The Weeklings, who devoted half of their 2015 debut album, Monophonic, to little known songs written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, will include their versions of four more on their upcoming album, Studio 2. The songs — “You Must Write,” “Because I Know,” “Some Days” and “Love of the Loved” — were all composed by Lennon & McCartney, and the album will come out on Nov. 18, on the Jem label.
The album was named after the room at Abbey Road Studios in London where The Beatles recorded most of their albums, and where the Jersey-based Weeklings traveled to record this album, too, with input from former Beatles recording engineers Ken Scott and Alan Parsons.
“We recorded all tracks live, standing where The Beatles stood, with all vintage ’60s equipment,” said Zeek Weekling, aka Bob Burger, in a press release.
Of the four Lennon & McCartney songs recorded for Studio 2, “Love of the Loved” is the best known, having been recorded by Cilla Black in 1963. (see video below) The Beatles never officially released any of these four songs.
The band, which also includes Lefty Weekling (singer-bassist Glen Burtnik), Rocky Weekling (singer-guitarist John Merjave) and Smokestack Weekling (drummer Joe Bellia), also recorded eight original songs for Studio 2. For information, visit weeklings.com.