The Residents ‎– The Beatles Play The Residents And The Residents Play The Beatles

Ralph Records ‎– RR0577
Vinyl, 7", Single, Limited Edition, Numbered

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A Beyond The Valley Of A Day In The Life
Written-By – The Residents
B Flying
Written-By – The Beatles

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Numbered edition of 500 copies in hand-screened three-color foldout cover sleeve. Including numbered registration card. Has the official seal "Official Limited Edition - Ralph Records" on back sleeve with hand-number in the center.

The A-side, "Beyond The Valley Of A Day In The Life" (artists credited on the label are The Beatles, of course, this is a parody played by The Residents), is an audio collage of recordings by The Beatles and John Lennon, with a looped clip from The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record, in which Paul McCartney says "Please everybody, if we haven't done what we could have done we've tried."

The B-side, “Flying”, is a cover of the Beatles song, selected because it is one of the few songs to be credited to all four Beatles. At one point, one of the Residents quotes the clip from the McCartney interview used on the A-side and laughs maniacally.

"Thanks to: M. Holmes (Harpist), T. Logan, Rather Ripped Records".

℗ © 1977, The Cryptic Corporation

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RR0577A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RR0577B


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June 26, 2012
A friend of mine introduced me to LSD and The Residents Play The Beatles on the same night approximately 30 years ago, and I haven't been the same since! Honestly, I have looked for this album for years, and here it is! Unfortunately I don't want to pay $300 for it! Well, unless it comes with LSD!


January 14, 2008
The Residents designed this single to be a tribute to The Beatles, but also to satirize Beatles music as a whole. It encouraged two humourous rumors which became widely publicized about The Residents at that time -- first, that The Residents vehemently opposed everything that The Beatles represented; and secondly, that The Residents were, in fact, the actual Beatles. Confidential sources have since revealed that neither of these rumours are true. Anyway another rumour grow from that : The Residents are the Beach Boys refeering from the war beetween The Beatles and they ,but also the Black Album of the Beach Boys which sound like Resident's music.