Arrive Without Aging

The Beatles

Number

Year

Format

VT-6869

1993

CD / CDR


   Special Features

Initial copies included a small insert on textured paper.
  
Packaging:

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Front Cover

Special Insert

Back Cover


Disc Variations:

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CD (1993 Original)

CD (1996 Reissue)

CDR (1997 & Later)

Note: This title was released a few different ways:
The first release included a "Made In Taiwan" disc.   The jewel case insert had its crease on the right side (so it opened backwards).   The first edition also included the "special insert" shown above.  (The special insert was only included in initial copies of the first release.)
The second release (and future releases) had revised packaging to put the jewel case insert's fold on the left.  It still included a "Made In Taiwan" disc, but the special insert was not included.
The third release contained a "Made In Australia" disc.  But due to a manufacturing snafu, only 25 tracks were included.  The final track (We Can Work It Out) was omitted.
The fourth (and final) release was the CDR version. This version had all 26 tracks.
 

Jewel Case Insert / Back Cover:

The jewel case insert and/or the back cover have the following information:

- Track notes (from the back cover - reproduced below)
- Text of the special insert (reproduced below)

 

26 Tracks - Total Time: 72:16  (71:22 for 3rd release)

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band    (1:30)
2. That Means A Lot   (3:01)
3. I'm So Tired   (2:05)
4. We Can Work It Out   (2:15)
5. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds    (1:02)
6. It's All Too Much   (8:36)
7. She's A Woman   (3:38)
8. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!    (0:59)
9. Run For Your Life   (1:21)
10. Within You Without You   (1:17)
11. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)    (2:27)
12. Penny Lane   (2:33)
13. I'm In Love   (1:32)
14. 12-Bar Original   (8:51)
15. I Feel Fine   (1:54)
16. Good Morning, Good Morning    (0:36)
17. The Inner Light   (2:31)
18. Hold Me Tight   (0:29)
19. A Day In The Life   (1:14)
20. She Can Talk To Me   (0:48)
21. I'm So Tired   (1:51)
22. Strawberry Fields Forever    (5:50)
23. Cry Baby Cry   (1:41)
24. Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand    (4:39)
25. Rishikesh Tape   (8:43)
26. We Can Work It Out    (0:53)

 

Track Notes:

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
4-track playback with commentary by George Martin
  
2. That Means A Lot
Takes 23 & 24 (remake) - 3/30/65
  
3. I'm So Tired
Take 14 (remix 1) - 10/8/68
  
4. We Can Work It Out
Take 2 early mix - 10/20/65
  
5. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Take 1 - 3/1/67 w/commentary by George Martin & Paul McCartney
  
6. It's All Too Much
Take 4 unedited - 5/25/67
  
7. She's A Woman
BBC recording session - 11/17/64
  
8. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
4-track playback w/commentary by George Martin
  
9. Run For Your Life
take 5 reference vocal (incomplete)
  
10. Within You Without You
4-track playback with commentary by George Martin
  
11. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Take 2 (remake) - 10/21/65
  
12. Penny Lane
Brass overdub session - 1/9/67
  
13. I'm In Love
John's solo demo - 1963
  
14. 12-Bar Original
Take 1 & 2 plus extra jam - 11/4/65
  
15. I Feel Fine
BBC recording session - 11/17/64
  
16. Good Morning, Good Morning 
4-track playback with commentary by George Martin
  
17. The Inner Light
Take 5 backing track - 1/12/68
  
18. Hold Me Tight
Take 20 (remake) - 9/12/63
  
19. A Day In The Life
Take 1 rehearsal 1/19/67 w/commentary by George Martin
  
20. She Can Talk to Me
Early 1968 - John's home working piano demo for Hey Bulldog
  
21. I'm So Tired
October 8, 1968 - EMI - Overdub track 8
  
22. Strawberry Fields Forever
Early November 1966 - John's Home demos
a. Guitar demo   (3:47)
b. Guitar demo with organ overdub   (1:58)
  
23. Cry Baby Cry   (3:09)
Early 1968 - John's home demos
a. Piano demo - version 1   (0:48)
b. Piano demo - version 2   (0:48)
c. Piano demo - version 3 with unused bridge   (0:41)
d. Electric guitar demo   (0:52)
  
24. Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand   (2:47)
September 25, 1968 - EMI - Take 65 overdubs
  
25. Rishikesh Tape   (8:39)
Mid-March 1968 - Soundtrack from an Italian TV segment with the Beatles and Donovan in India
a. The Saints
b. You Are My Sunshine
c. Jingle Bells
d. She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
e. Untitled instrumental
f. Blowin' in the Wind
g. Hare Krishna
h. Catch the Wind
  

26. We Can Work It Out (0:53)
1965 McCartney home demo (incomplete - thanks John!)

  

The Insert:

The Beatle's - Rishikesh Tape

In the middle of February, The Beatles, with their wives or girlfriends, Mia Farrow, who happens to be Frank Sinatra's wife, Donovan, another idol of English teenagers, and the famous California group The Beach Boys all went to a four point institution in India to meditate with the maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Before Ringo and Mia Farrow left, we went to visit all of them in a place called Rishikesh, Suriayamaya, and we will tell you the story.

It is a story with some questions and suspense, and with some uncertainty of where the world of The Beatles is heading.  Two songs are also included.

In the film you don't see the tigers, but at night you hear their roars in the forest.  It was probably a conscious decision by their impeccable organization not to show them in the film.

The trip begins at the outskirts of a place called Bombay, India.  The Beatles now arrive with their wives and guitars.  They then form a circle around their teacher and they all decide how to spend the afternoon.

Sitting on The Ganges River is a wonderful way to meditate.   It makes one think of the ocean.  We are now going down to the sacred river for the ceremony, which includes the offering of old and new songs.  Two of the songs you will hear have been written in these days, though they are incomplete.   They also took baths in the sacred water to purify themselves.

Well, there you have it.  The Beatles and the Ganges together, a big part of the history of India and some songs as well.  The result is a beautiful vacation, and little meditation, The Beatles are intelligent, and once they are relaxed and have fresh minds, they will, of course, find other dimensions.

 

Arrive Without Aging is more or less comprised of the Vigotone vinyl releases Arrive Without Travelling (VT-LP 69) and Nothing But Aging (VT-LP 68).  This explains the title and the bizarre numbering Vigotone used for this item (VT-6869).  All of Arrive Without Travelling was used, as was much of Nothing But Aging.  But, there were two extra tracks used that weren't on the vinyl releases.  This list shows tracks that were originally on Arrive Without Travelling, Nothing But Aging, or unique to this release.

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. That Means A Lot
3. I'm So Tired
4. We Can Work It Out
5. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
6. It's All Too Much
7. She's A Woman
8. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
9. Run For Your Life
10. Within You Without You
11. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
12. Penny Lane
13. I'm In Love
14. 12-Bar Original
15. I Feel Fine
16. Good Morning, Good Morning
17. The Inner Light
18. Hold Me Tight
19. A Day In The Life
20. She Can Talk To Me
21. I'm So Tired
22. Strawberry Fields Forever
23. Cry Baby Cry
24. Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand
25. Rishikesh Tape
26. We Can Work It Out

 

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