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Yesterday

By The BeatlesEP• Part of the collection “The Beatles • The original UK EPs

Timeline See what happened in March 1966
UK release date:
Mar 04, 1966
Publisher:
Parlophone
Reference:
GEP 8948
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer
Tony Gilbert:
Violin
Sidney Sax:
Violin
Kenneth Essex:
Viola
Francisco Gabarro:
Cello

Session Recording:
Jun 14, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 17, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Act Naturally

Written by Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison

2:32 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Sticks, Vocals
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 17, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


3.

You Like Me Too Much

Written by George Harrison

2:39 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Piano
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Electric piano
George Harrison:
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin:
Piano, Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 17, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 18, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

It's Only Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:55 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Electric guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
12-string acoustic guitar, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

Yesterday is an EP by the Beatles released on 4 March 1966 by Parlophone in the UK (catalogue number GEP 8948). It was also released in Portugal and Spain. All four of the tracks also appeared on the Help! album.

In the United States, however, none of the tracks appeared on the American Help! soundtrack. Instead, “You Like Me Too Much” appears on Beatles VI, “It’s Only Love” appears on the US version of Rubber Soul, and “Yesterday,” and “Act Naturally” appear on Yesterday and Today. “Yesterday” and “Act Naturally” were also released as a single in the United States in September 1965.

The Beatles’ 11th EP was released in mono only, and the cover photograph was taken by Robert Whitaker. Each Beatle took lead vocal on a song – McCartney on “Yesterday“, Starr on “Act Naturally“, Harrison on “You Like Me Too Much” and Lennon on “It’s Only Love“.

Yesterday entered the UK EP chart on 12 March 1966, and from 26 March spent six weeks at number one. In all it remained on the hit parade for 13 weeks. The EP’s release happened to coincide with the first publication of John Lennon’s comments that the Beatles were “More popular than Jesus“.

Last updated on March 18, 2016


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