More Beatles Recordings Uncovered, Down Under.
The police found and seized the tapes during an early morning raid of a western Sydney home on Friday. It is believed that the tapes were stolen from the Beatles Abbey Road studios in 1969. Detective also recovered album artwork.
A 27-year-old man was arrested during the raid but was later released without charges being filed and police have turned over the tapes to a musicologist to determine their authenticity.
The police believe that the tapes are either original studio recordings or professionally made copies. There is no word at this time, whether the tapes contain previously unreleased songs.
The raid was undertaken as part of an ongoing international crackdown on piracy. Last month more than 500 reel-to-reel tapes containing music recording during the Beatles “Let It Be” sessions were recovered during two similar raids in England and The Netherlands. (see story).