The Beatles

Help! (Stereo 180 Gram Vinyl)


Release date: 1 April, 2013

Released on 6th August, 1965, and eight months after Beatles For Sale, the recordings for Help! had actually started in earnest in mid February just one month after the guys had completed a season of 'Another Beatles Christmas Show' at London's Hammersmith Odeon. Within days of the final February session, they were off to the Bahamas to film scenes for the movie, which like 'A Hard Day's Night' was directed by Richard Lester.

From the Bahamas, The Beatles headed East to Obertauern, in Austria before heading back to the UK for more filming. A new single, 'Ticket To Ride' was released on 9th April and this needed to be promoted so various TV performances took place from the end of March to mid April along with an appearance at NME Poll-winners concert. All of these taking place either side of more filming which continued on and off until the middle of June by which time The Beatles had returned to Abbey Road to complete the material for the non-soundtrack side of the forthcoming album. On the 12th June, 1965 it was announced that The Beatles had been awarded MBE's in the Queen's birthday honours list - an accolade previously never given to young pop stars

Like A Hard Day's Night, Help! contained the songs from the film on side one of the album with the other side devoted to other new recordings including two covers. Unlike A Hard Day's Night, the two singles released prior to and alongside the album had exclusive B-sides. Help! also marked the return of George Harrison as a songwriter. George contributed one song to each side of the album.

The albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release.

Side A

Help! (2009 - Remaster)
The Night Before (2009 - Remaster)
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (2009 - Remaster)
I Need You (2009 - Remaster)
Another Girl (2009 - Remaster)
You're Going To Lose That Girl (2009 - Remaster)
Ticket To Ride (2009 - Remaster)

Side B
Act Naturally (2009 - Remaster)
It's Only Love (2009 - Remaster)
You Like Me Too Much (2009 - Remaster)
Tell Me What You See (2009 - Remaster)
I've Just Seen A Face (2009 - Remaster)
Yesterday (2009 - Remaster)
Dizzy Miss Lizzy (2009 - Remaster)

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