The Beatles' earliest recordings with singer Tony Sheridan
are set to be released.
A deluxe double CD set entitled 'The Beatles With Tony Sheridan: First Recordings'
will compile tracks cut by the quartet, with former sticksman Pete Best
on drums, in Hamburg, reports Variety
The band performed with Sheridan
artists after music executive Bert Kaempfert
discovered them performing in a German nightclub in 1961.
numbers include 'Ain't She Sweet'
, which sees John Lennon
taking up vocal duties and the George Harrison
-penned instrumental 'Cry For a Shadow'
. It is set to be released in the US on November 8. No date has yet been set in the UK.
The release will be accompanied by a booklet full of rarely seen photographs, taken by one-time Beatles
guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe's
fiancee Astrid Kirchherr
, band contracts, poster art of early shows and handwritten biographies by each member of the group.
New documents recently revealed The Beatles refused to play to a "segregated crowd
" when they toured the US in the mid-1960s.
Thanks for the report to nme.com