Beatles '65

Beatles '65
Studio album by The Beatles
Released 15 December 1964
Recorded June–October 1964
EMI Studios, London
Genre Rock, rock and roll
Length 26:10
Language English
Label Capitol
Producer George Martin
The Beatles American chronology
The Beatles' Story
(1964)
Beatles '65
(1964)
The Early Beatles
(1965)
Singles from Beatles '65
  1. "I Feel Fine"/"She's a Woman"
    Released: 23 November 1964
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Beatles '65 is The Beatles' fifth Capitol release, but seventh American album. It was released in mono and stereo versions. The album was also issued in Germany on the Odeon label.

On 16 November 2004, this album was released on Compact Disc for the first time as part of The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 box set (catalogue number CDP 7243 8 66874 2 5).

Contents

Music

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 showed up later in Beatles VI). It picked up "I'll Be Back" from A Hard Day's Night and includes 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.[2]

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 version of "Mr. Moonlight" has a longer fadeout than the UK versions.

Reception

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.

Track listing

All tracks written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney (Lennon/McCartney), except where noted.

Side one
  1. "No Reply" – 2:15
  2. "I'm a Loser" – 2:31
  3. "Baby's in Black" – 2:02
  4. "Rock and Roll Music" (Chuck Berry) – 2:32
  5. "I'll Follow the Sun" – 1:46
  6. "Mr. Moonlight" (Roy Lee Johnson) – 2:35
Side two
  1. "Honey Don't" (Carl Perkins) – 2:56
  2. "I'll Be Back" – 2:22
  3. "She's a Woman" – 2:57
  4. "I Feel Fine" – 2:20
  5. "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" (Perkins) – 2:24

Personnel

References

Preceded by
Roustabout (soundtrack) by Elvis Presley
Billboard 200 number-one album
9 January – 12 March 1965
Succeeded by
Mary Poppins (soundtrack)
by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

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