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Act Naturally
Written By Johnny Russell and Voni Morrison

Last update: Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Act Naturally written by Johnny Russell and Voni Morrison
First Released by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos in 1963 on Capitol 45 4937
B-side: Over And Over Again
Chart positions: #1 (Billboard Country Singles)
Recording: February 12, 1963 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood CA

Original release Buck Owens - Act Naturally + 1963 7inch single Capitol Records 4937 (US) (Canada)
+ 1965 Capitol Records (Starline) 6093 (US)

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Beatles release:
The Beatles recorded Act Naturally June 17, 1965 at EMI Studios London with Ringo Star on vocal
Released on 1965 Parlophone LP PMC 1255 Help! (UK) – 1965 Capitol 5498 7inch single b/w Yesterday

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SONG TITLE
ADDITIONAL SONG INFO
[OV] original released version
+ YEAR – MEDIA TYPE/TITLE – other info YouTube ^WRITER^
"Buck" Pizzarelli and the West Texas TumbleweedsAct Naturally+ 2009^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
1964 The TributeAct Naturally+ 2006 - PBS Soundtrack CD
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1964 The TributeAct Naturally+ 2006 CD "1964" The Tribute Blue Ridge Public Television no number (US) - audio companion to the Blue Ridge Public Television DVD
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A Hard Night's DayAct Naturally
(Twist And Shout + I Want To Hold Your Hand + All My Loving + Tell Me Why + Ticket To Ride + You Can't Do That + A Hard Day's Night + I Should Have Known Better + Eight Days A Week + Can't Buy Me Love + Day Tripper + Drive My Car + Nowhere Man + Act Naturally + Paperback Writer + Getting Better + Good Day Sunshine + Penny Lane + All You Need Is Love + When I'm Sixty-Four + Glass Onion + Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da + Here Comes The Sun + Get Back + Something + Come Together + A Day In The Life + Golden Slumbers + The End + Hey Jude)
+ Beatles Tribute Band
+ at The Allen Library 02/07/2014 commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's U.S. debut on Ed Sullivan
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Ann TaylerAct Naturally+ 2003 On The Road Again
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Armin Electric StringsAct Naturally+ CD Electric Beatles Pro-Arte Records CDD-387
+ Armin Electric Strings and Ofra Harnoy
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Audio IdolsAct Naturally+ 2012 Digital Free As A Bird: A Tribute To The Beatles One Media Publishing
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BeatlegrasAct Naturally
(Instrumental)
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BeatsAct Naturally*^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Betty WillisAct Naturally+ 1965^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Bobby HelmsAct Naturally+ 1966^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Bobby OsborneAct Naturally+ 2000^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Brian HylandAct Naturally+ 1964^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Bruce Huard
(Bruce)
(Les Sultans)
[Quebec]
Act Naturally+ 1968 4LP L'Histoire De Bruce Et Les Sultans 1963-1968 DSP Sul-4-901 (Canada)
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Brymers
[California]
Act Naturally+ 2007 CD and Digital VA Sacrifice 60sgaragebands.com 60sGB02 (US)
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Buck OwensAct Naturally
[OV]
+ 1963^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Buck Owens and Ringo StarrAct Naturally+ 1989^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Caballero Reynaldo
(Caballero Reynaldo & Rebeca Ibanez)
Act Naturally+ 2016 Digital Ringomania Hall of Fame Records HOF-129-CD
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Charley PrideAct Naturally+ 1967*^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Cosmic DilemmaAct Naturally+ Live only^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Countdown KidsAct Naturally+ 2010 Digital Country For Kids - Songs For Little Cowboys CHV Factory
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Coverbeats
(Heike Effertz)
(Ian Cussick)
(Max Cohen)
(Ian Cussick, Heike Effertz)
(Ian Cussick, Heike Effertz, Max Cohen)
(Magical Mystery Project, Dirk Zuther, Ian Cussick)
Act Naturally+ 2009 Wish Were The Beatles - A Tribute To Help!
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Coverbeats
(Heiko Effertz)
(Ian Cussick)
(Max Cohen)
(Ian Cussick, Heiko Effertz)
(Ian Cussick, Heiko Effertz, Max Cohen)
(Magical Mystery Project, Dirk Zuther, Ian Cussick)
Act Naturally+ 2010 10CD Wish We Were The Beatles: A Tribute To The Beatles Greatest Hits Membran 33083
+ A Tribute To The Beatles Vol. 5
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CowsillsAct Naturally
(Live)
+ 1969^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Dalton Gang
(Bob Dalton And The Dalton Gang)
Act Naturally+ LP Most Requested Songs no label 101 (US)
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Daniel O'DonnellAct Naturally+ 2010 CD Walk Along With Me DPTV Media 63
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Dino, Desi & BillyAct Naturally+ 1966 LP Our Time's Coming Reprise 6194 (US) (Canada)
+ 1966 Acetate Our Time's Coming Columbia 6194 (US)
+ 1967 LP Our Time's Coming Large World LW-219 unofficial (Taiwan)
+ 1966 LP promo Our Time's Coming Reprise / Music Hall 12.533 (Argentina)
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Done AgainAct Naturally + 2006 Digital Hits Doctor Music As Originally Performed By The Beatles, Vol. 1 Hits Doctor Music
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Dwight YoakamAct Naturally+ 2007^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Everybody's TalkingAct Naturally+ 2008 CD Louisiana Recart
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Fab FourAct Naturally+ 2011 Digital The Ultimate Beatles Tribute In Concert - Vol. 1 Titan Music Inc.
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FabFem
(Debbie McCaffrey)
Act Naturally+ 2018
+ A Beatles covers recording project featuring all female lead singers
+ https://fabfem.ca/index.html
+ https://fabfem.ca/HometownNews/index.html
+ https://fabfem.ca/recording.html
+ https://www.jensign.com/FAB50/details.html
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Garth BrooksAct Naturally+ 2013^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
George JonesAct Naturally+ 1987^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
GeorgiAct Naturally
(Instrumental)
+ 2017 Digital Georgi Plays The Beatles Supraphon PH01609 (Czech Republic)
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GrassmastersAct Naturally
(Instrumental)
+ 2003 Digital Beatlegrass Karaoke Disk Eyes
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GrassmastersAct Naturally
(Instrumental)
+ 2003 Digital BeatleGrass Disk Eyes
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Hank LocklinAct Naturally+ 1965^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Henry McCullough & Denny SeiwellAct Naturally+ 2012^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
HillsidersAct Naturally+ 1965^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Hit Co.Act Naturally+ Best Of The Beatles Box Set Vol. 1 Planet Music
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Hit Co.Act Naturally
(Instrumental)
+ 2013 Digital The Instrumental Classic Rock Collection, Vol. 4 Planet Music
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Hit CrewAct Naturally
(Instrumental)
+ 2018 Digital Drew's Famous Instrumental Classic Rock Collection, Vol. 25 Drew's Entertainment
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Hollyridge Strings
(Stu Phillips & The Hollyridge Strings)
Act Naturally+ 1967^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
J.R. McNeely - One Man BandAct Naturally+ Abbey Road On The River - J.R. McNeely's LIVE "One Man Band" Presents "A Hard Day's…Help"
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Jody MillerAct Naturally+ 1966^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Johnny Farago
[Canada]
Act Naturally
(Etre Nature) (French) [F]
+ 1967 LP Johnny Farago Canusa CLJ 33-103 (Canada)
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Johnny FargoAct Naturally
(Etre naturel) (French)
+ 1966^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Johnny RussellAct Naturally+ 1971^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
KapenaAct Naturally+ 1987*^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
KidsongsAct Naturally+ 1964^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Kitty WellsAct Naturally+ The Ladies Sing The Beatles - Vol. 17
+ http://www.artofthemix.org/
- Art of the Mix is the ultimate warehouse for playlists on the internet. Integrated directly with iTunes
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Klaus Beyer
(Klaus-Peter Beyer)
Act Naturally
(Naturgetreu) (German) [F]
+ 2005 CDr Helft Amsel Records NO RAP 3013 (Germany)
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Laptop InstrumentalAct Naturally
(Instrumental)
+ 2014 The Beatles Instrumental Collection Vol 3
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Leftover Salmon & The Del McCoury BandAct Naturally+ YouTube July 17, 2004 at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in E Ancramdale NY*^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Leon RussellAct Naturally+ 1998*^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Loretta LynnAct Naturally+ 1963^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Moe BandyAct Naturally+ 1997^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Mrs. MillerAct Naturally+ 1967^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
New Synthesizer ExperienceAct Naturally
(Instrumental)
+ 2010 Digital VA The Beatles (Instrumental Number Ones) Tam Tam Media
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New Synthesizer ExperienceAct Naturally
(Instrumental)
+ 2010 Digital Instrumental Hits Of The Beatles Tam-Tam Media
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Nina Baden-SemperAct Naturally+ 1973 LP Songs For My Neighbors Pye Golden Guinea Records GSGL 10500 (UK)
+ 1973 8-track Songs For My Neighbors Marble Arch Records Y8MA 1456 (UK)
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Ofra Harnoy & The Armin Electric StringsAct Naturally+ 1985 LP The Beatles Connection Fanfare DFL-9016 (Canada)
+ 1987 CD The Beatles Connection Fanfare DFL-9016 (Canada)
+ 1985 CD The Beatles Connection London
+ Recorded Digitally October 1985 at The Church Of Saint Timothy, North Toronto, Canada
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Paton / JamesAct Naturally+ 2014 Help!
+ https://patonjames.bandcamp.com/album/help
- Paton and James will cover every Beatles album. They have so far covered 7 albums and over 100 songs
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Phil & The FranticsAct Naturally+ 1999^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
REO BrothersAct Naturally
(I Feel Fine + Act Naturally)
+ at Primos Cuisine & Lounge in Mandaluyong, with these songs from the Beatles. February 11, 2014*^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Replay
(Replay / John Oriettas)
Act Naturally+ 2012 Digital The Beatles Tribute: Live In Concert 1962-66
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Replay
(Replay / John Oriettas)
Act Naturally+ 2012 iTunes The Replay Tribute To The Beatles '62-'66 Chacra Music Licensing
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Ringo StarrAct Naturally+ 2007 CD + DVD Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Apple Records / Capitol Records 50999 5049322 7 (Argentina)
+ 2007 CD Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Capitol Records 3938272 (Brazil)
+ 2007 CD Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Apple Records / Capitol Records 09463 93827 2 9 (Europe)
+ 2007CD + DVD-V Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Apple Records / Capitol Records 509995 04933 26 PAL (Europe)
+ 2007 CD + DVD-V Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Apple Records / Capitol Records 509995 04934 25 PAL (Europe)
+ 2007 CD + DVD-V Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo TOCP-70311 (Japan)
+ 2007 CD Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Apple Records / Capitol Records TOCP-70310 / 09463 93827 2 9 (Japan)
+ 2016 CD Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Apple Records / Capitol Records UICY-15582 (Japan)
+ 2007 CD Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Gala Records / Capitol Records 50999 5107 162 2 (Russia)
+ 2007 CD Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo EMI 3938272 (UK)
+ 2007 CD + DVD-V Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Apple Records / Capitol Records 509995 04932 27 / 09463 93827 2 9 / 509995 04932 96 (US)
+ 2007 CD Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Apple Records / Capitol Records 09463 93827 2 9 (US)
+ 2007 CD Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Apple Records / Capitol Records 509995 04932 27 (US)
+ 2007 CD Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Comp Music / Apple Records / Capitol Records 09463 93827 2 9 (Ukraine)
Ringo Starr Solo cover of Beatles Cover Of Bucks Owens song
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Ringo Starr & Cilla BlackAct Naturally+ BBC's Television Theater, London, October 1, 1970. Ringo Starr records his second appearance on Cilla Black's television show "Cilla". It was aired on BBC1 on February 13, 1971.*^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Robert DeCormier SingersAct Naturally+ 1967^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Rockhouse TrioAct Naturally+ 2011^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
RutlesAct Naturally
Easy Listening
+ 2014 CD Live + Raw East Central One INNESCD2 (UK)
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Science ProjectAct Naturally
(Help! [Complete Album Cover])
+ 2009 / 2014
+ Hear here: https://soundcloud.com/andrews-science-project/sets/beatles-covers
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Sergio y EstibalizAct Naturally+ 1974*^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Shutu DropAct Naturally+ 2019 Digital VA Revolver The TM Collective (Theme Music Tribute)
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Silly Willy And SteinAct Naturally
(Cover Of Help Album: Help! + The Night Before + You've Got To Hide Your Love Away + I Need You + Another Girl + You're Going To Lose That Girl + Ticket To Ride + Act Naturally + It's Only Love + You Like Me Too Much + Tell Me What You See + I've Just Seen A Face + Yesterday + Dizzy Miss Lizzy)

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StarbugsAct Naturally
(As Part Of A Beatles Medley)
+ 2000 Kids Sing Beatles UCA^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
SynthoTux Magic OrchestraAct Naturally
(Beatles Quick Step Medley: Act Naturally + I've Just Seen A Face + She's A Woman + The Night Before + Run For Your Life + Martha My Dear + I'm Looking Through You + Lovely Rita + I Don't Want To Spoil The Party + Another Girl + Hello Goodbye + Blackbird + All Together Now + One After 909 + For No One + Octopus's Garden)
(Instrumental)

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Tamra RosanesAct Naturally+ 2002^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
TB Block
[Germany]
Act Naturally+ https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandid=478122
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Tex CroftAct Naturally+ 1970^Johnny Russell-Voni Morrison^beatlescovers.bizerks.site
Tim KeeganAct Naturally+ 2008 Digital Sony/ATV Nashville Classic Covers: Volume One
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Unknown VA (Synergy 24)Act Naturally
(Instrumental)
+ 2005 CD Beatlesgrass Film Chest / Synergy Distribution GRASS024

+ Amazon review:
Playing Time 30:36 - A REVIEW OF THE ENTIRE 15-CD GRASS SERIES - What an ambitious project from a new kid on the bluegrass block, two-year-old Synergy Entertainment in New York! The Grass Series boasts a total collection of 15 albums that tapped professional Nashville-based bluegrass artists to cover the music of various bands and musicians from other genres. Produced by Donald Marrow, their intent is to present contemporary rock, pop and gospel in an acoustic bluegrass format. I would highly recommend that you start with the "Best `uv Grass" 14-song sampler (running just over 40 minutes) with one hand-picked favorite track from each album in the entire collection.

So just who are these Grassmasters who were hired for the session work? There's some impressive talent among the lineup, and then there are also a few pickers who could've been more proficient in the bluegrass idiom. Tommy White (dobro) is one master musician who appears on all 15 albums. Those who appear on a majority of the 15 releases include Billy Hullett (guitars), Tammy Rogers (fiddle, mandolin), Hoot Hester (fiddle, mandolin), Fred Newell (mandolin), Vic Jordan (banjo), Daniel O'Lannerghty or Charlie Chadwick (bass). Andrea Zonn fiddles on a third of the albums, and she evens provides some short-lived smooth vocalizing on two albums in the series. Where there are multiple players of the same instrument or various vocalists, liner notes don't clearly indicate who is playing on what cut. Every once in awhile, the moon and stars align and a few special renditions jump out at you. More often, however, the goal of producing a large volume of material in a short period of time seems to have led to problematic issues with arrangement, instrumentation, or presentation.

There are a few things to be aware of about the Grass Series. The earlier releases (StonesGrass, BeatlesGrass, EaglesGrass and FleetwoodGrass) have no vocals at all. These four in the series (as well as AeroGrass) also include Bob Mater's drums. He's steady, but bluegrass aficionados may want this primarily instrumental music without percussion and just let the mandolin chop the backbeat. BeatlesGrass could've used some stronger banjo work. Interestingly, liner notes don't provide a credit for the banjo in the mix of the DeadGrass project. Vic Jordan (most likely) must've been forgotten that day!

With the exception of the 15-song KidsGrass and 14-song Best'uvGrass, the other CDs each offer twelve selections. Buyers should be aware that they range from a low of 28 minutes (ElvisGrass) to nearly 49 minutes worth of music (EaglesGrass). While the former includes some refrains courtesy of The Jordanaires, the song arrangements are short and typically only about two minutes apiece. While the latter has a number of 4- and 5-minute renditions of Eagles tunes, there are no vocals. Where's the happy medium that provides for thoughtful, creative arrangements with both instrumental and vocal prowess?

With their slogan of "Please Keep on the Grass," this series is worth checking out if you're in search of mostly instrumental bluegrass covers of the material. Comparing The Grass Series to the CMH Label's "Pickin' On" Series, it appears that the former stays closer to a traditional bluegrass sound with no electric instruments, and little percussion as noted above. Also, the "Pickin' On" series features musicians from a greater geographic area than just Nashville. Their consistency in quality may be more variable whereas the "Grass Series" has a constant of the same producer and core group of top Nashville session musicians (with special guests as needed for each production's specific needs).

For Beatles music done bluegrass style, check out the Charles River Valley Boys' "Beatles Country," that earns my unqualified recommendation (you can hardly go wrong with Joe Val singing these hits).

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