Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Beatles: DOTM Part 1 (UK Releases)

I realized last night after posting my Picking the Favorite of the Beatles post that I have never done a discography of the moment for this band.

Initially I found that quite strange but then I remember that at one point I had attempted to do it but realized what a big undertaking it really was and decided against it mid-stream.

So I decided to give it another go. I will be splitting this one up into 2 separate posts. Part 1 will be what is considered "canon" releases which are basically all of the U.K. released. Part 2 of course will be all of the U.S. releases.

Also I will only be listing studio albums. I am not going to get into the myriad of compilation albums that have been released from this band. There are way too many to get into and I doubt I could really find an exhaustive list of them anywhere.

So without further adieu, it begins:

Please Please Me
Released in March 1963 by Parlophone.
Produced by George Martin.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London.
Band lineup:
John Lennon - vocals, guitar; Paul McCartney - vocals, bass; George Harrison - vocals, lead guitar; Ringo Starr - drums, vocals (this line will remain the same for all releases)
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"Love Me Do/PS I Love You" "Please Please Me/Ask Me Why" "Twist and Shout" and "Do You Want to Know a Secret"

With the Beatles
Released in November 1963 by Parlophone.
Produced by George Martin.
Recorded at Abbey Road.
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"All My Loving" and "Roll Over Beethoven"

Hard Days Night
Released in July 1964 by Parlophone.
Produced by George Martin.
Recorded at Abbey Road and Pathe Marconi Studio.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
"Cant Buy Me Love/You Can't Do That" "A Hard Days Night/Things We Said Today" "And I Love Her" and "I'll Cry Instead"

Beatles For Sale
Released in December 1964 by Parlophone.
Produced by George Martin.
Recorded at Abbey Road.
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"Eight Days a Week"

Help!
Released in August 1965 by Parlophone/Capitol/EMI.
Produced by George Martin.
Recorded at Abbey Raod.
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"Ticket to Ride" "Help!" and "Yesterday"

Rubber Soul
Released in December 1965 by Parlophone/Capitol/EMI
Produced by George Martin
Recorded at Abbey Road
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"Nowhere Man"

Revolver
Released in August 1966 by Parlophone/Capitol/EMI
Produced by George Martin
Recorded at Abbey Road
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby"

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Released in June 1967 by Parlophone/Capitol.
Produced by George Martin
Recorded at Abbey Road
Tracks: 13

Magical Mystery Tour
Released in November 1967 by Parlophone/Capitol.
Produced by George Martin
Recorded at Abbey Road and Olympic Sound Studio, London
Tracks: 22
Singles:
"Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever" "All You Need Is Love/Baby You're a Rich Man" and "Hello Goodbye/I Am the Walrus"

The Beatles (White Album)
Released in November 1968 by Apple/Parlophone/EMI
Produced by George Martin
Recorded at Abbey Road and Trident Studios in London
Tracks: 30
Singles:
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da/Julia"

Yellow Submarine
Released in January 1969 by Apple
Produced by George Martin
Recorded at Abbey Road
Tracks: 13

Abbey Road
Released in September 1969 by Apple/Parlophone
Produced by George Martin
Recorded at Abbey Road, Olympic Studio and Trident Studio
Tracks: 17
Singles:
"Something/Come Together"

Let It Be
Released in May 1970 by Apple.
Produced by Phil Spector
Recorded at Abbey Road and Apple Studios
Tracks: 12
Singles:
"Get Back" "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road"

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