|Studio album by The Beatles|
|Released||15 December 1964|
|Studio||EMI Studios, London|
|Genre||Rock and roll|
|The Beatles North American chronology|
|Singles from Beatles '65|
|The Rolling Stone Record Guide|||
In 2004, Beatles '65 was issued on CD for the first time as part of The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 box set (catalogue number CDP 7243 8 66874 2 5). In 2014, the album was released on CD again, individually and included in the Beatles boxed set The U.S. Albums.
Beatles '65 includes eight of the fourteen songs from Beatles for Sale (omitting "Eight Days a Week", "Words of Love", "Every Little Thing", "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party", "What You're Doing", and the "Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey" medley, all of which were issued on Beatles VI). It also includes "I'll Be Back" from A Hard Day's Night and the single "I Feel Fine"/"She's a Woman". These latter two songs were issued in "duophonic" stereo and included added reverb by Capitol Records' executive Dave Dexter, Jr. to cover up the use of the mono mixes sent from England.
The mono versions of both "I Feel Fine" and "She's A Woman" were also remixed with added echo and reverb for the single and mono album release.
Two of the three songs written by Carl Perkins and recorded by the Beatles appear on this album.
In the US the album was a blockbuster hit, and jumped from No. 98 straight to No. 1, making the biggest jump to the top position in the history of the Billboard Album Charts up to that time. It remained at number one for nine straight weeks from 9 January 1965. Beatles '65 was the top selling non-soundtrack album based on Billboard's year end chart for 1965.
In what may be testament to the overwhelming market appeal of the Beatles, several albums were released and promoted in America during 1965 sporting a similar title. These included Sinatra '65 by Frank Sinatra and Ellington '65 by Duke Ellington on Reprise Records, Trio '65 by jazz pianist Bill Evans on Verve Records, and Brasil '65 by Sérgio Mendes on the Beatles' own Capitol label. Beatles '65 was the "must have" gift for baby boomers of all ages during the 1964 holiday season, despite it being a collection put together to capitalize on Beatlemania.
All tracks written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.
|1.||"No Reply"||John with Paul||2:15|
|2.||"I'm a Loser"||John with Paul||2:31|
|3.||"Baby's in Black"||John and Paul||2:02|
|4.||"Rock and Roll Music" (Chuck Berry)||John||2:32|
|5.||"I'll Follow the Sun"||Paul||1:46|
|6.||"Mr. Moonlight" (Roy Lee Johnson)||John||2:35|
|1.||"Honey Don't" (Carl Perkins)||Ringo||2:56|
|2.||"I'll Be Back"||John and Paul||2:22|
|3.||"She's a Woman" (Duophonic Mix)||Paul||2:57|
|4.||"I Feel Fine" (Duophonic Mix)||John with Paul||2:20|
|5.||"Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" (Carl Perkins)||George||2:24|
- John Lennon – rhythm guitar, harmonica, vocals
- Paul McCartney – bass guitar, vocals, Hammond organ (on "Mr. Moonlight")
- George Harrison – lead guitar, vocals
- Ringo Starr – drums, vocals
- George Martin – piano
- Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John (Editors). The Rolling Stone Record Guide, 1st edition, Random House/Rolling Stone Press, 1979, p. 26.
- USA Today
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