beatles rarities

Michelle - Home Demo
The Beatles
Michelle - Home Demo

This is an early home demo of the song ‘Michelle’, recorded between 1963 and 1965 by Paul McCartney. We can notice that the bridge added by Lennon ('I love you, I love you, I love you…’) is missing on this version.

The Inner Light
The Beatles
The Inner Light

The Inner Light - The Beatles ripped from vinyl

The Inner Light” is a song written by George Harrison that was first released by the Beatles as a B-side to “Lady Madonna”. It was the first Harrison composition to be featured on a Beatles single. The lyrics are a rendering of the 47th chapter (sometimes titled “Viewing the Distant” in translations) of the Taoist Tao Te Ching. The song is also available on the Beatles’ compilation albums Por Siempre Beatles; Rarities: Past Masters, Volume Two; and Mono Masters (the companion edition to Past Masters), the latter CD available only on The Beatles in Mono box set.

The song features lead vocals from Harrison and brief backing vocals from John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The instrumental track was recorded in Mumbai, India during the sessions for Harrison’s Wonderwall Music (a soundtrack album), during January 1968.