The Beatles For Sale

UK Release: December 4, 1964

Parlophone Records PMC 1240

Produced by: George Martin

Side One

 

  1. No Reply

  2. I'm a Loser

  3. Baby's in Black

  4. Rock and Roll Music

  5. I'll Follow the Sun

  6. Mr. Moonlight

  7. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!

Side Two

 

  1. Eight Days a Week

  2. Words of Love

  3. Honey Don't

  4. Every Little Thing

  5. I Don't Want to Spoil the Party

  6. What You're Doing

  7. Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby

This is The Beatles' fourth official album in the U.K. It's U.S. counterpart is Beatles '65. Both albums share more tracks, but Beatles '65 omits "Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey!", "Eight Days A Week", "Words Of Love", "Every Little Thing", "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" and "What You're Doing" but does add the single, "I Feel Fine" and its B-Side, "She's A Woman".

US Release: December 4, 1964

Capitol (S)T 2228

Produced by: George Martin

Side One

 

  1. No Reply

  2. I'm a Loser

  3. Baby's in Black

  4. Rock and Roll Music

  5. I'll Follow the Sun

  6. Mr. Moonlight

Side Two

 

  1. Honey Don't

  2. I'll Be Back

  3. She's a Woman

  4. I Feel Fine

  5. Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby

Those omitted tracks will make up the Beatles VI  album. The U.S. counterpart, Beatles '65  was released the same day as Beatles For Sale.

Beatles '65

From Wikipedia

 

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. 

 

In the U.S., the album sold almost 2 million copies by December 31, 1964 and over 2.3 million copies by the end of the decade.

US Release: June 14, 1965

Capitol Records T-2358 (Mono) ● ST-2398 (Stereo)

Produced by: George Martin

Beatles VI

Side One

 

  1. Medley: Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey!

  2. Eight Days a Week

  3. You Like Me Too Much

  4. Bad Boy

  5. I Don't Want to Spoil the Party

  6. Words of Love

Side Two

 

  1. What You're Doing

  2. Yes It Is

  3. Dizzy Miss Lizzy

  4. Tell Me What You See

  5. Every Little Thing

Beatles '65 and Beatles VI  are culled from Beatles For Sale, despite Beatle VI  being released seven months later. During that span of seven months, Capitol Released The Early Beatles  (with songs from Please Please Me ). Plus the singles, "Eight Days A Week" and "Ticket to Ride" are released and hit #1 on both U.K. and U.S. singles charts. 

In order to fill Beatles VI, Capitol added "Eight Days A Week and two North American exclusive tracks, "Bad Boy" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy". Where Beatles '65 adds the A Hard Day's Night  track, "I'll Be Back", Beatles VI  also adds "Yes It Is", the B-Side to "Ticket To Ride" and two tracks from the not-yet-released Help!  album, "You Like Me Too Much" and "Tell Me What You See"

 

Additional note: The U.S. exclusive tracks, "Bad Boy" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" were originally by Larry Williams. "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" will end up on the Help!  album, as well. Beatles VI  is a direct link between Beatles For Sale and Help!

 

From Wikipedia: Beatles VI  reached number one in Billboard for six weeks, beginning on 10 July 1965.This LP was also released in New Zealand in stereo in time for Christmas 1966. The pressing plates were obtained from EMI (UK) and are identical to their export-release.

 

The title on the record label reads Beatles IV, and the catalogue number is PCSM 6042. Beatles VI  is available on CD as part of The Capitol Albums, Volume 2 box set in both stereo and mono mixes (catalogue number CDP 0946 3 57499 2 2.) In 2014, Beatles VI was issued on CD again, individually and as part of The U.S. Albums boxed set.

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