Help! (Japan - 2014)

By The BeatlesOfficial album • Part of the collection “The Beatles • The Japan Box (2014)

Timeline More from year 2014
Release date:
Jun 25, 2014
Publisher:
Universal Music / Apple Records / Odeon

Master album


Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


"Help!" Session #1

Feb 15, 1965


"Help!" Session #2

Feb 16, 1965


"Help!" Session #3

Feb 17, 1965


"Help!" Session #4

Feb 18, 1965


"Help!" Session #5

Feb 19, 1965


"Help!" Session #6

Feb 20, 1965


"Help!" Session #7

Feb 23, 1965


"Help!" Session #11

Apr 13, 1965


"Help!" Session #12

Apr 18, 1965


"Help!" Session #13

May 10, 1965


"Help!" Session #15

Jun 14, 1965


"Help!" Session #16

Jun 15, 1965


"Help!" Session #17

Jun 17, 1965


"Help!" Session #18

Jun 18, 1965

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Help!

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:20 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

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 :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

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.

The Night Before

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:35 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Percussion
John Lennon :
Electric piano, Harmony vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Feb 17, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 23, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


3.

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:09 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas, Tambourine
John Lennon :
12-string acoustic guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Johnnie Scott :
Alto flute, Tenor flute
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Feb 18, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 23, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

I Need You

Written by George Harrison

2:29 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Acoustic guitar percussion, Cowbell
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Harmony vocals, Snare drum
George Harrison :
12-string electric guitar, Acoustic guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Feb 15, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 16, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 23, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


5.

Another Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:05 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Harmony vocals
George Harrison :
Electric rhythm guitar, Harmony vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Feb 15, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 16, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 23, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


6.

You're Going To Lose That Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:19 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Bongos, Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Mixing:
Feb 19, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 23, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

Ticket To Ride

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:10 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handclaps, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Double-tracked lead vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Rhythm guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Feb 15, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 23, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


8.

Act Naturally

Written by Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison

2:30 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Sticks, Vocals
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Jun 17, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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


9.

It's Only Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:57 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Electric guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
12-string acoustic guitar, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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


10.

You Like Me Too Much

Written by George Harrison

2:37 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Electric piano
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Feb 17, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 23, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


11.

Tell Me What You See

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:38 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Claves, Drums
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Tambourine, Vocals
George Harrison :
Güiro
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
Feb 18, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 20, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


12.

I've Just Seen A Face

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:05 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Brushed snare drum, Maracas
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar
George Harrison :
Acoustic lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

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

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


13.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:06 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Tony Gilbert :
Violin
Sidney Sax :
Violin
Kenneth Essex :
Viola
Francisco Gabarro :
Cello
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

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

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


14.

Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Written by Larry Williams

2:57 • Studio versionB2009 • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Hohner pianet electric piano
Ringo Starr :
Cowbell, Drums
John Lennon :
Hammond organ, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Double-tracked lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Paul Hicks :
Remastering
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Sean Magee :
Remastering
Allan Rouse :
Project co-ordinator

Session Recording:
May 10, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
May 10, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

The Japan Box is a boxed set compilation of the five albums released by the Beatles for the Japanese market between 1964 and 1965, originally released in Japan by Odeon Records. The albums consist of Meet the Beatles!, The Beatles’ Second Album, A Hard Day’s Night, The Beatles No. 5., and Help! The box set presents them in the Mini LP format. It also includes a 100-page book.

From SuperDeluxeEdition, July 16, 2014:

I suppose some fans of The Beatles could look at this latest repacking of five Fabs’ albums released in Japan during 1964 and 1965 as an unnecessary, pricey addition to the ever growing Beatles’ canon, seeing as all the music contained on these discs has already appeared in previous, relatively recent CD packages of one sort or another.

Or, this new superbly produced set could be viewed as the gift that keeps on giving from a spectacular back catalog and another chance to celebrate the nostalgia and the ongoing world-wide, 50th anniversary appeal of the Beatles.

Similar to Canada in the early days of Beatlemania, Japan was allowed to produce several rather unique Beatles releases on the Odeon label featuring substantial differences in track listings and cover artwork to their United Kingdom counterparts, before A Hard Day’s Night (stereo, although here with a different cover), and Help! (here in “Original Stereo Mix”) closed out the party and Japan was then soon after directed to sync up with the Beatles’ EMI and US album formats. […]

Sure, as far as sound goes – more on that later – we are treated to the already five year old mono and stereo remasters and perhaps a case could be made that using the original Japanese mastering from 1964 and 1965 would have made this set more authentic, if not less ear-worthy.

But Apple had already decided with the recent The Beatles: The US Albums box that 21st century masters would be used in these types of re-releases, so to employ an old cliche, basically, it is what it is. […]

As for sound, this set sounds a good as the remasters did 5 years ago, and utilizing the “Original Stereo Mix” for Help! is interesting, but recycled, as it also appeared as a bonus on The Beatles In Mono Box Set, circa 2009. However, it should be noted that some audio enthusiasts believe that no matter the source material, the Japanese manufactured issues are superior to the domestic versions. […]

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