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Beatles 65 Album Cover

Beatles'65 Album Cover

Released 15 December 1964
Studio EMI Studios (Abbey Road Studios)
Genre Rock And Roll, Merseybeat, Folk Rock
Length 27:30
Label Capitol Records
Producer George Martin
Album Guide
Something New
The Early Beatles

Beatles '65 is the The Beatles' fifth Capitol release, but sixth American album. It was released in mono and stereo versions. The album was also issued in Germany on the Odeon label.

On 16 November 2004, this album was released on Compact Disc for the first time as part of The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 box set (catalogue number CDP 7243 8 66874 2 5).


Beatles '65 includes most of the songs from Beatles for Sale, but deleting "Eight Days a Week", "Words of Love", "Every Little Thing", "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party", "What You're Doing", and the "Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey" medley, which would show up later in Beatles VI. It picked up "I'll Be Back" from A Hard Day's Night and includes the single "I Feel Fine"/"She's a Woman". These two latter songs were remixed into "duophonic" [fake] stereo and drenched in reverb by Capitol Records' executive Dave Dexter, Jr. to cover up the use of the mono mixes sent from England.[1] The mono versions of both "I Feel Fine" and "She's A Woman" were also remixed with added echo and reverb for the single and mono album release.


In the US the album was a blockbuster hit, and jumped from #98 straight to #1, making the biggest jump to the pole position in the history of the Billboard Album Charts up to that time. In what may be testament to the overwhelming market appeal of the Beatles, several albums were released and promoted in America during 1965 sporting a similar title. These included Sinatra '65 by Frank Sinatra and Ellington '65 by Duke Ellington] on Reprise Records, Trio '65 by jazz pianist Bill Evans on Verve Records, and Brasil '65 by Sergio Mendes on the Beatles' own Capitol label.

Track listing[]

All tracks written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney (Lennon/McCartney), except where noted.

Side one
  1. "No Reply" – 2:15
  2. "I'm a Loser" – 2:31
  3. "Baby's in Black" – 2:02
  4. "Rock and Roll Music" (Chuck Berry) – 2:32
  5. "I'll Follow the Sun" – 1:46
  6. "Mr. Moonlight" (Roy Lee Johnson) – 2:35
Side two
  1. "Honey Don't" (Carl Perkins) – 2:56
  2. "I'll Be Back" – 2:22
  3. "She's a Woman" – 2:57
  4. "I Feel Fine" – 2:20
  5. "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" (Perkins) – 2:24