Something New • Beatles US album

USA vinyl album Something New

‘Something New’ USA album – front cover
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‘Something New’ USA album – back cover
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‘Something New’ USA album – Capitol record label
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  • Label: Capitol T 2108 MONO / ST 2108 STEREO
  • Released: 20th July 1964
  • Sales figures: over 2 million; Certified Gold – 24th August 1964; Certified Platinum – 26th December 1991
  • Peak position:
    Billboard – #2;
    Cashbox – #2;
    Record World – #2
  • Weeks in chart: 41 – from 8th August 1964

Side A: I’ll Cry Instead / Things We Said Today / Any Time At All / When I Get Home / Slow Down / Matchbox
Side B: Tell Me Why / And I Love Her / I’m Happy Just To Dance With You / If I Fell / Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand

Produced by George Martin and Dave Dexter

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (5) Williams and (6) Perkins

Total running time: 49.54

Because Brian Epstein had signed the film soundtrack over to a different company, The Beatles’ previous LP ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ was a United Artists album. ‘Something New’ can best be described as Capitol’s version of that album.

When the movie came out in 1964 Capitol found themselves in a bit of an embarrassing situation. Because when the film was mooted in October ’63 they still weren’t interested in The Beatles’ product. Vee-Jay had recently seen their first two singles flop out of sight and the idea of wasting a load more American dollars on some lousy British band made the Capitol big-wigs laugh out loud. So Brian signed the rights over to the film’s distributors instead – United Artists. By the time the movie came out in ’64, however, the picture had changed …

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USA remastered CD album (Re-release) Something New

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‘Something New’ USA album – Apple CD label
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  • Label: Apple/EMI/Capitol
  • Released: 16th November 2004

This was released as part of ‘The Capitol Albums Volume 1’ box-set. The entire track-listing is repeated on the same CD twice – the first time in stereo, and the second time in the original mono.

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USA remastered CD album (Re-release) Something New

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  • Released: 21st January 2014

This was released as part of ‘The US Albums’ box-set. The entire track-listing is repeated on the same CD twice – the first time in stereo, and the second time in the original mono.

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