This is the only known acetate of the full-length recording of this 1967 Beatles single, which originally ran for 6 minutes 39 seconds [in comparison with the 3 minutes 40 seconds of the released version]. This predominantly instrumental take was recorded on 14th June 1967 at Olympic Studios in Barnes. It features John Lennon on harpsichord, Paul McCartney on double bass, Ringo Starr on drums and George Harrison on rudimentary violin. John Lennon adds occasional vocals as a guide to where the chorus of the song will be.
In this form, the song has something of the chaotic structure of other 1967 work-in-progress by the Beatles, like Only A Northern Song and You Know My Name (Look Up The Number), with little of the precision or melodic commerciality of the finished record.
This acetate documented the state of the recording at the end of the 14th June session, before vocals and a more conventional backing were added at their next session on 19th June.
All You Need Is Love was subsequently used as Britain's contribution to the first worldwide TV broadcast, Our World, on 25th June, 1967.