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Help!

First released: 1965, August 6

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Tracks
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Act Naturally (2:33)
    Recorded: June 17, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - lead vocal, drums
  9. It's Only Love (1:59)
    Recorded: June 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  10. You Like Me Too Much (2:38)
    Recorded: February 17, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, electric piano
    Paul McCartney - Steinway piano, bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
    George Martin - Steinway piano (played with McCartney)
  11. Tell Me What You See (2:40)
    Recorded: February 18, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, washboard guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, electric piano
    George Harrison - lead guitar, tambourine
    Ringo Starr - drums, claves
  12. I've Just Seen a Face (2:07)
    Recorded: June 14, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison - acoustic lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums, maracas
  13. Yesterday (2:08)
    Recorded: June 14, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, Epiphone acoustic guitar
    Session musicians - string quartet
  14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (2:54)
    Recorded: May 10, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, Hammond organ
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
Credits
Producer: George Martin
Photography: Robert Freeman

George Harrison: Vocals, Guitar
John Lennon: Vocals, Electric Piano, Guitar, Tambourine
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano, Guitar, Piano
Ringo Starr: Drums, Vocals, Bongos, Claves, Marimbas, Tambourine

Kenneth Essex: Viola
Francisco Gabarro: Cello
Tony Gilbert: Violin
George Martin: Piano
Sidney Sax: Violin
John Scott: Flute
Releases
1965, August 6 Parlophone PMC 1255 / PCS 3071 (UK)
Reviews & comments
Joe (2011, June 2)
This album is fantastic. It has many amazing songs such as You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, Yesterday and Another Girl. I actually think this might be my favourite Beatles album.
john cocks (2006, September 28)
You dont need HELP from a review to buy this album its THE BEATLES in full swing ,YOU`VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY a masterpiece in pop music. TICKET TO RIDE brilliant 3 minutes of a group a the top of there game , a joy from start to finish.
All Music Guide (2002, April 28)
Considering that Help! functions as the Beatles' fifth album and as the soundtrack to their second film — while filming, they continued to release non-LP singles on a regular basis — it's not entirely surprising that it still has some of the weariness of Beatles for Sale. Again, they pad the album with covers, but the Bakersfield bounce of "Act Naturally" adds new flavor (along with an ideal showcase for Ringo's amiable vocals) and "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" gives John an opportunity to flex his rock & roll muscle. George is writing again and if his two contributions don't touch Lennon and McCartney's originals, they hold their own against much of their British pop peers. Since Lennon wrote a third more songs than McCartney, it's easy to forgive a pair of minor numbers ("It's Only Love," "Tell Me What You See"), especially since they're overshadowed by four great songs. His Dylan infatuation holds strong, particularly on the plaintive "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and the title track, where the brash arrangement disguises Lennon's desperation. Driven by an indelible 12-string guitar, "Ticket to Ride" is another masterpiece and "You're Going to Lose That Girl" is the kind of song McCartney effortlessly tosses off — which he does, with the jaunty "The Night Before" and "Another Girl," two very fine tunes that simply update his melodic signature. He did much better with "I've Just Seen a Face," an irresistible folk-rock gem, and "Yesterday," a simple, beautiful ballad whose arrangement — an acoustic guitar supported by a string quartet — and composition suggested much more sophisticated and adventurous musical territory, which the group immediately began exploring with Rubber Soul. — Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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