Slowly continuing to make my way through the All Things Must Pass Deluxe Edition. The process has been rather lengthy but it’s a lot of material and there’s no particular hurry, except that tracks from the next major Beatles-related data dump — the upcoming Let It Be reissue — have already started to appear. That should be the last of the major 50th anniversary extravaganzas, and I’m not sure how much mental bandwidth any of us has for it; but the big Peter Jackson extravaganza looms on the horizon, and that does seem worth getting excited about.

Anyway, today I’ve been listening to the “Day 2 Demos” of ATMP, including this:


Which is apparently an early version of “Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)” — but confusingly, a demo of that song with the final lyrics and subtitle already in place had already been recorded on Day 1. This is where having the liner notes would probably help, but I’m not going to shell out $120 for them. And I’ve been trying to make myself just enjoy the music and not think so much about the details.

At this point I consider myself a Beatleologist Emeritus — I put in my years and now I’m just trying to relax and watch the world go by. Right, George?

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