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Title: Beatles Forever
Post by: Utter on Mar 18, 2005, 11:24
Hi I wonder if anyone has the song 'Beatles Forever', I've read about it and I'm very curious about how it sounds, so if anyone has the song please tell me.

///Utter ( marcus_p89@hotmail.com )


Title: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on Mar 18, 2005, 11:35
Hey, I do have the song. Unfortunately Kelly Croucutt sung it. The song is made out a number of Beatles-songs, I don't really like it to be honest.
If you want I can send it to you via e-mail, just let me know,

greetz Willem
www.alternativa.nl willem@alternativa.nl


Title: Want to hear ''Beatles Forever''?
Post by: AlternativA on Mar 20, 2005, 01:41
Hey hello,

a lot of visitors of this site say that the rare ELO track: ''Beatles Forever'' is hard to find. Well...not anymore!!

send an email to info@alternativa.nl to get the link to download the FULL and FREE version. I am aware that this is something that I'm not supposed to do, but I wanted to give the ELO fans an upportunatiy to finally hear the song.

BE AWARE: the song will only be online for 7 days from the date of this post, then it will be gone again

greetz Willem
www.alternativa.nl


Title: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Utter on Mar 22, 2005, 04:56
I think that it's a great song, you've got to listen to it a couple of times before you like it though...
BUT i suspect that this is not "THE" Beatles Forever, searched for the lyrics and found this: http://electric-light-orchestra.lyrics-songs.com/lyrics/126005/
That lyrics is not sung on the bf.mp3 file you've put out on the net...thought it was stranga also to have that kinda song on the secret messages album.
Thanks for the song anyway but I do want to have "THE" Beatles Forever so if you find it please let me know


///Utter


Title: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on Mar 22, 2005, 07:11
Hey, okey I didn't knew that, but I will let you know when I got it,

greetz Willem


Title: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: whiskeygirl on Mar 28, 2005, 04:16
Quote from: "Anonymous"
Hey, I do have the song. Unfortunately Kelly Croucutt sung it. The song is made out a number of Beatles-songs, I don't really like it to be honest


Kelly wasn't anywhere near it! That's Jeff!

Serena


Title: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on Mar 28, 2005, 05:15
Are you sure you've been listening to the version I'd offerd on the internet? Because I would bet my life on the fact that on this version Jeff is absolutely not singing. Please don't make me think that I don't have the ability to recognise Jeff's voice, if there is anyone who is addicted to ELO and Jeff Lynne(and absolutely not the fake ELO on your pic) then it's me. I also found out by the way that also not Kelly is singing the song, it's an entire other band, which I don't know the name off anymore. But maybe you're talkin' about a version that I've never heard before, cause there is indeed one with Jeff singing, if you have it, could you send it to me please? thnx
greetz Willem


Title: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: whiskeygirl on Mar 28, 2005, 05:23
If your version aint Jeff it's probably Barclay James Harvest's Titles, which has been doing the rounds masquerading as Beatles Forever.

I have heard Jeff's Beatles Forever, a rather grotty recording, and a pretty poor song to boot. And the singer is definitely Jeff.

Serena


Title: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Admin on Mar 29, 2005, 02:51
Some ideas in Beatles Forever were eventually used in the song "Video", so if it doesn't sound anything close to that, it probably isn't Jeff's.


Title: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on Mar 29, 2005, 05:43
by the way, where can I get the song ''video''? I've never heard that one before. Is it on an album, and is that album stil available?

thanx Willem


Title: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on Mar 29, 2005, 07:07
Oh lord, that song is great it's from the movie Electric Dreams and you can get it from the soundtrack cd



///Utter


Title: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on Mar 29, 2005, 07:55
thank you very much, I'm going to look it up right now, I hope I find it a good one indeed


Title: Beatles forever
Post by: judemac on Apr 08, 2005, 03:53
I have this track in my collection called "Beatles Forever" by ELO. Interesting track but can see why it was left off "Secret Messages". Anyone else have this "Rarity"? I believe most hard core collectors have it anyway.


Title: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on Apr 08, 2005, 04:01
LOL, I have had it for over a couple years, not as rare as people think. Anyway, my thoughts on it.


Title: RE: Beatles forever
Post by: Anonymous on Apr 08, 2005, 05:11
I don't have it can you be kind and share? :)


Title: Re: RE: Beatles forever
Post by: Anonymous on Apr 08, 2005, 05:32
Quote from: "Anonymous"
I don't have it can you be kind and share? :)


e mail me.... at my Mini mini site LOL


http://www.webspawner.com/users/judemac/index.html


Title: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on Apr 08, 2005, 08:44
I have had the track for over a year & almost forgot it was in my collection. It is not really very good as I have stated before or it would have made the first box set of ELO material with the other discarded "Secret Messages" tracks. I do think "Hello My Old Friend" should have been on the album. I think it's a killer track with a haunting Jeff Lynne vocal. Back to "Beatles forever", I'll have to listen to it again which can be found on the *revised* "Into The Light" bootleg. Not the phony one on E Bay that is the old as dirt version missing 7 additional tracks. I hope this helped somewhat...


Title: Re: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Gavin Ewoldt on Apr 19, 2005, 08:27
Quote from: "Anonymous"
Are you sure you've been listening to the version I'd offerd on the internet? Because I would bet my life on the fact that on this version Jeff is absolutely not singing. Please don't make me think that I don't have the ability to recognise Jeff's voice, if there is anyone who is addicted to ELO and Jeff Lynne(and absolutely not the fake ELO on your pic) then it's me. I also found out by the way that also not Kelly is singing the song, it's an entire other band, which I don't know the name off anymore. But maybe you're talkin' about a version that I've never heard before, cause there is indeed one with Jeff singing, if you have it, could you send it to me please? thnx
greetz Willem



I also believe that it's not Jeff Lynne singing. It would be a fair call at claiming Kelly to lead the vocals. Think about "Sweet Is The Night" where Kelly rips more than half the song with his vocals. Now compare that with "Beatles Forever". Clearly not Jeff Lynne- which you can pin point both vocals apart on "Sweet" song also. There was a later version released of "Beatles Forever" and the tone, style and production shows Lynnes entire involvement along with his voice. This track is lower quality than the earlier "Beatles" w/ Kelly but more impressive of a song. Probably could've fit on Secret Messages.


Title: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Utter on Apr 19, 2005, 03:58
okay but WHERE can i get it?


///Utter


Title: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on Apr 22, 2005, 03:53
You can get the track on the "Into The Light" collector(Uh can't say BOOTLEG) double CD set. The thing is the one listed on E Bay is the old out dated version & the newer version has extra tracks. If you have this one then most all of the rare tracks by Lynne & ELO are in YOUR collection. As for how to get this set, I have no idea even though I have it from a well know collector who was nice enough to find a original for me. Get that set & you'll have "Beatles Forever" in which JEFF does sing it. ;-)


Title: Beatles Forever AKA Titles????
Post by: -Utter on Jun 01, 2005, 03:08
I now that many of you have a "fake" beatles forever...I have the real version so I know how it goes but I've also found another copy thatclaims o be a beatles forever by ELO...the thing is that a friend sent me this link to me http://lyrics.duble.com/lyrics/B/the-barclay-james-harvest-lyrics/the-barclay-james-harvest-titles-lyrics.htm and that's the yrics of the "fake" ... so it's probably a band called 'The Barclay James Harvest' who plays that version and it's real name is Titles ... that cleared som things up in my mind anyway =)

The real version is much better I think and it should have this lyrics: http://www.lyricsfind.com/e/electric-light-orchestra/unknown-album/beatles-forever.php

///Utter


Title: Re: Beatles Forever AKA Titles????
Post by: Judemac on Jun 01, 2005, 03:57
Quote from: "-Utter"
I now that many of you have a "fake" beatles forever...I have the real version so I know how it goes but I've also found another copy thatclaims o be a beatles forever by ELO...the thing is that a friend sent me this link to me http://lyrics.duble.com/lyrics/B/the-barclay-james-harvest-lyrics/the-barclay-james-harvest-titles-lyrics.htm and that's the yrics of the "fake" ... so it's probably a band called 'The Barclay James Harvest' who plays that version and it's real name is Titles ... that cleared som things up in my mind anyway =)

The real version is much better I think and it should have this lyrics: http://www.lyricsfind.com/e/electric-light-orchestra/unknown-album/beatles-forever.php

///Utter


I have contacted you by e mail on the version of "Beatles Forever" in which Jeff sings it. I believe any other one is the fakes because I got mine from the source. If you have a clean version from the studio, I'd like to hear it because the one with Jeff is not a super clean recording but a demo like recording that sound like it was done at a BBC studio or tv show warm up. That is what my source tells me.

http://www.webspawner.com/users/judemac/index.html


Title: me
Post by: John.Hellier on Jun 01, 2005, 05:52
confused!


Title: Re: me
Post by: judemac on Jun 01, 2005, 08:43
Quote from: "John.Hellier"
confused!


I just think there is too much said about a track that never fit in on the "Secret Messages" album. Anyway, hopefully I'll get this other version of it & compare. My source confirms it is Jeff singing it even if is not the best version other then a perfect studio version. Besides Jeff had "two" box sets that could have had the song on it. Appears even Jeff thought it was not good enough for the box sets. Anyway John, I belive I already e mailed you the track...  ~Dave~ at the beach in southern California.

http://www.webspawner.com/users/judemac/index.html


Title: RE: Re: me
Post by: Anonymous on Jun 02, 2005, 06:49
I know I have the right one beacause John sent me an interview where they play that song and asks Jeff questions about it


Title: Re: RE: Re: me
Post by: Judemac on Jun 02, 2005, 05:42
Quote from: "Anonymous"
I know I have the right one beacause John sent me an interview where they play that song and asks Jeff questions about it


I know the one I have is the real one too, I sent it to John & Utter this morning & Utter has the same correct version with Jeff singing it. I think it finally puts this puppy to sleep on this rather interesting tune that was never released.  :D


Title: RE: Re: RE: Re: me
Post by: John.Hellier on Jun 02, 2005, 05:58
Now what about the Wurzles singing Mr Blue Sky?   Joke!!!!! lol


Title: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: tcwh1971 on Jun 14, 2005, 10:58
Hi there, I was looking to see if an actual ELO forum was in existence. So after some brief browsing I emailed a guy called Jerry who runs 'The Unofficial Jeff Lynne Reference Page' who said I should try here (not sure if I'm allowed to mention names? lol) Anyhow, Thanks Jerry! I was just reading the postings from a while back about 'Beatles forever' and had a wee chuckle to myself. The one saying Kelly sung it was amusing to say the the least. Serena had mentioned that a song posing as ELO's 'Beatles Forever' was doing the rounds, this is true as it happned to me when I downloaded this particular track. I was very dissapointed as I new it wasn't ELO (obviously) deleting it swiflty! No offence to Barclay James Harvest but its not ELO!) Anyway, I finally got it and I quite like it actually. I'm led to believe that this song has only ever been played at an ELO convention and that perhaps that the recording I have and all ELO fans probably have is that actual recording? This would explain the awful sound quality. Plus, I noticed there's some clapping at the very beginning? I'd like to here other fans view on this. Cheers.


Title: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: monstr66 on Sep 17, 2005, 12:05
Quote from: "Anonymous"
You can get the track on the "Into The Light" collector(Uh can't say BOOTLEG) double CD set.



Is there a clean studio version of this song on that bootleg or the one with clapping in the beginning (bad quality sound)?


Title: Re: Beatles Forever AKA Titles????
Post by: Marcel on Sep 28, 2005, 02:46
Quote from: "-Utter"
I now that many of you have a "fake" beatles forever...I have the real version so I know how it goes but I've also found another copy thatclaims o be a beatles forever by ELO...the thing is that a friend sent me this link to me http://lyrics.duble.com/lyrics/B/the-barclay-james-harvest-lyrics/the-barclay-james-harvest-titles-lyrics.htm and that's the yrics of the "fake" ... so it's probably a band called 'The Barclay James Harvest' who plays that version and it's real name is Titles ... that cleared som things up in my mind anyway =)

The real version is much better I think and it should have this lyrics: http://www.lyricsfind.com/e/electric-light-orchestra/unknown-album/beatles-forever.php

///Utter


Yes the bf.mp3 going around on kazaa and other swapping networks is really a song called Titles by Barclay James Harvest from the Time Honoured Ghosts LP (1975!)
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00009029M.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Very good band, extremely popular in Germany.

Now, how to get the real thing :x I don't know....

Marcel


Title: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: guest on Oct 01, 2005, 07:25
Quote from: "tcwh1971"
I'm led to believe that this song has only ever been played at an ELO convention and that perhaps that the recording I have and all ELO fans probably have is that actual recording? This would explain the awful sound quality. Plus, I noticed there's some clapping at the very beginning? I'd like to here other fans view on this. Cheers.


Yes, this is a recording of the german Face The Music fantreffen  meeting .


Title: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on Nov 12, 2005, 11:19
I have it too, i haven't really listened to yet though so i don't know how it is


Title: Beatles Forever
Post by: dylanmusic on Nov 25, 2005, 06:07
I have two versions of the song. One version was for sure sung by Jeff, but the other I can't tell....One says the words beatles Forever, and talks about how great thier songs are, while the other one doesn't even mention the word Beatles.Instead, it makes a song with using song quotes by the Beatles. I'm badly confused! :?


Title: Re: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on Nov 26, 2005, 01:58
Quote from: "dylanmusic"
I have two versions of the song. One version was for sure sung by Jeff, but the other I can't tell....One says the words beatles Forever, and talks about how great thier songs are, while the other one doesn't even mention the word Beatles.Instead, it makes a song with using song quotes by the Beatles. I'm badly confused! :?


Look three posts up to end your confusion.


Title: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on Apr 16, 2006, 04:01
this Beatles Forever thing ... Is it reallty a Jeff song.
Reason for the question is that i heard  a version sometime ago and it sounds exactly like dare i say it Barclay James Harvest 'Titles'
Comments please.


Title: Beatles Forever
Post by: pimpo@post.cz on Apr 20, 2006, 04:52
Hi!

There are links for two songs -
1. Barclay James Harvest - Tittles (1975) from the LP "Time Honoured Ghosts"
http://www.sendspace.com/file/9ljcjq
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2.Elo - Beatles Forever
http://www.sendspace.com/file/mjcmzc
this song was recorded like bootleg around 1981 at the TIME TOUR.
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I'm a big fan of ELO a Jeff Lynne and there is my web -
http://jeff.webzdarma.cz

Bye PIMPO


Title: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: asledale on May 27, 2006, 09:43
Man, I have also been fooled by this fake BJH Beatles Forever song. As it certainly isn't Jeff at the vocals I believed it could be Kelly as this voice on the song was somewhat similar to his. But when I heard the real one where Jeff sings it was clear that this was a different song. So, voila, i pushed the delete button, and Barclay james Harvest was gone, forever......


Title: RE: Beatles Forever
Post by: Anonymous on May 28, 2006, 04:01
I got the song from a source that knows the guy who got the tape of it & was responsible for "Into The Light" double bootleg(which I use to get for a lot of people on my mini website) which has the song & many others that are hard to get or un-released. The track is a "Secret Messages" out-take. Someday maybe the original version of it as it was intended will be included on a double album of the original "SM". Who knows, right? *Judemac former member here*

http://www.webspawner.com/users/judemac/

http://1.myfreebulletinboard.com/regdwight.html


Title: Beatles Forever
Post by: PeterFile on Jul 16, 2007, 06:24
If anyone wants to listen to Beatles Forever, i've uploaded it to youtube.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ezhHgVmfXa0