Jeff Lynne & Roy Wood - Me And You [Unreleased Studio Recording]Details

"Oh yeah, there are the two I did with Jeff as well. One is called Me And You, and the other one's called, er... If You Can't Get What You Want, You've Gotta Want What You Get! Well, it's mainly me, but Jeff does a bit as well. I had the skeleton for Me And You. I took it over to Jeff's house, and played it to him, and he added some bits of his own to it as well."
Roy Wood (1993 - Face The Music fanzine #16)

"At the end of the year [1989], Jeff and Roy Wood were working together again. Roy went over to Jeff's house and they recorded together Me And You and If You Don't Get What You Want for a projected single which should come out in the future. [...] Both, Me And You and If You Don't Get What You Want haven't been released as yet. 'Well, it's mainly me, but Jeff does a bit as well. We wrote them together. I had the skeleton of Me And You, I took it over to Jeff's house, and played it to him, and he added some bits of his own to it as well. We did that...' (Roy 1993)"
Patrik Guttenbacher, Marc Haines, & Alexander von Petersdorff (1996 Unexpected Messages)

"At the time I was staying at his house socially and we were just messing around. I played him this idea for a song that I'd had which eventually ended up as a song called Me And You. I played him the tune for the verse and all that. He said, 'Well, I'll throw a few bits in.' And we ended up writing it together and recording it. It turned out well. He also had a guy staying with him named Richard Dodd who recorded the Traveling Wilburys and he's a great engineer. It turned out well and we stayed up one night and wrote another song that we thought we could do as a single and stick it on the B-side. It was called Get What You Want. Me And You is an out-and-out pop song and Get What You Want sounds like an old skiffle number."
Roy Wood (August 1994 - Record Collector liner notes)

"At the time I was staying at [Jeff Lynne's] house socially and we were just messing around, really. I played him this idea for a song that I'd had, which eventually ended up as a song called Me And You. I played him the tune for the verse and all that. He said, 'Well, I'll throw a few bits in.' And we ended up writing it together and recording it. It turned out well."
Roy Wood (September 30, 1994 - Roy Wood: The Wizzard of Rock article in Goldmine)

"Two others were the fruits of a session n 1989 with Jeff Lynne, when he went to stay at the latter's house. Me And You which he described at 'an out-and-out pop song', and If You Can't Get What You Want, You Gotta Want What You Get, a skiffle number, were both numbers which developed from ideas thrown in from each of them. 'I had the skeleton for Me And You. I took it over to Jeff's house, and played it to him, and he added some bits of his own to it as well. We did that, and whilst I was there, we stayed up all night and played a bit of skiffle, and this is how the other one came about.' With the exception of those two short throwaway track at the end of the third and fourth Move albums, it was the first time that both had collaborated as songwriters. Their finished efforts were duly recorded-- but frustratingly both remained in the can."
John Van Der Kiste (December 8, 2014 - Roy Wood: The Move, Wizzard and Beyond)

"Around this time there was a short if less productive musical reunion with Roy Wood. He and Jeff wrote and recorded two new tracks from scratch: Me And You, which they called ‘an out-and-out pop song’, and If You Can’t Get What You Want, You’ve Gotta Want What You Get, a skiffle number which would not have sounded out of place on the Wilburys’ album. Roy had the basic outline for the first track, took it over to Jeff’s house, played it to him, 'and he added some bits of his own to it as well. We did that, and whilst I was there, we stayed up all night and played a bit of skiffle, and this is how the other one came about.' With the exception of two short throwaway tracks at the end of the third and fourth Move albums, it was the first time that they had collaborated as songwriters. Although their finished efforts were recorded and mixed, they have so far remained in the can."
John Van der Kiste (August 2015 - Jeff Lynne: Electric Light Orchestra - Before and After)


  • Running Time: 3:27 (approximate)
  • Record Date: 1989
  • Record Location: Unknown
  • Written By: Jeff Lynne and/or Roy Wood
  • Produced By: Jeff Lynne & Roy Wood
  • Engineered By: Richard Dodd
  • Performed By: Jeff Lynne (lead vocals, guitar), Roy Wood (lead vocals, guitar), other instruments and musicians unknown

  • Released On: Unreleased (bootlegged)