Sunday, January 3, 2010

I Really Do

The next tune on the Parlophone UK soundtrack LP for the second film "Help!" is the second George Harrison original composition entitled "You Like Me Too Much". The first George Harrison composition is contained on the first side of the record and was featured in the film - it was entitled "I Need You". This has been discussed in a previous post. This second original composition was contained on the second side of the record.

"You Like Me Too Much" was recorded on Wednesday February 17 1965 at EMI studio two. The basic tracks took eight takes to perfect and there was an addition of electric piano played by John Lennon and the Steinway grand acoustic piano played by both George Martin for the introduction of the song and the same piano played by Paul McCartney for the solo and the end of the song. George Harrison also double tracked his vocals for the song with occasional back up vocals by Paul.

"You Like Me Too Much" was mixed for mono from the control room of studio two the next day Thursday February 18 1965. There was also a production acetate made of the song which means that it may have originally been slated for use in the film, but was utilized in the end. The song was mixed for stereo on February 23 1965. Another stereo mix was created in the 1980s for the release of the "Help!" CD in 1987 but I really cannot hear much of a difference from the vinyl stereo mix.

"You Like Me Too Much" is available on the Parlophone UK LP/CD "Help!" as well as the North American Capitol LP/CD "Beatles VI".

The song was never performed live.

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