US album release: Beatles ’65

9.00am, Tuesday 15 December 1964 (49 years ago)

The Beatles’ fifth album on Capitol Records included the majority of songs from Beatles For Sale, and added I’ll Be Back, She’s A Woman and I Feel Fine.

Beatles '65 album artwork - USAOf the Beatles For Sale songs, it left out Eight Days A Week, Words Of Love, Every Little Thing, I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party, What You’re Doing and Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!. Those songs were included on the June 1965 album Beatles VI.

Beatles ’65 was released as Capitol T-2228 (mono) and Capitol ST-2228 (stereo). The tracklisting was:

No Reply
I’m A Loser
Baby’s In Black
Rock And Roll Music
I’ll Follow The Sun
Mr Moonlight

Honey Don’t
I’ll Be Back
She’s A Woman
I Feel Fine
Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby

The album was a huge commercial success, jumping from number 98 to the top spot on the Billboard album chart, which was the highest leap to the number one position in the chart’s history.

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