Beatles for Sale is The Beatles' fourth album, released in late 1964 and produced by George Martin for Parlophone. The album marked a minor turning point in the evolution of Lennon and McCartney as lyricists, John Lennon particularly now showing interest in composing songs of a more autobiographical nature. "I'm a Loser" shows Lennon for the first time seemingly coming under the influence of Bob Dylan, whom he met for the first time in New York while on tour, on 28 August 1964. The album hit the UK number one spot and retained that position for eleven of the 46 weeks that it spent in the Top Twenty. Again Beatles For Sale did not surface as a regular album in the US until 1987. In its place was "Beatles ‘65” which featured eight songs from Beatles For Sale, plus the A and B-side of ‘I Feel Fine’ and ‘I’ll Be Back’ from the UK ‘s ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ album. Beatles for Sale enjoyed a nine week run at the top of the US charts beginning in January 1965. The Beatles - 1964 - Beatles For Sale 01 - No Reply 02 - I'm A Loser 03 - Baby's In Black 04 - Rock And Roll Music 05 - I'll Follow The Sun 06 - Mr Moonlight 07 - Kansas City - Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey 08 - Eight Days A Week 09 - Words Of Love 10 - Honey Don't 11 - Every Little Thing 12 - I Don't Want To Spoil The Party 13 - What You're Doing 14 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby LINK The Beatles - 1964 - The Alternate Beatles For Sale Outtakes from the "Beatles For Sale" era, including studio alternate takes, BBC sessions, live performances and even some songs of the period as briefly appeared in The Let It Be sessions. 01 - No Reply 02 - I'm A Loser 03 - Baby's In Black 04 - Rock And Roll Music 05 - I'll Follow The Sun 06 - Mr - Moonlight 07 - Kansas City , Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! 08 - Eight Days A Week 09 - Words Of Love 10 - Honey Don't 11 - Every Little Thing 12 - I Don't Want To Spoil The Party 13 - What You're Doing 14 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 15 - Leave My Kitten Alone 16 - I'm A Loser 17 - I'm A Loser 18 - I'll Follow The Sun 19 - I'll Follow The Sun 20 - Mr - Moonlight 21 - Kansas City , Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! 22 - Words Of Love 23 - What You're Doing 24 - Mr - Moonlight , No Reply , What You're Doing , 25 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 26 - I'm A Loser 27 - Baby's In Black 28 - Rock And Roll Music 29 - Mr - Moonlight 30 - Kansas City , Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! 31 - Kansas City 32 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 33 - Rock And Roll Music 34 - Kansas City , Miss Ann 35 - Every Little Thing LINK
Recorded at Tony Hall's apartament,London, George V Hotel,Paris, Sgt. Buddy Dressler's house in Miami Beach, Wellington, New Zealand hotel room, Terry Doran's apartment in London, Paul's home in St. John's Wood, John's home in Surrey, Santa Isabel, Spain, and some unknown locations.
01 - The Public Ear Bit (1) 02 - The Public Ear Bit (2) 03 - One And One Is Two 04 - If I Fell (1) 05 - If I Fell (2) 06 - If I Fell (3) 07 - If I Fell (4) 08 - If I Fell (5) 09 - Talking Guitar Blues (1) 10 - Talking Guitar Blues (2) 11 - Bouree 12 - Top Gear Promo (1) 13 - Top Gear Promo (2) 14 - Am Sonntag Will Mein Suesser Mit Mir Segein Gehn 15 - We Can Work It Out 16 - Michelle 17 - He Said He Said (1) 18 - He Said He Said (2) 19 - He Said He Said (3) 20 - He Said He Said (4) 21 - He Said He Said (5) 22 - She Said She Said (1) 23 - She Said She Said (2) 24 - She Said She Said (3) 25 - Mellotron Improvisation (1) 26 - Mellotron Improvisation (2) 27 - Mellotron Improvisation (3) 28 - Mellotron Improvisation (4) 29 - Mellotron Improvisation (5) 30 - Strawberry Fields Forever (1) 31 - Strawberry Fields Forever (2) 32 - Strawberry Fields Forever (3) 33 - Strawberry Fields Forever (4) 34 - Strawberry Fields Forever (5) 35 - Strawberry Fields Forever (6) 36 - Strawberry Fields Forever (7) 37 - Strawberry Fields Forever (8) 38 - Strawberry Fields Forever (9) 39 - Strawberry Fields Forever (10) 40 - Strawberry Fields Forever (11) 41 - Strawberry Fields Forever (12) 42 - Strawberry Fields Forever (13) 43 - Strawberry Fields Forever (14) 44 - Strawberry Fields Forever (15) 45 - Strawberry Fields Forever (16) 46 - Strawberry Fields Forever (17) 47 - Strawberry Fields Forever (18) 48 - Strawberry Fields Forever (19) 49 - Strawberry Fields Forever (20) 50 - Strawberry Fields Forever (21) 51 - Strawberry Fields Forever (22) 52 - Strawberry Fields Forever (23) 53 - Strawberry Fields Forever (24) 54 - Tape Loop And Backward Speech
Live performances K.B. Hallen, Kopenhagen, Denmark, 4 June 1964
01 - I Saw Her Standing There 02 - I Want To Hold Your Hand 03 - All My Loving 04 - She Loves You 05 - Till There Was You 06 - Roll Over Beethoven 07 - Can't Buy Me Love 08 - This Boy 09 - Twist And Shout
Cafe - Restaurant Treslong, Hillegom, Netherlands, 5 June 1964
10 - She Loves You 11 - All My Loving 12 - Twist And Shout 13 - Roll Over Beethoven 14 - Long Tall Sally 15 - Can't Buy Me Love
Veilinghal, Blokker, Netherlands 6 June 1964
16 - I Saw Her Standing There 17 - I Want To Hold Your Hand 18 - All My Loving 19 - She Loves You 20 - I Saw Her Standing There
Recorded at John's home in Liverpool, Royal Pier Hotel in Weston-Super-Mare, Bournemouth hotel room and unknown locations.
01 - John Tapes Julian And Cynthia 02 - Bad To Me 03 - I'm In Love 04 - Reading From The First Book Of Kings 05 - Singing From The First Book Of Psalms 06 - Asking For Directions 07 - Asking For More Directions 08 - Still Asking For Directions 09 - Still Asking For More Directions 10 - Tammy 11 - Over The Rainbow 12 - Fragment (1) 13 - Instrumental (1) 14 - Fragment (2) 15 - Instrumental (2) 16 - Michelle 17 - Instrumental (3) 18 - Instrumental (4) 19 - Instrumental (5) 20 - Three Coins And A Fountain 21 - Mary Mary Quite Contrary 22 - Rockin' And Rollin' (1) 23 - Fragment (3) 24 - Rockin' And Rollin' (2) 25 - Fragment (4) 26 - Rockin' And Rollin' (3) 27 - Rockin' And Rollin' (4) 28 - Fragment (5) 29 - Listening To Music And Talking 30 - Beatle Speech 31 - Fragment (6) 32 - Don't Bother Me (1) 33 - Don't Bother Me (2) 34 - Guitar Exercise (1) 35 - Guitar Exercise (2)
The Move, from Birmingham, England, were one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s. They scored nine Top 20 UK singles in five years, but were among the most popular British bands not to find any success in the United States. Although bassist-vocalist Chris "Ace" Kefford was the original leader, for most of their career The Move was led by guitarist, singer and songwriter Roy Wood. He composed all the group's UK singles and, from 1968, also sang lead vocals on many songs, although Carl Wayne was the main lead singer up to 1970. Message from The Country is the fourth and last album by The Move, as well as its only album for EMI's Harvest Records. This album has long had the reputation as The Move's best album, although it was recorded while the band was transitioning itself into the Electric Light Orchestra. 01 - Message From The Country 02 - Ella James 03 - No Time 04 - Don't Mess Me Up 05 - Until Your Moma's Gone 06 - It Wasn't My Idea To Dance 07 - Minister 08 - Ben Crawley Steel Company 09 - Words Of Aaron 10 - My Marge 11 - Tonight 12 - Chinatown 13 - Down On The Bay 14 - Do Ya 15 - California Man 16 - Don't Mess Me Up 17 - Words Of Aaron 18 - Do Ya LINK
Moby Grape is an American rock group from the 1960s, known for having all five members contribute to singing and songwriting and that collectively merged elements of folk music, blues, country, and jazz together with rock and psychedelic music. Due to the strength of their debut album, several critics consider Moby Grape to be the best rock band to emerge from the San Francisco music scene in the late sixties. The group continues to perform occasionally. As described by Jeff Tamarkin, "The Grape's saga is one of squandered potential, absurdly misguided decisions, bad-luck, blunders and excruciating heartbreak, all set to the tune of some of the greatest rock and roll ever to emerge from San Francisco. Moby Grape could have had it all, but they ended up with nothing, and less. Wow is the Moby Grape's second album. It was unusual and significantly different from most double-album releases. It was released in 1968 with Grape Jam as two completely different albums in separate covers but packaged together and sold for the price of a single LP.
01 - Murder In My Heart For The Judge 02 - Bitter Wind 03 - Can't Be So Bad 04 - Three-Four 05 - The Place And The Time 06 - Motorcycle Irene 07 - Rose Colored Eyes 08 - Funky-Tunk 09 - Miller's Blues 10 - He 11 - Just Like Gene Autry - A Foxtrot 12 - Naked, If I Want To
The Doobie Brothers is an American rock band. Drummer John Hartman arrived in California in 1969 determined to meet Skip Spence of Moby Grape and join an aborted Grape reunion. Spence introduced Hartman to singer, guitarist and songwriter Tom Johnston and the two proceeded to form the nucleus of what would become The Doobie Brothers. Johnston and Hartman called their fledgling group "Pud," and experimented with lineups (occasionally including Spence) and styles as they performed in and around San Jose. They were mostly a power trio (along with bassist Greg Murphy) but briefly worked with a horn section. In 1970 they teamed up with bass player Dave Shogren and singer, guitarist and songwriter Patrick Simmons. They have sold over 30 million albums in the United States from the 1970s to the present. The Doobie Brothers were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. Toulouse Street is the second studio album by The Doobie Brothers, released in 1972.
01 - Listen To The Music 02 - Rockin' Down The Highway 03 - Mamaloi 04 - Toulouse Street 05 - Cottonmouth 06 - Don't Start Me To Talkin' 07 - Jesus Is Just Alright 08 - White Sun 09 - Disciple 10 - Snake Man
Don and the Goodtimes were a Pacific Northwest group formed in 1965 by Don Gallucci (keyboards) and Bobby Holden (drums), veterans of the band scene in Portland and the surrounding area. They cut records for Scepter Records' Wand label and for the Jerden label, and had some local success with the latter label. The group didn't find a national audience, however, until Dick Clark chose them as the house band on his 1967 ABC afternoon program Where The Action Is. They made the move to Los Angeles and a contract with Epic Records followed that year, along with a single and an album. Their debut single, "I Could Be So Good To You," only got to No. 56 nationally, although it did better in several key markets, ascending to No. 15 in Los Angeles and reaching the top 40 in New York, indicating that its impact was far greater on the two coasts than in the middle of the country. 01 - I Could Be So Good 02 - The Music Box 03 - I Could Never Be 04 - Gimme Some Lovin' 05 - If You Love Her 06 - With A Girl Like You 07 - My Color Song 08 - And It's So Good 09 - Sweet Sweet Mama 10 - Good Day Sunshine LINK
Eddie & the Showmen were a surf rock band of the 1960s. Formed in Southern California by Eddie Bertrand, formerly of The Bel-Airs, they released several singles on Liberty records though never a full album. Their highest-charting single in Los Angeles was Mr. Rebel, which reached #4 on the Wallichs Music City Hit List on February 10, 1964. The band originally formed because Eddie Bertrand wanted to move on from the Bel-Airs. While the Bel-Airs focused more on guitar interplay and a moderate sound, Eddie & the Showmen played more in the style of Dick Dale with a prominent lead guitar and heavy sound. The band's original drummer was ex-Mousketeer Dick Dodd, who later joined The Standells. Interestingly enough, one of Eddie & the Showmen's biggest hits, Squad Car, was a cover of the Bel-Airs. Squad Car is also one of the most covered surf instrumentals among modern surf bands, and most versions sound more like the Eddie & the Showmen version than the Bel-Airs version. Squad Car is a complete singles-collection with bonus tracks. 01 - Toes On The Nose 02 - Border Town 03 - Squad Car 04 - Scratch 05 - Las Olas 06 - And The Angels Sing 07 - Showmen Stomp 08 - Movin' 09 - Mr Rebel 10 - Lanky Bones 11 - Far Away Places 12 - Dark Eyes 13 - We Are The Young 14 - Young And Lovely 15 - Break Time 16 - Then He Kissed Me 17 - Wayward Wind LINK
Formerly known as Picadilly Line, Edwards Hand are a musical group formed by Englishmen Rod Edwards (keyboards and vocals) and Roger Hand (acoustic guitar and vocals). After a 1968 album released under their former name, in 1969 Edwards Hand released an eponymous album (this album) produced by George Martin who, taking a break from working on The Beatles' White Album, described their music as "exceptional". The online CD vendors Freak Emporium (UK) and Forced Exposure (US) tentatively compare it to certain works by Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour.
01 - Banjo Pier 02 - Friday Hill 03 - Episodes, Being The First Part 04 - Close My Eyes 05 - House Of Cards 06 - If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind 07 - Characters No. 1 08 - Orange Peel 09 - Sing Along With The Singer 10 - Magic Car 11 - Days Of Our Life 12 - The Handed Down - Outta My Mind 13 - The Handed Down - Last Night's Girl 14 - The Handed Down - Loves A Game For One 15 - The Handed Down - Goodbye Girl