Originally Posted by elgecko
I only heard the Beatles' German stuff a few years ago and it freaked me out. I was on a road trip and my passenger's iPod spit it out a whole album of it. I thought to my self "German covers of the Beatles...neat...wait, that kind of sounds like the Beatles...hey, that IS the Beatles!"
A WHOLE album? I think not.
There are TWO 'official' songs that the Beatles, reluctantly, sang German lyrics to - I Want to Hold You Hand and She Loves You
. The vocals were recorded over the original music track used for the English versions.
There is supposedly a "German" version of the song Get Back
that was done during the Let it Be (Get Back) film shoot. It's supposed to be included when(ever) the DVD is released.
There are some German lyric versions on the Tony Sheridan album that the Beatles played on (with Pete Best on drums, before Ringo), that was recorded in 1961. They might've contributed some background vocals - but no lead vocals in German. They called themselves the Beat Brothers on this record.