Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Holy Grail Recording #9 - Paul McCartney's Demo of "It's For You" (1964)

In this series, In The Life Of...The Beatles presents the top 10 unreleased recordings of the Beatles.

On June 3, 1964, the Beatles (without Ringo) recorded three demos of new songs that they were working on. Two of these recordings were eventually released on The Beatles Anthology 2, which included George's early composition "You Know What To Do" and John's "No Reply." Paul also recorded a demo of a new arrangement of "It's For You," intended for Cilla Black. The demo remains unreleased to this day.

Here's Cilla miming to her recording of the song as part of the television special The Music of Lennon & McCartney:

Next installment: May 26

1 comment:

molly said...

i'm glad you appreciated the unique-ness of my list :)
means a lot coming from an obviously huge beatles fan