

IMF, World Bank confirm plans for ‘primarily virtual’ annual meetings

first_imgThe leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on Thursday confirmed that they were preparing to hold their annual meetings in October largely online given the coronavirus pandemic.In a joint statement, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank President David Malpass said they were recommending the annual meetings, set for Oct. 12-18, be held in a “primarily virtual format.”They said they remained flexible about the format of the talks, depending on developments, and would work to accommodate the needs of their members. Malpass first disclosed the plans for virtual annual meetings in a letter to the Bank’s governors on Monday.The institutions’ semi-annual meetings usually bring some 10,000 government officials, business people, civil society representatives and journalists from across the globe to a tightly packed, two-block area of downtown Washington that houses their headquarters.The annual events including meetings of the IMF’s 24-member International Monetary Fund and Financial Committee (IMFC) and the Development Committee, which oversees the work of the World Bank, as well as many smaller meetings throughout the week.The decision to meet virtually, rather than in person in Washington, was widely expected given rising infections in the United States, and continuing travel restrictions. More than 60,000 new COVID-19 infections were reported across the United States on Wednesday, the greatest single-day tally by any country since the virus emerged late last year in China.The spring meetings were also held virtually in April.Topics :last_img read more