Unreleased Beatles Reel-to-Reel Tape Recently Found

August 1, 2008 by  

Beatles New Found TapeLiverpool Daily Post reports that an unreleased tape recorded by the Beatles had been unearthed. The 7-inch wide reel-to-reel was found in the attic of a house in Liverpool. The Philips reel-to-reel tape was not played since the 1960s.

The recording of “Don’t Put Me Down Like This” and number of unreleased versions of The Beatles’ hits including ‘I Feel Fine’ and ‘I’m A Loser’, was discovered by a man going through his father’s effects after his death. The tape along with a recording of an uncontrolled fit of giggling involving Paul McCartney and the late John Lennon.

Beatles Blog Wogew Reports that the material was most likely reel 1 of two reels from the recorded session of BBC TV programme ‘Top Gear’, which took place on Septemeber 17, 1964.

You might have the chance to win this unique tape if you have around $12,000.00 to $26,000.00 to burn. The tape will be auctioned off August 5th by Cameo Auctioneers in Midgham, Birkshire. The auctioneer, John King, of Cameo Auctioneers said: “It’s a real time capsule, an audio snapshot of the Beatles in the youth when they were having fun, laughing, giggling and buzzing off each other.”

Beatles expert Phil Coppell, from Liverpool, believes either Paul McCartney or Yoko Ono will step in and buy the rare recording of the Beatles

Coppell said: “This is a great find and very exciting for Beatles fans everywhere.

“But unfortunately, it seems unlikely that anybody will get to hear it anytime in the near future. If it is something which is missing from the Anthology then it is likely someone at Apple will step in and buy it up at auction.

“Perhaps it was taken from Abbey Road – there are hours and hours of recordings which were deemed not good enough to be released.

“I’m sure there will be some interest from Paul McCartney or Yoko Ono to secure it for the Beatles’ estate.

“They are the most likely people to buy it and sadly it might prove to be the case that Beatles fans will never get to hear it.”

‘Don’t Put Me Down Like This’ was written and recorded by American soul singer Derek Martin and was a B-side of a single issued in 1963.

It was among John Lennon’s favourite records and a copy of it was found on his personal jukebox from the period.

The double sided tape lasts 30 minutes and includes eleven songs either composed by McCartney and Lennon or cover versions.

Due to uncontrollable laughter and boyish antics, it takes the lead men three attempts to complete the song ‘I’ll Follow The Sun’.

Source: Liverpool Daily Post


3 Responses to “Unreleased Beatles Reel-to-Reel Tape Recently Found”
  1. Mohammad Sharief says:

    i got given a reel to reel tape that had title dubed the beatles it is a phillips and it has neva been played i dont not know what is in it, an would love if some1 gave me advice of where i could get it played or if some1 wants to buy it
    My email address is

  2. ken english says:

    i have a john lennon imagine on reel to reel and on the apple lable would love to know a value . it is for sale or trade email me at it is also in the original box

  3. linda barnes says:

    i have a recording of the beatles on a 7inch reel says analysis center with a number on it id like to know more info if i could be directed in the right spot thanks

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