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The Beatles Studio Albums in chronological order.

Years Active: 19601970

Origin: Liverpool, England
Genres: Rock, pop
Members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Studio albums: 13
Compilation albums: 17
Extended plays: 13
Singles: 25
Labels: EMI, Parlophone, Capitol, Odeon, Apple, Vee-Jay, Polydor, Swan, Tollie,
United Artists Records

1. Please Please Me - The Beatles

Released 22 March 1963

Their first-ever album, raw and rough and still very rock & roll. Lennon and
McCartney begin to flex their writing muscles and had already scored two UK hits
when this appeared, but they still relied heavily on the cover material to see them
through. Their insecurity about their own abilities seems curious in hindsight since
they'd pulled the title song and "I Saw Her Standing There" (with thanks to Little
Richard) out of their hats. But they were an unknown quantity, still to launch a
million bands and take pop music to places it had never dreamed off. A small step for
four men, a giant leap for music.

2. With the Beatles - The Beatles

Released 22 November 1963
Description: With The Beatles is the second studio album by the English rock group
The Beatles. It was released in November 1963 on Parlophone, and was recorded
four months after the band's debut Please Please Me. The album features eight
original compositions (seven by Lennon/McCartney, as well as George Harrison's first
composition) and six covers (mostly of Motown and R&B hits). Most of the songs
from the album were released in the United States as Meet The Beatles! on 20
January 1964, and the remaining that were not, featured on their next US album,
The Beatles' Second Album.
The album was also released in November 1963 by Capitol Records in Canada, with a
slight change to the title Beatlemania! With The Beatles. This release has the
distinction of being the first Beatles LP released in North America, pre-dating the
Capitol US Meet The Beatles! and the Vee Jay Records Introducing... The Beatles LPs
by 2 months.

3. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

Released 10 July 1964 as a soundtrack to the film of the same name.
Description: A Hard Day's Night is the third studio album by The Beatles, released
on 10 July 1964 as the soundtrack to their film A Hard Day's Night. The American
version of the album was released on 26 June 1964 by United Artists Records with a
different track listing. It was eventually replaced by the original United Kingdom
version with its first release on CD and LP re-release, 26 February 1987.
While showcasing the development of the band's songwriting talents, the album
sticks to the basic rock and roll instrumentation and song format. The album contains
some of their most famous songs, including the title track and its distinct, instantly
recognisable opening chord;and "Can't Buy Me Love", both were transatlantic
number one singles for the band. The album and film are said to portray the classic
image of the Beatles, as it was released at the height of Beatlemania.
The title of the album was the accidental creation of drummer Ringo Starr.According
to Lennon in a 1980 interview with Playboy magazine: "I was going home in the car
and Dick Lester [director of the movie] suggested the title, 'Hard Day's Night' from
something Ringo had said. I had used it in 'In His Own Write', but it was an off-thecuff remark by Ringo. You know, one of those malapropisms. A Ringo-ism, where he
said it not to be funny...

4. Beatles for Sale - The Beatles

Released 4 December 1964
Banged out in a hurry for the 1964 Christmas market, Beatles for Salesometimes
sounds it, loaded with ill-conceived covers and some of John Lennon's most selfloathing lyrics. On the other hand, the people doing the banging-out were the
Beatles, whose instincts for what worked musically were so strong that they could
basically do no wrong--any record that has "Baby's in Black," "I Don't Want to Spoil
the Party" and the delectable "Eight Days a Week" on it is only "minor" in the most
relative sense. And, though their voices had been frazzled a bit by constant touring,
they revved them up for some joyous shouting, and indulged their fondness for
American country in subtle, playful ways. --Douglas Wolk

5. Help! - The Beatles

Released 6 August 1965
Description: Track listing:
1. Help!, 2. The Night Before, 3. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, 4. I Need You,
5. Another Girl, 6. You're Going to Lose That Girl, 7. Ticket to Ride, 8. Act Naturally,
9. It's Only Love, 10. You Like Me Too Much, 11. Tell Me What You See, 12. I've Just
Seen a Face, 13. Yesterday, 14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy.

6. Rubber Soul - The Beatles

Description: Rubber Soul is the sixth studio album by the English rock group The
Beatles, released in December 1965. Produced by George Martin, Rubber Soul had
been recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market. Unlike the five
albums that preceded it, Rubber Soul was the first Beatles album recorded during a
specific period, the sessions not dashed off in between either tour dates or during
filming projects.After this, every Beatles album would be made without the need to
pay attention to other commitments, except for the production of short promotional
films or principal photography and editing to Magical Mystery Tour. The album was
described as a major artistic achievement, attaining widespread critical and
commercial success, with reviewers taking note of the Beatles' developing musical
The original United Kingdom release shows the "soul" influence of the album's title.
Track list changes to the United States release, including two acoustic songs held
over from the previous UK album, Help!, gave the US version a folk rock feel that
critics attributed to The Byrds and Bob Dylan.
Rubber Soul is often cited as one of the greatest albums in pop music history. In
1998, Q magazine readers voted it the 40th greatest album of all time, while in 2000
the same publication placed it at number 21 in its list of the 100 Greatest British
Albums Ever.

7. Revolver - The Beatles

Description: Revolver is the seventh album by English rock group The Beatles,
released on 5 August 1966. Many of the tracks on Revolver are marked by an electric
guitar-rock sound, in contrast with their previous, folk rock inspired Rubber Soul. It
reached number one on both the British chart and American chart and stayed at the
top spot for seven weeks and six weeks, respectively.
The album was released before their last tour in August 1966, but they did not
perform songs from the album live. Their reasoning for this was that many of the
tracks on the album, such as "Tomorrow Never Knows", were too complex to perform
with live instruments.

8. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

Description: Track listing:
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 2. With a Little Help from My Friends, 3.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, 4. Getting Better, 5. Fixing a Hole, 6. She's Leaving
Home, 7. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, 8. Within You Without You, 9. When I'm
Sixty-Four, 10. Lovely Rita, 11. Good Morning Good Morning, 12. Sgt. Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise), 13. A Day in the Life.
Manufacturer: Parlophone
Release date: 1 June 1967

9. Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles

Description: Track listing:
1. Magical Mystery Tour, 2. The Fool on the Hill, 3. Flying, 4. Blue Jay Way, 5. Your
Mother Should Know, 6. I Am the Walrus, 7. Hello, Goodbye, 8. Strawberry Fields
Forever, 9. Penny Lane, 10. Baby, You're a Rich Man, 11. All You Need Is Love.
Manufacturer: Capitol
Release date: 25 October 1967

10. The Beatles (The White Album) - The Beatles

Description: The Beatles is the ninth official album by the English rock group The
Beatles, a double album released in 1968. It is commonly known as The White Album
as it has no graphics or text other than the band's name (and, on the early LP and
CD releases, a serial number) on its plain white sleeve. The album was the first the
Beatles undertook following the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, and the first
released by their own record label, Apple. Originally titled A Doll's House, the title
was changed when the British progressive rock band Family released the similarly
titled Music in a Doll's House earlier that year.
The Beatles was written and recorded during a period of turmoil for the group. After
visiting the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India and having a particularly productive
songwriting session in early 1968, the group returned to the studio for recording
from May to October 1968, only to have conflict and dissent drive the group
members apart. Drummer Ringo Starr quit the band for a brief time, leaving Paul
McCartney to perform drums on some of the album's songs.
Upon release in November 1968, the album received mixed to positive reviews and
reached the number one spot on the charts in the United Kingdom and United
States. The album is notable for the eclectic nature of its songs, which has divided
critics in evaluating the album's legacy. In 2003, the album was ranked number 10
on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
Manufacturer: Apple
Release date: 22 November 1968

11. Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

Description: The most dashed-off of the Beatles' records, Yellow Submarinedoesn't
have much to it: the goofy title track and "All You Need Is Love" are reprised from
earlier discs, George Martin's trifle of a score to the animatedSubmarine feature
takes up the second half, and that leaves just four relatively insubstantial new tracks.
The Beatles' throwaways are anyone else's classics, though: "Hey Bulldog," the last
song Lennon and McCartney wrote in full collaboration, has the instinctive urgency of
their best work, Paul's singalong "All Together Now" is awfully cute, and more than
one band has dedicated its career to trying to replicate what George's guitars are
doing on his dazed, pulsing "It's All Too Much
Manufacturer: Capitol
Release date: 13 January 1969

12. Abbey Road - The Beatles

Description: Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band The
Beatles. Though Let It Be was the last album released before The Beatles' dissolution
in 1970, work on Abbey Road began in April 1969, making it the final album recorded
by the band. Abbey Road was released on 26 September 1969 in the United
Kingdom, and 1 October 1969 in the United States. It was produced and
orchestrated by George Martin for Apple Records. Geoff Emerick was engineer, Alan
Parsons was assistant engineer, and Tony Banks was tape operator.
Abbey Road is regarded as one of The Beatles' most tightly constructed albums,
although the band was barely operating as a functioning unit at the time.
Manufacturer: Apple
Release date: 26 September 1969

13. Let It Be - The Beatles

Description: Sloppy in conception, and even sometimes in the playing, Let It
Be often gets a bad rap. Unfairly, as it's often as charming, well written, and (oh
yeah) rocking as the Beatles' "better" albums; it's also more outright fun than Abbey
Road, the masterpiece it followed into the stores. With Lennon and McCartney
working together on the perfect "I've Got a Feeling," "Two of Us," and "Dig a Pony,"
it's hard to believe these guys were about to implode.
Manufacturer: Capitol
Release date: 8 May 1970

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