Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (US - Stereo)

Timeline More from year 1969
US release date:
May 05, 1969
Publisher:
Capitol
Reference:
2490

Master album


Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions




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Track list

Side 1


1.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:14 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead vocal
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocal, Lead guitar
George Harrison :
Rhythm guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Glyn Johns :
Engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano
Jerry Boys :
Second engineer

Session Recording:
January 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Recording:
January 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Mixing:
April 7, 1969
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Side 2


1.

Don't Let Me Down

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:30 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Glyn Johns :
Recording engineer
Billy Preston :
Electric piano

Session Recording:
Jan 28, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Mixing:
Apr 07, 1969
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

About

From 5 May 1969: US single release: Get Back (beatlesbible.com):

Nearly a month after its release in the United Kingdom, The Beatles’ first single of 1969 was issued in the United States.

‘Get Back’, with ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, as its b-side, was issued as Apple 2490. As in the UK, it was credited to The Beatles with Billy Preston. It was the only time such a credit featured on a Beatles release.

The delay in the US release may have been due to a last-minute remix ordered by Paul McCartney on 7 April 1969, four days before the official UK release date. Copies were late in arriving in British record stores, and Apple, and the distributors Capitol, may have wished to avoid such a fate in America.
Get Back began its 12-week chart run on 10 May 1969. Two weeks later it reached number one, where it remained for five weeks.

The single was The Beatles’ first in the US to be released in true stereo rather than mono. By 1969 there was a strong move towards releasing music in stereo only, which The Beatles wholly adopted for all their releases by the end of the year.

Last updated on October 31, 2021

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