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Nothing Is Real - A Beatles Podcast

A weekly The Beatles and Music podcast
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Review of 2021: That Was The Year That WasAs the rest of the family wrestle for control of the TV remote, pour yourself another drink and find a quiet spot to join Steven, Jason, and Adrian reflecting on the joy that was 2021.Live on tape from
 Rubber Soul - Part ThreeTo get Rubber Soul finished The Beatles pull an all-nighter and raid the Abbey Road cupboard for leftover tracks. Then the album needs a name, a cover, and a totally different American version. Live on tape from Dublin
Rubber Soul - Part TwoWith an album due on shop shelves in six weeks, and less than of it recorded, it makes total sense for The Beatles to take part in a TV variety special. Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: ht
Rubber Soul - Part OneIt’s October 1965 and the Beatles have 14 sessions to record a new album - plus an extra day for the single. The album is due in the shops on December 3rd. That album turns out to be Rubber Soul. How did that happen? Live
S05E12: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) In 1988 when asked for his favorite Beatles song, Paul McCartney offered up You Know My Name (Look Up The Number). Released in 1970 it was the last new Beatles b-side and it showed that right up to
S05E11: Nothing Is Real LIVE - The Beatles In Ireland Two years on from NIR’s live debut, Steven & Jason are once again in front of an audience at the 2021 Dublin Beatles Festival. This time they’re battling the conspiracy theory that The Beatl
The Beatles Get BackNearly three years on from the announcement of The Beatles Get Back, Peter Jackson’s movie is finally here. Except it’s not a movie, it is January 1969 distilled into 7 hours and 48 minutes, and it’s everything. Live on tape
The Beatles Get Back - The Night BeforeThe wait is nearly over. With only 24 hours to go before the world gets to see Peter Jackson’s The Beatles Get Back, Steven & Jason gather their thoughts ahead of its release and ahead of a full Nothing Is
You Can’t Catch Me: Come Together Part TwoAs 1972 rolled into 1973, so did the litigation relating to the inspiration John Lennon had when writing Come Together. The knock-on effects would be heard on John’s solo albums and teach us the importa
You Can’t Catch Me: Come Together Part OneHaving been sidelined by a car accident, John Lennon reappeared at the Abbey Road sessions with a gem: Come Together. Although a great example of the Beatles as a creative entity, the track would cast a
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The MovieThis 1978 movie, a BeeGees-Frampton vehicle is a rightly derided folly. The bigger question is: Why does this even exist at all? Follow all the threads and even Brian Epstein plays an indirect rol
The Laurence Juber Interview: Part TwoAs a member of Wings, Laurence Juber is sent off on promotional duties for the mighty Back To The Egg album and the new line-up hits the road for the 1979 Wings U.K. winter tour. Then Wings arrive in two pl
05E06: The Laurence Juber Interview: Part OneBefore he joined Wings in 1978, Laurence Juber was already a musician’s musician. In this first part, he recounts how he brought his formal musical training in college to the busy world of 1970s sess
The Concert for Bangladesh: Part TwoIt’s Monday, July 26th, 1971 and rehearsals start for the George Harrison & Friends gig due to happen the following Sunday. Will Eric get on a plane? Is Bob going to be there? Has Allen cleared everything wit
05E03: The Concert for Bangladesh: Part OneIn March 1971, the people of what was known as East Pakistan declared their independence as Bangladesh, triggering a liberation war and a humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, ex-Beatle George Harrison was k
Bonus EpisodeWhite Album OffcutsThe question is not “should The White Album have been a single record” but rather “why is it not a triple?” Steven & Jason look at The White Album ones that got away. Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Noth
S05E02: Side Two of the White Album: Part TwoSteven & Jason set off on part two of their ascent of the mountain that is the second side of The White Album, starting at the Rocky Racoon Base Camp. Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Nothing
S05E01: Side Two of the White Album: Part OneThe White Album is a behemoth, where do you start? How about with side two: The shortest side with the most songs. And when you think about it, shouldn’t it start with Happiness Is A Warm Gun? Live o
S04 Bonus9: The Great 2021 Let It Be Super Deluxe Edition RevealIs Get Back/Let It Be jinxed? Shifting tracklists, various producers, repeatedly delayed, we now finally have eyes on what the 2021 Let It Be box set is going to be. Finally, you c
S04E12: A Hard Day’s Night - The Album: Part TwoAt the start of April 1964, The Beatles are halfway through a movie and an album without a title. By the end of the month, with A Hard Day’s Night (the movie and the song) in the can, there’s stil
S04E11: A Hard Day’s Night - The Album: Part OneIn December 1963 The Beatles knew that they would be making a movie with a soundtrack in 1964. What they didn’t know was that it would be happening off the back of breaking through in America and
S04E10: Paul & Linda McCartney’s RAM - Part TwoOn 31st December 1970, midway through recording RAM, Paul McCartney issues proceedings against John, George & Ringo to legally dissolve the Beatles. Then he flies to London to give his testimony. W
S04 Bonus: Ram On Interview with Fernando Perdomo & Denny SeiwellMay 2021 is the 50th anniversary of RAM and to celebrate, original RAM drummer Denny Seiwell and multi-instrumentalist & Producer Fernando Perdomo are putting out Ram On: The 50th
S04E09: Paul & Linda McCartney’s RAM - Part OneIt’s October 1970: John & George are in the U.K. is making Plastic Ono Band & All Things Must Pass. Against the tide, Mr & Mrs McCartney head to NYC to knock some new music into shape where they au
S04E08: The Traveling Wilburys - Part Three*Handle With Care was the proof of concept, so the obvious next step was a whole album from the Traveling Wilburys. After its huge success, what could possibly go wrong?(*Two)Live on tape from Amsterda
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