Unreleased Songs By The Beatles, 1965-1967

Listing all unreleased Beatles songs, arranged in order of the year they were written (Beatles compositions) or when they were first performed (cover songs).

LEGEND for available Beatles recordings
STUDIO: Studio outtake. A copy resides in the EMI archives.
DEMO: Home demo.
BBC: Recorded for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Recording date is indicated unless otherwise noted.
GBS: Get Back sessions, recorded at Twickenham Film Studios / Apple Studios, January 2-31, 1969.
LIVE: Live recording.
DECCA: Demo recorded for Decca Records.

LEGEND for unavailable Beatles recordings
BBCx: Recorded for the British Broadcasting Corporation, not aired.
LIVEx: Performed live, unavailable (specific years are indicated in brackets).
STUDIOx: Studio outtake. Tape destroyed.

LEGEND for official releases
Format: Title, year of release (catalogue number)


Belle Of The Ball (Anderson)
LIVE Twickenham Film Studios, Twickenham – April, 1965

Etcetera (McCartney)
Written for Marianne Faithfull, 1965
STUDIOx Demo – August 20, 1968

If You’ve Got Trouble (Lennon/McCartney)
STUDIO – February 18, 1965
Released on:
CD: Anthology 2, 1996 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34448 2)

Saturday Jump (composer unknown)
BBC Saturday Club – November 29, 1965
BBC Saturday Club – May 2, 1966

That Means A Lot (McCartney)
STUDIO – February 20 & March 30, 1965
Released on:
CD: Anthology 2, 1996 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34448 2)
Released by P.J. Proby on:
45: «That Means A Lot»/«Let The Water Run Down», 1965 (US: Liberty 55806, UK: Liberty 10215)

12-Bar Original (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)
STUDIO – November 4, 1965
Released in edited form on:
CD: Anthology 2, 1996 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34448 2)

The Art Of Dying (Harrison)
Lyrics completed in 1966 and contained reference to Brian Epstein, released by George Harrison on:
LP: All Things Must Pass, 1970 (US/UK: Apple STCH 639)

Hold On, I’m Comin’ (Lennon)
DEMO – 1966

Love In The Open Air (McCartney)
A Theme From The Family Way (McCartney)
Released by the George Martin Orchestra on:
45: «Love In The Open Air»/«A Theme From The Family Way», 1966 (UK: Decca F 12536)

Woman (McCartney)
GBS – January 14, 1969
Released by Peter & Gordon on:
45: «Woman»/«Wrong From The Start», 1966 (US: Capitol 5579, UK: Columbia DB 7834)

1967 All Together On The Wireless Machine (McCartney/Everett)
BBC Where It’s At – (broadcast) November 25, 1967

Anything (McCartney/Starkey)
STUDIO – February 22, 1967
Also known as «Drum Track (1)» (length: 22:10)

Carnival Of Light (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)
STUDIO – January 5, 1967
«Untitled» on the EMI tape box (length: 13:48)

Christmas Time (Is Here Again) (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)
STUDIO – November 28, 1967
Released in edited form on:
Flexi-disc: «Christmas Time Is Here Again», 1967 (US: Fan Club, UK: Lyntone Records)
CD: Free as a Bird, 1995 (EMI C2 7243 8 58497 2).

Jessie’s Dream (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)
DEMO – 1967
Background music from the film Magical Mystery Tour

Jumping Round The Room (McCartney)
Precursor to «All Together Now»

See Yourself (Harrison)
Written in response to Paul’s LSD announcement, 1967
Released by George Harrison on:
LP: Thirty Three & 1/3, 1976 (US: Dark Horse DH 3005, UK: Dark Horse K 56319)

She’s Walkin’ Past My Door (Lennon)
DEMO – Spring, 1967

Shirley’s Wild Accordion (Lennon/McCartney)
STUDIO – October 12, 1967

Step Inside Love (McCartney)
DEMO Cavendish Ave., England – November, 1967
STUDIO (first take) – November 21, 1967*
STUDIO – September 16, 1968**
GBS – January 31, 1969
Released by Cilla Black on:
45: «Step Inside Love»/«I Couldn’t Take My Eyes Off You», 1968 (US: Bell 726, UK: Parlophone R 5674)
*Released by Cilla Black on:
CD: The Abbey Road Decade 1963-1973, (UK: EMI-70532)
**Released in edited form on:
CD: Anthology 3, 1996 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34451 2)

Untitled (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)
STUDIO – May 9, 1967
A one take, 16-minute instrumental

Untitled (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)
STUDIO – June 1 & 2, 1967
Unnumbered takes, instrumental jams

Breakdown (Lennon/Starkey)
Chi Chi’s Bar (Lennon/Starkey)
Daddy’s Little Sunshine Boy (Lennon/Starkey)
Doctor Story (Lennon)
Down In Cuba (Lennon)
Down In Eastern Australia I Met Her (Lennon)
I’d Like To Take You Down A Peg (Lennon)
Latin Song (Lennon)
Mellotron Improvisations (Lennon)
Pedro The Fisherman (Lennon)
Stranger In My Arms (Lennon)
The Tale Of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (Potter)
DEMO Kenwood, Weybridge – 1966-1968

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