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Beatles for Sale
Studio album by The Beatles
Released December 4, 1964
Recorded Abbey Road 11 August 196414 August 1964, 29 September 196426 October 1964
Genre Rock
Length 33:26
Label Parlophone
PMC 1240 (mono)
PCS 3062 (stereo)
CDP 7 46438 2
Producer George Martin
Professional reviews
The Beatles UK chronology
A Hard Day's Night
(1964)
Beatles for Sale
(1964)
Help!
(1965)
Alternate cover
Cover of the original 1964 Australian LP, released during the 1964 Australian tour. John Lennon complained to EMI Australia at a meeting about the changes, but the cover remained the same until the albums released on compact disc in 1988.

Beatles for Sale is The Beatles' fourth album, released in late 1964 and produced by George Martin for Parlophone. The album marked a minor turning point in the evolution of Lennon and McCartney as lyricists, Lennon particularly now showing interest in composing songs of a more autobiographical nature. "I'm a Loser" shows Lennon for the first time seemingly coming under the influence of Bob Dylan, according to leading Beatles archivist Mark Lewisohn (see Complete Beatles Chronicle, p.168), having met him for the first time in New York while on tour on August 28, 1964 (see Paul McCartney - Many Years From Now by Barry Miles). Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Cover of The Beatles album Beatles for Sale. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up rock in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Parlophone is a record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... Q is a music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 140,282 and a readership of 731,000. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... A Hard Days Night by the Beatles (side one) - Parlophone yellow and black label A Hard Days Night is the third album by The Beatles, released in the UK on 10 July 1964 as the soundtrack to their first film of the same name. ... Help! is the fifth album released by The Beatles, the soundtrack album from their film Help!. Produced by George Martin for EMI Records, the album (in its original British form) contains seven songs that appeared in the movie of the same name, and seven that did not, including the most... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... Parlophone is a record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... The songwriting credit Lennon/McCartney appears on all Beatles songs that were written by John Lennon and/or Paul McCartney. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Mark Lewisohn (born 1958) is one of the worlds foremost experts on The Beatles. ... Many Years From Now, is the official biography of Sir Paul McCartney, by Barry Miles. ... Barry Miles (commonly known as, and called, simply Miles) is an author who has written biographies of Paul McCartney, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg as well as books about John Lennon, the Beatles and Frank Zappa. ...

Contents

Overview

Beatles for Sale is considered by some to be the weakest in the group's history, because of the "war weariness" (Lewisohn) the band was suffering from the now constant slog of touring and recording. Others[Who?] note that the album, with its ironic title, and downbeat lyrics and cover photo, seems intended as a direct challenge to fans who wanted the Beatles to continue writing upbeat, happy songs. Mark Lewisohn (born 1958) is one of the worlds foremost experts on The Beatles. ...


"War weariness"

Only two months and eight days separate the last full band session for A Hard Day's Night (Tuesday 2 June) and the first for Beatles for Sale. Prior to the new recording sessions, the band toured Australia and New Zealand (after a two-show night in Hong Kong), played concerts in the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden and made several television, radio and live concert appearances in the UK. It was "inevitable that the constant grind of touring, writing, promoting, and recording would grate on the Beatles" (All Music Guide), leading to the inclusion of several cover versions after the all-original A Hard Day's Night. And yet, during these sessions, they were still capable of recording the single "I Feel Fine" and its B-side, "She's a Woman," both songs of considerable quality and interest. A Hard Days Night by the Beatles (side one) - Parlophone yellow and black label A Hard Days Night is the third album by The Beatles, released in the UK on 10 July 1964 as the soundtrack to their first film of the same name. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... I Feel Fine is the name of a song written by John Lennon (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) and released in 1964 by The Beatles as the A side of their seventh UK single. ... Shes a Woman is a song by the Beatles. ...


Experimentation

"I Feel Fine" contains the first known controlled use of feedback in the pop music idiom (Lewisohn), and illustrates, according to McCartney biographer Barry Miles, their "conscious awareness of the Surrealist tradition that they incorporated found objects into their work." I Feel Fine is the name of a song written by John Lennon (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) and released in 1964 by The Beatles as the A side of their seventh UK single. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Feedback loop. ...


The sound was found completely accidentally by Lennon, according to McCartney in Many Years From Now. McDonald refers to "She's a Woman" as "in every respect revolutionary," which illustrates, in the midst of recording the second and last studio album of an exhausting 1964, they could still push the parameters of pop music outwards. Many Years From Now, is the official biography of Sir Paul McCartney, by Barry Miles. ...


Charting

Beatles for Sale and its modified U.S. counterpart, Beatles '65, each reached number one on the charts in their respective countries, with the former taking over from A Hard Day's Night in the United Kingdom. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


On 26 February 1987, Beatles for Sale was officially released on CD, as were three other of the Beatles' albums, Please Please Me, With the Beatles and A Hard Day's Night. Almost 23 years after its original release, the album charted in the United Kingdom for a fortnight in 1987. Even though this album was recorded on four-track tape, the CD version is available only in mono. is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... Please Please Me is the first album recorded by The Beatles, rush-released on 22 March 1963 in the United Kingdom to capitalise on the success of singles Please Please Me (#1)[1] and Love Me Do (#17). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Writing and recording

Background

When Beatles for Sale was being recorded, Beatlemania was just past its peak; in early 1964, the Beatles had made waves with their television appearances in the United States, sparking unprecedented demand for their records. Beatles for Sale was the Beatles' fourth album in 21 months; recording for the album began on August 11, just one month after the release of A Hard Day's Night, following on the heels of several tours. Much of the production on the album was done on "off days" from performances in the UK, and most of the songwriting was done in the studio itself. The Beatles arrival at Americas JFK Airport in 1964 has proved a particularly enduring image of Beatlemania. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Most of the album's recording sessions were completed in a three-week period beginning on September 29. Beatles producer George Martin recalled: "They were rather war-weary during Beatles for Sale. One must remember that they'd been battered like mad throughout '64, and much of '63. Success is a wonderful thing, but it is very, very tiring." is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Song selection

Even the prolific Lennon/McCartney songwriting team could not keep up with the demand for their songs, and with a targeted deadline of Christmas to meet, the band resorted to recording several cover versions for the album. This had been their mode of operation for their first albums but had been abandoned for the all-original A Hard Day's Night. The album included six covers, the same number as their first two albums. McCartney recalled: "Recording Beatles for Sale didn't take long. Basically it was our stage show, with some new songs." Indeed, three of the cover tunes were recorded in a total of five takes in one session on October 18. The songwriting partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, usually referred to as Lennon/McCartney (sometimes McCartney/Lennon), is one of the best-known and most successful musical collaborations of all time. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Beatles for Sale featured eight original Lennon and McCartney works. At this stage in their collaboration, Lennon's and McCartney's songwriting was highly collaborative; even when songs had a primary author the other would often contribute key parts, as with "No Reply" where McCartney provided a middle-eight for what was otherwise almost entirely a Lennon song.


In 1994, McCartney described the songwriting process he and Lennon went through:

We would normally be rung a couple of weeks before the recording session and they'd say, 'We're recording in a month's time and you've got a week off before the recordings to write some stuff.' ...so I'd go out to John's every day for the week, and the rest of the time was just time off. We always wrote a song a day, whatever happened we always wrote a song a day.... Mostly it was me getting out of London, to John's rather nice, comfortable Weybridge house near the golf course.... So John and I would sit down, and by then it might be one or two o'clock, and by four or five o'clock we'd be done.

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Abbey Road studio

The recording of Beatles for Sale took place at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Beatles had to share the studio with classical musicians, as McCartney would relate in 1988: "These days you go to a recording studio and you tend to see other groups, other musicians . . . you'd see classical sessions going on in 'number one.' We were always asked to turn down because a classical piano was being recorded in 'number one' and they could hear us." George Harrison recalled that the band was becoming more sophisticated about recording techniques: "Our records were progressing. We'd started out like anyone spending their first time in a studio — nervous and naive and looking for success. By this time we'd had loads of hits and were becoming more relaxed with ourselves, and more comfortable in the studio...we were beginning to do a little overdubbing, too, probably to a four-track." This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Tascam 85 16B analogue tape recorder can record 16 tracks of audio on 1 inch (2. ...


Recording was completed on October 18. The band participated in several mixing and editing sessions before completing the project on November 4; the album was rushed into production and released exactly a month later. It was their fourth in 21 months. Beatles manager Neil Aspinall later reflected: "No band today would come off a long US tour at the end of September, go into the studio and start a new album, still writing songs, and then go on a UK tour, finish the album in five weeks, still touring, and have the album out in time for Christmas. But that's what the Beatles did at the end of 1964. A lot of it was down to naivety, thinking that this was the way things were done. If the record company needs another album, you go and make one." is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Neil Aspinall (born in Prestatyn, North Wales, October 13, 1942) was the road manager and personal assistant for the Beatles. ...


Original songs

Opening tracks

The opening three tracks, "No Reply", "I'm a Loser" and "Baby's in Black", are sometimes referred to as the "Lennon Trilogy,"[citation needed] as Lennon was the chief writer of all three tracks. Unusual for pop music, each one has a sad or resentful emotion attached to it. This opening sequence set the sombre overall mood of the album, revisited in another Lennon tune, "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party", which, "consistent in tone with 'No Reply,' 'I'm a Loser', and 'Baby's in Black,'" according to All Music Guide (AMG), "finds the singer showing up at a party only to find that the girl he expected to find isn't there." No Reply is a song by the Beatles off of the album Beatles for Sale. ... Im a Loser is a song by The Beatles originally released on Beatles for Sale (on Beatles 65 in the US). ... Babys in Black is a song by The Beatles, released in the United Kingdom on the 1964 album Beatles for Sale, and in the United States on Beatles 65. ... I Dont Want to Spoil the Party is a song by the Beatles on the album Beatles for Sale. ... Album cover No Reply is an album by Daylight Dies. ... Im a Loser is a song by The Beatles originally released on Beatles for Sale (on Beatles 65 in the US). ... Babys in Black is a song by The Beatles, released in the United Kingdom on the 1964 album Beatles for Sale, and in the United States on Beatles 65. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ...


According to Lennon in 1972, the Beatles' music publisher Dick James was quite pleased with "No Reply": Dick James (born Reginald Leon Vapnick, in 1920, in London died 2 January 1986) was the singer of the Robin Hood and The Buccaneers themes, from British television in the 1950s and was a friend and associate of renowned record producer George Martin. ...

I remember Dick James coming up to me after we did this one and saying, 'You're getting better now — that was a complete story.' Apparently, before that, he thought my songs wandered off.

Reviewer David Rowley found its lyrics to "read like a picture story from a girl's comic," and to depict the picture "of walking down a street and seeing a girl silhouetted in a window, not answering the telephone."[citation needed] Dick James (born Reginald Leon Vapnick, in 1920, in London died 2 January 1986) was the singer of the Robin Hood and The Buccaneers themes, from British television in the 1950s and was a friend and associate of renowned record producer George Martin. ...

"I'm a Loser"

Main article: I'm a Loser

AMG singled out "I'm a Loser" as "one of the very first Beatles compositions with lyrics addressing more serious points than young love." Rowley found it to be an "obvious copy of [Bob] Dylan," as where Lennon refers to the listener as a 'friend', Dylan does the same on 'Blowin In The Wind'. He also said its intention was to "openly subvert the simple true love themes of their earlier work." Im a Loser is a song by The Beatles originally released on Beatles for Sale (on Beatles 65 in the US). ... This article is about the recording artist. ...


"Baby's in Black"

Main article: Baby's in Black

Although "Baby's in Black", which AMG described as "a love lament for a grieving girl that was perhaps more morose than any previous Beatles song," was, as described by some, as mostly Lennon's work, it was written in the same room with McCartney, who contributed a harmony to it. Other therefore dispute that the song was mostly Lennon's work and claim that Lennon and McCartney were equally responsible for the song's composition; a claim that might be supported by the fact that both Lennon and McCartney shared lead vocal duties. Babys in Black is a song by The Beatles, released in the United Kingdom on the 1964 album Beatles for Sale, and in the United States on Beatles 65. ...


McCartney considered the Beatles for Sale sessions to be the beginning of a more mature phase for the band: McCartney (a variant of Macartney or MacCartney) is a surname that originated in Ireland. ...

We got more and more free to get into ourselves. Our student selves rather than 'we must please the girls and make money', which is all that 'From Me to You,' 'Thank You Girl,' 'P.S. I Love You' is about. 'Baby's in Black' we did because we liked waltz-time ... and I think also John and I wanted to do something bluesy, a bit darker, more grown-up, rather than just straight pop.

"Every Little Thing"

The dark theme of the album was balanced by "Every Little Thing," a "celebration of what a wonderful girl the guy has," according to AMG, that appeared later in the album and had been written as an attempt for a single, according to McCartney: This article is about a song by The Beatles. ...

'Every Little Thing', like most of the stuff I did, was my attempt at the next single ... but it became an album filler rather than the great almighty single. It didn't have quite what was required.

(The song later resurfaced in highly embellished form, on the 1969 debut album of the British progressive rock band Yes (album).) For the Morphine album of the same name, see Yes (Morphine album). ...

"Eight Days a Week"

Main article: Eight Days a Week (song)

Eight Days a Week is noteworthy as one of the first examples of the in-studio experimentation that the band would use extensively in the future; in two recording sessions totalling nearly seven hours on October 6 devoted exclusively to this song, Lennon and McCartney tried one technique after another before settling on the eventual arrangement. Each of the first six takes of the song featured a strikingly different approach to the beginning and ending sections of the song; the eventual chiming guitar-based introduction to the song would be recorded in a different session and edited in later. The final version of the song incorporated another Beatle first and pop music rarity: The song begins with a fade in as a counterpoint to pop songs which end in a fade out. Music sample Eight Days a Week (file info) Problems? See media help. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In audio engineering, a fade is a gradual increase or decrease in the volume of a source, such as when a song is gradually reduced to silence at its end (fade-out), or gradually increases from silence at the beginning (fade-in). ... Bold text For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... In audio engineering, a fade is a gradual increase or decrease in the volume of a source, such as when a song is gradually reduced to silence at its end (fade-out), or gradually increases from silence at the beginning (fade-in). ...


"I'll Follow the Sun"

Main article: I'll Follow the Sun

"I'll Follow the Sun" was a reworking of an old song; it had originally been written when McCartney was a youth, as he related in 1988: Ill Follow the Sun is a song by the Beatles. ...

I wrote that in my front parlour in Forthlin Road. I was about 16.... We had this hard R&B image in Liverpool, so I think songs like 'I'll Follow the Sun', ballads like that, got pushed back to later.

AMG argued that although the song was "sometimes described as a ballad because of its light and mild nature, it's actually taken at a pretty brisk tempo." Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ...

Other

Other McCartney songs on the album included "What You're Doing," which implored the singer's girl to "stop your lying." Although "Eight Days a Week" and "What You're Doing" are well-regarded by many fans, they were regarded negatively by their creators; McCartney dismissed "What You're Doing" as "a bit of filler.... Maybe it's a better recording than it is a song...", while Lennon referred to "Eight Days a Week" in a 1980 interview with Playboy magazine as "lousy". In 1972, Lennon revealed that "Eight Days a Week" had been made with the goal of being the theme song for the Help! movie: For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Help! is a 1965 film starring the The Beatles and featuring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John Bluthal and Roy Kinnear. ...

I think we wrote this when we were trying to write the title song for 'Help!' because there was at one time the thought of calling the film 'Eight Arms To Hold You.'

Songwriting credit

By prior agreement, all songs written by either McCartney or Lennon were credited to "Lennon/McCartney". The songwriting credit Lennon/McCartney appears on all Beatles songs that were written by John Lennon and/or Paul McCartney. ...


Cover versions

The remainder of the album consisted of cover versions, several of which had been staples of the Beatles' live shows years earlier, especially in Hamburg, Germany and at The Cavern in Liverpool, the United Kingdom. The band, which in the previous year had grown weary of performing for screaming audiences, followed the contemporary standard industry practice of including covers in order to maintain an expected level of productivity which many later artists would consider excessive. Q found the album title to hold a "hint of cynicism" in depicting The Beatles as a "product" to be sold. Nevertheless, AMG said, "the weariness of Beatles for Sale comes as something of a shock." This article is about the city in Germany. ... The Cavern Club, which was opened on January 16, 1957, was a legendary rock and roll club at 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England, where Brian Epstein was introduced to the Beatles in 1961. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ...


However, even in a somewhat weakened state the Beatles created an album some critics such as AMG found to be a stepping stone "from Merseybeat to the sophisticated pop/rock they developed in mid-career." Some of the cover versions on the album included Chuck Berry's "Rock and Roll Music", Buddy Holly's "Words of Love", and two Carl Perkins tunes: "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby", sung by Harrison, and "Honey Don't", sung by Ringo Starr. Starr recalled: "We all knew 'Honey Don't'; it was one of those songs that every band in Liverpool played ... that's why we did it on Beatles for Sale. It was comfortable. And I was finally getting one track on a record: my little featured spot." For the TV program please see Merseybeat Merseybeat, sometimes referred to as Merseysound, was a style of music popular during the 1960s. ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born 18 October 1926, St. ... Rock and Roll Music is a song written and originally recorded by Chuck Berry which became a hit single in 1957, and was later covered by many artists, notably The Beatles. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959),[1] better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of rock and roll. ... Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that was recorded most notably at Sun Records in Memphis beginning in 1954. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ...


Many critics panned the cover version of "Mr. Moonlight", and AMG went as far to call it Lennon's "beloved obscurity" that wound up as "arguably the worst thing the group ever recorded." 'Q magazine' agreed, calling "Mr. Moonlight" "appalling." Rowley noted that the original by Dr Feelgood and the Interns was "hardly outstanding" too. Mr. ... Q is a music and entertainment magazinepublished monthly in the United Kingdom. ...

Beatles for Sale by The Beatles (side 1) - Parlophone yellow and black label. This is an original pressing as the "Kansas City" track listing was not yet corrected.
Beatles for Sale by The Beatles (side 1) - Parlophone yellow and black label. This is an original pressing as the "Kansas City" track listing was not yet corrected.

The recording of the medley of "Kansas City" and "Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey" was memorable for McCartney, who in 1984 said that it required "a great deal of nerve to just jump up and scream like an idiot." His efforts were egged on by Lennon, who "would go, 'Come on! You can sing it better than that, man! Come on, come on! Really throw it!'" The song was inspired by Little Richard, who combined "Kansas City" with his own composition, "Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey", but Rowley found the lead vocals "strained" and considered it McCartney's "weakest Little Richard cover version". The original LP sleeve listed the song as "Kansas City" (Leiber & Stoller). After the attorneys for Venice Music complained, the record label was revised to read "Medley: (a) Kansas City (Leiber/Stoller) (P)1964 Macmelodies Ltd./KPM. (b) Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey (Penniman) Venice Mus. Ltd. (P)1964." Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 851 KB) Summary Photograph of the Beatles LP Beatles for sale (side 1) taken by me. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 851 KB) Summary Photograph of the Beatles LP Beatles for sale (side 1) taken by me. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and recording from 1951. ... Mike Stoller, Elvis Presley & Jerry Leiber Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most influential songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ...


The release

Beatles for Sale was released in the United Kingdom on December 4, 1964. On December 12, it began a 46-week-long run in the charts, and a week later knocked A Hard Day's Night off the top of the charts. After seven weeks, the album's time at the top seemed over, but Beatles for Sale made a comeback on February 27, 1965, by dethroning the Rolling Stones and returning to the top spot for a week. The album's run in the charts was not complete either; on March 7, 1987, almost 23 years after its original release, Beatles for Sale re-entered the charts briefly for a period of two weeks. is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


The album design

The downbeat mood of the songs on Beatles for Sale was reflected in the album cover, which shows the unsmiling, weary-looking Beatles in an autumn scene photographed at Hyde Park, London. McCartney recalled: "The album cover was rather nice: Robert Freeman's photos. It was easy. We did a session lasting a couple of hours and had some reasonable pictures to use.... The photographer would always be able to say to us, 'Just show up,' because we all wore the same kind of gear all the time. Black stuff; white shirts and big black scarves." This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Robert Freeman is a celebrated photographer famous for his album cover photos for the The Beatles. ...


This was the first Beatles album to feature a gatefold cover (the next would be "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," in 1967). The photo inside the gatefold cover showed the Beatles standing in front of a montage of photos, which some have assumed was the source of inspiration for the cover of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," though there is no evidence for this. For other uses, see Sgt. ...


The sleeve notes featured an observation by Derek Taylor on what the album would mean to people of the future: Derek Taylor (1932-1997) is best known as the press agent for the hugely popular rock band, The Beatles. ...

There's priceless history between these covers. When, in a generation or so, a radioactive, cigar-smoking child, picnicking on Saturn, asks you what the Beatle affair was all about, don't try to explain all about the long hair and the screams! Just play them a few tracks from this album and he'll probably understand. The kids of AD2000 will draw from the music much the same sense of well being and warmth as we do today.

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American release

The concurrent Beatles release in the United States, Beatles '65, included eight songs from Beatles for Sale, omitting the tracks "Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey," "Eight Days a Week" (a #1 hit single in the U.S.), "What You're Doing," "Words of Love," "Every Little Thing," and "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party" (flipside to Eight Days a Week, it reached #35 in the U.S. and it would hit #1 on the U.S. Country chart for Rosanne Cash when she remade it in 1989). In turn, it added the track "I'll Be Back" from the British release of A Hard Day's Night and the single "I Feel Fine"/"She's A Woman." The six omitted tracks were finally released in America on Beatles VI in 1965. Beatles '65 was released eleven days after Beatles for Sale (and just ten days before the Christmas holiday) and became the fastest-selling album of the year in the United States, selling a million copies in its first week alone. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Rosanne Cash from the back cover of Rhythm & Romance (1985). ... A Hard Days Night is a 1964 hit song written by John Lennon and credited (as were all their songs) to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed by English band The Beatles and produced by George Martin. ... Beatles VI was The Beatles sixth (technically seventh, including The Beatles Story) American release on Capitol Records, but ninth album for that market in less than one and a half years (the first American release was Vee-Jays Introducing. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ...


Personnel

For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A pair of congas The conga is a tall, narrow, single-headed Cuban drum of African origin, probably derived from the Congolese Makuta drums. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, popping or using a pick. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ... “Buben” redirects here. ... Timpani, or kettledrums, are musical instruments in the percussion family. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... Bongos being played Bongos are a percussion instrument. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... Photography [fәtɑgrәfi:],[foʊtɑgrәfi:] is the process of recording pictures by means of capturing light on a light-sensitive medium, such as a film or electronic sensor. ... Robert Freeman is a celebrated photographer famous for his album cover photos for the The Beatles. ... Derek Taylor (1932-1997) is best known as the press agent for the hugely popular rock band, The Beatles. ... Liner notes are the booklets which come inserted into the compact disc jewel case or any sound recording container. ...

Track listing

All songs credited to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ...


Side one

  1. "No Reply"
  2. "I'm a Loser" SAMPLE (92k)
  3. "Baby's in Black"
  4. "Rock and Roll Music" (Chuck Berry)
  5. "I'll Follow the Sun" SAMPLE (100k)
  6. "Mr. Moonlight" (Roy Lee Johnson)
  7. Medley:

No Reply is a song by the Beatles off of the album Beatles for Sale. ... Im a Loser is a song by The Beatles originally released on Beatles for Sale (on Beatles 65 in the US). ... Babys in Black is a song by The Beatles, released in the United Kingdom on the 1964 album Beatles for Sale, and in the United States on Beatles 65. ... Rock and Roll Music is a song written and originally recorded by Chuck Berry which became a hit single in 1957, and was later covered by many artists, notably The Beatles. ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born 18 October 1926, St. ... Ill Follow the Sun is a song by the Beatles. ... Mr. ... A medley is a collection of related but different things, served as one. ... Kansas City is the title of a rhythm and blues song dating back to the 1950s. ... Mike Stoller, Elvis Presley & Jerry Leiber Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most influential songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey is a song written by Little Richard (Richard Penniman) which he usually performed as part of a medley with the Leiber and Stoller song Kansas City. It was covered by The Beatles in the same medley on the UK album Beatles for Sale and the US... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and recording from 1951. ...

Side two

  1. "Eight Days a Week" SAMPLE (100k)
  2. "Words of Love" (Buddy Holly)
  3. "Honey Don't" (Carl Perkins)
  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" (Carl Perkins)

Music sample Eight Days a Week (file info) Problems? See media help. ... Words of Love is a song by Buddy Holly covered by The Beatles on the album Beatles for Sale. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959),[1] better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of rock and roll. ... Honey Dont is a song written by Carl Perkins, which was covered by The Beatles on their Beatles for Sale album (in the US on Beatles 65). ... Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that was recorded most notably at Sun Records in Memphis beginning in 1954. ... This article is about a song by The Beatles. ... I Dont Want to Spoil the Party is a song by the Beatles on the album Beatles for Sale. ... What Youre Doing is a song credited to Lennon/McCartney by Paul McCartney, one of eight originals of fourteen songs on the 1964 album Beatles for Sale (see 1964 in music) by the group; it also appeared on the 1965 American release Beatles VI (see 1965 in music). ... Everybodys Trying to Be My Baby is a Rex Griffin song (Decca, 1936) later covered by Carl Perkins in 1956 that was then covered by The Beatles as the last track on their UK Beatles for Sale album and the last track on the US album Beatles 65. ... Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that was recorded most notably at Sun Records in Memphis beginning in 1954. ...

References

  • Badman, Keith. The Beatles Off The Record. Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-7985-5.
  • The Beatles Anthology. Chronicle Books, 2000.
  • "beatles-discography.com - UK albums". Retrieved 25 January, 2005.
  • "beatles-discography.com - US albums". Retrieved 25 January, 2005.
  • "The Beatles Ultimate Experience". Retrieved 25 January, 2005.
  • Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Beatles for Sale > Overview". Retrieved Nov. 7, 2005.
  • Lewisohn, Mark. The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Story of the Abbey Road years 1962-1970. Hamlyn, 1988.
  • Noyer, Paul Du. "The Beatles A Hard Day's Night". Retrieved Nov. 7, 2005.
  • Rowley, David (2002). Beatles for Sale. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 1-84018-567-8.
  • Ruhlmann, William. "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party". Retrieved Nov. 7, 2005.
  • Unterberger, Richie. "Baby's In Black". Retrieved Nov. 7, 2005.
  • Unterberger, Richie. "Eight Days A Week". Retrieved Nov. 7, 2005.
  • Unterberger, Richie. "Every Little Thing". Retrieved Nov. 7, 2005.
  • Unterberger, Richie. "I'll Follow the Sun". Retrieved Nov. 7, 2005.
  • Unterberger, Richie. "I'm A Loser". Retrieved Nov. 7, 2005.
  • Unterberger, Richie. "No Reply". Retrieved Nov. 7, 2005.
  • Unterberger, Richie. "What You're Doing". Retrieved Nov. 7, 2005.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine is a music journalist and the Senior Editor for All Music Guide. ... Mark Lewisohn (born 1958) is one of the worlds foremost experts on The Beatles. ...

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Beatles for Sale Album Lyrics - Beatles (235 words)
This was the fourth of the Beatles British albums and contained fourteen songs, eight of which were written by the Beatles.
As the Beatles did not want to release a single they wrote two other songs; I feel fine and She's a woman; they released this combination a week before the release of beatles for Sale.
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The Beatles were tired, and that's the way they appear on the album cover.
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