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Love Songs
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Love Songs

First released: 1977, November 19

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Tracks
  1. Yesterday (2:08)
    Recorded: June 14, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, Epiphone acoustic guitar
    Session musicians - string quartet
  2. I'll Follow the Sun (1:51)
    Recorded: October 18, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - bongos
  3. I Need You (2:32)
    Recorded: February 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added February 16, 1965
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  4. Girl (2:34)
    Recorded: November 11, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - sitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  5. In My Life (2:28)
    Recorded: October 18, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England with the instrumental break overdubbed October 22, 1965
    John Lennon - double-tracked lead vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    George Martin - piano
  6. Words of Love (2:14)
    Recorded: October 18, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums, packing case
  7. Here, There and Everywhere (2:26)
    Recorded: June 14, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added June 16-17, 1966
    John Lennon - background vocal
    Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  8. Something (3:03)
    Recorded: April 16, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England and remade May 2, 1969 with overdubs added May 5, 1969, July 11, 1969, July 16, 1969 and August 15, 1969
    John Lennon - lead guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, handclaps, background vocal
    George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar, organ
    Ringo Starr - drums, handclaps, background vocal
    Session musicians - strings
  9. And I Love Her (2:31)
    Recorded: February 25-27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison - acoustic guitar solo, claves
    Ringo Starr - bongos
  10. If I Fell (2:22)
    Recorded: February 27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  11. I'll Be Back (2:21)
    Recorded: June 1, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, acoustic guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - acoustic guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  12. Tell Me What You See (2:40)
    Recorded: February 18, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, washboard guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, electric piano
    George Harrison - lead guitar, tambourine
    Ringo Starr - drums, claves
  13. Yes It is (2:42)
    Recorded: February 16, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  14. Michelle (2:42)
    Recorded: November 3, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  15. It's Only Love (1:59)
    Recorded: June 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  16. You're Going to Lose That Girl (2:20)
    Recorded: February 19, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, bongos
  17. Every Little Thing (2:05)
    Recorded: September 29-30, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums, timpani
  18. For No One (2:02)
    Recorded: May 9, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with the vocal overdubbed May 16, 1966 and the French horn solo overdubbed May 19, 1966
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
    Alan Civil - French horn
  19. She's Leaving Home (3:35)
    Recorded: March 17, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with vocals overdubbed March 20, 1967
    John Lennon - lead vocal, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, background vocal
    Session musicians - strings, harp
  20. The Long and Winding Road (3:38)
    Recorded: January 31, 1969 at Apple Studios, London, England.
    Re-produced and remixed by Phil Spector on April 1, 1970
    John Lennon - bass guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, piano
    Session musicians - choir, strings, harp, drums (overdubbed by Phil Spector)
  21. This Boy (2:16)
    Recorded: October 17, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  22. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (2:06)
    Recorded: October 12, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England but remade October 21, 1965
    John Lennon - lead vocal, capoed acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - sitar
    Ringo Starr - tambourine
  23. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (2:11)
    Recorded: February 18, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - acoustic guitar
    George Harrison - acoustic guitar
    Ringo Starr - tambourine
    John Scott - flute
  24. I Will (1:47)
    Recorded: September 16, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 17, 1968
    Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums, bongos, maracas
  25. P.S. I Love You (2:06)
    Recorded: September 11, 1962 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, electrified acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead electrified acoustic guitar
    Ringo Starr - maracas
    Andy White - drums
Credits
Producers: George Martin, Phil Spector
Cover based on a photo by Richard Avedon
Releases
1977, November 19 Parlophone PCS P721 (UK)
Reviews & comments
Richard Oliff - BBC broadcaster (2003, April 18)
It was always going to happen, but then again why not? After all, just about every other kind of Beatle compilation had been released. However, it has to be remembered that EMI and Capitol are not stupid and every move they make is a highly calculated and targeted one. And So it was with this album of Love Songs by the 'fabs'. Targeted at anyone who might listen to, say, Yesterday, and immediately go 'ohhhh' with big cow-eyes. Calculated to make as much money as possible with the minimum amount of effort, as is the way of the annual post-Beatle release. It gets an 'eight'purely for content: as an album it's brilliant, but I can see many fans waiting for a decent second-hand copy coming onto the market.

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