The Beatles - Hey Jude / Revolution album
Hey Jude (original title: The Beatles Again) is a 1970 collection of non-album singles and B-sides by the Beatles.
Hey Jude topped the charts in Britain for two weeks and for 9 weeks in America, where it became The Beatles longest-running N. in the US singles chart as well as the single with the longest running time. The Beatles did not record their promotional film until Hey Jude had been on sale in America for a week. They returned to Twickenham Film Studio, using director Michael Lindsay-Hogg who had worked with them on Paperback Writer and Rain
The Beatles filmed promotional clips for Hey Jude and Revolution on 4 September 1968 at Twickenham Film Studios. The completed films – two for each song, both in colour – were directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Hey Jude was the first to be made, and featured Paul McCartney seated at an upright piano, John Lennon and George Harrison on a nearby podium with guitars, and Ringo Starr positioned on a drum riser behind them. A 36-piece orchestra was also assembled, the members wearing white tuxedos, and 300 extras were brought in for the finale. The latter had been recruited after 20 students handed out leaflets in the area, and The Beatles' assistant Mal Evans invited a number of fans from outside EMI Studios.
Hey Jude was recorded at the end of July 1968 during the sessions for The Beatles, but was issued separately as a single nearly three months before the album’s release. It would, however, make its LP debut in the US two years later as the title cut of the compilation album Hey Jude) The B-side, Revolution, was a different version of the album’s Revolution 1. Lennon had wanted the original version of Revolution to be released as a single, but the other three Beatles objected on the grounds that it was.
It was originally titled Beatles Again but was changed - however, the first printing of the album features that title on the record. Albums box set but featuring reworked EMI masters
The Beatles song Hey Jude was not, in fact, released on any named album, as one is accustomed to popular songs being included on albums for purchase today. No. Back in the day, in this case, mid to late 60′s, (1968 specifically) the song was initially released as simply a single. Hey Jude was initially issued in the UK in 1968 as a 7″45 c/w Revolution. It was recorded at the same time as The Beatles aka The White Album, but was not included on that album, whereas a different take of Revolution was included. Several people answering on here have stated that the compilation LP Hey Jude aka The Beatles Again was not released in the UK, which is correct. The 1967–1970 aka The Beatles Blue compilation 2LP that was released in 1973 is the first UK album with Hey Jude on it. In the rest of the world, Hey Jude was the first album it appeared on. A UK pressing of Hey Jude!.
Hey Jude is a compilation album consisting of singles and B-sides spanning The Beatles' career. Originally entitled The Beatles Again, the name was switched just before the release, possibly to promote sales through the name recognition of the chart-topping single Hey Jude. Featuring Nicky Hopkins & Ronnie Scott. Producers Apple Corps & George Martin. Writers George Harrison, John Lennon & Paul McCartney. Acoustic Guitar John Lennon.
- Published By – Northern Songs
- Printed By – SIB-Tryck, Tumba
- Producer – George Martin
- Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
NotesThis single comes with black and silver Parlophone label and issued in a studio picture sleeve (same on both sides save for a tiny "SIB Tryck Tumba" in the back).
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A): 7XCE 21185-1
- Matrix / Runout (B): 7XCE 21186-1
- Other (Tax Code (both sides)): KT
- Rights Society: NCB
|R 5722||The Beatles||Hey Jude / Revolution (7", Single, Sol)||Apple Records||R 5722||UK||1968|
|FO 127||The Beatles||Hey Jude / Revolution (7", RP)||Apple Records||FO 127||France||1976|
|O 23 880, Apple 1||The Beatles||Hey Jude / Revolution (7", Single)||Apple Records, Apple Records||O 23 880, Apple 1||Germany||1968|
|AR-2121||The Beatles||Hey Jude / Revolution (7", RE, Bla)||Apple Records||AR-2121||Japan||1968|
|PAL-60799||The Beatles||Hey Jude / Revolution (7", Single)||Parlophone||PAL-60799||Philippines||1968|