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Released in 1966

Cue 5M1 / 11M3 (from "The Family Way" soundtrack)

Written by Paul McCartneyGeorge MartinInstrumental

Last updated on December 27, 2022

Album This song officially appears on the The Family Way - Original Soundtrack Recording (Mono - UK) Official album.

Timeline This song was officially released in 1966

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This song was recorded during the following studio sessions:

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The Family Way” is a soundtrack album composed by Paul McCartney, produced and arranged by George Martin, and credited to the George Martin Orchestra. Released in January 1967 in the UK, it is considered the first solo effort by Paul McCartney, as it was the first time Paul didn’t share the songwriting credits with John Lennon.

No titles are given for any of the tracks on the LP, as they are basically variations on two themes – “Love In The Open Air” and “Theme From The Family Way“. But, over the years, those tracks were given titles, as explained in Eight Arms to Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium by Chip Madinger and Mark Easter:

Thirty-one musical cues are featured in the film, six of which are unrelated to the McCartney/Martin material. All twenty-four of the McCartney/Martin musical cues appearing in the film were bundled into thirteen tracks on both the UK and US soundtrack album LPs, with six of the tracks banding together a number of shorter musical cues. There is reason behind the cryptic cue IDs, as they roughly correlate to the film reel on which each cue appears, and the sequence of the cue on that reel. (For those keeping track, there are a few gaps in the sequencing: there is no Cue 2M2 or 2M3, film reels 3 and 9 contained no musical cues, and Cue 6M1 is the brief appearance of the theme music from the television drama Coronation Street). However, there is one variation in the film; Cue 7M1 (Tr. 9) fades out on the LP, but in the film it remains at full volume and cuts cold as the scene ends.

The LP label reads: The Family Way – Original Sound Track From The Film; no titles are given for any of the tracks, as they are all basically variations on the two themes – ‘Love In The Open Air’ and ‘Theme From The Family Way’. Six are featured on side one, with seven appearing on side two. The entire album runs just over a generous twenty-four minutes!

From Eight Arms to Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium by Chip Madinger and Mark Easter

Cue 5M1 / 11M3” is the 2nd track of the soundtrack album.


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