The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits

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The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits
Studio album by Alvin and the Chipmunks with David Seville
Released 1964
Recorded 1964
Genre Children's music
Label Sunset Records
Liberty Records
Producer Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.
Alvin and the Chipmunks with David Seville chronology
Christmas with The Chipmunks, Vol. 2
(1963)
The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits
(1964)
The Chipmunks Sing with Children
(1965)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits is a tribute album of Alvin and the Chipmunks singing the hits of the Beatles. It was originally released in 1964 by Liberty Records on vinyl record, and consists of Chipmunk renditions of early Beatles hits. The reorganized Liberty Records reissued the album in 1982 (minus the songs "Twist And Shout" and "I Saw Her Standing There"). The first compact disc version (which used the 1982 reissue cover art, but included all 12 tracks) was issued in 1987 by EMI-Manhattan Records, and was re-released in 1995 on cassette and compact disc by Capitol Special Products (with the original front cover layout restored). The album was reissued on compact disc again by Capitol Records on April 29, 2008.

One single was released from the album ("All My Loving" b/w "Do You Want to Know a Secret?") and a six-song stereo jukebox EP was also issued. On later pressings on the Sunset label and all reissues on vinyl, cassette and compact disc, the opening guitar chord on the song "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" is partially cut off.

Production[edit]

The stereo mix of the album mimics the stereo mixing of the early Beatles albums, with vocals predominantly in one channel and the instrumental backing in the other.

Reception[edit]

In a December 1982 Goldmine magazine interview, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. remembered that his father "thought it would be a cute idea for a Chipmunk record and he spoke with the Beatles. When he was in London, he even met the Beatles, who were very supportive of the idea."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Lennon-McCartney unless otherwise noted.

Side One[edit]

  1. "All My Loving"
  2. "Do You Want to Know a Secret"
  3. "She Loves You"
  4. "From Me to You"
  5. "Love Me Do"
  6. "Twist and Shout" (P. Medley/B. Russel)

Side Two[edit]

  1. "A Hard Day's Night"
  2. "P.S. I Love You"
  3. "I Saw Her Standing There"
  4. "Can't Buy Me Love"
  5. "Please Please Me"
  6. "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

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