Young Love

Written by Ric CarteyCarole Joyner

Album This song officially appears on the Post Card (UK version - Stereo) LP.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1969
Timeline This song has been recorded in 1968

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


"Post Card" sessions

Early October 1968 to early December 1968


Related interviews


Interview for the Zane Lowe Show

Dec 21, 2020 • From Apple Music 1

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Young Love” is a popular song, written by Ric Cartey and Carole Joyner, and published in 1956. The original version was recorded by Ric Cartey with the Jiva-Tones on November 24, 1956. It was released in 1956 by Stars Records as catalog number 539 and one month later by RCA Records as catalog number 47-6751. Cartey’s version never charted.

The song became a hit several times over the years with well known cover versions released by Sonny James, Tab Hunter (in a version that went to number one in 1957), the Crew-Cuts, and Donny Osmond who scored a number one hit on the UK Singles chart in 1973. […]

Mary Hopkin covered “Young Love” on her 1969 album “Post Card” produced by Paul McCartney.

This is the old Tab Hunter hit. We used the Mike Cotton band for this, and we tried for a nice up-tempo sort of sound. We sort of just sat there in the studio and worked ideas out — they were mainly Paul’s, as usual.

The voices on the refrain belong to the Londen Welsh Choir. I like rocking-type songs like this, but sometimes I don’t think it comes off, because I can never think of myself as being pop. Probably a pop winger would have a lot more punch in it. Anyway, I wouldn’t want to sing screamy songs myself. I think it was the first number we did.

Mary Hopkin – From New Musical Express, February 22, 1969

Last updated on September 24, 2021

Lyrics

They say for every boy and girl
There's just one love in this whole world
And I know I've found mine

The heavenly touch of your embrace
Tells me no one can take your place
Ever in my heart

Young love (young love)
First love (first love)
Filled (young love)
With true (with true) devotion
Young love (young love)
Our love (our love)
We share (we share)
With deep (with deep) emotion

Just one kiss from your sweet lips
Will tell me that your love is real
And I-I can feel that it's true

We will vow to one another
There will never be another
Love for you or for me

Young love (young love)
First love (first love)
Filled (young love)
With true (with true) devotion
Young love (young love)
Our love (our love)
We share (we share)
With deep (with deep) emotion

Young love (young love)
First love (first love)
Filled (young love)
With true (with true) devotion
Young love (young love)
Our love (our love)
We share (we share)
With deep (with deep) emotion

Variations


A Stereo version

A1 Mono version

A2010 2010 remaster

Officially appears on


Post Card (US version)

LP • Released in 1969

2:11 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Producer
Richard Hewson :
Arrangements
Ken Scott :
Engineering, Mixing
Mary Hopkin :
Vocals
Performed by :
Mike Cotton SoundLondon Welsh Choir

Session Recording:
Early October 1968 to early December 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road ; Trident Studios ; Morgan Studios, London, UK


Post Card (UK version - Stereo)

LP • Released in 1969

2:11 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Producer
Richard Hewson :
Arrangements
Ken Scott :
Engineering, Mixing
Mary Hopkin :
Vocals
Performed by :
Mike Cotton SoundLondon Welsh Choir

Session Recording:
Early October 1968 to early December 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road ; Trident Studios ; Morgan Studios, London, UK


Post Card (UK version - Mono)

LP • Released in 1969

2:11 • Studio versionA1 • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Producer
Richard Hewson :
Arrangements
Ken Scott :
Engineering, Mixing
Mary Hopkin :
Vocals
Performed by :
Mike Cotton SoundLondon Welsh Choir

Session Recording:
Early October 1968 to early December 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road ; Trident Studios ; Morgan Studios, London, UK


Post Card (2010 remaster)

Official album • Released in 2010

2:11 • Studio versionA2010 • 2010 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Producer
Richard Hewson :
Arrangements
Ken Scott :
Engineering, Mixing
Mary Hopkin :
Vocals
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator
Performed by :
Mike Cotton SoundLondon Welsh Choir

Session Recording:
Early October 1968 to early December 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road ; Trident Studios ; Morgan Studios, London, UK

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.29

Unofficial album

3:01 • Studio version


Rock & Roll Jam Sessions

Unofficial album

1:49 • Studio rehearsal


Lympne Castle Sessions

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

1:52 • Studio rehearsal

Recording :
May 1979
Studio :
Lympne Castle


Wings Over Wembley II

Unofficial live • Released in 2013

Studio rehearsal

Session Recording:
May 08, 1979
Studio :
Lympne Castle, Kent

Live performances

“Young Love” has been played in 1 soundchecks.

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