The Beatles' Second Album
Capitol Records continued to play catch up with the wave of popularity the Beatles had created in the UK and then in the US. Three months after the first Capitol release in the US, The Beatles' Second Album was placed in distribution. This was on April 10, 1964. The record went 2x platinum in the US and platinum in Canada. For the first time in the history of the album charts, a number one album was displaced by another by the same artist.
Capitol apparently felt that "Beatlemania" required a strict diet of fast, rock and roll songs, as The Beatles Second Album does not contain slow numbers. The track listing included the five songs from the group's second UK album that had been left off Capitol's second Beatles album for the US. Other additions were: Thank You Girl (the b-side to From Me to You in the UK), She Loves You and I'll Get You, You Can't Do That (from the UK version of the sound track of A Hard Day's Night, and two previously unreleased songs, Long Tall Sally and I Call Your Name. These two songs were issued in the UK the following month as an EP. The Capitol versions of these songs contain more reverb than the mixes released in the UK. This was apparently to create more of a sense of a live concert for the fans.
|Side A||Lead Vocals||Written by||Length|
|Roll Over Beethoven||Harrison||Chuck Berry||2:47|
|Thank You Girl||Lennon||Lennon/McCartney||2:01|
|You Really Got a Hold on Me||Lennon with Harrison||Smokey Robinson||3:02|
|Devil in Her Heart||Harrison||Richard Drapkin||2:27|
|Money||Lennon||Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy||2:47|
|You Can't Do That||Lennon||Lennon/McCartney||2:37|
|Long Tall Sally||McCartney||Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Little Richard||2:03|
|I Call Your Name||Lennon||Lennon/McCartney||2:03|
|Please Mister Postman||Lennon||Dobbins, Garrett, Gorman, Holland, Bateman||2:36|
|I'll Get You||Lennon||Lennon/McCartney||2:05|
|She Loves You||Lennon and McCartney||Lennon/McCartney||2:17|