Saturday, 10 August 2013

Sure To Fall (In Love With You)

Composer: Carl Perkins / Bill Cantrell / Quinton Claunch

Paul McCartney bass (Hofner 500/1 bass), Lead Vocal
John Lennon rhythm guitar (Rickenbacker 325 guitar)
George Harrison lead guitar (Gretsch Duo Jet guitar)
Pete Best drums (blue Premier kit with 26" kick drum)

Mike Smith: Producer
Peter Attwood: Engineer

Recorded: Monday 1 January 1962, Decca Studios, 165 Broadhurst Gardens, London
Recording Medium: Two Track

UK Release: December 1979 (LP: The Decca Tapes [Circuit Records LK 4438-1])
US Release: November 1977 (A Single / Money [Deccagone PRO-1104])

Running Time:
  • Mono Mix: 2:05

Available on:
(Source: Revolution in the Head, Ian MacDonald, Vintage 2005, and Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four's Instruments from Stage to Studio, Andy Babuick, Backbeat Books 2002)
Carl Perkins Sure To Fall (In Love With You) was the eighth song recorded by The Beatles at their audition with Decca records.

Written by Carl Perkins with Sun producers Bill Cantrell and Quinton Claunch, the song was originally recorded by Perkins in December 1955, but it was not released until 1957, when it appeared on the Sun LP Dance Album of Carl Perkins.

It had appeared in The Beatles set (and The Quarrymen) since 1957, but was dropped in 1962 as they concentrated on songs they had already released themselves. However, they performed it a total of four times for the BBC during 1963 and 1964.