US album release: Help!

The Beatles’ eighth US album released by Capitol Records, Help!, was issued on this day as MAS-2386 (mono) and SMAS-2386 (stereo).

Help! album artwork – USA

Unlike the UK version, which featured songs from the Help! film on the first side, and seven further tracks on the other, Capitol included a number of selections from Ken Thorne’s orchestral score, performed by the George Martin Orchestra.

This version – which also includes the ‘James Bond’ introduction to the title track, was reissued on the Capitol Albums Vol. 2 and The US Albums box sets.

Last updated: 30 June 2022
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