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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

The Beatles

 

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3.60 | 20 ratings

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3 stars "All You Need is Love/Baby You're A Rich Man" is a single release by British pop/rock act The Beatles. The single was released through Parlophone Records (EMI) in July 1967. The A-side was first performed by The Beatles on Our World (the first live, international, satellite television production, which also featured performances by artists like Maria Callas and Pablo Picasso).

As opposed to the "Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane (1967)" single, which was released in february the same year, featuring two A-sides (something they had already done with their previous single, "Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby (1966)"), "All You Need is Love/Baby You're A Rich Man" only had one A-side. The B-side to the single is the song "Baby You're A Rich Man", which is a track where John Lennon and Paul McCartney each came in with their own written parts, which were then spliced together to form the track. Both tracks are pretty great quality compositions and the A-side is undeniably a classic. Both tracks would appear on Side 2 of the US/Canada "Magical Mystery Tour" album release which was released later in 1967.

To my ears both of the preceeding singles were more interesting, but itīs hard to come down on classic material like this. And even though the whole "All You Need is Love" message might appear a bit cheesy to some listeners, there is a sincerity to the delivery thatīs greatly charming. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is fair.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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