Real Love (John Lennon song)

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"Real Love"
Song by John Lennon
from the album Imagine: John Lennon
Released10 October 1988
RecordedOctober 1979, New York City
Songwriter(s)John Lennon
"Real Love"
Single by the Beatles
from the album Anthology 2
B-side"Baby's in Black" (Live)
Released4 March 1996
RecordedJuly 1980 Bermuda
February 1995 Hogg Hill Mill, Sussex, England
LabelApple 58544
Songwriter(s)John Lennon
Producer(s)George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne
The Beatles singles chronology
"Free as a Bird"
"Real Love"
Music video
"Real Love" at YouTube

"Real Love" is a 1988 posthumous song by John Lennon and was used in the documentary movie Imagine: John Lennon. In 1996 The Beatles recorded a version of Real Love for their album Anthology 2. It went to number 4 in the United Kingdom and was their last top 40 hit in the United States.

Track listings[change | change source]

All tracks written by Lennon–McCartney, except where noted.

7" (R6425)
  1. "Real Love" (Lennon) – 3:54
    • Recorded at The Dakota, New York City, circa 1979 (original demo) and at The Mill Studio, Sussex, in February 1995.
  2. "Baby's in Black" – 3:03
    • Recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl on 29 August 1965 (spoken introduction by Lennon) and 30 August 1965 (song performance).
CD (CDR6425)
  1. "Real Love" (Lennon) – 3:54
  2. "Baby's in Black" – 3:03
  3. "Yellow Submarine" – 2:48
    • Recorded at EMI Studios, London, on 26 May and 1 June 1966. A new remix with a previously unreleased "marching" introduction with the sound effects mixed higher in volume throughout.
  4. "Here, There and Everywhere" – 2:23
    • Recorded at EMI Studios, London, on 16 June 1966. This is a combination of take 7 (a mono mix of the basic track with McCartney's guide vocal) with a 1995 stereo remix of the harmony vocals as overdubbed onto take 13 superimposed at the end.