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Help! is the fifth UK album and the 10th U.S. album by The Beatles. It features the singles "Help!", "Ticket To Ride" and "Yesterday" and was ranked in 2003 by Rolling Stone magazine at number 332 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The original Beatles catalogue has been digitally re-mastered for the first time for worldwide CD release. Each CD is packaged with replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album.
The albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMIs Abbey Road Studios in London over a four year period utilizing state of the art recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release.
The stereo CD includes track listings and artwork as originally released in the UK. Within the CDs new packaging, booklet includes detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. These stereo CDs will be housed in a three-panel eco digi-pack with 14 page booklet.
A newly produced mini-documentary on the making of the album, directed by Bob Smeaton, is included as a QuickTime file on the album. The documentary contains archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.
"For the new remasters, the engineer went back to the original 1960's analog master tapes. Remastering is about working with, sharpening, amplifying, clarifying, and enhancing what are already the settled (or established) facts of the original mix. A listening session in early June at Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan confirmed that this is exactly what has been done. In A/B comparisons with the 1987 CD versions, the Beatles' records sounded more alive, more spirited, with greater dynamic range, and a new spaciousness that was very apparent... These new releases are an audiophile's dream - on good gear, they do sound much improved." - Robert Baird, Stereophile Magazine, October 2009, Vol. 32, No.
"The moptops' second movie was a Swinging London goof, but the soundtrack was a smashing time, including the classics "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and "Ticket to Ride," and the lovely "I've Just Seen a Face." Help! didn't break new ground, but it paved the way for the Beatles' next stop: Rubber Soul." - www.rollingstone.com
"Lennon claimed that this composition of his was the first heavy-metal song. For his part, McCartney played lead guitar. 'We almost invented the idea of a new bit of a song on the fade-out,' he said of 'Ticket.' 'It was quite radical at the time.'" - Rolling Stone
Re-mastered at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London
Each CD is packaged with replicated original UK album art
Housed in three-panel soft digi-pak
Includes expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes
For limited period, each CD will be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album.
Made in the U.S.A.
2. The Night Before
3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
4. I Need You
5. Another Girl
6. You're Going To Lose That Girl
7. Ticket to Ride
8. Act Naturally
9. It's Only Love
10. You Like Me Too Much
11. Tell Me What You See
12. I've Just Seen a Face
14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy