5964 All You Need Is Love
Produced by George Martin
Released on July 1967
UK CHART POSITION #1 (RE-CHART #47, 1987) . . . US CHART POSITION #1 (B-SIDE CHARTED #34 on July 29, 1967 for 5 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (9/11/67) . . . ROLLING STONE TOP 500 SONGS: #362
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5964 wo. picture sleeve
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F irst of all, sorry about the condition of the label (all complaints may be directed to Andrea Toepfer, c/o the careless past). “All You Need Is Love” is my favorite song from The Beatles, despite the fact that it doesn’t really make any sense to me. I think many people have interpreted the song’s message as “You can do anything with Love,” when in fact it’s more like “You can’t do anything different than anybody else with Love.” Not exactly inspirational, although John’s utopias always seemed to align more with communism than anarchy. (And the lyrics may simply be a case of something that sounds cool on the surface.) The B side is more psychedelic, no doubt influential on The Rolling Stones (whose Mick Jagger and Brian Jones appear on the recording according to Songfacts). Both the A and B side later appeared on the catch-all Magical Mystery Tour album.

TRACK LISTING

  1. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)    3:57
  2. BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)    3:07

    Brazilian 7-inch EP listing
  3. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)    3:57
  4. BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)    3:07
  5. PENNY LANE
  6. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK/SWE July 1967 Parlophone 7" R5620 picture sleeve
US July 1967 Capitol 7" 5964 orange/yellow swirl label
BRA 1967 Odeon 7EP 7BTD2.003 picture sleeve
ITA 1967 Parlophone 7" QMSP-16408 picture sleeve
JPN 1967 Odeon 7RED OR-1763 red vinyl, picture sleeve
NZ 1967 Parlophone 7" NZP3236  
US 1968 Capitol 7" 5964 "A subsidiary of..." on label
US 1969 Capitol 7" 5964 red orange label
US 1971 Apple 7" 5964  
JPN   Apple 7" AR-1763  
US 1975 Apple 7" 5964 "All rights reserved" on label
UK 1976 Parlophone 7" R5620  
US 1976 Capitol 7" 5964 orange label
US 1978 Capitol 7" 5964 purple label
AUS'L   Parlophone 7" A-8263 picture sleeve
US 1981 Capitol Starline 7" 6300  
UK   Parlophone 7PIC RP5620 picture disc
UK July 1987 Parlophone 7" R5620 picture sleeve
UK 1989 Parlophone CDS/CSS CD3R/TCR5620  
US 1994 Capitol 7PNK S7-17693 pink vinyl
US 1997 Capitol CDSPRO DPRO-12119  

 

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