The Beatles released the LP “Beatles VI” on June 14, 1965. It was the Beatles’ …
Written by megarock on June 15, 2018
The Beatles released the LP “Beatles VI” on June 14, 1965. It was the Beatles’ seventh Capitol Records release in the United States and Canada (including The Beatles’ Story). It was the ninth album released into that market in less than one and a half years (Vee-Jay Records and United Artists Records also released one album each during that period). The LP was released in both mono and stereoversions.
Beatles VI reached number one in Billboard for six weeks, beginning on 10 July 1965.
Beatles VI includes two tracks featuring searing John Lennon vocals, recorded specifically for the North American market: “Bad Boy” and “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”, both covers of Larry Williams songs, and both recorded on Williams’ birthday (10 May 1965), marking perhaps the only time that the Beatles recorded material especially for North America. “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” was part of the set of their 1965 US concerts and was soon included on the British release of the Help! album, but “Bad Boy” was not released in the United Kingdom or anywhere else in the world until the 1966 A Collection of Beatles Oldies. These two songs, along with “Act Naturally” the following month, were the last cover songs recorded and released by the Beatles until “Maggie Mae” appeared on the Let It Be album in 1970.
The LP also included the remaining six tracks from Beatles for Sale (i.e., those left off Beatles ’65), “Yes It Is”, the B-side to the single “Ticket to Ride”. This is a “duophonic” stereo remix from the original mono track, with additional echo and reverb.
two other tracks from the forthcoming UK release of Help!: “You Like Me Too Much” and “Tell Me What You See”
How many of you bought this LP when it first came out? And for our younger friends, how many of you have this LP in your Beatles collection?