Help Enhanced, Soundtrack
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180 Gram Single Jacket Remastered LP
How John Lennon's confessional song became the title for a silly James Bond spoof is still inexplicable. The funny thing is, it works both ways--as a young man's personal statement about learning to open up to others, and as the frantic theme for an exotic espionage chase comedy starring those loveable mop-tops (this time in COLOUR). Like A Hard Day's Night, only the first "side" of this album actually contains songs from the movie--the biggest hits being the eponymous cry for assistance and "Ticket to Ride". But part two has a few nice tunes as well, like "It's Only Love", "I've Just Seen a Face" and a little ditty called "Yesterday". And it's always fun when they do an all-out screamer like "Dizzy Miss Lizzy", which sounds like John's raucous answer to Paul's "Kansas City / Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey" vocal on Beatles for Sale. --Jim Emerson
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Other reviewers have criticized the inclusion of George's "I Need You" and "You Like Me Too Much." My sentiments run counter to those expressed; I actually LIKE these pieces and feel they are vital contributions to this collection. George is being moved to the foreground more by 1965 and this collection shows it. It is a treat to hear and distinguish each voice singly and in unison. This collection has something for everyone.
The McCartney classics, "Yesterday" and "I've Just Seen a Face" show a daring on his part. These songs show a freer, more expressive style in lyrics and in sound. The songs are vibrant and radiate fresh originality.
Who couldn't love "Ticket to Ride" and "The Night Before?" Rousing and upbeat, these songs are calculated to delight all who listen.
In later years, John called 1965 his "fat Elvis" period. Depressed, by then experimenting with drugs and grappling with weight related issues, John admitted that the title song was a very telling statement.
It is hard for this reviewer to liken Elvis with John Lennon. John Lennon was much more talented and worlds better than Elvis ever was.Read more ›
The first half of the album (side 1) features the film's songs. On the whole they are good, catchy tunes, in particular the driving You're Gonna Lose That Girl and Another Girl. Another stand-out is You've Got To Hide Your Love Away which was obviously inspired by Mr. Zimmerman, featuring Lennon's Dylanesque nasal vocal and introspective lyrics. The title song is Lennon's most revealing songwriting to date, but in 1965 was considered just another fast rock and roll song. (Tina Turner's slow, anguished cover versions years later was probably how Lennon would've re-recorded it.)
Ticket To Ride is a tour-de-force of jangling guitars and commanding drums (arranged by Paul), but the stereo mix on the CD falls flat with the percussion segregated to one channel. I'd rather blast the original mono found on my vinyl "1962-66" compilation or the original Capitol 45 - that mix leaps out of the speakers like a lion.
Unfortunately, side 2 is a hodge-podge of second-rate compositions and cover versions. It's Only Love and I've Just Seen A Face have fine melodies, but little else. Tell Me What You See and You Like Me Too Much sound like B-sides that strayed onto a long-player (the flipside to Ticket To Ride, Yes It Is, is superior). However, Act Naturally is charming under Ringo's delivery and Dizzy Miss Lizzie rocks.
The spotlight, of course, shines on Yesterday, Paul's first major song. Until this point John dominated the Beatles' songwriting. He composed and sang the majority of the original songs on With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night and Beatles For Sale, plus many singles.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Amazon was perfect in the ordering process and delivery. The album is a solid recording particularly when you consider the age and technology of the original.Published 3 months ago by James Wilson
Awesome album we allready know about, but this remastering series really squeezes the most out of the masters. Highly recommended for those with audiophile systems.Published 7 months ago by Alpina Roadster-S
My fav Beatles movie soundtrack other than Magical Mystery Tour- superb clean mono masters- again, all analogue.Published 17 months ago by Mr.Vinyl
This is not the soundtrack to the film but fun nonetheless. Amazing remaster though, a must have in a CD in any CD collection. Great fun, awesome tunes for the whole family!Published on May 22 2014 by ruggiero campopiano
"Help!" was John Lennon's cry about how much attention he was getting at this point in his career and the song and everything else he wrote on this wonderful album is... Read morePublished on July 15 2013 by Mark Andrew Brown
My favourite Beatles album. Nice heavy vinyl record, sounds great and the sound really pops. Can't wait tompick up a few more LPs like this.Published on May 23 2013 by Allan R
The album sounds amazing with the remastered audio. Finally, the music is being played on what it was designed to be on!Published on May 16 2013 by Riley