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Let It Be Naked

Record on Bones Present 2 Paul McCartney

Upon arrival in St.Petersburg on 18 June 2004, Paul McCartney was presented the famous ''record on the bones,'' (a bootleg LP recorded in the Soviet Union on the used X-ray films). As the Beatles records were not available in the Soviet Union, people produced such records during off-hours on the regular record factories.
The one presented to Paul was released in Kiev in 1968 with a song Can''t Buy Me Love and it was selected for its better quality and the real bone in it.

Extract from Paul McCartney''s interview to the Kommersant newspaper of 15 June 2004 (full text on ''Arrival page'')

K: The Russian fans of the Beatles are preparing to give you the underground recordings of the Beatles on the bones on the used X-ray films.

PM: Are they? Well Ive heard about such films and that they recorded using them when the Beatles were banned. But Ive never seen them. You see, I still consider that it was an excellent way of releasing music.

Im serious! I use to talk with the friends of mine from Apple about these X-ray films that had been in mass circulation in Russia. And when last year, we were making a new version of Let It Be Naked album I really meant doing anything like that. Even the cover design with the negative pictures came out from that story. So the cover as a matter of fact came from Russia. What do you call these films? On the bones? On the ribs? Na rebrah. Good.''


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