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Where's the love for "Help!"?
21 March 2018
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Hi @TheWalrusWasBrian,how are you? Haven't seen you on here for a whilepaul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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21 March 2018
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TheWalrusWasBrian said
I love Dizzy Miss Lizzy , it's so energetic!

Woo-Hoo! I thought I was the only one who liked it. I gets little love in these pages.

Overall, a great album. I've said before that if I were to introduce The Beatles to someone who had never heard their music, Id start with this album or possibly AHDN .

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Although I only own the US release, which is kind of just a half a Beatles album, looking at the UK list of songs, it's another upward bit of progress.  "Hide Your Love Away", "Help " & "Ticket To Ride " definitely showed new maturity.  
"Dizzy Miss Lizzy " is about as badass as JL had got to that point.  Clapton's guitar improves it on the Live Peace in Tortonto version, but this Lennon vocal is one of his greatest, within the "rough" category.

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Hello, there Father McKenzie! I'm doing okie, thanks for asking, chorus has been taking most of free time since I got into all-city and the festival (where we got a superior rating, by the waya-hard-days-night-john-1) I'll try to post more and stuff, I missed you guys!heart

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Anyroad, stay-on-topic, back on topic, I agree with Zig on it being a good introductory album, as that's how I introduced my friends to it. (Edit: It being The Beatles, I guess they're inanimate objects now paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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23 March 2018
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@TheWalrusWasBrian: We missed you too paul-mccartney-thumb_gif.  Glad that everything is going well for you. Congrats! apple01

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It is the worst album they did between 1965-1967  

What?!  How can any album with Help !, Yesterday , and Ticket To Ride be the worst?  I'd say it's my fourth or fifth favorite Beatles album.  The others being Rubber Soul , Revolver , Please Please Me , and Let It Be ...Naked.  (But, not in that order.)

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If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one album with me, it would be Revolver. 

I just hope that I would have some means of playing it.  Ha ha!

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I think Help is a rung under Rubber Soul , Revolver , etc. But I think that’s a good thing, because the guys were evolving and moving towards that standard.

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«Help !» is really a great album. I prefer the UK version. Perhaps this album has been underrated in the same way as their previous album, Beatles For Sale . The songs were written and recorded in between tours, live performances and the filming of their second movie Help . The Beatles showed that they were able to make two really great albums and several smash hit singles every year during 1963-65. In the same period they were on tours in many countries around the World. In the same period they also made 2 movies. The pressure on the Beatles and the people who worked with them was extreme. 

Some people have Help as their favourite Beatles album. Some people really likes that album, but have another favourite Beatles album. Other people like the Help album a little bit, and some people don’t like it at all. Some people think Help is better than Rubber Soul , and other people think Rubber Soul is better than Help . That’s up to them. 

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Help was actually my favorite album for a Long, Long, Long time. It was only recently that I decided it's unfair to the other albums to give it that title, and now I have four favorite: Help , Rubber Soul , AHDN , and Revolver , not in any particular order. Not to say the other albums aren't fantastic, because they are. But Help is seriously special. It's got Yesterday . It's got Ticket To Ride . It's got You're Gonna Lose That Girl. It's got The Night Before and Help and I've Just Seen A Face and I Need You and You've Got To Hide Your Love Away and Another Girl and It's Only Love and Dizzy Miss Lizzy and Tell Me What You See and You Like Me Too Much and Act Naturally and yes I do realize I just listed every song on the album. Because it is an amazing and fantastic album and I love it and it's underrated and this is a very grammatically incorrect sentence but I don't care I love Help .

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Help ! is a great album!  How can any album that contains the title song, Ticket To Ride , Yesterday , You've Got To Hide Your Love Away , and I've Just Seen A Face not be a great album?  To me, there are only two bad songs: Tell Me What You See and You Like Me Too Much .  So, 12 out of 14 is a pretty good result.  Plus, the movie songs take me back to what I thought was a very happy, cool movie.  And, I love that it ends with Dizzy Miss Lizzy !

Final word is...Help ! is great!  It's in my top 6 for the Beatles, for sure.

If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one album with me, it would be Revolver. 

I just hope that I would have some means of playing it.  Ha ha!

6 November 2019
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Help ! would probably be around 7-9th in my favourite Beatles albums

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no bad songs on help

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50yearslate said
no bad songs on help

  

Except Yesterday  

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The Hole Got Fixed said

50yearslate said

no bad songs on help

  

Except Yesterday  

  

I believe you are mistaken, sir

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9 November 2019
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The string arrangement in Yesterday is very beautiful. I don't care too much about the rest of the song. I used to like it when i was a kid and discovering their music, though.

Dizzy Miss Lizzy sounds kinda boring to me and the guitar lick is quite repetitive and i think the song lacks the energy that other rock and rollers like bad boy , Long Tall Sally , Twist And Shout had.

I love Help ! I enjoyed it a lot when i got it. They were still having fun being the beatles and it shows. The music is very pleasant and upbeat.

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11 November 2019
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Zig said
Overall, a great album. I've said before that if I were to introduce The Beatles to someone who had never heard their music, Id start with this album or possibly AHDN .  

2 great albums, but I'd introduce the 1973 Red 1962-1966 album to a nubby.  Many great songs from your 2 picks and more.....

 

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I've never been its biggest fan, but I recently met someone whose favourite Beatles album is this one. He reckons it's the perfect encapsulation of the band before they started really branching out, which is a good point. 

Personally, I find there is a big gap in quality between the amazing tracks (Yesterday , Help !, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away , It's Only Love , I've Just Seen A Face ) and the others, particularly The Night Before , Another Girl , Tell Me What You See and Dizzy Miss Lizzy . The latter is the only track I'd say it outright bad, though, I just find the others mildly uninteresting. 

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I absolutely adore Help ! It's my 6th favorite album and I love every single song on it. (I personally place it before HDN in rankings)

I see Help ! as the transition phase from early Beatles to experimental Beatles, and I kind of group it together with Rubber Soul and Revolver in it's own little era of Beatles evolution (a 'middle-phase' before Sgt Pepper 's). It's no Rubber Soul , but when I listen to it I definitely hear some of those elements start to peak through ("I've Just Seen A Face " and "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away " especially). 

Also, I don't think Dizzy Miss Lizzy is a bad track. To me, the energy of it is really contagious (however I do think it's weird that it closes the album, though I think that's because John wanted the last word.) 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I'd never thought of closing with Dizzy Miss Lizzy as a John thing in particular, I'd always assumed it was because they usually closed up with a rock n roll cover back then (Twist And Shout , Money, Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

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Help ! is just a simple rock album.  No frills, no extra meanings, just rock.  That's what makes it a nice listen.  People expect too much of it and then get let down.

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