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