Saturday, January 2, 2010

Why Am I So Shy When I'm Beside You?

The second song on the second side of the second soundtrack LP to the second movie. The next song on the Parlophone UK version of the "Help!" soundtrack is an original Lennon/McCartney composition mainly written by John entitled "It's Only Love". It's a nice little melody and vocals are well done on this tune.

The recording of "It's Only Love" were commenced at EMI Studio two on Tuesday June 15 1965. There were six takes of the basic track recorded. Two of them were breakdowns and four were complete. An early version of the song can be heard on the Apple 3-LP/2-CD "Anthology 2". This version consists of take three edited in front of the complete take two. Three days later, on June 18 1965, "It's Only Love" was mixed for both mono and stereo. This all took place from the control room of studio two. It must be noted that the song was re-mixed for the 1987 CD release (and the remasters) in stereo although I don't really find very much difference after comparing them both.

"It's Only Love" is available on the Parlophone UK LP/CD "Help!" as well as the North American Capitol version of the LP/CD "Rubber Soul". The song is also featured on the EMI/Capitol 2-LP compilation "Love Songs".

This tune was never performed live.

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