Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

The Beatles 1962-1966

First released:  April 19, 1973

Producer: George Martin
Cover Photo: Angus McBean

 

  1. Love Me Do – 2:22
    Recorded: September 11, 1962 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – acoustic guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr – tambourine
    Andy White – drums
  2. Please Please Me – 2:04
    Recorded: November 26, 1962 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  3. From Me to You – 1:58
    Recorded: March 5, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  4. She Loves You – 2:21
    Recorded: July 1, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  5. I Want to Hold Your Hand – 2:27
    Recorded: October 17, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  6. All My Loving – 2:10
    Recorded: July 30, 1963 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – rhythm guitar, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  7. Can’t Buy Me Love – 2:15
    Recorded: January 29, 1964 at Path? Marconi Studios, Paris, France
    John Lennon – rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – 12-string lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  8. A Hard Day’s Night – 2:32
    Recorded: April 16, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – 12-string lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    George Martin – piano
  9. And I Love Her – 2:31
    Recorded: February 25-27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison – acoustic guitar solo, claves
    Ringo Starr – bongos
  10. 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
  11. I Feel Fine – 2:20
    Recorded: October 18, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  12. 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
  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. 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
  15. 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
  16. We Can Work It Out – 2:15
    Recorded: October 20, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, harmonium, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – tambourine
    Ringo Starr – drums
  17. Day Tripper – 2:50
    Recorded: October 16, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  18. Drive My Car – 2:30
    Recorded: October 13, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, tambourine
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  19. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – 2:06
    Recorded: October 12, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England but remade October 21, 1965
    John Lennon – lead vocal, capoed acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – sitar
    Ringo Starr – tambourine
  20. Nowhere Man – 2:45
    Recorded: October 21-22, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  21. Michelle – 2:42
    Recorded: November 3, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  22. In My Life – 2:28
    Recorded: October 18, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England with the instrumental break overdubbed October 22, 1965
    John Lennon – double-tracked lead vocal
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    George Martin – piano
  23. Girl – 2:34
    Recorded: November 11, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – sitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  24. Paperback Writer – 2:19
    Recorded: April 13, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with an overdub added April 14, 1966
    John Lennon – rhythm guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
  25. Eleanor Rigby – 2:08
    Recorded: April 28, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with vocals overdubbed April 29, 1966 and another McCartney vocal added June 6, 1966
    John Lennon – harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocal
    George Harrison – harmony vocal
    Session musicians – four violins, two violas, two cellos
  26. Yellow Submarine – 2:41
    Recorded: May 26, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with special effects overdubbed June 1, 1966
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, background vocal, blowing bubbles through a straw
    Paul McCartney – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – tambourine, background vocal, swirling water in a bucket
    Ringo Starr – lead vocal, drums
    Mal Evans, Neil Aspinall, George Martin, Alf, Geoff Emerick, Patti Harrison and studio staff – chorus on fadeout
    Session musicians – brass band