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Hey Jude
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Hey Jude

First released: 1979, May 11

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Tracks
  1. Can't Buy Me Love (2:15)
    Recorded: January 29, 1964 at Path? Marconi Studios, Paris, France
    John Lennon - rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - 12-string lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  2. I Should Have Known Better (2:45)
    Recorded: February 25-26, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar
    George Harrison - 12-string lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  3. Paperback Writer (2:19)
    Recorded: April 13, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with an overdub added April 14, 1966
    John Lennon - rhythm guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  4. Rain (3:02)
    Recorded: April 14, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 16, 1966
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
  5. Lady Madonna (2:19)
    Recorded: February 3, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added February 6, 1968
    John Lennon - background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Ronnie Scott - saxophone
    Harry Klein - saxophone
    Bill Povey - saxophone
    Bill Jackman - saxophone
  6. Revolution (3:24)
    Recorded: July 10, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added July 11-12, 1968
    John Lennon - lead vocal, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, organ
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Nicky Hopkins - piano
  7. Hey Jude (7:08)
    Recorded: July 31, 1968 at Trident Studios, London, England with the forty-piece orchestra overdubbed August 1, 1968
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
    Forty-piece orchestra - sustained notes, clapping, "na-na-na" chorus
  8. Old Brown Shoe (3:21)
    Recorded: April 16, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 18, 1969
    John Lennon - background vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Billy Preston - organ
  9. Don't Let Me Down (3:35)
    Recorded: January 28, 1969 at Apple Studios, London, England
    John Lennon - double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - rhythm guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    Billy Preston - organ
  10. The Ballad of John and Yoko (2:59)
    Recorded: April 14, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, drums, piano, maracas, harmony vocal
Credits
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Norman Smith, Geoff Emerick
Releases
1979, May 11 Parlophone PCS P7184 (UK)
Reviews & comments
john cocks (2006, July 22)
the song that started a 30 odd year obssesion with the beatles music hey jude is simple but a moving song mccartneys voice is proberly his best on a beatle record, and got to be the best singalong ever.

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