“New” Beatles Single Released Today
If you’re a Beatles fan like me, you’re likely loving all of the “new” releases and reissues that are coming out and there’s one more single that’s dropping today.
I can’t believe it’s been 50 years, but the 50th anniversary version of Love Me Do is being released today with the B side being a 50th anniversary version of P.S. I Love You.
The releases are coming a few weeks late, but it’s better than never I guess. The songs originally were released October 5, 1962 but EMI made a startling discovery and pushed the 50th anniversary release back a couple of weeks so they could straighten everything out.
What happened was the pressing they made and had to recall was the album version of Love Me Do with drummer Alan White of Yes, who eventually ended up also playing drums for John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band and on George Harrison’s album All Things Must Pass. EMI recalled all of the seven inch vinyl pressings that were made for release today and replaced them with the Love Me Do version with Ringo Starr which is available in stores today.