Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "Beatles for Sale” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 48% off the $18.98 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Beatles for Sale Enhanced, Original recording remastered
|New from||Used from|
Audio CD, Enhanced, Original recording remastered, September 8, 2009
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Within each CD's new packaging, booklets include detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. The newly produced mini-documentaries on the making of each album, directed by Bob Smeaton, are included as QuickTime files on each album. The documentaries contain archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.
Top Customer Reviews
However, songs like "I'm A Loser," "Baby's In Black," and "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" reflect a kind of weariness creeping in that later evolved into the introspective Rubber Soul. I mean, check out the sombre mugs on the album cover!
There aren't that many cover songs here than there were on their first two albums, but the ones they cover are beauts. The best of these is Chuck Berry's "Rock And Roll Music" with that immortal chorus, "give me that rock and roll music/if you wanna dance with me."
That being said, the Beatles have expressed that melancholy in upbeat songs such as "No Reply." That is about a girl who dates someone else and has her family covering for her. The poignancy expressed with the "I nearly died" refrain. And "I'm A Loser," in the same uppity vein, has lyrics such as "Beneath this mask I am wearing a frown." is it for her or for myself that I cry?"
The mid-paced "Baby's In Black" has shades of Dylan, hard to tell since all four of them are singing in contrast to Dylan's stark solo vocal. Love that lyric: "Baby's in black and I'm feeling blue."
Paul sings a nice slow ditty "I'll Follow The Sun", which happened to be one of his earliest compositions dating back to the late 1950's. In contrast, he wildly covers the engaging Little Richard medley, "Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey." Wonder how it sounds compared to the original.Read more ›
There is more seperation between the voices so you can tell who is singing which part. It is not all muddled together, each individual instrument stands out on its own. Anybody who expects a modern digital recording from a 1964 analog source is just being unrreasonable. Remember, these were recorded on two- and four-track recorders, so with any bounce down to add instruments, you will have some loss of sonic ability, in spite of all they can do. It's just the limit of the 1964 analog source tape. For what it's worth, in my mind, it's a welcome addition - a veritable breath of fresh air. I highly recommend this album.
The original songs include three songs that were considered for UK singles release but weren't. Eight days a week was released as a single in America, where it went to number one. The other two, No reply and I'm a loser, were not released as singles anywhere as far as I know. I don't want to spoil the party is (by Beatles standards) generally overlooked, but Rosanne Cash covered it and took it to the top of the country charts in the eighties. It was the first cover of a Beatles song to top the country charts and may still be the only one. I'll follow the sun and Baby's in black are other brilliant originals.
This album was the last of its kind. Subsequent album took the Beatles away from their roots as they experimented with different sounds and styles. To some people, that's when the Beatles became interesting, but I enjoy all their music. If you enjoy their early music, you'll love this album.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I never understood why people don't care for Beatles for Sale that much. I really don't understand. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Tuvshin_9595
Honey Don't, Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby, Mr. Moonlight, I'm A Loser, No Reply, Baby's In Black....and on and on. Is THIS the best Beatles album?!!Published 28 days ago by Blake Zimmerman
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|Banged Up In A Hurray???||
It has never sounded like a rushed album, not in my opinion, anyway. As a kid I heard the Capitaol versions of this album and I loved all the songs - still do. I don't really blame Douglas Wolk for the confusion as this album has shades of Rubber Soul. I had often confused this with "With... Read More
Jan 3, 2010 by Brendan Chenowith | See all 2 posts
|Any interest out there for a CD collection of EVERYTHING Motown ever...||Be the first to reply|