- UK release date:
- Mar 20, 1995
- CDR 6406
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From the liner notes:
Between March 1962 and June 1965, The Beatles played songs on 52 shows broadcast nationwide by the BBC’s Light Programme. British pop fans who tuned to Saturday Club, Easy Beat, Top Gear or Pop Go The Beatles, were treated to exclusive radio performances of both the familiar hits and the more unusual material from the group’s eclectic pre-fame repertoire. Taken from the album Live At The BBC, Baby It’s You is augmented on this EP by three recordings that are released here for the first time.
The coupling of Solider Of Love backed with I’ll Be On My Way was EMI’s initial choice for the 27th official Beatles single, to be taken from the Live At The BBC album, but the idea was dropped in favour of Capitol records suggestion; Baby It’s You.
Athough retailing at a standard single price, Baby It’s You was marketed as a four track EP (including three additional BBC recordings) with packaging to match the EP designs of the 1960s.
The cover photo showed the Beatles walking away from the Paris Theatre Studio, as seen on the back of the BBC album, and there were also new sleeve notes from BBC producer Kevin Howlett.
Each Beatle was represented by a lead vocal performance and the three extra titles, I’ll Follow The Sun, Devil In Her Heart, and Boys, were all previously unissued BBC recordings.
The delay between the single and the corresponding Live At The BBC album release was put down to choosing suitable recordings for the bonus tracks, compounded by the search for relevant footage for use in the accompanying promotional video, which was compiled by Apple Productions, the company currently working on the Beatles’ Anthology documentaries.
The single entered the British charts at Number 7 on 1st April.
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