4-by The Beatles

4-by The Beatles

Infobox Album | Name = 4-By The Beatles
Type = EP
Artist = The Beatles

Released = February 1 1965
Recorded = Abbey Road 1964
Genre = Rock and roll
Length = 10:26
Label = Capitol R-5365
Producer = George Martin
Reviews =
Last album = "Beatles '65"
This album = "4-By The Beatles" (EP)
(1965) | Next album = "The Early Beatles"
(1965) |

"4-By The Beatles" was the second of two Beatles' EPs released by Capitol Records in the United States.


Though the first Beatles' EP released by Capitol did not succeed as much as the label would have hoped, it did well on the singles chart, which enabled Capitol to create a new series called the "4-By" series, which acted like a "super single." The idea was to market a set of four songs to "complement the artist's singles and albums and not compete with the performer's current hit single."1 Accordingly, the series name is a reference to the limited success of that first EP by The Beatles that Capitol had released: "Four By The Beatles".

Although initially intended to appear as a single by releasing the "4-By" in a soft sleeve and thus "distinguish the '4-By' product from EP's," The Beatles "4-By" was released in a hard cardboard sleeve, similar to regular EP releases.2 Billboard did not chart this "4-By" as a single either, instead as an EP, with it charting as high as 68 on the "Hot 100", the highest it reached in the Cash Box chart as well.3

Capitol deleted this release from its catalog on December 31 1965, less than a year after it was released.4

Track listing

*The "4-By" featured four songs that were previously released on "Beatles '65" in December 1964.

ide one

#"Honey Don't" (Perkins)
#"I'm A Loser" (Lennon-McCartney)

ide two

#"Mr. Moonlight" (Johnson)
#"Everybody's Trying to be My Baby" (Perkins)

ee also

*"Four By The Beatles" EP
*"Beatles '65"

External links

* [http://www.thebeatlesongs.com/us_eps.htm# The Beatles Discography 1962-1970: American EPs page]
* [http://www.beatle.net/beatlesoncapitol1.htm Bruce Spizer's "The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records, Part One: Beatlemania and the Singles" website]


Note 1: Spizer, Bruce (2000). "The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records, Part One: Beatlemania and the Singles", p.65-6. New Orleans, Louisiana: 498 Productions. ISBN 0-9662649-1-6
Note 2: "Ibid."
Note 3: "Ibid."
Note 4: "Ibid."

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