Various - The Stars Sing Lennon & McCartney download album
Turquoise label, Made in Great Britain. Matrix, Runout (Label A): MF. 175-A.
The Songs Lennon and McCartney Gave Away was a conceptual compilation album containing the original artist recordings of songs composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the 1960s that they had elected not to release as Beatles songs. The album was released in the UK in 1979. With the exception of "I'm the Greatest", a Ringo Starr album track written for him by John Lennon in 1973, all songs were recorded and released as singles during the active Beatles years in the 1960s.
That’ll be £50 please. McCartney must have been sniffing around their sisters too, because they get She’s Leaving Home. Not sure what Bernie Cribbins did to get When I’m 64 off of Paul, and perhaps it’s best that we never know. Kenny Lynch fails to inject Misery with anything other than a vague sense of disappointment.
Lennon and McCartney started writing songs together in the late 1950s and by 1963 were prolific composers who wrote songs for the Beatles and also for other artists. Lennon–McCartney songs that the Beatles deemed unsuitable for the group at the outset and did not even attempt to record themselves. Songs that had been intentionally written for other artists. In the earliest days of their songwriting partnership, Lennon and McCartney expressed a desire to emulate the success of composing duos such as Goffin & King and Leiber & Stoller in having their compositions recorded by other artists, so this was an aspect of the songwriting craft that they were interested in pursuing.
|A1||–Billy J Kramer*||Do You Want To Know A Secret|
|A2||–The Fourmost||Hello Little Girl|
|A4||–Peter & Gordon||A World Without Love|
|A5||–Cilla Black||It's For You|
|A6||–Olivia Newton-John||The Long And Winding Road|
|A7||–Young Idea*||With A Little Help From My Friends|
|A8||–Ike & Tina Turner||Come Together|
|A9||–The Bedrocks||Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da|
|A10||–Alma Cogan||Eight Days A Week|
|B1||–Cliff Richard||I Saw Her Standing There|
|B3||–Peter Sellers||A Hard Day's Night|
|B4||–Vince Hill||Here, There And Everywhere|
|B6||–David & Jonathan||She's Leaving Home|
|B7||–Bernard Cribbins||When I'm 64|
|B8||–Cliff Bennett||Back In The USSR|
|B10||–The Gods||Hey Bulldog|
NotesSTEREO except: A1, A2, A7, B3, B5, B6, B8 = MONO*
|TC-MFP 5755||Various||The Stars Sing Lennon & McCartney (Cass, Comp)||Music For Pleasure||TC-MFP 5755||UK||1986|