Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Beach Boys and Motown issue 1966 "copyright dump" releases

To prevent overseas interests from cashing in, the Beach Boys and the Motown labels have once again issued rare recordings as a way to safeguard their copyrights.

In Europe, works go out of copyright 50 years after their original release. One way to secure the copyright, is for artists and record labels to reissue them. In the past, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys and Motown have all done this by releasing download releases, expensive limited edition box sets, or conventional reissues.

The Beatles seem to have abandoned the practice after issuing an official bootlegs release via iTunes back in 2013. Bob Dylan has generally gone the route of expensive box sets. This year, his huge collection of 1966 live recordings did the job. The Beach Boys and Motown have gone the download route, although the Beach Boys conventional release of Pet Sounds and Party! outtakes this year was likely also timed to protect copyright.

But the band has also just released a digital release aimed at protecting the rights of some professionally recorded live concerts. You can order the Beach Boys' Graduation Day: Live at the University of Michigan here.

Meanwhile, Motown has gathered a collection of 80(!) outtakes as Motown: Unreleased 1966. You can order it here.

Here are the track listings:


Show 1
  1. Help Me Rhonda
  2. I Get Around
  3. Medley: Fun, Fun Fun/Shut Down/Little Deuce Coupe/Surfin' USA
  4. Surfer Girl
  5. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
  6. You're So Good To Me
  7. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
  8. California Girls
  9. Sloop John B
  10. Wouldn't It Be Nice
  11. God Only Knows
  12. Good Vibrations
  13. Graduation Day
  14. Barbara Ann
Show 2
  1. Help Me Rhonda
  2. I Get Around
  3. Medley: Fun, Fun Fun/Shut Down/Little Deuce Coupe/Surfin' USA
  4. Surfer Girl
  5. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
  6. You're So Good To Me
  7. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
  8. California Girls
  9. Sloop John B
  10. Wouldn't It Be Nice
  11. God Only Knows
  12. Good Vibrations
  13. Graduation Day
  14. Barbara Ann
  15. Johnny B. Goode
Bonus Tracks
  1. KOMA Radio Spot
  2. Row Row Row Your Boat

Disc 1
  1. The Soulful Shack (Alternate Version) - The Miracles
  2. Ain't Too Proud To Beg (Alternate Version) - The Temptations
  3. Suddenly I Was Alone - Marvin Gaye
  4. The Shadow Of Your Smile - Billy Eckstine
  5. I Got You (In My Soul) - The Mynah Birds
  6. I'll Wait Forever - The Mynah Birds
  7. Road Burner (Son Of Road Runner) - Junior Walker & The All-Stars
  8. For Once In My Life - Billy Eckstine
  9. That'll Be The Day - Marvin Gaye , Kim Weston
  10. Don't Mess With Bill  - Earl Van Dyke
  11. Flower Girl (Alternate Version) - The Miracles
  12. Can't You Hear Me Knocking  - Brenda Holloway
  13. Whenever You Need Me  - Brenda Holloway
  14. Just Too Much To Hope For  - Marvin Gaye , Kim Weston
  15. Stand By Me (Live At The 20 Grand, Detroit/1966)  - Earl Van Dyke
  16. A Taste Of Honey  - The Four Tops
  17. Wives And Lovers (Lead Vocal By Obie Benson / Take 1) - The Four Tops
  18. Wives And Lovers (Lead Vocal By Levi Stubbs / Take 3) - The Four Tops
  19. Wives And Lovers (Lead Vocal By Lawrence Payton / Take 4) - The Four Tops
Disc 2
  1. The Lonely Heart And Lonely Eyes Of Lonely Me - Brenda Holloway
  2. Give A Little Love - Marvin Gaye , Kim Weston
  3. What Good Am I Without You - Brenda Holloway
  4. Pucker Up Buttercup (Alternate Version) - Junior Walker & The All-Stars
  5. Monkey Talk - Earl Van Dyke
  6. A World Without You - Barbara McNair
  7. I Still Get Butterflies - Brenda Holloway
  8. In My Heart I Know It's Right - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  9. I'm Losing You - Gladys Knight & The Pip
  10. All These Things - Gladys Knight, The Spinners
  11. Hello, Young Lovers - The Four Tops
  12. I Wish You Love - The Four Tops
  13. Put On A Happy Face - Barbara McNair
  14. The Second Time Around - Barbara McNair
  15. Smile - Barbara McNair
  16. Day In - Day Out - Barbara McNair
  17. Nothing But A Fool - Gladys Knight and The Pips
  18. You're Gone (But Always In My Heart) - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  19. Never Stop Loving Me - Chris Clark
  20. Don't Compare Me With Her - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  21. You've Got Possibilities - Barbara McNair
  22. Never Trust A Man - Chris Clark
Disc 3
  1. Sweet Talkin' Guy - The Marvelettes
  2. I Feel Your Love Growin' On Me - Brenda Holloway
  3. Without Love You Lose A Good Feelin' - Brenda Holloway
  4. You Got A Little Of Everything - Brenda Holloway
  5. Baby I've Got It - Brenda Holloway
  6. Keep Me - Brenda Holloway
  7. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (Alternate Version) - The Miracles
  8. I Can't Let You Go - The Spinners
  9. Keep Away - Little Lisa
  10. Tea House In China Town (Alternate Version) - The Spinners
  11. I Found Something (Alternate Version) - Marvin Gaye
  12. Save Me From This Misery (Alternate Version) - The Isley Brothers
  13. I Still Love You - Chris Clark
  14. Got To Have You Back (Alternate Version)  - The Isley Brothers
  15. I Can't Take You Back - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  16. Then - The Temptations
  17. I'm Giving Up - Brenda Holloway
  18. Spellbound - Brenda Holloway
  19. For All We Know (Alternate Version) - The Spinners
Disc 4
  1. Can't Hold The Feeling Back - Brenda Holloway
  2. The Impossible Dream - Billy Eckstine
  3. Dear Miss Lonely Hearts - Marvin Gaye
  4. Need Your Lovin' (Want You Back) - The Underdogs
  5. One Of These Days - The Underdogs
  6. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - The Four Tops
  7. More (Theme From "Mondo Cane") - The Supreme
  8. Somewhere - The Supremes
  9. Michelle - The Supremes
  10. I'm So Helpless (When I'm With You) - Debbie Dean
  11. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Marvin Gaye
  12. Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Kim Weston
  13. Never Grow Old - Kim Weston
  14. How Great Thou Art - Kim Weston
  15. Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  16. Where You There - The Supremes
  17. What Do You Choose - The Supremes
  18. Steal Away - Marvin Gaye
  19. Near The Cross - The Miracles
  20. Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Martha & The Vandellas

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