Beatles Documentary
(a.k.a Beatle Tour)

Auctioned on eBay in August 2005.
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Beatles-Unreleased Capitol Records Acetate-65 tour

Here is a remarkable one of a kind collectible.This is Brian Epstein’s personal acetate purchased from his estate in 1979 by my friend and Beatle guru, Gareth Pawlowski. Gareth was an eccentric Beatle collector and a successful author. That enabled him to make his collection one of the most complete and astounding I have ever seen.Sadly,he has since passed on. After purchasing Epsteins entire collection of acetates,promos and demos,he agreed to sell me an item from the collection,and that is where this acetate originated.

I did not find out the story behind the acetate till several years later,when I was able to reach the host / interviewer,Jerry G.According to Jerry, he was asked by Capitol Records to follow the Beatles on a portion of their 1965 US tour,and interview the boys for a proposed record idea.The idea put forth by Capitol was to produce the interview record to be released as a double record set with their next album,which would have been Rubber Soul.The interviews were done and the acetate was fully mastered with incidental music,an intro and an outro.The acetate was then shipped to England for Brian's approval which he rejected and the project was scrapped. This is the acetate which Brian Epstein heard in it's original form.

There was also a second acetate cut for Capitol Records files and that record can be seen on page 244 of Bruce Spizer's book The Beatle's Story on Capitol Records Part 2 The Albums. I have consulted with the owner of that acetate and we agree that it is the same record. The label is mistakenly entitled The Beatles Tour Sept. 26, 66. It is in fact the only other copy of this ultra rare recording.

The album itself is in very good condition. It is a metal based two sided acetate with the purple Capitol acetate label. Check pics for label info. The vinyl is in good shape with a couple of scuffs and scratches. There is nothing that would interfere with the content. I will provide copies of any documentation I have concerning the record and I will of course guarantee the authenticity of the acetate.Good Luck!