2217 Instant Karma! – Lennon/Ono With The Plastic Ono Band (1970)

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Instant Karma!

This song was written by John Lennon in 1970. It was first recorded by John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band in 1970. It was recorded at EMI Studios in London and was produced by Phil Spector. The recording features George Harrison, Klaus Voormann, Billy Preston, Yoko Ono, Mal Evans and Allen Klein. It was released as a single on the Apple Records label in 1970 with Who Has Seen The Wind? on the B-side. The single reached number five on the UK Singles Chart and number three on the Billboard Chart. The song was part of John Lennon’s live repertoire and he performed a live vocal over a mix of the song’s instrumental track twice for the BBC Television programme Top of The Pops in 1970. John Lennon performed the song live at Madison Square Garden in New York in 1972. A live version was released on the album Live In New York City in 1986.

Now Hear This: Instant Karma! – John Lennon (1986)

2210 Believe Me – Badfinger (1970)

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Badfinger.

Believe Me was written by Tom Evans and was first recorded by Badfinger at EMI Studios in London. The recording was produced by Mal Evans. The song was first released on Badfinger’s 1970 album No Dice.

2208 No Matter What – Badfinger (1970)

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No Matter What

No Matter What was written by Pete Ham. It was recorded by Badfinger at EMI Studios in 1970. The recording was produced by Mal Evans. It was released on the 1970 album No Dice. No Matter What was also released as a single in 1970 with Better Days on the B-side. The single reached number five on the UK Singles Chart. In America the B-side was Carry On Till Tomorrow. The American single reached number eight on the Billboard chart.

2207 No Dice – Badfinger (1970)

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No Dice

No Dice was the second album released by the band Badfinger. It was recorded at EMI Studios and Trident Studios in 1970. The album was produced by Geoff Emerick and Mal Evans. It was released on the Apple Record label in 1970. The album contains twelve tracks including No Matter What, Without You, and Believe Me.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) I Can’t Take It
2) I Don’t Mind
3) Love Me Do
4) Midnight Caller
5) No Matter What
6) Without You
Side 2
1) Blodwyn
2) Better Days
3) It Had To Be
4) Walford John
5) Believe Me
6) We’re For The Dark

2205 Carry On Until Tomorrow – Badfinger (1970)

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Carry On Till Tomorrow. 

This song was written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans. It was first recorded by Badfinger in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios in London and was produced by Paul McCartney. The strings were arranged and conducted by George Martin. Carry On Until Tomorrow was used in the 1969 movie The Magic Christian starring Ringo Starr and Peter Sellers. The song was released on the album Magic Christian Music in 1970. In America, the song was released as the B-side to No Matter What in 1970. On the single the song was titled Carry On Till Tomorrow and Mal Evans was given production credit.