|Studio album by The Beatles|
|Released||15 December 1964|
EMI Studios, London
|Genre||Rock, rock and roll|
|The Beatles North American chronology|
|Singles from Beatles '65|
|The Rolling Stone Record Guide|||
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 remixed into "duophonic" [fake] stereo and drenched in 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.
The stereo mix of "Mr. Moonlight" has a longer fadeout than the mono version.
In the US the album was a blockbuster hit, and jumped from number 98 straight to number one, 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, starting on 9 January 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.
All tracks written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.
|2.||"I'm a Loser"||John||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||2:22|
|3.||"She's a Woman"||Paul||2:57|
|4.||"I Feel Fine"||John||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
Roustabout (soundtrack) by Elvis Presley
|Billboard 200 number-one album
9 January – 12 March 1965
Mary Poppins (soundtrack)
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