US single release: Real Love

The Beatles’ second single made for the Anthology project, ‘Real Love’, was released in the United States on 5 March 1996, a day after its UK release.

‘Real Love’ did not repeat the commercial success of ‘Free As A Bird’. It peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and sold 500,000 copies in the first three months.

Real Love single artwork

The ‘Real Love’ single was accompanied by a video directed by Kevin Godley. It featured studio footage filmed in 1995, along with archive shots of the group from the 1960s.

The CD single contained three exclusive b-sides: ‘Baby’s In Black’ recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in August 1965; a new mix of ‘Yellow Submarine’ featuring a spoken word introduction and more sound effects; and an alternative version of ‘Here, There And Everywhere’.

Last updated: 28 February 2022
UK single release: Real Love
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