The Beatles - Help! (1965).
Help! is the fifth studio album by English rock band the Beatles and the soundtrack from their film Help!. It was released on 6 August 1965. Produced by George Martin, it was the fifth UK album release by the band, and contains fourteen songs in its original British form. Seven of these, including the singles "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride", appeared in the film and took up the first side of the vinyl album.
The striking album front cover features The Beatles making semaphore signals but these do not spell Help! The album went immediately to n. in the British charts remaining there for a total of nine of its 37 weeks in the Top Twenty. Yet again in the US, things were different. Another soundtrack album was released which contained all the songs from side one of the UK album plus six instrumental pieces scored by Ken Thorne. It resulted in another US 1 album, which enjoyed a nine week stay during an overall chart run of 42 weeks.
Considering that Help! functions as the Beatles' fifth album and as the soundtrack to their second film - while filming, they continued to release non-LP singles on a regular basis - it's not entirely surprising that it still has some of the weariness of Beatles for Sale. Again, they pad the album with covers, but the Bakersfield bounce of "Act Naturally" adds new flavor (along with an ideal showcase for Ringo's amiable vocals) and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" gives John an opportunity to flex his rock & roll muscle.
Help!' was The Beatles first British album release for 1965. Side one of the LP was the soundtrack for their movie Help! The album kicks off with the song of the same title 'Help!' This classic John wrote in 15 minutes still held the trademark excitement of Beatlemania but it contained Lennon’s more raucous vocals. The upbeat song kicks off with the powerful chorus as heard in 'She Loves You' previously - 5/5. The second song of the album is ‘The Night Before’ written by Paul. This upbeat rocker keeps the album flowing with McCartney’s powerful vocals.
Help! is the fifth studio album by English rock group the Beatles, and the soundtrack from their film Help! Produced by George Martin, it contains fourteen songs in its original. The album cover features the Beatles with their arms positioned to spell out a word in flag semaphore. According to cover photographer Robert Freeman, I had the idea of semaphore spelling out the letters HELP. But when we came to do the shot, the arrangement of the arms with those letters didn’t look good. So we decided to improvise and ended up with the best graphic positioning of the arms.
|1||Help! John Lennon / Paul McCartney||The Beatles||2:19|
|2||The Night Before John Lennon / Paul McCartney||The Beatles||2:34|
|3||You've Got to Hide Your Love Away John Lennon / Paul McCartney||The Beatles||2:09|
|4||I Need You George Harrison||The Beatles||2:28|
|5||Another Girl John Lennon / Paul McCartney||The Beatles||2:05|
|6||You're Going to Lose That Girl John Lennon / Paul McCartney||The Beatles||2:18|
|7||Ticket to Ride John Lennon / Paul McCartney||The Beatles||3:09|
|8||Act Naturally Voni Morrison / Johnny Russell||The Beatles||2:30|
|9||It's Only Love John Lennon / Paul McCartney||The Beatles||1:56|
|10||You Like Me Too Much George Harrison||The Beatles||2:36|
|11||Tell Me What You See John Lennon / Paul McCartney||The Beatles||2:37|
|12||I've Just Seen a Face John Lennon / Paul McCartney||The Beatles||2:05|
|13||Yesterday John Lennon / Paul McCartney||The Beatles||2:05|
|14||Dizzy Miss Lizzy Larry Williams||The Beatles||2:58|
|15||Help Mini-Documentary||The Beatles|
CreditsThe Beatles - Primary Artist
Robert Freeman - Photography
George Harrison - Composer, Guitar
Mike Heatley - Liner Notes
Paul Hicks - Remastering
Kevin Howlett - Liner Notes
Bruce a. Karsh - Photography
John Lennon - Composer, Piano (Electric)
Sean Magee - Remastering
George Martin - Guest Artist, Piano, Producer
Guy Massey - Remastering
Paul McCartney - Composer, Guitar, Piano, Piano (Electric)
Voni Morrison - Composer
Sam O'Kell - Remastering
Steve Rooke - Remastering
Johnny Russell - Composer
Norman Smith - Engineer
Larry Williams - Composer