A Beatles' Recording Timeline: Eight Arms To Hold You

Help!, etc.

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MOTHER WORKS: 
o Ticket to Ride c/w YES IT IS [UK MONO 45] ..................... "PARLOPHONE R 5265"
o Help! c/w I'M DOWN [MONO 45]................................... "PARLOPHONE R 5305"
o HELP!  [UK MONO LP] ........................................... "PARLOPHONE PMC 1255"
o BAD BOY [USA MONO LP BEATLES VI] .............................. "CAPITOL T2358"
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EIGHT ARMS TO HOLD YOU - 
Recordings from February 15, 1965 to August 31, 1965

15FEB65  [EMI] HELP! SESSION #1 OF 12
_ Ticket To Ride "Take 1 false start"
% Ticket To Ride "Take 2 -> OV"
_ Ticket To Ride "Unused SIs to Take 2"
% Ticket To Ride "SIs to Take 2 -> OV"

% Another Girl "Take 1 -> LP track"
_ Another Girl "Edit pieces 1-10, unused"

_ I Need You "Takes 1-4"
% I Need You "Take 5"

16FEB65  [EMI] HELP! SESSION #2
% I Need You "SIs to Take 5 -> LP track"
% Another Girl "SI to Take 1 -> LP track"

o Yes It Is "Take 1"
o Yes It Is "Take 2, breakdown"
     o "Session tape"
     o "ANTH2 chimera, Take 2 edited to 45 track and remixed"
o Yes It Is "Take 3, false start"
o Yes It Is "Take 4, false start"
o Yes It Is "Take 5, two false starts"
o Yes It Is "Take 6, false start"
o Yes It Is "Take 7, breakdown"
o Yes It Is "Take 8, false start"
o Yes It Is "Take 8"
o Yes It Is "Take 10, false start"
_ Yes It Is "Takes 11-13"
% Yes It Is "Take 14 -> 45 track"
o Yes It Is "Harmony SI to Take 14 w/snippet preface (session tape)-> 45 track "

17FEB65  [EMI] HELP! SESSION #3
_ The Night Before "Take 1"
% The Night Before "Take 2 -> LP track"
_ You Like Me Too Much "Takes 1-7"
% You Like Me Too Much "Take 8 -> LP track"

18FEB65  [EMI] HELP! SESSION #4 AND MIXING
% You've Got To Hide Your Love Away "Take 1 and 2 chatter -> ANTH2"
_ You've Got To Hide Your Love Away "Takes 3-4, all incomplete"
o You've Got To Hide Your Love Away "Take 5, ANTH2 w/tk 1 & tk 2 chatter"
_ You've Got To Hide Your Love Away "Takes 6-8, all incomplete"
% You've Got To Hide Your Love Away "Take 9 -> LP track"

o If You've Got Trouble "Take 1 w/SIs"
     o "Stereo, ANTH2, RS /23FEB65"
     _ "Mono, RM /20FEB65"
 
_ Tell Me What You See "Take 1-3"
% Tell Me What You See "Take 4 -> LP track"

19FEB65  [EMI] HELP! SESSION #5
_ You're Going To Lose That Girl "Take '2'-1st take, false start"
% You're Going To Lose That Girl "Take '3'-2nd take -> LP track"
% You're Going To Lose That Girl "SIs to Take '3'-> LP track"

20FEB65  [EMI] HELP! SESSION #6
_ That Means A Lot "4 rehearsals"
o That Means A Lot "Take 1 w/SIs"
     o "ANTH2 version, common mono high-reverb mix, rm /20FEB65"
     o "Stereo 23FEB65 mix"
_ That Means A Lot "Take '2'(bounce of Take 1)+SIs"
o That Means A Lot [stereo] "edit piece"

o You're Going To Lose That Girl "Different guitar solo SI, RS3/02APR65"

22FEB65  The Beatles leave for the Bahamas to start filming Help!.
11MAR65  The Beatles return to London.
13MAR65  The Beatles leave for Obertauern to continue filming Help!.
19MAR65  Paul is interviewed by Brian Matthew.
o Interview  about Michelle (JUN65?)
22MAR65  The Beatles return to London to continue shooting the film Help!.
28MAR65  [TV] Thank Your Lucky Stars
The Beatles lip-sync to Eight Days A Week, Yes It Is, and Ticket To Ride.

30MAR65  [EMI] HELP! SESSION #7
o That Means A Lot (remake) [stereo] "funny unnumbered rehearsal"
o That Means A Lot (remake) [stereo] "Take 20, incomplete"
o That Means A Lot (remake) [stereo] "Take 21"
_ That Means A Lot "Take 22, incomplete"
o That Means A Lot (remake) [stereo] "Take 23, false start"
o That Means A Lot (remake) [stereo] "Take 24, incomplete"


09APR65  ==MOTHER RELEASE==  Ticket to Ride c/w YES IT IS  "PARLOPHONE R 5265"
o Ticket to Ride c/w YES IT IS [UK MONO 45]
     o Ticket to Ride  "Same as UK mono LP track, see 06AUG65"
     o YES IT IS [UK MONO 45] "RM /18FEB65"

== Alternate mixes and masters: Yes It Is ==
o Yes It Is "Stereo Past Masters CD - RS /23FEB65"
x Yes It Is "USA duophonic"

10APR65  [TV] Top Of The Pops
The Beatles lip-sync to Yes It Is and Ticket To Ride.

11APR65  [CONCERT VIDEO] N.M.E. POLL WINNERS' CONCERT 1965
(Mono recording.)
o I Feel Fine
o She's A Woman
o Baby's In Black
o Ticket To Ride
o Long Tall Sally

11APR65  [TV] The Eamonn Andrews Show
The Beatles lip-sync to Ticket To Ride and Yes It Is.

13APR65  [INTERVIEW] POP INN
o Interview

13APR65  [EMI] HELP! SESSION #8
Bits of a taped-over rehearsal session are heard between these takes.
o Help! "Take 1, inst'l breakdown"
o Help! "Take 2, inst'l breakdown"
o Help! "Take 3, inst'l breakdown"
o Help! "Take 4, inst'l and chatter -> OV"
o Help! "Take 5, inst'l"
o Help! "Take 6, inst'l breakdown"
o Help! "Take 7, inst'l breakdown"
o Help! "Take 8, inst'l breakdown"
o Help! "Take 9, vocal SI onto tk 4"
o Help! "Take 10, vocal SI onto tk 4"
o Help! "Take 11, breakdown - SI onto tk 4"
o Help! "Take 12, guitar SI onto tk 4 -> OV"

16APR65  [TV CONCERT] READY, STEADY, GOES LIVE JAM FOR ADAM FAITH
Lennon, Harrison, Adam Faith, Doris Troy, Kinks, Jeff Beck & Yardbirds, Herman's Hermits.
o I Need Your Lovin'

28APR65  [FILM] GRAMMY AWARD IMPROV
o It's A Long Way To Tipperary

10MAY65  [EMI] HELP! SESSION #9
_ Dizzy Miss Lizzy "Take 1-2"

_ Bad Boy "Take 1-2"
% Bad Boy "Take 3 rhythm track -> Tk 4"
% Bad Boy "Take 4 = SIs to Tk 3, -> OV"

_ Dizzy Miss Lizzy "Take 3-6"
% Dizzy Miss Lizzy "Take 7 -> LP track"

11MAY65  The Beatles finish filming on the Help! movie.
18MAY65  The Beatles continue post-production work on the Help! movie.
o I Sat Belonely

22MAY65  Footage of the Beatles appears on Dr. Who.

26MAY65  [BBC] THE BEATLES (INVITE YOU TO TAKE A TICKET TO RIDE)
Aired 07JUN65.  This was the last of the 52 music specials made for the BBC.
o Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
o I'm A Loser
o The Night Before
o Honey, Don't!
o Dizzy Miss Lizzy
o She's A Woman
o Ticket To Ride

12JUN65  The Beatles hold a press conference regarding the announcement of their MBEs.
o Press conference


14JUN65  =MOTHER RELEASE= BAD BOY [BEATLES VI USA LP TRACK]
o BAD BOY [MONO - BEATLES VI USA LP TRACK]

=ALTERNATE MIX=
o Bad Boy [Stereo - Beatles VI USA LP track]


14JUN65  [EMI] HELP! SESSION #10
_ I've Just Seen A Face "Takes 1-5"
% I've Just Seen A Face "Take 6 -> OV"
% I've Just Seen A Face "Inst'l SIs on Take 6 -> OV"
o I'm Down "Take 1, ANTH2"
% I'm Down "Take 7 -> 45 track"
o Yesterday "Take 1, ANTH2"
% Yesterday "Take 2 -> OV"
% Yesterday "String quartet and vocal SIs on Take 2 -> OV"

15JUN65  [EMI] HELP! SESSION #11
_ It's Only Love "Take 1"
o It's Only Love "Take 2, ANTH2"
o It's Only Love "Take 3, false start, ANTH2"
_ It's Only Love "Take 4"
_ It's Only Love "Take 5, breakdown"
% It's Only Love "Take 6 -> OV"
X Forgery: It's Only Love "Indian Rope Trick"

16JUN65  The Beatles complete post-production work for the Help! movie.
o The Fat Budgie - The World of Books
o The National Health Cow - BBC's Today

17JUN65  [EMI] HELP! SESSION #12
_ Act Naturally "Takes 1-12, inst'l"
% Act Naturally "Take 13, vocal"
_ Wait "Takes 1-3"
% Wait "Take 4 -> Rubber Soul, see 11NOV65"
_ Wait "RM1/18JUN65"

18JUN65  Lennon is interviewed on BBC's Tonight about A Spaniard In The Works.
o We Must Not Forget The General Erection
o The Wumberlog (or The Magic Dog)

20JUN65  [CONCERTS] 1965 WORLD TOUR BEGINS, PARIS
1965 World Tour
European leg: 20JUN65-03JUL65
North American leg: 15AUG65-31AUG65, 3rd N. Am. tour
The repertoire for the tour consisted of:
> Twist And Shout  "Eur. and N.Am. legs"
> She's A Woman  "Eur. and N.Am. legs"
> I'm A Loser  "Eur. leg only"
> Can't Buy Me Love  "Eur. and N.Am. legs"
> Baby's In Black  "Eur. and N.Am. legs"
> I Wanna Be Your Man  "Eur. and N.Am. legs"
> A Hard Day's Night  "Eur. and N.Am. legs"
> Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby  "Eur. and N.Am. legs"
> Rock And Roll Music  "Eur. leg only"
> I Feel Fine  "Eur. and N.Am. legs"
> Ticket To Ride  "Eur. and N.Am. legs"
> Long Tall Sally   "Eur. leg only"
> Act Naturally "N.Am. leg only"
> Dizzy Miss Lizzy  "N.Am. leg only"
> Help!  "N.Am. leg only"
> I'm Down  "N.Am. leg only"

Two concert performances in Paris on this date.
o Matinee
o Evening show

22-25JUN65  The Beatles tour Lyon, Milan, and Genoa.
27JUN65  Two concerts are performed in Rome.
o Matinee
o Evening show
28JUN65-03JUL65  The Beatles tour Rome, Nice, Madrid, and Barcelona.


23JUL65 ==MOTHER RELEASE==  Help! c/w I'M DOWN [MONO 45] "PARLOPHONE R 5305"
o Help! c/w I'M DOWN [MONO 45]
     . Help! [MONO 45] "same as Help! LP mono track"
     o I'M DOWN [MONO 45]  "rm /18JUN65"

=ALTERNATE MIXES=
o I'm Down "RS /18JUN65"


29JUL65  The film Help! premieres.
Additional soundtrack music by Ken Thorne, see 13AUG65.
o Help! [Original mono film score] 
     o Help! "RM3/18APR65 for film score"
     o The Night Before "film score remix"
     o I Need You "film score remix"
     o You're Going To Lose That Girl "film score remix"
     o Ticket To Ride "RM2/15MAR65 for film score"
o Barber of Seville "Beatles whistle for the film's credits"

30JUL65  [INTERVIEW] "THE BEATLES"
o "The Beatles" interview

01AUG65 [TV CONCERT] BLACKPOOL NIGHT OUT #2 OF 2 
Broadcast live.  ABC Theatre.
o I Feel Fine "ANTH2"
o I'm Down
o Act Naturally
o Ticket To Ride "ANTH2"
o Yesterday "ANTH2"
o Help! "ANTH2"


06AUG65 =MOTHER RELEASE=  HELP!  [UK MONO LP]  "PARLOPHONE PMC 1255"
o HELP! [UK MONO LP]
     Side One
     o HELP!  "rm4/18JUN65"
     o THE NIGHT BEFORE   "rm /18FEB65"
     o YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY  "rm /20FEB65"
     o I NEED YOU   "rm /18FEB65"
     o ANOTHER GIRL  "rm /18FEB65"
     o YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL  "rm /20FEB65"
     o TICKET TO RIDE  "rm1/18FEB65"
     Side Two
     o ACT NATURALLY  "rm /18JUN65"
     o IT'S ONLY LOVE  "rm /18JUN65"
     o YOU LIKE ME TOO MUCH  "rm /18FEB65"
     o TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE  "rm /20FEB65"
     o I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE  "rm /18JUN65"
     o YESTERDAY  "rm2/17JUN65"
     o DIZZY MISS LIZZY  "rm /10MAY65"


== ALTERNATE MIXES: Help! LP ==
o Help! [UK Stereo LP]
     o Help!   "RS2/18JUN65 w/diff. vocal and tambourine"
     o The Night Before   "RS1/23FEB65"
     o You've Got To Hide Your Love Away  "rs /23FEB65"
     o I Need You   "rs /23FEB65"
     o Another Girl  "rs /23FEB65"
     o You're Going To Lose That Girl  "RS2/23FEB65"
     o Ticket To Ride  "rs/23FEB65"
     o Act Naturally  "RS /18JUN65"
     o It's Only Love  "RS /18JUN65"
     o You Like Me Too Much  "rs /23FEB65"
     o Tell Me What You See  "rs /23FEB65"
     o I've Just Seen A Face  "RS /18JUN65"
     o Yesterday  "RS /18JUN65"
     o Dizzy Miss Lizzy  "rs /10MAY65"

o Help! [Stereo CD, remixed for CD,1987] Same track sequence as UK LP.

o Help! "mono acetate mix, w/less drum, and same vocal as RS2/18JUN65"
o Help! "1993 video remix"
o The Night Before "mono acetate mix"
o You've Got To Hide Your Love Away "mono acetate mix"
o I Need You "mono acetate mix"
o Another Girl "mono acetate mix w/count-in"
o Ticket To Ride "mono acetate mix"
o Ticket To Ride "Stereo full ending mix"
> See also 29JUL65 for original film score mixes.


AUG65?  [NTB] GEORGE MARTIN ORCHESTRA
Not the Beatles.
o I Feel Fine (Instrumental)
o Help! Instrumental LP (w/Bahama Sound)

09AUG65  [LONE BEATLES] PAUL AND GEORGE: THE SILKIE SESSION
Paul on guitar, George tapping rhythm.
o You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

13AUG65  [NTB] USA HELP! SOUNDTRACK LP RELEASED
This stereo/duophonic LP included the Beatles' songs from side one of the mother LP,
and additional soundtrack music by Ken Thorne (Not the Beatles).
o Help! [USA Stereo/Duophonic LP] "Ticket To Ride is in duophonic mix"
     o The James Bond Theme
     o From Me To You Fantasy
     o In The Tyrol
     o Another Hard Day's Night
     o The Bitter End/You Can't Do That
     o The Chase
x Help! [USA Fake mono LP]

13AUG65  The Beatles leave London to begin the North American leg of their 1965 World Tour.

14AUG65  [TV CONCERT] ED SULLIVAN SHOW #4 OF 4 - NEW YORK
Broadcast 12SEP65.
o I Feel Fine/I'm Down/Act Naturally/Ticket To Ride/Yesterday/Help!

15AUG65 [CONCERT FILM] THE BEATLES AT SHEA STADIUM 
See also 05JAN66.
o Twist and Shout "w/30AUG65 Hollywood Bowl audio dubbed in"
_ She's A Woman
o I Feel Fine "05JAN66 recording"
o Dizzy Miss Lizzy "w/bass SI"
o Ticket To Ride
o Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby "not in film, ANTH2"
o Can't Buy Me Love "w/bass SI"
o Baby's In Black " "w/bass SI"
_ Act Naturally "film uses the lp track"
o A Hard Day's Night
o Help! "05JAN66 recording"
o I'm Down "w/bass and organ SI, on Anth video"

17AUG65  The Beatles perform two concerts in Toronto and are interviewed.
o Interview

AUG65  Two press conferences are held during the North American leg of the the tour.
o Press conference
o Press conference

18AUG65  A concert is performed in Atlanta.
o One show

19AUG65  Two concerts are given in Houston.
o Matinee
o Evening show

20AUG65  [INTERVIEWS] "THE BEATLES ABROAD"
Aired 30AUG65.  Brian Matthews leaves the world tour this date, with a week's worth of 
tape, bundled together into an interview special for the BBC called "The Beatles Abroad".
o "The Beatles Abroad" interviews

20-28AUG65  The Beatles tour Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland, and San Diego.

29AUG65?  [INTERVIEW] IMPROVISATION - LOS ANGELES (TEEN SET?)
o One Sunny Day "Piano/vocal improv. illustrating Lennon-McCartney songwriting method"

29AUG65 The Beatles' concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles is recorded.
o Evening show

30AUG65 [CONCERT] THE BEATLES AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
Much of this concert was released on the 1977 album, The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl.
o Twist and Shout "on album" 
o She's A Woman "on album"
o I Feel Fine 
o Dizzy Miss Lizzy  "on album, spliced with 29AUG65 recording"
o Ticket To Ride "on album"
o Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 
o Can't Buy Me Love  "on album"
o Baby's In Black "on Real Love"
o I Wanna Be Your Man
o A Hard Day's Night "on album"
o Help!  "on album"
o I'm Down 

31AUG65  The 1965 World Tour ends with 2 concerts at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

KEY: RECORDING TYPES AND SESSION NOTES

Recording Types
o Collectable. _ Exists/Uncollectable. * Recorded/Lost.
% Collectable AS an embedded component of officially released track.
. Song title listed to provide context. No recording implied.
Session Notes
OM = Other Musicians for Beatles' product.
NTB = Not The Beatles.
Song title "version name" ... The quoted phrase is to indicate some distinctive characteristic of this recording version of the song.

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