|Produced by George Martin|
|Released on October 1969|
|UK CHART POSITION #4 . . . US CHART POSITION #3 . . . US B-SIDE CHART POSITION #1 (charted Oct. 18, 1969 for 10 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (10/27/69), 2x PLATINUM (2/17/99)|
|Find it at GEMM|
|2654 wo. picture sleeve
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T he most famous song from Abbey Road and the most infamous (“Come Together”). Of course “Something” is George’s first true single for The Beatles, but did you know that he also wrote some of the lyrics to “Come Together?” Harrison was really coming into his ascendancy as a songwriter. Abbey Road also contains the perennial favorite “Here Comes The Sun” from him. Aerosmith recorded and performed a version of “Come Together” for the brilliant parody film, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Just kidding about the “brilliant parody” part. I didn’t hate the film, like some people, but I didn’t have much use for the Bee Gees prancing around in silly costumes either.
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|GER||1969||Apple||7"||1C 006 04266|
|US||1975||Apple||7"||2654||w. All Rights Reserved on label|
|US||1988||Capitol||7"||2654||purple label w. smooth edges|
|UK||1989||Parlophone||7"/CSS||R/TCR 5814||picture sleeve|
The Last Word
"Of my songs, 'Here Comes the Sun' and 'Something' are probably the biggest. Frank Sinatra, who sings it with his 'Stick around, Jack,' says 'Something' is the greatest love song of all time. He used to say it was the greatest love song of the year. Then the decade. So what he's saying now is very nice. At last count, which was years ago, there were 140 covers of 'Something.' Sinatra, Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles. My personal favorite is the version by James Brown. It was one of his B sides. I have it on my jukebox at home. It's absolutely brilliant." -- George Harrison: In His Own Words. (Source: Super Seventies Rocksite!.)
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