Recording demo of "Step Inside Love"

Tuesday, November 21, 1967 • For Cilla Black

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the 1963-1973 The Abbey Road Decade Official album.
Chappell Recording Studios, London UK

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About original demo:

Recently discovered while researching material for the Beatles Anthology CD releases, this original demo of “Step Inside Love” features Paul McCartney on acoustic guitar. Recording before final keys were set, we hear Cilla singing in a lower, warmer register. McCartney can clearly be heard humming over the bridge giving Cilla an idea of the song structure and arrangement. Issued here for the first time.

About “Step Inside Love” Original demo – From the liner notes of “Cilla Black – 1963-1973 The Abbey Road Decade”

About Take 1:

Recorded later the same day as the original demo, this fully orchestrated version differs remarkably from the more commercial sounding single release recorded some three months later. The most obvious difference is the Bossa Nova rhythm behind the verses, the instrumental bridge and ending. The chorus however sounds very similar to the final single release. Mixed and issued here for the first time

About “Step Inside Love” Take 1 – From the liner notes of “Cilla Black – 1963-1973 The Abbey Road Decade”

Images from this session was used on the “Lady Madonna” clip – See Lady Madonna (film)

Last updated on September 30, 2021

Songs recorded


Step Inside Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney



Step Inside Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Recording • Take 1


Production staff

George Martin:


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