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[eBay] Badfinger Reel to Reel Tape of Last Album Head First

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Badfinger Demo Reel to Reel Tape Head First
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Badfinger Demo Reel to Reel Tape of Last Album "Head First"  Extremely Rare 
Very, very rare copy of Badfinger's last album “Head First” on a reel to reel half-track demo tape given to management and band members only in 1975, recorded at 3 Savile Row Apple Studio in December 1974, in London, England.  I do not own copyrights and it should not be bootlegged. 

It was mixed at the Record Plant in California by Kiss producers Kerner and Wise, and only a handful of copies were made.  I have never seen another one, much less one for sale. 

The tape was given to me in late June, 1977. I was already in England for a family reunion, and traveled to Swansea to search out them out, they were one of my favorite groups.  I got to meet Pete Ham’s brother, John, who introduced me to Mike Gibbins, and we got together several times at his flat and other places in Swansea. 

This tape has nine songs on it, and though Mike wrote down ten titles on the cover, one of his own songs is missing from the lineup. It is a Sony brand tape, or at least the reel says so, in a Record Plant box, and contains one of several mixes of their last album, “Head First.”  Joining Pete Ham, Tom Evans, and Mike Gibbins to make this recording was English musician and songwriter, Bob Jackson, who had just replaced Joey Molland, and contributed songs for the recording session.  It was rush-recorded from December 1-14, in 1974.

Mike said he liked this mix better than some of the others he had heard, and told me to share it, because it would likely never come out, due to the legal complications. But he also joked also not to bootleg it, of course, and as instructed, I did make copies from time to time to give to Badfinger fans I ran into. 

He was right about the release being problematic, it was star-crossed with a complicated history, and it would be advisable to consult Wikipedia for the complete story.  Most of the songs did come out later at various times in various guises in limited releases, and always under a legal cloud.

The box is a bit banged up, but it has only been played a couple of times. I wrote A.I.R. on the box for some reason, because Mike Gibbins mentioned A.I.R Studio when he gave it to me, that is the famous London studio owned by George Martin at the time.  But it was not recorded there or mixed there, according to research, and I don’t know why I put it on the box.

The masters were sent out to the San Francisco location of Record Plant to be mixed down. But then Warner Brothers rejected the album because there were missing funds, due to fraud by Badfinger manager, Stan Polley.  To add insult to injury, the master tapes were lost over time. 

Rolling Stone magazine called it one of the greatest lost rock masterpieces of all time, and the evidence is in the extraordinary and haunting music, excellent songwriting, and harmonies unequaled in music history.  
 No Matter What a tribute to the music of Badfinger (Apr 30, 2016) 

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No Matter What a tribute to the music of Badfinger (Apr 30, 2016)

No Matter What a tribute to the music of Badfinger (April 30, 2016) 
No Matter What a tribute to the music of Badfinger
Brooke Saunders, who is organizing the tribute show, met Mike Gibbins, the drummer for Badfinger, while traveling in 1977.

“I was in England for a family reunion and afterwards went to Swansea, Wales, and met Pete Ham’s brother, John, and Mike Gibbins,” says Saunders.

“I spent a week there getting to know Mike and various people associated with Badfinger. Mike gave me a quarter-inch tape of their last, unreleased album, “Head First,” and five rare photographs.” 

“One of my best moments was strumming a few chords on Pete’s guitars,” adds Saunders. “His iconic SG – was given to him by George Harrison, who had used it on Revolver, plus John Lennon played it on The White Album.

Mike and I kept in touch for a while, and I was eventually able to meet Tom Evans and Joey Molland, who has played in Richmond on occasion.” 
The show will include nearly 30 Badfinger songs, plus other tunes from Beatles solo projects on which band members played, including “My Sweet Lord” and “It Don’t Come Easy.” 
The Taters - Without You (April 30, 2016) 

The Taters - Day After Day (April 30, 2016) 

The Taters - Blodwyn (April 30, 2016) 

The Taters - Better Days (April 30, 2016) 

The Taters - Suitcase (April 30, 2016) 

The Taters - Lay Me Down (April 30, 2016) 

The Taters - We're for the Dark (April 30, 2016) 

The Taters - I Can't Take It (April 30, 2016) 

The Taters - Hold On (April 30, 2016) 

The Neatles - Just A Chance (April 30, 2016) 

The Neatles - Timeless (April 30, 2016) 

The Neatles - My Sweet Lord (April 30, 2016) 

The Neatles - Here Comes the Sun (April 30, 2016) 

The Neatles - Name of the Game (April 30, 2016) 

The Neatles - I'd Die Babe (April 30, 2016) 

The Neatles - Those Were the Days (April 30, 2016) 

The Hullabaloos - Maybe Tomorrow (April 30, 2016) 

The Hullabaloos - Love is Gonna Come at Last (April 30, 2016) 

The Hullabaloos - Apple of My Eye (April 30, 2016) 

The Hullabaloos - Baby Blue (April 30, 2016) 

The Hullabaloos - Lonely You (April 30, 2016) 

The Hullabaloos - I'll Be The One (April 30, 2016) 

The Hullabaloos - Makes Me Feel Good (April 30, 2016) 

The Hullabaloos - Just Believe (An original by Rolfe Trimble and Harry Gore inspired by Badfinger, April 30, 2016) 

 promoting No Matter What: A Tribute to Badfinger WRIR 97.3FM (Apr 17, 2016) 

 The Neatles at a Tribute to the Music of Badfinger (Apr 30, 2016) 


promoting No Matter What: A Tribute to Badfinger WRIR 97.3FM (Apr 17, 2016)

WRIR 97.3FM Cause and Effect  (Aired: Apr. 17, 2016 @2:00 am) promoting No Matter What: A Tribute to Badfinger with Paul Ivey on his show. 
Badfinger Tribute Show Scheduled for Sat. April 30, 2016 
No Matter What a tribute to the music of Badfinger
The Taters 
   18:45-   Day After Day + Blodwyn 
The Hullabaloos 
   64:20-   Apple of My Eye + Maybe Tomorrow + Baby Blue 
The Neatles 
   96:00-  Perfection + Name of the Game 
Ashland Coffee & Tea 

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