BEATLES ALBUM INFORMATION & BRIEF DESCRIPTION
| Date LP Released:
|| July 20, 1964 |
| Dates LP Recorded:
|| Jan. 29, Feb. 25-27, 1964 |
Mar. 1 & June 1-4, 1964
| Studio Recorded:
|| EMI Studios, London UK |
| Record Label:
|| Capitol Records |
| Album Producer(s):
|| George Martin |
| Album Total Length:
|| 24:47 (mono); 24:27 (stereo) |
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Brief Album Description:
Something New, issued 20 July, 1964, is The Beatles third Capitol LP release and fifth American album overall, following the
United Artists release of A Hard Day's Night. The album includes eight songs from the original British release of A Hard Day's
Night, as well as the tracks "Slow Down" and "Matchbox" from the Long Tall Sally EP and the German-language version of
"I Want to Hold Your Hand". The album was released in both mono and stereo versions. All mono mixes of the five songs duplicated
from the United Artists soundtrack album are identical on both releases. Something New was the only early Capitol Beatles album
to contain all tracks in true stereo. The mono release contains alternative versions of "Any Time At All", "I'll Cry Instead",
"When I Get Home", "If I Fell", and "And I Love Her". The album spent nine weeks at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, behind
the United Artists A Hard Day's Night album. This album was also released on the Parlophone label for sale only on American
Armed Forces bases in Europe. These copies have great collector value. The album was also issued in Germany on the Odeon label.
The German stereo version contains a reprocessed stereo version of "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" and an extended version of
"And I Love Her", repeating the closing riff six times instead of four. This mix was later released on the US version of Rarities.
In 2004, Something New was released for the first time on CD as part of The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 box set. In 2014, the album
was released on CD again, both individually, and included in the boxed set The US Albums.