WPKN Archives: Connections: Beatles Sgt Pepper Outtakes and New Mixes, plus new and vintage music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, May 26th, 2017
4:00PM to 6:55PM

2 hours, 55 minutes

Saturday, May 27th, 2017 9:50PM

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Episode: Connections: Beatles Sgt Pepper Outtakes and New Mixes, plus new and vintage music

May 26, 2017 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks, filling in for my good friend Chris Frantz the Talking Head. Starts with 25 minutes of previously unreleased first takes and early takes from the Sgt Pepper sessions in high quality audio, followed by new and vintage music, plus further explorations of these sessions and the new stereo remixes by Giles Martin. 
When The Beatles started these sessions, after a decision to give up touring, John Lennon told George Martin they wanted to create sounds that had never been heard before. The Beatles and George Martin succeeded. And it sounds like they were having great fun in these sessions, even in the basic tracks, before overdubs were added. 
The show moves on to new and vintage music, including Bob Dylan, Alex Chilton, Bo Diddley, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Jackie DeShannon, Donovan, Mott The Hoople, The Ronettes, Hillary Bratton and The Beach Boys with a rare Dennis Wilson song. 
Also new music by Ray Davies, Willie Nelson, Chris Price, Aimee Mann with The Section Quartet, Gary Calamar, Emily Duff, Angel Olsen, Louis Schefano, Risa Hall, Joy Askew, Victor Krummenacher, Kelley Ryan, Elohim, Cait Brennan, Nikki Lane, The Inside Jokes, The Squeaky Chairs and whatever happened in the moment. 
Sgt Pepper outtakes and remixes reappear throughout the show.
Btw, it didn't occur to me at the time: The very first time I heard Sgt Pepper was a radio premiere of the album. Some of the tracks in this show were also radio premieres. It's enormous fun to explore these new releases and hear them in a new context. It's also great fun to explore new music. 
Thanks for tuning in! 
Also in the archives: 
Connections: Bob Dylan 76th Birthday Celebration 
Connections with Special Guests Emily Duff, Scott Aldrich and Craig Bishop (including live music):
For info, updates and occasional videos, please check out the Facebook page, Connections on WPKN.

Show: Connections... with Eric Cocks

Connections... with Eric Cocks

Explores the connections between songs, songwriters, musicians, producers and people... often in surprising ways.

Vital, intelligent music with true artistic vision. Or just because it sounds good...

Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...

Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.

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