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The Beatles, album "Beatles For Sale"

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Studio albums - Studio Parlophone - 1964
stereo: 04.12.1964

Beatles For Sale

  1. 02:16 No Reply (John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - Remastered 2009 - 30.09.1964

    JOHN 1972: 'I remember (Beatles music publisher) Dick James coming up to me after we did this one and saying, 'You're getting better now – that was a complete story.' Apparently, before that, he thought my songs wandered off.'

    JOHN 1980: 'That's my song.
    That's the one where Dick James the publisher said, 'That's the first complete song you've written that resloves itself,' you know, with a complete story.
    It was sort of my version of 'Silhouettes.' (sings) 'Silhouettes, silhouettes, silhouettes…' I had that image of walking down the street and seeing her silhouetted in the window and not answering the phone, although I never called a girl on the phone in my life.
    Because phones weren't part of the English child's life.'

    PAUL circa-1994: 'We wrote 'No Reply' together but from a strong original idea of his.
    I think he pretty much had that one, but as usual, if he didn't have a third verse and the middle-eight, then he'd play it to me pretty much formed.
    Then we'd shove a bit in the middle or I'd throw in an idea.'

  2. 02:30 I'm a Loser (John Lennon – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - Remastered 2009 - 14.08.1964

    JOHN 1980: 'That's me in my Dylan period.
    Part of me suspects I'm a loser, and part of me thinks I'm God almighty.' (laughs)

    PAUL circa-1994: 'We used to listen to alot of country and western songs and they were all about sadness and 'I lost my truck' so it was quite acceptable to sing 'I'm a loser.' You really didn't think about it at the time, it's only later you'd think, God! That was pretty brave of John.
    'I'm a Loser' was very much John's song and there may have been a dabble or two from me.'

  3. 02:04 Baby's In Black (John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - Remastered 2009 - 11.08.1964

    JOHN 1980: 'Written together in the same room.'

    PAUL circa-1994: 'We wanted to write something a little bit darker, bluesy…
    It was very much co-written and we both sang it.
    Sometimes the harmony that I was writing in sympathy to John's melody would take over and become a stronger melody…
    When people wrote out the music score they would ask, 'Which one is the melody?' because it was co-written that you could actually take either.
    We rather liked this one.'

  4. 02:31 Rock And Roll Music (Chuck Berry) - Remastered 2009 - 18.10.1964

  5. 01:48 I'll Follow the Sun (Paul McCartney – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - Remastered 2009 - 18.10.1964

    JOHN 1972: 'A nice one.'

    JOHN 1980: 'That's Paul again.
    Can't you tell? I mean – 'Tomorrow may rain so/ I'll follow the sun.' That's another early McCartney, you know… written almost before the Beatles, I think.
    He had alot of stuff.'

    PAUL 1988: 'I wrote that in my front parlour in Forthlin Road.
    I was about 16.
    There was a few from then – 'Thinking Of Linking,' ever heard of that one? So 'I'll Follow The Sun' was one of those very early ones.
    I seem to remember writing it just after I'd had the flu… I remember standing in the parlour looking out through lace curtains of the window and writing that one.
    We had this hard R&B; image in Liverpool, so I think songs like 'I'll Follow The Sun,' ballads like that, got pushed back to later.'

  6. 02:38 Mr. Moonlight (Roylee Johnson) - Remastered 2009 - 18.10.1964

  7. 02:38 Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Richard Penniman) - Remastered 2009 - 18.10.1964

  8. 02:43 Eight Days a Week (John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - Remastered 2009 - 18.10.1964

    JOHN 1972: 'Both of us wrote it.
    I think we wrote this when we were trying to write the title song for 'Help!' because there was at one time the thought of calling the film, 'Eight Arms To Hold You.''

    JOHN 1980: 'Eight Days A Week' was never a good song.
    We struggled to record it and struggled to make it into a song.
    It was his (Paul's) initial effort, but I think we both worked on it.
    I'm not sure.
    But it was lousy anyway.'

    PAUL 1984: 'Yeah, he (Ringo) said it as though he were an overworked chauffeur: (in heavy accent) 'Eight days a week.' (Laughter) When we heard it, we said, 'Really? Bing! Got it!'' (Laughs)

  9. 02:04 Words of Love (Buddy Holly) - Remastered 2009 - 18.10.1964

  10. 02:57 Honey Don't (Carl Perkins) - Remastered 2009 - 26.10.1964

  11. 02:03 Every Little Thing (Paul McCartney – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - Remastered 2009 - 30.09.1964

    JOHN 1980: ''Every Little Thing' is his song.
    Maybe I threw in something.'

    PAUL circa-1994: ''Every Little Thing,' like most of the stuff I did, was my attempt at the next single… but it became an album filler rather than the great almighty single.
    It didn't have quite what was required.'

  12. 02:34 I Don't Want to Spoil the Party (John Lennon) - Remastered 2009 - 29.09.1964

    JOHN 1974: 'That was a very personal one of mine.'

    JOHN 1980: 'That's me!'

  13. 02:30 What You're Doing (Paul McCartney – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - Remastered 2009 - 26.10.1964

    JOHN 1980: 'His song… I might have done something.'

    PAUL circa-1994: ''What You're Doing' was a bit of filler.
    I think it was a little more mine than John's… You sometimes start a song and hope the best will arrive by the time you get to the chorus, but sometimes that's all you get, and I suspect this was one of them.
    Maybe it's a better recording than it is a song, some of them are.
    Sometimes a good recording would enhance a song.'

  14. 02:26 Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby (Carl Perkins) - Remastered 2009 - 18.10.1964


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