|The fifteenth official release.
On May 22nd 1967 it was announced that The Beatles would represent the BBC (and ultimately England) in the World's first
worldwide television satellite link-up, to take place on the 25th June. They would be shown working "live" on a new song.
At this time in May, the song hadn't even be written ... then just one month later a finished piece that encapsulated the
Summer of Love, Flower Power, the entire period, and would be an anthem to the sixties.
First thing to note on the label, is the very first time George Martin received credit as the producer on a single.
There is a more valuable version of this one ... the very first pressings of this did NOT have the
"Recorded during 'Live' World Television Transmission" statement under the title ... mine does, and although bought on initial release
it is not one of those rarer ones.
If you look again at the "Day Tripper" sleeve I scan'd for you, and compare it with this one. You will see that for "All You
Need Is Love" there is a very slight change, and for completists you ought to know. Take a look.
Alright, spotting the font had changed was easy, no, look closer and you will see the minimum cost of an EMI record token
had gone up !
You can also see below, the picture disc version released in England as part of the,
"It Was Twenty Years Ago" series, on 6th July 1987 .... and on this occasion there was also a 12" single released the same
day (catalogue no. 12R 5620) the sleeve of which you can also see below.
There was also a cassette single (catno TCR 5620) and this was the first ever Beatles single in that format.