2067 Fool On A Hill – The Impressions (1969)

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The Impressions.

The Fool On The Hill was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1967. The Impressions recorded the song in 1969. Their version was titled Fool On A Hill and was released on their album The Versatile Impressions. The album also included a version of Yesterday.

1848 The Fool On The Hill – Bobbie Gentry (1968)

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The Fool On The Hill.

The Fool On The Hill was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1967. Bobbie Gentry recorded her version in 1968. Her version uses French lyrics. It was released as a single in 1968 with Hushabye Mountain on the B-side. The song was also included on her 1968 album Local Gentry. The album also included versions of Eleanor Rigby and Here, There And Everywhere.

1743 Glass Onion – The Beatles (1968)

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John Lennon.

Glass Onion was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. A demo recorded by The Beatles at George Harrison’s home in Esher was released on Anthology 3 in 1996. The Beatles recorded the song at EMI Studios in 1968 and it was produced by George Martin. Take 33 was released on Anthology 3 in 1996. Glass Onion was first released on The Beatles’ 1968 album The Beatles. The song mentions The Beatles’ 1967 songs Strawberry Fields Forever, I Am The Walrus, The Fool On The Hill, and Fixing A Hole as well as The Beatles 1968 song Lady Madonna. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love.

Now Hear This: Glass Onion (Demo) – The Beatles (1996)
Glass Onion (Take 33) – The Beatles (1996)
Glass Onion – The Beatles (2006)

1614 The Fool On The Hill – The Beatles (1967)

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John Lennon with a copy of Magical Mystery Tour.

This song was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. A demo version recorded by Paul McCartney in 1967 was released on Anthology 2 in 1996. The Beatles recorded the song in 1967. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording features Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder of The Moody Blues on harmonica. Take 4 was released in 1996 on the album Anthology 2. The Fool On The Hill was first released on The Beatles’ American album Magical Mystery Tour in 1967. In the UK the song was released in 1967 on the double EP Magical Mystery Tour. The Song is referenced in The Beatles’ 1968 song Glass Onion.  The Beatles’ 1968 song Dear Prudence has similar backing vocals to The Fool On The Hill. A new remix was released on as a bonus track on the 2011 iTunes release of The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. The song has also been recorded by Four Tops, Petula Clark, and Ray Stevens among others. The song is part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. Live versions have been released on Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990), Back In The U.S. (2002) and Back In The World (2003).

Now Hear This: Dear Prudence – The Beatles (1968)
Glass Onion – The Beatles (1968)
The Fool On The Hill – Paul McCartney (1990)
The Fool On The Hill (Demo) – The Beatles (1996)
The Fool On The Hill (Take 4) – The Beatles (1996)
The Fool On The Hill – Paul McCartney (2002)
The Fool On The Hill – Paul McCartney (2003)
The Fool On The Hill – The Beatles (2011)