|no production credits|
|Released on August 1968|
|UK CHART POSITION #1 . . . US CHART POSITION #1 (charted Sep. 14, 1968 for 19 weeks) . . . B-SIDE US CHART POSITION #12 (charted Sep. 14, 1968 for 11 weeks) . . . 4x PLATINUM RECORD|
|Find it at GEMM|
|2276 wo. picture sleeve
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Y ou know, Ringo really is the greatest drummer in the world. His skipping style is stamped all over “Hey Jude.” And of course, so is Paul. Though written for John’s son, Julian, it was Paul’s baby from beginning to end. You’ve got the patchworked pieces pasted seamlessly into a single epic, the soulful screaming, the almost classical melody. The flip is the original, searing version of “Revolution” from John. Man, they don’t make singles like this anymore. Both songs turned up on the catch-all compilation Hey Jude and appeared before the White Album but better harbinger the music of Abbey Road. (Compare “Hey Jude” to “Oh Darling” and “Revolution” to “Come Together.”) In case you’re wondering, the Stones released “Street Fighting Man” b/w “No Expectations” the same month. Who won? Anyone who bought both singles.
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|JPN||1968||Odeon||7RED||OR-2121||picture sleeve, red vinyl|
|US||1975||Apple||7"||2276||w. all rights reserved|
|US||1983||Capitol||7"||2276||black colorband label|
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