1994 Come Together – The Beatles (1969)

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Come Together.

Come Together was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. Take 1 was released on Anthology 3 in 1996. Come Together was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. It was later released as the B-side to Something. The single reached number one on the Billboard chart and number four on the UK Singles chart. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with Dear Prudence and Cry Baby Cry.

John Lennon performed the song at the One To One concert in New York in 1972. A recording of the afternoon performance was released in 1986 on the album Live In New York City. The evening performance was released in 1998 on the album John Lennon Anthology. The Smokin’ Mojo Filters recorded a version of the song in 1995 for the charity album The Help Album. Paul McCartney was a member of The Smokin’ Mojo Filters. A version recorded by Robin Williams and Bobby McFerrin was produced by George Martin and was released on the 1998 album In My Life. Sean Lennon performed the song live with Areosmith in 2012. Areosmith recorded the song in 1978. The song has also been recorded by The Supremes, Ike & Tina Turner, and Diana Ross among others.

Now Hear This: Come Together – John Lennon (1986)
Come Together – The Smokin’ Mojo Filters (1995)
Come Together (Take 1) – The Beatles (1996)
Come Together – John Lennon (1998)
Come Together – Robin Williams And Bobby McFerrin (1998)
Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry (Transition) – The Beatles (2006)

1991 Give Peace A Chance – Plastic Ono Band (1969)

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Give Peace A Chance.

Give Peace A Chance was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was recorded by John Lennon and Tom Smothers in 1969. It was recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada. The recording features Yoko Ono, Timothy Leary,Petula Clark,Derek Taylor, Murray the K, Allen Ginsberg and Dick Gregory among others on backing vocals, handclaps and tambourine. A recording made during rehearsals was released in 1998 on The John Lennon Anthology. The song was produced by André Perry, John Lennon and Yoko Ono and was released as a single credited to Plastic Ono Band. It was their debut single. The B-side was Remember Love. The single reached number two on the UK Singles chart and number fourteen on the Billboard chart. Plastic Ono Band performed the song live in Toronto in 1969. That version was released on the 1969 album Live Peace In Toronto 1969. The song was part of John Lennon’s repertoire. An excerpt of a live version recorded in 1972 was added to the end of Happy Xmas (War Is Over) on the 1975 album Shaved Fish. Another live excerpt recorded in 1972 was released on the 1986 album Live In New York City. Give Peace A Chance was played during a jam session for John Lennon’s birthday in 1971. The jam included John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Phil Spector among others.

The song was recorded by Peace Choir in 1991. That version included additional lyrics written by Sean Lennon. Peace Choir included Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Peter Gabriel, and Randy Newman among others. Liverpudlian singer Gerry Marsden recorded the song in 1995. Yoko Ono recorded a version of the song in 2004. That version included the original chorus along with newly-recorded spoken word lyrics written by Yoko Ono. A version recorded by The Voices Of Asia in 2005 features the original chorus along with new lyrics. Yoko Ono remixed the song in 2008. Between 2008 and 2009 Yoko Ono released a total of 27 remixes of Give Peace A Chance. The Blow-Up Electrono Mix released in 2009 reached number one on the Billboard Dance chart. Paul McCartney has performed the song live. He performed the song as part of a John Lennon medley in 1990.The medley was released on the 1990 single All My Trials. A live version, performed as a medley with A Day In The Life, was released in 2009 on the album Good Evening New York City. The song is part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band and is sung by Ringo Starr. A live version recorded in 2008 was released on the 2010 album Live At The Greek Theatre 2008.

Now Hear This: Give Peace A Chance (live) – Plastic Ono Band (1969)
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/Give Peace A Chance (Reprise) – John Lennon (1975)
Give Peace A Chance (live) – John Lennon (1986)
Strawberry Fields Forever / Help / Give Peace A Chance – Paul McCartney (1990)
Give Peace A Chance – Peace Choir (1991)
Give Peace A Chance – Gerry Marsden (1995)
Give Peace A Chance (rehearsal) – John Lennon (1998)
Give Peace A Chance – Yoko Ono (2004)
Give Peace A Chance – The Voices Of Asia (2005)
Give Peace A Chance (Blow-Up Electrono Mix) – Yoko Ono (2009)
A Day In The Life/ Give Peace A Chance – Paul McCartney (2009)
Give Peace A Chance – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (2010)

1777 Julia – The Beatles (1968)

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Portuguese EP, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.

This song was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. A demo recorded by The Beatles in 1968 at George Harrison’s home in Esher has never been released. Julia was recorded at EMI Studios in 1968 and was produced by George Martin. John Lennon is the only member of The Beatles to feature on the recording. Take 2 was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 3. Julia was first released on The Beatles’ 1968 album The Beatles. The song was also released on the EP Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da in Portugal in 1969. The EP also included While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Back In The U.S.S.R. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley with Eleanor Rigby. Sean Lennon performed the song live in 2001 for the TV special Come Together: A Night for John Lennon’s Words and Music.

Now Hear This: Julia (Take 2) – The Beatles (1996)
Eleanor Rigby/Julia (Transition) – The Beatles (2006)

1742 Dear Prudence – The Beatles (1968)

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The Beatles.

Dear Prudence was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. A demo recorded by The Beatles in 1968 at George Harrison’s home in Esher has never been released. The Beatles recorded the song at Trident Studios in London and it was produced by George Martin. The recording features Mal Evans and Jackie Lomax on backing vocals and handclaps. The recording does not feature Ringo Starr. Dear Prudence was first released on the 1968 album The Beatles. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with Come Together and Cry Baby Cry. A version recorded by Sean Lennon and F.O.E was released in Japan in 1990 on the EP Happy Birthday, John : John Lennon 50th Birthday.

Now Hear This: Dear Prudence – Sean Lennon and F.O.E (1990)
Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry (Transition) – The Beatles (2006)

1595 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds- The Beatles (1967)

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John Lennon with a copy of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

This song was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1967. It was recorded by at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. An edit of Takes 6,7, and 8 was released on Anthology 2 in 1996. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds was first released on The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The song is mentioned in The Beatles’ 1967 song I Am The Walrus. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds is used in The Beatles’ 1968 movie Yellow Submarine. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. Elton John recorded the song in 1974. His version features John Lennon on backing vocals and guitar. Elton John and John Lennon performed the song live in 1974.That version was first released in 1981 on the EP 28th November 1974. Sean Lennon performed the song live with The Flaming Lips on Late Show with David Letterman in 2014. The song has also been recorded by William Shatner and The Percy Faith Strings among others.

Now Hear This: I Am The Walrus – The Beatles (1967)
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds- Elton John (1974)
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – Elton John Band Featuring John Lennon (1981)
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Takes 6,7 &8) – The Beatles (1996)
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – The Beatles (2006)

 

1594 With A Little Help From My Friends- The Beatles (1967)

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Spanish EP.

This song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1967. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording features George Martin on Hammond organ. The song was first released on The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The song was also released on an EP in Spain in 1968. The EP also included When I’m Sixty Four and Lovely Rita.
A home recording of Sean Lennon singing part of the song and speaking to John Lennon about the song was released on The John Lennon Anthology in 1998. It was titled Sean’s ‘Little Help’. The song is part of Ringo Starr’s repertoire. He performed the song at The Prince’s Trust Concert in 1987. He was joined on stage by George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Elton John among others. That version was released on the album The Prince’s Trust Concert 1987. A version was released on the Traveling Wilburys’ 12″ Maxi-Single Nobody’s Child in 1990. Ringo Starr also performed the song when he appeared on VH1 Storytellers in 1998. He performed a reprise of the song at the end of the show. Both versions were released on the album VH1 Storytellers. Two versions of the song, the first as a medley with It Don’t Come Easy, were released on the 2007 album Ringo Starr: Live At Soundstage.
The song is also part of Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band’s repertoire and live versions have been released on Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Volume 2 (1993), Ringo & His New All-Starr Band (2002), Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Tour 2003 (2004), Ringo Starr and Friends (2006), and Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band Live 2006 (2008). The 2010 album Live At The Greek Theatre 2008 includes two versions of With A Little Help From My Friends. The first is a medley with It Don’t Come Easy. The second is a medley with Give Peace A Chance. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney performed the song live at A Grammy Salute the Beatles in 2014. They performed the song again at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame concert in 2015.

Now Hear This : With A Little Help From My Friends – Ringo Starr (1987)
With A Little Help From My Friends – Ringo Starr (1990)
With A Little Help From My Friends – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (1993)
Sean’s ‘Little Help’ – John Lennon (1998)
With A Little Help From My Friends – Ringo Starr (1998)
With A Little Help From My Friends (Reprise) – Ringo Starr (1998)
With A Little Help From My Friends – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (2002)
With A Little Help From My Friends – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (2004)
With A Little Help From My Friends – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (2006)
With A Little Help From My Friends/ It Don’t Come Easy – Ringo Starr (2007)
With A Little Help From My Friends – Ringo Starr (2007)
With A Little Help From My Friends – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (2008)
With A Little Help From My Friends / It Don’t Come Easy – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (2010)
With A Little Help From My Friends/ Give Peace A Chance – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (2010)

1320 You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – The Beatles (1965)

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French single. 

This song was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1965. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording features John Scott on tenor and alto flutes. An edit of takes 1,2, and 5 was released on the album Anthology 2 in 1996. The song was used in The Beatles’ 1965 movie Help! and was released on the soundtrack album. The song was released as a single in France with Yesterday on the B-side. George Martin And His Orchestra recorded the song in 1965 for the album Help! The song has also been recorded by The Silkie, The Beach Boys, Barry McGuire, and Waylon Jennings among others. The song has been performed live by Sean Lennon.

Now Hear This : You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – George Martin And His Orchestra (1965)
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – The Beatles (1996)