The Paul McCartney Project

Beatles '65 (Mono)

By The BeatlesOfficial album• Part of the collection “The Beatles' U.S. Albums

Timeline See what happened in 1964
US release date:
Dec 15, 1964
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

No Reply

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:15 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Handclaps, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Handclaps
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Handclaps, Vocals
George Harrison:
Handclaps, Rhythm guitar
George Martin:
Piano, Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 30, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 16, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

I'm a Loser

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:31 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Aug 14, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 26, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


3.

Baby's in Black

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:02 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Aug 11, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 26, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

Rock and Roll Music

Written by Chuck Berry

2:32 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass guitar, Piano
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Piano, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Acoustic guitar
George Martin:
Piano, Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 18, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Oct 26, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


5.

I'll Follow the Sun

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:46 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Percussion
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Harmony vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 18, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Oct 21, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Room 65, Abbey Road


6.

Mr. Moonlight

Written by Roy Lee Johnson

2:35 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Hammond organ, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr:
Percussion
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
African drum, Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Aug 14, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Oct 18, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Oct 27, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

Honey Don't

Written by Carl Perkins

2:56 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Vocals
John Lennon:
Acoustic 12-string guitar, Tambourine
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 26, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 27, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


8.

I'll Be Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:22 • Studio versionB • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Lead vocals
George Harrison:
Harmony vocals, Lead acoustic guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 01, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


9.

She's a Woman

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:57 • Studio versionC • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Piano, Vocal
Ringo Starr:
Chocalho, Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 08, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 21, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Room 65, Abbey Road


10.

I Feel Fine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:20 • Studio versionB • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 18, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 21, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Room 65, Abbey Road


11.

Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby

Written by Carl Perkins

2:24 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Tambourine
George Harrison:
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 18, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 21, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Room 65, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

Released in December 1964, Beatles ’65 is the Beatles’ fifth album issued by Capitol Records, but their seventh American album. The LP was also issued in Germany on the Odeon label.

In 2004, Beatles ’65 was issued on CD for the first time as part of The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 box set (catalogue number CDP 7243 8 66874 2 5). In 2014, the album was released on CD again, individually and included in the Beatles boxed set The U.S. Albums.

Music

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 were issued later on Beatles VI). It also includes “I’ll Be Back” from the UK A Hard Day’s Night album and the single “I Feel Fine”/”She’s a Woman”. These latter two songs were issued in “duophonic” stereo and included added 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.

Two of the three songs written by Carl Perkins and recorded by the Beatles appear on this album.

Reception

In the US the album was a blockbuster hit, and jumped from No. 98 straight to No. 1, 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 from 9 January 1965. Beatles ’65 was the top selling non-soundtrack album based on Billboard’s year end chart for 1965.

In what may be testament to the 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. […]

Last updated on January 24, 2016


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