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Hey Jude

February 1970


Capitol compilation of singles and UK releases
Hey Jude
Courtesy Capitol Records
February 1970 - US

#2 US

Album Notes:
Collection of singles and B-sides that had not previously appeared on US non-soundtrack album releases.

Album Cover Notes:
Taken at the final Beatles photo session, at Lennon's (later Starr's) country estate in Ascot, England.

Track List & Song Info:

Side One
1. "Can't Buy Me Love" (Lennon-McCartney)
      One of the early UK singles, recorded in February 1964
2. "I Should Have Known Better" (Lennon-McCartney)
      Originally appeared on A Hard Day's Night soundtrack
3. "Paperback Writer" (Lennon-McCartney)
      From 1966, the first single that was not a love song
4. "Rain" (Lennon-McCartney)
      The B-side of "Paperback Writer" was recorded during the Revolver sessions
5. "Lady Madonna" (Lennon-McCartney)
      Inspired by a 50s jazz tune, "Bad Penny Blues"
6. "Revolution" (Lennon-McCartney)
      This version (there were two others on The White Album) was the B-side of the "Hey Jude" single

Side Two
1. "Hey Jude" (Lennon-McCartney)
      Written by McCartney for Lennon's son, Julian
2. "Old Brown Shoe (Harrison)
      Reflects a favorite theme in George's lyrics: opposites (right/wrong, short/tall)
3. "Don't Let Me Down" (Lennon-McCartney)
      Intended for, but omitted from Let It Be
4. "The Ballad of John and Yoko" (Lennon-McCartney)
      Banned in the Bible Belt because the word "Christ" was used in the chorus

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