Capitol released Beatles '65 in the US on December 15, 1964, rushing it to market for the Christmas holidays. It quickly charted at number 1 in the US, and eventually sold platinum in the US (3x) and Canada. In fact, it moved to number 1 more quickly than any album before it. Beatles '65 was Capitol's fifth album featuring the group, the seventh to be marketed in the US. A version on EMI's Odeon label was marketed in Germany.
The easiest way to think of the track listing for this album is to start with the UK release of Beatles for Sale. Then cross out six songs, which would appear later in Capitol's sixth album, Beatles VI. They are Eight Days a Week, Words of Love, Every Little Thing, I Don't Want to Spoil the Party, What You're Doing, and Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey. Then add back in I'll Be Back from A Hard Day's Night and two singles from the 45 rpm release, I Feel Fine and She's a Woman.
By 1965 the monaural format for LP's was in decline, and stereo was quickly becoming the standard. As the mixes of the two single songs on Beatles '65 had arrived from England in mono, Capitol remixed them in "duophonic" sound (also called "fake stereo") and added heavy reverb to cover the deficiency.
|Side A||Lead Vocals||Written by||Length|
|I'm a Loser||Lennon||Lennon/McCartney||2:31|
|Baby's in Black||Lennon and McCartney||Lennon/McCartney||2:02|
|Rock and Roll Music||Lennon||Chuck Berry||2:32|
|I'll Follow the Sun||McCartney||Lennon/McCartney||1:46|
|Mr. Moonlight||Lennon||Roy Lee Johnson||2:33|
|Honey Don't||Starr||Carl Perkins||2:55|
|I'll Be Back||Lennon||Lennon/McCartney||2:22|
|She's a Woman||McCartney||Lennon/McCartney||2:57|
|I Feel Fine||Lennon||Lennon/McCartney||2:20|
|Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby||Harrison||Carl Perkins||2:24|