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All You Need Is Love / Baby You're a Rich Man
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All You Need Is Love / Baby You're a Rich Man

First released: 1967, July 7

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Suffice it to say, a worldwide number one single. With the Our World promotion it could hardly have failed.

All You Need Is Love was the 15th Beatles single in the UK yet was the first time George Martin received a credit as producer on the label of a seven-inch Beatles disc. In the 1980s it seems that even those who make the tea receive credits on record sleeves and labels, and there are also large-type credits for the studio where the record was recorded, mixed and mastered for disc. But in the 1960s very little such information found its way onto records. Not even Please Please Me , the Beatles' first album, carried a producer's credit for Martin, nor did Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band carry an engineer's credit for Geoff Emerick, despite his sterling contribution.

The release of All You Need Is Love occurred is just five weeks after the issue of the Sgt. Pepper LP and yet the single did not appear on the album. Nor were any of the LP tracks issued as singles. Such a quality and quantity of output was the understandable envy of all of the Beatles' contemporaries.

- Mark Lewishon "The Beatles Recording Sessions"