The Beatles - The Beatles' Story

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Capitol Records


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The Beatles' Story is the sixth album by the Beatles in the United States, issued on 23 November 1964 by Capitol Records in both mono and stereo formats (although the mono was merely a fold-down of the stereo mix). It is a documentary double album featuring interviews, press conferences, and song snippets with voice-overs, and was issued in response to interviews of the Beatles collected on the Vee-Jay Records release, Hear the Beatles Tell All. Originally, Capitol Records intended to release the group's 1964 performance at the Hollywood Bowl, but due to a lack of advanced studio technology and the excessive amount of loud screaming fans on tape the album was shelved. Another plan was to release a 2 LP 'Greatest Hits' album for the Christmas market. Four songs were to make their Capitol debut on this album: "A Hard Day's Night," "Misery," "There's a Place," and "From Me to You." The album was compiled, but never issued. The Beatles' Story entered the Billboard Pop Albums on 12 December at number 97, and on 2 January 1965 it reached its peak position at number seven, where it remained for four weeks before beginning its slide down the charts. It has been certified a gold record by the RIAA; it was also released in Canada and is currently out of print. It was released by Toshiba EMI in Japan on the Apple label (in stereo) in a box set with a deluxe 24 page 12"x12" booklet that contains the entire text of the script in English and Japanese.

The album contains a brief stereo excerpt of their 1964 Hollywood Bowl concert, which was unreleased until May 1977 on The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl. The album was only released on cassette in Canada (4XBB 2222) and Japan (ZR44-1019). The Beatles' Story was being prepared for release on digital audio tape in 1996, but when the format failed commercially the plan was scrapped. In 2014, The Beatles Story was made available on CD for the first time in the Beatles boxed set, The U.S. Albums.


1On Stage With The Beatles
2How Beatlemania Began
3Beatlemania In Action
4Man Behind The Beatles - Brian Epstein
5John Lennon
6Who's A Millionaire?
7Beatles Will Be Beatles
8Man Behind The Music - George Martin
9George Harrison
10A Hard Day's Night - Their First Movie
11Paul McCartney
12Sneaky Haircuts And More About Paul
13The Beatles Look At Life
14"Victims" Of Beatlemania
15Beatle Medley
16Ringo Starr
17Liverpool And All The World!


Photography By: Black Star
Photography By: Joe Covello
Producer: Gary Usher
Producer: Roger Christian


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