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)

2232 Let The Rest of The World Go By – Ringo Starr (1970)

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Sentimental Journey back cover. 

This song was written by Ernest Ball and Karen Brennan in 1919. Dick Haymes recorded the song in 1944. Ringo Starr recorded his version of the song in 1970. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. Ringo Starr was backed by the George Martin Orchestra and his version was arranged by Les Reed. It was released on Ringo Starr’s album Sentimental Journey in 1970.

2231 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? – Ringo Starr (1970)

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Ringo Starr.

This song was written by Scotty Wiseman in 1945 and was first recorded by Gene Autry in 1946. Ringo Starr recorded his version of the song in 1970. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. Ringo Starr’s version was arranged by Elmer Bernstein and Ringo Starr was backed by the George Martin Orchestra. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? was released on Ringo Starr’s 1970 album Sentimental Journey.

2230 You Always Hurt The One You Love – Ringo Starr (1970)

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Ringo Starr.

This song was written by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher in 1944. It was first recorded by The Mills Brothers. Ringo Starr recorded his version of the song in 1970. It was recorded at De Lane Lea Studios in London and was produced by George Martin. Ringo Starr’s version was arranged by John Dankworth and Ringo Starr was backed by the George Martin Orchestra. The song was released in 1970 on Ringo Starr’s album Sentimental Journey.

2229 Dream – Ringo Starr (1970)

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Ringo Starr and George Martin.

This song was written by Johnny Mercer in 1944 and was recorded by The Pied Pipers in 1945. Cliff Richard recorded the song in 1961. Ringo Starr recorded his version of the song in 1969. His version was recorded at Trident Studios and was arranged and produced by George Martin. Ringo Starr was backed by the George Martin Orchestra. The song was released in 1970 on Ringo Starr’s album Sentimental Journey.

2228 Love Is A Many Splendored Thing – Ringo Starr (1970)

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Ringo Starr and Quincy Jones.

This song was written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster and was recorded by The Four Aces in 1955. Ringo Starr recorded his version of the song in 1970.His version was arranged by Quincy Jones. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. Ringo Starr was backed by the George Martin Orchestra. The song was released on Ringo Starr’s 1970 album Sentimental Journey.