- For You Blue
Name = For You Blue
Album = Let It Be
8 May 1970
track_no = 11
Apple Studios 25 January 1969
Length = 2:32
Label = Apple,
George Martin, Phil Spector
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The Long and Winding Road"
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next_no = 12 "For You Blue" is a Beatles song written by
George Harrisonfor his wife Pattie Boyd, who would be the subject of many of his love songs, including " It's All Too Much" and arguably " Something".
"For You Blue" was the B-side to "
The Long and Winding Road" (in the U.S.) and the eleventh track on The Beatles' final LP release, "Let It Be". "For You Blue" was listed with "The Long and Winding Road" as a double-sided hit when the single hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100in 1970.
The song features
John Lennonplaying lap steel guitar"The Beatles Complete Scores" (Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Publishing, 1993. ISBN0-7935-1832-6), p. 293] with a shotgun shell as shown in the Let It Be movie. Harrison makes a few spoken comments during the song, including, "Go, Johnny, go" during Lennon's solo, and " Elmore Jamesgot nothing on this baby", perhaps referring to James' song "Madison Blues" which is similar to "For You Blue".
working titlewas "George's Blues (Because You're Sweet and Lovely)" when it was recorded on 25 January, 1969. Mark Lewisohn, "The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions" (London: The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1988, ISBN 0-681-03189-1), p. 166] It was renamed sometime between 10 Marchand 28 Maywhen it was listed as "For You Blue" on the final mix for the unreleased "Get Back" album.Lewisohn, p. 176] When Phil Spectorremixed the song for inclusion on the "Let It Be" album, he added an introduction by Lennon, "The Queen says no to pot-smoking FBImembers." This comment was edited in from dialog recorded at Twickenham Studiosin early January, 1969, long before "For You Blue" was recorded.Lewisohn, p. 198]
This song was part of the set during his Dark Horse Tour of North America in 1974.
On 29 November 2002,
Paul McCartneysang this song at the " Concert for George", a memorial concert for Harrison held on the first anniversary of his death.
Hot 100 number-one hits of 1970 (USA)
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