Beatles for Sale (1964)

Beatles for Sale is the fourth studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 4 December 1964 in the United Kingdom 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. In Australia, the only-ever non-original Beatles single (either side) went to Number One: Chuck Berry's "Rock and Roll Music" backed with Carl Perkins' "Honey, Don't", which held the summit for four weeks.

Wikipedia Entry

Beatles for Sale album cover

Track Listing

  1. No Reply
  2. I'm a Loser
  3. Baby's in Black
  4. Rock and Roll Music
  5. I'll Follow the Sun
  6. Mr. Moonlight
  7. Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
  8. Eight Days a Week
  9. 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