Sie Liebt Dich - Die Beatles“Sie Liebt Dich” is the German version of “She Loves You”. The Beatles recorded it at the Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris on January 29, 1964. At this time they also recorded “Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand”, a German version of “I Want To Hold Your Hand”.

The songs came about because the German division of EMI, Electrola Gesellschaft, thought that the only way to sell Beatles records in their country was if they were in German. The Beatles thought the idea was stupid, but George Martin convinced them to do it anyway. The tracks were a big hit in Germany, but as it turns out, today their English versions are much better known there.

The original two-track tape of “She Loves You” had been destroyed by EMI, so they had to re-record the instruments from scratch for “Sie Liebt Dich”. After 13 takes they had the backing track and then overdubbed their vocals in a single take.

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5 Responses to ““Sie Liebt Dich” is the German version of what Beatles song?”

  1. Josh Says:

    But there are no existing mp3s or copies of this song in any form for appropriate conversion to mp3 or ogg format? Given the rarity of this song, I would think someone somewhere could step forward with a digital copy of it…

  2. BeatlesTrivia Says:

    @Josh, thanks for the comment. Actually, the song isn’t too rare as it can be found on the CD ‘Past Masters Volume One’. I have just added the song to the post, so everyone can hear it now.

  3. pabl0 Says:

    i have both recordings on mp3 … but as file sharing is illegal i cannot give you access to them …. damn RIAA

  4. Rolland Cohagan Says:

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  5. Tazzsgem Says:

    I have a friend with an albumn, bootleg, one side is a recording of a concert of the Beatles and the other a not documented studio recording session where there is the german version of one song, and some Jam songs, meaning songs that they made up on the spot, I know there is more info on the album cover, date location of the session as well as a photo that also can’t be found anywhere…my question is, with something so potentially rare, where or who would you talk to about authenticating such an album in the US?? Thanks…oh and its in mint condition to boot, one of only a few ever made…

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