Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

Help!

First released: August 6, 1965
Producer: George Martin
Photography: Robert Freeman

George Harrison: Vocals, Guitar
John Lennon: Vocals, Electric Piano, Guitar, Tambourine
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano, Guitar, Piano
Ringo Starr: Drums, Vocals, Bongos, Claves, Marimbas, Tambourine

Kenneth Essex: Viola – Francisco Gabarro: Cello – Tony Gilbert: Violin – George Martin: Piano
Sidney Sax: Violin – John Scott: Flute

  1. Help! – 2:30
    Recorded: April 13, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  2. The Night Before – 2:37
    Recorded: February 17, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – electric piano, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  3. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – 2:11
    Recorded: February 18, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – acoustic guitar
    George Harrison – acoustic guitar
    Ringo Starr – tambourine
    John Scott – flute
  4. I Need You – 2:32
    Recorded: February 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added February 16, 1965
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  5. Another Girl – 2:08
    Recorded: February 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England with McCartney overdubbing lead guitar on February 16, 1965
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, lead guitar solo at end
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  6. You’re Going to Lose That Girl – 2:20
    Recorded: February 19, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, piano, background vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, bongos
  7. Ticket to Ride – 3:13
    Recorded: February 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, lead guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  8. Act Naturally – 2:33
    Recorded: June 17, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – lead vocal, drums
  9. It’s Only Love  – 1:59
    Recorded: June 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  10. You Like Me Too Much – 2:38
    Recorded: February 17, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, electric piano
    Paul McCartney – Steinway piano, bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead vocal, lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
    George Martin – Steinway piano (played with McCartney)
  11. Tell Me What You See – 2:40
    Recorded: February 18, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, washboard guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, electric piano
    George Harrison – lead guitar, tambourine
    Ringo Starr – drums, claves
  12. I’ve Just Seen a Face – 2:07
    Recorded: June 14, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison – acoustic lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums, maracas
  13. Yesterday – 2:08
    Recorded: June 14, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, Epiphone acoustic guitar
    Session musicians – string quartet
  14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy – 2:54
    Recorded: May 10, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, Hammond organ
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums