Long Tall Sally (EP)


Long Tall Sally (EP)

Infobox Album
Name = Long Tall Sally
Type = EP
Artist = The Beatles


Released = 19 June 1964
Recorded = Abbey Road Studios
1 March and 1 June 1964
Genre = Rock
Length = 9:06
Label = Parlophone
GEP 8913 (mono)
Producer = George Martin
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://wc09.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wpfoxq9dldse link]
Last album = "With the Beatles"
(1963)
This album = "Long Tall Sally" (EP)
(1964)
Next album = "A Hard Day's Night"
(1964)

"Long Tall Sally" by The Beatles was their fifth official EP release, and the first " compilation.

I Call Your Name was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, a song they originally gave to Billy J. Kramer and his backing band the Dakotas. Kramer released it as the B-side to "Bad to Me", a John Lennon song that Kramer took to number 1.cite book |first=Craig |last=Cross |title=The Beatles: Day-by-Day, Song-by-Song, Record-by-Record |year=2005 |pages=372-373 |publisher=iUniverse, Inc. |location=Lincoln, NE |isbn=0-595-34663-4] The remaining songs were covers.

Track listing

ide one

#"Long Tall Sally" (Johnson-Penniman-Blackwell) — 2:03
#"I Call Your Name" (Lennon/McCartney) — 2:09

ide two

#"Slow Down" (Williams) — 2:56
#"Matchbox" (Perkins) — 1:58

Other releases

*In the United States, the EP was split and released on "The Beatles' Second Album" ("Long Tall Sally" and "I Call Your Name") and "Something New" ("Slow Down" and "Matchbox").

*In Canada, the first two tracks and the name of the EP were included on "The Beatles' Long Tall Sally".

*In 1976, the four tracks on this EP were issued as part of the double-album, "Rock 'N' Roll Music", a collection of 28 classic Beatles recordings. With the release of this album, these four tracks were finally issued in Stereo on a British-released Beatles album for the very first time.

*In 1978, the tracks were included in the UK LP "Rarities" which was first released as part of "The Beatles Collection", then individually in the UK, with all four of these songs appearing in Monophonic sound. The U.S. version of "Rarities" was different and did not include any of the "Long Tall Sally" EP songs.cite book |first=Craig |last=Cross |title=The Beatles: Day-by-Day, Song-by-Song, Record-by-Record |year=2005 |pages=511, 570]

*The EP was compiled with Beatles singles in the late 1980s as part of the "Past Masters" collection, which made all of the Beatles' releases available on compact disc when added to the 13 original British albums. Once again, these four songs were in Stereo.

*The EP was reissued in 1992 as part of a 15-disc "Compact Disc EP Collection", with the songs in their original Monophonic sound.

*In December 2004, Capitol Records issued a 4-disc CD boxed set, entitled "The Capitol Albums, Volume 1". The set included reissues of the first 4 American Capitol albums on Compact Disc for the very first time. The songs "Long Tall Sally" and "I Call Your Name" were on disc 2, with "Slow Down" and "Matchbox" on disc 3. All of the songs on the CDs were presented in both Monophonic AND Stereo.

Notes

External links

* [http://www.stevesbeatles.com/vinyl/british/ep/long_tall_sally.asp Steve's Beatles Page]


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