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USA vinyl album The Beatles’ Second Album

‘The Beatles’ Second Album’ USA album – front cover
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‘The Beatles’ Second Album’ USA album – back cover
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‘The Beatles’ Second Album’ USA album – Capitol record label
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  • Label: Capitol T 2080 MONO / ST 2080 STEREO
  • Released: 10th April 1964
  • Sales figures: over 2 million; Certified Gold – 13th April 1964; Certified Platinum – 10th January 1997
  • Peak position:
    Billboard – #1;
    Cashbox – #1;
    Record World – #1
  • Weeks at No.1: 5 – from 2nd May 1964
  • Weeks in chart: 55 – from 16th April 1964

Side A: Roll Over Beethoven / Thank You Girl / You Really Got A Hold On Me / Devil In Her Heart / Money (That’s What I Want) / You Can’t Do That
Side B: Long Tall Sally / I Call Your Name / Please Mister Postman / I’ll Get You / She Loves You

Produced by George Martin

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (1) Berry, (3) Robinson, (4) Drapkin, (5) Bradford/Gordy, (7) Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell and (9) Holland/Bateman/Gorman

Total running time: 26.12

This became Capitol’s fastest-selling LP, shifting well over 250,000 copies in twenty-four hours. It quickly overtook Vee-Jay’s ‘Introducing The Beatles’ and The Beatles’ real second album, ‘Meet The Beatles!’, and sat on top of the tree for five weeks.

Capitol decided to shave the song-set down to eleven this time around, to save themselves $20,000 on royalty rates, which played merry havoc with the running order. In fact, it doesn’t really bear relation to any of the British LPs at all.

It includes both sides of their number one hit ‘She Loves You’, and all five of the cover versions dumped from ‘Meet The Beatles!’. It also includes a couple of numbers that ended up on the ‘Long Tall Sally’ EP – ‘Long Tall Sally’ and ‘I Call Your Name’. These two songs therefore …

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USA remastered CD album (Re-release) The Beatles’ Second Album

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‘The Beatles’ Second Album’ USA album – Apple CD label
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  • Label: Apple/EMI/Capitol
  • Released: 16th November 2004

CD: Roll Over Beethoven / Thank You Girl / You Really Got A Hold On Me / Devil In Her Heart / Money (That’s What I Want) / You Can’t Do That / Long Tall Sally / I Call Your Name / Please Mister Postman / I’ll Get You / She Loves You / Roll Over Beethoven / Thank You Girl / You Really Got A Hold On Me / Devil In Her Heart / Money (That’s What I Want) / You Can’t Do That / Long Tall Sally / I Call Your Name / Please Mister Postman / I’ll Get You / She Loves You

Produced by George Martin. Remastered by Ted Jensen

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (1,12) Berry, (3,14) Robinson, (4,15) Drapkin, (5,16) Bradford/Gordy, (7,18) Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell and (9,20) Holland/Bateman/Gorman

Total running time: 55.06

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) The Beatles’ Second Album

‘The Beatles’ Second Album’ USA album – CD front cover
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‘The Beatles’ Second Album’ USA album – back cover
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  • Released: 21st January 2014

CD: Roll Over Beethoven / Thank You Girl / You Really Got A Hold On Me / Devil In Her Heart / Money (That’s What I Want) / You Can’t Do That / Long Tall Sally / I Call Your Name / Please Mister Postman / I’ll Get You / She Loves You / Roll Over Beethoven / Thank You Girl / You Really Got A Hold On Me / Devil In Her Heart / Money (That’s What I Want) / You Can’t Do That / Long Tall Sally / I Call Your Name / Please Mister Postman / I’ll Get You / She Loves You

Produced by George Martin. Remastered by Ted Jensen

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (1,12) Berry, (3,14) Robinson, (4,15) Drapkin, (5,16) Bradford/Gordy, (7,18) Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell and (9,20) Holland/Bateman/Gorman

Total running time: 55.06

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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