Wednesday, 15 January 2003
a series of recent raids in England and the Netherlands, police
recovered some 500 original reel to reel Beatles’ tapes that had been
stolen in the 1970s including some never-released tracks.
The tapes are said to be priceless and never before heard except for some bootlegged copies, according to British police.
tapes were from the “Get Back” sessions and are part of an album
released in 1969 before the project was abandoned. Some of the songs,
including “Get Back” then became part of the “Let It Be” album.
is a valuable discovery for devoted fans collectors and not to mention
Apple, the Beatles’ record company. However, since Michael Jackson owns
a significant portions of the Beatles catalogue, we have to wonder,
what will he do with them?
Investigations as to whether or
not these tapes are in fact originals are currently underway. Because
there are about 500 tapes the investigation could be lengthy.