Lady Madonna was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1968. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording features Ronnie Scott on tenor saxophone. An edit of Take 3 and Take 4 was released on Anthology 2 in 1996. Lady Madonna was first released as a single in 1968. The B-side was The Inner Light. The single reached number one on the UK Singles chart and number four on the Billboard chart. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love.
The song was part of Wings repertoire. A live version recorded in 1976 was released on the album Wings Over America. The song is also part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. Live versions have been released on Paul Is Live (1993), Back In The U.S. (2002), Back In The World (2003), Good Evening New York City (2009), and Live In Los Angeles (2010). The song has also been recorded by Fats Domino, and Richie Havens among others.
Now Hear This: Lady Madonna – Wings (1976)
Lady Madonna – Paul McCartney (1993)
Lady Madonna (Takes 3 & 4) – The Beatles (1996)
Lady Madonna – Paul McCartney (2002)
Lady Madonna – Paul McCartney (2003)
Lady Madonna – The Beatles (2006)
Lady Madonna – Paul McCartney (2009)
Lady Madonna – Paul McCartney (2010)