Help! (George Martin album)

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Studio album by
RecordedAbbey Road Studios, 1965
GenreEasy listening
LabelColumbia, United Artists
ProducerGeorge Martin
The George Martin Orchestra chronology
George Martin Scores Instrumental Versions of the Hits
George Martin Instrumentally Salutes The Beatle Girls
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Help! is a 1965 album by the George Martin Orchestra, the second of a series of albums by Martin featuring instrumental arrangements of Beatle songs. This release focused on songs from their album Help!. Unlike his other albums, the UK issue is not on Martin's Parlophone label, but on EMI's sister Columbia Graphophone's Studio 2 Stereo series label.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Help!"
  2. "Another Girl"
  3. "You're Going to Lose That Girl"
  4. "I Need You" (George Harrison)
  5. "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"
  6. "The Night Before"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Ticket to Ride"
  2. "Bahama Sound" (George Martin)
  3. "I've Just Seen a Face"
  4. "It's Only Love"
  5. "Tell Me What You See"
  6. "Yesterday"

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon[edit]

At the end of Pink Floyd's 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon, on the track "Eclipse", a section of the orchestral version of "Ticket to Ride" can very faintly be heard beneath the closing heart-beat sound effect. It is believed to be from this album. Before digital recording, recording tapes were wiped and re-used. It is possible that the tape used to record the heart-beat sound effect was not properly wiped and formerly had this track on it, if it was a deliberate inclusion by the band, or if it was playing in the background of Abbey Road Studios when the part of the track was being recorded, the latter theory being the most accepted.[2]