From 1963 to 1969 the Beatles issued limited edition Christmas fan-club singles on 7 inch flexi-discs. All very relaxed and off the cuff, it’s interesting to note how the cover art changed, along with the music, as the sixties rolled along. Download and details after the jump….
Download: The Beatles :: Christmas Singles Club, 1963-1969 (zipped folder 59 KB)
1) The Beatles Christmas Record – Issued December 6, 1963
Description: Christmas greetings, a rendition of “Good King Wenceslas” and the chorus from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (Marks). Recorded October 17, 1963.
2) Another Beatles Christmas Record – Issued December 18, 1964
Description: Includes “Jingle Bells,” individual greetings and the ending jingle “Can You Wash Your Father’s Shirts?” Recorded: October 26, 1964.
3) The Beatles Third Christmas Record – Issued December 17, 1965
Description: Includes “Yesterday,” “Happy Christmas to Ya List’nas,” “Auld Land Syne,” the Four Top’s “It’s the Same Old Song” and “Christmas Comes But Once a Year.” Recorded November 8, 1965.
4) The Beatles Fourth Christmas Record Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas – Issued December 16, 1966
Description: “Everywhere It’s Christmas,” “Orowanya,” “Please Don’t Bring Your Banjo Back” and “Podgy the Bear and Jasper Visit Felpin Mansions.” Recorded: November 25, 1966.
5) Christmas Time Is Here Again! – Issued December 15, 1967
Description: Includes “Christmas Time is Here Again,” “Plenty of Jam Jars” (performed by fictional band the “Revellers”), and John’s poem “When Christmas Time is Over.” Recorded: November 28, 1967.
6) The Beatles 1968 Christmas Record – Issued December 20, 1968
Description: Includes “Happy Christmas, Happy New Year,” John’s poem “Jock & Yono” and “Once Upon a Pool Table.” Tiny Tim appears on “Nowhere Man.” Recorded in November, 1968.
7) The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record – Issued December 19, 1969
Description: John and Yoko in their home, Ringo plugs his movie “The Magic Christian” and Paul sings “This is to Wish You a Merry, Merry Christmas.” Recorded autumn 1969.
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Go download a .rar extractor. rar frog is pretty good.
@Coupon – replaced it w/ normal compression and uploaded to Mediafire
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very cool. heard these a while ago on the local radio. we have a dj in philly who is a big beatle nut. great to see these in digital form–thanks!
Made my day! 🙂 THANXXX!
It’s a Christmas Miracle!
Great stuff. A radio station in my area used to play these one afternoon every Christmas season back in the 1980’s, and I have good memories of hearing them more than once. It was interesting to see the original sleeves here, too.
Thanks a lot, can’t wait to dig in
i dj out of WRFL 88.1, University of Kentucky and thanks to AD finals week the airwaves will be filled with this awesome gift!
I love the LARRY NORMAN quote:
“The Beatles said ‘ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE” and
then they broke up!“
downloaded this when it first went up, forgot to say thanks, so thanks
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