The Beatles - Help! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Posted on Sun, 01/10/2016 - 7:02pm
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Release Type

Studio Album

Release Year

1965

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Label

Capitol Records

 

Album Overview

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 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 second side contained seven other releases including the most-covered song ever written, "Yesterday".

The American release was a true soundtrack album, mixing the first seven songs with instrumental material from the film. Of the other seven songs that were on the British release, two were released on the US version of the next Beatles album, Rubber Soul, two were back-to-back on the next US single and then appeared on Yesterday and Today, and three had already been on Beatles VI.

In 2012, Help! was voted 331st on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In September 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed their sales award rules, the album was declared as having gone platinum.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1Help!2:35
Notes

Tambourine: Ringo Starr

2The Night Before2:33
Notes

Electric Piano: John Lennon
Lead Vocals: Paul McCartney

3From Me To You Fantasy2:03
4You've Got To Hide Your Love Away2:08
Notes

Acoustic Guitar: George Harrison
Acoustic Guitar: Paul McCartney
Flute: John Scott
Tambourine: Ringo Starr

5I Need You2:28
Notes

Lead Vocals [Double Tracked]: George Harrison

6In The Tyrol2:21
7Another Girl2:02
Notes

Lead Vocals: George Harrison
Lead Vocals, Guitar [Lead]: Paul McCartney

8Another Hard Day's Night2:28
9Ticket To Ride3:03
Notes

Guitar [Lead], Vocals [Harmony]: Paul McCartney
Guitar [Rhythm], Tambourine: John Lennon

10The Bitter End / You Can't Do That2:20
11You're Gonna Lose That Girl2:18
Notes

Bongos: Ringo Starr
Piano: Paul McCartney

12The Chase2:24

Personnel

The Beatles

  • John Lennon – lead, harmony and background vocals; rhythm guitar; electric piano; tambourine on "Tell Me What You See"
  • Paul McCartney – lead, harmony and background vocals; lead and bass guitars; electric and acoustic pianos
  • George Harrison – harmony and background vocals; lead and rhythm guitars; lead vocals on "I Need You" and "You Like Me Too Much"; guiro on "Tell Me What You See"
  • Ringo Starr – drums and miscellaneous percussion; claves on "Tell Me What You See"; lead vocals on "Act Naturally"

Additional Musicians

  • George Martin – producer, piano on "You Like Me Too Much"
  • John Scott – tenor and alto flutes on "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"
  • String quartet on "Yesterday", arranged by Martin in association with McCartney

Credits

Engineer: Norman Smith
Producer: Dave Dexter, Jr.
Producer: George Martin
Score: Ken Thorne
 

Attribution

Help! (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help!_(album) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/