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Beatles stolen tapes may hit stalls by 2007

The tapes, dubbed as "Get Back" sessions, were recorded on January 1969, in a damp room at Twickenham Studios.

india Updated: Jul 18, 2006 18:43 IST

Fans of the legendary British band The Beatles may be able to get their hands on the tapes of their final recording sessions as soon as 2007, it has been revealed.

And, the new comes straight from the horse’s mouth itself, for Neil Aspinall, the band’s first road manager and now head of the Apple Corps estate was the one to divulge the information.

Aspinall was speaking at the trial of 55-year old Nigel Oliver who stole tapes of The Beatles' final recording sessions that which contained more than 200 one-off performances and unique covers.

"These tapes have huge commercial value. They've got over 80 hours or more of sound footage on them of The Beatles recording and chatting about everything. There's lots of very unknown stuff and music on there that they wouldn't have recorded in a normal session. For example, they covered over 200 songs on these tapes, songs of the day such as Bob Dylan," the Daily Mail quoted him, as saying.

The "Get Back" sessions, as the tapes have been dubbed, were recorded on 2 January 1969, in a damp room at Twickenham Studios, and show the band arguing, singing to contemporary songs and jamming to unreleased tracks as they work on their last album.