Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

Beatles for Sale

First released: December 4, 1964

Producer: George Martin
Liner Notes: Derek Taylor

George Harrison: Vocals, Guitar, African drum
John Lennon: Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass Guitar, Piano, Hammond organ
Ringo Starr: Drums, Vocals, Bongos, Timpani, Percussion

George Martin: Piano

  1. No Reply – 2:18
    Recorded: September 30, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
    George Martin – piano
  2. I’m a Loser – 2:33
    Recorded: August 14, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  3. Baby’s in Black – 2:08
    Recorded: August 11, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  4. Rock and Roll Music – 2:34
    Recorded: October 18, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar
    George Harrison – acoustic guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Lennon, McCartney, George Martin – same piano
  5. I’ll Follow the Sun – 1:51
    Recorded: October 18, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – bongos
  6. Mr. Moonlight –2:37
    Recorded: August 14 and October 18, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, Hammond organ, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, African drum
    Ringo Starr – bongos
  7. Kansas City / Hey Hey Hey Hey! – 2:33
    Recorded: October 18, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – rhythm guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
    George Martin – piano
  8. Eight Days a Week – 2:46
    Recorded: October 6, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England with an outro edit piece recorded October 18, 1964
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  9. Words of Love – 2:14
    Recorded: October 18, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, packing case
  10. Honey Don’t – 3:00
    Recorded: October 26, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – lead vocal, drums
  11. Every Little Thing – 2:05
    Recorded: September 29-30, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, timpani
  12. I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party – 2:36
    Recorded: September 29, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  13. What You’re Doing – 2:34
    Recorded: September 29-30, 1964 but remade October 26, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    George Martin – piano
  14. Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby – 2:28
    Recorded: October 18, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar
    George Harrison – double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums