The Beatles – Long Tall Sally (The Covers LP)

t has been a while since I did a Beatles post, and even longer since I mentioned about the possibility of putting together a compilation of the songs that The Beatles covered on their albums. I actually covered this sort of thing in a podcast back in 2017 when looking at the original versions of the songs*. This play list creates a virtual album of all of the cover version the band released on their studio album, with the exception of Maggie Mae**. 

I took the view that this album would have been one of the numerous compilations that EMI put together in the late 70s after the bands contract ran out. I was surprised when looking into putting this together that EMI didn’t do this themselves back in the day. I pretty much followed the chronology of when these songs came out back in the day, except swapping some around so the length each sides is similar to the other corresponding side. That is down to the fact that this release if it had happened would have been put onto cassette tape. I also made the tracks on mine be the mono versions as these were the mix the band were happiest with. Annoyingly, I could only use stereo versions on Spotify which is the format EMI would have no doubt used if they had put this out themselves.

The cover is taken from an Italian release called The Beatles in Italy. 

Side A

  1. A Taste Of Honey
  2. Baby It’s You
  3. Roll Over Beethoven
  4. Anna (Go To Him)
  5. Chains
  6. Twist & Shout

Side B

  1. Please Mister Postman
  2. Till There Was You
  3. Boys
  4. Devil In Her Heart
  5. You Really Got A Hold On Me
  6. Money (That’s What I Want)

Side C

  1. Slow Down
  2. Honey Don’t
  3. Long Tall Sally
  4. Mr. Moonlight
  5. Matchbox
  6. Rock & Roll Music

Side D

  1. Bad Boy
  2. Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby
  3. Words Of Love
  4. Act Naturally
  5. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  6. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!


** I did use this as part of an album of the covers the band made during the Get Back/Let it Be sessions which iI had a look at back in November 2021. 

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