Step Inside Love
Step Inside Love was a single release by Cilla Black on March 8, 1968 on the Parlophone Label.
She was a popular singer from Liverpool who had also been managed by Brian Epstein, and who had befriended the Beatles. As he had already done several times in the past, Paul McCartney wrote a song especially for her to sing, in this case as a theme song for Cilla, her first TV series on BBC television.
The record was produced at Abbey Road Studios by George Martin. Within a month of its release in 1968, the tune went to number 9 on the UK charts. On the television, it premiered on January 30. In 1967, Paul made a home recording of Step Inside Love, featuring just his voice and an acoustic guitar, singing one verse. He later added two verses to complete the song for the show.
McCartney also recorded Step Inside Love in the studio, but later in the year, on September 16, in a free moment during the recording sessions for The White Album. See Step Inside Love / Los Paranoias for information about that recording.