Help!

~ Release group by The Beatles

Album + Soundtrack

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Help! (UK mono, sans-serif font)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • GB1965-08-06
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1255[none]
Help! (UK stereo, sans-serif font)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • GB1965-08-06
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3071[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (stereo, East Coast, no Ken Thorne credits)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
  • US1965-08-13
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (stereo, West Coast, no Ken Thorne credits)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
  • US1965-08-13
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (mono, West Coast, no Ken Thorne credits)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
  • US1965-08-13
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)MAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (mono, East Coast, no Ken Thorne credits)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
  • US1965-08-13
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)MAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (stereo, East Coast, Ken Thorne credits)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (stereo, West Coast, Ken Thorne credits)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (mono, East Coast, transitional labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)MAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (mono, West Coast, Ken Thorne credits, no You Can’t Do That)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)MAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (mono, East Coast, Ken Thorne credits)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)MAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (mono, West Coast, Ken Thorne credits)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)MAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (mono, Decca press)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)MAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (stereo, West Coast, Ken Thorne credits, no You Can’t Do That)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! (UK mono, serif font, large THE BEATLES)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1255[none]
Help! (UK mono, serif font, small THE BEATLES)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1255[none]
Help! (UK stereo, serif font)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3071[none]
Help! (UK stereo, sans-serif font, * to the left of 4.)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3071[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (subsidiary text, Scranton)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (subsidiary text, Jacksonville)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (subsidiary text, LA)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! (UK stereo, no SOLD IN U.K.)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3071[none]
Help! (UK mono, no SOLD IN U.K.)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1255[none]
Help! (UK mono, one EMI box)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1255[none]
Help! (UK stereo, one EMI box)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3071[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (lime labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Capitol Record Club)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-8-2386[none]
Help! (UK stereo, two EMI boxes, THE GRAMOPHONE...)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3071[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Apple labels with subsidiary text)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Apple labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Apple labels with All rights... text)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Apple RecordsSMAS 2386, SMAS-2386[none]
Help! (stereo)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Apple RecordsEAS-80554[none]
Help! (UK stereo, two EMI boxes, EMI RECORDS...)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3071[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (orange labels, Los Angeles)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (orange labels, Winchester)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (purple labels, Mfd. by Capitol)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS 2386[none]
Help! (UK stereo)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Apple Records1C 072-04 257
Help! (UK stereo, two EMI boxes, UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE...)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3071[none]
Help! (UK mono, ALL RIGHTS...)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1255[none]
Help! (mono, red vinyl)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • JP1982-01-21
OdeonEAS-70134[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (rainbow labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2386[none]
Help! (UK stereo, two EMI boxes, UNAUTHORISED COPYING...)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3071[none]
Help! (MFSL Original Master Recording)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-105[none]
Help! (CD made in W. Germany)The BeatlesCD14
  • XE1987-04-30
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46439 2077774643924
Help! (stereo)The BeatlesCD14
  • JP1987-04-30
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), OdeonCDP 7 46439 2, CP32-53254988006611467
Help! (1987 remix)The BeatlesCD14
  • GB1987-04-30
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46439 2077774643924
Help! (1987 remix, CD made in W. Germany)The BeatlesCD14
  • US1987-04-30
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46439 2077774643924
Help! (rainbow labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • US1987-07-21
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CLJ-46439077774643917
Help! (UK stereo, two EMI boxes, UNAUTHORISED... HIRING AND RENTAL...)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)PCS 30715099910425718
Help! (CD made in USA)The BeatlesCD14
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46439 2077774643924
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (purple labels, Manufactured by Capitol)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)C1-90454077779045419
Help! (original mix)The BeatlesCD14
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone (UK)C2 46439077774643924
Help! (purple labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CLJ-46439077774643917
Help! (Apple logos)The BeatlesCD14
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46439 2077774643924
Help!The BeatlesCD14
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone (UK)C2 46439077774643924
Help! (1987 remix, Apple logo)The BeatlesCD14
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46439 2077774643924
Help! (Apple logo)The BeatlesCD14
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)CDP 7464392, CDP 7 46439 2077774643924
Help! (UK stereo, two EMI boxes, apple logo)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Parlophone (UK)10 4257 1, PCS 30715099910425718
Help! (purple labels with Apple logo)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone (UK)C1 0777 7 46439 1 7077774643917
Help! (1987 remix)The BeatlesCD14
  • JP1998-03-11
EMI (Japanese double‐boxed logo), Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)TOCP-511154988006739994
Help!The BeatlesCD14
  • JP1998-03-18
TOSHIBA EMI (a rare imprint used mostly for promos and video releases - does not stand for “東芝EMI株式会社”)TOCP-50505[none]
Help! (2009 stereo remaster)The BeatlesEnhanced CD16
  • AR2009-09-09
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)0946 3 82415 2 2094638241522
Help! (2009 stereo remaster)The BeatlesEnhanced CD16
  • XE2009-09-09
Apple Records, EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Parlophone (UK)0946 3 82415 2 2094638241522
Help! (2009 stereo remaster)The BeatlesEnhanced CD15
  • JP2009-09-09
Apple RecordsTOCP-710054988006873506
Help! (2009 stereo remaster)The BeatlesEnhanced CD15
  • US2009-09-09
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone (UK)0946 3 82415 2 2094638241522
Help! (2009 stereo remaster, made in Germany)The BeatlesEnhanced CD15
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)0946 3 82415 2 2, 3 82415 2094638241522
Help! (2009 stereo remaster)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • XE2012-11-12
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)0094638241515094638241515
Help! (2009 stereo remaster)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • US2012-11-13
Parlophone (UK)0094638241515, PCS 3071094638241515
Help! Original Motion Picture SoundtrackThe BeatlesCD24
  • US2014-01-21
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)B0019706-02602537643691
Help! (2014 mono remaster)The Beatles12" Vinyl14
  • XE2014-09-08
  • GB2014-09-08
  • US2014-09-08
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1255602537825745
Help! (remastered)The BeatlesDigital Media14
EMI Catalogue00602547670052
Help! (EMI Music Group Australia)The BeatlesCD14EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)7 46439 2077774643924
Help! (BIEM/STEMRA; Made in Holland; PM 518)The BeatlesCD14Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)CDP7464392, CDP 7 46439 2077774643924
Help! (BIEM/STEMRA; Made in Holland; No PM codes)The BeatlesCD14Apple RecordsCDP 7464392077774643924
Bootleg
Помоги! (no flags on labels)Битлз12" Vinyl14
АнТропП91 00133[none]
Help! (flags on labels)Битлз12" Vinyl14
АнТропП91 00133[none]
Help!The BeatlesCD36
CD-MAXIMUM (Russian label)CDM 0500-428
Help!The BeatlesCD14
Fabulous Sound Lab, Parlophone (BOOTLEG LABEL pretending to be the real one)FS-1005, PCS 3071
Help! (UK mono DESS bootleg)The BeatlesCD14
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsPMC 1255[none]
Help! (MFSL DESS bootleg)The BeatlesCD14
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsMFSL 1-105[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (US stereo DESS bootleg)The BeatlesCD12
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsSMAS 2386[none]
Help!The BeatlesCD14
Русский ЗвукRH 043-2001[none]
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (US mono DESS bootleg)The BeatlesCD12
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsMAS 2386[none]
Help!The BeatlesCD14
SomeWax (Russian bootleg label)SW107-24607016131405
Help! (UK stereo DESS bootleg)The BeatlesCD14
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsPCS 3071[none]
Help!The BeatlesDVD-Audio9
  • -2007

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Help! / I’m Down
Ticket to Ride / Yes It Is
included in:The Beatles (2009 stereo remasters)
The Beatles Collection
The Beatles in Mono (2009 mono remasters)
The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2
The U.S. Albums
part of:Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 80) (order: 80)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 266) (order: 266)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 331) (order: 331)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 332) (order: 332)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/45895 [info]
reviews:http://www.bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=cdm428&section=1 [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/v34z [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/the_beatles/help__f1/ [info]
IMDb:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059260/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000189173 [info]
Wikidata:Q201816 [info]

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Help! is The Beatles' second movie soundtrack, and its inferior in many ways to its predecessor. Where 1964's A Hard Day's Night took the band's inventiveness to new levels, and was complemented by one of George Martin's sharpest production jobs, this set sounded rushed and light on studio sheen.

Its title-track - written as a heartfelt slow ballad - was sped up by Martin and turned into a jittery single to accompany cartoonesque footage of the band footling about on skis up a hill. Self-pity, one of Lennon's favourite moods, rears its Beatley head on the pop-Dylan of You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, and Ringo's highlight is a (pretty well-chosen) cover of Buck Owens' country hit, Act Naturally. Oh, and the token rock'n'roll song, Larry Williams' Dizzy Miss Lizzy, seems dizzy from malnutrition more than anything else.

But this is a Beatles album, so it's unlikely to not be at least brilliant in places. It contains the most popular song never to be beaten to death by an X Factor contestant, the genuinely beautiful Yesterday. It's got Ticket to Ride, the song that saw The Beatles take on The Kinks, the Stones and The Who at their own, more rocky game. And Help! itself, while not the pre-primal scream yell of pain that Lennon wanted it to be (such songs would come later), is still a brilliant, pounding single, a cry of despair so full of "woo!"s that you reckon The Beatles are still enjoying themselves.

McCartney's I've Just Seen a Face is another highlight (it's a song he liked so much that it was one of the few Beatles numbers he performed with his 70s group, Wings), and Act Naturally is so infectious, silly and perfectly 1960s-country that it deserved its number one US singles spot. So, Help! is not as brilliant as some Beatles records, but it's still pretty brilliant.