- Apr 3, 2010
- Bumbletopia, NJ
I too didn’t realize that about those three tracks. Discovering that they came from the live rooftop performance makes them even more special to me…and they were already very special. As you noted, it is remarkable how those songs came together when it was time for The Beatles and Preston to actually perform.It was really interesting to learn that three of the rooftop performances were the tracks used on the album release: "I've Got a Feeling", "One After 909" and "Dig a Pony". After seemingly endless attempts in the studio it's kind of amazing that the great performances came while playing it live! I'm trying to think of other studio albums where the basic tracks came from a live performance - it must be a pretty rare occurrence - and I can think of King Crimson "Starless and Bible Black". Anyone else know of any?