2002 Sun King – The Beatles (1969)

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John Lennon.

Sun King was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. An extract from the rehearsals was included on the Fly On The Wall disc included with the 2003 album Let It Be…Naked. The Beatles recorded the song again for their 1969 album Abbey Road. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording features George Martin on Lowrey organ. Sun King was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. A reversed a cappella version of the song was released on the 2006 album Love. That version was titled Gnik Nus.

Now Hear This : Fly On The Wall – The Beatles (2003)
Gnik Nus – The Beatles (2006)

2001 You Never Give Me Your Money – The Beatles (1969)

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Paul McCartney.

This song was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at Olympic Sound Studios and EMI Studios. It was produced by George Martin. It was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. The tune of You Never Give Me Your Money was used in The Beatles’ 1969 song Carry That Weight. You Never Give Me Your Money was part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. Live versions recorded as part of a medley with Carry That Weight were released on Back In The U.S. (2002) and Back In The World (2003). Both versions are credited as Carry That Weight.

Now Hear This: Carry That Weight – The Beatles (1969)
Carry That Weight – Paul McCartney (2002)
Carry That Weight – Paul McCartney (2003)

2000 Because – The Beatles (1969)

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Abbey Road.

Because was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording features George Martin on electric harpsichord. The recording does not feature Ringo Starr. An a cappella version was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 3. Because was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road.

Now Hear This: Because (A cappella) – The Beatles (1996)

1999 Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles (1969)

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Here Comes The Sun.

Here Comes The Sun was written by George Harrison. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording does not feature John Lennon. It was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. In Japan the song was released as the B-side to Oh! Darling in 1970. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with The Inner Light.

The song was part of George Harrison’s repertoire. He performed the song at the Concert For Bangla Desh in 1971. The band included Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Billy Preston among others. That version was released on the 1971 album The Concert For Bangla Desh. George Harrison performed the song live with Paul Simon when he appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1976. George Harrison also performed the song live at The Prince’s Trust Concert in 1987. The band included Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Phil Collins, and Dave Edmunds among others. That version was released on the album The Prince’s Trust Concert 1987. He also performed the song live during his appearance on Rockline in 1988. A live version recorded in Japan in 1991 features Eric Clapton on guitar. It was released on the album Live In Japan in 1992. Joe Brown performed the song live at the Concert For George in 2002. That version was released on the 2003 album Concert For George. George Harrison wrote an unofficial sequel to the song called Here Comes The Moon. It was released on his 1979 album George Harrison. Here Comes The Sun is mentioned in Ringo Starr’s 2003 song Never Without You.

Now Hear This: Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison And Friends (1971)
Here Comes The Moon – George Harrison (1978)
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison (1987)
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison (1992)
Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown (2002)
Never Without You – Ringo Starr (2003)
Here Comes The Sun/The Inner Light (Transition) – The Beatles (2006)

1998 I Want You (She’s So Heavy) – The Beatles (1969)

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Yoko Ono and John Lennon with a copy of Abbey Road.

This song was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. The Beatles recorded the song again for their album Abbey Road in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and Trident Studios in London and was produced by George Martin. The recording features Billy Preston on Hammond organ. It was first released in 1969 on the album Abbey Road. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! and Helter Skelter.

Now Hear This: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!/ I Want You (She’s So Heavy)/Helter Skelter – The Beatles (2006)

1997 Octopus’s Garden – The Beatles (1969)

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Thai EP.

Octopus’s Garden was written by Ringo Starr in 1968. It was first played during The Beatles’ Let It Be sessions in 1969. Rehearsals of the song were used in The Beatles’ 1970 movie Let It Be. The Beatles recorded the song again for their 1969 album Abbey Road. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Chris Thomas and The Beatles. An edit of Takes 2 and 8 was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 3. Octopus’s Garden was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. The song was also released on the EP Abbey Road in Thailand in 1969. The EP also included Come Together, Oh! Darling, and Something. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love.

The song was part of Ringo Starr’s repertoire. He performed the song when he appeared on VH1 Storytellers in 1998. That version was released on his 1998 album VH1 Storytellers. Another live version was released on his 2007 album Live At Soundstage. The 2013 children’s book Octopus’s Garden uses the lyrics to the song. The book came with a CD that included three new versions of Octopus’s Garden; a new version recorded in 2013 with Ringo Starr on lead vocals, Ringo Starr narrating the story, and instrumental version.

Now Hear This: Octopus’s Garden (Takes 2 & 8) – The Beatles (1996)
Octopus’s Garden – Ringo Starr (1998)
Octopus’s Garden – The Beatles (2006)
Octopus’s Garden – Ringo Starr (2007
Octopus’s Garden – Ringo Starr (2013)
Octopus’s Garden (narration) – Ringo Starr (2013)
Octopus’s Garden (instrumental version) – Ringo Starr (2013)

1996 Oh! Darling – The Beatles (1969)

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Oh! Darling.

This song was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. Rehearsals of the song were used in The Beatles’ 1970 movie Let It Be. A version recorded during the Let It Be sessions was released in 1996 on the album Anthology 3. The Beatles recorded the song again for their 1969 album Abbey Road. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Chris Thomas. It was first released on The Beatles’ album Abbey Road in 1969. The song was also released as a single in Japan in 1970 with Here Comes The Sun on the B-side.

Now Hear This: Oh! Darling – The Beatles (1996)