Rachel Holder recalled to Billboard magazine that laying this song down made for quite an emotional recording session. "I remember recording it at Rosewood Studios in Tyler, Texas," she said. "We had the candles lit. I was crying when I sang this song, because it just puts me there where I think of so many people, whether it be your mother, your grandmother or your friends."
There was a rumor in the Soviet Union that The Beatles had secretly visited the U.S.S.R. and given a private concert for the children of top Communist party members. They believed the song "Back In The U.S.S.R." was written because of the concert. Actually, some fans still believe so.
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.