Free As A Bird Bootleg CD

This bootleg CD was released some time in 1996 and is on the FAB label with the catalogue number FAB 1. It contains 2 early demos of Free As A Bird, or Free As A “Boid” as John introduces it on the first track, both on piano with John not yet having all the words. There are then six early versions of Real Love, two on the piano and four on acoustic guitar. Next up is the very first rehearsal for the Imagine track Oh My Love which runs for over half an hour and features George as well as John. We then have the 12″ promo version of (Just Like) Starting Over, which is longer than the album/single version, followed by I Need Your Loving which dates back to 16 April 1965 when John and George joined a variety of other artists for a jam on this track at the end of a Ready Steady Go recording. Finally there are three more demos – Open Your Box, Greenfield Morning (both Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band tracks) and John’s home demo of Don’t Let Me Down.

The pictures below are of my copy. The CD, case (usual storage marks) and insert are all in excellent condition. As for value, there are currently 3 for sale on Discogs for £20, $29 and $30 though nothing recently on eBay.

Estimated Value : £10 – £15

 

 

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