Get Back

Song composer(s)

Lennon, John / McCartney, Paul

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Single : Beatles & Billy Preston (1969)
Area Code 615 : Area Code 615 (1969)
Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes : Shirley Scott (1969)
Let It Be : Beatles (1970)
Workin' Together : Ike And Tina Turner (1970)
Green Is Blues : Al Green (1970)
Doris Troy : Doris Troy (1970)
The Beatles 1967-1970 (1973)
All This And World War II Soundtrack : Various Artists (Rod Stewart) (1976)
Rock and Roll Music :Beatles (1976)
Greatest Hits : Amen Corner (1977)
Get Back : Ike Turner (1985)
Past Masters Vol 2 : Beatles (1988)
Tripping The Live Fantastic : Paul McCartney (1990)
Collection : Billy Preston (1992)
Anthology 3 : Beatles (1996)


A Paul McCartney song.

The single, produced by George Martin, was released in the UK on the 11th April 1969 and in the US on the 5th May 69. The single gives the performers as The Beatles & Billy Preston - giving Preston the distinction of being the only person to share credits with the Beatles on record. The song was remixed by Phil Spector for inclusion on Let It Be.

The released versions of the song are less controversial than earlier versions. Originally written as a satire on British immigration laws. One enduring topic of argument amongst Beatles commentators is whether the original versions were anti-racist or racist.

At the end of the alvbum version of the song McCartney is heard to say, "Thanks, Mo" - referring to Ringo's wife Maureen Starkey who was applauding in the background.