- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Help! (Mono) Official album.
- Timeline See what happened in February 1965
- EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road
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The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn
The definitive guide for every Beatles recording sessions from 1962 to 1970.
We owe a lot to Mark Lewisohn for the creation of those session pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details - the number of takes for each song, who contributed what, a description of the context and how each session went, various photographies... And an introductory interview with Paul McCartney!
From Anthology 2 liner notes:
Within two days of recording If You’ve Got Trouble, the Beatles taped a further number for the Help! movie that would also remain unissued. Indeed, they made two concerted attempts at recording Paul’s That Means A Lot, dedicating five hours to the task on 20 February […] and then cutting a re-make on 30 March. But it was all to no avail. “We thought we’d give it to somebody who could sing it well,” John Lennon told the New Musical Express soon after the Beatles decided to relinquish the song, indicating P J Proby, the era’s most controversial singer, whose exclusive version was issued in September 1965 and reached 24 on the same paper’s singles chart.
Last updated on May 26, 2016