2140 Lontano Dagli Occhi – Mary Hopkin (1970)

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Lontano Dagli Occhi.

This Italian song was written by Sergio Endrigo and Sergio Bardotti. It was first recorded by Sergio Endrigo in 1969. Mary Hopkin recorded her version the same year. Her version was recorded at Morgan Studios in London and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Paul McCartney on bass and piano. It was released as the B-side to the single Temma Harbour in 1970. The single was released on the Apple Records label.

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2138 Fields Of St. Etienne – Mary Hopkin (1970)

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Mary Hopkin.

This song was written by Bernard Gallagher and Graham Lyle. Mary Hopkin recorded the song in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Paul McCartney on guitar and bass and Ringo Starr on drums. It was released as the B-side to Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) in 1970. A second version was produced by Geoff Emerick.

2137 Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) – Mary Hopkin (1970)

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Que Sera, Sera.

This song was written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans in 1956. It was introduced in the 1956 movie The Man Who Knew Too Much and was sung by Doris Day. Mary Hopkin recorded her version of the song in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Paul McCartney on guitar and bass and Ringo Starr on drums. It was first released as a single in America in 1970. It was released on the Apple Records label with Fields Of St. Etienne on the B-side. The single reached number seventy-seven on the Billboard chart.

2040 Hard To Handle – Otis Redding (1968)

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Otis Redding. 

This song was written by Otis Redding, Al Bell, and Allen Jones. It was recorded by Otis Redding in 1967. It was released as a posthumous single in 1968 with Amen on the B-side. The single reached number fifteen on the UK Singles chart. The song was also included on the 1968 album The Immortal Otis Redding. Both George Harrison and Paul McCartney liked the song. Hard To Handle influenced the middle eight of The Beatles’ song I’ve Got A Feeling.

Now Hear This: I’ve Got A Feeling – The Beatles (1970)

2038 The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter – The Incredible String Band (1968)

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The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter.

The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter was the third album by the Scottish group The Incredible String Band. It was recorded at Sound Techniques studio in London in 1967 and was produced by Joe Boyd.The album contained ten tracks including Koeeoaddi There, A Very Cellular Song, and Waltz Of The New Moon. It was released on the Elektra label in 1968. It reached number five on the UK Albums chart. Paul McCartney owned a copy of the album and called it his favourite album of 1968.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Koeeoaddi There
2) The Minotaur’s Song
3) Witches Hat
4) A Very Cellular Song
Side 2
1) Mercy I Cry City
2) Waltz Of The New Moon
3) The Water Song
4) Three Is A Green Crown
5) Swift As The Wind
6) Nightfall

2035 Rock Of All Ages – Badfinger (1969)

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Badfinger.

Rock Of All Ages was written by Tom Evans, Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, and Paul McCartney. It is credited to Tom-Pete-Mike. It was recorded by Badfinger in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Paul McCartney on piano. It was released as the B-side to Come And Get It in 1969. The song was used in the 1969 movie The Magic Christian starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr.

2034 Come And Get It – Badfinger (1969)

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Come And Get It.

Come And Get It was written by Paul McCartney. A demo version recorded by Paul McCartney in 1969 was released on the 1996 album Anthology 3. The song was recorded by Badfinger in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Paul McCartney on piano and maracas. It was released as a single in 1969 with Rock Of All Ages on the B-side. The single was released in America in 1970. The single reached number four on the UK singles chart and number seven on the Billboard chart. The song was used in the 1969 movie The Magic Christian starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. Badfinger had previously used the name The Iveys and had released a single and an album on The Beatles’ record label Apple Records. Come And Get It was their first release on Apple Records using the name Badfinger. Hollywood Vampires recorded the song for their 2015 album Hollywood Vampires. That version features lead vocals by Paul McCartney and Alice Cooper.

Now Hear This: Come And Get It – The Beatles (1996)
Come And Get It – Hollywood Vampires (2015)