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Something New
Something New
Released 20 july 1964
Studio EMI Studios (Abbey Road Studios)
Genre Rock And Roll, Merseybeat, Folk Rock
Length 25:30
Label Capitol Records
Producer George Martin
Album Guide
The Beatles' Second Album
Beatles '65

Something New is The Beatles' third Capitol release, but fifth American album following the United Artists release of A Hard Day's Night. This album includes eight songs from the original British release of A Hard Day's Night, as well as the remaining tracks "Slow Down" and "Matchbox" from the Long Tall Sally EP and the German release of "I Want to Hold Your Hand". It was released in mono and stereo, and all mono mixes of the five songs duplicated from the United Artists soundtrack album are the same. This was the first time the album was mixed in "true" stereo. The mono release contains alternate versions of "Any Time at All", "I'll Cry Instead" (the "missing" third verse), "When I Get Home", and "And I Love Her" (McCartney's non-double-tracked vocal).

The album spent nine weeks at #2 on the Billboard 200, behind the United Artists A Hard Day's Night album.

This album was also released on the Parlophone label for sale only on American Armed Forces bases in Europe. These copies have great collector value. The album was also issued in Germany on the Odeon label. The German version contains the unedited version of "And I Love Her", which was later released on the US version of Rarities and a reprocessed stereo version of "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand".

In 2004 this album was released for the first time on CD as part of The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 box set (catalogue number CDP 7243 8 66876 2 3.)

Track listing[]

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

Side one
  1. "I'll Cry Instead"
  2. "Things We Said Today
  3. "Any Time at All"
  4. "When I Get Home"
  5. "Slow Down" (Larry Williams)
  6. "Matchbox" (Carl Perkins)
Side two
  1. "Tell Me Why"
  2. "And I Love Her"
  3. "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You"
  4. "If I Fell"
  5. "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" (Lennon/McCartney/Nicolas/Heller)