The Beatles - Beatles For Sale

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More by John Lennon, The Beatles

Label Parlophone

Genre New Releases, Pre-Loved

Beatles for Sale is the fourth studio LP by The Beatles, released on 4 December 1964 in the United Kingdom and produced by George Martin for Parlophone. The album marked a minor turning point in the evolution of the Lennon–McCartney partnership, John Lennon particularly now showing interest in composing songs of a more autobiographical nature. "I'm a Loser" shows Lennon for the first time coming under the influence of Bob Dylan, whom he met in New York while on tour, on 28 August 1964.

Beatles for Sale did not produce a single for the UK – the non-album tracks "I Feel Fine" and "She's a Woman" performed that role. Nevertheless, that coupling was followed up in the United States by "Eight Days a Week", which became their seventh number one in March 1965. In Australia, the only-ever non-original Beatles single (either side) went to Number One: Chuck Berry's "Rock and Roll Music" backed with Carl Perkins' "Honey, Don't", which held the summit for four weeks.

The LP hit the UK number one spot and retained that position for 11 of the 46 weeks that it spent in the Top 20. Beatles for Sale did not surface as a regular album in the US until 1987. In its place was Beatles '65 which featured eight songs from Beatles for Sale, plus the A and B-side of "I Feel Fine" and "I'll Be Back" from the UK's A Hard Day's Night LP. Beatles '65 enjoyed a nine-week run at the top of the US charts from January 1965.


Format: 12" Vinyl LP, Gatefold Sleeve

Condition: Very Good Plus Vinyl, Good Sleeve (Spine has worn away, but still holds together very well)


3 C 062 04200

  1. No Reply
  2. I'm A Loser
  3. Baby's In Black
  4. Rock And Roll Music
  5. I'll Follow The Sun
  6. Moonlight
  7. Kansas City
  8. Eight Days A Week
  9. Words Of Love
  10. Honey Don't
  11. Every Little Thing
  12. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
  13. What You're Doing
  14. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby