Monday, October 4, 2010

Taste of Honey, A by The Beatles – ***

First released: 1963

Since I was familiar with the Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass version of this song before I heard The Beatles version, I thought The Beatles version was too slow. I even heard Allan Sherman’s "A Waste of Money" before hearing The Beatles’ version. This Scott/Marlow tune ended up on "Please Please Me" and "The Beatles (EP)".

The Beatles performed it live on "Live at the Star-Club, Hamburg 1962" in 1977. A radio version from 1963 appears on 1994's "Live at the BBC".

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