On August 6, 1965.

Help

On August 6, 1965, “Parlaphone” label released “Help!”, the fifth Beatles studio album and the soundtrack from their movie with the same title. It was recorded February – June 1965, at “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin. Seven from the total fourteen album songs, including “Help!” and “Ticket to Ride”, appeared in the movie. and took up the first side of the vinyl album. The album also included “Yesterday”, the most-covered song in the history of popular music. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 331 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and background vocals; rhythm guitar; electric piano
  • Paul McCartney– lead, harmony, and background vocals; lead and bass guitars; electric and acoustic pianos; güiro
  • George Harrison– harmony and background vocals; lead and rhythm guitars; lead vocals
  • Ringo Starr– drums and miscellaneous percussion; lead vocals
  • George Martin– piano
  • John Scott– tenor and alto flutes
  • Sidney Sax: violin
  • Kenneth Essex: viola
  • Francisco Gabarro: cello
  • Tony Gilbert: violin
  • String quartet on “Yesterday”, arranged by George Martin and Paul McCartney
  • Robert Freeman – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Help!
  2. The Night Before
  3. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
  4. I Need You
  5. Another Girl
  6. You’re Going To Lose That Girl
  7. Ticket To Ride
  8. Act Naturally
  9. It’s Only Love
  10. You Like Me Too Much
  11. Tell Me What You See
  12. I’ve Just Seen A Face
  13. Yesterday
  14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy

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