Thursday, November 3, 2011
P.S I LOVE YOU ~ THE BEATLES
"P.S. I Love You" is a song composed principally by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and recorded by The Beatles. It was released on 5 October 1962 as the B-side of their debut single "Love Me Do" and is also included on their 1963 album Please Please Me. It was later included on the Beatles compilation Love Songs. The version featured on the single and album was recorded in ten takes on 11 September 1962 at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London. Producer George Martin had booked session drummer Andy White as a replacement for Pete Best, whom he considered not technically good enough for recording purposes (Martin was unaware that Best had been fired and replaced by Ringo Starr who plays maracas on the song). White was a freelance showband and session drummer, and gave the recording a lightweight cha cha treatment. Melodically it could be considered in retrospect as typical of McCartney's writing style, with Lennon contributing a single note harmony emphasising the beginning of each stanza. "P.S. I Love You" has been covered by Sonny Curtis and Peter Lipa.