She Loves You

June 5, 2024

This month I’m focusing on Rock Songs of the 60s.

Today our song is:  She Loves You

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

The song was recorded on 1 July 1963, less than a week after it was written, using a two-track recording machine. Documentation regarding the number of takes required and other recording details does not exist. Early takes of the song featured the use of a Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz-Tone on Harrison's guitar. Mixing was carried out on 4 July. Standard procedure at EMI Studios at the time was to erase the original two-track session tape for singles once they had been mixed down to the (usually monaural) master tape used to press records. This was the fate of four Beatles songs that were released as two singles: "Love Me Do", "P.S. I Love You", "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You ". These tracks only exist as a mono master, although several mock-stereo remixes have been made by EMI affiliates worldwide, including a few made in 1966 by Abbey Road engineer Geoff Emerick. A true stereo mix of "She Loves You," created by Giles Martin using AI technology commissioned by filmmaker Peter Jackson, was finally released in 2023 as part of the expanded edition of the 1962–1966 compilation album.

The German division of EMI (the parent of the Beatles' British record label Parlophone Records) decided that the only way to sell Beatles records in Germany would be to re-record them in the German language. The band thought it unnecessary, but were asked by George Martin to comply, recording "Sie liebt dich" on 29 January 1964, along with "Komm, gib mir deine Hand", at the Pathé Marconi Studios in Paris. They recorded new vocals over the original backing track to "I Want to Hold Your Hand;" "Sie liebt dich" was recorded entirely from scratch. Both songs were translated by Luxembourger musician Camillo Felgen, under the pseudonym of "Jean Nicolas" (his full name was Camille Jean Nicolas Felgen).



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