The first track on the single, "Beyond The Valley Of A Day In The Life" - aka "The Beatles Play The Residents" - is a tape collage of excerpts from songs by The Beatles. The track ends with Paul McCartney repeating the phrase "please, everybody, if we haven't done what we could have done, we tried" over and over. This is an excerpt from the third fan club Christmas record The Beatles released.
The flip side of the single, or "The Residents Play The Beatles", is a cover of The Beatles' instrumental "Flying", from their Magical Mystery Tour album, which was chosen for the treatment because it was the only song the band could find which credits all four Beatles as composers.
500 copies of the single were printed with hand screened three-color jackets. The single has never been re-issued on its own, however the two tracks have been included with CD reissues of The Third Reich 'n Roll.