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Songs of The Beatles Volume 4

Songs of The Beatles' Beatles For Sale Period

1964 June 03 - October 26

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Period Overview

1964 Oct 08, 18: Record songs for UK45-8, 'I Feel Fine'/'She's A Woman'.
Actually, 'Eight Days A Week' (recorded 64Oct06) was expected to be on the next single, but 'I Feel Fine' came out so well it went on the A-side. (Session details and where to hear these recordings are listed in the book.)

1964 Nov 27: Release UK45-8, 'I Feel Fine'/'She's A Woman'
The Beatles' seventh straight #1 UK single. (Chart details are in the book.)

1964 Aug11-Oct26: Record songs for UKLP-4, Beatles For Sale
Recording of the Beatles' fourth album, With The Beatles, was completed on 1964 October 26 with the recording of 'Honey Don't' and some cleanup of 'What You're Doing'. (Session details and where to hear these recordings are listed in the book.) This marked the end of the Beatltes For Sale Period and the start of the Help Period.

1964 December 04: Beatles For Sale released.
The Beatles For Sale LP entered the charts on 64Dec09 at #1. It remained in the Top 10 LP chart for six straight weeks, returning to #1 for another three weeks on 65Apr21. (Chart details are in the book.)
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Book Overview

(for a detailed look at the overall book format, see the Series Overview)

The book starts with an overview of the Beatle Periods, showing where Beatles For Sale fits in their career. It then shows chronological lists of songs recorded and released during this period.

The "Releases" section shows records that were released containing songs recorded during this Period. Details are provided about the UK records. (Details about the US records are included with The Songs section.)

A "Hearing The Music" section gives some orientation and history about the vinyl records and how they were intended to be heard.

The bulk of the book details the 17 songs of the Beatles For Sale Period:

The 17 Songs of the Beatles For Sale Period
Side A Side B
 8th single  I Feel Fine  She's A Woman
Side 1 Side 2
 4th LP: Beatles For Sale  No Reply  Eight Days A Week
 I'm A Loser  Words Of Love
 Baby's In Black  Honey Don't
 Rock And Roll Music  Every Little Thing
 I'll Follow The Sun  I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
 Mr. Moonlight  What You're Doing
 Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey  Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
unreleased song  Leave My Kitten Alone

This book is a reference work designed much like a technical manual. It has tables, graphs, and figures, but no pictures. This book was written for serious students of the Beatles.
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Table of Contents

Songs of the Beatles' Beatles For Sale Period table of contents
Contents Page

Preface
     Book Format
Introduction
     Beatle Records
     Beatle Periods
Period Overview
Releases
    Release 18, 45-8: 'I Feel Fine'/'She's A Woman'
    Release 19, LP-4: Beatles For Sale
    Release 20, EP-8: Beatles For Sale
    Release 21, 45-9: 'Ticket To Ride'/'Yes It Is'
    Release 22, EP-9: Beatles For Sale (No. 2)
         Fan-outs
Hearing the Music: Album Analysis and Song Details
    Listening to the Album
    Speaker Placement - The Magic Triangle
    Tempos & Times Primer
    Song Tempos
    Playing The CD
The Songs
    Using This Section
    Single (UK45-8)
         I Feel Fine
         I'm A Loser
    Beatles For Sale (UKLP-4)
         No Reply
         I'm A Loser
         Baby's In Black
         Rock And Roll Music
         I'll Follow The Sun
         Mr. Moonlight
         Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
         Eight Days A Week
         Words Of Love
         Honey Don't
         Every Little Thing
         I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
         What You're Doing
         Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
    Unreleased Songs
         Leave My Kitten Alone

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Appendix
Glossary
References
Index
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Front Cover

Songs of The Beatles' Beatles For Sale Period front cover

Book Specifications
Pages Size Binding Price
 about 170  8.5" x 11"  Paperback (perfect/glue) see price list
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Copyright 2006-09 by Ken Westover at Cliff Canyon Publishing Co. All rights reserved.
This material may not be distributed without the written permission of the author.
E-mail questions or comments to cliffcan@indra.com.

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