• The Beatles - Beatles For Sale
    (Parlophone Records  1964/80  PCS3062  Stereo)
    Matrix No's: YEX 142-4/YEX 143-6 - UK Pressing
    Black/Silver Label - "All Rights Of The Producer..." ringwording

    Gatefold Sleeve in Excellent+/Nr MINT condition
    - perfect except for a small tear in the top left corner on the spine

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
    there is a name on the Side 2 label but it's barely visible

    Beatles for Sale is the fourth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 4 December 1964 and produced by George Martin for Parlophone. The album marked a minor turning point in the evolution of the Lennon–McCartney partnership, John Lennon particularly now showing interest in composing songs of a more autobiographical nature. "I'm a Loser" shows Lennon for the first time coming under the influence of Bob Dylan, whom he met in New York while on tour, on 28 August 1964.

    Beatles for Sale did not produce a single for the UK – the non-album tracks "I Feel Fine" and "She's a Woman" performed that role. Nevertheless, that coupling was followed up in the United States by "Eight Days a Week", which became their seventh number one in March 1965.

    The album hit the UK number one spot and retained that position for 11 of the 46 weeks that it spent in the Top 20. 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 '65 enjoyed a nine-week run at the top of the US charts beginning in January 1965.

    Track listing

    All songs written and composed by Lennon–McCartney, except where noted. 
    Side one  
    No. Title Lead vocals Length  
    1. "No Reply"   Lennon with McCartney 2:15
    2. "I'm a Loser"   Lennon with McCartney 2:31
    3. "Baby's in Black"   McCartney and Lennon 2:02
    4. "Rock and Roll Music" (Chuck Berry) Lennon 2:32
    5. "I'll Follow the Sun"   McCartney 1:46
    6. "Mr. Moonlight" (Roy Lee Johnson) Lennon 2:33
    7. "Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller/Richard Penniman) McCartney 2:33
    Side two  
    No. Title Lead vocals Length  
    1. "Eight Days a Week"   Lennon 2:44
    2. "Words of Love" (Buddy Holly) Lennon and McCartney 2:12
    3. "Honey Don't" (Carl Perkins) Starr 2:55
    4. "Every Little Thing"   Lennon and McCartney 2:01
    5. "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party"   Lennon with McCartney 2:33
    6. "What You're Doing"   McCartney 2:30
    7. "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" (Perkins) Harrison 2:23


    The Beatles
    • John Lennon – lead, harmony and backing vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitars, piano, harmonica, tambourine, handclaps; 12-string lead guitar on "Every Little Thing"
    • Paul McCartney – lead, harmony and backing vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, Hammond organ, handclaps
    • George Harrison – harmony and backing vocals, lead vocals on "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby", lead, acoustic and 12 string guitars, African drum, handclaps
    • Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine, maracas, timpani, cowbell, packing case, bongos, lead vocals on "Honey Don't"
    Additional musicians
    • George Martin – piano and producer
    Personnel per Mark Lewisohn

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