Sunday, November 7, 2010

Till There Was You by The Beatles – ****

First released: 1963

Paul sure knows how to pick’em. This Willson composition sounds so much like a McCartney original that many people still don’t know that it was originally from "The Music Man". In fact, I didn’t know it at first either, until my high school did their version of "Music Man" and sang this song. I raced home to check my album and discovered it was a cover. It was originally on "With The Beatles", although The Beatles also performed it earlier on their 1962 Decca Audition.

The Beatles performed it live on "Live at the Star-Club, Hamburg 1962" in 1977. A different live version from 1963 appears on "Anthology 1" in 1995. The Beatles also did a radio version in 1964 that appeared on "Live at the BBC" in 1994.

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