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Help! (Original Soundtrack Album)
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Help! (Original Soundtrack Album)

First released: 1965, August 13

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Tracks
  1. James Bond Theme (0:15)
    Performed by George Martin & Orchestra
  2. Help! (2:30)
    Recorded: April 13, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
  3. The Night Before (2:37)
    Recorded: February 17, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - electric piano, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  4. From Me to You Fantasy (2:03)
    Performed by George Martin & Orchestra
  5. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (2:11)
    Recorded: February 18, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - acoustic guitar
    George Harrison - acoustic guitar
    Ringo Starr - tambourine
    John Scott - flute
  6. I Need You (2:32)
    Recorded: February 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added February 16, 1965
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  7. In the Tyrol (2:21)
    Performed by George Martin & Orchestra
  8. Another Girl (2:08)
    Recorded: February 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England with McCartney overdubbing lead guitar on February 16, 1965
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, lead guitar solo at end
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  9. Another Hard Day's Night (2:28)
    Performed by George Martin & Orchestra
  10. Ticket to Ride (3:13)
    Recorded: February 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, lead guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  11. The Bitter End, You Can't Do That (2:20)
    Performed by George Martin & Orchestra
  12. You're Going to Lose That Girl (2:20)
    Recorded: February 19, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, bongos
  13. The Chase (2:24)
    Performed by George Martin & Orchestra
Credits
Producer: George Martin (and by Dave Dexter, Jr. in the U.S.A.)
Engineer: Norman Smith
Musical Score by Ken Thorne

Instrumental compositions performed by George Martin & Orchestra

George Harrison: Vocals, Guitar
John Lennon: Vocals, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Tambourine, Acoustic guitar
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass Guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums, Vocals, Tambourine, Bongos
Releases
1965, August 13 Capitol SMAS-2386 (US)
Reviews & comments
Dave (2010, February 15)
Although you have to put up with the instrumentals, the Lp is worth it for the great Beatles songs contained in it. One of the great "summer" albums of all time!
Jimmy C. (2003, June 30)
The seven real songs are great, but the instrumentals are too frequent. The songs are broken up by confusing sitar pieces and classical music. I'm Down! and Yes It Is definitely should have been included instead. On the plus side, it fits better with the film than the UK version, but this version is very rare now, whereas the British album is in all the stores over here in the U.S.
? (2003, May 18)
Not bad at all..........seven Beatles songs and five instrumentals that happened to blend in perfectly with them. For the first time since The Beatle's Second Album, Capitol released a Beatles LP that actually flowed well.
All Music Guide (2002, March 10)
Things got even more confusing (if possible) on the American release front when Capitol began to adopt similar titles for its albums while still monkeying with the contents. Capitol's Help! is a true soundtrack, as it includes only the seven Beatles tracks actually heard in the film, and the album is filled out with music from the film score by Ken Thorne. — William Ruhlmann

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