US release date:
Jul 17, 1967
Publisher:
Capitol Records
Reference:
5964

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Side 1


1.

All You Need Is Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:02 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Double bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Banjo, Harpsichord, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Guitar, Violin
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Eric Clapton :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
Mike McCartney / McGear :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
Mal Evans :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
Sidney Sax :
Violin
Pattie Boyd / Harrison :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
Marianne Faithfull :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
David Mason :
Trumpet
Lionel Ross :
Cello
Eddie Kramer :
Recording engineer
Mick Jagger :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
Patrick Halling :
Violin
Eric Bowie :
Violin
John Ronayne :
Violin
Jack Holmes :
Cello
Rex Morris :
Tenor saxophone
Don Honeywill :
Tenor saxophone
Stanley Woods :
Trumpet
Evan Watkins :
Trombone
Harry Spain :
Trombone
Jack Emblow :
Accordion
Keith Richards :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
Jane Asher :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
Keith Moon :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
Hunter Davies :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
Gary Leeds :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
Mike Vickers :
Conductor
Rose Nash :
Backing vocals, Handclaps

Session Recording:
Jun 14, 1967
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
Jun 19, 23, 24, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 25, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 26, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Side 2


1.

Baby, You're A Rich Man

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:04 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Piano, Rhythm guitar, Tambourine
Ringo Starr :
Backing vocals, Drums, Handclaps (?)
John Lennon :
Clavioline, Handclaps (?), Lead vocals, Piano
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Handclaps (?), Lead guitar, Maracas
George Martin :
Producer
Keith Grant :
Recording engineer
Eddie Kramer :
Vibraphone
Mick Jagger :
Backing vocals (?), Handclaps (?)

Session Recording:
May 11, 1967
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
May 11, 1967
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
May 11, 1967
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

About

From Wikipedia:

“All You Need Is Love” was issued in the UK on 7 July 1967, on EMI’s Parlophone label, with “Baby, You’re a Rich Man” as the B-side. The US release, on Capitol Records, took place on 17 July. In his contemporary review for Melody Maker, Nick Jones said the Beatles represented the “progressive avant-garde” in their approach to singles releases, and that “All You Need Is Love” was “another milestone in their very phenomenal career”. He described the song as a “cool, calculated contagious Beatles singsong” that was more immediate than “Strawberry Fields Forever“, and concluded: “The message is ‘love’ and I hope everyone in the whole wide world manages to get it.” The single entered the Record Retailer chart (subsequently the UK Singles Chart) at number 2 before topping the listings for three weeks. In the US, it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a week. The song was a number 1 hit in many other countries. It was also the subject of a copyright dispute between EMI and KPM, the publisher of “In the Mood”, later in July. Since Martin had not checked the copyright status of Miller’s piece before incorporating it into the coda, EMI were obliged to pay royalties to KPM. On 11 September, “All You Need Is Love” was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

The single coincided with the height of the Beatles’ popularity and influence during the 1960s, following the release of Sgt. Pepper. In his retrospective feature on the song in Rolling Stone, Gavin Edwards writes that “All You Need Is Love” provided “the sing-song anthem for the Summer of Love, with a sentiment that was simple but profound”. According to historian David Simonelli, such was the band’s international influence, it was the song that formally announced the arrival of flower power ideology as a mainstream concept. The Beatles followed up the utopian spirit of Our World in their activities over July and August, during their first summer free of tour commitments. In late July, the band investigated the possibility of buying a Greek island with a view to setting up a hippie-style commune for themselves and members of their inner circle. After sailing around the Aegean Sea and approving a location on the island of Leslo, the Beatles decided against the idea and returned to London. In early August, Harrison and a small entourage made a well-publicised visit to the international hippie capital of Haight-Ashbury, in San Francisco.


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