That's a great way to describe the Sheridan recordings. I bought that record when I was a kid, as
part of the whole process of forming the life-long love of the Beatles' music. It stands up with
their early EMI sessions. They were already standing up as professional musicians, after years of
griding it out in German clubs. 1000 hours, as Malcolm Gladwell says.
-- Tom Fine
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>I think the hamburg recordings are fascinating early documents of their recording potential. Their
>enthusiasm and energy shines on the backup instrumentation to "My Bonnie"; you can hear, for the
>first time, the nice 3-part harmonies of John, Paul and George on "Why"; and the terrific guitar
>sound of John and George (as well as the only Lennon/Harrison composition) on "Cry For A Shadow"
>still sounds exciting, to these ears anyway.
> Rod Smear
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> On Feb 19, 2013, at 9:36 AM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I may be alone in thinking so, but I feel the Beatles' sessions with
>> Sheridan are among the greatest non-starters in the history of
>> rock. This is the band that also recorded "Please Please Me"? Well not
>> quite -- Ringo hadn't joined yet. But when I think of the
>> musical poverty of The Beatles' German studio recordings, all I can do is
>> laugh. They're all just so terrible.
>> Uncle Dave Lewis
>> Lebanon OH
>> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 6:34 AM, Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>wrote: