‘PS Love Me Do’ was a medley of two 1962 Beatles songs performed by Paul McCartney.
Following the completion of the Press To Play album, McCartney began working with producer Phil Ramone. The sessions lasted for a year, although much of the material was left unreleased.
Among the songs was ‘PS Love Me Do’, which combined the songs ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘PS I Love You’ from The Beatles’ first EMI single. McCartney recorded the medley in February 1987 for Return To Pepperland, a planned 20th anniversary tribute to The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album produced by Ramone.
Return To Pepperland was shelved, and only ‘Once Upon A Long Ago’ and ‘Back On My Feet’ were released at the time. The studio version of ‘PS Love Me Do’ was included on the Japanese tour edition of Flowers In The Dirt in 1990.
Although he had mostly shied away from performing Beatles songs with Wings, McCartney fully embraced his ever-present past during his 1989/90 World Tour. The Beatles medley was played during some 1990 shows in the USA, Japan, and Brazil.
A recording from the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 21 April 1990, was released as the b-side of the ‘Birthday’ live single in October 1990. The producers were McCartney, Bob Clearmountain, and Peter Henderson.
McCartney’s final performance of the medley was on 5 May at Liverpool’s Pier Head, during a John Lennon tribute concert.