All You Need Is Love   b/w   Baby, You're A Rich Man

The Beatles
All You Need Is Love
All You Need Is Love - Showing Original Sleeve
All You Need Is Love - Demo A-Side All You Need Is Love - Demo B-Side
All You Need Is Love - Demo A-Side All You Need Is Love - Demo B-Side

Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. R 5620
Recording Details Takes 1-33 on 14th June 1967
Takes 34-43 on 23rd June 1967 (First time with Orchestra)
Takes 44-47 on 24th June 1967
Takes 48-58 on 25th June 1967 (Take 58 being the live T.V. Broadcast)
Release Date 7th July 1967
U.K. Chart Detail :
Entry Date :12th July 1967
Highest Position :1 ... for 3 weeks from 19th July
Weeks in Chart :
13 Weeks
  3 Weeks from 18th July '87 (reached no. 47)
16 weeks in total
Detail : 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.

Picture Disc(A) Picture Disc(B)
The Picture Disc A-side The Picture Disc B-side
12inch - Front cover 12inch - Rear Cover
The 12inch - Front Cover The 12inch - Rear Cover

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