Several people have recently commented on my unfinished A/B Road blog series comparing the track listings of the bootlegs to Doug Sulpy's catalog from his book Drugs Divorce and a Slipping Image. And indeed, I abandoned the project some months back after just four of the planned twenty blogs when I realized that (A) Sulpy revised his book in 2007, which in his own words was "pretty much re-written ... from scratch", rendering the original 1994 edition that I was using pretty much worthless; and (B) others have already done what I was doing (I tried hard to find some one else's work so I wouldn't have to do it all myself - it's VERY tedious! - but someone actually found me and shared his work, which I thoroughly appreciate). In any case, here is the finished product, a thorough comparison of the A/B Road track listings with the 2007 Sulpy catalog:
Doug Sulpy's book is officially out of print, but available as an E-Book from his website for just $10! (I would have paid ten times that amount for such an excellent piece of scholarship.) You can purchase it here:
And you can read my review of the book here:
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.