Thursday, October 23, 2008

Besame Mucho by The Beatles – ***

First released: 1970

This was a favorite of The Beatles and performed many times during their career, namely during their Decca audition from 1962 and in an early EMI studio recording. My favorite version is the one that McCartney performs in a semi-campy accent during the filming of "Let it Be" in 1969, which is the first version officially released, though it is in the film only. It is a highlight of an otherwise dreary film. The EMI audition version appears on "Anthology 1".

The Beatles performed it live on "Live at the Star-Club, Hamburg 1962" in 1977.

No comments: