The Paul McCartney Project

Help! / I'm Down

By The Beatles7" Single• Part of the collection “The Beatles • Singles

Timeline See what happened in 1965
UK release date:
Jul 23, 1965
US release date:
Jul 19, 1965
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Help!

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:21 • Studio versionA

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

Session Recording:
Apr 13, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Apr 18, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Room 65, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

I'm Down

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:34 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Bongos, Drums
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Organ, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 14, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 14, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

[…] The official release date for the “Help”/”I’m Down” single was 19 July 1965 on Capitol Records in the United States and 23 July on Parlophone in the United Kingdom. “I’m Down” was never released on an official Beatle studio album, and was only available in the US in mono as the B-side of the “Help!” single until the summer of 1976. That year, it appeared in stereo on Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, a compilation LP released in the US by Capitol featuring up tempo Beatles’ tracks. The first CD release was in 1988 on the compilation Past Masters, Volume One, where it appeared in true stereo. […]

Last updated on May 9, 2017


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