Mary Hopkin's had two hit Apple singles, Those Were The Days and Goodbye. Paul McCartney wanted to produce her second album after the completion of The Beatles' Get Back album, but plans were far behind because the group began recording Abbey Road.
McCartney eventually selected the Doris Day classic Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), a choice which Hopkin didn't care for. However, she agreed to record it, with the folkier The Fields Of St Etienne on the b-side. Both songs were recorded at EMI Studios in between sessions for the Abbey Road album.