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Something New
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Something New

First released: 1964, July 20

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Tracks
  1. I'll Cry Instead (2:06)
    Recorded: February 27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  2. Things We Said Today (2:38)
    Recorded: June 2, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, tambourine, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  3. Any Time at All (2:14)
    Recorded: June 2, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, piano
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  4. When I Get Home (2:19)
    Recorded: June 2, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  5. Slow Down (2:56)
    Recorded: June 1, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England with piano overdubbed June 4, 1964
    John Lennon - double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    George Martin - piano
  6. Matchbox (1:59)
    Recorded: June 1, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - lead vocal, drums
    George Martin - piano
  7. Tell Me Why (2:10)
    Recorded: February 27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  8. And I Love Her (2:31)
    Recorded: February 25-27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison - acoustic guitar solo, claves
    Ringo Starr - bongos
  9. I'm Happy Just to Dance With You (1:58)
    Recorded: March 1, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - rhythm guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums, loose-skinned Arabian bongo
  10. If I Fell (2:22)
    Recorded: February 27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  11. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (2:27)
    Recorded: October 17, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England with new German vocals added January 29, 1964 at Path? Marconi Studios, Paris, France
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
Credits
Producer: George Martin (with the assistance of Dave Dexter, Jr. in the USA)
Engineers: Norman Smith, Geoff Emerick

George Harrison: Vocals, Guitar
John Lennon: Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Rhythm Guitar, Tambourine
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass Guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums, Vocals

George Martin: Piano (Slow Down, Matchbox)
Releases
1964, July 20 Capitol ST-2108 (US)
Reviews & comments
Mike Kurtz (2009, September 30)
It's the Beatles! What else do you need to know? I could live without the German version, but other than that I'm singing along to all the rest!
Benjamin Burch (2005, February 19)
This album really is a good album, especially because of the opener, "I'll Cry Instead." "Anytime At All" & "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You" aren't bad either. There are some weak spots on this album like the German version of "I Want To Hold Your Hand." (a.k.a. "Komm, Gib Mer Diene Hand.") "Things We Said Today" and "And I Love Her." But thats only 3 out of 11. You should also like the two rockers, "Slow Down" and Matchbox." And ironnicly, "Matchbox" is sung by Ringo! Still, it in't the best album of the Beatles, but hey, it's in the top 5!
Jimmy C. (2003, July 4)
Ironically, this isn't "something new" at all, but merely a handful of songs from A Hard Day's Night, 2 sides of a single, and a German song that probably shouldn't have been recorded. This is a good album, but only if you don't already have AHDN, UK or US. This is another example of Capitol's marketing strategy. A more appropriate title would have been, "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Cash."
? (2003, May 18)
The Slow Down/Matchbox single, a German version of I Want To You Hold Your Hand and eight songs from the UK A Hard Day's Night makeup this album. It's a pretty good listen despite the German version not being necesary, and I have never really cared much for Side A of A Hard Day's Night, which a few of the songs here are from. Still, it's pretty good and is a better alternative to the film soundtrack that was released in the States around the same time. I'd give it a 7.5/10.
All Music Guide (2002, March 10)
Capitol Records initially did not have the rights to A Hard Day's Night, issued in the U.S. as a soundtrack by United Artists, the company that released the film. Instead, Capitol cobbled together a competing record containing eight of the 14 songs from the UK version, two songs from a UK EP, and a German-language version of "I Want to Hold Your Hand." — William Ruhlmann

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