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It’s January 1969 and The Beatles are commercially at their peak with a number one Album in the charts and the summers smash hit ‘Hey Jude.’ Professionally things couldn’t be worse, however. Paul has convinced them to rehearse for a live show before the cameras, but his band mates have misgivings which will only multiply as the days progress. This is ‘The Winter of Discontent’. And we’re going to listen in to what will transpire.

Winter of Discontent - A Beatles Podcast Nick Anthony

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

It’s January 1969 and The Beatles are commercially at their peak with a number one Album in the charts and the summers smash hit ‘Hey Jude.’ Professionally things couldn’t be worse, however. Paul has convinced them to rehearse for a live show before the cameras, but his band mates have misgivings which will only multiply as the days progress. This is ‘The Winter of Discontent’. And we’re going to listen in to what will transpire.

    Winter of Discontent Ep.19 - A Beatles Podcast

    Winter of Discontent Ep.19 - A Beatles Podcast

    The finale of season two. It’s tea-time January 3rd 1969 and The Beatles set about learning one more new song before finishing for the day. Paul switches to piano, George picks up a bass and Michael tries to spell out his concerns.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Winter of Discontent Ep18 - A Beatles Podcast

    Winter of Discontent Ep18 - A Beatles Podcast

    Jan. 3rd 1969. Work continues on All Things Must Pass. It’s early evening so a glass or two is raised. And a conversation about jazz leads George to start talking about the great organist in Ray Charles’ Band who’ll soon become a major part of this project.

    • 52 min
    Winter of Discontent Ep.17 - A Beatles Podcast

    Winter of Discontent Ep.17 - A Beatles Podcast

    More work on All Things Must Pass, George settles on a guitar, John has a go at the drums, Paul finally gets involved and the Raelettes make an appearance.

    • 42 min
    Winter of Discontent Ep16 - A Beatles Podcast

    Winter of Discontent Ep16 - A Beatles Podcast

    It’s late afternoon, January 3rd 1969. George is teaching the band ‘All Things Must Pass’ but he’s in for a shock! Paul also has his patience tested by Glyn Johns.

    • 51 min
    Winter of Discontent Ep.15 - A Beatles Podcast

    Winter of Discontent Ep.15 - A Beatles Podcast

    It’s still January 3rd 1969. The Beatles work on Two of Us before lunch, adding ideas that they’d later use in another song instead. They return from lunch a little merrier, and procrastinate some more before George offers to teach them one of his songs.

    • 49 min
    Winter of Discontent Ep.14 - A Beatles Podcast

    Winter of Discontent Ep.14 - A Beatles Podcast

    Still Jan. 3rd 1968. The Beatles take a trip down memory lane, showcasing many unpublished originals; one of which is only ever performed here. George leads them astray with covers before trying to steer them back on track.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Amazon Baby Boomer ,

Excellent

If you can’t get enough Beatles this is for you. If you are interested in song writing , this is also for you. Nick does a wonderful job explaining the steps and discussions during the sessions. I am really enjoying this.

KWolky ,

Love it!

Awesome show. I love the context added to understand what was going on in delightful, nerdy detail! Enjoying this so much while waiting for the Get Back documentary in Nov!

PabloIOS ,

Genius

The Nagra reels are the best view of the Beatles at work we will ever get. I don’t think anyone has ever extracted the narrative properly until now. This podcast is fantastic. I hope you keep going until you squeeze every last drop out of every minute of tape.

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