P.S. I Love You (2:02)

Cover of Please Please Me

From Please Please Me and 60 other releases

“P.S. I Love You” is a song composed principally by Paul McCartney, recorded by the The Beatles and released on 5 October 1962 as the B-side of their “Love Me Do” single. It is 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 Abbey Road Studios, London. Session drummer Andy White gave the recording a lightweight cha cha treatment, and consequently it misses the distinctive heavy drum beat that characterised most of their early music. Ringo Starr plays maracas.

Martin was not physically present at the session, which was run by Ron Richards in his absence. Richards told the group that the song could not be the A-side of their single because of an earlier song of the same title, so it was relegated to the B-side (even though other titles had and have been used for multiple hit songs without legal difficulties).

The Beatles (with Starr playing drums) also recorded this song at the BBC on 25 October 1962, 27 November 1962, and 17 June 1963 for subsequent broadcast on the BBC radio programs Here We Go, Talent Spot, and Pop Go The Beatles, respectively.

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