Kum Back

Highly Appreciated


Kum Back  is the first bootleg album by The Beatles, released in September 1969.  The album is an early mix of what would become 1970’s Let It Be, taken from an acetate prepared by the group’s producer, Glyn Johns.  It is one of the earliest commercial rock bootlegs, the first being Bob Dylan’s Great White Wonder, which was released in July of the same year.  All tracks on Kum Back were recorded during the Get Back/Let It Be Sessions of January 1969.  (More from Wikipedia)
Not long after I first got to college at North Carolina State University (probably in late 1969), one of the big record stores in Raleighthe Record Bar (which was within walking distance of the campus) had several tables set up in the middle of the store that were piled high with bootleg albums.  I had never heard of such a thing before, so I snapped up four right away, including Kum Back by the Beatles (practice sessions for the Let it Be album for the most part, sounds like, and including an 8- or 9-minute version of “Teddy Boy” – that song was originally going to be on Let it Be; but instead, Teddy Boy is on Paul McCartney’s solo album McCartney).  
(April 2012)
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Anyway, here is what and who I talked about last year:
(Year 8 Review)
Last edited: March 22, 2021