OK, this is slap-dash research so don’t take it as gospel… Listen The Snow is Falling was first released as the b-side of John & Yoko’s Happy Xmas (War Is Over) in the US in December 1971, it got it’s first UK release on the flip of Yoko’s Mind Train in January 1971, and then as the b-side of Happy Xmas (War Is Over) in December 1972.
Listen The Snow Is Falling
My cursory scouring of YouTube suggests there is only one recording, although the version released on the CD reissue of The Wedding Album contained an intro not released on the singles.
Galaxie 500 recorded it for their final album This Is Our Music
There’s an awesome live version on Copenhagen
I’m happy that Dean & Britta have played this live – and a search of YouTube will find plenty of videos of that – but Galaxie 500′s version is frankly untouchable so it alone is sharing this page with Yoko. Don’t even try and suggest that this isn’t one of the three best cover versions ever recorded – because you’d be wrong!
When I first put my database together a cursory bit of research didn’t reveal anything useful about the track “The Last Goodbye” – the sleeve told me it was by “Robbins” but I knew nothing more, so it went into my database as being “written by Robbins, originally by unknown” – in the 20 odd years since then Google got better and YouTube got made and it turns out that the song isn’t called “The Last Goodbye” at all but “The Beginning of Goodbye” although to be honest I know precious little more about the song.
This video on YouTube suggests it was recorded in 1971 but not released until much later…
A quick supplement to my earlier post – I was a bit lazy to have left this off, but in the light of a recent sad event it gets a bonus post of its own – I Want To Boogie With You was from Lou Reed’s 1979 album The Bells