2248 Across The Universe – The Beatles (1970)

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This song was written by John Lennon in 1968. It is credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1968. Take 2 of the recording was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 2. The 1968 version was first released on the 1969 charity album No One’s Gonna Change Our World. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. Rehearsals of the song were included in the 1970 movie Let It Be. In 1970 Glyn Johns remixed the 1968 recording for inclusions on The Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be. That version was not released and the song was remixed again by Phil Spector and that version was released on the Let It Be album. The 1968 recording was remixed again for the 2003 album Let It Be…Naked. Cilla Black recorded the song in 1970 for her album Sweet Inspiration. Her version was produced by George Martin. David Bowie recorded the song in 1975 for his album Young Americans. That version features John Lennon on backing vocals and guitar.

Now Hear This: Across The Universe – The Beatles (1969)
Across The Universe – Cilla Black (1970)
Across The Universe – David Bowie (1975)
Across The Universe (Take 2) – The Beatles (1996)
Across The Universe – The Beatles (2003)

2238 Junk – Paul McCartney (1970)

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Paul McCartney.

Junk was written by Paul McCartney in 1968. A demo version recorded by The Beatles in 1968 was released in 1996 on Anthology 3. The song was also played during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. Paul McCartney recorded the song at his home studio and Morgan Studios in London in 1970. That version features Linda McCartney on backing vocals. It was produced by Paul McCartney and was released on his 1970 album McCartney. An instrumental version, Singalong Junk, was also released on McCartney in 1970. Both Junk and Singalong Junk are part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. A live version of Singalong Junk was released on Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) in 1991. That version was incorrectly titled Junk. A version of Singalong Junk performed by the London Symphony Orchestra was released on Working Classical in 1999. That version was also titled as Junk. A version recorded by Cilla Black in 1971 was produced by George Martin. Junk has also been recorded by John Denver and Chet Atkins. Jeff Lynne recorded the song in 2014 for the album The Art of McCartney.

Now Hear This: Singalong Junk – Paul McCartney (1970)
Junk – Cilla Black (1971)
Junk – Paul McCartney (1991)
Junk – The Beatles (1996)
Junk – Paul McCartney (1999)
Junk – Jeff Lynne (2014)

2029 Across The Universe – The Beatles (1969)

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No One’s Gonna Change Our World.

Across The Universe was written by John Lennon in 1968. It 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 backing vocals by two fans of The Beatles, Lizzie Bravo and Gayleen Pease. The recording also features George Martin on Hammond organ. Take 2 was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 2. The song was first released on the 1969 charity album No One’s Gonna Change Our World. The album also included songs by Cilla Black (What The World Needs Now Is Love), Rolf Harris (Cuddly Old Koala), Spike Milligan (Ning Nang Nong, The Python) and Lulu (I’m A Tiger). The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. Rehearsals of the song were used in The Beatles’ 1970 movie Let It Be. A remixed version of the 1968 recording was released on The Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be. A second remix was released on the 2003 album Let It Be…Naked. A version recorded by Cilla Black in 1970 was produced by George Martin and was released on the album Sweet Inspiration. A version recorded by David Bowie for his 1975 album Young Americans features John Lennon on backing vocals and guitar.

Now Hear This: Across The Universe – The Beatles (1970)
Across The Universe – Cilla Black (1970)
Across The Universe – David Bowie (1975)
Across The Universe (Take 2) – The Beatles (1996)
Across The Universe – The Beatles (2003)

1905 Liverpool Lullaby – Cilla Black (1969)

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Cilla Black.

This song was written by Stan Kelly and was adapted from the traditional song Dollia. The song is about working-class Liverpool.It was first recorded by Jacqueline And Bridie in 1964. Cilla Black recorded the song in 1969. It was produced by George Martin. It was released as the B-side to Conversations in 1969. The single reached number seven on the UK Singles chart.

1904 Conversations – Cilla Black (1969)

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Conversations.

This song was written by Jerry Lordan, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway. It was first recorded by Cilla Black in 1969. It was produced by George Martin and was released as a single in 1969. The B-side was Liverpool Lullaby. The single reached number seven on the UK Singles chart. Cilla Black was from Liverpool and had been managed by Brian Epstein. Conversations was her twelfth top twenty single in the UK.

1903 Surround Yourself With Sorrow – Cilla Black (1969)

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Surround Yourself With Sorrow.

This song was written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter. It was first recorded by Cilla Black in 1969. It was produced by George Martin. It was released as a single with London Bridge on the B-side.  It reached number three on the UK Singles chart. Surround Yourself With Sorrow was Cilla Black’s eleventh top twenty hit single in the UK.

1872 It’s For You – Three Dog Night (1968)

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It’s For You.

It’s For You was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was first recorded by Cilla Black in 1964. American band Three Dog Night recorded the song in 1968. It was released as the B-side to Nobody in 1968. The single was released in the UK in 1969. The song was also released on their debut album Three Dog Night.