Anthology 1 album artworkWritten by: Isley-Isley-Isley
Recorded: 19 April 1964
Producer: Jack Good
Engineer: Terry Johnson

Released: 21 November 1995

John Lennon: vocals, rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney: vocals, bass
George Harrison: vocals, lead guitar
Ringo Starr: vocals, drums

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Anthology 1

Recorded for the British television special Around The Beatles, this version of the Isley Brothers' 1959 hit Shout was unusual for featuring lead vocals from all four members of The Beatles.

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The group pre-recorded seven songs for the show on 19 April 1964, at IBC Studios in London. The special was filmed on 28 April and first broadcast on 6 May, by which time the screams from the studio audience had been added to the group's performance.

The performance of Shout is among The Beatles' most dynamic. Although the group hadn't performed it live since signing to EMI, they assuredly romped through the song, allowing each Beatle to have a moment under the vocal spotlight.

For reasons unknown, the Anthology 1 version edited around 30 seconds from the recording. Since the Anthology version was mixed from the original three-track tapes, rather than the programme soundtrack, the audience's screams were also omitted. The full version can be heard on bootleg recordings, or seen on unofficial videos of the TV special.

Lyrics

You know you make me want to shout
Click my finger - shout!
Throw my hands back - shout!
Kick my heels up - shout!
Come on now - shout!
Take it easy - shout!
Take it easy - shout!
Take it easy - shout!
A little bit softer now - shout!
A little bit softer now - shout!
A little bit softer now - shout!
A little bit softer now - shout!
A little bit softer now - shout!
A little bit softer now - shout!
A little bit softer now - shout!
A little bit softer now - shout!
A little bit louder now - shout!
A little bit louder now - shout!
A little bit louder now - shout!
A little bit louder now - shout!
A little bit louder now - shout!
A little bit louder now - shout!
A little bit louder now - shout!
A little bit louder now - shout!
Hey hey hey hey! (Hey hey hey hey!)
Hey hey hey hey! (Hey hey hey hey!)
Hey hey hey hey! (Hey hey hey hey!)
Hey hey hey hey! (Hey hey hey hey!)
Shout!
Jump up and shout now - shout!
Jump up and shout now - shout!
Jump up and shout now - shout!
Somebody shout now - shout!
Somebody shout now - shout!
Shout! Shout! Shout! Shout! Shout! Shout! Shout! Shout!