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The Beatles – Help! (2012 Reissue on 180g Vinyl – Features the 2009 Digital Remasters)

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This album has been prepared using the 2009 digital remasters which had been created from George Martin's CD mixes made in 1986.

Released on 6 August 1965, Help! is the fifth studio album by the Beatles and the soundtrack to their film of the same name. Seven of the fourteen songs, including the singles Help! and Ticket to Ride, appeared in the film and took up the first side of the vinyl album. The second side included Yesterday, the most-covered song ever written. The album was met with favourable critical reviews and topped the Australian, German, UK and US charts.

During the recording sessions for the album, the Beatles continued to explore the studio’s multitracking capabilities to layer their sound. Yesterday features a string quartet, the band’s first use of Baroque sensibilities, and You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away includes a flute section.

In the US, Help! marked the start of artistic recognition for the Beatles from mainstream critics, including comparisons to the European art music tradition. It was nominated in the category of Album of the Year at the 1966 Grammys Awards, marking the first time that a rock band had been recognised in this category.

In 2000, it was voted 119th in the third edition of Colin Larkin’s book All Time Top 1000 Albums. In 2020, it was ranked 266th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’. In September 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed its sales award rules, Help! was certified platinum for recorded sales since 1994.

 

Track Listing

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

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