I Want You (She's So Heavy) (Lennon/McCartney)

The lyrics to I Want You were once read aloud on the British show 24 Hours as an example of the "banalities of pop music", much to John Lennon's anger. He felt that the simpleness in the lyric made it superior to I Am The Walrus and other lyrically elaborate songs. It was written as a love song to Yoko.

Billy's here

The first section was recorded right after the end of sessions for Get Back/Let It Be and featured Billy Preston on organ.

Two versions

The song was constructed using two recordings, similar to how Strawberry Fields Forever was assembled. The first was the beginning half, recorded in February with Billy Preston. The second was recorded in a later April session. That session featured John on a Moog synthesizer belonging to George; the white noise near the end of the song was recorded on the Moog and overdubbed later.

Release history

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