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Songs of The Beatles Volume 5

Songs of The Beatles' Help Period

1964 October 26 - 1965 June 17

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Period Overview

1964 October 26: Record last songs for the Beatles For Sale LP

1964 Nov 06: Release UKEP-6, Extracts From The Film A Hard Day's Night.
1964 Nov 06: Release UKEP-7, Extracts From The Album A Hard Day's Night.
1964 Nov 27: Release UK45-8, 'I Feel Fine'/'She's A Woman'.
1964 Dec 04: Release UKLP-4, Beatles For Sale.

1965 Feb 15: First songs recorded in the Help Period: 'Ticket To Ride', 'Another Girl', 'I Need You'.

1965 Apr 06: Release UKEP-8,Beatles For Sale.
1965 Apr 09: Release UK45-9, 'Ticket To Ride'/'Yes It Is'.
1965 Jun 04: Release UKEP-9, Beatles For Sale (No. 2).

1965 Jun 17: Record last songs of the Help Period.

1965 Jul 23: Release UK45-10, 'Help!'/'I'm Down'
1965 Aug 06: Release UKLP-5, Help!.

Details on all the sessions and releases are in the book Songs of The Beatles' Help Period.
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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 Help! 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 this Period. Details are provided about the UK records. (Details about the US records are in 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 20 songs of the Help Period:

The 20 Songs of the Help Period
Side A Side B
 9th single  Ticket To Ride  Yes It Is
 10th single  Help!  I'm Down
Side 1 Side 2
 5th LP: Help!  Help!  Act Naturally
 The Night Before  It's Only Love
 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away  You Like Me Too Much
 I Need You  Tell Me What You See
 Another Girl  I've Just Seen A Face
 You're Going To Lose That Girl  Yesterday
 Ticket To Ride  Dizzy Miss Lizzy
 US release  Bad Boy
 unreleased  If You've Got Trouble
 That Means A Lot
 Wait

Songs of The Beatles' Help Period 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 (approximate)

Songs of The Beatles' Help Period table of contents
Contents Page
Preface
     Book Format
Introduction
     Beatle Records
     Beatle Periods
Period Overview

Releases
     45: I Feel Fine / She's A Woman
     LP: Beatles For Sale
     EP: Beatles For Sale
     45: Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is
     EP: Beatles For Sale (No. 2)
     45: Help! / I'm Down
     LP: Help!
        Fan-outs
     EP: Yesterday

Hearing the Music: Album Analysis and Song Details
     Listening to the Album
     Speaker Placement - The Magic Triangle
     Tempos & Times Primer
     Playing The CD

The Songs
     Using This Section
     Single
          Ticket To Ride
          Yes It Is
     Single
          Help!
          I'm Down

      Help! (LP)
          Help!
          The Night Before
          You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
          I Need You
          Another Girl
          You're Going To Lose That Girl
          Ticket To Ride
          Act Naturally
          It's Only Love
          You Like Me Too Much
          Tell Me What You See
          I've Just Seen A Face
          Yesterday
          Dizzy Miss Lizzy

     A Collection Of Beatles Oldies(LP)
          Bad Boy

     Unreleased songs
          If You've Got Trouble
          That Means A Lot
          Wait

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Appendix
Glossary
References
Index
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Front Cover

Songs of The Beatles' Help Period front cover

Book Specifications
Pages Size Binding Price
 about 200  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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