Help!

UK Release: August 6, 1965

Parlophone Records PMC 1255 (Mono) ● PCS 3071 (Stereo)

Produced by: George Martin

Side One

 

  1. Help!

  2. The Night Before

  3. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

  4. I Need You

  5. Another Girl

  6. You're Going to Lose That Girl

  7. Ticket to Ride

 

Additional Musicians:

 

George Martin – piano and producer

John Scott – flutes on “You've Got to Hide Your Love Away”

String quartet on “Yesterday” (arranged by Martin with Paul McCartney)

Side Two

 

  1. Act Naturally

  2. It's Only Love

  3. You Like Me Too Much

  4. Tell Me What You See

  5. I've Just Seen a Face

  6. Yesterday

  7. Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

US Release: August 13, 1965

Capitol Records (S)MAS 2386

Produced by: George Martin

Side One

 

  1. Help! *

  2. The Night Before

  3. From Me to You Fantasy +

  4. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

  5. I Need You George

  6. In the Tyrol +

 

* NOTE: Preceded by an uncredited instrumental intro based on The James Bond Theme. + Instrumental soundtrack cuts.

Side Two

 

  1. Another Girl

  2. Another Hard Day's Night +

  3. Ticket to Ride

  4. Medley: The Bitter End +

  5. You're Going to Lose That Girl

  6. The Chase instrumental (Ken Thorne)

Where the U.K. version of Help!  is The Beatles' official 5th album release, the U.S. version is the soundtrack to the motion picture of the same name, much like A Hard Day's Night. This is The Beatles' second film. The U.S. formally saw the release of the tracks, "Ticket To Ride" as a single back in April.

 

But what is interesting, the U.S. version of the previous album, Beatle VI, had already released the tracks, "Dizzy Miss Lizzy", "Tell Me What You See" and "You Like Me Too Much" - released back in June.

 

Missing from the U.S. soundtrack, as opposed to the U.K. album are songs that will end up on the infamous Yesterday... And Today, including the U.S.-only hit single, "Yesterday", which will get a single release in the U.K. in 1971 on Apple Records.

 

Rejected Songs (from Wikipedia):

 

A few songs that were intended for the film were not used because of the Beatles' suggestions. Lennon and McCartney wrote "If You've Got Trouble" for Ringo Starr to sing, but the song was rejected and Starr sang "Act Naturally" (which is not in the film but is about being in the movies) instead.

 

"That Means a Lot" was written for the film, but the Beatles were not satisfied with their performance of the song and they gave it to P.J. Proby, who released it as a single.

Lennon said "Yes It Is" was "me trying a rewrite of 'This Boy', but it didn't work"; it was released as the B-side of "Ticket to Ride" and was also on Beatles VI. "You Like Me Too Much" and "Tell Me What You See" were rejected for use in the film by its director, Richard Lester, though they did appear on the album (and also on Beatles VI ).

 

Much later, in June 1965, the song "Wait" was recorded for the album. However, "Wait" (with some newly added overdubs) ended up on Rubber Soul  when another song was needed to complete that album.